Counterfeit Magic (Women of the Otherworld Series)

( 135 )

Overview

The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.

When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength, and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying, it's bad for business.

Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the ...

See more details below
Audiobook (CD - Library - Unabridged CD)
$53.99
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$59.99 List Price
Other sellers (Audiobook)
  • All (8) from $10.00   
  • New (4) from $35.68   
  • Used (4) from $10.00   
Counterfeit Magic (Women of the Otherworld Series)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price
This digital version does not exactly match the physical book displayed here.

Overview

The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.

When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength, and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying, it's bad for business.

Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal—the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world.

As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Armstrong weaves a fast-paced, action-heavy, and compelling tale in a short space.... [A] good place to start for readers new to Armstrong's urban-fantasy world." —-Booklist
Publishers Weekly
This novella-sized episode in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series (Bitten, etc.) sends witch and investigator Paige Winterbourne underground with her Cabal-leading lawyer husband, Lucas Cortez, and their ward, Savannah. As they investigate the world of illegal supernatural fighting clubs, Lucas spends an awful lot of time with their beautiful half-demon client, bringing out Paige's romantic insecurities. The details of the simple murder mystery plot are unmemorable, but this short piece does a lot to highlight the emotions and interactions between Paige and Lucas and between Lucas and the rest of the Cabal, making this easy read a good introduction for new readers as well as a pleasant little extra for those who have been following the soap opera lives of these characters from the beginning. (Jan.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400149759
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Series: Women of the Otherworld Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong is the bestselling author of a growing series of novels and novellas in the Women of the Otherworld series, the first two of which are Bitten and Stolen.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 135 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(66)

4 Star

(35)

3 Star

(24)

2 Star

(6)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 135 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Hard to get book

    I don't think I have ever had such a hard time getting my hands on a book before!!

    I normally love Kelly Armstrong, but right now I REALLY HATE HER PUBLISHER!

    I had preordered this book when it first became available, and was sent a notice about whether or not i wanted to continue waiting for the book, I said yes, continue to wait, and now I get a cancelation notice. I found from Kelly's FaceBook page that I could order straight from her publisher....we will see if that one comes in. But until then, I was going to get the Nook version. Website says I bought it, and that it was available last week. But I still can't download it!

    THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 22, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    More of a Novella or an After Thought

    Paige is back in the most current edition of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Other World Counterfeit Magic. Mysterious deaths are happening at an underground fight club, and Paige is determined to solve this case regardless of her client's obvious interest in her husband. But Paige trusts Lucas. Doesn't She? Trouble is brewing in martial paradise for Paige and Lucas.

    The story picks up a few years into the future like Waking the Witch where Savannah is fully legal, Adam is a partner in her and Lucas' PI firm, and Lucas is trying to balance the life he wants with his responsibilities to the kabal. A beautiful young teleporting half demon wants to have her brother's death investigated and she only wants Lucas to work her case. With their new client hell bent on seducing Lucas, Paige is questioning their relationship and highlighting the fractures that are becoming more apparent in her and Lucas' marriage. The closer Paige gets to solving the case the least she's trusts her husband.

    But all is not what it seems. There's a twist to this case. Someone's manipulating things behind the scenes trying to rip Paige's life apart for their own gains. Will their plan work, or can Paige manage to figure out what's really going on before it's too late.

    I found this book lacking a bit as compared to others in this series. I got the audio book version thinking I was getting a pretty good deal on the price, but realized it was less than three hours long. And it was unabridged. This is more of a novella or an after thought. It would have been nice to know beforehand, but it wasn't stated in the audible and itunes overview. Plus it seemed too good to be true that another release from Armstrong would come so soon after Waking the Witch, and I guess it was. I definitely don't think a book of this size would be worth the cost of a hardcover edition. I found the story to be ok but nothing spectacular. More or less just an after thought.


    FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING AS FRIVOLOUS AS CONTENT DON'T BUY THIS BOOK. IF YOUR REAL INTEREST IS COVER ART THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU. I find it disheartening when the actual writing in a book is secondary to the packaging. As one of my fellow reviewers put it, " I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised." I take it the bar was set really low in the first one Angelic. I find nothing collectible about a throw away piece. The most disappointing part was that this story had the bones for a good solid novel, but instead was used in a way that makes me feel like the publisher is more interested in turning lead into gold by dressing up mediocrity. I personally would rather invest in collectible books that are not only beautiful on the outside but well written and engaging on the inside. One of my comments mentioned that they enjoy little stories about their favorite characters and I agree but Counterfeit Magic is the kind of back story authors provide as freebies on their sites. If you are interested in more than a cover do yourself a favor and don't buy this in any form wait for Armstrong to post it free on her website or check it out at a library. It's not worth the money.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Never a complaint about Kelley Armstrong- A great read

    As always Kelley Armstrong never lets me down. As one of my favorite authors she has once again showed us that the story is never over. One of the many things I love about Armstrong's writing is that she continues to show us that the characters keep living on even after the story is finished. In Counterfeit Magic she shows us more of the relationship of Lucas and Paige which continues to grow and shows us that sometime things aren't always we think they are. You also get to see a little more of Savannah's powers unfolding and growing into the powerful supernatural she is promised to become. Over all I found the book intriguing and I had a hard time putting it down. The only flaw I found is that I'm always left wanting more. I would definitely recommend Counterfeit Magic for a quick read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Fantastic Read!! Check it out!

    Kelley has created her own little world within our world with this series of books that leaves you looking around your world and wondering. Is it possible? This continues on Page and Lucas's story, but is essentially as story in itself. You don't have to have read all the others to enjoy this story, but if you have, come and enjoy another with Page and Lucas. Their life is never boring! Its a great little escape from mine!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Loved it!!!

    Def a must read!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Love these!

    Love this series and love this author :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Excellent..

    Makes me want to read Bitten all over again.. Thanks..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 23, 2012

    really good

    It was great to read something about Eve and that she can work for good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 135 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)