by Sarah Fine
The magic she carries can save the man she loves. Or destroy them both.
Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.
Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler . . . and her missing fiancé’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can’t resist.
Magic, passion, and intrigue power this seductive new urban fantasy series from Sarah Fine, author of the Servants of Fate and Guards of the Shadowlands series. When twenty-seven-year-old Mattie Carver’s fiancé is violently abducted, her quest to find him reveals a shadowy underworld where magic is bought and sold like a drug—and where she discovers she has the rare ability to conceal and smuggle magic inside her body. This makes Mattie irresistible to those who would use her uncommon talent for their own dark purposes and draws her ever deeper into a perilous realm of supernatural danger and desire.
Sarah Fine is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Servants of Fate and Guards of the Shadowlands series. She was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast.