Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Downside Ghosts #0.5
Published by Random House Publishing on June 4 2012
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Kindle Purchase
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Finding Magic is a prequel novella to Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series, and it was really great to get some more information about Chess and Terrible - from before I as the readers got to know them, and before they got to actually know each other.
Chess is a very troubled church witch, and she deals with her problems the best she can - often by escaping by taking drugs. Terrible is Downside's enforcer, and he is pretty scary - at least when you don't know him yet.
A few minutes after I finished reading Finding Magic : YAY this was an awesome novella, and I usually don’t even like shorter stories all that much. The only thing I’m a little confused about is Jillian… I thought she and Chess had never met before in a later book. I think a re-read is what I need right now 🙂
Chess is even more damaged than I thought she was, and I feel so sorry for her! It was great to see how she acted before she became a ‘real’ church-witch, and how her relationship with the Elder started. And her first meeting with Terrible at the end and her thoughts about him were very interesting!
Everyone in the world saw the joy of the City. Except her. Another way she was broken, another way she was wrong.
Didn’t she lie awake at night wishing she was like them, that she’d grown up clean? Yeah, she did. That didn’t mean she deserved it. Maybe that was the problem.
The only place helpful onlookers appeared, the only place people went out of their way for strangers, was in movies. In real life people just focused their eyes on the horizon and pretended they hadn’t seen a thing. They lied to themselves, told themselves they were still good people even as they left others to be abused and die.
The best orgasm, because it would last. It wouldn’t disappear in thirty seconds and leave her alone and stuck inside her own head again.
She swallowed. In the alcove he’d come from she caught a glimpse of another guy, a bigger one. Very big. Wearing a bowling shirt with with black hair swept up in a DA, an angry look on his scarred face. He looked like he chewed rocks for fun or something, like he wasn’t smart enough to know any better; not pleasant.
Needless to say, now I’m even more impatient to read Chasing Magic that is coming out in just a few short weeks.