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Magickal Romances

Like a touch of the paranormal with your romance? Itīs a bit difficult to explain to those whoīve never succumbed to the charm of a ghost romance. There are those who donīt believe in magic, and then there are those of us who do. For me, time travels top the list. For others, itīs futuristic or fantasy. Whichever is your favorite, Iīve got two new ones this week I hope youīll enjoy.

The first is "Magic by Daylight" by Lynn Bailey (Jove). Clarice Stavely is Lady of the Manor and, sadly, has never found a man to love. The mysterious Dominic Knight arrives after she has two frightening encounters with īthe Rider.ī Unbeknownst to Clarice, Dominic has been sent by Forgall to protect her from a war in the faerie world. This story kept me enthralled till the end, though I admit it felt a bit slow at the start. Dominic is a wonderful hero, and Clarice is more than his equal. Along for the ride are Clariceīs young nephew Morgain and her presumed-dead mother Matilda. I have seen only a few books with faeries, and this delves into the legends and brings them alive. For fans of magickal romance, this one is a keeper. Of our five arrows borrowed from Cupid, this one gets four.

Our second book this week is "Soul Survivor" by Susan Plunkett (Jove). Roxanne Griffith is a woman without a close family. Her father disappeared from their lives long before he was MIA in Vietnam. She has no sense of belonging, not to a family, or anywhere else. Spencer Griffith works for a foundation to bring home the remains of those still missing. In his personal search for family, heīs found Roxanneīs fatherīs belongings. When she rejects both her fatherīs things and Spence, she accidentally spills her father Mattīs things onto the floor, freeing his ghost. This book has some humorous moments and some heart-wrenching moments as well. I really enjoyed this one, and ghosts usually donīt appeal as much to me. Roxanne is a woman in need of healing, and sine this is a romance, you know sheīs going to get all she desires, including Spenceīs love. You know by now that I canīt tell you how, though. Youīll have to read it and find out yourself. This one gets three and a half arrows. Cupidīs arrows are getting a workout this week.

Let me know what you think of these two books. Drop me an email or post a message to the forum. Iīve got a small stack of books here to be reviewed, so you know what to expect the next few weeks. Happy holidays!

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