Virtual Book Club: Oct 1st

I have been eye-balling Kelly Gay's books for far too long, so this past weekend when I happened to stumble upon them at my local bookshop, Mysterious Galaxy, they seemed to jump off the shelves into my bag demanding to finally be read.  I was happy to oblige. Needless to say, I'm so excited to finally be cracking the first Charlie Madigan novel open.  I hope that you'll come join me for a chat on Friday Oct 1st.   

Goodreads synopsis:
Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they've become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens.

Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It's her job to see that the continued integration of our new "friends" goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there's nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won't do to set things right. 

Simultaneous Giveaway: Kelly will be giving away a signed copy of her next book The Darkest Edge of Dawn If you stop by and say hi and maybe join in on the discussion of The Better Part of Darkness


  1. Funny how it jumped off the shelf in your bag about the same time it did so to me. :) The store didn't have it on the shelf though. :( I ordered it through them and for free they ship direct to my house. So, I am anxiously waiting for it. I have been wanting this book since it came out, just hadn't been able to get to it. This will be a great reason to finally get to it. :)

    (Now, I am behind in getting to all the other blog posts. I jumped ahead in the order to reply to this one. :) )

    Can't wait to chat on this one.

  2. That is the power of Kelly Gay apparently! My fantasy book shop is some kind of amazing, and a big kind of dangerous. ;)
    I can't wait to chat on this either.

  3. I have to admit. I haven't bought the book yet but I really want to. Guess I have to now, huh? :)

  4. Thanks for letting me know about this via good reads. I confess I've already bought the next one.

  5. Shera: Thanks for stopping by anyway. If you want to kill some time tomorrow I'll be chatting up BPoD all day...maybe a friend would like a copy of book 2 ;)