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FAM not FBI: Book Review

Federal Agents of Magic Complete Series Boxed Set
TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle
Urban Fantasy Action Adventure
LMBPN Publishing; 1st edition
(17 Jun. 2020)
Kindle
1934

FBI Agent Diana Sheen is an agent with a secret…

…she carries a badge and a troll, along with a little magic.

But her Most Wanted List is going to take a little extra effort.

She’ll have to embrace her powers and up her game to take down new threats,

Not to mention deal with the troll that’s adopted her.

All signs point to a serious threat lurking just beyond sight, pulling the strings to put the forces of good in harm’s way.

Magic or mundane, you break the law, and Diana’s gonna find you, tag you and bring you in. Watch out magical baddies, this agent can level the playing field.

It’s all in a day’s work for the newest Federal Agent of Magic.

FAM stands for Federal Agents of Magic

This is an 8 book box set series available on KU with 3 authors: TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle, and is set in the Oriceran Universe.

Now I’ve read most of the books in the Oriceran Universe series. And they’re all beautifully written. The various authors that contribute are well chosen and write a good storyline. All the are urban fantasy, action and adventure based and this series is crime and police based stories. except the criminals and the police are rather unusual.

If you haven’t come across the Oriceran Universe, here is a quick summary.

Magic has returned to the world along with all various creatures large and small that come with the tales. It is a fantasy world with fan fiction and exists from some time around now – to far in the future – so don’t worry – it hasn’t happened yet! But you can imagine it had and contribute your own ideas as to if it did what might happen and who might populate this universe.

Book 1 : Magic Ops

FBI Agent Diana Sheen is rather unusual in that along with her badge she has some magic and a troll who has adopted her.

Book 2 : Agents of Mayhem

Diana and her team are disguised as Bounty hunters cleaning up the streets.

Book 3 : Counter Ops

The conspiracy is bigger than Diana ever realised but Kayleigh is helping improving FAM’s gear.

Book 4 : Agents of Chaos

The bad guys are planning something big and targeting Diana.

Book 5 : Covert Ops

The enemy are using a dire magical artifact.

Book 6 : Agents of Order

There are more players on Diana’s opposition than she realises.

Book 7 : Arcane Ops

The bad guys are stealing from the Police.

Book 8 : Agents of Vengeance

Time to take down the Bosses as the locals have been defeated.

Federal Agents of Magic Complete Series Boxed Set: An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure by [TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle]

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Moonlight Magic box set

Moonlight Magic Book Cover Moonlight Magic
Asstd
Paranormal - witches, werewolves, leprechauns, dragon,s, Greek gods
Independently Published
pre 2018

Whether it is the witching hour, dawn, day or dusk, you are sure to find a thrill with these supernatural tales of the paranormal. This collection of stories caters to every taste. From steamy to sizzling with witches, werewolves, leprechauns, dragons and even Greek gods, your pulse will pound and your heart will race. Proceed with caution when you read this compilation because what is read, can never be unread, especially not under the magic of moonlight.

  1. Secrets of the Hollows (The Hollows 1) by Nicole Morgan
    Lucifer once said, “His power is great, and should be feared.”
    2. Hard Bite by Kate Allenton
    It’s going to take more than sizzling chemistry to solve this mysterious case.
    3. The Accidental Adoption by Lucy Felthouse
    There’s more to Rosie’s new dog than meets the eye…
    4. Candy Cornered by Carma Haley
    Cornered between Alpha protection and Rogue passion.
    5. Mated by Midnight by Linnea Alexis
    A man walks into a bar…and meets his destiny.
    6. Her Protectors by Tamsin Baker
    Brother shifters meet their curvaceous mate in this short, hot paranormal romance.
    7. Night Hawk by J.E. Taylor
    Sacrificed to the shadows, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.
    8. Spellbound by Laura Greenwood
    A second chance at love makes sparks fly…literally.
    9. Wicked by Diana Bocco
    10.All Hallow’s Eve by Elena Bryce
    Seductive Lord Samhain is tempting her to stay forever…
    11. Blood Moon by Livia Quinn
    She could destroy his world…or save it.
    12. Fire and Blood by Cadence Denton
    She walked through flames to find him.
    13. Marked by Fate Book One by Adaline Raine
    A woman seeking answers finds so much more.
    14. Aphrodite Calling by Jennifer Lynne
    Sometimes it takes the power of the gods to reveal the woman within…
    15. Wayward Souls by Laurie Treacy
    By saving the life of a gorgeous stranger, Holly finds her true self.
    16. Taming Desire by Crystal Dawn
    In the end, the wolf will howl because he believes love must triumph over all.
    17. Gettin’ Lucky with a Leprechaun by Jocelyn Dex
    At the end of the rainbow, will she find a pot of gold, or just get lucky?
    18. Accidentally Linked by Lexi Ostrow
    Magic doesn’t always cast as planned
    19. Lyric by Andrea R. Cooper
    No man can resist a siren’s song...
    20. Never Match a Dragon by Rachael Slate
    Try to match a dragon, and you’ll end up burned.
    21. Beyond the Ashes by Kaiden Klein
    When darkness owns your soul, you have nothing to bargain with but time.

