Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Harper Voyager Impulse

Some secrets are better left buried …

Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming seeking clues to her father's disappearance years ago. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up—desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can't scientifically explain—her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town's most powerful interests. Petra's father wasn't the only one searching for the alchemical secrets of Temperance, and those still looking are now ready to kill. Armed with nothing but shaky alliances, a pair of antique guns, and a relic she doesn't understand, the only thing Petra knows for sure is that she and her coyote sidekick are going to have to move fast—or die next.

While I don't read a lot of urban fantasy, I jumped at the chance to join Laura's book review tour when I saw the tagline being attached to the novel - "Stephen King's The Gunslinger meets Breaking Bad." Seriously, Roland Deschain meets Walter White? How the hell could I not read this after being told that!


  1. Wow, this sounds amazing! It's new to me, too! Thanks for putting it in my radar.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. OOoh nice! I have my eye on this one! I've read some of the authors other books so I am definitely curious!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. the cover for that looks amazing. <3
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  4. I loved Bickle's The Hallowed Ones books, and I saw this book on Edelweiss (?) and almost requested it, but my March is so busy already I let it go. I'm sure it will be really good, I hope you read and review it!

  5. I am waiting for this one too! I will probably buy it though I'm a little leary because a lot of Laura's other series haven't gotten finished because of her publisher not extending contracts for new books and so I'm a bit bitter...lol

  6. I hope you like it!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-manwhore.html

  7. I've been meaning to read her first series for a while now but I'll probably end up reading this one first, it sounds great! If it really is Gunslinger meets Breaking Bad then it's got to be pretty good hopefully!

  8. Never heard of this one but it sounds like a great time. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  9. An urban fantasy that takes place in a dying western town in Wyoming...wow, you don't see that a lot in UF!

    ~Mogsy @ Bibliosanctum

  10. Ooh this sounds pretty interesting! I'm just getting into urban fantasy. Hopefully this one is awesome! Thanks for sharing (:


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