Monday, August 3, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Caged Magic by Jennifer Lyon

Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.

Excerpt

 


Her magic did that shimmy-and-shake thing again, spreading ripples up her center. Damn, had he gotten prettier in the last twenty minutes? His sun-streaked hair tumbled artfully around his chiseled face, framing golden eyes and full, sexy lips.
Wait, when did she start thinking lips were sexy?
Shifting her focus, she eyed his black shirt stretched across his broad shoulders, the sleeves revealing thick-muscled arms.
Sugar, you’re making me hard checking me out like that.”
She yanked her attention up to his face.
One side of his mouth twisted up in a you’re so busted smirk.
I was not checking you out.” Nope, the blame went to pure curiosity about her soul mirror. That was all.
He crossed his arms. “You were staring.”
She shrugged, striving for disinterest. “I was trying to figure out how much time it takes you to style your girly hair and squeeze yourself into that too-tight shirt, pretty boy.”
His gaze heated and traveled over her face, hovering at her lips for a few seconds.
Don’t lick them.
Her neck tingled, and her chest warmed. His stare on her was almost a caress. Even her nipples tightened with sudden awareness. She didn’t do attraction or whatever this was. In fact, she cut her own hair, avoided makeup and ordered most of her clothes from cheap online sites because she didn’t want any man noticing her.
That tank you’re wearing is tight.”
His voice carried the same smooth and decadent quality as the cream inside a Twinkie. Except as much as she loved Twinkies, they never gave her the shivers like Linc did. She needed to redirect this conversation. “Magic shrinkage. Not my fault.”
Linc’s eyebrows shot up. “What the hell is magic shrinkage?”
Don’t laugh. That would tip her hand. “You know how a washing machine shrinks clothes over time? Well, I had to magically repair this shirt—magic shrinkage.”
He tilted his head, studying her. “You’re lying.”
She stared back. “Am I?”
Not sure yet. But I play poker, and trust me, sugar, I don’t lose. I’ll learn your tells and figure out when you’re lying.”
That sucked the air out of her swagger. What the hell was she doing verbally sparring with Linc when she needed to find Kendall? “If you’re done flexing, can we get down to business?”
Sure thing, I’ll flex for you later.” Closing the distance between them, he settled his large hand on her back. “Come on outside.”



 
Review

Its been a while since I've read the first two books in this series. I was happy that even though this is a series this once can be read as a standalone without any problems. It would probably be better to read the other first but it is not necessary. I loved this story. Both Risa and Linc were damaged people. And most of their damage was caused by folks that should have loved them. So they have major trust issues. Throw in a demon spawn, a curse, and soul screams and learning to trust and fall in love with each other gets dicey at times. But they manage it and save her goddaughter and kill one of the bad guys. Their story ends with a HFN and sets the stage for the next book or so. I am going to go and pick up the books I missed so that I can get caught up and be ready for that next book. And because they are just that darn good. And I must say I am reved up for the next book because she gave us just enough to whet our appetite.
I received this book from the author through Netgalley for a fair and honest review. I give it 4 stars.

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About the Author

Jennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

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Giveaway
There are 3 tour wide giveaways!
Open to US, CAN, UK
(1) grand prize $50.00 electronic gift card (Amazon or B&N)
(2) runner up winners of one $25.00 electronic gift card each (Amazon or B&N)


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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Pam, thank you for the pretty spotlight here on Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama and thoughtful review!