This first book in the Books of the Kindling series is phenomenal. The reader gets introduced to Woodruff Mountain and the magic it contains.
Nick comes to the Woodruff Mountain following his gut to try and find a meth lab that supplies "Smoky Mountain Magic". A tiny amount of this stuff is as pure as it is deadly. All signs point toward Grace Woodruff and her mountain.
Nick and Grace have to find out what and who is harming her mountain. It's a race against time to find out what is harming the mountain and stop it before it's too late.
A malignant secret could turn her mountain sanctuary into their tomb.
DEA agent Nick McKenzie is sure magic exists—a dangerous drug called Smoky Mountain Magic that’s wreaking havoc on the streets of Atlanta. He’s also sure that locating and eliminating the source could mean his death.
When he arrives undercover on Woodruff Mountain, the beautiful owner’s anxious attempts to scare him off tell him something’s afoot, and it’s not her secret patch of a rare, ancient species of ginseng.
As her dream of seeking medicinal plants in the Amazon fades into the distance, Grace Woodruff struggles to come to terms with an inherited magical gift she didn’t want, and searches desperately for the meaning behind her late grandfather’s final, cryptic message.
The last thing she needs underfoot is a handsome, enigmatic writer recovering from a recent illness. Until an accidental touch unleashes a stunning mystical force and Grace senses the wrath of a malicious blight at the heart of the mountain. Now she must choose between her need to hide her gift from the world…and her desire to save Nick’s life.
Warning: This book contains a fiery redhead whose magic cannot be contained and a handsome DEA agent whose final case might give him a second chance at life.