Synopses & Reviews
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“Gritty, steamy and altogether wonderful urban fantasy.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs
View our feature on Ann Aguirre’s Blue Diablo.
"Right now, I’m a redhead. I’ve been blonde and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled color change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I’m doing well here. Nobody knows what I’m running from. And I’d like to keep it that way…"
Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border and wound up in Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her “gift”. Corine, a handler, can touch something and know its history—and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—and that’s why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance…
Chance, whose uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep, needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine’s gift. But their search may prove dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic…
“I can’t wait to see what [Ann Aguirre] comes up with next.”
“Urban Fantasy fans will want to get drunk on this series… [it] just keeps getting better.”
“Aguirre has a gift for creating strong characters who keep her readers coming back for more.”
“An authentic Southwestern-flavored feast, filled with magic, revenge and romance, spiced with memorable characters and page-turning action. ¡Muy caliente!"—Rachel Caine
, New York Times
bestselling author of Gale Force
Praise for the Corine Solomon Novels:
“Gritty, steamy, and altogether wonderful urban fantasy. Outstanding and delicious.” —#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs
"Aguirre has a gift for creating strong characters who keep her readers coming back for more." —Publishers Weekly
"An authentic Southwestern-flavored feast, filled with magic, revenge, and romance, spiced with memorable characters and page-turning action." —New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Caine
“[Aguirre] is able to move the story on smoothly while punching you in the teeth. She’s that good of a writer.”—Under the Covers
Praise for the Mindspace Investigations series
“A wonderful genre blend of old-style detective stories and supernatural, with a flawed hero and a fascinating take on a world that outlaws technology.”—All Things Urban Fantasy
“A grim and gritty police detective series, with a bit of science fiction mixed into an almost pulp-noir setting…a great series for both mystery lovers and those that enjoy a bit of sci-fi.”—News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, WV)
“[Adam] is very well developed and written. Fans of Jim Butcher will enjoy this series.”—USA Today
“Alex Hughes spins stories like wizards spin spells…a stellar debut!”—James R. Tuck, author of the Deacon Chalk series
“A fun blend of Chinatown and Blade Runner.”—James Knapp, author of State of Decay
“[A] tightly written futuristic detective story set in an alternate Atlanta.…This crisp debut marks Hughes as a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] fast-paced sci-fi yarn.…Reminds me very much (and very fondly) of Jim Butchers Dresden Files.”—SF Signal
“Fans will want more by Alex Hughes.”—SFRevu
Chance was gone; he d sacrificed himself so Shannon and I could escape Sheol. We d raised him on Shan s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn t wholly destroyed by the demon gate .
Once Corine Solomon only had the touch the ability to read an object s past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. But if Corine can wrestle a demon queen and win, she can bring back her lover Chance after he s made the ultimate sacrifice. Can t she? All Corine knows is that she can t leave Chance behind if there s anything she can do about it.
But the clock is ticking and she still has to deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who s running a recruitment drive. The stakes have never been so high and this time it s truly Corine s last chance to save the love of her life."
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and learn its history. Her power is a gift, but one that’s thrown her life off track. The magical inheritance she received from her mother is dangerously powerful, and Corine has managed to mark herself as a black witch by dealing with demons to solve her problems.
Back home, Corine is trying to rebuild her pawnshop and her life with her ex Chance, despite the target on her back. But when the demons she provoked kidnap her best friend in retaliation, Corine puts everything on hold to save her. It's undoubtedly a trap, but Corine would do anything to save those she loves, even if it means sacrificing herself...
View our feature on Ann Aguirre's Shady Lady.
Whenever Corine Solomon touches an object, she immediately knows its history. But the future concerns her more when former ally Kel Ferguson wlaks through her door with a warning for her: the Montoya cartel is coming for her-but they don't just pack guns. They use warlocks, shamans and voodoo priests. And Corine has become enemy number one...
Chance was gone; he’d sacrificed himself so Shannon and I could escape Sheol. We’d raised him on Shan’s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn’t wholly destroyed by the demon gate….
Once Corine Solomon only had the touch—the ability to read an object’s past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother’s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. But if Corine can wrestle a demon queen and win, she can bring back her lover Chance after he’s made the ultimate sacrifice. Can’t she? All Corine knows is that she can’t leave Chance behind if there’s anything she can do about it.
But the clock is ticking—and she still has to deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who’s running a recruitment drive. The stakes have never been so high…and this time it’s truly Corine’s last chance to save the love of her life.
View our feature on Ann Aguirre’s Hell Fire. The second in the thrilling national bestselling series
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It's too bad she can't seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow-lending his own supernatural brand of luck-Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother's death and the origins of "gift".
But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Inside Kilmer's borders there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and all its residents-and it can only be satisfied with death...
FORESEE NO EVIL.
Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isnt exactly a secure career; my jobs been on the line almost as much as my life. But its a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident.
When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in againGuild headquartersto investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when Im unwanted is downright dangerous.
Luckily, the Guild needs me more than theyre willing to admit. Karas uncle was acting strange before he diedcrazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly its a game of life or death.
About the Author
Alex Hughes has written since early childhood, and loves great stories in any form including scifi, fantasy, and mystery. Over the years, Alex has lived in many neighborhoods of the sprawling metro Atlanta area. Decatur, the neighborhood on which Clean is centered, was Alex's college home. On any given week you can find Alex in the kitchen cooking gourmet Italian food, watching hours of police procedural dramas, and typing madly. Marked is the third in the Mindspace Investigations series, following Sharp and Clean.