SF/Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks of Note | January 2013

Rowland, Diana. Touch of the Demon. DAW, dist. by Penguin. Jan. 2013. 448p. ISBN 9780756407759. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781101597408. Fantasy

Homicide detective and demon summoner Kara Gillian finds the tables turned when she is targeted for a summoning by the demon Mzatal. The third entry (after Secrets of the Demon and Sins of the Demon) in this urban fantasy series places its heroine in an unexpected and uneasy position.

Tuck, James R. Blood and Magick. Kensington. (Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter, Bk. 3.) Jan. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780758271495. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780758286031. Fantasy

His commitment to hunting down witches strikes close to home as Deacon Chalk (Bloods and BulletsBlood and Silver) acquires a new partner in Special Agent Silas Heck of the Occult Crimes Investigation Division (OCID) to help uncover a supernatural trio that is targeting Deacon’s friends and family.