Stray Magic by Kelly Meding

Stray Magic by Kelly Meding

Book Review

Stray Magic


Shiloh Harrison is part of the U.S. Marshall service in the Paranormal Investigation Unit. Her job requires her to be available all hours, which puts a strain on her relationships with people outside the Para-Marshall unit. And that especially holds true for any man in her life.

When a planned day off takes a turn into a trailer park hostage negotiation with a Master Vampire, Shiloh knows things are about to get complicated. And they do.

Vampires. Black magic. Werewolves. Djinn. Stray Magic has it all, and all of it packs a serious paranormal, urban fantasy punch. Fast-paced, well-written, with extremely compelling characters and an engaging storyline, the first book in author Kelly Meding’s Stray series, hits a homerun.

Once I started reading this book, I quickly discovered I couldn’t put it down. Right up there with my love of Buffy and The Vampire Diaries, and some of the urban fantasy series I’ve come to discover in the years since Buffy went off the air, Stray Magic is a fun book I completely fell inside and devoured.

If you are a fan of Buffy and The Vampire Diaries and are looking for a story that combines elements from both while also twisting things into something brand new, pick up a copy of Stray Magic. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

*I received an E-ARC of this book from Harper Voyager for purpose of review*


Stray Magic by Kelly MedingSTRAY MAGIC
Author: Kelly Meding
Series: Strays #1
Genre: Fiction | Paranormal | Urban Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper Voyager Impulse
ISBN: 9780062847676
Pages: 336
Publication: Jun. 19, 2018
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Shiloh Harrison was hoping for a few days off to recover from a particularly nasty assignment, preferably with the help of the talented hands (and, well, the rest of his body too) of her sexy boyfriend, Vincent. But when a group of vampires takes an entire trailer park hostage, there’s nothing to do but make her apologies and get to the scene.

Such is the life of a Federal Marshal in the Paranormal Investigators Unit.

Yet this isn’t like her typical track-and-nab case: something is going on that has vampires scared, and it takes all her strength not to imagine what could frighten such powerful creatures. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have that option. Her boss is MIA, someone is snatching vampires, and there’s a ticking clock that can only end one way: a bloodbath.

Unless she can stop it.

The first book in a new series, Stray Magic is a dark and sexy mystery, with enough twists and curves to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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Born and raised in Southern Delaware, Kelly Meding survived five years in the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia, only to retreat back to the peace and sanity of the Eastern Shore. An avid reader and film buff, she discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal.

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