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The Dark Witch & Shadow Spell – Nora Roberts

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

The Dark Witch and Shadow Spells are Volumes 1 and 2 of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy, so I’m reviewing them together. I read these two books back to back, and couldn’t possibly separate where one left off and the other began, anyway. First, let me say that I haven’t read Nora Roberts in years and years. I thought I remembered that I wasn’t drawn to her writing way back when, but since a reviewer of one of my books suggested her fans would like my work, I thought I’d better get busy and check her out again. Secondly, let me say that said reviewer was being very kind. Only in my wildest dreams, would I ever become the popular author that Nora Roberts is, though I loved the compliment. And third, I want to say that whatever I was remembering from the book(s) I read years ago, well…it turned out to be total applesauce. Probably wasn’t even remembering the right author.

If you have guessed that I enjoyed these two books, you’d be right. I was pulled into this tale of good witches and evil sorcerers in Ireland by the end of the first sentence. And I remained engrossed straight through to the last sentence of the second book. The only reason I haven’t already read the third book is that it isn’t out yet. But it is marked on my calendar, believe me. And the reason I was so completely invested in the story is a simple one. Characters. They were engaging, interesting, and just quirky enough to make me enjoy watching them plot and scheme against their mutual ages-old enemy. I did read a few reviews from fans who were disappointed, saying the books were too similar to another of her series. I suppose that could be a problem for some readers, but since I hadn’t read the other books in question, it certainly was not one for me. The plot was solid, if not brilliantly unusual, the magic was well described and interesting, and again, the characters were fun. That’s enough to rate 4 stars in my book, and I recommend these books to you folks who love a little magic with your romantic suspense. No, better make that a lot of magic. 🙂 Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that the covers are cool, too, especially The Dark Witch. It has “Ireland” written all over it! Check ’em out!

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

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Monday Giveaway: Nora Roberts and Jim Butcher

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Haven’t Rated Yet

It’s Monday Giveaway time again, and you know what that means. You have a chance to win a free ebook download, and all you have to do is be the first to email me after 3:00pm EST, and ask for it. Simple, right?

Today, in keeping with my plan to offer earlier issues in The Dresden Files series (for those of you who somehow haven’t read it yet), I’m giving away a free download of Book #5, Blood Rites.

And for those who love Nora Roberts and her way with romantic suspense and mysteries, I’m offering a free download of her newest book, The Collector.

You know the drill. Again, email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com, after 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time, and request the book you want. If you are the first, I’ll gift you with a copy. Easy-peasy, but set your alarm. You don’t want to miss out!

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What Are You Reading?

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Time once again for Friday’s feature, What Are You Reading? As always, I’m nosy, and I take notes! 🙂 Me, I’m reading a freebie paranormal mystery/romance called Along Came a Demon, by Linda Welch. Pure escapism, with no visible redeeming social value…my favorite kinda book these days. I’ll be reviewing it soon, along with Nora Roberts first two books of the O’Dwyer series, and a creepy, dark, disturbing, and totally compelling little urban fantasy called Summoned.

Your turn! What are you reading? Inquiring minds…as always…wanna know, so let us hear from you! And happy Freya’s Day!

Friday: What Are You Reading?

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Today is What Are You Reading Day, as always. Inquiring minds wanna know. Let us hear from you. (Some of us take notes, you know. 🙂 )

I’m reading several things at once, this week. Just finished the first two books in the Nora Roberts Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy, am working on Dana Mason’s Dangerous Embrace, and Anna Celeste Burke’s A Dead Sister. Will be reviewing the O’Dwyer books soon, and hoping to wrap up the others before long. I’ve got Skin Game coming next week, and nothing shall get between me and Harry Dresden! Nothing, I say! 🙂

Your turn. What are you reading?

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