Everyone in town is talking, and Maggie tries to ignore it, determined to build a good life despite the intrigue that surrounds her. She meets mystery writer, Wyatt Hastings and finds him odd—yet somehow charming. As Maggie builds up her business, she and Wyatt begin to grow closer.
Some legacies cannot be denied, and Maggie is forced to come to terms with her past and her own dark power. Violet comes face to face with Matthew Bell, the man she walked away from seven years ago but has never stopped loving. Passion was never their problem, however trust was—and still is. Sometimes it meant quite the opposite. As Autumn and Duncan grow closer they uncover a secret, one that affects both of their legacies and could change the futures of the Bishop and the Drake families forever.
Click links below to order your copy of Spells of the Heart. Meet Hannah Osborne Pogue. Even three hundred years later, her family line still demands secrecy when it comes to their Craft. A practical Witch, Hannah is raising her young son and working as an office manager for Fox Investigations. There, she can discreetly use her unique witchy talents by consulting occasionally with her best friend on his cases. When Hannah inherits an antique poesy ring from her grandmother, she becomes the keeper of a bewitching legacy that has been protected for generations. The trouble is that the ring has a mind of its own.
It likes to gift its owner with enigmatic visions of the future Future lovers in particular. She finds Henry scruffy, suspicious and regrettably—sexy. Even as they clash, their attraction grows. Holly Bishop, the darkest practitioner of her entire family line returns home after almost three years living as a mundane, a very changed young woman. Determined to start fresh, she begins by rebuilding her relationship with her family, even as she keeps a heartbreaking secret.
She is constantly tempted to use her empathic abilities and now that she is back home, her newer and stronger powers are attempting to break loose. Now Holly realizes that she must cast off the fear she has carried, re-embrace magick, and accept her powers. Can she manage to walk the line between light and dark, love and hate and still maintain her own hard-won moral code? Click here to order your copy of Under The Holly Moon.
The dormitory that the locals swear is haunted. When the school newspaper assigns Ivy to photograph the expansion of the new University Museum, Ivy is on hand when human remains are uncovered within an old stone foundation. Construction comes to a screeching halt as first the police, and then archeologists descend on the site. I do not want to give any additional spoilers away so if you want to read more, you'll have to pickup a copy. It's free for Kindle Unlimited so what have you got to lose. Can't wait for more in this series and maybe other similar series. The only thing I would like to see a bit more of would be a little love or romance These two had plenty of opportunity throughout their story and maybe there's some to come in the future but I would have loved to see a bit of that.
I do tend to favor paranormal romance though so that could just be me! Thanks again for gifting us with your story and for the ARC. Your fellow Super Stranger Feb 12, PJ Lea rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , favourites , paranormal. This is the most exciting urban fantasy that I have read so far. It jumps right into the action with Stella finding her coven dead, though it should have been impossible. Trying to find the killer, as a lowly familiar, seems to be an insurmountable task without help. It is vividly descriptive, an emotional rollercoaster, with a bombshell to finish.
Stunning work as Mr Stott's first foray into UF. Jan 07, Stanley Hutchings rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone who likes the other Uncanny Kingdom books. Recommended to Stanley by: other Uncanny Kingdom books. This was a great story.
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Stella Familiar returned home to the London Coven to find all three high witches torn to pieces and scattered around the common room. Stella, their familiar, a thing made by them of dirt, spit and will, made a vow to get bloody revenge. But first she had to survive an attack from a big monster devil dog thing waiting for her. Talking with David at a cafe, she questioned who she is, and what can she to do without her masters, when she and David are suddenly attacked by the possessed waitress.
Now David has now become a believer in Magic. They met a Monk, a keeper of the Sorcerer Tree, which has been stripped of magic, desecrated and burned, much like Stella's witches.
It was a thing of darkness that has attacked, twice now. That creature—that patch of twitching darkness—destroyed Stella's coven, and now it had killed the Sorcerer Tree, its Church and all of its followers. No way she will stop until whatever had crept towards her in the black memories of the skinned monk was dead. At The Beehive, she got a reluctantly given hint from Razor that there may be information at The Den.
They visit the proprietress, the succubus Anya, for a few pages of really interesting action. Stella is told she has potential, but not given any additional help or information. David and Stella visit the scene of the crime, are attacked by giant devil dogs, which Stella obliterates. But David has disappeared, leaving a trail of blood behind. She gets a name, Mr. The wizard is terrified by the information he gets, and sends Stella away with just an address. Stella fortifies her power with a visit to eat the fairies in London's sewer. After battling many evil minions of the darkness, she finally meets it face to face.
And recognizes it. Questions are answered, though not to Stella's liking. And then the grand confrontation--no spoilers, you've got to read the book, and it's well worth it. Sep 15, Kriselda Gray rated it it was amazing. The London Coven is made up of the three most powerful witches in the city who have been charged with policing the denizens of the Uncanny Kingdom - the hidden magical world in this series' universe - and to help keep most humans unaware of its existence. They've been doing their job for a few hundred years, but as the story opens, Stella Familiar, a humanoid woman the Coven had created to assist them in their work, comes home to find them dead.
Stella quickly begins trying to find out what kill The London Coven is made up of the three most powerful witches in the city who have been charged with policing the denizens of the Uncanny Kingdom - the hidden magical world in this series' universe - and to help keep most humans unaware of its existence. Stella quickly begins trying to find out what killed her witches and avenge their deaths. Aside from a short prequel story I haven't yet read, "Familiar Magic" is the first book in publisher Genre Reader's London Coven series, one of at least three series they have that are set in their multi-author Uncanny Kingdom universe.
