A Magical's Gift
GENRE: paranormal romance
feud between fairies and wizards is an ancient threat in the magical world. Yet
peace is possible. The child of a fairy and a wizard could reunite the factions
of The Annunaki and end the unrest.
Niall Warde had been a carefree soul trapped in the rigid, ordered life of a wizard apprentice when he discovered the girl of his dreams was a fairy. He would never know if their forbidden love could survive because she disappeared without a trace. Unable to find her, Niall blamed his father for Amelie’s disappearance and left home without looking back.
Amelie Ricard knew she had to protect the baby she and Niall created. The fairies don't want peace and her mother, their leader, would stop at nothing to prevent armistice, including killing her own grandchild. So, she must leave her son Kurtis with his father to be raised as a wizard. She left the infant on the steps of his father’s cottage then disappeared, also leaving behind the only man she’s ever loved.
Thirty years later, Niall is called home for his father’s funeral where he reunites with Amelie. When Kurtis’ life is put into danger, Niall and Amelie must face the demons of the past to protect him.
Neither can bring back the past, but can they have a future together? Will their son unite their people in peace?
Resting on his forearms, he focused his intense gaze on her. “Still with me?”
She flushed under his scrutiny. “Just thinking?”
He rolled onto his back and tucked her closer, so she reclined against his chest. “Are you asking or telling?”
“Care to share with the class?” He ran his fingertips over her shoulders, leaving goosebumps in their wake. “You’re so tense, baby. What’s on your mind?” He pressed his fingers deeper into the muscles on the top of her shoulders.
She let out a low moan at the sensation. “Oh, that feels great. Whatever I was thinking… it’s gone now. I’m here with you. One hundred percent.”
He continued massaging her shoulders, putting pressure on the tight spot at the base of her neck. “Any plans for later?”
“Mmm. No… but I could stay here with you all day.”
“In bed? All day? Why, Miss Ricard, I do believe I’ve been a bad influence on you.”
She gave him a mock punch in the shoulder. “You know what I meant.”
“How about a film? I can check the paper to see what’s playing?”
“What sort of films do you like?” She moved slightly away so she could see his face. “I really don’t know much about you.” He raised an eyebrow, and her cheeks flushed. “Don’t you take anything seriously?”
“Life is serious enough.” He shrugged. “You know everything that’s important. Plus, I can’t help it. You are so easy to tease, baby.”
“Yeah, you’re a funny guy.”
“And you, Mia—” he dropped a gentle kiss on the tip of her nose, “—are a gift.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.
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3.5 out of 5 stars
A Magical’s Gift by Maya Tyler is the final story in ‘The Magicals’ series that centers around the complicated relationship between humans and paranormal beings such as vampires, wizards, and fairies. Featuring Amelie Ricard, who has always considered her mother’s tales about fairies to be fiction and nothing to do with her, and Niall Warde, who is rebelling against the expectations of him by his fellow wizards, this story follows the couple who face insurmountable odds when they fall for each other. Unfortunately, their very lives may be in danger if they follow their hearts, so they must choose their paths forward wisely.
This adult paranormal/fantasy romance ties together the threads of a series, so it may be a little confusing to someone like me who hasn’t read the previous stories. I was a little puzzled because the book description didn’t seem to quite jibe with the story at first, but eventually things began to fall into place. The passages of time are a little erratic for me, especially the flashback, and I'm still a little puzzled about some of the conflicts, but this is creative and spicy story that explores the themes of loyalty, tradition, betrayal, and faithfulness with a fantasy twist. I recommend that the other books in the series are read first for better clarity.
A copy was provided for review