Black Magic Man

Black Magic Man

by Ju Ephraime


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ISBN-13: 9780989561556
Publisher: ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Black Magic Man 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime is set in the exotic village of La Souf on St Lucia, part of the West Indies. We meet Solange (Lange to her friends) and her husband, Rupert. Newly married and deeply in love, everything seems perfect for this couple until the arrival of the Black Magic Man. The Black Magic Man, Jean Louis, believes Lange is the spirit of his former, long-lost love and he determines to have her for himself. Once he has set his sights on taking and having Solange, the stage is set for a battle that pits the newly-weds against the evil of the Black Magic Man. Despite the title, the story is not so much focused on the black magic itself, but much more on the loving relationship between the two main characters in the story. What a wonderfully sexy relationship they enjoy. This book is definitely not for the underage reader. The love scenes are hot, steamy and very graphic. As I said, Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime is less about the voodoo and black magic of the Caribbean and much more about the exciting relationship between the two main characters. One thing I particularly enjoyed was that the author has that rare gift of writing sex scenes in a way that doesn't seem vulgar or demeaning, but is still highly erotic. I very much enjoyed this aspect of the book and it is worth the read for that alone. The subject matter, voodoo and black magic, was definitely something new for me and it exposed me to a world I had not previously come across before, which was fascinating and informative (surely one of the main purposes of reading). I enjoyed the story and learnt a lot about a previously unknown (apart from the odd movie) and ancient art that is still very much alive and thriving in the Caribbean. If you are a fan of the paranormal, I'm sure you'll enjoy this adventure and the new worlds it opens up for you. I can definitely recommend it and say it is well worth the five stars I've given it.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite It has been ten years since the master Black Magic Man, Jean-Louis, embraced a life of solitude, living on the fringes of society, the man who once ruled the earth, using his powerful black magic to entice women and exert his sexual prowess. But when he sees a woman who makes him feel as though he’s seen her before, he remembers the love of his life. Although he’s never seen her before, he has the feeling that he’s been part of her, a dizzying attraction that pushes him to follow her to her home - he knows he will stop at nothing to have her. His life as a master sorcerer once revolved around the phases of the moon and darkness of the night and now he must use his black magic powers to win this woman. Solange (Lange) Esnard is happily married and believes that nothing can come between her and her love for her husband. But when she suddenly becomes aware of the attention of Jean-Louis, she starts by ignoring it, but it quickly becomes disturbing and absorbing, invading her home. Does she have the strength to fight off one as powerful as the Black Magic Man, one she’s only heard about in rumors? Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime is an engrossing tale of love and magic, well written and with very strong paranormal elements. Ju Ephraime demonstrates great imagination in conceiving this story and the execution of the narrative is skillful and deft. The characters are exceptional and three-dimensional. Readers will understand the transformation that took place in the soul of Jean-Louis the moment he became apprentice to a great sorcerer, leaving his family and everything behind. The author weaves concepts of astrology into the story and creates an atmosphere that reeks with spiritual energy. The writing is beautiful, and I enjoyed the short sentences, the timely paragraph breaks, and the suspense in the narrative. The story is both psychologically and emotionally strong, crafted in a way that excites the interest of the reader and makes them care about the characters. You’ll find yourself telling Lange: “Please, don’t do it. Please don’t do it. You’re stronger than this.” The thing is, you will care so much that you will want to see her beat a seasoned magician.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite I am finding it very hard to fit Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime into one genre. This novel can easily fit into genres such as romance, paranormal, mystery and suspense. This amalgamation of many genres had me hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t want it to end. The mystery behind Black Magic Man, how they are living among normal people, and the story between the two main leads was simply amazing. I wanted the story to go on, so I hope the author writes a sequel or a continuation of the story somehow. Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime is set in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia where the paranormal and normal live together in a fragile harmony. Solange and Robert were happy. They had found love and their soul mate in each other. Their life together could not have been any more perfect, even if Solange’s parents think that she made a mistake. Her life takes a terrible turn when she meets Jean-Louis, a Black Magic Man. She has attracted the attention of this magical being and now he wants to claim her. She makes him feel the power he hasn’t felt in a very long time and he will not let her go, regardless of what he has to do. I could not decide if I wanted to hate Jean-Louis or if I loved him. He is such a complex yet relatable character and at times I wanted him to get Solange and feel the love and affection he deserved. I don’t even know if I should call him an anti hero or not because I connected so well with him. Solange and Robert had great chemistry, they created magic, but there was a definite tension between Solange and Jean-Louis that was palpable whenever they came together on the pages. This is a magical novel, one that I would love to read again and again. Very entertaining!