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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Counterfeit MagicThe first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.

When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying -- it's bad for business.

Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal--the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world.

As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose. (summary on the back of the book)

Kelley Armstrong is definitely on my list of favorite authors! If you like paranormal books, her Otherworld series is a must read. Typically each book is told from the point of view of one main character and tells their story, often including characters you’ve met in previous books. Her characters are great and well developed. You definitely get inside their heads and have a good understanding of who they are and where they’re coming from. She also brings many different aspects of the paranormal world into the series. There are vampires, werewolves, witches, necromancers, demons, ghosts, something for everyone!!

Counterfeit Magic is the latest novella in the Otherworld series.

Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine are both witches. They also both work at Cortez-Winterbourne Investigations, a business Paige and her husband Lucas started together. Page and Savannah take a case in which they go undercover in a supernatural fight club to try to figure out why their client’s brother was killed.
Things, of course, aren’t always what they seem and they investigating even more deaths, while Lucas takes the original case.

While on the case, with Lucas away working on his, Paige is also forced to take a closer look at her marriage. She believes that everything is fine, but there could be problems under the surface that she is overlooking, or ignoring.

As usual, Kelley Armstrong has given us another great story. I’m already looking forward to her next book, Spell Bound, which comes out in July and is another book with Savannah Levine as the main character.

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