Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Bindle, Punk, Bruja by Desideria Mesa is a new adult paranormal historical fantasy. Dubbed as Boardwalk Empire meets The Vanishing Half with a touch of earth magic, Bindle Punk, Bruja is a sexy and action-packed historical fantasy set in the luminous Golden Twenties. A part-time reporter and club owner takes on crooked city councilmen, mysterious and deadly mobsters, and society’s deeply rooted sexism and racism, all while keeping her true identity and magical abilities hidden. This sounds like a magical good time and I can't wait to read it.
Yo soy quien soy. I am who I am.
Luna—or depending on who’s asking, Rose—is the white-passing daughter of an immigrant mother who has seen what happens to people from her culture. This world is prejudicial, and she must hide her identity in pursuit of owning an illegal jazz club. Using her cunning powers, Rose negotiates with dangerous criminals as she climbs up Kansas City’s bootlegging ladder. Luna, however, runs the risk of losing everything if the crooked city councilmen and ruthless mobsters discover her ties to an immigrant boxcar community that secretly houses witches. Last thing she wants is to put her entire family in danger.
But this bruja with ever-growing magical abilities can never resist a good fight. With her new identity, Rose, an unabashed flapper, defies societal expectations all the while struggling to keep her true self and witchcraft in check. However, the harder she tries to avoid scrutiny, the more her efforts eventually capture unwanted attention. Soon, she finds herself surrounded by greed and every brand of bigotry—from local gangsters who want a piece of the action and businessmen who hate her diverse staff to the Ku Klux Klan and Al Capone. Will her earth magic be enough to save her friends and family? As much as she hates to admit it, she may need to learn to have faith in others—and learning to trust may prove to be her biggest ambition yet.
Published by Harper Voyager, Bindle, Punk, Bruja will release on September 13, 2022 and is available for preorder from all major booksellers. Are you excited to read this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!