She was born a witch with no powers . . .
Cara Augustine came from a long line of powerful witches, so it was a huge disappointment when her family discovered she might as well have been a human. Only her cousins Evika and Sonya, born on the same day as Cara, treat her as an equal.
On their twenty-first birthdays, Evika convinces Cara to go to San Francisco to celebrate. To Cara’s horror, she awakens the next morning in bed with a handsome—and apparently dead—stranger, and Evika is missing.
As Cara searches for her missing cousin, her powers suddenly manifest, spinning her life wildly out of control. She is not just a witch—she is a Synemancer, a witch who can draw energy from other magical beings and weave them into immense energy. And her powers have a mind of their own, drawing supernatural men to her so they can grow in strength. Before she knows what’s happening, Cara has bound three men to her—a Nightkind, a Werewolf, and a Wizard.
If that isn’t enough, deadly, animalistic sub-demons are now trying to kill her, and someone has awakened an ancient Aztec demon-god who wants to bring back the good old days of human sacrifice—and only a Synemancer can stop it. In a race against time, Cara has to learn to juggle her three men, control her power, find her cousin, and stop the Aztec demon. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose everything and everyone she loves. But if she manages it, the cost will probably be her life . . .
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Syn in the City by Mertianna Georgia is a fast-paced trip through an urban fantasy world inhabited by nightkinds, were-wolves, witches, wizards, demon lords, petty demons, and even a few just plain ordinary human beings. Cara, the novel's heroine, is a sexy creature who is only beginning to learn how to use the super powers that are the birthright of her kind: the synemancers, a special type of witch. She races through the streets of San Francisco, the shores of southern California, and the jungles of Central America searching for her kidnapped cousin, another witch, while balancing love affairs with a nightkind, a were-wolf, and a wizard. This supernatural juggling act might be too much for most young ladies, but Cara, the last of the super witches, not only manages it, but also does her best to help save the world. This is a novel that will not only keep the reader turning pages to find out what happens next, but one that also raises body temperatures with its many steamy sex scenes. A very readable book, well-written, and highly recommended.
Cara Augustine is kind and gentle, but though she comes from a long line of witches she possesses none of the family traits. Her parents ignore her as being beneath them; as do most of her relatives. The only exceptions are her cousins Evika and Sonya, born on the same day as Cara. When the three cousins turn twenty-one, Evika persuades Cara to go clubbing in San Francisco. Cara wakes up the next morning to find a corpse sharing her bed. He is actually a Nightkind demon who drinks blood. He took her home after her cousin was attacked by an ooze coming out of her compact mirror, grabbing her and taking Evika into another realm. Searching for her beloved cousin turns on Cara's dormant magic as she is a Synemancer- one who draws energy from other magical beings and converts it into a powerful force. She struggles with controlling her skill, which leads to demons attacking her even as males become bound to her. Heading to her Aunt Amelia for help, she turns Tom the Werewolf into her familiar and binds Paul the Wizard and Ronan the Nightkind to her. Cara seeks to rescue Evika and also prevent an Aztec demon lord from opening a portal that would enable one of the most powerful otherworldly essences Texcatlopoca from entering the mortal plane. Mertianna Georgia has written a creative urban fantasy filled with plenty of paranormal action and a fascinating cast especially the heroine. The fast-paced story line is filled with twists and insight into the various paranormal species intertwined into the plot. Still this is Cara's coming of age tale as she keeps the exciting thriller focused with her struggles to control the men and the power in her life while searching for Evika and stopping a vicious demon lord from crossing. Harriet Klausner