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.

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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

Alex Black is enjoying the slower pace of life as the city’s only consulting mage. But jobs like capturing a mischievous imp hellbent on destroying an innocent couple’s home offers only momentary reprieve from the danger looming on the horizon.
Bodies have been popping up around town, and the police have no idea who’s behind it. Her partner Chase has a theory though — a theory which plunges them into a world where ritual sacrifice and magic-slinging foot soldiers are everyday tools employed by dark and mysterious business rivals. Caught in the middle of a growing war, Alex and Chase must choose who to ally themselves with, if only to prevent the greater of two evils from creating a dangerous device worth billions on the global black market.

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

Wizard P.I.

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?


Vampire Slayer

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.


Head of the White Council & Lord of Isengard

(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

About Mark Feenstra

If you’ve ever looked at the world around you and thought that it could stand to be a little more fantastical, then you’re well on your way to understanding what attracts me to the world of contemporary fantasy. As beautiful and complex as this life is, there’s something to be said for imagining an additional layer of magic and mysticism, and characters like those in my books get to live out adventures that we can only dream of.
I’ve published over thirty works of fiction under various pseudonyms in my career as a ghostwriter. Black Magic is the first work of fiction published under my own name, but it definitely won’t be the last. Expect more books in the Black Records series in 2017.

Mark is currently working on: The first draft of Black Records #3: Black Ice.

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