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They’re the most unlikely duo you could imagine. After all, what could a fiercely independent Fae possibly want with a stubborn dragon shifter who seems to think he needs to protect her?  Okay, sure, Darius is spine-tingling sexy with a wicked sense of humor, not to mention that cocky smirk on those deliciously perfect lips that can’t seem to stop smiling at her…  But KayeThey’re the most unlikely duo you could imagine. After all, what could a fiercely independent Fae possibly want with a stubborn dragon shifter who seems to think he needs to protect her?  Okay, sure, Darius is spine-tingling sexy with a wicked sense of humor, not to mention that cocky smirk on those deliciously perfect lips that can’t seem to stop smiling at her…  But Kaye isn’t that kind of girl.  She is a powerful fairy, and the last thing she wants is to be burdened by this mysterious shifter, even if he does insist that her life is in danger.  Who does he think he’s dealing with?  Kaye doesn’t need protection from anything, and even if she did; she can certainly handle herself. Or, so she thinks.  But when the dark shadows nip at her heels, and evil curls its inky fingers around her world, threatening to destroy everything she loves, she might just change her mind. That is, if it’s not too late. Her only hope of survival may lie with the one man she doesn’t want, but can’t seem to forget. Her dragon. Readers: This is the first novel in my brand new series, Shifting Magic - a world where shifters and supernaturals co-exist. My hero, Darius, is a dragon shifter intent on protecting the beautiful fairy Kaye, from the evil that threatens to invade her world. This is an adventure story with magic, lots of shifting and plenty of romance. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did bringing these wonderful characters to life....

Title : magic fire
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ISBN : 34403665
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 213 Pages
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magic fire Reviews

  • Marta Cox
    2019-02-19 10:43

    Three and a halfThe beginning of a new series by this author and it's certainly off to a good start. We are introduced to Kaye a fairy who knows her own mind and doesn't care if she stands out. She's not the typical blonde, waif like Fae but loves rocking her curves and blood red locks, yes Kaye is never going to be a conformist ! Away on a weekend with her 'sisters' she meets Darius a dragon shifter with a fierce protective instinct which it turns out just might be what the doctor ordered as there's someone threatening Kaye. Kaye may be stubborn but it looks like she is she's going to need to call in the big guns and let's face it they don't come much bigger than a dragon! Problem is Darius has his own baggage to deal with but perhaps together ( if they survive!) they just might find a solution.I loved the idea of supernaturals living amongst humans and thought the author had clearly thought it through and several times she mentioned things that would be a real problem to those like Kaye. If honest I don't think I've read any other book that went into the same amount of detail as to what living conditions would actually be if such things as iron were a real problem. Although the imaginative ideas didn't stop there and I really found myself awed by the descriptions of some of the dwellings and architecture in this story. Yes there's a mystery surrounding Darius for Kaye to get to the bottom of which was a little predictable but primarily this story is about Kaye and just why she is being targeted. Ok yes it's the start of their romance too but unfortunately I didn't really feel much passion which is probably because it's the beginning of this couples journey. Yes there is without a doubt attraction and even some chemistry but for this reader considering Darius is a fire breathing dragon it just lacked the expected heat. A good start with hopefully even more action and adventure to come This is a voluntary review of a copy I received and is my honest opinion

  • Fabienne Gilbert
    2019-03-09 15:47

    Although this is a supernatural themed book it is nothing like what i expected, it really does belong in ya urban but it definitely knows how to stand out from the crowd and make a killer first impression. I loved how this series has so many underline storylines but all of which are relevant to the actual story plot and dont overpower each other.

  • Feminista
    2019-03-20 11:22

    Rule no 1 in how to avoid bad books: Never read a book where the heroine squeals.The smirking and the squealing put me off. The heroine isn't strong as she claims to be, but instead needs her strong dragon hero to save her.

