For this round, I wanted to share with you three absolutely amazing urban fantasy novels with female bisexual leads. Ranging from fledgling vamps to kick-ass (former) magical assassins, I’m positive you’ll find something you love.
Something Chosen by Alex Owens
Death isn’t always the end… sometimes it’s only the beginning.
Claire’s trapped in a dead-end marriage, strapped for cash and getting desperate. Her chance at freedom comes in the form of a music con in Florida. Her mission? Win over a few big clients and collect a fat bonus check. It should have been easy, but Claire didn’t count on a bewitched violin, its sultry Italian owner, Bette, or her dark and dangerous companions.
Unfortunately, life isn’t all song lyrics and seduction. Tied to darkness by blood and power, Claire must harness her abilities if she has any hope of surviving this business trip from hell.
Personal commentary: Hilarious, steamy, and intense, it was impossible to put this book down until the very last page. The MC’s mental comments as she had to face more revelations than she could have ever even imagined were absolutely priceless, but beneath the humor, what I truly fell in love with was the way Claire’s character developed over time.
Night Awakens by Leslie Claire Walker
My name is Night Sanchez, the only magical assassin to escape the Order of the Blood Moon and live.
I’m on the run with a target whose life I chose to save. We’re being pursued by the Angel of Death.
If he takes one of us, the Apocalypse is on and the world as we know it ends. Humanity ends.
Once upon a time, that wouldn’t have been a problem for me, but I’ve found people I care about. Faith, who I saved and adopted as my daughter. Red, the man who gave me a place to call home. Before, I had nothing to lose. Now, I walk a knife’s edge.
So, bring on the Angel of Death. Bring on the Order and its assassins. I’ll go to war to protect the people I love. If I fail, the world will burn. But the world is still made of magic, and magic and love might save us all.
Magical assassins. Fallen angels. A supernatural, take-no-prisoners thrill ride. When Death comes calling, magic lights the fires of hope.
Personal commentary: Action from start to finish, a POC bisexual protagonists/ex-magical assassin with an adopted daughter, and a lively support cast… Need I say more? Hooked from the very first page, Night Awakens was one of those books I read in a single breath (and couldn’t one-click the sequel fast enough).
In the Dark by Melody Taylor
Ian is a young woman with an unusual name, a talent for painting – and a thirst for blood.
Becoming a vampire is the most fun Ian’s ever had, partying all night and sleeping all day, safe in the knowledge of her new immortality. She’s totally unprepared for the nastier side of being a vampire – unprepared, and suddenly alone.
Sebastian has been the first lieutenant of a dangerous gang of vampire thugs for centuries. A growing desire for a quieter life has led him to recently retreat from his sworn brethren in search of peace and privacy. Leaving behind his bloodied past, however, won’t be as easy as simply walking away.
Ian finds Sebastian terrifyingly cold. Sebastian considers Ian naive and all too human. These two unlikely allies will have to find a way to reconcile their differences and cooperate, however, because they do have one thing in common:
Someone wants them both dead.
Personal commentary: What happens when you turn a low-key, mainstream vamp’s life upside down and sprinkle it with generous amounts of danger? A bloody fabulous read! In the Dark is an urban fantasy of epic proportions with a deliciously grim atmosphere and multi-layered characters.