Conjure Book One The Book of Tempie by Clarice Blackman. The Book of Tempie is Book One of the Conjure series. Approximately 55,000 words. Life on a southern plantation was never easy, especially for the average slave. Born with sacred powers and ancient wisdom Aunt Tempie is far from average. She is highly respected for her ability to heal. Whispered rumors of what she might be capable of cause a few to fear her. When the Civil War breaks out Aunt Tempie is able to keep complete control of her tranquil life on Compton Plantation. Neither her sacred powers nor her ancient wisdom were enough to protect her from heartbreak when Garret walked out of her life many years ago. When she learns Garret will return to her life Aunt Tempie must face the pain she buried long ago. Read more on Amazon.
The Book by Jessica Bell. This book is not The Book. The Book is in this book. And The Book in this book is both the goodie and the baddie. Bonnie is five. She wants to bury The Book because it is a demon that should go to hell. Penny, Bonnie’s mother, does bury The Book, but every day she digs it up and writes in it. John, Bonnie’s father, doesn’t live with them anymore. But he still likes to write in it from time to time. Ted, Bonnie’s stepfather, would like to write in The Book, but Penny won’t allow it. To Bonnie, The Book is sadness. To Penny, The Book is liberation. To John, The Book is forgiveness. To Ted, The Book is envy. But The Book in this book isn’t what it seems at all. If there was one thing in this world you wished you could hold in your hand, what would it be? The world bets it would be The Book. Read more on Amazon.
Stronger Than Magic (House of Xannon) by Melinda VanLone. Tarian Xannon fights demons, like the rest of us. This time, the demon just happens to be real. When Tarian tracks down a petty magical criminal in Philadelphia as a favor for a friend, she ends up fighting with a demon instead. He steals some of her blood during the struggle, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until she learns that he can use it to siphon away her power and subject her to his will. She’ll be nothing more than a puppet in less than a week unless she can find a way to stop him. This is bad news for her and for the family throne, a magical object she didn’t want to inherit, but now feels pressured to protect. Nothing could stop the demon from killing anyone in his path once he has the throne’s power. The demon’s attack on her also triggers the Succession Ritual. Tarian must have sex with three or more men in order to produce a child who will carry a blend of their magic, or the throne can be won in battle by anyone. With a demon ready and willing to fight, Tarian has no choice but to follow the rules of succession, even though she thinks the idea is outdated and stupid. The pressure of family obligations, combined with the loss of her magic, pushes Tarian to rush in when she should plan, and to make deals that have consequences for her and her future child. Read more on Amazon.
We are highlighting three exciting New Book Releases for March 2013 from our New Book Releases List (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.