Anathema (Causal Enchantment, Book 1) by K. A. Tucker

By K. A. Tucker

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster mom and dad have the emotional flair of robots and her classmates slightly recognize her lifestyles. approximately to show eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desirous to hook up with somebody. a person. while Evangeline meets Sofie after actually stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s discovered that connection. prepared to do whatever to maintain it, she accepts a role as Sofie’s assistant and drops every little thing to fly to ny, the place she is thrust right into a sumptuous international of Prada, diamonds, and unlimited funds. With such generosity and kindness, it’s effortless for Evangeline to push aside definite oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and occasionally violent habit, and the large shield canine. She’s even keen to brush aside her vibrant desires of mob-style murders, appealing homeless humans dwelling in caves, and white-eyed demons that hang-out her every one evening as figments of her imagination—especially whilst a type of figments is the attractive Caden. while she wakes up with chunk marks on her neck, the fairy story fast becomes a nightmare. She slowly unravels the secret surrounding Sofie and associates, and the truth of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is way extra mysterious and poor than whatever she may have imagined. In a global the place all people has intent to lie for private achieve, Evangeline needs to come to a decision which deception is least prone to get her killed.

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You just want to be the one driving. " "Control issues," she said. " "With me, it's less an issue and more a fact of life,"'she said calmly. " I glowered out the front window of her car and looked up at the apartment building where one Anna Ash was presumably hosting a meeting of the Order of the Large Cooking Po—er, uh, Cauldron. Murphy had found a spot on the street, which made me wonder if she didn't have some kind of magical talent after all. Only some kind of precognitive ESP could have gotten us a parking space on the street, in the shadow of a building, with both of us in sight of the apartment building's entrance.

But its quiet solidity and lack of inflection went perfectly with her quasi-lifeless eyes. I traded an uneasy glance with Murphy, then looked back to Anna. "Ms. " I asked her. "Give me your word. " That's serious, at least among wizards in my league. Promises have power. One doesn't swear by one's magical talent and break the oath lightly—to do so would be to reduce one's own strength in the Art. I didn't hesitate to answer. " She let out a short, quick breath and nodded. "Very well. I promise to behave as a host, with all the obligations that apply.

The young cop wasn't dumb. She thought she smelled a rat. I gestured forlornly at the dog. "We were living together in a tiny little place. We got a dog and didn't know he was going to get so big. Thomas was feeling crowded, so he moved into his own place, and…" I shrugged and tried to look like Murphy did when talking about her exes. "We were supposed to switch off every month, but he always had some excuse. " I gestured at the apartment. The cop looked around and nodded politely. " But she hadn't been convinced.

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