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Monday, February 27, 2012

32 Bewitching Book Tours: sparks by Laura Bickle

SPARKS
Anya Kalinczyk #2 by Laura Bickle
Pocket Juno Books
Mass Market Paperback, $7.99
ISBN 978-1439167687
September 2010
   
blurb

WITHOUT A TRACE...
   
Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.
   
After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city.
   
what they say about the book:
   
The second book in Bickle’s series about Anya Kalinczyk is just as wonderful as the first—Anya is a compelling and likable protagonist and Bickle does an outstanding job in her portrayal of the city of Detroit; there are ruins, yes, but also hope in the ashes. Anya never takes herself too seriously and there is a scene in a baby supercenter that is absolutely not to be missed. (4 stars) 
- RT Book Reviews
   
...a charming and inventive read.
- Elizabeth Bear, Realms of Fantasy Magazine, December 2010

where to purchase the book:
about the author:
   
Laura Bickle
Laura Bickle has an MA in sociology-criminology (research interests: fear of crime and victimology) and a BA in criminology. she has worked in and around criminal justice since 1997. although she does read Tarot cards, she's never used them in criminal profiling or to locate lost scientists. she recently took up Astronomy, but for the most part her primary role in studying constellations and dark matter is to follow her amateur astronomer-husband around central Ohio toting the telescope tripod and various lenses. 
   
writing as Laura Bickle, she's the author of EMBERS and SPARKS for Pocket - Juno Books. writing as Alayna Williams, she's the author of DARK ORACLE and ROGUE ORACLE
   
more info on her urban fantasy and general nerdiness is here






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