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Sheep Book Thoughts: His Magic Touch by Debby Grahl

by Debby Grahl
Dec. 5, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
ISBN: 9781509223404
ASIN: 9781509223411
Number of pages: 229
Word Count: 84k
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
With help from an ancestor’s spirit, can Jared defeat the dark magic descending over the Big Easy while winning back the woman he loves?

The night before Jared Dupre's wedding, a specter warns him the demonic witch, Adam Montief, has kidnapped his brother in a centuries-old vendetta unknown to Jared. A powerful witch himself, Jared tracks Adam from New Orleans to a remote island off the coast of Connecticut where he's given no choice. He must rescue his brother and break his engagement to Kendra O'Connell, or they both die.

After complying, Jared engages in a sword fight and believes he has vanquished his foe, but when he returns to New Orleans, he finds evil still threatens all he loves. Kendra, not knowing why Jared broke their engagement, devastated, finds solace in another's arms.

With help from an ancestor's spirit, can Jared defeat the dark magic descending over the Big Easy while winning back the woman he loves?

After I sat down and thought about what to write for this review my mind was kind of all over the place. There were parts of the story I enjoyed, however, a good deal of the book left me feeling empty. So I decided to make this not a "review" so much as some thoughts and overall impressions. 

First and foremost, I loved all the NOLA aspects of this PNR. Falling in love with a city makes you want to read a story about characters based in that town. So much flavor and history there, you get that feeling as you read. 

Our leading man Jared was, for me, more vanilla and safe then what I am personally used to reading. He's not that alpha type, not really in my opinion. His special powers didn't really impress me either. As the lead male, I wanted more. 

His love interest Kendra had moments of strength but she too was lacking a major body and soul feeling. At times she felt almost robotic or artificial. Again, this is my own personal taste and feelings. 

I would say that overall there was enough to keep me going until the end. Which should be noted that I DID finish the story so I could see how it would all turn out. Read other reviews, see what folks are saying. For me, this one was not a fav but I would give this author another chance down the road for sure! 


About the author:
Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David, and their cat, Tigger.

Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset.

Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, Boston, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England and her home state of Michigan.

She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance.

Visually impaired from childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books.

Debby belongs to RWA, Florida Romance Writers, Hearts Across History and Lowcountry Romance Writers.

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