Welcome to Friday’s Cafe and Bookstore update and another full house today beginning with Linda G. Hill with the most recent review for her book The Magician’s Curse: A Paranormal Romance – The Great Dagmaru Book 1.
Until the end of October all proceeds from books sold by Linda G. Hill will be donated to the fund for hurrican relief for the Islands.
About the book
When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love.
Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins?
Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru. Magic and romance await.
One of the most recent reviews for the book
A demon incubus passed from generation to generation and handed down from father to son is the creative genius of Canadian author, Linda G. Hill. In, The Magician’s Curse, those infected with the scourge have one sole purpose in life – to seduce women and create offspring. Stephen Dagmar inherits this bane of his existence which ties his family to their servants, the Currys’ involving some creepy relationships in the true gothic sense of the genre.
Yet, as the author states, “Things don’t always go as planned.” Enter, Herman Anderson, an almost eighteen-year-old ready to break free from the restraints of a broken family. Her mother is dysfunctional with some kind of strange malady, and her father is gone most of the time. Yet, determined to strike out on her own, Herman leaves behind her eleven-year-old brother to fend for himself with the promise that she will send for him when she is situated at the job she accepted at a far from home horse farm.
While on the train heading to the new job, Herman engages in a conversation with the captivating magician, Stephen Dagmar. There is an immediate attraction between the two, and the story takes off, sweeping the reader off your feet in much the same fashion. Before you know it, Herman is under Stephen’s spell and agrees to become his magician’s assistant.
I found this reaction hard to believe at first until I realized there was more at play here. Much in the same way that Dracula held power over the ladies, Stephen Dagmar commands the physical attraction of men and women alike. Herman is no exception, and for one so young and inexperienced in the ways of men, she falls for Stephen immediately. Stephen senses something special in Herman and is clearly smitten himself.
Immediately, Herman enters the fairy tale world of Dagmaru, the magician, where money is no object. Stephen spends lavishly on the teen, and as they get to know one another, their physical attraction grows. Finally, in desperation, Stephen explains that until Herman is eighteen, they will not consummate their relationship. There is a dark thread of sexual tension that runs through the book from beginning to end that at times gave me the shivers.
Deep down I suspected that I knew where the story was headed, but for the life of me I couldn’t predict the twists and turns the novel produced. The writing was crisp and clear as it propelled me on toward the explosive ending. In fact, the suspense kept me turning pages long into the night. Even so, by the end of book one, I was haunted by more questions than answers. I look forward to the second book in the series with the hope that these issues will be solved.
The Magician’s Curse is a deliciously eerie tale unlike any I’ve read so far. Be prepared to be seduced by the supernatural potential of the series. I loved it and can’t wait to find out what happens next!
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Magicians-Curse-Paranormal-Romance-Dagmaru-ebook/dp/B0721ZH2KN
Also by Linda G. Hill
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Connect to Linda via her website: https://lindaghill.com
The next author with an update is Helen Jones with a recent review for her book A Thousand Rooms.
Katie is thirty-two, single, and used to work in advertising. She’s also dead. A lost soul hitching rides with the dying, trying to find her way to… wherever she’s supposed to be.
And whoever she’s supposed to be with. Heaven, it seems, has a thousand rooms. What will it take to find hers?
One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads
Laurie rated it Four Stars on September 5th 2017
Wow! Haven’t we all wondered what happens when our time on earth end?
Helen Jones took the plunge thru a character named Katie who dies suddenly and quite by accident. Obviously, Nobody was expecting her,which causes some problems for Katie as she attempts to find Heaven.
Heaven isn’t about one big cloud we all sit on, but finding peace and complete happiness and forgiveness in those we have left behind. Katie- after visiting so many rooms in Heaven that she does not belong in, finds her room and her complete love.
“Maybe I would have been able to show you a little, but you had to find it in yourself. You’re the only person who can help you, in the end.” “I was blessed.”
An interesting read that would be an excellent book club discussion. I truly enjoyed it.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Rooms-Helen-Jones-ebook/dp/B01MDP0TX9
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thousand-Rooms-Helen-Jones/dp/1539010724
Read many more reviews on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32721282-a-thousand-rooms
Also by Helen Jones
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Helen-Jones/e/B00VG6SWN4
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Helen-Jones/e/B00VG6SWN4
Read more reviews and follow Helen on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13910923.Helen_Jones
Connect to Helen Jones via her blog: https://journeytoambeth.com/
The next author with an update is J. A. Owenby with a recent release, the novella My Hurricane.
About the novella
Do you ever think you know things, but realize that you don’t know jack?
That was me. I thought I had the world in the palm of my hands.
Senior year was a breeze, complete with raging parties, a hot girlfriend, and a future all laid out for me. Life was perfect. Christ, was I wrong.
And when everything started crumbling down, there was not one damn thing I could do to make it stop. Life started spiraling out of control, one letdown and setback after the next. And now, suddenly, I’m trapped in a hurricane of hell that I can’t escape.
I’m Walker Farren, And this is only the beginning.
One of the recent reviews for the novella
Owenby does it again. This novella is told from Walker’s perspective. Having read the Truth trilogy, this short story took me back to the beginning of Walker’s teen years and brought the trilogy to a full circle. I was immediately drawn in on the very first page and couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want it to end.
If you haven’t read the Truth series, I highly recommend that you do. J.A. Owenby has a way of pulling you in and making you want more.
Read all the reviews and buy the novella: https://www.amazon.com/My-Hurricane-Truth-Book-0-ebook/dp/B0752XDK53
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Hurricane-Truth-Book-0-ebook/dp/B0752XDK53
Read more reviews on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35706396-my-hurricane
Also by J. A. Owenby
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/J.A.-Owenby/e/B00J77KCFK
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/J.A.-Owenby/e/B00J77KCFK/
Read other reviews and follow J.A. Owenby on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7751226.J_A_Owenby
Connect to J.A. Owenby via her website: http://www.jaowenby.com/
And finally today great news for fans of Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s, story and cookbooks with the latest release of Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River Story and Cookbook.
About the book
The Condensed Milk River that flows through Chocolateville has narrowed to a slither. All the fish and other water creatures have lost their homes and the people of Chocolateville are at a loss as to what to do. Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on this new adventure to find out what is causing the problem. Learn to make some of their 5 fun recipes along the way, including mini quiches and marshmallow flowers. (A5 version)
An early review for the book
I just love these rhyming stories about Sir Chocolate and his adventures. I could almost taste the “enormous milky jewel” condensed milk river! The recipes look delicious and so easy too.
Also by Robbie and Michael Cheadle
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Robbie-Cheadle/e/B01N9J62GQ
And on Amazon UK:
Read more reviews and follow Robbie and Michael on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle
Connect to Robbie and Michael at their blog: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over and explore the books of these talented authors. thanks Sally