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Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga

Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga #1) by Deborah Blake

Baba Yaga series by Deborah Blake

~ NEW SERIES

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Light Urban Fantasy / PNR

  • contemporary romance with paranormal bits and pieces, or PNR lite

Series Description or Overview Edit

✥ Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them. ~ Goodreads | Baba Yaga series

✥ You may think you know about Baba Yaga: the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales who lives in a hut that moved about on chicken legs, rides in a mortar and pestle, and eats small children if they misbehave. But you’d be wrong. For Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather, a title carried by a chosen few whose job it is to guard the borders between our world and the Otherworld and keep the balance of nature. ~ Goodreads | Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Lead's Species Edit

  • Witch, Baba Yaga

Primary Supe Edit

  • Witches, Russian mythology

What Sets it ApartEdit

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • Third person narrative

Books in Series Edit

Baba Yaga series:

  1. Wickedly Dangerous (Sept 2, 2014)
  2. Wickedly Wonderful (Dec 2, 2014)

Shorts, Novellas, Anthologies and Guides Edit

  • 0.5. Wickedly Magical (Aug 5, 2014)

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

Clearwater County

Places:

  • Clearwater River: were Baba camped and met the sheriff

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Witches, dragons, Selkie, Merfolk, twisted beasts out of nightmares, Airstream travel, 

Glossary: Edit

Groups & Organizations:Edit

World Edit

✥ Natural gas drilling, political shenanigans, grieving parents, three mysterious motorcycle riders, twisted beasts out of nightmares, and yes, there are dragons. Because when Baba Yaga comes to town, nothing will ever be the same again.

You have probably heard of Baba Yaga—the archetypal wicked witch of Russian tales who lived in a log hut that walked about on chicken legs, rode through the forests in a giant mortar that she steered with a pestle, and ate small children if they didn’t behave. According to legend, Baba Yaga usually appeared as an ugly old crone, although she also wore other faces, and sometimes gave aid to a worthy seeker, if such a one could pass her tests.

BABA YAGA: Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them… ~ Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

Protagonists Edit

Barbara Yager is a Baba Yaga; trained since childhood by the previous holder of the title. Older than she looks, powerful beyond measure, and so far removed from the life of normal mortals, she has little in common with the human life she was born to. She travels through the country in an Airstream trailer, riding a classic BMW motorcycle and masquerading as an herbalist and researcher while she fulfills her duties. When she is summoned by a woman who is desperate to find her missing child, Barbara finds herself tangled in a web of lies and deceit, battling human enemies and Otherworld creatures, and most unexpectedly, her own heart.

Liam McClellan is the Sheriff of rural Clearwater County. Since a tragedy tore his life to pieces years before, he has dedicated himself to his job; protecting and serving the people who look to him to enforce the law. But after three children disappear in four months, without a trace or clue, Liam is beginning to wonder if he should hang up his badge. The sudden appearance of a beautiful woman with a dubious background and a curious habit of turning up where he least expects her makes him place her at the top of his suspect list, despite her uncanny gift for helping those in need. But as the danger mounts, and weird and inexplicable occurrences beset Liam and those he vowed to keep safe, he has to wonder if Barbara Yager is his enemy—or his only chance to save the lives of innocents in a world he no longer recognizes.

Beka Yancy: Though she looks like a typical California surfer girl, Beka Yancy is in fact a powerful yet inexperienced witch who’s struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga. Luckily she has her faithful for moral support, especially when faced with her biggest job yet.

Marcus Dermott: A mysterious toxin is driving the Selkie and Mer from their homes deep in the trenches of Monterey Bay. To investigate, of Marcus Dermott, a, and his ailing fisherman father. ~ Goodreads | Baba Yaga series by Deborah Blake

Sidekick Edit

  • Chudo Yudo / What: dragon-turned-dog / Sidekick-to: Beka / About: Beka's side-kick / Book First Seen: Wickedly Magical #1

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Barbara Yager witch travels through the country riding a classic BMW motorcycle and masquerading as an herbalist and researcher while she fulfills her duties
Liam McClellan Sheriff frustrated by disappearing children
Beka Yancy witch struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga;
Marcus Dermott former U.S. Marine battle-scarred; Beka buys her way onto his boat
Chudo Yudo dragon-turned-dog Beka's side-kick

To expand the table, right-press on a row of the table or (Control-press on a Mac)—choose add row.

