Monthly Archives: January 2017

Granny’s Stories by Margaret Henderson #review#

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Here is a life story to be gleaned from tales of adventure, remarkable journeys, and interesting people. The author’s intention is to inform and inspire her granddaughters, and to leave them with an image of her as something more than the old woman they knew and loved.

Some internet research into the lists at the end of some of the sections will provide an historical and geographical backdrop to many of the lively anecdotes.

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This book is was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.
Granny’s Stories is a interesting collection of tales from the author about her extensive travels around the world, starting with her being a nanny in France from 1954- 55. Each chapter is a tale of its own. There are some funny stories, some scary and some very interesting. Once she traveled from Dar es Salaam to the island of Zanzibar on a rickety old 3 seat plane!! When she was teaching English in 1994 at the Nikolai Vapstarov School of Languages in Shumen, Bulgaria and she and her husband Peter took a trip to Istanbul. They rode in a claptrap old Mercedes bus and they later realised they were unknowingly involved in a drug run! There are tales of her travels to China, Berlin, France, and the Sudan among many many more. She also tells of growing up in Scotland and of her father Big Duncan. I really enjoyed these tales written to her granddaughters to show them she wasn’t always ” the old woman” that they knew growing up. I also enjoyed the smattering of pictures through out the book showing some very interesting people.
This is definitely a book for those people who are interested in non fiction/history books.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 4 hearts.
 
 

Avenging Kiss

Psychological Romantic/Suspense

Date Published:  December 2016

 

 

Some sins cannot be forgiven. Those must be avenged.

When Aditya Chopra stumbled upon the decimated camp, she vowed to hunt down the men who killed her sister. The stench of burnt flesh and the taste of death in the air haunt her dreams and power her lust for vengeance. She will show no mercy.

The men of Savage Security served their country. They’d done their time in the sandbox and now enjoy their peaceful lives in the States, far from the death and mayhem of war. Will living in peace blind them to the dangerous threat that’s poised to strike?

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This is book 2 in the series. Savage Security  has a history that is about to catch up to them. Two members have been targeted by the “black widow”. Can they protect their friends and stop the black widow before she completes her mission? I enjoyed this fast paced story. As I was reading this book it reminded me of a series, by Sandra Owens, called K2 Team. I enjoyed this just as much as I enjoyed that 5 book series. So once you finish reading this take a chance with that series you will not be disappointed. I would recommend this to anyone that likes books about soldiers home from the war. Being that RATR recommended this book I will be reading book one in the series. I like my books to have a HEA sorry to say that this book doesn’t have one in the romance department hopefully that HEA picks up in book 3. One can only hope.

Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters’ eyes.

 

 

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A Knight of her Own by Oberon Wonch #review

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A Knight of Her Own

by Oberon Wonch
Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance

Sir Drogo LaForce has spent a lifetime chasing the family honor and wealth denied him by his bastard birth. A clever scheme to uncloak a traitor against the Crown finally promises to win him everything he desires…

Lady Isabel has been in hiding ever since an evil Norman lord killed her father and usurped her English lands. But her plot to avenge her father and free her people is threatened when a mysterious Norman knight abducts her with plans to use her for espionage.

Drogo’s fascinating captive is nothing like he anticipated. Outspoken but innocent, Isabel reluctantly submits to Drogo’s tutoring in the spymaster’s craft, as well as the art of making love. But their potent attraction nearly leads to disaster. In the end they must decide between their dueling appetites for riches and revenge…or love.

 

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Isabel is a Lady who has been run from her home during an invasion from the Normans. When the enemy approaches with a plan to get rid of the man who killed her father she is unsure what to do. She knows she wants the man to pay but she has to think about her family.  Will Isabel do the work with her sworn enemy or go back to the caves where she’s been hiding for the past 5 years with siblings?
Drogo has a mysterious past, with lost love and vows of honor. But he takes one look at the Blue Lady and he forgets it all, but Drogo is holding strong and fights for vows to his lost love. I wonder who will win this internal battle?
There’s a lot of twists and turns in this book. Overall this book was the interesting read I like the storyline but it dragged on a bit more then I would have liked in a book. I think the author wanted to add as much detail as they could, but I think it was over done a bit. I was not overly impressed with the main female character Isabel. I’ve never been a big fan of wishy washy back and forth I love him, I don’t, he’s bad, he’s good kind of dialogue.
With all of that said it was an OK book. Some interesting turn of events. And some very entertaining steamy moments. If you’re looking for historical romance with Adventure, action, and dash of love this book is perfect for you!
I’m getting this book three hearts and I’m an independent reviewer for  Romance Authors That Rock

About Oberon Wonch

Oberon Wonch has engaged in a love affair with books for as long as she can remember. Penning her own stories from an early age, she later earned a degree in World Literature while studying several languages—all in order to learn what makes a tale endure the ages, but really just to read more books. Her very favorite stories—both to read and write—are those that celebrate the happily-ever-after.

