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Aura of Magic


Author: Patricia Rice
Series: Unexpected Magic, Book 4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Book View Café Publishing Cooperative
Publication Date : March 14th, 2017
ASIN: 1487988403
ISBN: 9781611386615
eBook Price: 6.99


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Publisher’s Description:

Ghosts, Assassins, and Riots

 Brighid Darrow, Countess of Carstairs, has endured years of a loveless marriage in order to aid her friends and the people of Northridge. Yet once she is widowed, the village shuns her with accusations of witchcraft–vilifying her unique gift of reading auras. Released from past restraints, Bridey rebelliously embraces her dream of establishing a forbidden school for midwives.

Having spent his life being all that is proper in hopes of earning a title in return for services to the crown, Aaron Pascoe-Ives, illegitimate son of a marquess, is ordered to Northridge to save the royal mines from rioters. Any hope of aid from the beautiful but aloof countess is dashed when his incorrigible twins endanger their young lives by following him, mystifyingly insisting that the Countess of Carstairs is their new mother.

Bridey and Pascoe face ghosts, assassins, and riots–but nothing as perilous as the irresistible attraction between them. With hard-fought goals at risk, they must make the ultimate choice between achieving dreams–or losing each other.

My Thoughts:
This is a wonderful addition to the Unexpected Magic Series. In this reader’s opinion it is the best one so far. They seem to just keep getting better with each new edition.
We always have surprisingly precocious children and dogs in each one of these books. In this case we have a pair of twins, one boy and one girl, the children of Pascoe, who prior to meeting Bridey have very seldom if ever spoken a complete sentence. The first thing out of their sweet little mouths upon meeting her is “Are you our new mama?” This shocked her to her bones and she replied with an unequivocal NO!  Is this to be Bridey’s final thoughts on the subject or will her attraction to Pasco win out in the end?
This just sets the progression of this exceptionally written story. The little girl speaks with the ghost of her mother and the little boy hears the thoughts of and communicates with animals. They are continuously disappearing and getting into all manner of scrapes. After they start talking they are very communicative for being not quite four years old.
I truly loved this book and can hardly wait for the next one in the series “Chemistry of Magic” due to release April 25th, 2017.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
The character development is exceptional and the storyline is a very good one.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read and I have voluntarily left this review. The receipt of this complimentary galley in no way affected my opinion.

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About The Author:

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists Patricia Rice Photo (1)under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina and Missouri, she currently resides in Southern California, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc. and BVC Publishing Cooperative.

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Jack of Thorns

Inheritance Book 1

by Amelia Faulkner

Rainbow Awards 2016 Honourable Mention

Category: Bisexual Paranormal Romance

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Jack-of-ThornsFlorist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.

Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d’Arcy is the product of centuries of wealth, privilege, and breeding, and is on the run from all three. A chance encounter with an arresting young florist with a winning smile could make him stop. Laurence is kind, warm, and oddly intriguing but Quentin’s wild telekinesis and his fear of sex make dating a dangerous game.

When opposites attract, they collide.
Desperate to fix his rotting life, Laurence prays for aid and accidentally summons a fertility god who prefers to be called Jack. Jack is willing to help out for a price, and it’s one Laurence just can’t pay: he must keep Jack fed with regular offerings of sex, and the florist has fallen for the one man in San Diego who doesn’t want any.

If they’re to survive Jack’s wrath, Laurence and Quentin must master their blossoming feelings and gifts, but even then the cost of Laurence’s mistake could well overwhelm them both. How exactly are mere mortals supposed to defeat a god?

***Jack of Thorns is the first book in the Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers. It has a low heat rating and an HFN ending.***

The Haunting of a Duke

The Dark Regency Series Book 1

by Chasity Bowlin

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Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

Lost Fortune

The Unbridled Series Book 1

by Sandra E Sinclair

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Lost Fortune – Historical Western Romance

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“What do you do when the world as you know it is ripped from under you, and 51lh8yGwS5Leverything you believed to be true no longer makes sense?”

Rilla travels across the pond to Boston, the place of her birth. After eight years away, she discovers her very existence has been a lie. The people she thought she knew, and those she loved, had kept secrets and lies that could bring scandal and shame if they are discovered. Everything she holds dear could be taken from her. Making matters worse, she is being hunted by a stranger whose sole purpose is to separate her from her inheritance, leaving her in ruin.

Left with no other choice, Rilla must flee for her very life.

Calvin Dalton has been sent by the Pinkerton Agency to recover a lost fortune. A chance meeting with a beautiful woman on the train into town left him breathless, and unable to get the exotic beauty out of his mind. He is delighted to discover they are staying at the same boardinghouse, even though he knows he has no time to become sweet on the girl. He’d been sent there to do a job, so he’d have to fall in love on his own time. However, when he agreed to take on the job, he had no idea where this journey would lead him, or the lives he’d ruin with his investigation. Calvin’s heart and his job were on a collision course of disaster.

What will happen when the mysterious woman he’d met on the train becomes his prime suspect? It appears his heart wasn’t the only thing she’d stolen.

“Lost Fortune” is the 1st book in Sandra E. Sinclair’s “Unbridled” historical, western romance series—where the female are all strong, capable and sassy, but most of all…unbridled. If you like escaping into bygone days when the west was wild and women wore big dresses, you will love the “Unbridled” series.

Unlock the secrets in “Lost Fortune”—start reading this tantalizing historical western romance today.

The King’s Man

Welsh Blades Book 1

by Elizabeth Kingston

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51tRptIWeJL As a child, Gwenllian was married by proxy — but her husband died before they met. Now, Gwenllian is forced together with the man who widowed her: deadly, tortured Ranulf.

Ranulf Ombrier’s fame throughout 13th century England for his skill at swordplay is rivaled only by his notoriety as King Edward I’s favorite killer. Ranulf’s actions have gained him lands, title, and a lasting reputation as a hired butcher. But after years of doing his king’s bidding, he begins to fear for his mortal soul and follows his conscience away from Edward, all the way to the wilds of Wales.

Gwenllian of Ruardean, Welsh daughter of a powerful Marcher lord, has every reason to leave Ranulf for dead when one of her men nearly kills him. As a girl she was married by proxy to a man Ranulf murdered, only to become a widow before she ever met her groom. In the years since, she has shunned the life of a lady, instead studying warfare and combat at her mother’s behest. But she has also studied healing and this, with her sense of duty to knightly virtues, leads her to tend to Ranulf’s wounds.

Saving her enemy’s life comes with consequences, and Gwenllian and Ranulf are soon caught up in dangerous intrigue. Forced together by political machinations, they discover a kinship of spirit and a surprising, intense desire. But even hard-won love cannot thrive when loyalties are divided and the winds of rebellion sweep the land.

“I love this book” (Laura Kinsale).

“Fans of unusual couples will be caught up in this story of romance and redemption” (Publishers Weekly).

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