St. Martin's, Sep 2007, $6.99
In San Francisco D'Anu witch Rhiannon Castle hides from her coven sisters that the Shadows dwell inside her. She believes these others enabled her to read the mind of the recently freed evil goddess Ceithlenn, who plots to liberate her mate, Balor. Together they plan to destroy the world; however for now Ceithlenn eats human souls to regain her power so that she can free Balor.
Tuatha D'Danann warrior Keir comes to San Francisco Otherworld where he meets Rhiannon and becomes a believer in love at first sight. He wants her and knows she is his soul mate. However, although the D’Anu witch reciprocates his desires, she knows the Shadows could kill him so she tries to keep him at arms’ length and hides what resides inside of her. As the war turns worse for the D’Anu witches and their Tuatha D’Danann warrior allies, Ceithlenn appears on the brink of succeeding in freeing Balor.
The latest Magic tale (see SEDUCED BY MAGIC and FORBIDDEN MAGIC) continues what is some of the best romantic fantasy on the market today. The story line is fast-paced and the lead couple is hot and heroic while the war looks increasingly helpless. Fantasy and romance readers will want to read the newest entry in the McCray mythos as this thriller is pure WICKED MAGIC.