Suddenly Sorceress

Suddenly Sorceress

by Erica Lucke Dean

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BN ID: 2940149053964
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 912,434
File size: 942 KB

About the Author

After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica Lucke Dean moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains, where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180 lb lap dog, and at least one ghost.

When she’s not writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens and diabolical ducks, she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the main character in her first book, To Katie With Love, Erica is a magnet for disaster and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.

How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.

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Suddenly Sorceress 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
wazi More than 1 year ago
Suddenly Sorceress by Erica Lucke Dean This story was absolutely the most fun I've had reading in a while. From the moment I met Ivie, I liked her. She was smart, cute, humble, and just a bit accident prone. Perhaps accident prone isn't the right choice of words here, but things tend to happen to her. When she loses her temper with her cheating fiancé and he changes into a skunk, she scrambles to figure out how to turn him back into his regular self. Nothing like this has ever happened to her before. The plot twists and turns as Ivie searches all the wrong places for answers to her dilemma. One of those wrong places is a magic show in a seedy part of town where she meets gorgeous part-time stage magician Jackson Blake, who leads her to believe he might be able to help. Ivie is totally out of her element and desperately grasping at straws as she tries to elude the police by hesitantly involving her best friend, Chloe. Everyone needs a best friend like Chloe. She was as eccentric as she was loyal. She kept me laughing and I loved her style. As certain elements in the story change, the stakes raise higher and Ivie's mother gets pulled into the fray. Certain facts about the past are brought to light and Ivie's world is turned upside down yet again. I can't say the ending was a complete surprise, but I can say it ended the way I was hoping it would. I had my fingers crossed anyway. The plot moves at a good pace and twists back on itself more than once. The foible-filled characters were all well developed and the dialogue was thoroughly entertaining. It was fun giving into the magical elements of this story and Ms. Dean's Post Magical Syndrome was a fascinating twist. If you are looking for a fast, fun, sexy story that will leave a smile on your face I highly recommend this one. FYI: Adult sexual situations and adult language that may be offensive to some. Format/Typo Issues: Although I read an Advanced Readers Copy, I found no significant errors. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** February 20, 2014
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. God! I loved this book!!! First of all, I love that Ivie did what so many women have always wanted to do to a guy that cheated on her. Turning her ex-fiance into a skunk was hilarious and the book just gets better from there. Another one of my favorite parts was how "excited" Ivie gets anytime she performs magic. If you're looking for a hot and steamy urban fantasy, this is it. And talk about an awesome ending! I really hope there's another book coming. I can't say enough about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magic, mystery. Romance and a good story. Moved along at a good pace. Really enjoyed this book.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
I’ve read books that combine something paranormal with another genre ¿ romance, thriller, and horror immediately come to mind ¿ but I don’t think I’ve ever read one that tossed chick lit and paranormal together before. Both the story conflict and much of the humor in Suddenly Sorceress come about due to Ivie, the protagonist, finding that she can cast spells, although she’s not sure exactly how she’s doing it or how to undo what she’s done. While I felt sorry for Ivie and wondered if she was going to find a way to turn her ex-fiancé back into a human, I was also laughing at her the entire time. Some of that was because of the situations she found herself in (getting attacked by a horny goat) and some was the author’s sense of humor or way of describing something. One example is the pop culture reference when Ivie as the narrator said she, “felt the wintry air soak into me and shook like Bruce Banner in the throes of a temper tantrum.” Another was prompted by her hair which changed color over time (although she wasn’t dyeing it) starting out with red highlights and eventually turning bright red, which prompted this: I look like Ronald McDonald’s slutty younger sister. “Would you like a happy ending with that value meal?” This was a very fun read, even for this non-chick. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** 
Amberr-M More than 1 year ago
From the moment I started reading Suddenly Sorceress, I couldn't stop until I'd finished! At first, I wanted to smack Ivie for seeming like such a weakling and pushover, but I quickly changed my mind as she began her journey into total witchy hotness and gorgeousness. Who wouldn't want the chance to turn their cheating fiancé into a skunk or other appropriate animal? I'm biased and think--know--redheads have the most fun, and even in the midst of all the semi-nail-biting drama, Ivie is bonding and sexing it up with another super-hot "magician". There are enough plot twists, sex scenes, and humor to keep you constantly entertained, and the shenanigans involved to get Ivie's ex back into human form will have you laughing and anticipating what's next to come. The real zinger is at the end, and without any real spoilers, I'll just say it's one magical family reunion. Erica Lucke Dean delivers the goods, and I'd recommend Suddenly Sorceress to all the ladies and the gents who like a steamy, paranormal chicklit romance with plenty of humor and a lot of "naughtiness".
