By Nancy A. Collins
Copyright December 2010
Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can’t resist a good rental deal-even if it’s in the city’s strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.
Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic, and without his mother’s connections. As Tate is drawn into Hexe’s fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick…
This books is set in a Manhattan just a few pages to the right of our reality. Monsters and Mythical Creatures exist side by side with the normal human world. Although I think saying side by side, would be stretching it. They live in Golgotham, a section of the city you and I would not recognize even while walking its streets in our own reality.
Tate is an artist and a “trust fund baby” courtesy of her robber baron ancestors. Her current neighbors in the so called “artists loft” condo she now inhabits have been complaining about the noise her art takes to produce and the board has told her to cease and desist or else. Tate has decided to look for new digs and found what looks like the perfect place. While having lunch at Nona Stregga’s Pizza place she sees an ad on the bulletin board with little tear off pieces with a phone number.
Thus begins Tate’s adventures into a new life, in what is to her a new world also. She meets Hexe, her landlord and is shown a room that is bigger than her old place due to some twisting of math and geometry in its construction.
The new people she meets, the friends she makes, bring her to realize that the world she left is the strange one, not Golgotham.
Nancy A. Collins is also the author of two other Paranormal series of books, Vamps and Sonja Blue.
Ms. Collins can be found hanging out at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002246368935#!/nancy.collins?sk=wall
FTC Full Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library for my own enjoyment and to write a review of it.