Alex Blackwood is a metalsmith who wants nothing more than to make her art in peace, until her friend is tortured and killed and the couch-crashing fairy who shows up to investigate reveals she’s not as human as she thought.
Alex’s first reaction is to ignore the crazy claims of the stranger on her doorstep and leave world-saving to the professionals. But, if the stranger is to be believed, Alex’s dormant powers may be the only way to stop a killer whose crimes threaten the recently established peace between the humans and fae. As magic bleeds into her mundane life, Alex must let go of her preconceptions about the world and her place in it to find her friend’s murderer before another body drops.
The second installment of the Magicsmith series, COURTING DARKNESS follows Alex deeper into the shadows.
When her boyfriend is accused of murder, half-blood fae Alex Blackwood will do anything she can to help clear his name. But, the deeper she digs, the more secrets she finds, and the less sure she is about his innocence.
Her relationships, both past and present, pull her into the middle of a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging questions from the police as well as the swords, claws and teeth of some rather unsavory creatures.
Alex has been summoned to the Realm of Enchantment.
With two days left to tie up loose ends before her faerie land debut, Alex learns that three werewolves have been taken in for testing by the PTF and the pack wants her help getting them out before their secret is exposed.
Alex will do what she can, but the wolves aren’t the only ones with problems. Her fledgling relationship with James hits a rocky patch when the new Master of Denver turns out to be a beautiful woman with a connection to James’s past; her human friends are pressing for the truth behind Alex’s recent behavior; and O’Connell is getting more aggressive in his quest to expose Alex’s secrets.
Even if she manages to solve all her mortal problems, she’s still got a court full of fae to face, half of which want her dead. Will a month of etiquette lessons and a silver sword be enough to keep her alive?