Dismay when a scientist turns psychic -Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter

E J says… Hunter's basic premise is that faced with a near death situation, dormant psychic abilities manifest--even in a person's forties. Yes, this is another Paranormal Woman’s Fiction book. What’s fun about this book is the main character is a scientist, a professor at a university. So, how she comes to terms with her …

Big, black dogs can be witches’ familiars too -Crossing Over Easy By Nova Nelson

EJ says... This is a fun, humor-filled paranormal cozy mystery about a top chef who dies and ends up in a magical town filled with all kinds of magical folk. When the local diner owner is killed, she must clear her name and that of the person who was kind to her when she arrived. …

Good but just stops -Frey by Melissa Wright

E J says... Frey has had her magic and memory bound by an elven council. Throughout the book, the reader gets a good idea how confusing life is to Frey. The book spends the whole time pursuing the mystery of who she is and just what happened in the past. A chance encounter with a …

Magical potions that have an Alice in Wonderland feel -Gypsy Magic by H.P. Mallory and J.R. Rain

E J says… Poppy Morton moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Oregon to escape from the overpopulation of witches that don’t like potion-making gypsies in their territory. Her ten-year-old son wants to leave because they had to fight a poltergeist in their home. She promises him no more ghosts. Soon there are …

Heart-Pounding Action -Battle Mage by Peter Flannery

E J says... The story follows the path of a sick, young man who is haunted by memories of his father. His prospects improve after he shows he can calm fears in the face of a demon attack. The queen’s emissary chooses him to go to battle mage school. The coolest part of becoming a …

Sometimes magic gets curiouser and curiouser -Silver Spells by Kate Moseman

E J says… The main character is fired from the job she has held her entire adult life with no explanation given. What is she to do at 45 years old with a daughter to put through college? Suddenly, she has magic. And equally precipitously, so do her two best friends. The story is a …

Readings for Election anxieties -Make Mine Magic by Shanna Swendson and Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter

E J says… When the worries of the world seem too hard to bear, escape by curling up with light-hearted paranormal stories where nothing is real and you really don't have to take anything seriously. Especially in an audio edition, you can sit back and let the words flow over and through you. Kristen Painter …

If You Like the Political Machinations of Dune… A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Kate says... An ambassador replaces her murdered predecessor in this introspective tale of intrigue and empire. Technology designed to aid her fails and she's alone, a barbarian in a rarefied palace environment she once envied. She studied these people all her life so she could protect her tiny home's independence, but how can she succeed …

Romantic Urban Fantasy -Bound To Darkness by Ciara Graves

E J says... Beckett has messed up magic since she was little, and her mother and the coven are fed up with her. Finnick is a demi-god playboy, but he's gotten himself into real trouble with a witch leaning toward the dark side. He asks Beckett for help. She laughs in his face. But, as …

Junkyard Druid: A New Adult Urban Fantasy by M. D. Massey

E J says… Good name for a story, don’t you think? The story is told in a similar vein to superhero stories with Irish mythological creatures and legends. But Colin is very relatable to between his problems with his mentor, the curse he must live with, and his attempts to keep it together and go …