Urban Fantasy, also known as Magic is Real, features modern urban settings with supernatural elements. In some versions, the magic is recognized by the non-magical population, in others, it is a hidden world.
Libby Doyle’s Covalent series has all the critical elements of Urban Fantasy; mystery, action, magic, steam, and moments of humor combined with an inventive twist. The only flaw in volume 1 is that it ends on a cliff-hanger, but volumes 2 and 3 are published, so it’s not a major issue.
When Special Agent Zan O’Gara investigates a ritual murder, she meets the only man who’s ever been able to reach beyond her emotional defenses. Little does she know he harbors a dangerous secret.
Barakiel accepted his solitary life after the rulers of his homeworld banished him to Earth, but his growing power has him crackling with restless need. He knows he should stay away from the captivating Zan O’Gara before his enemies make her a target. No matter. There’s no taming the unruly passion of a Covalent warrior.
As Zan’s investigation brings her closer to the truth about her lover, Barakiel realizes his presence on Earth has placed its most vulnerable citizens in danger. Compelled to protect them, he undertakes a series of duties he may not survive, even as Zan rescues him from a deadened heart.
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