Deborah Blake

Deborah Blake

Deborah Blake and cat

Deborah Blake with cat

Author Edit

Deborah Blake

Bio: Tchipakkan’s Guest this week will be Deborah Blake, Witch, author, jewelry maker, and manager of an artists cooperative shop in upstate New York. She lives in a farmhouse with many cats, a garden, and after 7 non-fiction books has turned to fiction. "I took The Goddess is in the Details from the library (because I have accumulated too many books, whether I want to read them all or not) and had to go buy a copy." She completely owns the concept of combining the magickal and the practical in life. ~ Deborah Blake, New Normal, 7-9-14, 8 pm

Full BioAbout | Deborah Blake

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: not listed

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Author Page:
  1. Wickedly Dangerous: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub: Sept 2nd 2014—ISBN: 0425272923
  2. Wickedly Wonderful: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub: Dec 2nd 2014—ISBN: 0425272931

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK #0.5 BLURB—Wickedly Magical: Barbara Yager loves being one of the most powerful witches in the world, but sometimes she’d rather kick back in her enchanted Airstream with a beer in her hand than work out how to grant the requests of the worthy few who seek her out. But when a man appears with the token of a family debt of honor, Barbara must drop everything to satisfy the promise owed by her predecessor—and she isn’t above being a little wicked to make sure the debt is paid in full. ~ Goodreads | Wickedly Magical #0.5

BOOK ONE BLURB—Wickedly Dangerous: Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment. But when she is summoned by a woman desperate to find her missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan. Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart. ~ Wickedly Dangerous ~ FF

BOOK TWO BLURB—Wickedly Wonderful: Though she looks like a typical California surfer girl, Beka Yancy is in fact a powerful yet inexperienced witch who's struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga. Luckily she has her faithful dragon-turned-dog for moral support, especially when faced with her biggest job yet…

A mysterious toxin is driving the Selkie and Mer from their homes deep in the trenches of Monterey Bay. To investigate, Beka buys her way onto the boat of Marcus Dermott, a battle-scarred former U.S. Marine, and his ailing fisherman father.

While diving for clues, Beka drives Marcus crazy with her flaky New Age ideas and dazzling blue eyes. She thinks he's rigid and cranky (and way too attractive). Meanwhile, a charming Selkie prince has plans that include Beka. Only by trusting her powers can Beka save the underwater races, pick the right man, and choose the path she'll follow for the rest of her life. ~ Wickedly Wonderful ~ FF and Goodreads

BOOK THREE BLURB—:

First Sentences Edit

  1. Wickedly Dangerous (Sept 2, 2014) — The crackle of the two-way radio barely impinged on Liam McClellan's consciousness as he scanned the bushes on either side of his squad car for any sign of a missing seven-year-old girl.
  2. Wickedly Wonderful (Dec 2, 2014) — The crackle of the two-way radio barely impinged on Liam McClellan's consciousness as he scanned the bushes on either side of his squad car for any sign of a missing seven-year-old girl.

Quotes Edit

”So, are you going to go see a movie?” Chudo-Yudo asked. “With the handsome sheriff, before I eat him?
“He didn’t ask me,“ Baba said, feeling grumpy for no obvious reason. “And even if he had, he’s too young for me.”
Chudo-Yudo snorted, sounding more dragon than dog for a moment. “You’re eighty-two, Baba. Everyone is too young for you.”
”Not Koshei,” she argued.
“Koshei is a dragon. Even when he looks like a Human, he’s still a dragon,” the dog said. “Wouldn’t you like to spend time with one of your own kind occasionally?”
“Humans are hardly my own kind,” Baba said, flopping down on the couch. “Not anymore. Not since I came to live with the Baba Yaga, and grew up to be one. Besides, Koshei and I get along fine. He shows up, we have sex, he goes away. Why would I want anything more than that?” ~ First Look

Trivia Edit

Read Alikes (similar elements) Edit

Notes Edit

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