Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review - Black Magic by Cherry Adair

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Black Magic

TITLE: Black Magic
AUTHOR/EDITOR:  Cherry Adair
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 389 pages
PUBLISHED: Pocket Star Books, 2010
ISBN#: 978-1-4391-5381-9
HOW'D I GET IT: From Publisher for Review & part of a blog tour

FROM THE COVER/PUBLISHER:  She hates using magic...Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts.  Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help-to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.

He's a powerful wizard...Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancee, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.

They've been chosen to save the world...But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise.  A dark force is killing some of the world's mos influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together.  But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them further apart...or bring them back into each other's arms?

MY TAKE:  I enjoyed this book, devouring it quickly in an afternoon. The action started immediately and you were drawn into the thick of things well before getting to know the characters. You do learn more about their troubled relationship with each other, with magic, and the tangles with others that tend to take a toll on their happiness. The story comes to a quick and climatic finish in a whirl of magic and great adventure.

While I did really like the steamy scenes, I felt there could have been one or two less just to make room for a bit more of the wizardry and background on the magical aspect of the story.

It is an enjoyable book to spend a hot summer afternoon with. 

Thank you to the author and Stephanie at Simon & Schuster for including me in this book tour and for my review copy of 'Black Magic'.

MY RATING: 3.5/5

Happy Reading!


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  3. Good Morning Jules,
    Hope to see you around the book hop. The book on meditation that you reviewed sounds interesting. I have been thinking of looking into meditation as I have a high stress job. As usual you have some great posts. What did you finally name the colt, I have been gone and did not get back to see.

  4. I've gone through quite a few reviews, trying to find a decent fantasy story. This one sounds fairly good and of all your posts so far, the most interesting to me. I need to remember this title.

    Thanks for posting this review.


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