Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins, has scheduled the release of Kim Harrison’s Black Magic Sanction for February 23rd.
Description: a coven has shunned and denounced Rachel Morgan for practicing black magic and consorting with demons. Her sentence: Life in a prison where beatings are common and the food is drugged. Prisoners who try to escape are reformed the old fashioned way—with a lobotomy.
To escape this fate, she’ll have to avoid capture long enough to clear her own name. As always, her friends — especially sultry vampire Ivy and irrepressible pixie Jenks — have her back. Still, not every old acquaintance is so welcome. Her sleazy ex-boyfriend Nick has returned, insisting this time he can be trusted. Rachel isn’t buying it, but she just might find him useful anyway.
Meanwhile, solving the murder of her one great love, Kisten (chillingly revealed in White Witch, Black Curse) hasn’t left Rachel’s romantic life any less complicated. As the book begins, she’s so over her long-time crush Pierce, but he’s determined to win her back. Is she really immune to his charms?
The book’s thrilling, climactic confrontation not only stretches Rachel’s courage, strength and supernatural powers to the limits, but also tests her convictions, forcing her to weigh the moral cost of winning her own freedom.
Harrison’s dark urban fantasy series has been rapidly picking up fans since its 2004 debut, Dead Witch Walking. The fifth and sixth books in the series, The Outlaw Demon Wails and For a Few Demons More, both hit number five on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. And the most recent title, White Witch, Black Curse, went straight to number three on the Times list its first week on sale, demonstrating how hungry readers are to snatch up the latest Rachel Morgan adventure.