For years Ive heard complaints about a lack of Occult fiction portraying Witches realistically in a contemporary setting. And its true. As a Wiccan and novelist writing Occult fiction, Im just as much a fan of the genre as any reader. However, I have found if you search carefully, there are dazzling gems awaiting discovery, novels that should be a part of your contemporary Occult fiction collection.
To find these novels I have narrowed my search criteria to dark urban fantasy novels set in contemporary times or in the near future. At least half the rituals, magick, or sorcery used by the main character must be based on real magickal principles. The main character must be human, and the plot not overshadowed by trendy leagues of vampires.
Having set those guidelines, I want to present my first recommendation for must-read Occult fiction. All I can say is if youve never read Lilith Saintcrows Dante Valentine series you are in for a treat!
Saintcrow is best known for her paranormal romance novels, the Watcher series, featuring elemental Witches and their handsome guardians. However, Dante Valentine was created from an entirely different cut of...