Courting Darkness

Book 2 in the MAGICSMITH series
Release Date:
 August 23, 2019
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Deeper into the shadows...

The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex. She’s been summoned to the fae court, and she's got her hands full trying to prepare, but her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s been a death at the gallery and the man she hoped would be a part of her future is the prime suspect.

Bitter enemies pull her into the middle of a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth, and claws—not to mention the truth. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she uncovers, and the less certain she is about the innocence of the one man she wanted to trust.

She thought she was done with murders and monsters, but she’ll have to enter the belly of the beast if she hopes to save her friend.

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Praise for Courting Darkness:
“A series that has burrowed its way into my heart and made a home there. I love fae, vampires, and shifters, and this series has all of that and more wrapped up in an adrenaline fueled package.” —JD Brown,
"What an amazing and often brutal world this author has created...Well written, intense and twisted this is a book you will remember." —Karen F.,NetGalley review
“The fascinating alter earth world continues with non-stop thrills, adrenaline pumping action and breath stealing suspense that keeps readers on the edge throughout.” —Eva Millian, Goodreads review
"Holy shiznet!!! This is the second book in this series and it's just as good, if not better than the first." —Sandy, BookBub review
"Urban fantasy fans are sure to enjoy Alex and her motley crew's escapades." —Pamela, Goodreads review
"[Courting Darkness] is one of those urban fantasy books that has the epic battles but also quality relationships between characters." —Librarian reviewer, Netgalley
"With surprising twists, magical battles, plenty of opposition and a spirited and determined Alex whose loyalty can’t be questioned this story has it all." —Eva Millian, BookBub review
"This book had a lot of new ideas and content that kept it as fresh and interesting as the first. It was a great continuation." —Rosie Rizk, Goodreads review
"I didn’t take long to become totally engrossed in the second book in this riveting series. Ms. Braden is an exceptional writer in her characters, her plot, and her interesting world building." —PenKay, BookBub review
“This would easily convert well into a TV series as the characters have such great relationship dynamics.” —Suzanne R., NetGalley review
“I enjoyed the fresh new world this author created as I followed Alex through her own newly discovered life.” —Angel Hatfield, Goodreads review
"I liked the plot, well crafted and sometimes creepy, the interesting world building and the fleshed out cast of characters." —Anna Maria G., NetGalley review