By Lucy A. Snyder
(Del Rey, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345512109, 336pp.)
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
For Jessie Shimmer, everything changed when she went to hell and back to save her lover, Cooper Marron. After tangling with supernatural forces and killing an untouchable spirit lord, Jessie finds herself gifted—or perhaps cursed—with dark powers. And when she and Cooper make love, her pleasure throes light the whole house on fire. What is a sorceress to do?
Jessie is about to find out. The circumstances of her birth, the mystery of a father she never knew, and the help of a cuddly ferret turned fearsome monster have made Jessie not just an outlaw from mundane society, but an accidental revolutionary in the magic realm. Encountering portals stitched into thin air and a fiercely sexy soul harvester, Jessie rushes headlong among enemies, horrors, wonders, and lovers into a place of self-discovery—or destruction.
Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Spellbent and Shotgun Sorceress, and the collections as well as the story and poetry collections Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Hellbound Hearts, Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. A Texas native, she lives in Worthington, Ohio, with her husband and occasional co-author, Gary A. Braunbeck.
Praise for Lucy A. Snyder’s Spellbent
“[A] thrilling trial-by-fire debut . . . constantly surprising.”—Christopher Golden, author of The Lost Ones
“An exhilarating ride of magic and mayhem.”—Sèphera Girón, author of Mistress of the Dark
“Gripping . . . marks the debut of a real talent . . . I couldn’t put it down!”—Sarah Langan, author of Audrey’s Door
“With a cast of unforgettable characters and relentless action and suspense, Lucy A. Snyder masterfully weaves a fantastical plot into a real-world setting, never once breaking stride.”—Deborah LeBlanc, author of Water Witch
“Wildly imaginative and intensely gripping.”—Publishers Weekly