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Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson Cover Reveal

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson Cover Reveal

 

Magic or Die
Inner Demons, Book One
J.P. Jackson
Release Date: July 2, 2018
Genre: Paranormal, Gay, Magic, Demons, Psychics, Teacher, Covens, Incarceration

 

 

 

James Martin is a teacher, a powerful Psychic, and an alcoholic. He used to work for the Center for Magical Research and Development, a facility that houses people who can’t control their supernatural abilities. He left after one of his students was killed, turning to vodka to soothe his emotional pain. Problem is, he still has one year left on his contract.

It’s not common knowledge, but the CMRD holds final exams for each of its residents and if they don’t pass, they’re euthanized. So when James returns to the CMRD to fulfill the rest of his contract, he finds himself assisting five young adults, confronting the demons of his past, and attempting to protect his new class from a possible death sentence.

James discovers that his class isn’t bringing in enough sponsors; the agencies and world governments who supply grants and ultimately purchase graduates of the CMRD, and that means no profit for the facility. Now, James and his students face impossible odds. Measure up to the facility’s unreachable standards or escape.

At the CMRD, you have to be able to control your Magic or Die.

Meet the Author

J.P. Jackson works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implements.

At night however, the writing happens, where demons, witches and shape shifters congregate around the kitchen table and general chaos ensues. The insurance company refuses to accept any more claims of ‘acts of the un-god’, and his husband of almost 20 years has very firmly put his foot down on any further wraith summoning’s in the basement. And apparently imps aren’t house-trainable. Occasionally the odd ghost or member of the Fae community stops in for a glass of wine and stories are exchanged. Although the husband doesn’t know it, the two Chihuahuas are in cahoots with the spell casting.

J.P.’s other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to grandma), extensive travelling and believe it or not, knitting.

Available to Preorder from NineStar Press on June 25th

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Urban Fantasy

Top 5 Wednesday: Urban Fantasy

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Inheritance Series by Amelia Faulkner:
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Daughter of Darkness by Mandy Roth:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18884928-daughter-of-darkness-trilogy-box-set?ac=1&from_search=true

Arcadia Trust Series by Christian Baines:
The Beast Without: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17702579-the-beast-without?from_search=true

Immortals of New Orleans by Kym Grosso (1-4 Box Set):
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24357765-immortals-of-new-orleans-box-set?from_search=true

Fairy Tales of the Open Road series by Lex Chase:
Americana Fairy Tale: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22928119-americana-fairy-tale?from_search=true

Beau and the Beast by Kate Simone:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34322745-beau-and-the-beast?ac=1&from_search=true

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The Holly Groweth Green by Amy Rae Durreson

The Holly Groweth Green by Amy Rae Durreson

Former Navy Doctor Laurance Payne is on a train on his way home in December of 1946 when the train is stopped due to snow. Eventually he disembarks and heads into town to find out that the local establishment has no vacancy. So instead of waiting for a ride, he attempts an adventure, and tries to find the place on his own.

Laurence suffered a brain injury in the war and has difficulty deciphering his right from left and finds himself far from civilization and on the door step of a cabin. When a man opens the door Laurence realizes there might be someone out there more eccentric as himself. Especially when the man, Avery, begins to talk, and flick on candles by magic.

As the days go by Laurence starts to believe Avery’s tale of being centuries old and cursed by fairies. Then he wakes up on the 13th day of staying in the cabin to find himself alone and the cabin in disrepair. Did he hallucinate everything or was Avery right and now Laurence must find a way to break the curse?

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Finder’s Keeper by Shira Anthony

Finder’s Keeper by Shira Anthony

Zane and his sister inherited a house 4 years ago when their closest relative died. After a bad breakup Zane has decided to pick up his life and move. See how this house works out for him. Per the pictures it’s going to need a lot of work.

Kit is the resident of the house. He’s lived on the estate for centuries. He’s the guardian of the gate that is housed there and has bonded with all the human keepers. Only when Zane shows up Kit realizes Zan knows nothing of his heritage and Kit doesn’t know if he wants to be the one to tell him.

