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Unholy Magic By Stacia Kane Unholy Magic ENEMIES DON T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY For Chess Putnam finding herself near fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job As an agent of t
  • Title: Unholy Magic
  • Author: Stacia Kane
  • ISBN: 9780345515582
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Unholy Magic By Stacia Kane ENEMIES DON T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY For Chess Putnam, finding herself near fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world s unpleasant little poltergeist problem humans filing false claims of hauntings all while sENEMIES DON T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY For Chess Putnam, finding herself near fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world s unpleasant little poltergeist problem humans filing false claims of hauntings all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new celebrity assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.Someone s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it s the work of a ghost are way off base But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they along with their ruthless employers are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.
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    1. Stacia Kane

      Stacia Kane is the author of the light hearted romantic urban fantasy Megan Chase series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy Downside series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass 69 Chevelle She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.

    523 thoughts on “Unholy Magic”

    1. Thoughts before reading I m going to give this series one chance, for this and this alone Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book Period They have that right If they hate the book because the MC says the word delicious and the reader believes it s the Devil s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops This book is shit and don t read it if they want If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they [...]


    2. I now have a seemingly unhealthy crush on a fictional character with protruding eyebrows, scars on his face, pomade in his hair and mutton chops that would make any Elvis impersonater weak with envy.I originally started this series right after I finished reading the Fever series.I was in a bit of a Jericho Barrons detox phase that resulted in a lot of good books being tossed aside Luckily, I picked these up again and can say it is one of may favorite series that I have read Chess has grown on me [...]


    3. Update 7 19 12 Stacia Kane is extremely cool staciakane 2012 07 11 _____________________________This book hurts Well, if that lovey dovey stuff matters to you it might It s not romance at all, it s painful and raw and sick but I cried I didn t even know I was crying until my lip felt wet.I also couldn t put it down I started trying to read around eleven but the kids kept interrupting until after twelve when I was already exhausted By two I was having trouble keeping my eyes open but something wa [...]


    4. Kat, fellow Goodreader and my favorite Australian summed up this book best gut wrenching This book ripped out my innards, tap danced all over them, unceremoniously shoved them back inside me, and sewed me up haphazardly Sure, in the end, my guts were no longer all over the place but serious damage was done And I liked it Sounds like I m being over dramatic, I know, but you should see my Unholy Magic status updates.This book sent me on an emotional roller coaster ride from hell Now, don t get me [...]


    5. Update Feb 2015 reread was just as great as the first time This book has remained firmly in my memory, so stepping back into this world is like turning on a favorite TV show Enjoyable to the max No spoilers Unholy Ghosts ReviewThat s it I can t articulate anything.Various stages of feels as demonstrated in animal gifs ZOMG No no no did that just happen DEAD


    6. I am appeased Unholy Magic delivers the meat missing from predecessor Unholy Ghosts Downside Ghosts 1 While still imperfect, Magic offers intricate, clever plotting, powerful prose, and most importantly, a healthy serving of character development Ghosts irritated me because author Stacia Kane romanticizes drug addiction and drug peddlers Witch sleuth protagonist Chess Putnam the significance of whose surname I will discover eventually unaccountably escapes addiction s lowest moments in Ghosts Dr [...]


    7. Oh Chess What a piece of freaking work you are Shakes head This series is dark, dark, dark, and than a little depressing I m not usually a fan of downer reads So why is it so good How is this series so freaking good And why can I not stop reading or listening, in my case Chess is a drugged out mess, and only sinking deeper into her own pit of suck But Stacia Kane is kind of brilliant how she writes her character Chess was worse than ever but I felt for her for the first time I had empathy, man, [...]


    8. Nothin show up we ain t handle, aye You an me I am officially addicted to this series This book killed me, but I love, love, loved it It s been over a month since I read Unholy Magic for the first time Since then I have listened to it on audio 1 times and also re read parts of it It s that freaking good What an AMAZING sequel to Unholy Ghosts I don t think there s anything about this book that I didn t like The plot was really interesting and I enjoyed the parts of Chess doing her regular Churc [...]


