Review: Black Magic by J.D. Tyler

Posted March 9, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 9 Comments

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Review: Black Magic by J.D. Tyler
Black Magic
by J.D. Tyler

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 6, 2012
Series: Alpha Pack #1.5
Published by Penguin USA/Penguin eSpecials
Pages: 60
 

This has been such a surprising series for me.  I really like it!  There’s shifters, there’s magic, and a whole lot of alpha males!!!  I can honestly say I was eagerly anticipating this short story because it features the goth-like new recruit of the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black.  Why the anticipation you may ask, if this is roughly 60 pages?

First, the description Ms. Tyler gave us in book one of Kalen is that he looks like a mix between Adam Lambert and Cris Angel, yes eyeliner and all.  For some reason, I’m all in with that.  Then there’s the fact that this 23 year old is EXTREMELY talented.  He’s a sorcerer, first and foremost, but he’s also a necromancer and ummm he shifts into a black panther.  Did I mention before I may have a thing for black panthers? HOT!

When he first joined the team in book one I could kinda sorta see that he had a crush on Dr. Mackenzie Grant.  She’s one of the few humans working at the Alpha Pack compound.  Of course she has a crush on him too.  So on her night on the town meeting some girlfriends at a bar, Kalen gets a bad feeling that something will happen and decides to follow her to keep her safe.  Aaaaaand maybe see what else happens.

Of course things do go sour and Mackenzie and Kalen have to fight another “creature” but the biggest problem will be in the future.  Someone wants Kalen.  And that someone won’t stop at anything to get him, even if that means going after the woman he lusts after.

I can’t wait to see the rest of their story!!!  These two are just adorable together!  Isn’t it torture that we have to wait for their book?  No, their book is not #2, we have to wait until # 3!!!  And there’s a twist in Kalen’s past that I wasn’t expecting thrown in there.  He’s definitely had a rough life for such a young man.  And yes, he is alllllll man 😉

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About J.D. Tyler

National Bestselling author J.D. Tyler is best known for her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, and the Firefighters of Station Five series under her pseudonym Jo Davis. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She's also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D.’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others, and she was recently named by BooksOnBoard as their #1 Bestselling Romance Author.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two teenagers.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Have not read this author. This sounds like a good story. Like the book cover. Enjoyed the review.

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Thanks Shelly, you have to check out the series! You might enjoy checking out our interview with the boys in the Alpha Pack and the author here, they’re such a fun group!

Francesca

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I read the 1st book, awesome, and I haven’t gotten this one yet, but thanks for the review. I have to go read it, Kalen caught my interest. Of couse they all are hot!

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Francesca,

Thank you so much for the great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed BLACK MAGIC, and I hope you love SAVAGE AWAKENING and BLACK MOON just as much! Always a pleasure visiting your blog. Hope to do it again soon!

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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@Laurie, they ARE all hot! Hope you get to it soon, it’s short but it’ll leave you wanting Black Moon to be here right away.

@JD, thank you so much for stopping by! I can’t wait for both! Look forward to having you here again!

Francesca

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Sophia Rose

Love that cover! I’m a cat gal too. I had never heard of this series. Thanks for sharing your review!

Timitra
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Timitra

I’m definitely adding this series to my wishlist…thanks Francesca!!!

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hahaha Enjoy!!!

I love the cover too! Like I said, black panthers are sexy!!! 😉

Francesca

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