cover image Switchblade Goddess

Switchblade Goddess

Lucy A. Snyder. Del Rey, $7.99 mass market (336p) ISBN 978-0-345-51211-6

Snyder’s third story of trouble-prone mage Jessie Shimmer picks up where Shotgun Sorceress left off. Jessie may have helped free the town of Cuchillo from the fiendish demigoddess Miko, but Jessie still has plenty of unfinished business to clean up, starting with the devil in Miko’s soul and Jessie’s own magical illness. Worse, her familiar and friend, Pal, is dying and any cure will require extremely unusual measures. With Miko ready and able to torture her anytime she falls asleep, Jessie must marshal every bit of strength to maintain her sanity and focus until she can overcome her troubles. Even the help of her boyfriend, who has his own history with Miko, and her father, an outlawed mage, may not be enough. Snyder injects this edgy urban fantasy with an erotic charge and a horrific flavor, creating a space where sex and terror coexist and no comfort zone is within sight. Agent: Professional Media Services. (Jan.)