cover image Stray Moon

Stray Moon

Kelly Meding. Harper Voyager, $11.99 e-book (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-284769-0

Missing werewolves, twisted conspiracies, and blood magic push Para-Marshal Shiloh Harrison to the limit in Meding’s riveting second Strays novel (after Stray Magic). Meding quickly reels readers back into the action with colorful dialogue, emotional drama, and wry humor. Shiloh has been suspended from her job and she’s missing all memories of her teammate Jaxon. Nonetheless, her team agrees to allow her to help investigate the disappearance of a pair of werewolves. With the help of the goddess Danu and a powerful witch, the team discovers a magical curse used to trick the wolves into joining a clinical trial of fertility treatments in Kansas. Their investigation reveals these experiments on Paras are being protected from within the Marshal Service. Shiloh, her teammates, and their allies make a desperate attempt to save the werewolves, only to encounter a powerful magic user intent on binding Shiloh’s djinn nature in eternal servitude. Meding ups the stakes with weighty magical dilemmas, deadly family secrets, and a shocking sacrifice. This gripping installment develops the setting and characters without skimping on action, and it’s certain to keep urban fantasy fans hooked. Agent: Jonathan Lyons, Curtis Brown, Ltd. (Feb.)