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
While this book can be listed as a paranormal romance, you don’t have to be a fan of that genre to enjoy this book, just a fan of good writing and a fun storyline. Things seemed to be going pretty good for kindergarten teacher Ivie McKie, who’s engaged to Matthew Green, a chiropractor. But when Matthew leaves her to marry someone else and Ivie has an encounter with a horny goat, life turns upside down as she knows it. Ivie confronts her cheating fiancé only to have him turn into a skunk – the really smelly kind that walks on four legs. Needing help, Ivie turns to her shopaholic friend Chloe and Jackson Blake, the sexy club magician. While she might like to leave Matthew as a skunk, she has to get him changed back quickly or be arrested for his murder. As they work to get Matthew changed, Ivie and Jackson also have to deal with their sexual desires that grow stronger and stronger. Dean has created a cast of zany characters that will have you laughing out loud one minute and reaching to turn the AC up the next as the steamy romance takes over. The characters are well-developed and likable. The secondary characters add to the story for a well-balanced read. SUDDENLY SORCERESS moves at a steady pace and is filled with twists and turns. The setting draws you in and holds you spellbound until you reach the end. Dean will have you believing in witches and all things magical. This is a good mix of laugh-out-loud humor, sensual romance and friendship. A fun and steamy read. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suddenly Sorceress is 5 star reading, 5 star humor and 5 star enthusiasim Author is - Ericka Lucke Dean I had to fight the urge to read through it as fast as possible. I fought the urge to stay up and keep turning the pages. I wanted to let the story unfold slowly and enjoy in pace this book. That was down right hard. The title itself is brilliant. The story is actually of a sequence of events that suddenly changes the life of Ivie McKie. Ivie is a character you can't help but bond with and enjoy Her quirky thoughts, hilarious misfortunes and ways of handling disaster will make you laugh out loud. Seriously... out loud. Oh and the other characters... *swoon* Jackson Blake is someone that any woman would just swoon over. You just root for this guy and his brother. Chloe is just the kind of friend most of us have. We wonder why we put up with them and realize it's because they put up with us and both enjoy it. Like many woman in the midst of troubles she turn to her mothers wisdom. Ivie isn't different, rather her mother Rose is. The relationship she has with the cooky yet lovable mother is page turning worthy. You just need to find out what the story is with this woman. All the characters in this book were created and formed with such wonderful personalities you can't help but feel it's a diary more so then a book. Even her cat Karma has quite the personality. Poor Ivie doesn't understand all that has happened after her fiance breaks her heart. All she knows is that her fiance is now the cause of a stench in their home and terrible feeling that the skunk in her sight is the start of a whole lot more trouble. The full circle effect in some of the sub stories in this book is brilliant. Pay attention, every character whether two legged or four have a large effect to Ivie McKie's new view to life. If you are looking for a book that takes you out of the mundane day to day, this is the ticket. It's the ticket to a ride that will leave you exhilarated, erotic, laughing, hopeful and dare I say it.... feeling like magic is possible. I am a fan of this authors writing and blogging. She out did herself with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs a little majik in their life and this light hearted romp gave me just that. Will read more by this author
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the first book in The Ivie McKie Chronicles series by Erica Lucke Dean. Ivie McKie isn’t just a kindergarten teacher she is also a witch. She found out that her fiancé Matt is a lying cheater. Matt asks for his engagement ring back and is flying to Vegas to marry his new fiancé. Ivie is so mad that all of a sudden there is a big poof and now there is a skunk instead of Matt. Matt’s new fiancé has called the police since he is missing and believes that Ivie has something to do with his disappearance. Ivie asks her friend Chloe and sexy club magician Jackson to help her turn Matt back before she is arrested for his murder. If you are looking for a fun book then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
ArleneArredondo More than 1 year ago
