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Aug 30

Special Feature Today: The “Magic Season” by Jacqueline Paige REVIEW and Blog Tour!!!

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From Beltane Magic

Book I in the Magic Seasons

 Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Available in eformats and paperback

Publisher: Class Act Books

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Leena is a woman that is gentle in everything, her personality and moods. She always feels maternal with her closest friends and would go out of their way to look after any one of them. Her ability of controlling the elements and knowledge of plants make her magic abilities strong and unbreakable. She is a leader at work and in life, always working hard to keep those around her close, but never allowing anyone to get too close.
To the outside world she is just Leena Duncan, a quiet woman who works a normal job and lived a quiet life.
A few times a year she can openly use her magical gifts at celebrations within a small community of people she calls friends.
Having lived through the horrors that can come from the hands of someone you thought loved you; she decided never loving again would prevent more emotional scarring.
It takes one man at a rainy Beltane celebration to change everything she is comfortable with and one killer to change her safe world.
Owen is a man that reflects humor and cavalier vibrations to others, he is gentle and caring as is his ability to draw negative and heal others. If you didn’t know him, you would never realize he came from violence. Knowing how the real world can be, he has vowed to never put himself into the position, or allow anyone else that could open up the world he has carefully sealed shut forever.
He creates worlds and puts them on paper to entertain others. After years of using his imagination he finds out his friends can do things he thought only his mind created.
For his entire adult life Owen Grey has always played it safe and kept to his own world of writing, never getting too close to anyone.
Having lived a nightmare growing up he would never take the chance of repeating history. He may write about happily-ever-after, but knows it is pure fantasy and doesn’t exist.
Until her . . .

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Eight friends reconnect at a gathering for Beltane and uncover much more than they could have anticipated–the bodies of two murder victims and the threat of more to come at the next ritual gathering.

I love the portrayal of the Pagan community in this book. It incorporates their rituals and traditions. As a Pagan myself, this book was very true to life for me..making me wonder where the author got her spells from??? Very good job with being realistic with the Pagan community.

And who doesn’t like a good love story?? I don’t see any hands…. Even though the characters each come with their own sense of baggage that must be left at the terminal, I knew that with a little patience and determination that love was going to win out over all.

This book was instantly sold with the amazing storytelling and characters. I started reading and did not put the book down until I was done. I fell in love with all of the characters and can’t wait to start the next one!

EXCERPT:

Owen found himself placed between Dade and Chris among the drummers. He was caught up in learning the rhythms and watched either Chris or Dade’s hands to pick up the beat. This he found was also a good place to be as the dancers stopped often and danced right in front of the drummers or brought them drinks.

After an hour his arms were tired and he honestly had a new admiration for the men beside him who were still going strong, moving effortlessly from one rhythm to the next.

During a slower beat, he noticed several of the dancers moving through those at the edge of the circle and through the drummers. He watched as the dancers took their wreaths off and placed them onto a male’s head. He was sure the males didn’t realize how silly they looked wearing flowers and ribbons, although when the dancers gave them a kiss, he was also sure they didn’t care how odd they looked.

Kasey paused in front of the drummers and began to weave her way toward them, slowly taking off her wreath. She smiled in a shy, nervous kind of way at the drummers. Neither Dade nor Chris paused in their drumming, but Owen could feel them both waiting to see who she was going to place her wreath on. When she passed Dade and went to Chris, Owen noticed and enjoyed the grin on his new friend’s face.

Chris actually missed a few beats in the rhythm as he raised a hand to place behind her head to receive the kiss. Owen didn’t see steam, but he felt warmer just witnessing their kiss.

He found himself wishing some woman would make him look like an idiot and place her wreath on his head. He turned to watch the same with Doc and Rachel. He was sure Steven was blushing after it, or maybe it was just from the heat of it.

At the point when Cora began seductively dancing her way into the drummers, his heart stopped. She was far too exotic a woman for him to handle, but if she placed her wreath on his head, he would certainly try. He felt like a schoolboy wanting to jump up and say, “pick me,” but he dug deep and found his dignity somewhere.