    9. After reading and absolutely loving Unholy Ghosts, I was somewhat nervous about reading Unholy Magic I ve been caught out before with a new series, reading and liking the first book only to be disappointed with the second, but thankfully, this was not the case with Unholy Magic This book is AMAZING and I am totally in love with this series Unholy Magic begins roughly where Unholy Ghosts ended Chess is still working for the Church of Real Truth as a debunker and popping pills, Terrible is still B [...]


    10. This is the second book of Chess Putnam s messed up adventures She s a witch who officially works for the Church they re in charge of everything since ghosts tried to take over the world and kill everybody Unofficially, she sometimes does magic for two rival druglords pimps named Bump and Slobag Separately they aren t supposed to know she s working for the other Life is tricky It doesn t help when you re a raging drug addict Chess needs her pills, her powder, her smoke, and whatever else she can [...]


    11. Things I hate about Downside Ghosts Chess attitude Chess drug addiction Chess way of handling her problems Terrible s vocabulary it messes with my head a lot No likeable characters The love triangle Things I m neutral about regarding Downside Ghosts The ghost theme Things I love about Downside Ghosts empty So I guess that sums it up I said that I ll give the second book a try since I hated the first because Downside Ghosts is such a popular series I really want to know why Am I missing something [...]


    12. 4.25 stars The dead do not offer forgiveness They do not feel They do not advance or grow They remain frozen as they were, save for the replacement of love with hate The Book of Truth, Veraxis, Article 329 Downside World 201 by MimiAll right, in addition to the information I got and mentioned in my review of Unholy Ghosts, here are some other details facts questions1 Remember the Church employees that go to the City and do something with ghosts They re called Liaisers and apparently they guide r [...]


    13. I m going with 4.5 on this book of the series just like the first book but for different reasons This book was so much smoother to read than the first book With the world building already done in the previous book we are taken right into Chess s world from the get go Chess s drug abuse is still rampant but maybe I m just a little numb from it because it bothered me less in this book The main story itself centered on just two cases and it felt less chaotic that way Of course that doesn t mean sh [...]


    14. If you are looking for a review that discusses this book, keep looking This one is of an internal dialog, you know, notes to self Self, you have reached the point where you need to examine your relationship with this series Why Because you are not a die hard fan of urban fantasy and this one is pure UF.Let s see you are married to Night Huntress, Dresden Files, and Tales from the Nightside You are living with Rachael Morgan, Kate Daniels, and the Iron Druid Chronicles You are dating Black Londo [...]


    15. Nobody writes dark urban fantasy like Stacia Kane The author creates a world where ghosts wreak havoc and people turn to the Church to protect them The Church provides people specially trained to get rid of ghosts This is a world where summoning a ghost results in the death penalty Ghosts kill and steal energy Part of the allure of this series is the way that the characters are written Almost every character is flawed and yet, the reader feels invested in that character s well being The main cha [...]


    16. Somewhere in the back of her mind she thought if she kept kissing him, she d get secrets, get answers to questions she didn t know she had, and it excited and scared her in equal measure, made her dizzy I loved this book I love living in Chess s and Terrible s world It s a little surprising the direction that Kane is taking this character in Instead of showing her improving and battling her addiction, her situation seems to be drastically declining I was able to grasp a better understanding of [...]


    17. Holy Hell Wow.I m warning you now This is going to be a really crappy review It s going to be an I love Kane will you marry me Terrible kind of review But can you blame a girl This book was so awesome I am flying through this series and have only Stacia Kane to thank for this Terrible Fever I am in There are so many great things about this series First off, I find that I love Church s job It gets her into some really messy situations, but I m always interested in what is going on Typically with [...]


    18. Unholy Magic is book two in the Downside Ghosts series without a doubt my favorite new series of 2010 I have never in my life felt the need to email an author wax poetic about how much I enjoyed their book until I read Unholy Magic I am a huge fan of Unholy Ghosts but I feel with Unholy Magicyou get to know Chess better, you already know what she s about in the most basic of senses We know Chess is a debunker as well as a drug addict, but we don t really know why she is either In Unholy Magicyou [...]


    19. Unholy Magic is the 2nd in the Downside Ghosts series and boy, is it emotionally gripping and extremely intense Chess is a debunker for the Church who exterminates ghosts and frequently, busts those who are set up fake hauntings for financial gain She s also an extremely drug dependent, which helps her deal with the scars that early life experiences have caused In this book, we see her making horrible decisions that lead her to drive a divide between her personal relationships and the only pers [...]



