Thursday, March 12, 2015
BLOG TOUR and *RRBB REVIEW*: Do You Believe In Magic? by Susan Squires
TITLE – Do you Believe in Magic SERIES – The Magic Series AUTHOR – Susan Squires GENRE – Contemporary PNR PUBLICATION DATE – April 7, 2012 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) 302 PUBLISHER – Indie
Tristram Tremaine has never fit in with his large and boisterous family. They believe they carry a magic gene that comes alive only when they fall in love with another who carries that gene. After disappointing his parents one too many times, Tris, the badboy brother, hits the road on his cycle, drifting away from his destiny.
That is, until he meets Maggie O'Brian, a spitfire rodeo rider with a strange ability to calm wild horses. Maggie lives on the road too, avoiding relationships. Her mother left her, the boy she loved left her, even her dog left her. The last thing she wants in a man is a tomcat with “love ‘em and leave ‘em” written all over him.
But the connection between Tris and Maggie is instantaneous. After a mysterious accident nearly kills Tris, he and Maggie must learn to believe in their destiny and each other to stay one step ahead of those who will do anything to prevent them from claiming it.
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The story of Maggie and Tris (Tristram).
Maggie is a poor woman that has lived a rough life. She is a bull-rider to pay the bills, and has a very kind heart. She is a bit of a horse-whisperer, in that she can calm untamed Mustangs in an instant - to the point that they can immediately go to a camp for disabled children to ride.
Tris has been wandering for a year, having no real plan for his life.
When Maggie takes a seat beside him in a small diner, they instantly feel a spark of attraction. Though Tris knows he'd be no good for her, he can't help but try to see her again.
Circumstances keep bringing the two together, and Maggie eventually meets Tris' large family. They are super rich, and she feels very unworthy.
This is a hard book to review, because I don't want to spoil it!
Anyway, I will end it with this. This book started out with such a unique concept. It was a page-turner from beginning to end for me. I looked up the author and her books, and was so happy to see that there are 3 more in the series. I will be purchasing and reading those as soon as I get a chance! I loved it!
The story flows easily, and the author takes you along a journey. She leaves no stone unturned in the story, but makes me desperate to know what happens in the ongoing story between the 'bad guys' and the Tremaines (Tris' family).
(I liked it so much, that I recently bought books 2-4 and can't wait to read them!)
Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Susan Squires grew up among the giant redwoods of California. She thought she was being practical by changing her major in college from theater to English literature. Immersed in a PhD. Program, she slowly realized that none of her graduating friends had work. So she dropped out after receiving a Master’s degree to take an paying job in the business world.
As an executive in a Fortune 500 company, she returned to her love of writing while continuing to hold her dayjob, much to the amusement of her fellow executives. Her novel Danegeld, had already been purchased by Dorchester by the time she accepted a Golden Heart for Best Unpublished Paranormal Manuscript from Romance Writers of America. It was the first of an eclectic group of historical and contemporary paranormal stories known for their intensity.
Body Electric was named by Publishers Weekly one of the ten most influential paperbacks of 2002, for blending romance and sciencefiction. Book List compared No More Lies to the works of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton, but it was also a Rita finalist for Best Published Paranormal Romance by Romance Writers of America.
Susan’s Companion Series for St. Martin’s Press, continued to garner attention with admiring reviews and several visits to the New York Times Bestseller List. Publishers Weekly named One with the Shadows a Best Book of the Year, and several of the series received starred reviews. Her books have won the many regional contests for published works of paranormal romantic fiction.
Susan no longer has to use tales of romance and adventure to escape budgets and projects. She finally left her day job, and researches and writes her books at the beach in Southern California, supported by three Belgian Sheepdogs and a wonderful husband named Harry who writes occult mysteries as H.R. Knight.
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