Thursday, 20 September 2012

Throwback Thursday #64 - Black Dust Mambo

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?
Black Dust Mambo - Adrian Phoenix
Kallie Riviere, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance's annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching -- the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju -- a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her.
Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer -- even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie's search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated -- back home to Bayou Cypres Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie's aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.
This was a birthday present last year from some friends of mine - and I've shamefully never read it! I love books set in the South and the idea of hoodoo mixing it with Urban Fantasy - plus the cover of this book is right up my UF street...I don't know what it is about a girl holding a knife in the swamp that makes want to read the book!
What things on the cover attracts your attention? :)


  1. not sure ^^ but it's intrigues me for sure^^

  2. Mel, have you read any of Adrian Phoenix?! She is one of my fave UF authors. Read her, she is great! Crazy and quite dark.

  3. you know I read the first novel of this series a while ago and I even have the second one signed by the author to read. I really need to try it.

  4. I have this one on my wishlist. I hope when you read it, it rocks for you!

  5. This is the first book in a good series Mel, especially Kallie's character who is no one to mess with when it comes to a good old fashioned "magical" showdown.

    The parts of the cover that catch my attention are the fog swirling at female's feet and the spooky looking old cabin in the background.

    Read this one soon, let me know if you like it enough to continue the series.

  6. Oh I remember when this one came out! And I wanted it...I still want it. And need to get to reading her other series as well. :) Great pick!