Series: ARCANE SHOT
Plot Type: SMR
Ratings: V4-5; S5+; H2-3
Publisher and Titles: Berkley Sensation
Something About Witches (2/2012)
In the Company of Witches (5/2012)
BOOK 2: In the Company of Witches
Ruby Night Divine owns a gun shop in North Carolina. She is a witch who is struggling mightily with her dark side, but the dark side seems to be winning. The reason for Ruby's turn from light to dark isn't fully revealed until the end of the book. Ruby's mother was a powerful witch who realized that her daughter would eventually be a more powerful witch, so she constantly belittled Ruby, telling her that she should forget about being a witch and concentrate on learning about witchcraft so that she could be a witch's assistant. Mom was also a seer—and a liar. She told her daughter that if Ruby unleashed her powers when they matured, her life would end in tragedy. Ruby believed that prophecy, and that belief led directly to her slide into the darkness. One good thing that came from Mom's tirades against Ruby is that Ruby is one of the best teachers of witchcraft in the world. She has read every book and practiced every spell.