The Hidden Life of Humans by Erika Ritter
"Single and on the downhill side of forty, Dana Jaeger has an unswerving allegiance to short-term involvements and perennially arrested adolescence. Lately, though, unexpected developments have begun to test her devotion to non-commitment...Across this terrain lopes Murphy-a mutt capable of consuming lawn mowers-whom Dana agrees to dog-sit...Between them, mongrel and mistress present a sometimes wry, sometimes antic portrait of our innermost selves sprung to life..."
A Madness of Angels (Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift) by Kate Griffin
"Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable...despite his body never being found."