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