In these three short stories a small-town reporter meets a beautiful witch who shows him how mysterious, and dangerous, the world can truly be.
When small-town reporter Ry Tully meets the woman of his dreams, he has no idea what he’s getting into.
Tanna is blind, but when fireflies are around, she can see. She’s a graduate student in parapsychology, and psychic herself. She’s also a second-degree Wiccan priestess–a witch. And her primary duty is to help those in need, whether living, dead, or otherwise.
Will Ry be able to forge a relationship with a woman so different from anyone he’s known? Will Tanna rise to the challenges of both her new love, and her chosen path? And will the dark corners of the world be ready for the Firefly Witch?
“This powerful, character-driven drama, set forth in superbly lucid prose, occurs against an utterly convincing backdrop and owns complications enough to keep everybody compulsively turning the page. A sheer delight.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Hum and the Shiver
“[Burn Me Deadly] gives every evidence that Bledsoe’s combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run. . . . Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Both stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Sword-Edged Blonde
“Hardboiled high fantasy–what’s not to like? Bledsoe keeps me reading from the first page, and I’m always eager for the next installment when the last page is turned.”–Charles de Lint on Burn Me Deadly
“Ry and Tanna are not your average couple; he’s a reporter and she is a blind witch with an uncanny gift. The story of how they came together is one part eerie, one part charm, and two parts pure, heady love. In short–it’s magical. I know it cast a spell on me!”–Deborah Blake