cover image Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter

Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter

Katie MacAlister. Forever, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-5387-6108-3

The first book in MacAlister’s fluffy new series featuring dragons and demons is bursting with the author’s trademark zany humor and spicy romance (as seen in The Vampire Always Rises). Veronica is a teacher with OCD and a burning desire to write a novel during her summer break. Her plans are disrupted when her absentee half-sister, Helen, calls to beg for Veronica’s help. Suddenly Veronica’s possessed of a sword and carrying out Helen’s dying request: protecting a woman and her two children from demons. Unfortunately, Veronica’s mysterious new neighbor, Ian, is enough to provide a very delicious distraction. Ian is a tired, tormented half-dragon, half-demon hybrid called a dragon hunter, whose sole purpose is killing demons to protect innocents. Inconveniently, he’s bound to a demon lord who delights in manipulating him. When his mission collides with Veronica’s, neither demonkind nor humankind is safe. Lighthearted humor and an offbeat cast are just enough to elevate the simple, occasionally confusing plot, ensuring this quick tale will delight paranormal romance fans. Agent: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary. (Sept.)