An avid gardener and armchair archaeologist, she grew up in northeast Ohio but now lives in Indiana with her college sweetheart husband and two very joyful little dogs.

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Killing Cross by Anne Jolin

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Killing Cross by Anne Jolin
Rock Falls #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense.
— SYNOPSIS —
Detective Colton Cross wasn’t supposed to be there,
but he was.
Avonly Ashworth wasn’t supposed to survive,
but she did.
The kidnapped aren’t supposed to love their captors,
but some do.
Sometimes love and duty aren’t enough and rescuing Ashworth might be the very thing that’s killing Cross.

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I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.
I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,

Anne Jolin

 

The Compulsive Move by Phillip Cornwell # review#

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The inner struggle of a teen doing his own thing, as opposed to doing what is right. He hides his true intentions, from his friends and family, to uproot his entire life and move from St. Louis to Chicago. This novel undergoes a profile of his personal and work life, along with a step by step analysis of how he executed such a difficult task. Emotionally speaking, he thoroughly under thinks a lot of situations that leads to a series of bad decisions.

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This book is all about a young man who is in many ways very selfish and the decisions he makes in his life. When he decides he’s moving to Chicago from St. Louis because as he puts it there’s no way he’ll get ahead while in St. Louis, he decides without talking it over with anyone in his life. He keeps his parents, grandmother,  brother and sister, three best friends and girlfriend in the dark until the last minute because he’s afraid one or more will talk him out of it. He tries to save money from his part time job as a stock associate at a shoe store and plans out how it will all go so he can go to college in Chicago. Now don’t get me wrong it seems like a solid plan but fate and bad decisions seem to always get in his way.
I enjoyed this short read and understand the need Kevin feels to be on his own and show the world he can survive. This struck a chord in me and probably will with most of you as I saw my younger self in some of Kevin’s decisions. All in all a decent read and although rather short it got a lot of thought and events in a few pages.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 3 hearts.
 

Captain Hawkins by ZH. Peter Alesso #review #giveaway #goddessfish

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Captain Hawkins
by H. Peter Alesso

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GENRE: Sci-fi

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Jamie Hawkins was living on an obscure planet in the twenty third-century when on one fateful night–his life changed forever. His heroic effort to save the lives of innocent women and children, caught in the cross-fire of war, placed him squarely in the cross-hairs of avenging soldiers.

Hawkins was stunned when his rescue effort was seen as treachery. Unfairly convicted of treason by a corrupt judge, he was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor on an infamous penal colony.

Once in prison, his courage and perseverance won him the admiration and trust of his fellow convicts. While he was plotting his escape, an enemy attacked the planet–giving this daring warrior his chance. Together with his fellow prisoners, he launched a bold assault and high-jacked an enemy warship.

From then on, Captain Jamie Hawkins and his ship the Indefatigable fought against a corrupt government–only to discover a mysterious alien presence behind the war.

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The black of night had fallen, but Jamie Hawkins couldn’t sleep. Though the surgeons had patched up his many wounds, the remorseless pain persisted, even now, months after his medical discharge from the Marines.

BAM! BAM! BAM!

Despite his desire to ignore the unwelcomed thundering blows, he answered the door to his country home and found his neighbor, tall scrawny seventeen year old Joshua Morgan, gasping for breath.

“Captain Hawkins, come quick! Come quick, or they’ll all be killed!”

“Who? What are you talking about, Joshua?”

“I’ve just come from the city—it’s a war zone. People are dying,” Joshua’s voice broke. “The hospital is taking care of the wounded and sheltering women and children, but its force shield is buckling.” He finished in a breathless rush, “It’s only a matter of minutes before it fails.”

A troubled frown creased Hawkins’s face. Their mothers had been friends and he had known Joshua since he was born.

Has the boy been drawn into the turmoil? He wondered.

