Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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…
The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the people she cares about burned, so to protect her heart—and everyone around her—the only company she keeps is her dragon-turned-Norwegian-Forest-cat, Koshka.
But when Bella is tasked with discovering who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she finds herself working closely with former hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.
Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal. Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…
Hell hath no fury like a woman not ready to give up her Baba Yaga status.
For those who are unfamiliar with Deborah Blake's Baba Yaga series, it has an urban fantasy vibe with a touch of paranormal romance. Personally, I call it my hippie series, these Babas might hug trees, talk to their dragons disguised as domesticated pets, and dressed in colorful flowy clothes, but don't let that fool you. Mess with Mother Nature and you mess with them and the consequences are not pretty. Like the series name indicates, the novels are based on a Russian lore, but you won't find crones here, instead you'll meet hot, sexy, clever, badass young female guardians of nature. Definitely something you should try if you're a fan of the genre.
Now for those who are fans of the series. WICKEDLY POWERFUL is such a delightful read. Though it carries the same theme of the previous novels, a Baba Yaga knee-deep in some nature issue, it also closes the Brenna (CRAZY deposed ex-Baba) arc. Oof, that Brenna, so bad but she's no match for a Bella's Chudo-Yudo and the Baba Yaga United. Yup, Barbara and Beka made appearances and they closed the Baba Yaga arc wonderfully.
WICKEDLY POWERFUL may have ended the arc of the witches (sort of), but it opened a new one featuring the Riders! Remember them bike riding handsome were-dragons? Yeah, something major happened to them here which added a fantastic twist to the series, and now we're treated to more books led by them! Woot! I've always wanted them to have their own novels because these dragon riders are sexy as sin and Mikhail Day's is first in line. I read the excerpt, and I don't usually read excerpts, and it sounds hot already. Cabin in the woods, lost girl on Murphy's Law, Day is yet to save his last damsel before settling down it seems.
I love this series so much and the direction it's going! I'm very exciting what DBlake's going to bring to the table in terms of her dragons. I'm sure it's going to be unique and as fantastic as the Baba arc.