Think there's nothing worse than becoming like your mother? Try being possessed by her spirit.
Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. Her dream job? The store’s new Acquisitioner…but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.
That’s when a spirit trapped inside the amulet possesses her, instead. Demonic powers are handy on a door-knock or when facing down one’s nemesis, but mages can’t use the demonic ley without becoming tainted. Worse yet, the spirit may be Aerie's difficult, dead-beat, long-gone mother.
The possession will destroy Aerie if she doesn’t get the amulet off—but the only person who can do that is the guy she repo’d it from. Mr. Probable Ulterior Motive says if she finds some crummy old book she’d lost years ago, she may discover the spirit’s true identity and prevent its damnation. Aerie must entrust her fate to a complete stranger or let the demon get what it wants—and it wants Pop dead.
Gonna be one Hell of a family reunion.
Lara Croft meets The Magicians in this tale of magic, adventure, and hidden truths.
Buy TAKIN’ IT BACK today for a possessing urban fantasy read that won’t let you go!
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About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling Author and Pushcart Prize nominee Ash Krafton is a speculative fiction author whose work has been featured in Bete Noire, Niteblade Fantasy and Horror, and Red Penny Papers. She's the author of the Demimonde trilogy (BLEEDING HEARTS, BLOOD RUSH, and WOLF'S BANE), WORDS THAT BIND (The Wild Rose Press), and several volumes of poetry and short fiction. Most recently, she's working on a new urban fantasy series, The Demon Whisperer. CHARM CITY (Book 1) was released in August 2016; the sequel, MURDER THE LIGHT, came out May 2017. A prequel, STRAITJACKETS AND HOLY WATER, is forthcoming. Currently, she's getting ready to release TAKIN' IT BACK, an urban fantasy about a girl who works as the "repo man" for her dad's magical pawn shop. She also writes for upper YA audiences (originally under the pen name "AJ Krafton"). Her debut novel, an historical fantasy titled THE HEARTBEAT THIEF, is a little bit Jane Austen, a little bit Edgar Allan Poe, and a whole lot about stealing heartbeats to stay young and beautiful forever. Ms. Krafton resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region, where she keeps the book jacket for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in a frame over her desk. Visit www.ashkrafton.com to learn more about her books and upcoming appearances.