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite A chance encounter with a strange man sets Lange Melius’s nerves on edge in Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime. While waiting on the sidewalk to meet her husband, Rupert, Lange is confronted by someone who is obviously a force to be reckoned with, so Lange proceeds to take precautions for the future. The fact that this stranger will not leave her alone, though, is certainly cause for greater concern. The power of the Black Magic Man, Jean-Louis, grows and he becomes confident that he can have what he desires, in spite of cautions from the past. With the advent of the new moon on a solstice, his powers should be strong enough to keep him from being denied. Lange has taken matters into her own hands, and with the help of Rupert, she is able to keep the threat of the Black Magic Man at bay. Unfortunately, time may not be on their side as the night of ultimate power approaches. Will their life be ruined by forces they can’t control or is there still something that can save their perfect marriage? Ju Ephraime paints a sinister picture of mysterious forces interrupting marital bliss in a setting that can only be called paradise in Black Magic Man. I have read and loved White Magic Woman, the previous book. I love the descriptions of the scenery and the home in Black Magic Man. It is a gentle piece, easy to follow. The fact that Lange has her own powers is a surprise. The characters are clearly portrayed and vivid descriptions place you right into the beautiful environment with the intensity of the sun and severity of a thunderstorm. Bringing the island’s history and folklore together, this modern day voodoo mystery is sure to delight fans of romance and paranormal romance stories.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite Jean Louis' life had been governed by outside forces; first his Master, then the moon, and now the woman who had caught his eye. He was a Black Magic Man, or had been until his powers had been stripped ten years ago. Something about this woman, Solange, called to him, so much so that he swore he could feel the stir of the shadows, the return of his nature. The most powerful phase of the moon was coming and with it a time when his powers, should they exist, would be at their height, and he would claim her as his own. He swore she was for him, and not even her husband, whom Solange seemed to love passionately, could stop him claiming what he believed was his. Black Magic Man is the sequel to Ju Ephraime's White Magic Woman, and whilst I could not comment if the two tales are linked, except by the practice of black magic, I can confidently state this book is a stand-alone story. Solange is the main focus of this erotic paranormal story. We meet her and her husband and learn about their love and passion, and especially their intimate life. All the while, Jean Louis watches, waiting for an opening to exploit so as to make her his. Jean Louis seems to use what I believe to be nocturnal Mubobobo to stalk, follow, and hunt the woman he lusts for, and as time passes he grows increasingly more frustrated. Black Magic Man is written in a simple third person perspective that will appeal to readers not looking for an overly heavy read, while still wanting to enjoy details of intimacy and the growing relationships through past recollections and steamy bedroom antics. I enjoyed the subtle cultural aspects of this book, as well as the suspenseful aspects of the plot that keep you wondering how things will turn out.
Tassa_DeSalada More than 1 year ago
What a creative book!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I highly recommend it. I was surprised to read that the paranormal entities don't have an easy love life. The paranormal aspect of this book is fully explored with lots of creative and realistic insinuations. There's just the right amount - not too much, not too little. There's also lots of romance and sex throughout the book. It's the romantic, fun, want-to-read-more kind of romance and sex. It gets a little creepy at times, and that's a different type of tension. After all, even erotica novels could use some non-sexual conflict. There are ebbs and flows in the sexiness, but suffice it to say, it's all sexy. There are also ebbs and flows in the tension. But suffice it say there's always something flowing in great amounts. And it's always delicious. I like it that way. It seems that most Erotica fans like to enjoy stories with a few good sex scenes thrown in. I'm the opposite. I prefer good sex scenes connected by a loose story. This book is a surprisingly good balance of both preferences. It has a great story line and great make-me-blush sex scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book to give an honest review. I have liked this author's work since I learned of her. She has a way with pulling you into the story with talk of dark magic and islands. This story is no different than the book White Magic Woman only difference is it deals with a man. Jean Louise he is known as the Black Magic Man he has many talents but he has kind of kept a lid on his true power. When he sees a woman named Solange he is convinced she is the resemblance of a lost long lover and he is willing to do anything to get her to be his. Solange living on the island has heard of this Black Magic Man and when she starts hearing things and feels a spirit around her she knows it is him. Solange has an advantage to defeating the Black Magic Man but will she be able to stop him for good before he does more harm to her? I have to say the world this author created with voodoo and the island just screams magic and for me to come and visit though I am not sure about a visit from the Black Magic Man. Love and Lust can go together in some way but it is not meant to be in this story. I really enjoyed how Solange wanted to not stay at home all the time, she had a job before she got married so I was glad to see her convince her husband that she needed to be out of