She passed him by and held the eyes of the man beside him. When she placed the wreath on Dade’s head and leaned her mouth down to his, Owen was sure the sparks that flew between them somehow burned him. In his own amazement, he realized it was a kiss out of a movie that made your heart speed up. Dade didn’t miss a single beat on the drum, though the kiss seemed to last more than just a few moments.

He found himself wishing for mistletoe or a cute puppy, anything that would bring one of them to him. His heart tripped and almost stumbled when he noticed Leena was dancing toward the drummers. He fought the urge of wanting to look around and make sure he was the only one in the area without a wreath on his head but held onto what adult-like composure he had left.

When she stopped in front of him, it was all he could do to not stand and meet her halfway, so he held the drum in front of him tightly and stayed seated. As the wreath touched his head, she smiled a smile that made his insides burn. He reached up to gently guide her head down to his.

Amazon    Class Act Books

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Passion and magic that burns
Kasey is a woman that exudes energy and brightness; she is as equally passionate when angry as she is when she’s happy. The energy she carries from life comes through in all her magical workings with spells and stones, giving them great magical strength. She is a dreamer and often wishes she could re-write her own story so that she was charming and sophisticated enough to be with a certain wealthy male lawyer she wants more than anything else.
Chris is a force of strength and experience that is carefully hidden behind the easy mannerism he has adapted so carefully. There is nothing he cannot do where magic is concerned and he has tried all manner of things, whether right or wrong. His fortune has left him wanting for nothing else in life, except the one thing money can’t buy him, the woman he feels too unclean to approach.
Separated by two different life styles yet their passion and magic ignite sparks hotter than the Solstice heat.
Can they work out a way to be together as they try to stop a killer from striking again?

The Solstice Heat –

Book II in the Magic Seasons series

By Jacqueline Paige

Publisher buy link: Class Act Books

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Harvest Dreams

Book III in the Magic Seasons series

By Jacqueline Paige

Publisher buy link: Class Act Books

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Armed with magic and a plan …
Armed with magic and a plan for the Lammas festival as a group they are determined to stop the killer from harming anyone again.
With a plan of his own, Steven decides to persuade Rachel that they’re meant to be together.
Rachel is a woman that lives carefree with a buoyant recklessness. She loves being a flirt and has spent many years indulging that side of her personality. Her energy draws others; her character is to protect all those that cannot protect themselves. When she’s not riding on life, she is helping children less fortunate then herself.
Steven is man that gives more than his energy usually allows. He is a highly respected pediatrician that always goes that extra step to ensure all in his care are receiving his utmost attention. He often sacrifices sleep to spend time with his friends, and he can’t seem to help affably chasing the skirt of the one woman that breaks his easy going charm and makes him forget he’s supposed to be the jovial. He hides his strength in body and magic, never letting others know that he is more than the carefree man with everything he needs.
Armed with magic and a plan for the Lammas festival as a group they are determined to stop the killer from harming anyone again. With a plan of his own, Steven decides he’s done waiting for Rachel to see that they’re meant to be together and takes things into his own hands.

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Excerpt:

When they were well out of sight Steven stopped and looked back towards the cabin.

Chris hissed out a breath as he looked around. “This should be far enough.” He looked at the trees overhead and then to the ground.  “How do you want to do this?”  He sent him a wary look.  “Who are you going after?”

Steven rubbed his jaw.  “Not Kasey, she’d just zap my ass and I’d probably have burn marks.”  He noted the pride in Chris’s eyes as he tried not to smirk.  “I’m going to aim for Rachel or Leena, definitely not Cora.  If she so much as made a sound, Dade would thump me into the ground.”

Chris grinned.  “And you don’t think Owen would?”

Steven shook his head.  “Leena wouldn’t let him.”  He let out a deep breath and then held up his hands, palms facing Chris.  “Here goes nothing.”  He closed his eyes and took slow breaths as he reached deep inside to the magic he held tightly within his body.  He felt it climb through him and warm his skin.  When Chris’s finger tips touched his, he felt a powerful boost to the magic gathering.

