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    Deborah Blake(Author) Romy Nordlinger(Narrator)
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...
Though she looks like a typical California surfer girl, Beka Yancy is in fact a powerful yet inexperienced witch who's struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga. Luckily she has her faithful dragon-turned-dog for moral support, especially when faced with her biggest job yet...
A mysterious toxin is driving the Selkie and Mer from their homes deep in the trenches of Monterey Bay. To investigate, Beka buys her way onto the boat of Marcus Dermott, a battle-scarred former U.S. Marine, and his ailing fisherman father.
While diving for clues, Beka drives Marcus crazy with her flaky New Age ideas and dazzling blue eyes. She thinks he's rigid and cranky (and way too attractive). Meanwhile, a charming Selkie prince has plans that include Beka. Only by trusting her powers can Beka save the underwater races, pick the right man, and choose the path she'll follow for the rest of her life...

Praise for "Wickedly Dangerous" "This is paranormal romance at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human.""-"Alex Bledsoe, author of "Wisp of a Thing" "In "Wickedly Dangerous", Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the 21st century; witchy and wild, with a kick-ass woman, witty repartee, and roots to the past. This book has everything I'm looking for." -Tanya Huff, author of "The Silvered" "An addicting plot combined with a unique adventure and an intelligent, pragmatic heroine kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!""-"Maria V. Snyder, "New York Times "bestselling author of the Healer seriesPraise for "Wickedly Dangerous""This is paranormal romance at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human.""-"Alex Bledsoe, author of "Wisp of a Thing""In "Wickedly Dangerous," Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the 21st century; witchy and wild, with a kick-ass woman, witty repartee, and roots to the past. This book has everything I'm looking for." -Tanya Huff, author of "The Silvered""An addicting plot combined with a unique adventure and an intelligent, pragmatic heroine kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!""-"Maria V. Snyder, "New York Times "bestselling author of the Healer seriesPraise for "Wickedly Dangerous" "This is paranormal romance at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human."" "Alex Bledsoe, author of "Wisp of a Thing" "In "Wickedly Dangerous," Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the 21st century; witchy and wild, with a kick-ass woman, witty repartee, and roots to the past. This book has everything I m looking for." Tanya Huff, author of"The Silvered" "An addicting plot combined with a unique adventure and an intelligent, pragmatic heroine kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!"" "Maria V. Snyder, "New York Times"bestselling author of the Healer series"Praise for Wickedly Dangerous "This is paranormal romance at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human."-Alex Bledsoe, author of Wisp of a Thing "In Wickedly Dangerous, Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the 21st century; witchy and wild, with a kick-ass woman, witty repartee, and roots to the past. This book has everything I'm looking for." -Tanya Huff, author of The Silvered "An addicting plot combined with a unique adventure and an intelligent, pragmatic heroine kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!"-Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of the Healer seriesPraise for Wickedly Dangerous -This is paranormal romance at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human.--Alex Bledsoe, author of Wisp of a Thing -In Wickedly Dangerous, Deborah Blake has updated Baba Yaga for the 21st century; witchy and wild, with a kick-ass woman, witty repartee, and roots to the past. This book has everything I'm looking for.- -Tanya Huff, author of The Silvered -An addicting plot combined with a unique adventure and an intelligent, pragmatic heroine kept me glued to the page. I never had so much fun losing sleep!--Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of the Healer series --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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  • By Marta Cox on 2 December 2014