  • Amber
    2019-03-19 13:30

    This book is a Fresh, and unique new Urban Fantasy with a heated romance thrown in as well. Dragon shifters, Fairies, Witches, Warlocks, Demons, and so much more thrown into this action packed novel.It all starts off with Kaye being told by a Dragon shifter that she is in danger, but of course she shrugs it off because she is the one that stays out of trouble and spends her life helping others, but she never knew what could really happen or why she was in danger until an enchanted Gargoyle with yellow eyes attacks out of nowhere. Once this happens she believes the dragon shifter and has to find out why this random magical being wants to hurt her. She gets more than she could ever expect including a big battle that is not even close to being over; a battle between the magical and paranormal being community. I am so happy to come about this new Urban Fantasy book. I literally when I had no choice. 4:34 AM and I have finished the book yeah I would say I had no choice to put it down. I am looking forward to book 2 in fact,this story was so well put together that I am dreading waiting for book 2 even though there is no huge cliffhanger.This book is intended for mature readers, due to language, some sexual scenes, and violence.I received this ARC book for free from the author which had no influence on this review. I was under no obligation to provide a review.

  • Jeanny
    2019-03-18 13:45

    The book was as predictable as color by numbers. The process was incredibly dull & the ending was easily foreseen. 1.5 stars

  • Cassandra
    2019-03-10 11:28

    My Thoughts – 4.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!! And I already pre-ordered my own copy!The cover is very intriguing and awesome!This is the first book in a new series, and it should be read by adults!At first the book was a little slow for me, but this happens in new series sometimes. It didn’t turn around pretty quick, and then, I had trouble putting the book down. While the start was slow, it ended up a rollercoaster that was packed with action and intrigue. Kaye is feisty, and I really liked her. Darius is awesome, and I loved him from the start. These two are a great pair, and I loved reading their story, but can’t wait to see what happens next!I recommend to any paranormal fans because we have fae, magic, gargoyles, shifters, mages, mystery, intrigue, and so much more making this a fantastic read and start to a series!

  • Melanie Cesa
    2019-02-25 13:44

    I love Darius & Kaye! This is an exciting story! I enjoyed getting to know Darius and Kaye as well as the secondary characters, who I think will be rising in the up and coming books. Darius and Kaye are both strong characters and I loved their interactions; they were witty and fun and had me smiling. I would have enjoyed even more of them, and hope their story will continue in the next book.This story is great, filled with good twists and energy! I was sorry for it to end. I can’t wait for the next book! I need more of these characters, to get to know them even better, especially Zayne, and to see what more is in store for this world and its people. Abramelin must go down! Magic, romance, danger… what a great start to this series! There’s still so much to look forward to!

  • Dina
    2019-02-23 10:37

    really loved this new series and can't wait to see where it goes from here

  • Debra
    2019-03-01 14:33

    What a wonderful start to a fabulous series.. This story has it all in the paranormal, magic shifters fae .. It's excitingly intense .. There's murder adventure and love.

  • Wren
    2019-03-04 10:27

    Read review here!

  • RetiredHsMom
    2019-03-11 09:37

    A Great Start to a New Series!I pre-ordered this book, then had a chance to read a pre-release copy so I jumped at it. I’m so glad that I did. Faeries, mages, witches, shifters, gargoyles and Dragons…oh my! Gotta start with the name of the heroine, Kaye. Admittedly, I’m partial to this name since it’s my middle name. I don’t see or hear it much so it’s was an instant attraction. While it's not an uncommon name or nickname, it’s not every day I find a main character with the name. As the story is the first of a planned series, there is a bit of world building going on. This can feel a bit draggy in spots, but it’s necessary to set up the whole story. There is a twist or two towards the end of the story--which is really when it starts to get interesting. The overall arc is left open for the sequel, but the couple does get together.Speaking of the couple, I really enjoyed how their story started. It was fun and quirky. I wish we had learned more about Darius, but hopefully that will come in the next book, Magic Burn (ASIN: B06XSMRFGX). There is a mixture of secondary characters that I hope to see more of in the next book such as Belladonna, Catriona, Noris, and Ravena. Writing quality: GoodViolence: SomeSexual content: Barely, I don’t remember anything major or X-ratedNarration: Third personPlot: Some twistsMood: Light-hearted, SuspensefulPace: Slow, Steady, Fast… bits of all threeMain Character development: She’s developed

