Dane’s new Bound by Magick series is off to a fantastic start with this hot and wicked tale. Meriel Owen is fiery, fierce and fun. Dane has brought a new heroine complete with a problematic family legacy to the paranormal scene, and witches may never be the same.

Meriel Owen, next in line to run her mighty Clan, is one powerful witch. While she rarely sees eye to eye with her mother, she’s asked to investigate someone stealing their magic. The thief turns out to be her bond mate, a powerful mating that when activated skyrockets their magic. Yet bonding might make Meriel a bigger target for the mages, who are stealing power and killing witches. Dominic Bright doesn’t trust power or rules. He was taught not to by the only father he’s ever known. But when he meets Meriel, a veritable queen of rules and power, he cannot deny how he feels. She opens his eyes to a whole other world — one that puts them both in danger by a family history he never knew existed. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton