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Magic comes when it is night-time

Magic after Dark
multi
mythology, fantasy, folklore
Wetknee Books
(4 Mar. 2019)
kindle

Dive into the darker side of magic

Enter the underbelly of city life, where werewolves, demons, and vampires stalk the streets. These six bestselling urban fantasy novels plus bonus novella will submerge you in a page-turning world of modern magic.

Half Wolf by Aimee Easterling: When half-werewolf Fen is cast out of her home pack, she and an unlikely ally are forced to shore up her waning power in an effort to save half-shifters everywhere.

Unquiet Souls by Christine Pope: When the hosts of the new Project Demon Hunters show investigate a demon-infested mansion, evil follows Audrey Barrett home...and she learns why her co-host is the last man she can trust.

Dark Hunt by Kim Richardson: Tasked with tracking down a demon that's killing humans, hunter Rowyn is forced to partner with an angel-born warrior who has an ulterior motive. But Rowyn's own dark secret could upend everything...

A Fistful of Evil by Rebecca Chastain: Madison actively avoids her soul-sight—until she witnesses ethereal monsters feasting on a stranger's soul...and the monsters notice her. Thrust into a dangerous new world, Madison must master her atrophied abilities fast if she has any hope of survival.

The Wolf Within by M.J. Scott: Ashley Keenan just wants to be normal. But then her ex-lover, now werewolf, turns up with a lead on the vampire who murdered her family. To survive, she might just have to leave normal behind and embrace her inner monster.

Vampire Midnight by Gary Jonas: Kelly Chan agrees to kill a vampire, but finds herself under his spell. How do you kill something you've been commanded to protect?

Sylphide by K. Gorman: When a private investigator breaks into Allish Statia's apartment and threatens her with a gun, she is able to use her Wind Elemental powers to subdue the man—but he is only part of something much bigger. Something that wants the destruction of her, her husband, and every single Mage in the city.


A set of 7 stories – with 2 particular stories by authors that I followed up into their series.

The first stories were excellent – and really only 1 was not so good, Sylphide. I liked the Kelly Chan series, and Aimee Easterlings’ Half Wolf. She is an author that I like anyway.

  1. Magic after dark
  2. Half wolf – Aimee Easterling is one of my new favourite authors, and I am happy to read 99.9% of her books and series.
  3. Unquiet souls
  4. Dark hunt
  5. A fistful of evil – this became a very interesting series. Soul sight was more than that it seems, and acknowledging it means that Madison learns to use her lux luminis – which is what she called soul sight, in defence of her territory. This defence meant fighting creatures invisible to norms but ones which feed on their souls and drain their good, sometimes replacing it with evil. These creatures can kill Madison and she has to learn to defend herself in a number of unusual ways that seem puzzling to normals. And she has grate difficulty explaining her new job to her family as she can;’t tell them the truth. I enjoyed the books I have read in this series, but have come to the end of my enjoyment after A Fistful of Frost.
  6. The wolf within –
  7. Vampire midnight – This story I found unusual and followed it up with another in the series. The idea of a heroine who is magically enhanced so that she is the most kick-ass of all was interesting. What was disturbing was that she came by her magic because she has been sold by her parents to warlocks; who repeatedly killed her so she could be brought back to life, and who removed her ability to feel pain – thus beig able to fight on when seriously injured. However, she now teaches abused women how to fight and also rescues abused women from their dire situations. So a good heroine who learnt from her experience that abusing women was not on… It did get rather graphic in places and the detail of some of the fights and the numbers killed were rather too much at times.
  8. Sylphide – an extra story – 1 star, boring.

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Werewolves? Maybe…

Wolf Legacy Quartet Book Cover Wolf Legacy Quartet
Wolf Legacy series
Aimee Easterling
Fiction
Wetknee Books
July 30, 2018
678

Werewolf. Baker. Protector of the weak. Ember's large werewolf family has always kept her safe and focused on what really matters --- feeding loved ones their favorite desserts. But when a missing half-brother draws the twenty-something away from home for the very first time, bonds to her pack are tested at every turn. The milk-chocolate eyes of an off-limits human are the first threat to her pack commitment. Mix in arrogant alphas plus unexpected betrayals and the final product isn't particularly sweet. Will Ember be able to bake her way to safety before her family collapses like a tray of over-beaten cupcakes all around her? Or will she change so much in the process that she's never able to go home again? This box set includes four novels, two short stories, and one scrumptious recipe. Don't miss the "emotional and psychological roller coaster" of this complete urban fantasy series.


