Knox’s Dark Dealings weaves an intricate supernatural world of mages, elemental magic and beings called thieves: creatures with empty souls who crave flesh and magic. Ava is riveting, torn between her monstrous thief side and wanting to belong. Readers will find themselves rooting against Ava’s own desires, to see her give in to her compelling romance with Heyerdar. Knox keeps the pace moving and the plot thickening even as the potential romance between these two balances on the thinnest of knives.
Ava Kalle is a thief, driven to steal magic from others by eating their flesh. When she loses Reist, the man she wants, to another woman, she turns to Heyerdar, an elemental, to spin illegal magic to win Reist’s love and win his lover back as well. However, using Heyerdar’s magic via his sexual energy may be more than she bargained for, as she’s drawn closer to him while also trying to solve a mystery involving other thieves, what she really is and someone seeking power beyond their grasp. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $4.99)