    I am a huge fan of paranormal stories so when I saw this series based on the famed Baba Yaga stories I just had to read it. The legendary Russian witch who lived in a magical hut has captured the imagination of many and tales of her exploits have fascinated readers over the years. A powerful witch who meted out justice and yet not one that many would willingly seek out as the famed Baba Yaga was a mercurial creature with a fearsome reputation that would raise chills. Definitely not someone who the unwary would ever want to cross!This story brings the legend slap bang up to date though and we learn that there is not one Baba Yaga but several and three of these incredible witches are living and working in the US. Charged with protecting the barriers between worlds Beka may the youngest of the Babas but she is no less powerful for it. She may well be a little naive and self deprecating but Beka is determined to do her job and woe betide any who get in her way. There's something not right in the ocean and Beka is called upon by the Merfolk and Selkies to investigate before any more of them are poisoned. To try to discover just what is polluting the water Beka arranges passage on a local fishing boat but right from the start she clashes with Marcus whose father owns the boat. Marcus is a battle hardened former Marine who distrusts Beka who he sees as a bit of a hippy and all round tree hugger ! Oh she's lovely but there's something about Beka that just doesn't feel right. They are two very different people what with Bekas free living ways whilst Marcus is all about duty and yet the intense attraction they share is not easy to ignore. Luckily it seems as if Beka already has a man in her life so Marcus can breathe a sigh of relief but that's not happening either! Just what is going on and what is Beka really up to? It's not what Marcus expects and Beka has to face a hard truth if she's to solve the mystery!I really like these stories and I am loving the twist on the old Baba Yaga legend. I will confess I was a touch anxious that these books might turn out to be a tad formulaic as this book like the previous story sees Beka paired up with her own Chudo Yudo which is a dragon disguised as a dog and also as she's a servant of the Otherworld Queen she has the ability to call upon three powerful guardians. Let me reassure those who read the previous book Wickedly Dangerous that the author gives us a completely different heroine with this tale and a unique set of circumstances that allow for a fabulous insight into the world of the Fae. There's a villain to boo and hiss at and it's a compelling story with greed at it's centre. I thought the author did a fine job of opening up this world she is introducing us to and there's certainly a lot more to come as we follow the guardians into the next book.So this was easy to read and who doesn't love a strong protective hero? I thought Marcus and all his taciturn ways to be a perfect foil for free spirited Beka. They are each stubborn in their own way and yet there's a vulnerability about Beka that is very appealing. This is without a doubt a romantic story but it's also fun and more than a little sexy! I'm loving the world building which is getting more intriguing with each book and if you enjoy diverse entertaining characters then this book is bound to appeal.

  • By Deborah Jay on 27 October 2015

    Beka Yancy is a barely qualified Baba Yaga (turns out that’s a title, not a person, and there are 3 of them in the US, protecting the environment and dealing with bad guys), and for her first serious mission she finds herself faced with a tricky situation: something is poisoning the deepwater trench where the mers and selkies live, forcing them to move closer to human waters and risk discovery. There’s little to go on, and Beka can’t help but question her own competence, as her self-confidence was pretty much wiped out by her mentor during training.Just to complicate things, the only way Beka can get out to the site to dive, is on a fishing boat with a grumpy old guy dying of cancer, and his impossibly stiff-shirted son, Marcus; an ex-marine who can’t abide Beka’s flaky surfer-girl persona. He’s not to know she’s a powerful witch, and he wouldn’t believe her anyway...This is the second of Deborah Blake’s Baba Yaga series, and it was great to have a totally different character from Barbara Yager, the Baba in Wickedly Dangerous. The writing is clear and crisp, and the story holds together nicely although I did think Beka was a bit too trusting and forgiving, even if she is understandably naive.I think I may be suffering from romance-reading burnout, as I found the plot structure of the romance aspect way too predictable: boy meets girl and they detest each other on sight. Through circumstances they gradually come to the point of developing a relationship, have sex, and then girl reveals big secret which boy can’t forgive, and suddenly it’s all doom and gloom and looks like it’s all over. But hey, guess what? It isn’t! Now there’s a surprise... Not.To be fair, the characters are beautifully drawn, and totally true to their natures. I just think the predictability is rather dull, but you may thrive on it. After all, there are only so many stories out there to be told.The villain is gloriously villainous, there is a little lead in to the next book with one of the Riders (the Baba Yaga’s traditional assistants) missing, and all the immediate plot threads are nicely tied up by the end, so a satisfying read on many levels. I look forward to the next one, and discovering yet another Baba and her individual quirks.

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