cover image Master of Smoke

Master of Smoke

Angela Knight, Berkley Sensation, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-23916-2

Knight's clever and comedic seventh Mageverse paranormal (after 2010's Master of Fire) follows a passionate romance between an unwilling female werewolf and an amnesiac Sidhe warrior containing the spirit of a great cat, set against a complex series background incorporating vampires, witches, alien spirits, and the legend of King Arthur. Comics store employee Eva Roman rescues the hunky man she dubs David from evil werewolf sorcerer Warlock. While her furry alter ego is immediately attracted to the catlike David, their romance is complicated by Warlock and his band of werewolf assassins, who will stop at nothing to prevent David from regaining his memory and powers. Eva and David's fight for survival is leavened by plenty of snappy humor as well as Eva's hilarious ongoing dialogue with her horny werewolf subconscious. The result is a successful mix of magic, romance, humor, and mind-blowing sex. (Jan.)