Thursday, July 29, 2010

Black Magic Tour & Contest

Black Magic
Author: Cherry Adair
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Available at Amazon

Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help—to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.
Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancée, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.

Black Magic is a mystery and paranormal romance wrapped into one. The author gives us two main characters who in many way are opposites, but at the same time their chemistry makes them a perfect match. However, they've both been manipulated in their past to keep them apart. This is pretty obvious a little ways into the book, but the mystery remains as to who and why they were kept apart. What can they do together that is such a threat.

I have to address a comment I saw online that said the heroine was whiny and hateful. I think sometimes reader's make opinions without considering the character's point of view. What may be whiny to one person is suffering or heart break to another. I thought both main characters reacted based on what they thought was the truth. Once details are exposed I thought the characters deal with it realistically. I don't give spoilers, but I will say that the experience the heroine went through is one that unless you've went through it personally I don't think it's appropriate to be judging another's reaction.

The book has quite a few details in the prologue, but don't skip it. Knowing the background makes a difference in understanding the characters and the plot. The book moves quickly with action, mystery, sex, and magic. I liked the mystery, the plot twists and the characters in this stand alone novel. Saving the world while in the company of a hunky protective man is always a good time:) I think fans of Lori Devoti, Shannon K. Butcher and Cynthia Eden will enjoy Black Magic.

About the Author: Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include White Heat, Hot Ice, On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell, as well as her thrilling Edge trilogy: Edge of Danger, Edge of Fear, and Edge of Darkness. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.

The publisher has graciously allowed me to give away one paperback copy of Black Magic. Simply leave me a comment answering my question.

Black Magic is in part about second chance love between the characters after a 2 year break up. Do you think there are second chances in real life as well, as far as relationships gone bad?

The contest will end on August 15, 2010, when I randomly choose a winner.



Sullivan McPig said...

I've seen it happen, so yes: second chances are possible as long as both parties are willing to work on the relationship. Relationships need nurturing, they do not grow unattented.

(if this giveaway is international, please include me.)

stacey said...

I believe that second chances do happen.Just have not happen to me.and some time thay do not work Sean people marry get a divorce and the marry again and get a divorced again.


Scorpio M. said...

I've witnessed a second chance romance but have never personally experienced it. I think most reunion romances occur when the initial separation isn't too ugly, otherwise there will just be too much 'baggage.'

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Robin K said...

I certainly hope there are second chances. As well as third and fourths...

Zita said...

Yes, I believe in second chances. But the person has to believe in them too. Positive thinking works, as cliched as that sound =).

booklover0226 said...

I do believe in second chances. So much can happen after a couple separates, maturity, life changing events, etc. When they meet, again, they are the same people but different...if that makes sense!

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BeyondJenna said...

I personally do not believe in second chances I have tried and the relationship failed for the same reasons as before. I am not saying it isn't possible for it to happen, because I have seen it happen.

Cathie said...

It depends on why they broke up.
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Meredith said...

I believe in second chances. Especially early in a relationship, when a couple is still getting to know one another.

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elaing8 said...

I believe in second chances. People learn from their mistakes,grow up and change.


donnas said...

I think its possible depending on what caused the separation.

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Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Yes, I do believe there are second chances. A month, a year, two or three- people change. No good for one another at one time but perfect and ready now. We dont read many second chance love stories with great twists like what I see from the blurb and your review!=)

Please do enter me=)


Stephanie said...

Depending on the situation second chances can be possible.