Monday, December 17, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: His Dark Magic (Northern Circle Coven, #1) by Pat Esden

Book Blurb:

His Dark Magic (Northern Circle Coven Book One) by Pat Esden

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Date of Publication: December 11, 2018

Number of pages: 325

Cover Artist: Kensington Books

Its power is legendary. It can fulfill every impossible magical desire. But for one young witch seeking redemption, the Northern Circle coven will challenge her skills—and her heart—beyond measure.

One tragic impulsive mistake made Chloe Winslow an outcast to her influential magic family. As a medical student, she wants to combine science with sorcery to heal those she hurt and right her wrongs. But brilliant, charismatic Devlin Marsh re-routes her plans with a once-in-eternity offer: membership in the exclusive Northern Circle, a mysterious Vermont coven known for pushing the limits.

Enthralled by Devlin and their mesmerizing mutual attraction, Chloe makes a dangerous sacrifice to help the Circle’s high priestess awaken Merlin himself—and learn his timeless cures. But a foreshadowing soon causes Chloe to doubt the Circle's real motives, as well as Devlin’s . . .

Now Merlin's demonic shade is loose in the human world, while Chloe and Devlin's uneasy alliance will pit them against ancient enemies, malevolent illusions, and shattering betrayal. And with the fate of two realms in the balance, Chloe must risk her untried power against a force she can't defeat—and a passion that could destroy her.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Ghosts, Mystery, Romance, Scary, Supernatural, Suspense, Witches--

Chloe is trying to start her life over away from the demons of her past. She works hard at school to one day become a doctor and and be capable to right her wrongs. When she receives an unexpected invitation to join the local coven, she has her doubts- made worse by the rumors surrounding the coven. But when she learns to coven's goal to master healing with magic, there is no way she can't join. Unfortunately, not everything is as it first seemed.

I loved Pat's previous books, The Dark Heart series, so when I saw that she had a new paranormal romance series featuring witches coming out I had to get my grabby hands on it. It also doesn't hurt that the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can honestly say I have never read a witch book like this before, with the type of magic and powers being used, making this stand out from anything else. And yes, while there is some romance and a few sexual encounters, I felt like the book was more a supernatural mystery with a few romantic undertones than a romance (which I appreciate). I do love me a good, twisty plot and that is what Pat delivers.

This is just the start of what appears to be a complex and dangerous series, where mysteries are left unsolved, making the reader desperate for more. We get to see the start of what potential the young coven has, and I for one would love to see what will happen next. I highly recommend this read for any fan of supernatural or witch books, prepare to be on the edge of your seat the entire book!.

I reviewed a complementary copy of this title.

Author Bio:

PAT ESDEN is an antique-dealing florist by trade. She’s also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.

Her new adult paranormal novel, A HOLD ON ME (book #1 in the Dark Heart series) is available from Kensington Books. BEYOND YOUR TOUCH (book #2 Dark Heart series) will be released August 30th.

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