Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children's cries for help. After all, they're werewolf cubs, and he's an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic.
Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon's bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs' alpha, a man named Gray Townsend.
The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn't have much choice about it-or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon's help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings-before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.
©2012 Poppy Dennison (P)2013 Dreamspinner Press
It's hardly possible to honestly say it's a good piece of work, but it was enjoyable and I don't regret purchasing it.
Do not expect it to be anywhere near as good as Dresden Files or Iron Druid Chronicles.
It seems to have been written by someone far too inexperienced. It totally lacks insight and credibility. The plot is predictable and, in general, often appears to be just an excuse to explore very simple fantasies and desires. The romance has no depth to it and the sex scenes (completely unnecessary btw) are flat out embarrassing.
Still, it does capture attention and won't let you get bored. You may also find some of the characters, regardless of how flat they are, quite likeable and it will take you to some really nice, if slightly (polite understatement) naive or cheesy places. Whether we care to admit it or not, it may also appeal to the simple human longings we share. There's love, acceptance, family and magic and it's all good things.
The narrator isn't bad. At least his voice isn't annoying. I do think, however, that his interpretation adds to the issues I've mentioned before. As far as acting and conveying credible emotions is concerned, it's definitely less than you could expect of a pro.
All in all, I would struggle to admit it out loud in public, but I liked it somewhat:)
"WOW! Didn't see that coming..."
This was great! Awesome m/m romance... Boy we sure need some of those on Audible...
Love the paranormal aspect too... I was not expecting the level of good writing from this author... I can't wait for Mind and Body Magic to release on Audible... INSTANT DOWNLOAD... I liked this book so much...
I liked all the secondary characters, but Carmack ....Man.. I want to get to his book soo bad... I just know Carmack and Liam got it on...when they went to dispose of the demon...
Hurry up Audible...lets finish this tri-fecta!
"Another Great Read"
I love reading books that deal with werewolves and magic, such as Mind Magic. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
My favorite character would probably be Grey, as he is protective of his family, his 'pack', and the gentlemen who has caught his eye.
At first, I found Robert's voice a bit ... flat ... but as the book progressed, I was able to put that aside and enjoy the book. He does make the characters interesting.
No, not really, but I was able to smile and enjoy the book.
I definitely would recommend the book to anyone who loves to read. Please enjoy!
"Enthralling Supernatural Book w Adult Themes"
MIND MAGIC by Poppy Dennison places in the top three werewolf themed books I currently own on Audible.com, second only to BLUE MOON CAFE by Rick Reed and COVEN OF WOLVES by yours truly. Initially I was interested in listening to this book because it is voice recorded by the same actor who recorded COVEN OF WOLVES. I'm really glad I did. Poppy has a wonderful way of introducing the book's characters that draws you in just enough to want to know more about them. The longing Simon has for a family is so sweet that you yearn to see him reach his goal. At the same time, the handful of sex scenes are quite graphic so it's definitely not sentimental throughout. The book's use of magic is grounded and not over done. Kudos.
The scenes that I remember most are when the Simon character sees a strong family unit with the werewolf pack and longs for something similar in his own life. Those scenes made the character all the more real for me. It was a nice balance to highlight between the supernatural action scenes and the sex.
Mr. Davis' characterization of Gray was my favorite. Robert seamlessly goes between sweet and everyday, to a young child, to cold and sinister, to sexy and gruff. His Gray voice was the latter.
"LOVE COMES IN ALL FORMS" with a werewolf figure in shadow
There should be a disclaimer that this book is for adult audiences due to the several graphic sex scenes included, but that said, the story itself is very engrossing. I definitely recommend it.
"Good start but weakened with details"
Stick with the kids and the people who wanted to use them. The magician who saved them and leave his sex life out of the story. Go after the bad guys. What will the magicians do when they find out that the hero of the story can use all three magics?
Leave sex out of it. This was supposed to be about a rescue and the trouble the young magician would get into with his guild.
no one else.
Disappointment,, it could have been so much better.
If you could show that his sex life is critical to the telling of this story then I missed the point of the book. Or on the other hand maybe the story is about his sex life and the kids and bad guys are just fillers. But if that's the case you could leave them out and tell all about the magicians sex life. But you would have to rename the book instead of surprising all of us with this ambush planted in the story.
"The worst book I've ever listened too!"
Let me start by saying, if you are at a 12 year old reading level you will love this book! But if you have ever read a decent author, this book it absolute torture/rubbish! Unfortunately once I start a book, I have to know how it ends, so I painfully listened! For starters the author clearly just wrote a phenomenally simple story and did zero research! The characters are brutally stupid, can't see the obvious, and talk like they are children! Single example, in book 3 (as far as I got before I just couldn't take any more of this drivel) you have both an immortal Mage and a Vampire that are "incredibly powerful", yet they have no idea how to cast a simple ward!?!? All these character are explained as incredibly powerful yet they do simple acts and are completely drained!? Then there are the children and the adults interaction, sickeningly sweet, everyone is way too polite, no people act like that. It's enough to make you throw up in your mouth. The narrator is a disaster. He fails to add depth to a shallow pool. His "voice" of the children is "Mr. Rodgers neighborhood drizzled with honey", and the main character whiny and pathetic. But yet in the sex scenes he all of a sudden is a masculine, gruff and over done. Even the sex is bad, not to mention all the character seem to suffer from premature ejaculation. On and on and on, I really cannot say enough of just how horrible these books are. Don't get fooled by these positive reviews, unless of course again, you read at a child's level!
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