Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell #1)
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law…
Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sex magick and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict as Cady faces off against a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. And if she can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life.
“A great off-beat debut novel with a likeable heroine and a fun, original storyline . . . exactly my kind of read!” —Karen Chance, New York Times bestselling author
“The talent pool for the urban fantasy genre just expanded with Bennett’s arrival. This is an impressive debut, which opens the door for a series that promises to be exceedingly entertaining.”—Romantic Times Book Reviews
“I love Arcadia Bell. She’s smart, tough, independent, and downright cool.”—Paul Goat Allen (Shortlisted on Barnes and Noble Explorations blog’s BEST PARANORMAL FANTASY BOOKS OF 2011)
- Reading order: Book #1 in the Arcadia Bell series
- Published: June 28, 2011 (358 pages, Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster)
- Excerpt: Kindling the Moon first chapter (PDF download)
- Archived information: links to online reviews
- Additional reviews/info: Goodreads page | BookLikes page | Official Publisher Page
- ISBN: 1451620527 (978-1451620528)