He pictured Rachel inside his mind and focused on her for a few seconds, testing.  A heat spread through him as he felt the connection to her aura pass over his own.  He searched for the way into her thoughts and felt her mind click open as if he’d turned a lock.  Taking a deep breath he concentrated harder.

His hands shook until he felt Chris funnel some of his own power into the sight he was trying to grasp.  He could see all of the women and a multitude of colors as they moved around inside the cabin.  He could feel nervousness and anxiety.  Furrowing his brow his held onto the link as it started to change.  He couldn’t sense what it was now, it had somehow changed quickly.  It was as if …

A blast of power shot through him and sent him sprawling to the ground.  His hands were burning suddenly and it felt like he’d been hit across the head with something made of stone.  He opened his eyes slowly and looked up at the leaves on the trees above him.  Lifting his head carefully he looked around and spotted Chris lying flat on his back as well.

“We are in a lot of trouble, Doctor.”  Chris sounded out of breath.

“Yeah,” he agreed and then turned his head towards the steps coming from the direction of the cabin.

Autumn Dance

Book IV in the Magic Seasons series

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At the autumn gathering twelve angry and determined witches use their power to draw out the killer before anyone else can become a victim.
With his magic ability Dade has control like no other— if he had that in his everyday life he could have the one thing he wants.
Coralee is a woman that represents grace and simplicity. She has the skill of being able to feel emotion, aura and see beyond the now. The pain sometimes associated with this gift has forced her to live her life from a distance. She decided early in life what she wanted, and returned from her years away at school set to obtain her biggest dream. Unfortunately she has found the past few years lacking just that as she waits for the man she wants to stop and look at her instead of every female that throws themselves in his path.
Dade is a man that follows life simply, yet his charitable personality brings him a wealth of satisfaction. He is the first to lend a hand, the last to stay and help and the one everyone calls when something goes wrong. Even though his own generous nature fills his life, he still manages to find time enough to get himself into a mess at every turn and spends most of the time imploring forgiveness from the one sexy voodoo woman he can’t seem to get close to.

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Excerpt:

Steven slumped down in the seat as Dade drove them back to Cora’s to unload everything.  Closing his eyes he sighed.  Sleep! Soon!

“Do you know where I can get a horse?”

He opened his eyes and looked at Dade.  “There’s a horse on the list?”

Dade looked at him and frowned.  “What? No!”

Steven sat back up.  “Should I even ask what the hell you want a horse for?”

Dade smirked.  “You said you wanted to see me top all of you guys.”

Steven pinched the bridge of his nose for a second.  “And you need a horse to do this?”

Dade nodded.  “Yeah, a white one.”

Steven put his head down and chuckled.  “Do you even know how to ride a horse, I’m assuming you planning on riding it.”

Dade shrugged.  “How hard can it be?”

“Oh! I can’t get in shit for taking pictures this time.”  He took a calming breath trying not to laugh again.  “I have a patient, well his parents own a horse farm, if you’re serious.”

Dade grinned.  “I’m serious.”

He leaned over towards him.  “You’re not going to ride a horse into Cora’s house are you?

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Owen covered his mouth as he watched his friend hit the ground flat on his back – again.  “Why don’t you just rent a buggy?”

Dade turned his head and looked over at him.  “It’s not quite the same bro.”  He huffed out a breath and looked up and the white face looking down at him.  “Just step on me Saddie and save me from this.”  He grinned as the horse bent down and nibbled at his hair with her soft mouth.

“I think she’s rather taken with you Mr. Jones.”  The small woman hopped down from the fence and walked over to look down at him – again.  “This woman is a very lucky woman to have you.”

He grinned up at the little red head.  “Even if I’m on a stretcher?”

She laughed and pulled the bridle as Saddie nipped at his hair again.  “Saddie thinks so.”

Dade sat up slowly and tired not to groan as he got to his feet again.  “She just likes me because I’m her only rider that falls at her feet on a daily basis.”  He reached over and ran his hands over the horses neck.  Smirking at the tiny woman he sighed.  “Help me – I only have until tomorrow and if I can’t lean to the side without falling off – I’ll never be able to pick Cora up into the saddle with me.”

