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The Sweet Scent of Blood

Spellcrackers.com - Book 1

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'My name is Genny Taylor. I work for Spellcrackers.com. It’s a great job, pays the rent, lets me do the thing I’m good at – finding magic and cracking it – and the bonus is it’s run by witches, which stops the vamps from taking a bite out of me.

Not that vampires are the big bad any more, not since they launched a slick PR campaign – ­ oh, and they brought the goblins on board. Now the vamps are sought-after celebrities, and Getting Fanged and taking the Gift are the new height of all things cool.

But only if you’re human.

And I’m not.

I’m Sidhe fae.

And I know firsthand just how deadly a vampire can be.’

When Mr October, a sexy calendar pin-up vamp, is accused of murdering his girlfriend, an old debt is called in and Genny is forced to help prove his innocence, risking her job and the protection it offers – and threatening to expose her own dark secrets. Searching for the killer plunges Genny deep into the hidden heart of vampire society. It’s not long before she realises that she and Mr October are both unwitting pawns in a centuries-old power struggle between London’s non-human communities . .  . and it’s not just her own neck that’s at stake, but the lives of all London’s supernaturals.


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'The Sweet Scent of Blood is one of my favorite reads ... The fast pace of the plot and the fascinating cast of characters will give you a happy little vacation between two covers.’
CHARLAINE HARRIS, New York Times bestselling writer of the TRUE BLOOD series


'I really loved The Sweet Scent of Blood. The interactions among the magical cast are beautifully handled, and Genny's narrative voice is perfect. I appreciated the fact that the vampirism and the magic had a solid logic to it: everything made sense and fitted together and felt right. All in all, a great read, and a great world which I'm looking forward to revisiting.'
MIKE CAREY Author of the Felix Castor novels, and writer for Marvel and DC comics.


‘I loved it to pieces. I was particularly taken with the establishing chapter, where our heroine sets up her world just by chatting with a friend over coffee and the morning papers. But all in all, a splendid first novel, and a damned good read. Fast and furious, funny and fae, the first Spellcrackers book is a cracker of a read.’
SIMON GREEN, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Histories

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The Cold Kiss of Death

Spellcrackers.com - Book 2

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Genny Taylor works for Spellcrackers.com ±
Making Magic Safe. But her own life is anything but safe!


‘The ghost grasped her shift and ripped it open. The three interlacing crescents carved red-raw and bleeding into her thin chest didn’t look any better than the last dozen times I’d seen them. The wounds weren’t lethal – they weren’t even recent; she’d been dead for at least a hundred and fifty years – but my gut still twisted with anger that someone would do that to a child.’


Being haunted by a ghost is the least of Genny’s problems: she’s also trying to deal with the witch neighbour who wants her evicted. Finn, her sort-of-Ex – and now her new boss – can’t quite decide whether he wants their relationship to be business or pleasure. And then there’s the queue of vamps inviting her to paint the town red; how long before they stop taking no for an answer?

Just when it seems things can’t get any worse a human friend is murdered using sidhe magic. Determined to hunt down the killer and needing help, she turns to one of London’s most capricious wylde fae and the seductive vampire Malik al-Khan.

But all too soon she realises she doesn’t know who she can trust – and now Genny’s the one being hunted, not just by the police, but by some of London’s most powerful and dangerous supernaturals.


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‘I enjoyed [Sweet Scent] very much, and [I liked] Cold Kiss just as much, maybe more. [It] is a book with a lot of emotional depth, as Genny discovers a lot of truths about her life and the people around her. There’s treachery, body-switching, and life and death encounters in this action-packed novel. A story well-told’
CHARLAINE HARRIS, Internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, now filmed as TRUE BLOOD


'McLeod’s latest has a wonderful world set amongst everyday London that’s sure to come alive for readers.'
4 Stars — Romantic Times


'The Cold Kiss of Death [is] a fast, twisty-turny ride that will keep you glued to the pages to the very end.'
DEVON MONK, author of the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series


'Ms. McLeod outdoes herself, and takes her fictional world to new levels.  Fast-moving and brimming with action, this is a book that urban fantasy fans shouldn’t miss.'
Starred Review : Darque Reviews


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The Bitter Seed of Magic

Spellcrackers.com - book 3

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On the surface, Genny's life seems ripple-free right now. Finn, her sexy boss and -- well, Genny's not sure what else she wants him to be -- has stopped pushing for a decision on their relationship. The seductive vampire Malik al-Khan has vanished back into the shadows. And the witches have declared her no longer a threat. But unless Genny can find a way to break the fertility curse afflicting London's fae, she knows this is just the lull before the magical storm.


