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Review of Earth Enchanted (Elemental Magic #1) by Brynna Curry w/a Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Harlie here. I’m doing something a little different. I am reading the whole series. Instead of reviewing them all together, starting today and for the next 4 more Wednesday’s, I will post my review of the books in series order. I have already read 4 out of the 5 books. Books #1 & #2 need to be read in order but the others can be read as standalones. Enjoy!

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Earth Enchanted
Elemental Magic #1
Blurb: Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men — her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.

Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!

reviewWhere to start…hmmmm?  I know that Ms. Curry will get a bit upset with me if I told my dear readers that this series is more fantasy than paranormal for me.  This book in particular has the most suspense element in it, too.  Am I upset?  Good lord NO.  I love suspense in a book, throw in a great romance that neither person was looking for, a jewel thief with more than just good looks but a heart and a legend that is just unfolding.

Like I said before, I’ve read 4 out of the 5 books already and this one is my favorite.  Why?  I’m really not sure.  Every story is different and there is an underlying thread that will be finally finished in the last book of the series.  In Earth Enchanted, the series is well laid out with all of the characters that we will get to know in the following books.  Ms. Curry weaves the characters in and out of the story with ease so no worries on trying to keep up.  

I do, however, hate a character in this book and unfortunately she’s in the next book, too.  UGH!  Ms. Curry knows this but this character is IMPORTANT in the Jack and Liv story.  She is the catalyst that ultimately gets Jack and Liv to fall in love.  So, yes she’s a *itch but a very important one.  And I think Ms. Curry will understand if you do hate her.  

The suspense element is fantastic!  Things get blown up, people get shot at and reading about the jewel thief is just WOW!  Pay close attention to the jewel thief.  I was blown away when his true identity is reveled.  🙂  I think I fell in love right then and there.  

I loved Jack and Liv.  Both were just well written characters that you will fall in love with from page 1.  Well, I least I did.  The interaction with her brother Ryan is funny and touching.  I would be remiss to mention that Ryan is a character that you need to pay attention to.  I couldn’t figure him out in the beginning but once everything is said and done…I felt bad for him and what he did to Liv and Jack.  He had lots of explaining to do with Jack.  Those scenes between them were great near the end of the book.

Overall, this is great start to a series that I have fallen in love with and it has a fantasy element in it.  I know, who knew?  I can be so weird in what I read anymore.

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TTUTSTo Take Up The Sword

Elemental Magic #2

Blurb: Missing diamonds and a killer on the loose…will a schoolteacher and FBI agent escape with their lives and hearts intact?

After the acquittal of Gueraldi’s right hand and favored killer for hire, Ashton Smythe, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller takes time away from his work with the FBI. Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Gabe returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation and to lay low from the death threats he’s received since Smythe went free.

Almost two years after her sister’s death, Leannan O’Neal feels the loss of Serena more now than ever. A secret meeting between them before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions. Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. “If you find yourself in trouble, go to him and only him” were the last words her sister spoke to her.

With Smthye out for revenge and hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena’s ‘Angel’, but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life?
Wait for the WindWFTW

Elemental Magic #3

Blurb: Kate O’Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called ‘Daddy’ changed everything.

Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate’s come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan’s heart to his magic?

Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?

 

SSSea’s Sorceress

Elemental Magic #4

Blurb: Love can come along at the most inconvenient times…

Skye Corrigan treasures family above all else. Standing by his best friend Rhia while she suffers the heartache of losing her father to cancer has strengthened their childhood bond. Lately Rhia affects him in ways she never has before.

Rhiannon O’Malley shares Skye’s past and hopes for a future with him, but love must come with a willing heart. Her father’s terminal illness has left her in charge of the family pub. Skye has always been there for her, but when their relationship changes, will she find the courage to claim the future? Or will a thousand-year-old curse keep its grip on two hostage hearts?

 

 

Fire’s Ice

FI

Elemental Magic #5 (series end)

Blurb: Ultimate power, or endless love?

Born the son of a Scottish laird a thousand years ago, but now trapped by his cousin’s spell, Devin McLoch has seen countless battles and death. The erstwhile thief has turned away from darker pursuits to lead a life of peace, protecting those he loves and considers part of his clan.
However, there is one woman he can never forget, who must be given a chance to change, to accept her heart and his.

Arianne Farrell is just as dangerous and intoxicating as her power. Imprisoned in an ancient stone dance more than a thousand years ago, her only chance at freedom from the spell is through love—a love she denied. When Devin asks for her aid to save another from imminent death, she realizes there is more at stake than just her freedom or her heart.
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About the Author: Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

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About the Author: Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

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7 thoughts on “Review of Earth Enchanted (Elemental Magic #1) by Brynna Curry w/a Rafflecopter Giveaway!”

  1. Thank you for the review, Harlie! Love it! And yes, play close attention to all the secondary characters. I like series, so you never know who may show up in a future book. Waving to all who stopped by. Nice to meet you.

      1. Lol. I can assure you Dev isn’t a tease though. It’s called Fire Ice for a reason *winks* and if you play close attention you’ll meet the hero of Charm of Light (that would be Allaina’s story, new series). He’s handy with sword and sorcery too. And will make an excellent non-sparkly vampire…eventually.

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