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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .

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Overview

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .

"Victoria."

Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

"It's in your nature," he murmured. "The desire to be taken."

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062305497
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 146,351
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 23 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Good read but short!

    The story is steamy but I am really getting disappointed with Ms. Day and selling 134 pgs for $5.64. As much as I like your writting I'm about done. I pre-ordered this with high hopes and once again I feel suckered into buying yet another short story. I like books over 300 pages. Good but too short of a read for the cost. :(

    30 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Sorry, I liked the preview, but no 134 page ebook should cost ov

    Sorry, I liked the preview, but no 134 page ebook should cost over $3.00.

    Wish it was avoidable to purchase the entire book.

    21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    It was ok

    The book was way too short, and there was not a lot of depth to the characters in the beginning. She would jump around a lot and it was very confusing. I would not waste my time buying this book its not worth the money at all

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Not impressed

    This book was a diappointment.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

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    I was very disappointed with this book. I didn't know it was a paranormal storyline and I don't read this kind of story. The book is short. May be writing Sylvia Day off my favorite authors list.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

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    I have written this author off my list. The dubacle with Bared To You was bad. Now this dishonesty. Her readers should have been warned. This is a novella, barely.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    I agree with many of the other reviewers.  I have eliminated Ms.

    I agree with many of the other reviewers.  I have eliminated Ms. Day from my wish list for all unread, previously published and to be published material.  She offers far to little substance for far too much money!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Wont buy

    I refuse to buy incomplete books or pay too much for what couldnt even be considered a novella. Its like paying for a car without the engine or a house without a roof. I want my moneys worth.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Defiantly not one of her best works. I usually love Sylvia Day's

    Defiantly not one of her best works. I usually love Sylvia Day's writing, but this time I was really disappointed. The plot line was uninteresting, the protagonists where week and the writing was poor. If I could return this book I would.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

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    Was ok not great.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Not worth the money!

    Not worth the money!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    In Spellbound by Sylvia Day, A Familiar Kind of Magic introduces

    In Spellbound by Sylvia Day, A Familiar Kind of Magic introduces us to Max the Hunter who is a powerful warlock chosen by the High Council to tame feral shifter Victoria. Max normally gets his target to submit before turning them over to be placed with their chosen mate. But he feels a bond with Victoria that he never expected to crave. Nor did he realize how much magic she possesses within herself. Together they could become a powerful force, if they can just find a balance to their burgeoning relationship.

    That Old Black Magic is the second story in Max and Victoria's power struggle. Theirs is a fiery love that is meant to be but with an old foe still lurking about, they must find a way to combine their magic and defeat the Triumvirate. As they learn to harness the strength that grows within them day by day, they each worry about losing their soul mate in a battle against those who use black magic.

    In Black Magic Woman, Max returns to his Hunter ways much to Victoria's chagrin. She wants to be equal partners in the relationship, including his job, but the two rogues that Max is after could put her in serious danger. And Max isn't willing to let his soul mate be taken away from him. With dark magic being used by the rogues to their advantage, Victoria and Max are pulled into the storm, hoping they'll make it out alive.

    Spellbound is a collection of three short stories by Sylvia Day that is one part paranormal romance and many parts erotic romance. And readers be forewarned: there is some serious dirty talk and explicit love scenes featuring Dom/sub action in this one... ;)

    All of the stories in Spellbound revolve around Max and Victoria, starting first with how they meet and then progressing through the next two years of their lives. I'm the kind of reader who likes to have related short stories packaged nice and neat together in one volume so I can read everything about the characters and get closure whenever possible. And that is precisely what we have with this collection, which includes the never-before-released Black Magic Woman.

    I've read the Crossfire series Sylvia has written but had yet to read any of her paranormal offerings. I must say I liked the combination of the paranormal and erotic genre, and it worked very well with the relationship between Max and Victoria. They are both very dominant characters so I thought the power struggle between them was interesting and rather exciting. It seemed a little different at first that Victoria being a Familiar/shifter (cat) would be dominant, as in their world Familiars are usually submissive, but it did work for her personality and created the needed friction in her relationship with Max.

    Like I eluded to before, the love scenes were off-the-charts in explicitness and sexy talk. The fact that in this story warlocks gain power through physical "bonding" with their mate gives way to lots and lots of naked time. Fans of erotica will probably agree that Sylvia Day is one of the go-to authors in this genre. And for good reason. I really felt the connection she created between Max and Victoria and thought they truly seemed like soul mates who would do anything to take care of their loved one.