  • Maddy's Reading
    2019-03-06 14:46

    I love paranormal romance and the author has done a great job at building this wonderful world of supernaturals. Everything and anything you can think of are there. This is the story of Kaye the Fae and Darius the dragon shifter. She meets him in the woods and finds a connection with him. He is broody, standoffish and too handsome. He doesn't give her anything only to stalk him at her workplace back in manhattan. He claims he's dreamt of her in danger and has to protect her. This starts off an adventure of epic proportions and reveals some secrets about her which she has to come to terms with all the while fighting an evil wizard who wants to wipe out all shifters and shifter-lovers from the world. Their chemistry is amazing and she is falling hard and deep for him. Does he feel the same??This is definitely a treat for all paranormal lovers. Can wait to read the next installment!*~*~*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange of an honest review *~*~*

  • Ana
    2019-03-04 14:49

    You think you are one person all your life, only to find out it was all a lie. No wonder she wasn't thin and gorgeous like the other fairy sisters, no wonder they always made wisecracks about her. They knew all along that she was different, but no one ever bothered to tell her, not even her dear brother who took off when she was a teenager with no explanation. Why does the most powerful warlock want her dead, is it really because she is a shifter sympathizer, or is it because of who she really is? Dragon shifter Darius is too hell bent on protecting her and what girl wouldn't want a hunk like that watching over her, but Kaye also needs to know what all the mystery about her is and so begins her journey into a new world of mystery, magic and suspense. One she never thought she would be a big part of, being the first of her kind.

  • Courtney
    2019-03-20 12:50

    An interesting beginning to a new series from Catherine Vale. An independent fae named Kaye and an seemingly overprotective dragon shifter named Darius meet when Kaye and her fae sisters are having their bi-annual retreat and somehow their magic missed the dragon shifter in the caves that Kaye finds herself investigating. Back to the real world for Kaye and her psychiatrist practice the last thing she expects is an appearance by Darius claiming he knows she's in danger and he wants to keep her safe. While they explore who is after her and why they find out more about her and in turn the two of them as they go. I can't wait to see what else is in store for Kaye and Darius. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

  • Mona Livsey
    2019-03-05 17:31

    Author Catherine Vale has an amazing Urban Fantasy Series here! I love the combination of Faerie, Shifters, Vampires, Demons and other Creatures of Magic! Such continuous action the pace of this story I'd phenomenal. I really loved her characters, Kaye the spirited Fae, so alive in All she does. Darius, the incredibly hot and sexy Dragon Shifter, who wouldn't want a piece of him, yumm! Their lives are about to change in ways neither of them are ready for, but they face it head on.I love the way this Author brings together the magical worlds, the clicks that crosses all dimensions. The uncertainty of even the most powerful of creatures.Can't wait to see what is to come. I recommend this to any and all lovers of Mystic and Magic!Well done!🌺

  • Miranda Beazley
    2019-03-13 13:41

    Kaye is a fairy, and like all fairies needs to refresh her magic in the forest. On her yearly fairy camping trip with her sister fae she runs across the gorgeous Darius. A dragon shifter she can't get out of her head. Except he disappears for a week before returning and warning her she's in danger. I really loved this book. It was suspenseful and full of action and twists and turns. A must read book that once I got started with I really didn't want to put it down, even though I had to, regularly.

  • Konny
    2019-02-27 15:37

    Magic Fire: an Urban Fantasy Novel by Catherine Vale is the first installment in the Shifting Magic series.Meet Kaye, a powerful fae and Darius, a dragon shifter.They meet and sparks fly. Yes sparks but not the good hot kind.But danger awaits them and it was very entertaining to read how these two work out in the end.The Question is, what have a independent fae and a stubborn dragon shifter in common?Everyone who likes to read PNR and fantasy stories will greatly enjoy this book. I was. There are witches, dragon and other PNR creatures.4,5 Stars and Thank you Catherine Vale!

  • Kaila
    2019-03-02 10:22

    I loved this book so much. I loved that Kaye was a strong and not typical fae.. i loved that there are dragons.. I liked darius but I wanted more about him.. more about who he is etc.. but he was still so strrong and sexy and lovable.. This was funny.. it was entertaining and the writing was amazing. i am glad i got to review it

  • Linda Stokes
    2019-03-08 17:30

    This a fantastic shifter book. I loved it!

  • Lila Lockhart
    2019-03-08 12:35

    A light, enjoyable read. It is a bit cheesy at times, but I liked the characters and think this is a good book to read whilst on-the-go, or if you're looking for a relaxed way to spend the evening.