A fun laugh out loud paranormal tale. This is a fast paced story with a very funny plot line. The main character, Ivie, turns her fiancé into a skunk by mistake, since she doesn't know he is leaving her and that she is a witch. When he comes late at night, on one of the most embarrassing day of her life, and asks for his grandmother's engagement ring because he is marrying someone else and she needs to leave the house by Monday, rage evokes a power hidden inside herself. How can she explain to the police that Matt is a skunk and that he is not missing? The solution must be to find another magic practitioner to help her turn Matt back. A romantic comedy with a hint of spice. Note: I received a digital copy free for review purposes.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a hilarious, laugh out loud, magical, mystery and romance - brilliant! I read a friendly reviewer’s comments on this book and, as we have a tendency to read the same novels and rate them almost the same most of the time, she made this seem so appealing I knew I just had to read it myself - and I’m so glad I did! The scene with the goat at the farm will live in my memory for a long time as will so many other antics in this hilarious, laugh out loud, magical romance! Just imagine you’re a quiet, unassuming, kindergarten teacher but when you got so cross with your boyfriend breaking up with you that you mysteriously managed to magically morph him into a horrendously smelly skunk! You can’t let him go off into nature, you need to change him back - but don’t know how you changed him in the first place! The resulting escapades will have you giggling your way through the story as Ivie tries to work out how she’s changed her ex with the help of friends old and new whilst the police investigate his possible murder - with Ivie as the number one suspect! This is one of the funniest, comical, paranormal romances I have ever read. This story has so many crazy situations and her ex is sure paid back by her actions! This is the first novel by this author that I’ve read and I’ll certainly be looking out for others by her in future. With great characters, plenty of humour and magic, I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys light hearted, hilarious, paranormal chick lits - what a winning combination! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
The very best book I've read in a while. This book was so funny & I enjoyed every page. The book is a mix of romance, paranormal escapades, and laugh out loud humor. I can't wait to read more by Erica Lucke Dean. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining story and characters. A fun light read.
elaineallen More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Erica Lucke Dean's writing for a few years now. Her Daily Blog is hilarious (Bikini Wax Disaster, anyone?) and her serial vampire story, Daywalkers, kept me on the edge of my seat for each weekly installment. She has a voice that is easily relatable, and she is clever without being over-wordy (is that a thing?). I loved the random 70's pop culture references, like one character referring to the nosy neighbor who saw her doing magic as "Mrs. Kravitz". The Halloween costumes were perfect...that's all I can say about that without giving something away. Suddenly Sorceress is a mash up of paranormal romance and chick lit, that has a good balance of humor and heat. I am generally not a fan of sex scenes, but girlfriend can write a sex scene! They were a necessary evil, since extreme horniness appears to be a side effect of doing magic, and she worked them in nicely (that's what she said) with the rest of the story. The characters were easy to get invested in and root for. Especially Ivie--who wouldn't like to turn their cheating, lying fiancee into a skunk/snake/dog? We've all been there, right? Right. I highly recommend checking this book out, and if you like it, leave a review and tell your friends! Writers like Erica need to be shared! Plus, I hear there could be a sequel, so if you want to jump onto this crazy train, now is the time! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really tried to like this book based on all the positive reviews but I just couldn't. I forced myself to read hoping it would pick up--because it had so much more potential--but it didn't. I'm not saying it's a bad book--quite the opposite. But from someone who reads any and all things supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, etc. this book was a let down. Give it a shot if the plot sounds really good to you but if it doesn't then don't waste your money on it.
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Witchy Woman, a whole lotta fun! 4.5 *Book source ~ Many thanks to Red Adept for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Ivie Marie McKie is an average everyday garden variety Kindergarten teacher who has incredibly bad luck on farm field trips and bad taste in fiancés. Well, she thought she was average and even a bit boring until the day she turns Matt into the skunk that he is. Wut? When Google is no help she resorts to searching Craigslist and finds Jackson Blake who claims to be a magician. He may or may not be a magician, but he is definitely a hottie who ignites sparks in Ivie, so she enlists his and her best friend Chloe’s help in figuring out how to change Matt back into a human before the cops arrest her for his murder, body or not. What a fun ride this is! No sympathy for Matt, but poor Ivie! Can you imagine just living your life until the day you get so enraged you turn someone into a skunk and have no clue how you did it or how to reverse it? First you have to believe what your eyes are telling you even if it seems completely out of the realm of believability. Then you have to figure out a way to fix it when the internet is no help. And finally, you have to do it fast because the cops are asking questions you can’t answer without being arrested or put into a rubber room. The writing is excellent and the pace is just about perfect. I had to take a bit away for a scene towards the end that I thought was unnecessary, but on the whole it clips along at a good speed with Ivie trying to stay one step ahead of the cops. The characters are wonderful and the dialogue is snappy. If you want a lighthearted fast-paced humorous romantic fantasy about a newly discovered witch then I highly recommend spending an afternoon with this one.