In My Mailbox: Incubus by Carol Goodman – Urban fantasy

As soon as I received the review request for Incubus, I knew I had to accept.

Why? Because the cover had me at ‘hello’.

Incubus by Carol Goodman
In a town built on magic, be careful what you dream…

Ever since moving to Fairwick to take up a teaching post at the local college, Callie has been having vivid, erotic dreams about a man made out of moonlight and shadows. Dreams she begins to fear as as well as anticipate.

She learns that her home — a Victorian cottage at the edge of a wood — is supposedly haunted. And then her new and rather strange colleagues tell her a local legend about an incubus demon with a human past who was enchanted by a fairy queen….

(Published by Ebury Press, 2 Aug 2011, £6.99)

I’ve never heard of Carol Goodman before. Apparently she is the author of a number of highly acclaimed, prize winning psychological thrillers such as The Lake of Dead Languages. Incubus will be the first in her Fairwick Chronicles series, and from the blurb seems like a promising guilty pleasure.

In any case I’ve been hungry for some good old escapist fiction recently, so fingers crossed this book delivers! I’m going to start reading this one tomorrow and will get a review up in the next couple weeks. Hooray!

(Psst! If you’re based in the UK, Goodreads is currently running a giveaway for 5 print copies of Incubus. Enter to win before July 21 2011!)


About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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