Berkley / September 2, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…
Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.
But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.
Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…
Wickedly Dangerous, the first book in a new series by Deborah Blake, is a new paranormal series with a different flair, based on a Russian fairytale.
Russian tales state that Baba Yaga, a wicked witch with a curved-chin, beaky-nose, iron teeth, and giant chicken legs flies through the air on an enchanted mortar and pestle, to search out naughty children. And when she finds them she doesn’t discipline them, she eats them. That would keep me out of the forests and woods!