Of course they can, but opinions may vary depending on which side of the Otherworld you hail from. Humans tread lightly when in the midst of paranormal beings simply because of the wide range of powers the Paranormals have. As you know, humans can’t transform into a different shape or species, they can’t manipulate earth energy to do their bidding or reanimate the dead.
So how do the humans live calmly knowing their neighbor or child’s teacher is a paranormal being that possess these powers? Because of the Supernatural Task Force which is comprised of paranormal beings. The Supernatural Task Force or STF policies paranormal communities and the beings within human populations to ensure the safety of the humans that live around them. The STF has the weapons and authority to neutralize any paranormal being or their power in order to arrest them and take them to a holding cell where intricate spells defuse any paranormal powers from being used.
Out of the Shade by Diane Barr will introduce you to various paranormal beings and the Supernatural Task Force.
Faeries that carry katanas and guns instead of sprinkling magic dust and granting wishes. Dragons that reanimate the dead. Drug-crazed goblins terrorizing neighborhoods. Illegal demons attempting to conjure the alter ego of an Egyptian goddess.
Sounds like something out of a nightmare, right? Wrong. It’s my everyday life.
Welcome to the Shade, where all the creatures of myth hang out and where I, Detective Gabrielle Tate of the Supernatural Task Force, police them. My partner is AWOL and my sexy dragon boss is leaving nothing to chance as we deal with goblins high on Escape and a serial killer—or worse, a nest of rogue vampires—leaving the drained corpses of faeries and cops all over town.
And then there’s the psychotic demons trying to conjure the goddess Hathor’s alter ego, Sekhmet, to destroy humanity. As a faery and direct descendent of Hathor, I’m eager to manifest her power and use it to combat evil. At the same time, I need to learn how to control the accompanying bloodlust. How? By taking lessons from the charismatic leader of the local vampire clan, of course.
If you thought the mean streets of Detroit were tough, you’ve never seen the Shade.