Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Dirty Magic

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For this week I've chosen:

Title: Dirty Magic
Author: Jaye Wells
Series: Prospero's War, #1
Release date: January 21th 3014
Publisher: Orbit
Paperback, 400 pages

The first in an all-new urban fantasy series by USA Today bestseller Jaye Wells.

The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.
The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she'd never use dirty magic again.
Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never.

Clearly the cover gods are very fond of Jaye Wells! This cover is unusually detailed and well-done, especially for urban fantasy. And don't you just love the description? I'm very partial to the urban fantasy/police procedural combo.

*sigh* If only January could come a bit sooner.

What are you guys waiting on this week? Leave me a link and I'll be right there.


  1. I haven't heard of this one! I mean you're UF master after all. Anyhow I agree the cover is full of details and I'm sure they're connected with the story. Great pick Maja :)

  2. Oh I saw this one the other day and I agree, it does look like it is going to be a good one!

  3. I love anything with wolves :D Will be adding to my tbr!

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  4. Seriously, January? Good luck! XD
    It sounds like it would be worth the wait though :)

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  5. Dirty Magic sounds kick-ass.... will add this on my TBR :D


  6. OOoh I sooo cannot wait for Jaye's newest series!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. I hadn't heard about this series before, but I love the premise of mixing detective/police work with the paranormal (it was my fave part of the Anita Blake books before they got too... I don't even know!) I think I'll be giving this series a try!

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  8. Looks like a kick ass read, Maja. Great pick!

  9. Yay for new UF! I'm going to leave this one to you and see how it shapes up before diving in. I still have so many series to catch up on - finally have Edie Spence on my Kindle! - but I hope this one is good! *fingers crossed*

  10. Ooh! I sure do love that cover. Plus, the model looks pretty badass. I don't read many UF books, but this definitely sounds like something that would interest me!
    Thanks for sharing, Maja!

  11. Looks good, but haven't heard of it. hope you get to read it soon.

  12. I agree the cover is gorgeous Maja, despite not reading as much urban fantasy as I hoped, I also find ones that mix it up with police procedures highly appealing, Wonderful pick Maja! :)

  13. I still need to read something by Jaye Wells Maja! I've heard such great things about her books, and this might give me the perfect excuse to try her since this is the start of a brand new series. I love how detailed that cover is too, and all the colors in those beakers. So pretty!

  14. That is an awesome cover!!! I still need to read a book by this author, but I think I own one from awhile ago...

    At any rate, this sounds great and I really want to check out more UF.

  15. I havent heard about this one but it looks like a good on to get into, so thank you for sharing!!

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  16. This book sounds awesome - and loving the cover too! Definitely adding this one to my To-Read list!

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  17. i have not heard of this author or this new series but i agree that it sounds fantastic.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  18. I need some new UF books. Will you remind me when you see the ARCs of this so I can get my paws on it!

  19. Ooh, I haven't heard of this one before, but it looks like a great UF read! I love the cover, and I'm really curious to see what all those objects on the table mean, and how they relate to the story. Also, I just love the girl's posture, it seems so fierce and kick-butt to me! I love those kinds of MCs. :D

    Lovely pick, Maja, and thanks for sharing! <3

  20. I'm just starting to read more urban fantasy, so thanks -- great pick :)

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  21. I really like UF, so I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out. And that cover is really detailed...but there is something really unique about it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Maja! Great pick! :D

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  22. DAMN RIGHT! Holy cow, I can't wait for this one!! And just look at that cover. The MC is practically DARING me to pick this book up, isn't she? WOO-HOO!

  23. Oh I want this one too!!!! :D And yes, the cover gods have been amazing to Jaye. :D

  24. Yeah, actually I noticed that too - this cover is especially detailed compared to other like covers. And the words Magic Enforcement Agency definitely stand out to me, hee. I would read this and I don't even really read adult!

  25. I love a good police/fantasy combo too! Much like Kara Gillian. :D May have to check this one out... never got around to reading the authors other series though! Great pick. :)

  26. Ooo Maja this sounds delicious and I love UF. The synopsis has me adding it to my list! Awesome pick!

  27. Oh I love this cover too, it's definitely different! It sounds great as well!

  28. I love police procedural stories as well, Maja. Combine it in a UF and it sounds fantastic. Great choice! :)


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