  • Rochelle
    2019-02-21 09:23

    *I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*MAGIC FIREI absolutely loved this book. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to read it, as this is not a typical book I would normally choose to read. The storyline was intriguing and very entertaining. I loved Darius and Kaye, who were both strong and stubborn characters. They had such great chemistry and were well suited. I do wish that we could have met Darius's family and I also would have loved to get his point of view on things. But at the same time, I do realise that if we had heard his side it could have possibly given away to much. But overall this was a fantastic read and I loved it.

  • Nicole Smith
    2019-03-13 16:49

    4.5 StarsThis first book kicks off this new series with a bang. I was sucked right in from the beginning and I couldn't put the book down. I really liked Kaye. She's kick butt, but has a vulnerable side to hides pretty well. The story is told from first point of view from Kaye. the only thing I wished while reading is we got Darius' point of view, but that's just a personal reader preference. I can honestly say though Catherine Vale did such a great job writing that I hardly thought an bout it. I'm really into the magic world that Vale has created. The characters are great and I'm left anticipating the next book.

  • Racy
    2019-02-19 09:32

    This was a pretty cool story. It was about a shifter and a Fae aka fairy. I truly liked that Kaye was not like any other fae. She was different from the rest and had her own personality. She did not feel like she had to be this perfect person all the time. Daruis who was this sexy dragon shifter he also worked as a body guard. He was attracted to Kaye the moment he lied eyes on her. Each one had their own burden to bare. There is someone after Kaye and her life is in danger. I loved how Daruis was more then willing to help. I truly believe he had a good heart. This book has a few surprises along the way. I can not wait to see what book 2 has in store.

  • Lory
    2019-03-21 17:22

    What a great start for this series. It's a very interesting and entertaining read this story doesn't offer much heat unless you consider there was a dragon involved. But that didn't take away from the story at all both Darius and Kaye had plenty of sexually tension to keep you going. Overall enjoyable read looking forward to intriguing series and seeing what else is in store for Darius and Kaye. I voluntarily read and review this ARC I haven't been compensated in any way.

  • Bonnie Keck
    2019-03-16 14:47

    Kindle UnlimitedAfter reading anthology Secrets and Sorcery, figured should give some of the writers another try if they were on ku. Have you ever heard the old saying, those who can write, write; those who cannot write, become critics. That's not really true, because I have had things published, and do reviews here and on goodreads plus a few other places. What is this writer's need to keep dropping the 'f' bomb? I can't even spell out the word without amazon TOS flagging or deleting my review, which means those parts can't even be quoted in a review so shouldn't even be in the book. Also, it was slow for the longest time, but with it being the first of a series set up didn't overly pay attention to that. What did keep catching my attention was such things as 'walking on the tips of her toes' type things. Have you ever tried to walk on the 'tips' of your toes, without being a ballerina? Is it supposed to really be believable, not about the fae or the shapeshifter, but a possible life and death situation and all the chick is thinking about is the total stranger she wanders upon in a cave? There are also parts can't tell if it's supposed to be quoted as in conversation or it's internal thinking of some sort. Lack of commas and other standandard English practices seem to hold no relevance in this story. In the blurb after mentioning she's a fae, it said Evil is about to invade Kaye’s ordinary life, determined to bind her within its torturous grasp with monsters and mayhem around every corner. ,,,,uh how is being fae a 'normal' life and considering the fae part and gargoyles and all, how would being around warlocks and so on be unusual? And what is up with the supposed weigh issues, comes off as fat shaming. Then it's back to repeated references to her being fae, uh yeah, we got that several dozen references back. How does anyone talk in this, since half the time someone is biting the inside of their cheek or their lip or smirking, and btw no one can 'smirk sexily'. One line she can tell he's not lying, and the next one she is thinking whatever he said could be truth of lie but she didn't know because she didn't know him that well...uh what? The delivery guy she tips extra because he's always super speedy and the food is still hot, yet she didn't bother to even put the food out for 3 more hours. What does the mention of shower sex converstation in any way further any actual story line. Men who have hair on their chests do not cook shirtless, especially things such as bacon, or they aren't hairy and/or burn or scar free for long. She's already showed him the special iron free water in her fridge so why and how could he make coffee with no water but a bunch of creamer, makes no sense. Neither does 3 short paragraphs from cracking 2 eggs and boom they are done. And she's basically been wanting to sleep with him from right at the beginning of the book, yet she doesn't want to loan him her house key so he can set up security devices? She's almost a carboard character, part steriotypical chick crap. The 'deal' they made, made no sense at all. Sliding doors that lead out to a balcony are NOT ''in front of the balcony'' it's between the room and and balcony. During life or death situations, one does NOT worry about a security deposit, and if you really believe you 'ARE the weapon' then why right after that throw cutlery at a gargoyle, much less roll under one with 'enhanced fae ability' besides the main point of is it floating or what, how do you roll under it. This is less a supernatural book and more 90210 teen hormonal crap angst. The story is jumpy as if parts were taken out or put in at the last moment, just almost inserted randomly such as talking about his kicking a chunk of the door when no door was busted, the guy was let through an intact front door and the sliding glass doors are not wooden but glass so hardly could be kicking at a 'chunk of broken door' that in earlier mention was shattered apart.Blah blah blah, had to start skipping pages or review would be longer than the book. And the ending totally didn't make sense. Yet another story by this writer than could have and should have been so much better than it was, and actually causes me to debate a bit on a 2.

