SHED LIGHT ON ALEX’S DARK PAST
After years of living on the streets, she’s ready to get a job and learn how to become a normal person. A botched interview looks like it might just be the highlight of her day when she spirals into a nightmarish encounter with the supernatural. Until this moment, she’s tried to hide from the power burning within her, now she must use it to fight for her life.
Black Records Book 1
Using her magic to help others is the only way Alex Black knows how to stay out of trouble herself. When Mabel Weathersby asks Alex to find out who mutilated and killed her artifact-dealing husband, she opens an investigation that throws her headlong into a world of violent danger. Now Alex must stay one step ahead of whoever is trying to kill her, while racing to find a deadly artifact before it falls into the hands that those who would use it for great evil.
Black Records Book 2
Praise for Black Magic
Black Magic is one of the best books I’ve read in decades. Of course, I’m usually too busy reading spell books and hanging out with my super hot long-legged Latina stereotype of a girlfriend to waste time on fiction, but I made an exception for this one, and I’m glad I did.Harry Dresden
Alex Black is way cool. The whole time I was reading Black Magic, I was like, wouldn’t it be awesome if Alex and I could be BFFs? Kick ass girls like us should stick together, amirite?Buffy
I didn’t like this at all. The second I found out Alex was a woman, I stopped reading. Magic is for men. There, I said it. Women have no place in wizarding. The casting of spells is very serious business, and we don’t need women crying or making us fall in love with them while we’re trying perfect our craft.Saruman
(Actual) Reader Praise for Black Magic
Enjoyed the book. Look forward to reading the next!
Dark, mysterious, fast paced with a dash of humor creates a nice balance. Looking forward to the next adventure!
Mark Feenstra’s world is at once both alluring and dangerous (the story’s set in Vancouver). The cast is rich: from a bisexual, succubus-like fae to a chubby millionaire gamer on a no-sugar diet. Throw in a few hundred vampires, a kobold, a couple of secret organisations that would kill you for uttering their name, and a mysterious dark mage, you have got the right cast for a fast paced story.
As a first novel, I can only hope that this heralds more work in the same vein from this author. I’m waiting on the edge of my seat to read more about Alex’s adventures. I’m not sure how to describe this novel: sassy not-quite-grim film noire detective novel meets magic and tech. Better descriptors include engaging, witty, fun and addictive.
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About Mark Feenstra
Mark is currently working on: The first draft of Black Records #3: Black Ice.