the house. Her husband Rupert was okay as a character you can tell he truly loved his wife and was willing to go to whatever lengths to help her in her fight with the voodoo. If you like paranormal romance, voodoo then pick this book up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Black Magic Man by Ju Ephraime was certainly a unique read! It was an entertaining romance filled with island voodoo and a struggle for spiritual and physical control. I could not help but pull for the sanctity of a perfect love and marriage between Lange and Rupert, despite her parents' disapproval. Their love was idealistic and mutually shared, causing the reader to root for its survival despite the evil intentions of the black magic man. The fusion of voodoo, island culture, and black magic was executed in such a way that every fantastic element was believable. The practices were clearly explained with logical ways to fight them, and the strong will of the couple to work together in this fight was motivated by the power of their love. The three main characters were clearly defined and consistent throughout. Yet, they all evolved in the course of the novel. Lange, at first an ingenue-type heroine, developed strength and wisdom while Rupert, her husband, learned to relinquish his role as protector and allow his wife to use her own knowledge and resources to face the most difficult challenge of their marriage. Even more fascinating was the character of Jean Louis, a spirit from the Dark World who struggled between love and lust. While his intentions are first motivated by lust and a sense of familiarity, he comes to fall in love with Lange, willing to subject himself to pain and possible destruction in order to win her. The "other world" and its codes and mores are the work of a true artist with an awesome imagination. Kudos to Ju Ephraime! I'll be looking for more of her work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second read from Ju as a paranormal romance tale. I enjoyed White Magic Woman, that I was interested in reading Black Magic Man. Again this is not usually my genre, but I'm glad I found a author that writes paranormal romance that holds my attention wanting me want more. I stayed up all night because I couldn't sleep and read this book until this afternoon, needless to say I could barely put this book down. I really enjoyed Jean in this book as the main character and poor Solange torn between two men. As the story sets in St. Lucia where all the 'magic' seems to happen Jean sets his magic on Solange who is married to Rupert for some years now, but as the story unfolds Jean magic with Solange puts him up for a battle he may or may not can handle... In a way I felt sorry for Jean and Rupert, most of all Solange (Lange)...the end is what one will have to read to find out who will be the chosen one. I love a suspenseful book with some sexual scenes, the author gives you all of that. A brilliant and fascinating story of love and lust, good vs. evil, and erotica at it's best. The island of St. Lucia makes me really wonder does 'magic' really happens there. As a person who's afraid to find out, I will only recommend this great read!
Trevor10 More than 1 year ago
Okay, where do I start with Black Magic Man? I’m a huge fan of the paranormal and four of my own works fall under the genre. What made Black Magic Man stand out for me was the way author Ju Ephraime wrote her characters, especially Jean Louis. I mean; are readers supposed to feel sympathy for the villain because that’s what I felt as I read this interesting book. Yes, he used his magical powers to fulfill sexual desires but when it came to Solange/Lange, he really did feel something special for her because of a woman from her past. When I started reading the story I thought it was going to be an erotica but that didn’t happen. Yes, there are erotic scenes in the story but the way Ju wrote and wove them into the plot made it more romantic rather than in-your-face erotica. So, if you aren’t a fan of erotica but still want a story about lust with black magic involved, you should definitely give this book a read. I’ve been meaning to brush up on my ‘romance’ writing skills without making it come across as erotica and I do believe reading this book has helped me understand a bit more about the process. The characters in the story are Jean Louis, Solange, and Rupert (her husband). All of the characters are fleshed out and that’s what I enjoyed about Black Magic Man. A lot of times writers tend to write villains as evil just for the sake of it but not Ju. She made Jean into a ‘character’, and as I said above, a character that will probably make you feel sorry for him. That’s the thing about Black Magic Man, it will take you up close and personal to the characters and you will get to know how they ‘feel’. You get to read about Jean lusting after Solange and the reason behind it and it will also transport you into Solange’s shoes as she tries to fight him off. It’s a tale of good vs. evil, of one woman’s strength and a man’s desire to take what he wants. Don’t be scared about the page length of this book because you won’t even notice it once you start reading. There’s romance, lust, and suspense in Black Magic Man. What more can you possibly ask for?
izzibellaB More than 1 year ago
Black Magic Man has now one of my favorite books by Ju Ephraime. If you love tropical tales with a bit of romance, seduction, exoticness, and a story line that involves good vs. evil, then Black Magic Man in the book for you. From the opening, I was drawn in to the world of Solange, her husband, and Jean Louis. These characters are vividly described and I felt I was there with them as the story unfolded. Will the old temptations to practice in the dark art of magic be used once again as the Black Magic Man sets his sights upon the beautiful Solange? Will she be able to resist the charm and stay true to her husband? I guess you’ll have to pick up your own copy and become drawn in as we all are to the mysterious worlds that Ms. Ephraime always delivers. Kudos once again Ju for delivering another book that is sure to become a favorite of millions.