The murder of her mentor, "Aunt" Eugenia, troubles Vivian Kineally, a gifted psychic since childhood. Now, a frantic pounding on her door is about to throw Vivian into a world of danger and magic.

In a cunning power-play, the three Fates—Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis—have been forced out of their jobs and rendered powerless, while three of Zeus's airhead teenage daughters take over. The former Fates claim that Vivian is a mage, and while she won't come into her full powers until after menopause, Eugenia should have been teaching her the basics.

It is quickly apparent that someone is trying to kill the Fates, which means they'll need help. And considering the punishments they've dished out during their tenure, the Fates are a tad worried that the mages won't come to their assistance.

Kristine Grayson sweeps us back into her fascinating and magical world of mages. SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE truly lives up to its name! Vivian and Dexter are a delight and true soulmates. Danger, humor and passion are all here and in full force. (Jan., 320 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith