The cover for Stacia Kane’s June 26 release, Chasing Magic, was unveiled today. Book 5 in Kane’s addictive Downside Ghosts series, it will follow the highly anticipated Sacrificial Magic, which is due out in just a few more weeks, on March 27 (stay tuned for more on that book soon!), so beware of spoilers if you delve too deep into what’s coming up for Chess in Chasing Magic:
Magic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush. But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply, Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls—and taking the innocent with them, as the magic-infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible.
As if the streets weren’t scary enough, the looming war between the two men in her life explodes, taking even more casualties and putting Chess squarely in the middle. Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to stop both the war and the dark wave of death-magic, and the only way to do that is to use both her addiction and her power to enter the spell and chase the magic all the way back to its malevolent source. Too bad that doing so will probably kill Chess—if the war doesn’t first destroy the man who’s become her reason for living.