by Charmaine Pauls

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BN ID: 2940157482299
Publisher: Satin Romance
Publication date: 04/29/2017
Series: Seven Forbidden Arts , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 478,096
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchefstroom and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published eleven novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her short stories were selected by the International Society of Literary Fellows in conjunction with the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture for publication in an African anthology from across the continent.
When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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Necromancist 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
carvanz 6 months ago
As a relative newbie to this series, I was blown away by this story. I wasn’t expecting it to have so much depth and the character development was exceptional. Alice and Ivan have a history that was once a beautiful thing until they were separated. Now, Ivan has returned and he’s determined to consume Alice in every way possible and keep her as his own. Initially, this felt like Ivan had a score to settle with Alice and he was out for revenge. However, as the story progresses it becomes apparent that she has never left his thoughts and he is lost without her. I loved how determined he was to make her his. Nothing was going to make him leave again. And there were reasons he could very easily have left. Then, between one moment and the next, he sacrifices everything for her and holy heck! This is true heroism. Alice lost herself years ago after Ivan left and she was struck by a tragic event. Since that time she has moved through life rather than living it. At this point, most heroines find themselves due to the love of the hero but this isn’t the case here. It takes something much more to set Alice free and I loved the telling of it so much. This is a lengthy book but not one I wanted to skim as it doesn’t repeat itself and each page held new information, new adventures and new trials for this couple. With a pretty strong element of BDSM, the heat level is off the charts. Secondary characters are varied and there are plenty of scenes with some from the previous books. I must confess, I felt a tad lost at one point due to having not read those books before this one. However, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment and it didn’t last long. It also gave me enough background to pick up the thread and go with it. This is a wonderful paranormal romance with lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing, gasping, and even shedding a tear or two. Definitely one to check out if you like your PNR a bit out of the ordinary. This one is definitely an original!
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Personal review, I was gifted my copy of this book. Ivan Cray is back for his revenge. He never thought that revenge would cause his heart to heal. Alice Jones broke that heart when she choose her family over him. This is book 6 in the series. I would recommend you do read these in order, there is much moving from book to book, and its carried on here. I really enjoyed this one. But not quite as much as the rest. Not really sure why though! I still give it 5 stars. Alice and Ivan have history; Ivan took Alice's heart and virginity 9 years ago, and left right after. Alice never really forgave him for that. But Ivan never forgave Alice for choosing her family over him. There is a lot of misunderstanding and crossed wires between these two. It makes for frustrating reading at points, since its clear to everyone but them, that they love each other! It's super hot and sexy, scary in places with Ivan's gift of seeing ghosts. Some characters are laid to rest, some are still on the run! I swear, Godfrey HAS to get his comeuppance soon! The man has more lives than a blooming cat!! We meet a character briefly who will appear in a later book, and I am really looking forward to that one! Like I said,still a 5 star read, just not quite as much a one as the others. 5 stars. **Same worded review will appear on Goodreads, BookLikes,,, Barnes and Noble and on Kobo**
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Necromancist is the sixth book in the Seven Forbidden Arts series. You could read it as a standalone, but you will definitely get more from it if you have read the others. There is an overall story arc which gives you extra information on characters and situations. Now, onto the book itself. This review is hard for me to write, mainly because I'm afraid it will come out sounding all whingy and whiney, which is not my intention at all. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I do find it to be a wonderful addition to the series. However, there were parts of it that I didn't like very much... and I'm not entirely sure why. Let me explain. Ivan and Alice are both broken individuals. Broken by time, by associations, by events. They are both pretending that everything is ok in their own way. Alice by 'doing her job' the best way she can, and Ivan by becoming a rock star, albeit an eccentric one for reasons only he knows. When these two meet, it is explosive! The heat between them is instantaneous, and a follow on from how it used to be. They both have issues with each other, and how their relationship ended the first time. The thing for me is they never really discussed this, so it just festers between them. The only time it is mentioned is as a preview to sex between them. Now the sex is also hot, but there is a lot of 'possession' and 'pain' involved. This is the bit that I'm really unsure of, because I've read "Dark" books, with Alpha Males, BDSM, even dub con, and it's never bothered me. Something about Alice and her need for pain though, I don't know... Anyway, moving on. The story itself I thoroughly enjoyed! Learning more about Cain, seeing the rest of the team, and meeting a character who I presume will be in the next book, was brilliant. After a surprise part of the story, I can honestly say that I enjoyed it more. This book was very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. As I have previously said, it's a great addition to the series, and I have no hesitation in recommending it as I feel the issues I had were specifically that - my issues! Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!