From the back of the book: Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn't mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she's on good terms with Death himself---who happens to look fantastic in jeans----nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high-profile murder when she's attacked by the "shade" she's raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he like having her around....
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something---though it's certainly not his dislike of Alex. But Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled web of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer who wields a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life....and her soul.
Boy, oh, boy! My butt aches from all the kicking I've giving it for waiting so long to pick this out from the nightstand section of Mt Git'r'Read!!!
I saw the interview on BittenByBooks, one of my favorite go-to blogs for all things good readin', and immediately put GRAVE WITCH on the Wanton Wantin' Book List. Then it arrived in the mail and I had a few other books to read...then got in the right UF frame of mind and enjoyed the hell out of Alex, Falin the hot cop, Death (THE Death), Tamara the very cool medical examiner, and all the rest.
I love this book's open world that acknowledges magic exists. Fae have come out of the faery ring, ghosts can be spoken to, witches are flinging magic.
But someone is raising evil that has attacked Alex and if she doesn't do something soon, she's gone for good.
Once again, I can't say much more or it will be spoiler hell. I can say, though, get GRAVE WITCH and visit Kalayna on her blog.
Five witches and fae sparkly diamonds.....