Robyn always makes me laugh

Three's a Charm
Magic and Mayhem Book Six
Robyn Peterman
paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy
Robyn Peterman
(5 Feb. 2018)

What’s a witch to do when her magic is on the fritz and there’s a huge pile of laundry to be done? Easy. Flood the entire house. Everyone wants a bubbly indoor freakin’ swimming pool… right?

Just when everything is right in my life, something has to go wrong—times three. Number one: an unknown evil force wants to steal my power. Now, instead of protecting and healing the whacked out inhabitants of Assjacket, my power has wonked out on me and I’ve blasted ginormous holes all over town. Not to mention Roger the Rabbit is now sporting a pentagon of penii thanks to me and is keen on contacting the Guinness Book of World Records.


Armed with questionable voodoo skills and seriously frayed nerves, I’m Two: gonna do what any partially-sane, potty-mouthed, witch would do… I’m calling in the semi-evil, butt-ugly Bermangoggleshitz to train me. The warlock’s penchant for push-ups makes me hate him with the fire of a thousand suns, but if I can’t control my dark magic, it will control me.

Way unacceptable.

With Sassy and Cookie Witch by my side, I’ll Three: get a handle on my dark voodoo—or doodoo as I’ve renamed it—so Assjacket won’t end up as one massive crater. And I need all the help I can get. An evil like we’ve never seen is gunning for us—specifically me.

Wildly unacceptable.

We’ll be the Three Amigos. The Three Musketeers. The Three Stooges. Whatever. As the saying goes…three’s a crowd, three’s company, three’s a party.

Nope. Three’s a charm. And I’m gonna turn it on for all I’m worth.


Oh my Robyn, I am now seriously beginning to wonder just what you and your hubbie get up to when the kids are away…! I’m sure you’ll claim you just read it somewhere but I’m not so certain!

A really good funny, potty mouthed story, and the twins are adorable.

This book was really on form and I giggled my way through it.

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Mixed Magic brings interest

This is a series I read from book 4 (a free offering) back to 1 and through to the final book one after the other. And now I’m on her next series!

I loved this series. Great fun and a different universe where pure humans are extremely rare – only about 5% of the population as waves of magic have transformed every one else in some way producing shape shifters or those such as elves and goblins who are nearly always in their magic forms. And lots of cross breeding – imagine a drummer with 4 arms and a piano player with 6… or trolls living in your garbage cans and getting rid of all the rubbish..

Each new wave creates new types of magical beings, yes even unicorns, and they take on appropriate jobs too, ghouls and zombies work in undertakers or mortuaries or as pathologists.

Book 4 was about Ritual Space which is different from the rest of the series as the first 3 books follow one character through and then we hear about this magic space where you can not only hold wedding but also practice your spells.

I am seriously hooked by this author and shall devour all her output as i can afford it!

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When bookshops are something more

The Book of Secrets Book Cover The Book of Secrets
The Last Oracle
Melissa McShane
urban fantasy, contemporary
Curiosity Quills Press
(18 Feb. 2018)

Helena Davies just wants a job that will get her out of her parents’ basement. Abernathy’s Bookstore is disorganized, out of the way, and smells funny, but it pays well and promises to at least be interesting. She has no idea how interesting her life will become. By the end of the first day, Helena has a dead boss in the basement, an unexpected promotion, and the news that she is now a part of an endless war against creatures from another reality.

As Abernathy’s newest custodian, Helena is responsible for its secrets, including the most important one: Abernathy’s isn’t just a bookstore. It’s the world’s only living oracle, producing prophecies to help fight the war against alien invaders bent on draining this world of its magic. Helena’s job is to find books to answer questions put to the oracle by the Wardens, fighters in the Long War. It seems simple enough, but Helena’s new job is anything but.

She has allies: her best friend Viv, from whom she has no secrets; Harry and Harriet Keller, elderly magi skilled at uncovering secrets; and the enigmatic Malcolm Campbell, warrior magus and one of the few who have faith in Helena’s abilities. But not everyone is thrilled that an outsider now has charge of one of the world’s most powerful magical entities. Helena must defend herself against the antagonism of Judy Rasmussen, who’d expected to be the next custodian of Abernathy’s, and her father William, powerful leader of the Wardens and someone with an agenda of his own.