Hawkins had listened to the broadcasts throughout the day, absurd in every detail; demonstrators declared that they were only protesting injustice, while the government insisted the violence was a last resort against rebels.

Which is the greater lie?

“I told one of the doctors, I knew someone who could help. My flyer’s right outside, sir. You must come,” begged Joshua, his expressive eyes pleading.

A more kindhearted man, who possessed his insight, might have agonized over what was happening in the capital city, but though Hawkins was not unsympathetic, past adversity had left him more hardboiled and cynical than most.

“That’s not my concern anymore,” he said.

Joshua’s desperate voice squealed, “You’re a veteran. You could make a difference, sir.”

Hawkins put his hand on his hips, threw his head back, and barked, “Ha!”

Then, giving vent to a deep inner passion, he demanded, “What difference can one man make?”

As a Marine, Hawkins had been a hot-blooded warrior, always quick to action, so at this moment of great upheaval, while frenzied violence was playing out in the capital, he surprised himself with his reluctance to act. As he ran his hand over the long jagged scar that marred his chest, one thing was certain, the foolish mutinous passions of the people could only lead to ruin.

But the look that spread across the boy’s face was indescribable—it was as if he had just lost his hero.

“Alright, if you won’t come, at least tell me how to maintain the shield,” said Joshua, showing a daring and persistence beyond his years. “I’ll go back alone, but you must tell me what to do.”

“You have no idea what you’d be getting yourself into. All hell has broken loose. Can’t you see, you can’t contribute anything worthwhile, and most likely something terrible will happen?”

“I must go back, my mother is a volunteer at the hospital,” said Joshua. Throwing back his shoulders with a determined jerk of his chin, he challenged Hawkins’s jaded gaze, pleading, “Please. Tell me how to fix the shield.”

Hawkins opened his mouth, but the words froze on his lips. The boy’s courage was a splash of cold water in his face, stinging his sense of honor. It wasn’t in his nature to send this boy to certain death—for Joshua could never accomplish what had to be done—nor it was in his makeup to let innocents be condemned to death with the hospital’s destruction.

A gritty resolve washed over Hawkins. He said, “Let’s go.”

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Captain Jamie Hawkins is a jaded ex-marine who is living life by keeping his head down and staying out of things. That is until a neighbor starts to bang on his door asking for help. A war is raging and innocent people are being hurt and even though Jamie wants to do nothing more than help a friend he can’t turn a blind eye when he knows something is wrong. After saving a group of people in a hospital he is falsely sent to prison. What a corrupt government doesn’t realize is that Jamie Hawkins will not obey easily and is not will not be broken.
If he can escape will he go back to looking out for himself or is there a greater calling for Jamie Hawkins?
This is a fast-paced plot with some interesting situations and characters. As it is a start to a series the main character Jamie Hawkins is well developed and has you rooting for him to the end. There are some fantastic fight scenes that are well written which allows you to see them in your mind. The futuristic setting but with believable settings makes it easy to relate to the characters and situations.
My only quibble is that the relationship between Jamie and Alyssa feels a tad rushed at the end and there are a few moments where I needed to reread to follow the action.
This is a fast-paced futuristic plot that never stops. I enjoyed it and would happily recommend it
Independent Reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock On

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As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations, and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of ten books.

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The Dragon in the Garden by Erika Gardner

 
Contemporary Fantasy 

Date Published: Eformats- 2/19/16, Print 10/21/16

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

 

There is magic beneath the mundane and in The Dragon in the Garden, Siobhan Orsini witnesses it all. No lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion can cloud her Sight. She sees through them all and wishes she could close her eyes. Returning to face her past, Siobhan inherits her grandparents’ house in California’s wine country. She encounters a talking dragon, a hot fallen angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and, oh yes, her ex-boyfriend. And that is just in the first twenty-four hours. 

It’s time to find out why she has this power. 

Siobhan seeks out the Oracle and learns that only her Sight can help mankind navigate the travails of an ancient war. Our world is the prize in a battle between the dragons, who would defend us, and Lucifer’s fallen angels, who seek to take the Earth for themselves. Using her gift, she will have to make a choice that will decide humanity’s future.

 

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 Erika is a sixth generation San Franciscan of Irish descent. She attended the University of California at Davis and completed degrees in Medieval History and Biological Sciences. A lifelong lover of books and a scribbler of many tales from a young age (her first story was completed at age five) she turned to writing full-time in 2011.

