Maggie for Hire (Book One: Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Series)

Maggie for Hire (Book One: Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Series)

by Kate Danley

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Overview

When monsters appear on Earth, Maggie MacKay is on the job. No one is better at hauling the creepy crawlies back where they belong. No one, that is, except Maggie's dad, who vanished in the middle of an assignment.

Now, an elf named Killian has shown up with a gig. Seems Maggie's uncle teamed up with the forces of dark to turn Earth into a vampire convenience store, serving bottomless refills on humans. Ah, family...

The only hope for survival lies in tracking down two magical artifacts and a secret that disappeared with Maggie's dad.

WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463762544
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2011
Series: Maggie MacKay: Magical Tracker Series , #1
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 919,818
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Kate Danley is twenty year veteran of stage and screen with a B.S. in theatre from Towson University.

Her debut novel, The Woodcutter, was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and the Washington, DC/Baltimore area. Her screenplay "Fairy Blood" won 1st Place in the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in the Action/Adventure Category and her screenplay "American Privateer" was a 2nd Round Choice in the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Competition.

Her original projects The Playhouse, Dog Days, Sock Zombie, SuperPout, and Sports Scents can be seen in festivals and on the internet.

She lost on Hollywood Squares.

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Maggie for Hire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
World Walker Maggie MacKay is a tough woman whose lively hood is dedicated to tracking down magical creatures. These monsters have gone AWOL on the Earth side of the boundary. Her job is simple, find her mark, take him down dead or alive, and collect the bounty. However, when an elf named Killian gets her to help him to save the world, Maggie finds out that her job isn't as simple as it used to be. Throw in an evil uncle, a missing dad, a psychic mother and you got a really good quick read. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. It was a pretty good mystery that kept me reading. If you are looking to read a mystery with a sassy female lead with a paranormal twist, then you will like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love when an author puts out a free read, & it turns out to be fantastic, & then you discover a new author you love. This had a lot of action & humor. This story had me laughing and intrigued. It was an easy and very enjoyable read. I totally recommend & look forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally, if I don't like a book thqt begins a series I wont continue reading, however, I liked this book. The characters were fairly lively and interesting. I plan to continue on reading the rest of the series.
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
Rollicking good time with a nice twist of the vampire/supernatural world. I'm now looking forward to the rest of the series!  p.s. This is NOT a YA book, plenty of good four letter words. Must be why I like it so much >;P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the story and the characters. Interesting and well written. Nice plot, will like to continue reading more stories. Great job. Please keep writing. MR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first in Danley's urban fantasy series is a fast, light read. The characters are a lot of fun; Maggie keeps an engaging internal monologue going through the whole story. My only complaint is that the final confrontation with the bad guy was over rather quickly. (The swearing may also be a bit much for some readers.) Recommended to fans of Devon Monk, Seanan McGuire, and Meghan Doidge. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came across this book by purchasing the Magic After Dark Boxed Set which included 6 books from 6 different authors.....all from the urban fantasy / paranormal genre. What a great find! This is the first book I've read by the author but it will definitely not be the last! Interesting story line but I loved the sarcastic wit the most. The female lead is the start of a strong character which I hope will be further developed in the series. I liked The supporting characters as well, I could easily picture the old chain-smoking chinese man. I highly recommend checking this fun, easy and refreshing story out yourself...... I'm going to buy the next in the series right now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is never boring.  It got my attention immediately and I was hooked.  An easy read, like candy for the brain  I am going to start on book 2 .  Maggie is a great heroine, with a brain and courage.  Very believeable.  Highly recommend this book.
Dragonskull2523 More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. I laughed so hard through the whole thing. I can't wait to get the rest. Katherine Danley has become an instant favorite for me.
Anonymous 9 hours ago
Maggie and her Adonis of an elf save the world from her uncle, vampires & other dark creatures.
Anonymous 14 days ago
to+me%2C+180+or+so+is+almost+a+short+story.++but+this+one+was+a+very+easy+read%2C++the+story+was+exceptionally+good+and+different.++%0A
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Thanks
Anonymous 7 months ago
Fast+pace+and+lots+of+action+%21+My+kind+of+book%21%0A
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fun and enjoyable book. Will buy the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick+read++Good+charscters.+
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Description: Maggie MacKay is a tracker; she has the ability to cross between dimensions and track down the monsters that want to start trouble in the human world. So when Killian, a messenger from the Elf Queen, shows up with a job - stopping a group of vampires from using humans as juice boxes - Maggie can't turn down the opportunity to kick some blood-sucking butt. Unfortunately, her family is more entwined with the inter-dimensional brawl than she realizes, and the only way to stop the madness is to find a couple magical objects and unleash a secret that could put everyone - and everything - in danger. With the help of Killian, her family, and a few otherworldly allies, can Maggie find the relics and stop the approaching apocalypse? Or will the world end with her neck on the chopping block?Review: After seeing the cover art and reading the blurb, how could someone not want to read this book?! I have always been a fan of the otherworldly, especially when it involves a no-holds-barred heroine who doesn't take any B.S. from anyone - or anything, and can dole out a mean arse-kicking. That's why I loved Maggie For Hire! Maggie is a great character; well-developed, strong-willed, and full of attitude. She reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but more sure of herself and less fragile. The plot is action-packed, full of gory detail, and overflowing with the "unladylike behavior" promised on the back cover. I had a lot of fun reading, and was surprised that it was over so fast. The chapters were a nice short length, and the dialogue was fun and feisty. I only wish that I would have taken my time so there would be more to read! I hope that there is a sequel because Kate Danley is one heck of a writer! Recommended to older teens and adults who want pulse-pounding paranormal action that will leave them craving more!Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well-written, well-edited fun and funny adventure story. The characters are a lot of fun to be with watch them to the travails. A light afternoon fluff you will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started a little slow but once it got going the action was like a good movie that hase you on the edge of your seat. Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trying to be too witty, got old after the second chapter. It was ok, I won’t continue the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just what the caption states: barely ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kate Danley tells an amazing story with a strong female character you can relate to.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good fantasy read. Gutsy heroine. She's not afraid to curse or get angry. Totally entertaining.