It's full of action, snarky humor, interesting people and lots of magic. It's a face-paced tale that still manages to work in some strong world-building and good character development. Stella makes for an intriguing heroine.
She was conjured up, fully grown, by her masters, and she never ages, but even though she was created for a specific purpose, she's not just a puppet or living automaton. She has a full range of emotions, is smart and witty, has strengths and vulnerabilities and is able to determine her own path, be it what she needs to do in the moment or what plan she had for her own future. She gets teamed up with Detective David Tyler, who until Stella entered his life knew nothing about the magical world existing along-side the human one. And while he may get flustered when confronted with yet some other new thing or experience, he has an almost unrelenting positive attitude and does his best to just roll with it.
Together, Stella and David make for a formidable and entertaining team. This was one of those books I had a hard time putting down once I picked it up. It's a promising start to what I'm hoping will be a really fun series. May 20, The Mysterious Reader rated it really liked it. I've no spoilers of Familiar Magic in this review but if you haven't read Underground Magic, the series' excellent prequel, stop right here and go read that.
You can get it from the author for free and it's worth the read. Warning though: by necessity this review is a major spoiler of Underground Magic. This book started off with a gut punch. Then on page 1 of this book so not really a spoiler of this book all three of the witches are found murdered! I'd still recommend Underground Magic though as it's s well written back story and great as a stave-alone novel.
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It's really fun following Stella in action as she gets revenge on what killed her creator see, I'm being careful here: no spoiler-ish hints about what that is. A mystery and a thriller, full of magic and adventure in a really wonderfully thought out plot. An extraordinarily well drawn lead, supported by a wonderful cast of supporting characters and, yes, a final resolution that's fully satisfying while still leaving me salivating for the next book.
This was pure fun and highly recommended. Aug 27, Cailin rated it it was amazing. This is a masterfully woven tale of magical retribution and the so-human urge to fight back against what threatens to end us. The story didnt drag, I was promptly pulled in and buckled up for all the twisty turns. The characters were endearing and tough and I loved them. Stella Familiar, the protagonist, is the new standard in female badassery.
She is the heroine all young and not so young girls aspire to be. She was bold, gutsy, brave, and yet still retained her heart.
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She faced everything hea This is a masterfully woven tale of magical retribution and the so-human urge to fight back against what threatens to end us. She faced everything head on, even when she didnt know what to do or, even more so, when she didnt want to do it.
You cant help but respect and root for her as she tackles world-changing evil to save the Uncanny. And get revenge.
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And save what I hope becomes her boytoy. I loved every moment of this adventure and I cant wait to read about more of Stellas unique epicosity as she continues to play Uncanny judge and jury. Jun 01, Janet rated it it was amazing. This first book in the London Coven series, set in the Uncanny Kingdom, is a fantastic start to the series. Stella Familiar has been created by the witches of the London Coven to protect London but she finds herself alone and facing the worst antagonist she has faced in all her sixty years.
She finds an unexpected ally, a "normal", but just meeting Stella puts him in great danger. The story is exciting and original and Stella is a unique character in urban fantasy, being a witches' familiar. Oh, This first book in the London Coven series, set in the Uncanny Kingdom, is a fantastic start to the series.
Oh, and fairies - who knew? It is such a pleasant change to read a story set in London with places and references that I recognise. This is the companion series to Ghosted which is also set in the Uncanny Kingdom and features the best ghost I have read about in a long time. Oct 05, Linda rated it it was amazing. Stella Familiar is just that. A familiar for THE witches coven.
Created by the same three witches, the most powerful witches in London. When she returns to the coven she feels no magic, she finds the door open.
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Then she finds them dead, all three of them. But how? No one or no thing is more powerful than the witches coven. But that doesn't stop them from being dead. And then she comes up against the hound from hell. Getting away from the hound lands her in the kitchen of Det Stella Familiar is just that.
Getting away from the hound lands her in the kitchen of Detective David Tyler. Together they look for the murderer of Stella's creators. I loved this book. I received a free copy of this book. Jun 13, Curly's Ramblings rated it really liked it. Audiobook review: Familiar Magic is an interesting magical fantasy book with a unique twist on witches familiars. The story was entertaining right from the start and fast paced. If you are squimish with violence, this book may not be for you.
The only thing that had me pausing was the breaking the fairy in half and drinking their substance to gain power. It was a first for me. The narrator did an excellent job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this Audiobook review: Familiar Magic is an interesting magical fantasy book with a unique twist on witches familiars. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Aug 22, Charise rated it did not like it. I absolutely hated this book!
There is almost no plot whatsoever! No descriptions given for the characters, the environment or even the bloody 'devil dog'! How am I supposed to enjoy a book when I am constantly guessing wtf the surroundings and the characters look like? David seems like a total fucking bafoon with no mental filter foot in mouth syndrome and Stella seems like a dumb twat with serious anger management issues! How was she created? How long has she lived?
How old did they decide to I absolutely hated this book! How old did they decide to make her???? Seriously terrible book Sep 25, Michele rated it liked it. Stella is a witches' familiar created to act as the enforcer when paranormals in London needed enforcing. One evening, she returns to the coven only to discover that the witches have all been horribly butchered and every drop of magic sucked from the area.
What's an enforcer to do when the brains of an operation are gone? Why seek bloody vengeance, of course! Stella periodically guest stars in the Ghosted series, assisting Jake Fletcher, spectral PI with more dangerous cases. Although her persona Stella is a witches' familiar created to act as the enforcer when paranormals in London needed enforcing.
Although her personality isn't terribly interesting yet, I hope that she develops more as the series progresses.