  • May
    2019-02-21 16:46

    The story starts off slow, and doesn't get really exciting until the second half of the book. There was not much development in the romance between Kaye and Darius in the first half of the book. There is some talking and hanging out, and a little kissing, but nothing exciting or noteworthy. Kaye has a lot of libido, and wants Darius. Darius is really hot and wants to protect Kate. I know it is normal for a book in a series to start slow, so this is forgivable. In the second half of the book, we find out a big secret about Kaye, and that's when things get exciting. That's when the romance development between the two start. There is good character development for Kaye, and I think things will be much more exciting in the next book since this one just sets up the stage.Will I reread this book? No. There are no super exciting scenes I want to reread.Will I read the sequel? Yes, because I really wanna know how Kaye develops her powers, and I think there is potential for Darius x Kaye. This is also a Kindle Unlimited book.

  • Nikky
    2019-02-21 15:46

    I loved this book because it fed all of my literary likes...magic, fantasy, shifters, suspense. I was in book heaven reading this. The magical kingdom is gearing up for war, but are they ready for what is coming? At times its difficult for me to read books that come in series because if i really like it then i get impatient waiting for the next installment, as is the case with this one. Im bouncing in my seat, tapping my foot, and biting my nails in anticipation of the next book! Magic Fire had my attention from the beginning til the end. There were quite a few plot twist and wow moments in this story. Some parts had me on the edge of my seat. Others had me surprised at my incorrect guesses as to who the vilains were. And the biggest forehead slap was the reveal of the rebel leader. Cant wait to read what happens next!

  • Linda
    2019-03-07 16:49

    There's an instant connection between Kaye and Darius when they meet and spend a couple of hours together, but just when Kaye, who happens to be a fairy, is ready to admit she's never going to hear from dragon shifter Darius again, he shows up at her door telling her he is there to protect her from danger, which she scoffs at. Circumstances prove him right and they discover it's not only her in danger but all supernaturals, because an evil warlock has just declared war.Great start of this urban fantasy series! I love the way the author tells the story in a fun, action oriented way. Great characters and an exciting storyline make this a great read.I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

  • Eating Between
    2019-02-19 09:31

    I found this book to be a great and unique mix of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. We have all you typical magic contenders such as fairies, witches and warlocks but we also see gargoyles and your not so typical shifters. The author manages to create a world that is both new and interesting but tried and true all at the same time- giving the paranormal lover more than enough to keep them invested in the book and lives of the characters,You can find the rest of my detailed review on my bloghttps://eatingbetweenthelinesinc.word...

  • Jenny Koch
    2019-03-11 10:27

    It was an interesting premise - I liked the concept enough to finish the book since I hoped something would eventually click and I'd start enjoying it - but I didn't care for the execution. There was no emotion imbued into the prose - basically this happened, then that, then they responded with this, etc. So I guess it was more "telling than showing". In the end I was left unsatisfied with the way the story played out.