Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .
Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time
Arcadia Bell is a series that I have been wanting to start and boy am I upset with myself that it took me so long to make this happen. This was a really good book and something way different than the Urban Fantasy that I usually read. This story was full of everything that I love from PNR and UF combined into one.
Arcadia is a fantastic female main character in a genre that is littered with females that are Too Stupid Too Live (TSTL) she is strong and holds her own with the best of them. She looks out for those she loves instead of trying to get every Tom, Dick, and Harry involved in her life and problems.
Lon is HOT! He is the alpha above all alphas and what makes it even better is he’s over 40 been around the world a time or two and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. I love Lon because you don’t catch him making stupid decisions because he’s all young or too macho to realize when he made a mistake and oh yeah he has a kid names Jupe.
Jupe was a major bonus to this series he was funny and amazing and I can’t wait to watch his character develop into a mature adult.
The plot in this book was great. I couldn’t stop reading and the twist and turns had me reeling. I am really happy that I finally picked up this series abad can’t wait to read more.