Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Memes: Trace of Magic by Diana Pharoah Francis

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I pulled Trace of Magic by Diana Pharaoh Francis from my TBR mountain. Actually, it is on my Kindle. Here is the description:
Even the most powerful tracers can't track you if the magical trace you leave behind is too old. But I can track almost anything, even dead trace. That makes me a unicorn, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Loch Ness Monster all rolled into one. In a word, I am unique. A very special snowflake. And if anyone ever finds out, I'll be dead or a slave to one of the Tyet criminal factions.

Riley Hollis has quietly traced kidnapped children and quietly tipped the cops to their whereabouts one too many times. Now she's on the radar of Detective Clay Price, a cop in the pocket of a powerful magic Tyet faction. When he blackmails her into doing a dangerous trace for him, Riley will have to break every rule that keeps her safe. Or become a Tyet pawn in a deadly, magical war.
Everybody leaves a magical trail of sorts, like an indelible ribbon unrolling behind them. 
Friday 56:
My mistake was in hoping that Price wouldn't follow me. He filled the doorway, trapping me inside.


  1. Ooh, this one sounds exciting. I like the image of "an indelible ribbon unrolling behind him." Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “THE DENIM BLUE SEA”

  2. The cover would make me pause and check it out further. I couldn't help but smile when I read a unicorn, the tooth fairy...I would read on.
    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

  3. Omg, Pharaoh is an absolutely amazing middle name, I'm jealous! This sounds like a really interesting read and I love the slightly self-deprecating and sarcastic sense of humour in the blurb! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. I love the description of the book! Such an inventive premise. Click on my name for my Beginning and 56.

  5. The blurb definitely grabbed my attention and I really want to know what's going on in that 56. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I like the description in the opening: indelible ribbon unrolling behind them. This sounds like a fascinating story.
    My Friday post features WILLOW VALE.

  7. It's great how both the beginning and the pg 56 mention following. Here's my post:

  8. That's an interesting premise and the unicorn statement made me laugh.

  9. I'm intrigued by this one at the word magical. :-)
    Happy weekend!


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