Without training, without any knowledge of the magical world, and facing the hostility of those who’d wanted someone else to be Abernathy’s custodian, Helena must navigate the treacherous waters of her new world and find a place for herself within it. But there’s still a murderer on the loose, someone who intended to control Abernathy’s by killing its custodian—and Helena might be next on his list.

At first I thought that this was going to be another magical library bookshop where magic happens – eg people fall in love because they meet there – but no, this really is a bookshop that holds secrets and answers within its books. It is in fact an Oracle – like the Delphi Oracle only you ask the bookshop the question you want answered, and it sells you a book! Just for you as it has your name on it and your price that you must pay. The answer is in the book…

And who runs the bookshop and takes the money? – well a rather nerdy and very un-magical girl.

This is the first book in a new series and i look forward to reading the others. I liked the concept and the fact that books are the answer to all questions – well I’m sure they really are as a book fanatic!

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Such a Harem?!

Elements of Ruin Book Cover Elements of Ruin
(Hijinks Harem Book 2)
C.M. Stunich, Tate James
shifters, magic, sorcery, humour, paranormal romance
Sarian Royal
(10 Dec. 2017

Six hunky, supernatural tradesmen.
One sarcastic, caffeine addicted bride.
A match made by fate … or karma?

My name is Arizona Smoke, and I have six husbands. Yup. Count 'em—six. Four sexy plumbers, one electric electrician ... and my last husband? Total prick. Our unconventional marriage is almost complete. All I need to do is reconcile with my first love, and rescue a man I’ve never met. Easy, right?

As if marrying a bunch of supernatural plumbers isn't hard enough, I also have to deal with the fact that my biological father and his six wives (yeah, I have six moms, too) are still hunting us, stalking us through sex parties hosted by demons and setting traps for us in the middle of underground supernatural raves. And you thought your family was dysfunctional!

All I wanted was a moment to breathe, a chance to get to know my new husbands in a way that was more than sexual—although I'm not exactly complaining about our time in the bedroom. But between my maniacal mother-in-law, some kidnapped lady-elementals, and the rich asshole I'm supposed to welcome into my new harem … when's a girl got time for dates? Let alone planning a seven-way ... wedding that is.

I'm Ari Smoke, spirit elemental, supernatural bada**, and hot-as-f*ck dragon chick.
Having six hot husbands is nice … but being hunted by evil sex demons, not so much.

ELEMENTS OF RUIN is a full-length comedic paranormal, reverse harem romance. This means our leading lady has six male love interests and doesn't have to choose between them. This book is full of steamy scenes, ridiculous plumbing puns, and heaps of action, intrigue, and ... well, more puns. This is book 2 of 3.

This is the next book in that punning reverse harem trilogy. And  it is just as steamy as the first book – and what’s more ends in a cliff-hanger! Forcing you therefore to order book 3 which is not yet out…. grrr

Anyway, here’s just a thought for a new career for her broke harem – Landscape Gardeners.

They have all the necessary skills.

Imagine the water features they could build – powered by electricity. pools, rills, waterfalls.

The delicate but effective lighting.

The wonderful decorative ironwork. The trellis, the benches, the features and statues.

And of course, the very healthy growing plants.

A fortune to be made…..

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Krista D. Ball
paranormal, demons and devils, urban fantasy

rom Book 1: A half-breed and a female, Lady Bethany clawed her way to the ranks of the Elven Service's top military elite. They only knew her as their champion against Magic, and not the daughter of a Goddess. She'd expected a long, rewarding life protecting those under her care. But that was before her twin sister returned from exile, addicted to brutal Magic and human sacrifice, twisted inside, and abusing ancient prophecies to overthrow their mother and destroy everything Bethany holds sacred.

The world will burn in flames and innocents will die, unless Bethany can stop it. Unless she can take the life of her own sister.


A really enjoyable epic set – despite all the  blood and guts.

Empathetically described characters with believeable emotions – and scenes that tug the heart strings.

I read all 3 books of the first set plus ‘Interlude’ in one go – over 3 days – as I was deperate to find out what happened next. How did the next war occur? What triggered it? Who was a traitor/ And more importantly, did Arrago ever marry Bethany?

And then I read the next 2 books!

The books are:

Blaze, Grief, Interlude, Fury, Schemes, Liberate.

I really look forward to the 2 final books: Ambush and Surrender.

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