Illicit Magic (Stella Mayweather Series #1)

Illicit Magic (Stella Mayweather Series #1)

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by Camilla Chafer
     
 

The first book of the Stella Mayweather series.

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.

When an attack by ruthless witch hunters forces twenty-four-year-old Stella from her home in London into the protection of the powerful Witch Council in New York, she has to put her faith in

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Overview

The first book of the Stella Mayweather series.

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.

When an attack by ruthless witch hunters forces twenty-four-year-old Stella from her home in London into the protection of the powerful Witch Council in New York, she has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive, yet she might not be any safer in their midst than the danger she escaped.

Hidden from the Brotherhood in an extraordinary safe house by the sea where she is sent to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful warlock but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?

One secret is important enough to kill for and it's a secret so powerful it could destroy the fragile threads of Stella's new world.

Series reading order:
Illicit Magic
Unruly Magic
Devious Magic
Magic Rising
Arcane Magic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011306020
Publisher:
Camilla Chafer
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Series:
Stella Mayweather Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
120,593
File size:
378 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Camilla Chafer is the author of the Stella Mayweather paranormal/urban fantasy series, which includes Illicit Magic, Unruly Magic, and Devious Magic. She is also the author/editor of several non-fiction books and writes for newspapers, magazines and websites internationally. Camilla lives in London, UK, with her family and cat. Hop over to www.camillachafer.com for free chapter downloads, excerpts, bonus content, and more. Sign up for her newsletter to be in the know on the latest books and news.

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Illicit Magic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Gethsemane More than 1 year ago
With her parents taken from her at a very early age, Stella Mayweather has spent most of her young life bounced around from foster home to foster home. The existence of unexplained powers has caused her to live a solitary existence, something she much prefers, since it allows her to live in anonymity. Keeping away from others is the only way she can ensure no one else gets hurt when bursts of her powers surface unexpectedly. Yet, at times, she yearns to have someone she can depend on. To have that one friend who would be understanding about who and what she is. An unexpected attack on her one night draws her attention to the unexplained burnings occurring all over Europe. Woman are are being burned alive on supposed accounts of their being witches. The reasons behind such things elude Stella, yet she can't deny the fact that she has always been different. When help arrives unexpectedly, she knows she has no choice but to do what has been asked of her. Surviving to live another day is a must and she'll do anything to make sure that happens. Accepting Etoile's helping hand, she's catapulted into a world she never really knew existed. She'd always know that there were others like her out there, yet she never expected to meet them so soon in so short a time. As secrets surrounding her true origins come to light, Stella begins to question everything she's ever known in hopes of coming to terms with her parents untimely deaths so long ago. With no other option but to accept the new life she's been given, Stella immerses herself in learning all she needs to know. She's intent on making the most of the gifts she's been bestowed. Getting used to them, however, isn't as easy as it seems. Her new teacher, Evan, is determined to show Stella that she definitely has what it takes in handling her raw power. She's willing to do as he asks of her, yet never once did she imagine finding herself attracted to him. When it becomes apparent that someone is out for blood, Stella's especially, the Council decides to protect her, at all costs. The repeated attempts on her life are jarring, yet she's willing to show everyone that she's more than what they think of her. As more and more secrets, both hers and those surrounding her new family, make it into the light, she comes to the realization that there's quite a bit she doesn't know. Things have been kept from her a reason. While curiosity has killed the cat in the past, Stella knows she'll need to get to the bottom of things if she's to live a peaceful life. But first, she'll need to stay alive long enough in order to achieve it. This book is the beginning of a great series. Action packed and quite addicting to read, the reader finds him/herself immersed in a world full of magic and intrigue. A world where appearances are definitely deceiving. I'm definitely look forward to what comes next!
Teri0 More than 1 year ago
Illicit Magic drew me in as each character made his/her way into protagonist's Stella's life. The best part of this tale is that it unfold and we are treated to a great tale of magic and suspense, which should not be divulged to you, the "to be reader" in a book report format. No, you are too smart for that. Whom would you trust? Why does Stella have certain instincts? Who can she truly, truly trust? And, at the end, we are really only beginning to know her- as she is only truly beginning to know herself. Read it! Teri Lenz Filkins Iroquois Reading Council, NY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with interesting characters. A little off the beaten path which makes it interesting. Looking forward to the next in the series. So glad to discover Miss Chafer's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First few pages were hard to get through (awkward writing) but got much better thereafter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read from start to finish, towards the end I must say it sucked me in much more. Now I cant wait to read unruly magic, the next book! I enjoyed this book alot and if you havent read it yet I deffinately recommend!! Thank you for reading my review! I gave 5 stars and hope to enjoy the series all the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first one so much that I purchased the next two. Enjoyable and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyable
PCGA More than 1 year ago
Really glad I gave this book a chance. I was ready to put it down after the first few pages because of some awkward writing, but I persevered.  About 70 pages in, the writing seriously improved and the story, characters, and pace kept me motivated.  I then went out and bought the rest of the series and inhaled them.  It's a great story line, interesting characters, and few-to-no formatting or other editing errors.  Highly recommend this series once you get past the initial few pages.
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I had fun reading this book. I'm on the second one and I'm excited to see what happened to Evan....can't wait...
SpyderRyder More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book today. It is a very readable and interesting book. I would like to read further about the adventures of Stella but unfortunately as with other authors this 1st book of the series is free and the other additions are very expensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely will continue with the next book in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author does a good job with the characters. The middle of the book is a bit bland, but it certainly begins and ends well. There is some explicit sexual content, so I would not recommend it for young teens. I plan to read the next book in the series.
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It was worth reading it. It has some likeable characters and of course its share of villains. Good read!
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Really good story about a girl who didn't know she was a witch since her parents had died & no one could teach her -- things seemed to happen around her though---
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I read it too fast - that was my problem, but I liked it so much that I zipped right through it! Loved the characters, I fell in love with the safe-house where she stayed and the subject matter is different that your typical mystery. Really good reading!
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