To Kill A Warlock by H.P. Mallory
This is the first in the Dulie O'Neil series. One of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much is owed to Dulcie, who works in law enforcement (as a Regulator who monitors supernatural creatures living in the mortal world), but in her spare time writes novels hoping to catch the eye of an editor. Hey! I work in law enforcement and spend every spare moment I have working on publishing my first book. Talk about relating to a character!
Ascend by Amanda Hocking
I was sad that this is the final book in the Trylle Trilogy, so reading Ascend was a bittersweet ride, but Miss Hocking does not disappoint. Since this book was just released, I don't want to spoil it with spoilers (yes, pun intended).
Desert Places by Blake Crouch
I'll admit, I picked up Desert Places because I am preparing for Stirred, the final book in the Jack Daniel's series by J.A. Konrath, that will be co-written by Crouch, blending characters from both series of books. Update: I just finished reading Locked Doors, the sequel to Desert Places this morning.
Burial to Follow by Scott Nicholson
I was in the mood for some horror and I stumbled upon Nicholson and thought I'd give this book a chance. I was not disappointed! Being a fan of horror, this novella was wonderfully crafted and I wanted more!
Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
I read this book the previous week, however, I thought I would add this to the list as J.L. Bryan has kicked off The Haunted E-Book Blog Tour to promote his book, The Haunted E-Book (which I will begin reading this week). As for Jenny Pox, this was original in concept and beautifully written. It liken it to a cross between Carrie and Romeo & Juliet.
***As I compiled the list, I realized that Crouch, Nicholson and Bryan are all Southern writers. Maybe it's because I'm Southern myself that I find myself drawn to them....something about their style : )