Sex, drugs and … well actually no rock and roll, and no sex either as it turns out, but plenty of drugs. Psychopathic drugs that… but no, that would be a spoiler.

I enjoyed this series about a cupcake baker, who knows just which flavour you would like the best. And who also, just happens to be a werewolf with a long lost brother. Lost in many meanings of the word.

So these books tell Ember’s story as she searches for her brother, love, and keeping the secret that werewolves do really exist.

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Not that clumsy surely?






The Clumsy Clairvoyant Book Cover




The Clumsy Clairvoyant




(The Deadicated Matchmaker Book 3)





S E Babin





contemporary fiction, romance, humour, fantasy




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Grace Banner can’t date.

Well, she can, but it isn’t any fun because she can see the future and occasionally hear the thoughts of others. Plus...she’s an enormous clutz. As in she can barely even lift a glass without disaster striking. In desperation, Grace turns to the mysterious woman at The Deadication Dating Agency who promises to find her a match.

Lucas Marsh isn’t interested in dating, but when his brother purchases him a membership to a dating agency, he humors him. Just once. But when he meets Grace he can’t help but be interested. Until he finds out about her powers. And her complete inability to walk without running into something. Lucas is a man with secrets and dating a clairvoyant is out of the question. He ditches her on their very first date, leaving Grace alone and rejected.

But one thing Lucas doesn’t know is that the mysterious force behind the town’s agency isn’t ready to admit defeat. Her spotless track record isn’t going down just because of a few little secrets...

I really like

SE Babin’s writing style, especially her snappy speech for her heroines when they meet douche bag males!

But for our heroine it is not always good to know when bad things happen. Even worse for you to black out and not remember what you said.

Especially as it seems you are prophesying that some bad things are going to happen to this magic own that Portia established. This fun town where all sorts of fantastic species meet and fall in love to a design that only Portia knows, and which is why she has established the dating agency that this series is based around.

Babin is currently one of my favourite authors.  And I am reading lots of her series.

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Kittens can grow very large






A Demon Stole my Kitty Book Cover




A Demon Stole my Kitty




Werewolves, Vampires and Demons, Oh My #3





Eve Langlais





Eve Langlais




(15 April 2018)



I’m a witch. Not a good one or a bad one, although according to the snooty wizards, I’m a stain upon their robes.

But who cares what those snobs say?

So what do you do if your newly rescued kitten gets out and doesn’t come home? Especially if there is a good chance its body has been taken over by a demon? Why tickle it under the chin and hug it of course!

Yes its demons versus witches – and sorcerers – and all sorcerers are male misogynists – or are they?

A feisty witch (human and not having magic blood – or so the sorcerers claim) sets out to show the males just how demons should be fought. And how you can love some, and they will be faithful to you.  See kitty!

Great fun story. Lots of humour and snark. And yes, the males get shown up by the females!

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Enter the Chef






Logan Book Cover




Logan




Knight Games #5





Genevieve Jack





paranormal romance, ghosts, witches and wizards, vampires




Carpe Luna, Ltd.




September 7, 2015




372



A murder. A mystery. A magic potion. Twice burned, chef Logan Valentine has sworn off witches for good. Though enigmatic witch Polina plays the starring role in his hottest dreams, he vows to focus on running his restaurant and leading a normal human life. For centuries, immortal witch Polina has considered cross-species romances doomed from the start. She hates herself for fantasizing about Logan, the human she met while helping a fellow witch last year. As her thoughts border on obsession, she becomes desperate to cure herself of her rogue desires using any means possible, including magic. But when a werewolf is murdered behind Logan’s restaurant, Polina is caught in the crosshairs of two rival werewolf packs. Only Logan can save her—if he’s willing to risk his heart again.

The Knight World novels are a different take on the paranormal world and one that I have loved. This novel takes up the story of the ‘human’ chef who has featured in the previous books and his romance with a witch. Everything  doesn’t go according to plan and their problems are different again….

A good read and follow-on giving another view of previous events.

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