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Blood Magic (Wing Slayer Hunter Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This is a fabulous opening act of a wonderful urban romantic fantasy

Funeral director Darcy MacAlister finds arranging her beloved mom¿s funeral is a catharsis of sorts although hearing some speak of the deceased as if she was evil bothers her enough that her Special Forces cousin Joe notices and tells her to ignore the fools. At about ...
Funeral director Darcy MacAlister finds arranging her beloved mom¿s funeral is a catharsis of sorts although hearing some speak of the deceased as if she was evil bothers her enough that her Special Forces cousin Joe notices and tells her to ignore the fools. At about the same time that she buries her mom, witch hunter Wing Slayer Hunter leader Axel Locke is worried that his sister Hannah has been attacked by a death curse. He knows only two ways to save her: either the curse is lifted or a witch must die. Axel knows if he kills an innocent witch his soul will burn, but those witches who broke their sacred vow to protect humans from demons by switching sides are another matter as their former guardians like him are obsessed with killing the traitors.

Axel abducts a terrified Darcy whom he recognizes as an earth witch. He hopes to gain her cooperation by having her lift the spell. However though she commiserates with Hannah's dilemma, she never knew that witch blood flowed in her veins. Time is running out although she agrees to try to break the curse.

This is a fabulous opening act of a wonderful urban romantic fantasy starring two intriguing protagonists with an unwanted attraction pushing them towards each other and a blood curse pulling them apart. The story line is fast-paced, but owned by the lead pair as they ¿naturally¿ squabble while struggling to save his sibling. Jennifer Lyon bewitches sub-genre fans with this terrific thriller.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 8, 2009

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Tending more toward graphic than interesting

The idea for the story line was intriguing and the initial character development was good. Unfortunately, the author chose to interrupt the plot a number of times for graphic, multi-page, gratuitous sex scenes which did little or nothing to advance the plot. After the...
The idea for the story line was intriguing and the initial character development was good. Unfortunately, the author chose to interrupt the plot a number of times for graphic, multi-page, gratuitous sex scenes which did little or nothing to advance the plot. After the first one, I took to skimming past those pages so that I could get on with the story. I doubt that I missed anything innovative or interesting.

I'll probably buy the second book -- Soul Magic -- when it comes out because the preview chapter at the end of Blood Magic was intriguing. However, if I find that the author insists on digressing from the plot in order to tell me more than I want to know about intercourse, I won't be picking up any others she might write.

posted by SSKING on March 15, 2009

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  • Posted April 24, 2009

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    Ho Hum: Another Paranormal Romance

    The unfolding plot and characterizations in this novel were just too predictable for me. The heroine was too sweetly submissive with hidden talents/strength, and the hero was too alpha with hidden vulnerability. Although well-described, the witch-hunter mythos was just a re-hack of a tale of supernatural soul-mates. It was very readable, (there's nothing wrong with the writing), but it all added up to just another, ordinary paranormal romance.

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