Then a faeling -- a teenage girl -- is fished out of the River Thames, dead and bound with magic, and Genny is called into investigate. As she digs through the clues, her search takes a sinister and dangerous turn, exposing age-old secrets that might be better left buried. Then another faeling disappears, and Genny finds herself in a race against time to save the faeling and stop the curse from claiming its next victim -- herself!

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'Fanta-bulous ... even better than the 2nd book. I didn't want the book to end. Give this series a try! It's well worth your time, you won't regret it.'
5 Bookies - Perfect! Book Lovers Inc.

'[R]ich and engaging . . . McLeod uses her gift for storytelling to deliver a truly terrific read that is certain to keep you perched on the edge of your seat until the very last page.'
4 Stars — Romantic Times

'The dialogue was great, the enjoyment factor was high and the book flowed from beginning to end . . .10 out of 6 possible stars. I love this series.'
Rabid Reader

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The Hidden Rune of Iron - Book 5 - is currently scheduled for publication 2018

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Details of other editions, ISBN numbers, alternate covers, and printable book list - coming soon
Spellcrackers.com Book 5 - The Hidden Rune of Iron - 2018

Spellcrackers.com Book 6 - details to be confirmed
The Shifting Price of Prey

Spellcrackers.com - book 4

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Sometimes a bit of magical help might cost more than you bargained for . . .

London is hosting the Carnival Fantastique, and Genny's job has never been busier or more fulfilling. Only not everyone is so happy. Genny believed she’d cracked the fae’s infertility curse . . . but the fae are still barren. It’s a devastating plight to which the mysterious Emperor may have the solution – if Genny can find him.

She needs help.

She turns to the vampire Malik al-Khan, only to find he’s wrestling with his own demons and, when the police request Genny’s assistance with a magical kidnap, her own problems multiply too. Is it all unconnected, or can the Emperor help her solve more than the fae’s infertility? Soon Genny is hard on his trail, so it seems she’ll have a chance to ask . . . but will the answer cost more than she’s willing to pay?

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'Suzanne McLeod's heroine must navigate a course between powerful enemies and untrustworthy allies (often the same person) using the traditional Londoner's armoury of sarcasm, guile and, if all else fails, a swift kick to the bollocks. This series just keeps getting better and better.'
Ben Aaronovitch - Sunday Times Bestselling author of the Rivers of London series


‘[F]ast paced action, great prose and of course characters that you love to spend time around . . . [A] triumph to sit back and devour.  Great stuff.’
Falcata Times

[A]s fresh and exciting novel as the first, second and third in [the] series. Love it. Can't wait to get to the next one.'
Rabid Reader


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Home Improvement: Undead Edition

Urban Fantasy Anthology

Editors: Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner

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The anthology contains a Spellcrackers short story -  'FULL SCALE DEMOLITION'  - told from Genny's point of view. The story is set six months before the start of The Sweet Scent of Blood when Genny takes a job to evict some problematic pixies.

Here's the stellar list of contributors:

Patricia Briggs,     Victor Gischler,     James Grady,     Heather Graham,     Simon R. Green,    

Charlaine Harris,     Stacia Kane,     Toni L.P. Kelner,     E.E. Knight,     Rochelle Krich

Melissa Marr,     Seanan McGuire,     S.J. Rozan,     and the wonderful cover is from Lisa Desimini.


  Book 1 : out now                 Book 2: out now                  Book 3: out now                Book 4: out now                  0.5 : out now
The Shifting Price of Prey
is not currently being released in the US

The UK print edition is available from
The Book Depository
with free worldwide delivery
or possibly from Amazon.com