She laughed.  “ If she’s as tall as you say – then I don’t know what to do to help.”  She patted the horse.  “You’ve come along way – you can gallop now without bouncing all over the place.”  She watched him push against his lower back.  “Okay new plan.  We’ll teach you how to slide off cow-boy style – then you can put her in the saddle and get back on.”

He huffed out a breath.  “Anything that will keep my ass off that ground would be perfect.”

Owen shook his head as Dade climbed once more into the saddle.  He grinned as Dade trotted by atop the tall white horse.  “Does the word tenacious mean anything?”

Dade turned his head and grinned at him.  “Maybe.”

Winter Mist

Book V The Magic Seasons series

Jacqueline Paige

Release date: March 15, 2013

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Patrick is a man that has lived a violent life undercover in all the wrong places, for too long. His light charm carefully keeps others from seeing the dangerous man that lies inside. He is the first for justice and will go out of his way to keep the innocent safe. He finds himself falling for the woman that was a victim of a sick and vile person and is caught between keeping her out of harm’s way and completing the job he needs to finish.
Rhonda is a woman that becomes a victim to the vicious attack of a killer. Even though she survives, she will have to learn to live with the scars for the rest of her life. In hiding she has to rebuild the strength to get through it. She is forced to spend her days and nights in the company of a detective, that seems to have no other plan in life than to constantly aggravate her and make her want things she may never have again.
When Patrick’s cover is blown and he is badly injured, the group of friends pull together to keep him and the recovering victim of a killer safe. As a result, the group of twelve become targets of the criminals after Patrick and have to live together in a safe house for Yule.
Can twelve witches follow orders or will they take matters into their own hands?

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Excerpt:

Walt looked around at the three women, then to the giant in front of him. “Who the hell are you and where’s Blaine?”

Dexter shrugged. “He’s not here.”

Walt backed toward the door a bit, pulling Bob with him for cover. He pointed the gun at the large man. “We’ll be going then.”

Dexter shook his head. “I don’t think so.”

Walt shoved Bob as hard as he could toward the other man and reached for the door at the same time. He pulled it open only to have it jerked from his hand and close with a loud bang. “What the…” He spun around and pointed the gun at the man again. Bob was lying in a heap on the floor as if he’d fainted. Idiot.

He pointed the gun at the longhaired woman and grinned. “Walk over here real slowly.” Her eyebrows went up in a look of shock.

“I don’t think so,” she said softly.

The short blonde flung an arm up and growled. “I don’t like you pointing a gun at my friends.” The gun jerked out of his hand and floated toward the big man, who reached out and plucked it out of midair.

He flipped the safety on and tucked it into the waist of his jeans. “You should listen to her friend.”

“What are you people?” Walt looked from the longhaired one back to the short blonde.

“Sexy.” The black haired woman said softly as she stepped from around the man holding his gun. “And slightly irritated because you barged in here.”

Walt stared at her for a second then turned back toward the door.

“Leaving so soon?” She purred. His back was against the wall, his feet not touching the ground. His shocked expression looked down at Rachel, as his heart tried to climb into his throat.



 

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Jacqueline Paige is a world class multi-tasker being a mother to five adventurous and unpredictable children, a cafe manager and having a colossal imagination that allows her to step outside of reality into a world of paranormal romance —with just a touch of suspense.

Jacqueline lives in Ontario, Canada and avoids the ever changing weather of the region she lives in by creating other worlds to fall into in her stories of all things paranormal.

Her first book was published in 2009 and since then has published ten.  She is always writing and currently has more than a dozen stories in one stage or another of the writing process.

You can find all of Jacqueline’s books at:  www.jacqpaige.webs.com

Even though I did get the other 4 books read, I will have to post my reviews this weekend as I am pooped!!! You can imagine…I have read all five of these books back-to-back in the last two days and have other reviews to get done this week as well. So, as soon as I have them done I will post them..Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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1 comment

  1. Jacqueline Paige

    Thanks so much for having the Magic Seasons here today. I’m thrilled that you love the characters I fell in love with.

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