Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Forbidden Magic Release Blitz Blog Hop

Reader Girls is one of the participating hosts for today's Forbidden Magic Release Blitz Blog Hop. This tour is run by Innovative Online Book Tours and it is our first time hosting one of their tours. Fans of paranormal romance will want to check out Jennifer Lyon's latest book, as well as her other titles.

Forbidden Magic (A Wing Slayer Hunter enovella)
By Jennifer Lyon
Genre: Paranormal romance
Format: e-novella

Book Blurb: Wing Slayer Hunter, Ram Virtos, must find his soul mirror witch and convince her to mate with him before his Thunderbird tattoo kills him. But while that witch might be able to save Ram’s life, it is the mysterious Ginny Stone who inflames his passion.

Ginny has been deeply fascinated by Ram for months, but dared not act on it or she’d be torn from her mortal life on earth and thrust into her dreaded destiny as a half-breed angel. But when her beloved brother’s soul is at stake, she must do the one thing she both fears and desires…

Take Ram to her bed.


My thoughts: Despite this e-novella being my first foray into the Jennifer Lyon's Wing Slayer world, it will not be my last. The author has created a tightly woven tale set in a wonderful paranormal world of wing slayers, hunters, angels, and witches. Ram is a Wing Slayer Hunter who has met his life mate, his "soul mirror." She doesn't want him and that's fine with Ram, especially when he's so deeply in love with bartender Ginny, a mortal woman. But what exactly is she?

 from both the male and female perspective, the reader is well aware of how each person is feeling and understands their actions. The scenes between Ram and Ginny were heartfelt and incredibly tense, the attraction between these two is palpable and incredibly believable. Ginny is sympathetic as the daughter of a human mother who fell for an angel. Dad isn't the paternal type and his power over Ginny is unsettling and scornful. When he threatens the soul of her beloved brother, Ginny has no choice but to do her father's bidding. 

I wondered how the author would tackle this and I was quite impressed. No spoilers here--read the story for yourself--but I will gladly admit I thoroughly enjoyed this paranormal novella. The quick pacing kept me fully absorbed in this rich fantastical world, the descriptions put me in each scene and the story played like a movie in my mind. Lock the door, turn off the cell phone,  sit back and let the characters of Forbidden Magic enchant you. 

Fans of sexy paranormal tales will want to pick Forbidden Magic and the entire series up like right now. (And fans already acquainted with the Wing Slayer world have another addition to enjoy).

Other books in the series: Blood Magic, Soul Magic, Night Magic, Sinful Magic.

Rating: Liked it.

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About the author: Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters. For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website

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  1. This book sounds great! Where can I buy it?

  2. Yum, I would definitely take Ram to bed!

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  3. I really enjoyed reading the review, thanks for sharing. I'm so interested in this series now, I gotta have it. :)
    But I'm a stickler for reading a series in order.
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  4. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing about this interesting series. I found out about this tour and am hopping around reading the different posts and really enjoying the fun :)


  6. Thanks for stopping by everyone. To purchase Forbidden Magic all you need to do is click on the banner above and it'll take you to the book's Amazon page.


  7. Very nice review. The book sounds good.


  8. Simply wow - that is the best way for me to describe this e-novella.