what got me about this book? Well, the first line of the blurb has 3 concepts that acted like a magnet: rune witch; Barcelona; black sheep. From there, everything else simply worked.
Let’s see. Magic Runes (Magic Runes #1) by Devyn Jayse is an Adult, Urban Fantasy published in November.
Meet Carmen Rebello – Rune Witch, owner of the best magic store in Barcelona, and black sheep of her family.
When Carmen successfully removes a spell from a bewitched human, she never thought she would get ensnared in an ongoing Supernatural Bureau of Investigation case. Her life is already complicated by trying to stay hidden from her powerful family members, Carmen can’t afford the attention of joining the investigation but the SBI insist on her involvement. Add an annoying (but hot) SBI agent and her life is getting more difficult by the day. Can she help the SBI without exposing her identity?
Greta let out a sound of alarm. “What’s wrong? Why are you holding my hand?”
I stared at the marks on her wrist. They were similar to the marks I had seen on Thora. However, unlike Thora, these marks were pulsating with a green light and not blue. I wondered what the change in color meant.
My eyes raised to meet Adrian’s. He appeared as taken aback as I was. What were the odds of me finding two bewitched women on the same street?
“When did this appear?” I asked her.
“I don’t know.”
She looked scared so I eased my grip on her arm and softened my tone. “Think about it, when did you first notice it?”
She touched the mark with her other hand. “I don’t know. I think maybe a week or two ago…maybe three?”
“Are you sure?”
“Is this the same one you saw on the girl?” Adrian asked.
“Yes, I think so.” I confirmed. I squinted but the dim light made it difficult to be completely certain.
“You’re scaring me,” Greta said. “Tell me what’s going on.”
I let go of her wrist. “Is there a place we can go for more privacy?”
“We can go to Miguel’s office if he says okay, but I have to find someone to cover my tables.” Greta looked back and forth between me and Adrian. “I’ll go ask him.”
She took off in a hurry. I turned to look at Adrian. His customary frown had settled back on his face as he watched Greta leave. Adrian picked up the phone and dialed a number. He raised the phone to his ear. “Hi. It’s me. You need to come to Miguel’s. We’ve got a live one. Let Rafael know too. No, that’s not necessary, she’s with me.” He gave the person on the other end the address and hung up.
“Think you’re up for a live demonstration on how to remove the rune marks?” Adrian asked me.
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