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review 2019-09-06 11:00
New Release Review! Courting Darkness (The Magicsmith #2) L.R. Braden!

 

 

 

TGIF Readers! Today I am joining Alex, The Magicsmith again  where we are being pulled into the middle of paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth and claws! Enjoy and don't forget to add Courting Darkness by L.R. Braden to your shelves! 

 

 

 

 

Deeper into the shadows. . .

The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex. She’s been summoned to the fae court, and she's got her hands full trying to prepare. But her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s been a death at the gallery, and the man she hoped would be a part of her future is the prime suspect.

 

Bitter enemies pull her into the middle of a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth, and claws—not to mention the truth. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she uncovers, and the less certain she is about the innocence of the one man she wanted to trust.

 

She thought she was done with murder and monsters, but she’ll have to enter the belly of the beast if she hopes to save her friend.

 

“A great story of murder, mystery . . . and well-developed characters.”—Margie Hager, Netgalley Reviewer on A Drop of Magic

 

“A Drop of Magic is a damned fun and original read, with sass, action, hot men, and a whole lot of magic.” —Diana Pharaoh Francis, author of theDiamond City Magic, Magicfall, and Horngate Witches series.

 

AuthorBio: Born and raised in Colorado, L. R. BRADEN makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, precocious daughter, and psychotic cat. With degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art.

 

 

 

The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex, she’s been summoned to the fae court so she has hands full trying to prepare. But her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s a death at the gallery and James is the prime suspect and bitter enemies pull into a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth and claws – not to mention the truth.

 

Alex is once again caught up in things that she had no clue about in this riveting and exhilarating read. The fascinating alter earth world continues with non-stop thrills, adrenaline pumping action and breath stealing suspense that keeps readers on the edge throughout. With surprising twists, magical battles, plenty of opposition and a spirited and determined Alex whose loyalty can’t be questioned this story has it all including all the turbulent emotions that come with all the excitement that seems determined to turn her life upside down. 

 

The fast paced plots has Alex training and learning how to navigate the fae courts with help from Kai but also from a new fae player that causes a bit of frustration and angst. Then the PTF is gung ho to catch Alex and her fae friends, and Alex learns the big secret that her would be boyfriend has been keeping has put her right smack in a deadly and dangerous grab for territory and a game changing magical artifact. Once this book is begun, readers can’t tear their eyes away as they become one hundred percent immersed in all the excitement of Alex’s life.

 

 

 

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Courting Darkness is the 2nd book in The Magicsmith series.

 

 

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1 A Drop of Magic

2 Courting Darkness 

 

 

 

#3 FAERIE FORGED - soon

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

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Born and raised in Colorado, LR Braden makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, precocious daughter, and psychotic cat. She is a member of both the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Northern Colorado Writers groups. Four of her short stories have received Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. With degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art. A Drop of Magic is her first novel.

 

 

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review 2019-08-30 10:55
Book Tour & Giveaway with Review! A Drop of Magic (The Magicsmith #1) L.R. Braden!

 

 

SILVER DAGGER BOOK TOURS

 

 

Good Morning Readers! Today I am visiting an alternate Earth where everyone clings to a fragile peace forced on the fae by Humanity after the Faerie Wars. Enjoy and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

 

 

A Drop of Magic

The Magicsmith Book 1

by L.R. Braden

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

 

The war isn’t over . . .

 

With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.

 

Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.

 

Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.

 

 

 

After the Faerie Wars, the world clings to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity. Someone is trafficking in illegal magical artifacts and metalsmith, Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae after her best friend is murdered. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent.

 

The first book in a new urban fantasy series is an original, riveting read that takes readers on an adventurous and thrilling ride. The characters are strong and full of vibrant life with some unique characteristics and personalities that readers draw readers into their story. The plot is fast paced and full of thrilling suspense, adrenaline pumping excitement with unexpected twists, all of which combine to keep readers on their toes and holding on to the edge of their seats with mysteries to clear up, surprising revelations, secrets being revealed and a bit of romance blossoming between Alex and James who has secrets of his own.

 

The author has created an original alter earth world with her own unique flair and elements that makes the read engaging, fun and exhilarating with all entertaining and cool characters that ensure that readers enjoy the experience and want more.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page

 

 

Goodreads   *   BookLikes   *   BookBub

 

Riffle   *   Romance.io   *   GBooks 

 

 

 

 A Drop of Magic is the 1st book in The Magicsmith series.

 

 

Author   *   Goodreads   

 

 

1 A Drop of Magic

2 Courting Darkness 

 

 

 

#3 FAERIE FORGED - soon

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

BellBooks   *   Amazon   *   B&N   *   Kobo

 

iBooks   *   GPlay

 

 

 

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

 

 

 

$25 Amazon

 

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Born and raised in Colorado, LR Braden makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, precocious daughter, and psychotic cat. She is a member of both the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Northern Colorado Writers groups. Four of her short stories have received Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. With degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art. A Drop of Magic is her first novel.

 

 

Website   *   Facebook   *   Amazon

 

Goodreads   *   BookBub

 

 

 

SILVER DAGGER BOOK TOURS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2016-05-16 01:33
Audiobook Review: Trace of Magic (Diamond City Magic, #1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Trace of Magic: The Diamond City Magic Novels, Volume 1 - Inc. BelleBooks,Susan Elizabeth Phillips,Diana Pharaoh Francis

My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

 

I’ve heard great things about Diana Pharaoh Francis for a long time from Berls from Fantasy is More Fun, so when I finally got a chance to review one of her audiobooks, I jumped at the chance. I didn’t really know much about this book going it. I had not read any reviews, only the blurb from Goodreads. I will say, that I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed it.

 

This is a world where you have people with different magical abilities. Riley Hollis is a Tracer. She can follow someone’s trace and see where they’ve been in the past. She is much stronger than she lets on though. If some of the powerful people figured out how powerful she really was, she would become a target. Most people can only track someone’s trace for a short time. Riley can track someone’s trace back forever and even after they died.

 

Detective Clay Price is known as a dirty cop. He is in the pocket of the mob as an enforcer. However, when he isn’t doing the mob’s work, he is actually a pretty good cop. He needs someone to do a trace for him, but doesn’t want it to be on the record with the police or the mob, so he comes to Riley. He makes her an offer she can’t refuse to work for him. Then her sister calls in hysterics because her boyfriend’s place is in disarray. Price and and Riley work together to find out what happened to the boyfriend. They find out it is all tied together.

 

I really enjoyed this story. It was full of action. I liked the magic. Riley is a great character that is full of sass. Price is decent character, better than I thought he would be, seeing that he was part of the mob and all. I was a little surprised that Riley gives in and sleeps with him as quickly as she did. She also starts to reveal more and more about herself to him faster than I would’ve thought, even after sleeping with him. There are also some really great side characters in this story that I would like to learn more about.

 

It was a pretty good start to the series. I would like to see the second book and see where this series goes. It has promise. The second book isn’t available on audio yet. I don’t know if it will be or not. I’ll have to wait a bit and see.

 

Narration

This is my first audiobook with Elizabeth Phillips. I will say that I thought she did a great job. I has no issues with any of the voices, male or female. I was always able to distinguish between the characters. I did listen at an increased speed, but that is normal for me. I would recommend her for more books.

Source: www.hotlistens.com/trace-of-magic-audiobook-by-diana-pharaoh-francis-review
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