    20. This series is one of the greatest Its like being sucked in to a whole new world thats dark and scary and full of the unknown I didnt think I would like a book about the protaganist being an addict with no dreams of recovery.but it worked and I wouldnt have it any other way One of the sweetest moments in literary history I figure you really wanted me you d say Like now, maybe, if you dig I ll fuckin carry you down your place on a run, you tell me aye, get you on your back afore the next word com [...]


    21. I guess it says alot about this book that it has inspired such a tangled mess of emotions in me I m angry at Chess I feel sorry for her I feel like she deserves her misery, but I want it to all work out Her self destructive behavior doesn t just affect her, but the fallout is landing on those around her And I m getting ahead of myself.Three months have passed since the events of Unholy Ghosts Chess is still a raging drug addict She is still sleeping with Lex And she is still forging a friendship [...]


    22. 2 2.5 starsGod, this booktually, the first TWO books in this series, are so damn depressing This took me a long time to finish I kept having to take breaks from it because the entire thing is just sobleak There were certain parts that were very hard for me to read I.e Chess going through withdrawals , and there were times when I nearly gave up on the book But, my love for Trouble, and the fact that I do find the whole Downside worldd DownSpeak be so fascinating most of the time, was what kept me [...]


    23. I d even go somewhere between 4 4 s on this.Yes, it s a dark, underbelly of a world Yes, Chess is one whacked junkie Yes, I ve finally seen just why Terrible has such a following I was Team Lex last book, but this one converted even me It definitely leaves me wanting of the series Ghosts are a nice change of pace, as well No fangs, no sparkles, no full moons, or needs of a razor it can be liberating at times, as long as you can handle the raw descriptions There are top of the world moments, and [...]


    24. Uh, yeah There might be spoilers here And I write this while listening to the Stooges That seems appropriate.So this was my favorite book out of the 3 out so far The plot is crazy There are dead prostitutes with missing eyeballs This brings together both sides and I m not talking the Church working with Chess to put a stop to it The other storyline is her debunking a case for an actor and his family which leads to such an emotional and horrible scene with Chess going through withdrawal That was [...]


    25. This review was posted at Under The CoversAfter reading book one, and being shocked by the storyline in this series, I find myself a lot comfortable with Chess and her issues in this book Don t ask me why I get it It didn t bother me as much.Now that being said Chess is a lot vulnerable in this book She is trying to do her job, which now consists in going to a celebrity s house to prove that he doesn t really have a ghost problem.Well, that is her mission with the Church But of course, she has [...]


    26. Combined review of Unholy Magic and Unholy Ghosts It s not often that you will find me reading a book about a drug addicted heroine who makes terrible choices than Lindsey Lohan on a four day coke bender but at the urging of my blogger friends I decided to stop being such a square and see what all the hoopla was about As the rehab therapists would say, I had to trust the process.Stacia Kane s Downside Ghost series is dark, thrilling and gut wrenching Chess Putnam works as the Churchwich for a n [...]


    27. Why was she so determined always to do the exact wrong thing It s funny Chess Putnam is not one of those annoying female characters that you end up hating because she has a flair for melodrama and does everything ass backwards That s exactly what she does, but you just can t hate her for it You can t pity her, either You just FEEL for her Her horrible addiction to drugs, her barely contained self loathing, her complete fear of every aspect of her life It digs under your skin and just makes you f [...]


    28. 4.5 starsI understand why people think it s one of the best UF series out there Chess grows on you as you read along, which I love I found myself imagining full conversations between characters, because I wanted them to happen but they didn t That s how hooked I was I have realised that I am reading this quite fast because I m in need to read about Terrible at all times I think it s because the story doesn t evolve around the love story and it makes it gripping, same happened when I read about [...]


    29. Grade B Intense, fast paced, emotional You ride all the highs and lows with Chess There s murder, blackmail, manipulative drug lords, heartbreak, and the horrible monkey that rides the emotionally scarred heroine s back I can t wait to read City of Ghosts Memorable QuoteThe little smile that crossed Bump s face bothered her a lot He was planning something, oh yes, and she was already steeling herself Not that she d have much choice in the matter, but it made her feel a little better to pretend [...]


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