Harmony Black (Harmony Black, #1) by Craig Schaefer

Harmony Black (Harmony Black, #1)

Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are...


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TitleHarmony Black (Harmony Black, #1)
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2016
Publisher47North
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Fiction
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Reviews Harmony Black (Harmony Black, #1)

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2017-01-31
    ● I Might Be a Deceiving Cheating Cheater but It is not my Fault I am Totally Innocent and Was Forced to Start this One Early Against My Will Buddy Read (IMBaDCCbIinmFIaTIaWFtStOEAMWBR™) with the BB&B Deceiving Cheating Cheaters and stuff ●Actual rating: 4.6 stars. It's early in the morning and my inner hysterical teenage Craig Schaefer fangirl isn't yet available. My rating could implode when she surfaces. Don't say I didn't warn you. It's...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2017-01-29
    Sale Alert 03Apr18: Amazon Daily Deal $1.994.25 Maybe I Could Date a Demon StarsShhhhh.....I'm a cheating cheater who cheats but only when other cheaters pressure me into it. I started this buddy read 2 days early. I Blame xXSarahXx....but it is really Cathy's fault idea. Well this was unexpected and I’m a little nervous now.I really liked this, like I liked this so much that I’m totally going to read Mr. Schaefer’s other series because I e...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Book Grrrl ⚔
    2017-02-06
    I read this for the 2017 MacHalo Group Reading Challenge.Man, this ended up being really good! At first, I was thinking eh I don't think I like this as much as Daniel Faust or The Revanche Cycle, but Schaefer ended up sucking me in. I'm not a big fan of police procedurals, mysteries, finding out who killed/kidnapped/etc. the victims, but this is not your typical cop story. Harmony Black is part of a top secret investigative team with bad guys (an...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-01-10
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListThis is my kindle first book of January and I picked a winner! Yay! Woot! So Harmony Black is a witch in the FBI, in a sort of X-files division. They hunt down evilness in the world, in this case they are trying to find the bogeyman who is taking babies from their cribs. Harmony really wants to find this entity because not only is it taking children, she has a past with it when she was a little girl! Harmony ...
  • Choko
    2017-01-30
    *** 4.44 ***A buddy read with the UF aficionados at BB&B! Because demons are creeptastik!!! Craig Schaefer does it again!!! After some exciting world building with Daniel Faust and all the crazy action that went on there, he decides to show us where life takes Special Agent Harmony Black, the dogged law enforcer who split ways with Faust after their contentious battle in book 5 of that series. And her life is in no way dull, that is for sure... ...
  • Orient
    2016-11-01
    At first I need to say that I haven't read any of Craig Schaefer's books before and Harmony Black is my first try to tame his books. Thanks for the recommendation, Gavin ;)I liked Harmony and there were times when my fangirling was on happy squealing mode. After finishing reading I just felt: Wow, what a freaking “Monster university” it was. I still can’t recover from reading the final fighting scene. The idea of this book is quite simple: ...
  • Gavin
    2016-10-27
    The Harmony Black books are a spin-off series from Craig Schaefer's Daniel Faust books. Since the Faust books are fantastic I had very high expectations for Harmony and thankfully this book did not disappoint. All the things that make the Faust series great are present in this one. Craig Schaefer has a very engaging writing style and the story has the perfect mix of hilarious humour, likeable characters, interesting happenings, and a slightly dar...
  • Nafeeza
    2017-01-29
    *3.5 Stars rounded up. A great first book- awesome, funny characters, solid world building, fast paced and action packed. I still blame our cheating cheaters for making me read this series earlier (even though that meant getting to enjoy it that much sooner!). (view spoiler)[
  • The Serendipity Aegis ~ ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    2017-10-15
    Q: Magic is real. You’re a witch. I carry a demon in my pocket. (c)Q: Investigate, exterminate, obfuscate. (c)Q: “And this Walburgh is a friendly?” I asked.“She doesn’t exist. You can’t get friendlier than that.”(c)Q:“Your father would be so proud of you right now,” she whispered.“I do my best,” I said, “but I can always do better.” (c)Q: “You aren’t an extra-large pepperoni pizza,” she said.“Uh, no. No, I’m no...
