Sam reviews ‘Mind Magic’ ( Triad Book 1) by Poppy Dennison. The audiobook was published by Dreamspinner Press on January 7th, 2014 and is 6 hours long. EBook was released on April 22nd, 2012 and is 200 pages long. Narrated by Robert G. Davis.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Triad: Book One
Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children’s cries for help. After all, they’re werewolf cubs, and he’s an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic.
Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon’s bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs’ alpha, a man named Gray Townsend.
The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn’t have much choice about it—or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon’s help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings—before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.
I really enjoyed listening to Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison. Robert G. Davis did a great job narrating. His voice variations made it easy to distinguish between the characters. The story flowed well. In turn, it made it easy to connect with the characters right away. The scenes were vividly detailed, which helped me get a good visual description as I listened.
I loved Simon from the very beginning. He is sweet and caring. Eventhough it goes against everything he has been taught, Simon still put it all on the line in order to save the werewolf cubs.
Grey is the pack’s Alpha. He is exhibits the strong protectiveness that Alpha have, but he is also sweet and loving. I really enjoyed seeing him interact with his pack especially the kids.
Grey and Simon are attracted to each other instantly. However, this isn’t an option for them. Mages and Werewolves do not interact and definitely don’t mate. They try to deny their intense feelings by staying away from the other. Only, their situation gets even more complicated and Simon and Grey are thrown together repeatedly. This makes the desire to be together too strong to fight any longer. They end up giving in to their needs, turning the storyline hot and steamy fast. These scenes are conveyed in great detail.
Unfortunately, things don’t get any easier for Grey and Simon. They need to find and stop the threat against Simon and the pack. This adds in some mystery and drama to the storyline.
The secondary characters varied from extremely likeable to just plain despicable. However, each one effects the story in some way. My favorite secondary character is Grey’s son, Garrin. He is such a sweet boy. At such a young age he is very protective and wise.
Magic Mind can be read as a standalone. However, I am looking forward to reading/listening to more of the series so I can see how some of the other character’s stories turn out.
If you are like me and love a great paranormal book with wolf shifters and magic, then you will love Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison.
Add two parts sass and one part sweet and you have Poppy Dennison to a T–sweet tea that is. Raised by a gaggle of Southern women who love reading and have backbones of steel, Poppy was brought up to see the best in people but always speak her mind. Mix it all together, like Grandma’s famous cobbler, and you get a sassy, Southern lady with a quick wit and loads of charm, who will soften any blow with “Bless your heart.” Her books reflect her small town roots, are filled with all the comforts of home, and come with side dish of spicy, because that’s the way she likes it.
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