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DARK ORACLE by Alayna Williams

Rogue Oracle

"Alayna Williams writes with power and poetry, combining old mythos with complete ass-kickery. You don't want to miss this series."--Nationally Best-selling Author Ann Aguirre

March 2010
Mass Market Paperback
368 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 9781439182819
Ebook: 9781439182833

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Tara Sheridan is the best criminal profiler around--and the most unconventional. Trained as a forensic psychologist, Tara also specializes in Tarot card reading. But she doesn't need her divination skills to realize that the new assignment from her friend and sometime lover, Agent Harry Li, is a dangerous proposition in every way.

Former Cold War operatives, all linked to a top-secret operation tracking the disposal of nuclear weapons in Russia, are disappearing. There are no bodies, and no clues to their whereabouts. Harry suspects a conspiracy to sell arms to the highest bidder. The cards--and Tara's increasingly ominous dreams--suggest something darker. Even as Tara sorts through her feelings for Harry and her fractured relationship with the mysterious order known as Delphi's Daughters, a killer is growing more ruthless by the day. And a nightmare that began decades ago in Chernobyl will reach a terrifying endgame that not even Tara could have foreseen....

Don't miss Dark Oracle! (Book One)

Reviews of Rogue Oracle:

"This is fantasy the way it should be. Original, fast-paced, suspenseful and very surprising...I've read my fair share of fantasy novels, but never before have I come across a novel that both focuses on oracles, and uses the present time as a time frame. It was a refreshing change for once, one that was warmly welcomed after reading perhaps a bit too many fantasy novels focusing on vampires, demons and the likes...If you're tired of reading the same fantasy novels over and over again but in different format and with other titles, or you rather stake a vampire than read another love story with vamps in the lead role and you feel like declaring war on both hell and heaven so you could just kill every demon and angel alive, then Rogue Oracle really is the novel you are waiting for. A fast read, entertaining, original, and it doesn't let you go until the end -- and even then, you'll have some trouble getting away from it. Even if you're still a huge fan of vampire love stories and demons still hold a special place in your heart, you'll enjoy Rogue Oracle nevertheless. Because it's really everything fantasy should be like, but all too often isn't."--I [Love] Books (4.5 stars)

"I absolutely love Dark Oracle, the first book in this series, so I was more than eager to read Rogue Oracle. And let me say: WOW!! Rogue Oracle is dark, gritty, disturbing, intense and utterly awesome!"--Pearls Cast

About the Author

Alayna Williams has an MA in sociology-criminology (research interests: fear of crime and victimology) and a BA in criminology. She has worked in and around criminal justice since 1997. Although she does read Tarot cards, she's never used them in criminal profiling or to locate lost scientists. She recently took up astronomy, but for the most part her primary role in studying constellations and dark matter is to follow her amateur astronomer-husband around central Ohio toting the telescope tripod and various lenses. Like the Pythia in the Oracle books, she's been known to belly dance. Unlike the Pythia she'd never consider herself a professional.

"Alayna" is also known as Laura Bickle, the author of Embers and Sparksfrom Pocket Juno.

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