  • Mr. Matt
    2016-01-31
    In the 1980s children disappeared from their cribs without explanation in a small, rural town. There were no signs of forced entry. There was no explanation. The children were simply gone, leaving grieving parents and a terrified town. One of the kindnapped children is none other than young Harmony's infant sister. The traumatized toddler caught a glimpse of the intruder. It was the boogeyman. The boogeyman was stealing children.Flash forward to ...
  • Steve
    2016-03-07
    This was my January 2016 Amazon First choice, but I didn't get to it until now because I had to read the entire Daniel Faust series first, as this is a spin-off from that series. I'm a completist like that. At least I'm among friends in this insane asylum we call Goodreads. :)Okay, on to the review.While I am now (very) familiar with Craig Schaefer's writing, this is the start of a new series, and as such, he takes a lot of time to build his main...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2016-02-06
    This is a pretty good book. I finished it a while back and just haven't gotten around to reviewing it. The book did draw me in and hold my interest though after I finished it it wasn't one that stayed with me strongly. I do intend to (if possible) get the next book. I think it rates a the 4 star rating though it may be just across the line it's still a good read.This one opens up doing a pretty good job of being a book about an FBI agent and then...
  • Morgannah Mayfair
    2018-05-30
    Harmony Black is the perfect book for anyone who likes their crime with a twist of the occult. Harmony is a FBI agent who is also a witch and we get to see her fend off all sorts of baddies from "The Boogey Man" to body-snatching demons known as cambions. There are plenty of quirky magic wielding characters and there’s even a bit of dabbling in the quantum theory pool. I will definitely continue with the series.
  • Larry H
    2016-01-04
    I was able to read this book through Amazon's Kindle First program. Thanks to Amazon and 47North for making it available!Harmony Black is a slightly uptight, by-the-books FBI agent. Well, as by-the-books as you can be when you're a practicing witch.Harmony is an operative for a secret program called Vigilant Lock, which was created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. She's very good at her job, saving society from the monsters that...
  • Milda Page Runner
    2017-08-20
    4.5*An irresistible UF candy. It’s like The X-Files with the strait-laced agent (Dana Scully) Harmony Black as MC with a dash of Men In Black and Supernatural for the fun banter and speedy action and a good helping of horror for the suspense and mystery. I wouldn’t go looking for the deep thoughts and meanings in here, and the characters are more stereotypical compared to Daniel Faust series, but it totally works. If you want fast, fun and en...
  • Paul
    2016-10-21
    3.5 stars rounded upthe excellent part of this urban fantasy novel wherein the bogeyman is real is it's almost as much a police procedural as it is supernatural thriller
  • Eric
    2018-02-15
    4 StarsA spin off from Craig Schaefer’s Daniel Faust series, Harmony Black takes that universe and expands it in new and interesting directions by focusing on FBI agent and witch Harmony Black (side note-Harmony Black is just an awesome character name, isn’t it?). Part of a secret unit within the FBI, she is tasked with hunting down and killing supernatural threats regular law enforcement isn’t prepared to handle. The book successfully blen...
  • Fiona
    2018-01-14
    This series came into my life thanks to the wonderful Sarah and her magnificent brainwashing program reviews.This could have been written for me - I've been looking for a series like this for a long time, and while I've found some great series along the way, none of them have been quite right. This though? This is perfect.Harmony is an FBI agent first introduced in the Daniel Faust series (which you don't have to read to get into this series at a...
  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    2017-02-04
    Good world-building and character introductions right off the bat. Good plot, decent action scenes. Nice build-up. Nothing earth shattering, but solid writing. Enjoyable.I could have done with more visual information about the looks of the main characters. Especially Harmony was a little hard to grasp for me. At some point in the story she kisses someone and I was genuinely surprised that she had to get on tip-toes for that. Was he that tall, is ...