Erika resides in Northern California with her incredibly hot husband, their three amazing kids, and their chocolate Labrador named Selkie. To reach Erika regarding her books, wine recommendations, or to debate which Iron Maiden album is the best (clearly, it’s Brave New World), you can find her online at http://www.erikagardner.com.

 

 

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The Elektita Series by Christine Alvarez

Book 1

Aconite

Who knew a truck stop post card would send Alexis Davis’ life spiraling out of control only to discover a supernatural destiny that she never knew existed.
Not wanting to follow in her mother’s footsteps, she embarks on a new adventure. Armed with a fresh tattoo and desire for freedom, she winds up in the quaint fishing town of Reedsport, Oregon.
Alex meets two men that awaken something frightening that was buried deep inside her very soul. Soon the lines between her past, present, and future become blurred.
Now Alexis must decide who she can trust. A dark and mysterious coven that believes she is the only one who can restore their power that was lost long ago….or the two men who have hated each other for centuries because of her.

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Book 2
Eterna



Faced with the realization that not only do witches, werewolves and who knows what else truly exist. Alexis Davis comes face to face with fate.
The Elekita have played their hand and now it is time for her to decide if she will rise to the occasion or succumb to her volatile destiny.
As Alexis’ power rises, danger seems to pop up at every turn. A past, present and future that span over this life and the lives that she has lost, haunt her every dream. Glimpses into who she has yet to be, cause her to question each decision she is forced to make.
Alexis comes face to face with revelations that may ultimately help or hinder. Alliances questioned as she heads full force into a storm built from revelations, secrets and lies.
While fighting for, not only her fate, but the fate of the world, love seems to have picked a fight of its own. A choice between a dark and brooding Sebastian Gates and Jonathon Evans with his kind heart and tender soul is made more difficult as motives are questioned and truths become lies.
Can this life become the last?
Will Alexis tap into her control and finally get the answers she deserves?

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Book 3
Deveno:

                              



Deveno: (noun) origin
“You are the Deveno. The origin. The beginning…”

Alexis has endured the storm of learning who she once was,
of understanding who she is in this life.
Now, she must come to terms with who she will be.
Can those who have followed her through this hell accept what must come next?
Will those that love her accept the choice she makes in the end?

Fino: (noun) end
“the beginning must accompany the end, fino…”

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Book 1 Aconite 4 stars

What a wonderful debut novel by Christine Alvarez! I have to say I couldn’t put it down. 

Alexis is at a crossroads in her life and when she sees a postcard of an idyllic little town she finds herself drawn to it. There the story begins. When she gets to town she meets to men Jonathan and Sebastian. She meets friends that she feels she has known forever and then her dreams and magic abilities start to surface. This leaves Alexis trying to figure out both who and what she is. With each answer she finds more questions surface.

Ms. Alvarez’ characters are well rounded and complex. Just when you think you know who to love or know who to hate you can feel yourself living the confusion with gusto. I will warn it does have a cliff-hanger so once you are sucked in you will have to get the next one to see what happens. If you are in the market for a new author and series – love paranormal with a mystery and a bit of romance this one is definitely worth the time. Happy Reading!

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Book 2 Eterna 4 stars
Eterna picks up with the cliffhanger from book 1. That being said you will be totally lost if you do not read the series in order. 

Alexis is learning more about her past lives and trying to harness her powers. She has learned that in former lives she loved both Sebastian and Jonathan, and they both of done her harm. She is still coming to grips with the fact that as she has run away from her life because of controlling family she has run into more people that wish to control and perhaps kill her. She is also trying to find a way to keep the past from repeating itself.

Ms. Alvarez continues to draw you into Alexis world and the chaos around her. Just when you think you have it figured it out she throws another plot twist in. This installment ends with another cliffhanger but it is worth the read and I’m chomping at the bit to get to the third and final chapter of the series.
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Book 3 – Deveno 4 stars
The third and final chapter of the Elekitata series by Christine Alvarez.  Please please please read the series in order!!!!
 
This installment picks up where book 2 left us hanging!  Alexis is now standing at the abyss.  What can she do save herself, her family – they are family now and not just friends, and the world!
 
The decisions that Alexis makes affect everyone and she is feeling horrid for all she has done in the past to them.  How will she make it all right?  Will she be alive to choose between Jonathan and Sebastian?  
 