21 books from a variety of authors – you’re bound to find one you like… every now and again, authors collaborate to put into a set some of their starter of a series books. This is one of them. Often only available for a short time as a set, but enough to allow you to try out new authors.

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Flaming Napalm!

The Flame Game Book Cover The Flame Game
(Magical Romantic Comedies, #12)
R.J. Blain
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Publication date: November 24th 2020

A corrupt police chief is on the loose, and it falls to Bailey and Quinn to put an end to him before he finds some way to weaponize the spreading rabies virus, create yet another batch of potent gorgon dust, and otherwise wreck Bailey’s happily ever after.

With a pair of orphaned gorgon whelps to care for, more animals she can shake a stick at, and her husband’s determination to make the world a perfect place for her, Bailey has her hands full. To protect everyone she loves, she must embrace her dubious role as the Calamity Queen and rain hell down on those who stand in her way.

The Flame Game is on.

Warning: this novel contains two fire-breathing unicorns on a napalm bender, action, adventure, chaos, mayhem, humor, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

 

Book & Author Details:

Purchase:

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-flame-game/id1486451929

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-flame-game Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=9aLGDwAAQBAJ

AUTHOR BIO:

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.


Author links:

https://www.thesneakykittycritic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/rjblain.author/

https://www.instagram.com/rj.blain/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7190903.R_J_Blain

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Ingredients? tick…Magic? hmm

The Magic Ingredient Book Cover The Magic Ingredient
(A Bar Harbor Holiday Novel)
Lindy Miller
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
ROSEWIND BOOKS
Publication date: October 13th 2020

The end of summer is approaching, but even at the height of Bar Harbor’s tourist season, Eve Silver is having a hard time keeping enough money in the bank to sustain the family business. Her only hope of paying past due bills is to win the catering bid for the town’s upcoming Harvest Happening Festival. Otherwise, it’ll be lights out for Mount Desserts & Tea by Christmas.

Widower Jeff Parish is moving with his twelve-year-old daughter, Candy, from Manhattan to Maine with one goal: starting over. When sparks fly between Jeff and Eve as the town readies for the annual harvest festival, Candy wishes she had a love potion to help her dad fall in love again.

Will Eve be able to save Mount Desserts & Tea—and open her heart to Jeff—by the most bewitching night of the year? It’ll take a lot of love, a little bit of luck … and just a pinch of magic.

EXCERPT – THE MAGIC INGREDIENT (BAR HARBOR HOLIDAY SERIES, #1)

BY LINDY MILLER

Part of eating a cupcake was the experience, and in Eve’s opinion, a little extra frosting on your face made it all the more gratifying. Her mouth filled with the taste of vanilla, chocolate, and marshmallow, all of the flavors intermingling just as she’d planned. Still, something seemed off. It wasn’t enough to toss the batch out, but in Eve’s opinion, the recipe hadn’t quite reached perfection.

Eve swallowed, wiping away the frosting from her nose. “It’s not perfect.”

“It’s incredible,” Jeff countered before he shoved the rest of the cupcake into his mouth.

He had a dollop of frosting on his nose, which made Eve smile despite her frustration at the recipe. “I don’t know if I believe your verdict, but at least you didn’t call it glitzy.”

Jeff mumbled something that sounded like idtellinguidperfek around the mouthful of pastry.

“Something is missing. Something small, a flavor that isn’t quite there. It’s not major, but enough that I notice.” Eve wiped her hands on a dishcloth and leaned against the counter, crossing her arms over her chest in frustration. “I don’t know why I can’t get it right. Maybe I’m not as great a baker as I think I am. It shouldn’t take so many tries to get a recipe correct. Not if you know what you’re doing.”

Jeff wiped his face and leveled his gaze at Eve as he stepped closer. “I don’t think that’s true at all. You’re a fantastic baker. You’re a fantastic lot of things.”

