We return to the world of magic and politics, as Shame and Terric continue to figure out how to live in a world of stunted magic when they are embodiments of magic. As a fan of the full Allie Beckstrom nine-book series, it was great to finally get back into that world with some of my favorite side characters. (Stone is still my favorite side-character.)
Author: Devon Monk
Where to find him: Facebook/Twitter
Published: Hell Bent (2013); Stone Cold (2014)
Publisher: Roc Publishing
Where to purchase: Hell Bent: Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Book Depository/Powells/IndieBound | Stone Cold: Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Book Depository/Powells/IndieBound
Hell Bent: Instead of the deadly force it once was, magic is now a useless novelty. But not for Shame Flynn and Terric Conley, “breakers” who have the gift for reverting magic back to its full-throttle power. In the magic-dense city of Portland, Oregon, keeping a low profile means keeping their gifts quiet. After three years of dealing with disgruntled magic users, Shame and Terric have had enough of politics, petty magic, and, frankly, each other. It’s time to call it quits.
When the government discovers the breakers’ secret—and its potential as a weapon—Shame and Terric suddenly become wanted men, the only ones who can stop the deadly gift from landing in the wrong hands. If only a pair of those wrong hands didn’t belong to a drop-dead-gorgeous assassin Shame is falling for as if it were the end of the world. And if he gets too close to her, it very well could be….
Stone Cold: Marked by Life and Death magic, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley are “breakers”—those who can use magic to its full extent. Most of the time, they can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat a common enemy—rogue magic user Eli Collins.
Backed by the government, Eli is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them—because the price they must pay to wield Life and Death could change the very fate of the world…and magic itself.