  •  Simply Sam ツ
    2016-07-28
    What to say about this one? Hmm.It was okay?It was not terrible? It was not great? Yes to all of those things. The main cast felt a little flat to me, and I honestly gave zero flips about their back stories or even future stories if I'm totally honest. There was nothing there to emotionally connect me to any of them. The magic system was, well it wasn't really fleshed out well at all. She's a witch but I nearly forgot several times that she was. ...
  • katwiththehat
    2017-11-01
    This was an interesting urban fantasy about two supernaturals who work for an FBI-type unit to take down hostile supernaturals without the public knowing (since the public is not aware of supernaturals in this world.) Harmony Black is a witch and her partner Jessi is a werewolf, and together they are sent out to find the monster that has been kidnapping babies out of their cribs in the night. I found author Craig Schaefer's world-building to be u...
  • Tim Gray
    2016-01-03
    This was a surprising read for me. I'm glad I picked it from the Amazon First program. It has some humor in it, which gives a good twist to the book. I'm intrigued to continue to follow the Harmony Black series!
  • Kara
    2017-08-21
    “Harmony Black” is the first book in a series featuring straight-laced Harmony Black and a team of black ops government agents working to keep the normal world safe from supernatural baddies. Harmony is a witch, Jesse is sort of a werewolf and the other two team members coordinate activity from the safety of the surveillance van or Crown Vic….whichever vehicle they happen to have assigned.Jesse is gay, and Harmony frequently defends herself...
  • Steve
    2016-01-05
    A fast, fun read, but ... at least for me ... nothing special. I'm not sorry I read it, but, I'm not inclined to recommend it either.If you're familiar with Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series, my guess is that you, too, will be disappointed. It's a similar concept (with, yes, plenty of differences), and, while there's plenty of action, there's just less ... of everything ... character development, color, depth, vocabulary, and ... dare I say it ....
  • John Carter McKnight
    2016-01-14
    Imagine a good episode of the X-Files with the action cranked up to 11. That's Harmony Black.She's an FBI agent newly assigned to a black-ops anti-demon squad, assigned to investigate a rash of small-town baby-snatchings... that happen every 30 years. She's really tightly wrapped, as is her partner, who was raised in an abusive wolf-demon cult. Both have just a touch of magical power, and they're up against a serious Big Bad. Oh, and two of Hell'...
  • Alaina Meserole
    2018-03-02
    THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD!Okay so I listened to the audio version while at work but then after I finished typing up my reviews and doing other stuff around the house.. well, I switched to the kindle version. I loved the audio but it was hard to listen to it with the tv on, the crazy wind outside, and my dog barking.Harmony Black was so good! I couldn't put it down (like my phone.. since it was audio/kindle!). Harmony is the MC and she's a ba...
  • Jason
    2017-05-30
    5 Stars Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer is a first book in a series that is tailor made for my likes. I cannot get enough urban fantasy detective stories these days and Harmony Black struck all the right chords.This book are has hot FBI lead agents. Paranormal story lines. A witch or two. A sleeping beast. Demons and things that go bump in the night. And more...I loved the characters, the writing, the world, and the story..."“Who are you?” he...
  • Ms Stef
    2017-02-26
    I don’t know why I kept putting off reading this book this author as long as I have. It has everything I adore in my favorite books I read to just “take a break”.Kick-butt female lead with a mysterious side kick? Oh yes, this and so many more. A body jumping demon with a British accent. Why yes, my darlings it does. Conspiracies that involve hell and supernatural beasts only in our dreams? One word The Bogeyman. It’s black and twisted hum...
  • Elena
    2018-09-07
    Read for the MacHalo KU Shitathon 2018.
  • Miriam
    2018-03-11
    This book was fine. It was, y'know, adequate. Better than several other urban fantasy disposable paperbacks that I tried to read before it. I was somewhat interested in the plot, the characters were not stupid or offensive, the prose was workmanlike.