"Influential Magic" [Crescent City Fae Series, Book 1] by Deanna Chase
My Book Summary : Four years ago, after Beau, Willow's twin brother, died she joined the Void as a part-time vampire hunter with hopes of finding out why and how he was killed. Now her life is a mixture of tracking down the bad guys and baking delicious magically yummy treats at her bakery The Fated Cupcake.
However, her life is about to get a drastic change when her ex-boyfriend and recently turned vampire Davidson (David) comes back into her life with plans of protecting her whether or not she wants it. Conspiracy runs rampant in her life as soon as David gets back into hers, and now she doesn't know whom to trust. Maybe with her best friend and long-time crush, Talisen, by her side she might be able to muddle through the murky waters that have become her life and job... if only she can keep her heart/mind straight about what she truly wants during the process...
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, one kind hearted faery deals with a conspiracy against her while trying to protect those she cares about most. This novel reminded me of an intriguing mixture of "Sunshine" & the Cassandra Palmer Series. It is full trickery, excitement, a faery that can't decide which guy she loves more, a shape-shifting dog who can't control his urges, and friends that would seem to do anything for each other.
Plus, it didn't hurt that I liked both of Willow's guys, David and Talisen. In some ways, I wish she could end up with both but I know that's not possible. Talisen is her childhood crush, her brother's best friend, and an honorary family member. Also, they have such a sweet relationship and great banter. While David and her were together for over a year and it's hard to just give up on the love that they share, especially since he was the one who broke up with her. It will be interesting to see where she'll end up in her relationships as this series progresses.
I recommend this novel to anyone who likes suspenseful action-packed sorta romances.
Author's Novel Extras : The Stigma of Self-Publishing | Influential Magic is Here!
Author's Series Extras : Crescent City Fae Overview
Book Teaser(s) :
Talisen searched my eyes, his gaze serious and intense. What was he looking for? "You can trust me with anything. You know that, right?"
Ah. He'd been searching for the link. Our common thread of trust. "Of course I do." I took his hand and squeezed. "Sometimes I think you're the only one."
He raised an eyebrow. "Not Phoebs?"
"Oh sure. But it's harder. She has strong opinions on everything."
He laughed, and the sound helped ease some of my tension. ~ within Chapter 13
Another crash rumbled upstairs. We all glanced at the ceiling. Jesus. Good think David came from money, because anything he broke, he was replacing. With an upgrade. ~ within Chapter 22For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Deanna, then please check out her website.