Ms. Alvarez’ continues to weave a wonderful story, intertwining the past and present with her prose.
If you are looking for a stunningly well done paranormal – I highly recommend the Elekita Series.  I am also please to see that the series is being sold as a set.  Happy Reading.
 
I am an independent Reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock.

Author Bio:

I am Christine Alvarez, a mother of four spectacular hoodlums and married to my other half. Writing has been a passion my entire life and until now becoming an Author was only a dream. I am a stay at home mother which never leaves a dull moment. I am not a sports enthusiast and quite frankly I’m probably allergic to exercise.

My guilty pleasures are Dr. Pepper and chocolate. They have both been at my side many of nights as I write. I write anything from paranormal romance to dark erotica. You will probably find as I release more books that my work may cover anything from the happily ever after endings to the dark and broken ending and pretty much all the areas in between.

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The Grand by Dennis D Wilson #review#

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Chicago cop Dean Wister takes a forced vacation when he is on the brink of a breakdown after the death of his wife. During his summer solstice in Jackson Hole, where he met her years before, he is called in by local police to consult when a notorious Chicago mobster is found dead in the Snake River. What has drawn the hit man west to murder a popular local citizen and pollute the pristine mountain enclave of the rich and famous—is it love, sex, money, or power? Or is it somehow related to the Presidential campaign of Wyoming’s favourite son? Dean’s investigation threatens to uncover the secrets of a group of memorable suspects, ranging from rich tycoons to modern day cowboys, with political consequences reaching far beyond the small resort town. As Dean follows the leads in the case from Jackson Hole to Chicago to Washington D.C., he also struggles to cope with the personal loss that threatens his mental stability, as the nocturnal visits from his deceased wife suppress his will to let her go and make him question his purpose in life. The climactic scenes contain reveals the reader will never see coming. A funny, romantic, sexy, roller coaster thriller!

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I don’t get to say this often enough but this is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. You have murder, money laundering, political intrigue and human trafficking all in the beautiful setting of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

Chicago cop Dean Wister loses his wife to cancer and when he seems to just be going through the motions at work , his boss sends him on a mandatory 3 month leave. He goes back to the place where he first met his wife Sara when he was a river guide in Wyoming.
Wyoming Senator Tom Mcgraw has decided to run for president but he’s hiding a big secret.
Property manager Hayden Smith is dating Eliza who’s separated from her husband Matt Nelson.
Boris Birkov is running a human trafficking ring from Russia to Chicago to Wyoming.
Mario Rosati is a Chicago mobster laundering money, blackmailing the Senator and in cahoots with Boris.The Chicago feds have been after him for ages Dean included.
All these links start to come to light when a hit man from Chicago is found dead via a car accident in Wyoming and Hayden’s cousin Jordy is found murdered.
This book hooked me from page one and I could stop reading I had to know what would happen next. From the stripper who’s trying to help her boyfriend start up his business to the sheriff who doesn’t want any of this dumped in his lap the story keeps flowing. When Dean rescues an abused dog he got high marks from me and the conversations he has with his wife’s ghost are absolutely adorable. Even in death she’s his sounding board for all that’s going on. The characters are all well fleshed out and are three dimensional and his descriptions of the beauty of Wyoming made me feel as if I was right there watching it all unfold.
 There’s more twists and turns than the roads in the Grand Tetons in this awesome story that had me reading into the wee hours.And the ending, all I can say is WOW definitely not what I expected and I loved it. I will definitely be recommending this book to all my friends and reading more by this amazing author. My only complaint was there wasn’t more of this great story.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 hearts.

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Love Magic by Lilith Dorsey

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Title: Love Magic: Over 250 Spells and Potions for Getting it, Keeping it and Making it Last

Author: Lilith Dorsey

Release Date: 1 December 2016

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This is really “the big little book of love magic.” Magical maven Lilith Dorsey has packed into this fun, informative, and practical book over 250 spells, potions, rituals, and recipes devoted to all facets of love and sex.

Based on years of magical experience and prodigious research, this book includes sections on such topics as self-love, marriage, fertility, erotic adventures, the ethics of love magic and more. The spells are drawn from a wide diversity of magical traditions and focus on equally diverse situations. There are spells for finding love, keeping love, and healing yourself so that you are ready for love. The book also includes rituals for invoking goddesses of love. Lilith Dorsey considers and discusses all facets of the romantic experience.

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Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many different magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I., New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria, Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.

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