Kit’s magic starts to wane and spirit’s are getting through the gate. Something has to be done, and quick.

 

**CORRECTION….I say this is the first in the Dreamspun Beyond series. I meant to say fourth in the series; first book of Shira’s I’d read. Didn’t catch that slip up until too late….carry on….**

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The Solstice Prince by SJ Himes

The Solstice Prince by SJ Himes

Jaime is away at healer’s academy when he hears that his father has fallen ill. Against the advice of his advisors Jaime rushes home. He quickly learns two things upon arrival; his father has passed and they were badly in debt from sending Jaime to school. All their possessions are being sold off, including Jaime himself.

Thanks to a storm the pirates taking Jaime away must harbor their ship for repairs and the slaves are rescued. Jaime has no inkling of where he might be or the people he’s now surrounded by. He given a job in the kitchens and keeps his head low. He’s seen what humanity can do and trusts no one.

After an accidental healing of a burn Jaime gave the Captain of the guard Jaime runs. He’s scared that they’ll send him back with the pirates or worse.

Quickly Jaime learns that he’s in a safe place and has caught the eye of the youngest prince.

From here Jaime must decide if he wants to stay or go back home.

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Page of Tricks by Amelia Faulkner

Page of Tricks by Amelia Faulkner

Inheritance Series #5-In my opinion, the darkest yet.

The dynamic duo of Quentin and Laurence are torn apart in this story. Laurence is kidnapped in an attempt to get Quentin back home. The Duke has had enough and will waste no more time.

Laurence is continually put through hell; tortured in an attempt to be broken.

Quentin’s mind wall begins to break and memories begin to seep through. Finally Quentin accepts who he was meant to be, but with stipulations.

The Duke is not impressed.

A family feud is the least of anyones worries throughout this story as lives and love is on the line.

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Reeve of Veils by Amelia Faulkner (Inheritance Series #4)

Reeve of Veils by Amelia Faulkner (Inheritance Series #4)

Reeve of Veils covers many points in Knight of Flames but from Freddy’s POV. Well, Freddy and a mystery guest.

Many events that didn’t quite add up in Knight of Flames are explained to us in this block of the story.

We get to really meet Freddy; Quentin’s twin brother. What powers he might possess, how he wields them, and why he picks up a new friend.

We also get more insight into Quentin and Freddy’s father.

Reeve of Veils is a thrilling telling of another’s perspective from prior events with a bone chilling ending.

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Lord of Ravens (Inheritance Series #3) by Amelia Faulkner

Lord of Ravens (Inheritance Series #3) by Amelia Faulkner

*Trigger Warning: Child Abuse*

Laurence and Quentin are moving forward in their relationship; Laurence testing the sexual waters.

Things seem to be running as smooth as they can with these two when Quentin’s father used magic to track him down and approach him. He has two weeks to come home and fulfill his duties as Duke.

Laurence finds out how Quentin obtained his magic and struggles with knowing. All the while he finds out he too has magic and has to find an instructor in order to be able to fight Quentin’s dad.

Both must go through great journeys in order to move forward not only in their relationship but their growth as individuals.

Between Quentin’s dad’s threat, a last resort attempt to get Quentin home, Laurence finding the truth about Quentin’s past, and his new found magic this book is wild, crazy, full of emotions, and the best of the series so far.

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The Visionary by Charli Coty

The Visionary by Charli Coty

Colin Page is just a normal 18 year old. He’s going to college, lives with his over protective mother, and can see colors around emotions and static items come to life for him. See? Normal.

Alonzo “Al” Green is a PI that has taken on the role of writing a wrong he didn’t realize he was making back in the day.

After they both stumble upon a dead body in the foyer of their apartment building Al takes it upon himself to do a little PI work into the murder. Colin finds himself far too interested and gets involved. What started as a simple murder turns out to be a whole huge plot for possible domination, death, and destruction.

Can Colin and Al stop the mad man behind the plan before Colin is taken for good?

 

 

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