Series: Stormwalker #2.5
Published by berkley, InterMix on May 20, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Trapped in her hotel by powerful magic, half-Navajo Stormwalker Janet Begay must find a way out in this novella from the author of Wild Wolf...
Running a little hotel in the southwestern town of Magellan, Janet is used to the occasional problem that requires a plumber or an electrician. But what begins with a leaky faucet in room number 6 leads to a terrifying warning: You are doomed.
Soon a powerful hex traps Janet in the hotel with her friends and her lover, Mick, a biker with the power to shift into a dragon—and the power to calm the raging storm magic inside her. While the close quarters stir a passion between them, they must focus their energy on the impending dangers from outside the hotel—and the ones within...
Double Hexed previously appeared in Hexed (anthology).
This was a heck of a novella! There are very few authors who can pack so much into so few pages, and make you feel like you read a full novel, but Ms. Ashley does it and does it well.
This one begins with the faucets running with blood. I mean how else would one start a story? lol
Janet’s hotel is having problems with the plumbing, and her plumber Freemont is there to help. The only problem is that what’s going on is supernatural, hence the blood.
Realizing very quickly that something big is happening, Janet and her friends try their hardest to figure out what it is, and how to fix it. But Janet is still struggling to control her Beneath magic, and twine it together with her Stormwalker magic. With several of her friends and the god Coyote now trapped in her hotel, that struggle becomes nearly impossible.
They figure out that they’re hexed, and they think they know who did it, but so far, they’re still stuck.
Untangling the hex isn’t as easy as it should be for them, and each minute brings new challenges. With a storm rolling in, and all of her friends in danger, Janet isn’t sure she’s going to be able to get them out of this one.
This was an excellent addition to the series, and although you can read it as a stand-alone, I wouldn’t suggest it. You won’t be confused, but you’ll be missing out on the richness of the world that Ms. Ashley has created.
You don’t have to be a fan of Urban Fantasy to enjoy this series. It reminds me of how the Kate Daniels series is-where it’s UF, but it’s also Romance.
With so much packed into a novella, you’d expect the story to suffer, but instead it thrives. Ms. Ashley’s talent for detail and storytelling shine through in this addition to the Stormwalker series.
***This story was originally published in Hexed