Review – Wretched Wicked (Preternatural Affairs #9.5) by SM Reine @smreine

Book & Author Details:
Wretched Wicked (Preternatural Affairs #9.5) by SM Reine
Published by: Red Iris Books
Publication date: 20th November 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense


Cesar Hawke works for the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He’s an agent in the Magic Violations Department, hunting down witches who break the law, saving lives, and getting caught up in a lot more trouble than he’s paid to deal with.

Fritz Friederling is his boss. The director. The heir of the Friederling fortune, earned by mining in Hell with human slaves. A man who puts away witches for life without trial. Inheritor of his father’s legacy, and his grandfather’s, and all the ruthless men who came before.

But they didn’t always work together. Not before, and not after. Once they were strangers, and now they’re something else. More fatal than family, more permanent than marriage, closer than the oldest friends, until death do they part…

This novella tells the story of the early years of their partnership from Fritz Friederling’s perspective. It contains spoilers and should be read after the rest of the Preternatural Affairs series. It also includes a new, exclusive afterword from the author!


You know how The Road to Helltown was the last book?  Errr…. no.  Now.  Don’t get your hopes up.  This is not a new story.  But it is a revisit of some of the scenes/plots from earlier stories, but this time from Fritz’s point of view.

And given who he is, and how he does things, there is a distinctly voyeuristic feel to this quick romp.  The tone to this is very different from any other book that I have read from this author as well.  Added together, this provides the reader with an essential little addition to the series overall, and I’m glad that I got another little taste…

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



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About the author

smreineHi everyone! My name is Sara, and I write urban fantasy and paranormal novels as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). It’s a good day when those three things have nothing to do with each other.

If you would like to know the instant my next book is available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! We have a wicked cool secret handshake, but you’ll have to sign up to learn it. 😉 Check it out — Army of Evil

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