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Now a number one best seller!

Number one in Women's Divorce Fiction.

Number one in Women's Action and Adventure Fiction.

Number one in Women's Fantasy Fiction.

Over the hill, all outta ducks to give, and suddenly life is looking up...even if you're living with a ghost and fighting off werewolves.

Moving back to Savannah changed my life in all the best ways. New job. New friends. As far from my ex-husband as possible.

I didn’t count on the Shadow World intensifying its hold on my life.

Color me surprised, when a new job lands in my lap watching over a fairy ring. Worth ten times what I’d make anywhere else, it seems too good to be true. I take it anyway.

And that’s when things get weird.

Spells are cast on my friends that seems to make them lose their marbles.

I’ve got a Bigfoot baking in my kitchen.

And a skeleton is quickly becoming my go-to guy. Which is silly because the eye candy strutting around in front of me is drool worthy. (I’m looking at you, Crash. Really looking 0_0).

Nothing in Savannah is what it seems, and the magic and undercurrents of this city are pulling me onto a dangerous path.

But with a Fae Queen begging my help, and the darkness closing in, I can only do one thing.

Pop a couple Advil, and kick some serious ducking butt.

©2020 Hijinks Ink Ltd (P)2020 Hijinks Ink Ltd

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Loved it!

Some of Shannon Mayer’s series haven’t got the best reviews, but I thought I’d give this one a go - and I’m so glad I did. Both books so far have been great. Older protagonist with a bit of dimension, an underdog, and underestimated. Much more fun as a story than perfect people adored by all like most books out there. Enjoyable romantic angle with a couple of men without jumping all the way in or creating angsty drama - just enough love interest to satisfy that side.

In case it helps you judge whether to give this book a go, or if you’re after some inspiration, I also enjoy books by Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Dannika Dark, Anne Bishop, Jeaniene Frost, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Debra Dunbar, and some books by Hailey Edwards, Mary E Pearson, Melissa F Olson, Suzanne Wright, Danielle Jensen, H.D. Smith and C.N. Crawford/Alex Rivers.

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Lots of fun

I really did enjoy reading both the first and second book. The second book had improved in both the story line and world building, so I’m encouraged that the series will develop nicely. I love that the heroine is older, maybe not so much wiser, but definitely funnier. Well worth your time to read. Enjoy!

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Love this series.

Things are never straight forward for Breena and now the Faerie Queen needs her help.
Her Grans house is set to be auctioned she doesn’t have enough to buy it but she going to try and get it before others take what’s hers by right . Breena goes in guns blazing as usual and things get a little scary but she always shrugs and goes ahead anyway. Love this book and have just bought Midlife Demon Hunter which I will be listening to soon.

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She did it again!

Great story line, great character development. Want more! Now please 🤣 another fantasic example of Shannons world building superpower. Huge fan of reading this new genre with a kickass woman that gives no ducks! What are you waiting for? Get listening!

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Brilliant

Loved this book, couldn’t wait to read it and now I cant wait for the next!
This is such a great story line, not the norm at all.
Great narration at all. Really fits the role

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Midlife Fairy Hunter

A Book I found very hard to put down. I love the funny quips Shannon Mayer has added and really laugh as Lauren Fortgang reads the book delivering the story so perfectly.
I would recommend this book over and over along with all the other books in this series.
Thank Shannon all that helped to bring this book to life for us all to enjoy.

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Very enjoyable

A nice easy listen. Loved every minute of this audiobook and would definitely recommend a listen

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highly entertaining

as a light read, this is delightful, and very cleverly written. The characterisation is extremely well done and the story carries them along. The characters are the main focus of the book, and often seem deliciously real.
The narrator is hilarious and carries along the light hilarity and characterisation extremely well.

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Wow!

Had to stay up and listen to the book, it was so riveting! Loved the continuation of the story and seeing more of Bree and Crash. The story is so engaging and Lauren Fortgang is excellent at injecting the right amount of sass and sarcasm. Thoroughly recommend.

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Engaging story, interesting characters and alrgely good storyline

I knocked off some points for the nausiatingly overblown attraction between Breena and Crash. That part is sickenly overdone and nausiatingly hackneyed, "Oh! Oh! He's so hot that my libido won't let me ignore it"... {GACK!} Really? That cliche was done to death twenty years ago and is still being trotted out by too many authors ro ruin otherwise entertaining books an dseries.

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  • 03Dustin51
  • 19-06-20

Holy Duck, I Love This Series!

