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My funny Grandfather

Witching Hour Book Cover Witching Hour
The Fairy of Salem Book #1
Bradford Bates
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher : Independently published
(3 Aug. 2019)

Zoey wasn't a witch.

Witches were vile evil things that used their magic to manipulate and control. Her magic was something different, it came from the earth she was charged with protecting. If that meant killing a few witches, then so be it.

Jinx loved being a witch.

Being magical made life easier in so many ways. Unless, of course, your mom wanted you to become the head of the coven. Then magic also came with the weight of responsibility.

When their two worlds come crashing together, their lives will change forever.

 

The town of Salem gets a new witch on the run from her coven and hiding her family’s Grimoire. She meets the local bookshop owner – who is something quite different – and who keeps her Grandfather in her locket!

An enjoyable romp.

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When the Swamp calls

Black Water Magic Book Cover Black Water Magic
Leslie Scott
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Leslie Scott Fantasy
Publication date: January 12th 2021

Teagan Blackwater’s biggest problem used to be hiding her relationship with a demi-demon from her grandmother, Nola, the most powerful witch in all of Florida.

When Nola is murdered, Teagan learns how insignificant her secret really was. And how rare it is she only had the one. Firewater Springs is a small town, and every one of its residents seems to have secrets of their own. Including the friendly cop Teagan had a crush on in high school and the Demi-demon she’s been sleeping with.

But the person with the most secrets was Nola herself, and Teagan needs to unravel them to break a curse and solve Nola’s murder. It’s no secret Teagan doesn’t feel up to the task, but she is the new Swamp Witch of Firewater Springs, so what choice does she have? Everyone is counting on her.

No pressure.

This is a magic tale with a difference as the magic is ‘white’ but the power comes from the swamp and thus can be called a little contaminated perhaps.

As the story begins, we have a witch coming into her power and not yet fully trained. So far, so trope.

We have a lover who is a bad boy – in this case half demon and member of a motorcycle club. 2 dips into the trope. But nonetheless, very helpful to our witch. We also have a really good friend who helps with the magic. Sometimes this is a girl, but in this case a gay friend. Again we see trope.

So, whilst the setting is unusual and we have a Nile crocodile lurking around and a magic room behaving as a TARDIS, the trope is fully formed. The writing is quite nice but the storyline about finding out who killed Grandma and another set of ‘bad’ witches etc and her being a Protector, all play into a trope. Which is unfortunate as this could have been a good series to follow. Sadly, I will not be reading more.

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Winter is going? Book Blitz

Wynter
(Silver Skates, #1)
Mia Harlan
Adult, Comedy, Paranormal, Romance
January 18th 2021

When a pair of magical skates helps me find my fated mates, the last thing I expect is to get rejected, betrayed, and framed for a crime I didn’t commit.

I moved to Silver Springs to escape my past. Fell in love with the small supernatural town. Made friends with its quirky residents. Even got my dream job.

But just when life’s finally looking up, disaster strikes. The cleaning company I work for falls under threat, and I’m framed for a crime I didn’t commit.

Then, I find my fated mates:

  • A shifter hockey player who knows how to handle his stick.
  • A sweet journalist who shifts into a block of ice but is oh so hot.
  • And a mage detective who already broke my heart once.

This should be the happiest time in my life, but my mates reject me, one by one.

As the new life I built starts to crumble around me, can I work things out with my mates and catch whoever framed me? Or will I end up broken-hearted, alone, and behind bars? Because I may be the best magical maid in town, but my life is one mess no spells in the world can fix.

When a pair of magical skates helps me find my fated mates, the last thing I expect is to get rejected, betrayed, and framed for a crime I didn’t commit.⁣

⁣If you like sassy witches, wonky magic, panty-melting fated mates, and intriguing mysteries, you’ll love this steamy, laugh-out-loud paranormal romantic comedy with all the feels!⁣

⁣Wynter by @miaharlanbooks is a standalone in the Silver Springs shared universe and comes complete with a happily-ever-after. Click here to read this fun, quirky romance today ➞ https://amzn.to/2ZaGYfl⁣

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Excerpt 1:

“I thought I’d test out the rink,” I tell Hockey Hottie—who I really can’t keep calling that, even just in my head. Not unless I want to risk blurting it aloud. “I’m Zoelle Wynter. Zoe for short.”

“Wynter, eh?” He lets out a deep, throaty chuckle that I can feel right down to my toes.

Then he extends one large hand, palm up. For a second, I think he wants me to cross the distance between us to shake it. But then he looks up at the sky and watches as the snowflakes drift down onto his skin. They melt against his bare palm and suddenly, I want to melt against his palm, too. To feel his hands all over me. To see what those long fingers of his can do.

I don’t think I’ve ever had such a strong reaction to a man. Not at first sight. I’ve had one-night stands before, but I’ve never wanted to strip a man naked outdoors, in the dead of winter. Or wondered if a hockey player might want to do any other type of scoring on the ice.

“Leaf,” he calls out.

“What?” I stare up at him, wondering if I just zoned out on half of what he was saying. Why else would he be talking about leaves? Unless he means the Maple Leafs? But why even bring up a human hockey team, when as far as the NHL is concerned, supe teams—and supe players—do not exist?

