I binged the first two books in the Harmony Black series by Craig Schaefer over the course of two days (one book each day). To be fair, I had half-days of work, which meant I was done by 10:30 AM (I start super early) so I had a lot of time to kill those days.
The books are available via Kindle Unlimited for both the ebook and the audiobook. So far, two books are out. The third is planned for publication next year.
- Harmony Black
- Red Knight Falling
- Glass Predator (due March 28, 2017)
I love it when Kindle Unlimited includes the audiobook version! That way, I can read a book while doing something like driving my car while running errands, or working on a cross-stitch project. I also tend to listen to my audiobooks on 2x speed, so they go pretty quickly.
Harmony Black is a by-the-books FBI special agent who also happens to be a practicing witch. She is placed as an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program battling occult threats. Her first case happens to be a slew of missing children, which happens to have similarities to something that happened during Harmony’s childhood. The series is set up like a crime/thriller with supernatural stuff thrown in. There’s a very light romance, as Harmony runs into the old boy next door who’s now a deputy that she has to work with regarding this case.
Harmony’s new partner, Jessie, is a queer WOC who, due to some sort of ceremony that her serial killer father performed, has blazing turquoise eyes, unnatural strength, and sometimes struggles with her inner Beast (she was touched by the King of Wolves, a not-so-nice supernatural being). The other members of the team include April, an older psychologist/behavior analyst who is confined to a wheelchair and Keith, a teenage computer hacker.
Harmony was originally introduced in the second book of the Daniel Faust series by Craig Schaefer. I haven’t read that series, but you don’t need to in order to understand Harmony’s story. I might go back and read the Daniel Faust series (especially since the ebooks–but not the audiobooks–are also available on Kindle Unlimited), but I usually stick to series with female protagonists.
The Harmony Black series was really fun and easily bingeable. It wasn’t too dark, but it wasn’t super light and fluffy either. All in all, it was a very enjoyable read.