Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week: Ruby Montagne

Series: The Necromancer Books
Author: Mimi Sebastian
Heroine: Ruby Montagne, a necromancer

What makes her strong and sexy? Ruby is a necromancer (she can bring the dead back to life and make zombies) so doesn’t have the physical strength commonly seen with other supernatural heroines, which actually forces her to be very creative in using her power to get out of sticky situations. She has a career (she’s a professor) and is financially independent. She’s seen lots of tragedy, yet she perseveres and values her independence, her own sense of identity beyond the supernatural community. She has avoided using her power, due to its dark nature, but when other supernaturals need her help, she is driven to respond by an innate sense of seeking justice.

Part of what makes Ruby sexy is the dual nature of her power. Necromancy is dark and intriguing in that way you can’t resist dancing with the man you know is bad for you. It’s a very dark power that has driven other necromancers to commit vile acts, but she constantly battles to use her power in ways that will help her fellow supernaturals.

The Necromancer’s Seduction is the first in a three book series published by ImaJinn Books. Book Two, The Necromancer’s Betrayal, coming March of 2014.

She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.

For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.

Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire. She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to. But she suspects his job of patrolling the portal separating humans and demons conceals a dark and deadly past that may consume them both.

With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby’s very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.

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