US - Canada - UK)Would-Be Witch (
By Kimberly Frost (Website - Blog - MySpace)
Publisher: Berkley Trade (February 3, 2009)
Paperback: 304 pages
In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.
The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.
After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a warning...to stay away from anyone named Lyons.
Another Urban Fantasy, sigh. Well I guess it would be pretty hard to break into the market these days with anything else! Atleast the vampires and werewolves are mixed in with witches and ghosts! This is a mystery story that has elements of paranormal romance and humor. For more information you might try this review: Books Books and more Books!
I'm actually planning on reading this one. The publisher is supposed to send me a copy. No vampires or demons, so I'm good. The lines about releasing her inner witch and dysfunctional magic hint at a playful voice. Like Maria Lima's Matters of the Blood and Blood Bargain, this appears to be an urban fantasy that isn't urban. I'm hoping--like the above novels as well--that it isn't snarky, either.
I noticed this review just yesterday on Darque Reviews.