“My name.” He rewards me with a throaty chuckle. “Scottish mother. Jewish father.”

“And they called you Leaf?”

“Leith, with a TH.” He grins as he spells it out for me. “It actually means wet. So nothing to do with leaves.”

“Wet,” I repeat and swallow hard.

Leith rewards me with a knowing grin. One that has my body reacting in… well… the way his name would entail.

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Author Bio

Mia Harlan lives in Canada with her husband (who’s definitely Not a Vampire) and their adorably fluffy cat. They recently welcomed a Mini Mortal (a baby girl) into the world and are happy to report she doesn’t have fangs. Mia is a librarian by day and an author by night. She’s been reading romance since she turned thirteen and published her first one in mid-2019. She writes humorous, quirky (and mostly paranormal) reverse harem romance.


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http://www.miaharlan.com/

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https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mia-harlan

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19214375.Mia_Harlan

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Wrath and Ruin: Book Review.

Wrath and Ruin Book Cover Wrath and Ruin
multi author bundle
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Carter and Bradley
2 Jan 2018
Kindle

25 bestselling authors. 24 exclusive novels. One epic collection.
Take flight with all new and exclusive stories that are out of this world, including full-length novels from some of today's most popular names in science fiction and fantasy! From magnificent dragons, bloodthirsty aliens, and mad genetic engineers to intergalactic wars, magical curses, and fantastical worlds, you'll find everything you've been waiting for in this heart-stopping, limited edition collection. With over 100 hours of reading, you'll be able to travel to faraway lands and distant planets. A safe return cannot be guaranteed.

Another selection of first novels in a series, in a wide variety of genres, for the reader to choose from. with lots of magic, shifters, and dark and evil deeds, heroes, heroines and monsters.

  1. Our Dark Stars Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
  2. The Forever Gate  Isaac Hooke
  3. The Flames of Death Nicole Zoltack
  4. The Coven and Callington Shereen Vedam
  5. When the Gods Laughed Lydia Sherrer
  6. Curse of the Ice Dragon Tara West
  7. Replica Kelly Hashway
  8. Such a Secret Place Cortney Pearson
  9. The Sleepless DK Cassidy
  10. A Sky of Shattered Stars Ali Winters
  11. The Order of St Michael JB Michaels
  12. Book of Gods Pamita Rao
  13. The Mark of Noba GL Tomas
  14. Dragonia:Rise of the Wyverns Craig A Price Jr
  15. Intercrossed Milly
  16. Shadows of Kiev Eliza Tilton
  17. Thrive Jonathan Yanez
  18. When Fate Aligns AK Koonce
  19. The Withered Rose Penny Brojacquie
  20. City of Sin Damian Boyle
  21. Snow White Unleashed Cate Farren
  22. Project S.K.I.E. Caitlyn Mancini
  23. The People’s Necromancer Rex Jameson
  24. A Bond of Destiny and Dragons Karen Tomlinson

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Foxes are cunning

Outfoxed Book Cover Outfoxed
The Fox Witch #1
RJ Blain
adult, paranormal, urban fantasy
Pen and Page Publishing

Death is a way of life outside of the safety of Inner Tulsa, and Jade means to keep flipping Mother Nature off until old age claims her. With one eye always on the sky, the last thing she needs is a pack of bounty hunters out for her living head. With no idea of why anyone would want her, her wits might keep her free, assuming she can resist the charming lures of Sandro, one of the men out to claim her as his own. Left with the choice of being the evening snack of a tornado or taking shelter with the bounty hunter, she does what she does best: she lives on the edge. Striking a bargain with the handsome bounty hunter buys her another day of life, but it also dumps her into the heart of a sinister plot, one meant to enslave the residents of the storm-tossed city—and the others brave and foolish enough to call the Alley home.

For a blog by this author please see post on 10th November.

  • This is a New world building. Foxes are prized when first generation, especially females, as they are harbingers of new magic being formed – and thus possibilities of strength and power in their offspring, which leads to strength and power in their families. Wealth is kept within the family, which is usually controlled by the Matron. 4 quadrants in the USA – roughly NSEW; and each quadrant is an area on its own with its own magic abilities. And society. To move between quadrants is not easy for people as often it makes them sick – sometimes too sick to pass through; some can do so but their magic changes ability as they do. Eg an ability to control one power becomes an ability to change into another – and for shape shifters it can be in a different form – so a bird could become an elk! Fox shifters are even rarer than those hybrids with just the ears and tails.
    • I thought that this book told a good story and was well plotted. I enjoyed reading it more than some of this author’s other stories. I loved the idea o someone having a foxes’ tail and ears constantly and the way the tail needed so much attention. I thought that the story line had plenty of potential for future books in the series as we find out just what new magic is available in this world and how the character’s arcs develop. I’m looking forward to reading the next book.
    • Tulsa. Storm Alley. In the United States, there are two regions with a disproportionately high frequency of tornadoes. Florida is one and “Tornado Alley” in the south-central United States   and as we can see from the maps below, Tulsa is actually within Tornado Alley in the real world. Oklahoma had 149 Tornadoes in 2019, the most on record. And on the 2nd June Tulsa had 8 twisters, the most on record. 2020 was a better year with only 34 between January and May.

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