Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Paranormal Romance Month Review: Sinful Magic by Jennifer Lyon (Wing Slayer #4)

Publisher - Rouge Romance
Publication Date - 14th December 2011
Genre - Paranormal Romance

Source - Received from publisher for review

Rating - 4 out of 5: I really liked it

Book Info - Witch Roxy Banfield is determined to become mortal in order to pursue her dream of real love and a family. All she has to do is avoid meeting the one man whose sensuality can release her powers.

Wing Slayer Hunter Kieran "Key" DeMicca channels the dark violence that lives inside him his art and telling stories. Lately he finds himself drawing images of a young woman in peril, and assumes that she's just a product of his imagination - until he meets Roxy. Struck by her beauty and her resemblance to his sketches, he feels compelled to protect her.

As steamy magic, lethal danger, and timeless love collide, Roxy must become what she swore she would never be - and inadvertently awaken a part of Key that will threaten to destroy them both.

My Thoughts - Jennifer Lyon has once again offered a great instalment to a series that I am growing to love more and more with each book. It has magic, romance and mystery - what more could a girl want? And it all moves along at a good pace, making it a book that is very difficult to put down.

I really enjoyed learning about the main characters, Roxy and Kieran. Roxy is a fertility which who has not come into her magic yet. To do this, she has to have sex with a specific man (known as her Awakening) before the fertility mark on her thigh disappears. However, Roxy has no intention of awakening her magic and instead longs for the day that she becomes a normal mortal woman. This is a different take on witches that hasn't been used so far in the series and it has kept the series feeling fresh. The author doesn't feel the need to repeat the same pattern over and over again in her books.

And as for Kieran *sigh*. He has the soul of an immortal dragon locked inside of him and has a huge dragon tattoo across his chest. As if that wasn't enough he is creative too - he is a talented artist who provides the tattoos for all the other Wing Slayers. And because he is a Wing Slayer he is incredibly strong, loyal and protective of others who are not as strong as he is. Come on ladies, what's not to love? I know I've said it before but I'll say it again *sigh*

As well as the likeable main characters, there is a veritable feast of secondary characters to fall in love with. All of the Wing Slayers are incredibly close and I just love reading about them. They share a bond that means they would do anything for each other. And the witches are just as interesting to read about. The three witches who have become friends over the previous books in the series also share a close bond and I enjoyed reading about how Roxy integrates with the group - even though at first they have a hard time trusting her.

And Ms. Lyon definitely has the ability to put together a good love scene. Not only were there some very hot and steamy moments, but also some tender ones that really showed the depth of their feelings for each other.

Summary - Another great paranormal romance from Jennifer Lyon, with a great cast of characters, steamy romance and just the right amount of action. I really can't wait to read more about the Wing Slayers.

Other books in the series:
1. Blood Magic
2. Soul Magic
3. Night Magic
4. Sinful Magic
5. Forbidden Magic

Other reviews of this book:
Joyfully Reviewed / Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies, Oh My!

This book counts towards the following challenges:
Book #2 for 2012 Speculative Romance Reading Challenge
Book #4 for 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge


Shelagh said...

*fans herself* Excuse me while I drool over your description of Kieran...

I remember when you started thus series that it looked interesting and now I am truly keen!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Shelagh, I think you'd really like this series. And, to be honest, all the men are drool-worthy *sigh*

Shelagh said...

*reshuffles wishlist* I'll see what I can do!

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