Spellcrackers.com - Book 1
US Edition published by Ace: out now
'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.
'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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire novels, now filmed as TRUE BLOOD
'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.'
‘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