I'm a 35 year old guy, but a strong, snarky female lead is my favorite to read. And the Forty Proof series has that, and more. Our heroine is freaking awesome!! It's been quite a while since I've loved a character this much, and Lauren Fortgang as the voice of Breena is the icing, sprinkles, and coconut shavings on the cake. I listen to a lot of audio books and Lauren Fortgang was one of my favorites before. But I don't think she has ever brought a character-or story-to life so perfect as this, and of all the narrators I've listened to, I don't think any other could have done Breena and the rest of this story's characters better. I laughed my butt off through the whole thing.
Perfection.

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  • Mary Smollack
  • 25-05-20

Not Disappointed!

I had recently listened to Book 1 of the series and really liked it. In a lot of respects, I can identify with the heroine. I, too, am well acquainted with the healing effects of ibuprofen and enjoy the benefits of sleeping on a heating pad.

That being said, I was mentally preparing myself for more "woe is me, I'm over 40 and have to prove myself" rhetoric. (Note, I didn't think it was overdone in book 1, but more of the same, would be too much for me.) I am pleased that this story wasn't a continuation of that thread.

Bree once again is tasked with doing the right thing. But she doesn't fully know what the "right thing" is, or who the "baddies" even are. But she is determined to do her best to take over for her grandmother as a guardian of Savannah. And, she's collecting quite the cadre of friends to help her.

The book is full of more twists and turns to keep you on your toes. And more than once, I literally laughed out loud. I recommend this book. However, if you haven't already read/listened to the first book, I recommend doing that first. There's backstory there that this book builds on.


A note about the narrator, Laura Fortgang:
For anyone who has ever listened to an audiobook, you know that the narrator can make or break the book.

Laura completely delivers here. I absolutely LOVE the voices she uses for Bree in all the scenarios she has to. And she does a great job with the other voices as well. She's engaging. She helps bring the book to life.

In full disclosure, I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

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  • Sandy M
  • 24-05-20

Really Enjoying This Series

I re listened to book one before listening to this.

This was as good as book one. I liked both very much. Big fan of Eric, Robert, Faeish, And Crash.

I’m wondering if he author has an issue with being 40. Constantly being reminded she is 41 and an old lady. Less “himself” in this book, but still plenty of references to himself.

I laughed a lot in this book also, and will continue with book 3 when it is available. Some nice twists in this book, so next one should be a good one. Good stories, and love Bree’s Grandmother.

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  • H.
  • 21-06-20

REALLY ENJOYED

loved the character especially bc she isn't weak. great story line and enough to not outright guess the next step.

looking for book 3!

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  • Heather Dryer
  • 29-05-20

Over 40 and still kicking butt

What to say about this book without spoilers? There are so many epic scenes that I'm not even sure where to start. We're back with Breena after the events of the first book, and life continues to not be dull for her. There are scenes to funny I laughed out loud long and hard until I cried. After I finished I bugged all my friends to finish so we could laugh over some of the scenes together. I adore Robert, more than I can say. I'm also a fan of Corb and Crash (hot hot hot). Breena makes more friends/allies in this book and damn she's becoming one of my favorite heroines. Highly recommend this series.

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  • Rose
  • 11-09-20

All out of ducks

Shannon does it again, creating an irresistible new world and compelling characters, along with plenty of laughs and an unfolding mystery. Bring on the next book!

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  • Bookaholic
  • 04-09-20

Love this!

Love this author and Love this book. The performance is spot on and fabulous as always with Lauren Fortgang. The story moves at a good pace, the characters are fully developed, the dialog is intelligent and engaging, This one takes place about a week after the first book, and you see growth in the characters already. This is a page turner, I was up listening to the wee hours of the morning playing the "one more chapter" game.

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  • neichan
  • 28-05-20

Fabulous!

Getting better and better. I am seriously looking forward to book 3. Hoping and hoping for another book beyond that.

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  • Grey Bird Design
  • 21-12-20

Two done, one more to hear (so far?). Can't wait!

I'm hoping for more to come. More more more! Great series. Very well read too.

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  • Lori
  • 26-05-20

Another hit for Mrs. Mayer!

As per usual, I enjoy Shannon Mayer's stories tremendously. The best thing about this series is i can so relate to the main character, being I'm over 40. I enjoy the main character having real, everyday issues and not being a beautiful, size 2, great boobs, twenty something with perfect hair. I'm much closer to the "real" women out there, and so is this book!

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