    I would recommend Spellbound if you're looking for a super sexy--and explicit--paranormal romance that will have you panting with every turn of the page.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

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    Very good, like the rest of day's work.  I didn't find it too sh

    Very good, like the rest of day's work.  I didn't find it too short like others have. I thought the plot was covered, along with some really hot sex scenes. The unnessary filler put in by a lot of authors was left out.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Vampire

    I am there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Go to spellbound res 3 please

    Meah

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    I love Sylvia Day as an author, she is one of my favorites. Thi

    I love Sylvia Day as an author, she is one of my favorites. This is the first time I have read a shifter book and I loved this one. It was full of erotic sex and romance with a great story line. In the past I haven't been particularly interested in shifter books. They seem too far out for me. But this book has totally changed my mind about the genre. I can't wait to check out more of Sylvia Day's shifter books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    On the fence

    I think ms. Day missed the mark with this...kinda was creepy weird...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Ms day strikes again

    Ms. Day strikes again. After feeling duped in regards to her so-called trilogy "Bared to you" which conveniently turned into five books now, I will not purchase anything else written by her on principle.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    Hotness factor: 5 smokin¿ hot sexy stars Overall story: 3.5 star

    Hotness factor: 5 smokin’ hot sexy stars
    Overall story: 3.5 stars

    Okay, so this was a very different read for me. First off, the book was divided into three short stories taking place during different time frames. Secondly, I rarely read paranormal books although the few that I’ve read in the past I have loved. I can’t say I absolutely loved this book but I certainly didn’t dislike it either. It held my interest in that it was quite a unique tale.

    Max Westin is a super-sexy, alpha-dominant warlock and Hunter. Victoria St. John is a Familiar (feline) gone feral. The magic world’s High Council assigned Max to tame the feral Familiar gone rogue while she sought revenge for the tragic death of her true love, Darius. Upon Darius’ death, he transferred his powers to Victoria making her the most powerful Familiar in existence.

    Collaring with a warlock is generally standard for a Familiar, however, Victoria is fiercely independent and unwilling to be collared.

    “Submission. She wasn’t suited to it. She was far too strong-willed, far too independent to bow to a man’s demands."

    She is a mischievous kitty, frequently taunting the High Council and outsmarting the Hunters sent to tame her. Max’s task was to tame her for eventual pairing with another warlock or to eliminate her if necessary. Victoria proved to be quite a formidable adversary. The playboy warlock wasn’t at all prepared for the intense connection that surfaced between him and Victoria or how possessive and protective of her he would become.

    “The bond between Familiar and warlock always began with this tiny thread of awareness. It was early, too early, for the connection to be there, but it was.”

    This isn’t a deep emotional story but it was fun. The chemistry between Max & Victoria was intense and their fierce love for each other was unconditional. I love how Max handled the hard-to-tame Victoria. Smart, smart man!

    “Loving that spirit in her, Max had been careful in his care of her since she’d become his, maintaining the firm hand Familiars thrived under, yet giving her enough room to continue to challenge him. It was a delicate balance, one that kept them both content.”

    If you’re a fan of deliciously HOT paranormal ALPHA MALES, who thoroughly enjoy trying to tame their sassy female subs, then this story might be just the one for you. Sylvia’s writing flows brilliantly and there’s plenty of steamy sex to wet your appetite. I’d recommend reading this when you need a small break from those angsty, emotional boo

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    It is interesting and captivating but...I would have expected mo

    It is interesting and captivating but...I would have expected more.

    Having enjoyed the "Crossfire series" by Sylvia Day, I was curious about the paranormal world in which she had decided to take her readers with her new story. 
    The beginning between the familiar, the wardlock and the hunter made ¿¿me think an episode of Supernatural. As I'm a fan of the Winchester brothers, I liked the mix of magic and hunter. 

    But I admit I was a little disappointed ... I found that the text had been mounted as if it were independent chapters, with a reminder of the previous adventures told at each new entry. It has plombed my reading a little!

    The story is well written with sex scenes pretty well detailed ... Great... but now, I would have liked more development. 
    The plot deserved more answers to the "why" and "how" of the narrative. What about the council, the villains or Victoria's former lover? Am I the only to be curious?
    A little more material would have been a plus to a texte full of clothes removed by magic. 
    There was the angle of the black magic, the takeover by Max, the possible rebellion ... 

    The potential to make this story a great paranormal romance was here...Instead, I got a fun story with super intense sex ... 

    It is interesting and captivating but...I would have expected more.

    Lucie
    newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

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