Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.
There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.
It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.
After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.
That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.
No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.
**Blurb from Goodreads**
So… I am a bad friend. Rhys Ford let me read a few early versions of Black Dog Blues a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. Fast cars, fantasy/paranormal aspects, torn main characters, smokin’ hot as described characters, a cat, controversy, and the wish to belong all combined in one fast-paced story. So many things I enjoy individually and together they worked really well. Fast forward to this year and Rhys told me that Black Dog Blues was coming out. I was really excited to hear that and wanted to give other people a chance to meet Kai.
Then my moving adventure began and it was all I could do to keep reviewing books I had promised to review. Yes I know excuses… but to make up for it I am offering up to 10 copies of Black Dog Blues depending on how many entries I receive. They will be from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, winners’ choice and available wherever I can gift them geographically. To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below and tell me a book on your TBR (To Be Read) pile that you can’t wait to read.