He was so close now Eve could smell his scent—musky and warm, with notes of pine and sandalwood. An inviting smell. Eve wondered how she’d never noticed it before. Then again, the more she felt drawn to Jeff the more she’d tried to keep her distance, kind of like reaching her goal—one step forward, two back.

“Really?” she asked, hoping she sounded interested and not incredulous. She didn’t want to offend someone offering her a compliment, even if she didn’t believe it. “I try so hard and I feel like I come up short.”

“Doing everything on your own isn’t easy, and I can see how you might think that you’re failing, but you’re looking at the situation the wrong way.”

Eve shook her head and kept her eyes downcast, even when Jeff’s hand found her shoulder, sliding down to cup her upper arm. His touch sent a tingle down her flesh and she resisted the urge to look up.

“Is there another way?”

“Instead of focusing on what you’re not doing well, think of all the things you are amazing at. Try to see yourself as …”

He paused.

Eve wondered if he’d changed his mind about whatever it was he was going to say.

Jeff cleared his throat and started over. “Try to see yourself the way I see you. Like Candy does, and Doris and Annie. And Bapo, for what it’s worth.”

Eve snickered, despite herself. “You’re never going to get tired of ribbing him, are you?”

“Never.” Jeff’s hand slid further down her arm to rest on her elbow. “My point remains.”

The place where Jeff’s hand rested on her arm pulsed. “How do you all see me?”

“We see someone who works hard every single day, around the clock, never taking any time for herself. Who gives her all to everything she does, even when it seems impossible, and who makes everyone feel needed and wanted when she’s around simply by being there.” Jeff stepped in closer. His heat brushed up against her chest. “It isn’t about finding the perfect recipe for a new confection or keeping the family business around for another generation, Eve. It’s about you. You make Mount Desserts worth saving. And I believe in you. We all do, even if you don’t believe in yourself.”

When Eve finally looked up, she found herself staring into Jeff’s eyes. They were warmer and sweeter than any chocolate ganache she’d ever made.

His free hand found its way to her other elbow and she allowed herself to be drawn from the counter. Jeff pulled her into his embrace, his hands releasing her elbows to slide around the small of her back, holding her close.

There was no denying the butterflies now.

Author information

Lindy Miller is an author of feel-good love stories that are full of sweet moments and happy endings. She believes the best time to fall in love is during the holidays, preferably over a cup of warm tea or a delicious vegan pastry – two things she can’t get enough of.

A free spirit, Lindy loves to travel and has a soft spot for Bar Harbor, Maine though she grew up at home in the South. She is married to her childhood sweetheart and bakes as often as she can for her husband, son, and pets – especially her golden retriever, Finn, who has a tendency to show up in her stories (and her Instagram!)

Lindy is represented by Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management and supported by Smith Publicity.

Member Romantic Novelist Association (RNA).

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Carnivals are usually noisy not silent

Ven'tarian Silence
(Of Cats And Dragons) #6
by Carol E. Leever (Author), Camilla Ochlan (Author)
Fantasy, Animals, Magic, Adventures
independently published
23 Aug. 2020

Guided by troubling visions and chased by death-dealing horrors, Omen Daenoth and the feisty talking cats find themselves center stage in the city of Ven'taria, a place of uncanny magic and jaw-dropping revelry. But when Omen and his companions -- an eminent Sundragon scholar, the notorious prince of Terizkand, a child prophet, and a paranoid Machelli spy -- unravel the dark source of the Ven'tarian Socerium's incredible powers, a desperate countdown begins.Can our young heroes and their chatty felines break the dreaded Ven'tarian Silence or will they bring on the forbidding reign of endless night?OF CATS AND DRAGONS, where the epic meets the adorable.

The next in the series about the cats and dragons and…

So off the whole crew go in a rather special ship through a wormhole and into their world’s equivalent of Venice. A city built on canals and islands but the canals aren’t smelly (wow – not like Venice in reality then, especially in August) and the city is going to hold its Carnivale – see Venice’s Carnivale – which not only has masked balls but artwork and sculpture and…

And everyone needs a mask – even the cats – and when dusk falls they find out why they not only need the masks but also why they need to have hotel rooms, and not just for the banquet.

Elephant Carnival mask stock image. Image of medieval - 110933327

Adventures befall them all as they try to help the small sprites and ethereal creatures that power the magic that runs the city (and as they realise the ship too). Take down one, take down all. And disaster comes close as there are monsters out there in the night.

A rollicking tale of trial and tribulation and terrors which follows nicely on from previous adventures. And yes, cats can fly too… I’m sure mine would love to as they find climbing fences a lot of effort!

Our own mini Tiger or great ginger cat! Oh, and he is very chatty too, but not in English…

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