The power swelled inside me, burning, hurting, but I let it center
me. Pain means I'm still here, fighting. I envisioned it swelling in
my hand in a seething rush, gathering, gathering, and then I sent it
out on my resolve like a dark and winged thing riding the magickal
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and learn its history. Her power is a gift, but one that's thrown her life off track. The magical inheritance she received from her mother is dangerously powerful, and Corine has managed to mark herself as a black witch by dealing with demons to solve her problems.
Back home, Corine is trying to rebuild her pawnshop and her life with her ex Chance, despite the target on her back. But when the demons she provoked kidnap her best friend in retaliation, Corine puts everything on hold to save her. It's undoubtedly a trap, but Corine would do anything to save those she loves, even if it means sacrificing herself...
Ann Aguirre is an American bestselling author. She lives now in Mexico. She has written romantic science fiction and fantasy and young adult fiction.