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Last call at the Nightshade Lounge : a novel of magic and mixology /

by Krueger, Paul (Novelist) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2016]Description: 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1594747598; 9781594747595.Subject(s): Bartenders -- Fiction | Cocktails -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction, American | Bartenders | Cocktails | Fantasy fiction, American | Magic | Monsters | Paranormal fiction | Illinois -- Chicago | Fantasy fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Paranormal fictionSummary: College grad Bailey Chen has all of the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend still around when she moves back home. But her demons become a lot more literal when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders. It turns out supernatural creatures are stalking the streets of Chicago, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will these supernatural powers be enough for Bailey and a ragtag band of mixologists to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? Includes 15 cocktail recipes from an ancient book of cocktail lore.
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College grad Bailey Chen has all of the usual new-adult demons- no cash, no job offers, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend still around when she moves back home. But her demons become a lot more literal when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders. It turns out supernatural creatures are stalking the streets of Chicago, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails- vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will these supernatural powers be enough for Bailey and a ragtag band of mixologists to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? Includes 13 cocktail recipes from an ancient book of cocktail lore.

College grad Bailey Chen has all of the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend still around when she moves back home. But her demons become a lot more literal when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders. It turns out supernatural creatures are stalking the streets of Chicago, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will these supernatural powers be enough for Bailey and a ragtag band of mixologists to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? Includes 15 cocktail recipes from an ancient book of cocktail lore.

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College graduate Bailey Chen is scraping by as a bar-back in her friend Zane's uncle's establishment. Bailey quickly realizes her personal demons are nothing compared to the ones she discovers on the streets of Chicago. When she learns about the demon hunters, which include Zane and a group of monster-battling bartenders, she figures out that the key to fighting these apparitions is literal spirits: vodka grants superstrength, rum provides pyrokinesis, and whiskey gives the power to move objects. Even with this mixology magic, these creatures are not playing by the rules, and it appears there are even more threats from less savory individuals. Attempts to concoct the world's most powerful cocktail-the Long Island Iced Tea-has not been successful in centuries. Can Bailey, Zane, and their group come through before that power is lost again, or worse, ends up in hands of the wrong people? Verdict This action-packed first novel serves smooth sips of new adult angst with a twist of humor.-KC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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