Happy release day to Jaye Wells and Cursed Moon (Prospero’s War, #2)! I’ve been salivating to get my hands on this one and find out what kind of trouble mage/cop Kate Prospero can get herself into this time. The series reminds me of an early Anita Blake, with well-researched police procedural elements and plenty of magic as the street gangs in town cook up magic potions instead of hard drugs–although based on the side effects, I’d say the potions are worse for you! Urban fantasy readers, check this one out.
When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magical Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and everyone’s emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. But the moon’s impact is especially strong for Kate who’s wrestling with guilt over falling off the magic wagon.
After a rogue wizard steals dangerous potions from the local covens, Kate worries their suspect is building a dirty magic bomb. Her team must find the anarchist rogue before the covens catch him, and make sure they defuse the bomb before the Blue Moon deadline. Failure is never an option, but success will require Kate to come clean about her secrets.