Book Reviews of Forbidden Magic (Magic, Bk 1)

Forbidden Magic (Magic, Bk 1)
Forbidden Magic - Magic, Bk 1
Author: Cheyenne McCray
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312937614
ISBN-10: 031293761X
Publication Date: 11/29/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 335 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Forbidden Magic (Magic, Bk 1) on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
The cover implies a better book (like the Kim Harrison books). Not very romantic for a "supernatural romance book" -- the bad guys all have degrading S&M sex, the good guys have "true love". Not a very good example of this genre.
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Helpful Score: 5
It definitely is more erotica than romance. The book did drag a little bit but it was intriguing enough for me to continue on the series. It's also a little confusing in the beginning since you have to sort out who is who and all the rules of the world, but that's to be expected for a first book in the series. The plot was okay.

The bad girl gets all the hot erotic scenes so when it comes to Hawk and Silver's love scenes, they were almost too tame. Some master and servant play and S & M so if you squeamish about that stuff, it's not the book for you. And somehow towards the end, I was kind of rooting for the bad girl to kick butt. Have no idea how that happen.

Don't know if it was worth spending a credit or money on. I got this book from the library. It didn't dazzle me but if you are looking for something to pass the time that's kinky, it's not bad.
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Helpful Score: 5
You'll like this if you have an interest in Celtic mythology, but for me it was disappointing. Poorly written. Although it had interesting elements, at times the story line seemed contrived. I am a highly critical reader, and after studying the craft of writing it's highly possible my standards were set too high.
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Helpful Score: 4
Heavy into paranormal magic, very HOT with fantasy setting. Well matched, strong characters with a mission, battles and all kinds of sizzle.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is great.........and hot, hot, hot. Loved the characters and the story. Silver and Hawk are great. Can't wait for the next in this series, "Seduced by Magic", with Copper, Silver's sister.
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Helpful Score: 3
A nice quick read, but very steamy hot!
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Helpful Score: 2
1st book in this series really good
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Helpful Score: 2
Silver Ashcroft is a gray practicing witch and her coven doesn't like it and then she learns some hard truths, finds love, and most of all helps save the world!!

I truly liked this book!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Sexy paranormal by Chetenne McCray.
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Helpful Score: 1
Looking forward to the other books in the series!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really thought this was a great book. I had never read this author before and just found this book at a used book store by chance. I thought some parts dragged and I thought this book could have been a little shorter. I really liked the main characters and loved the steamy romance between the two. I also enjoyed the ending and hope these two characters make appearances in the next books. Definitely one of the better paranormal series out there. I would definitely recommend reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
D'Anu witch Silver Ashcroft knows she walks a perilous line by practicing gray magic. But it's the only way to protect herself from the evil that surrounds her.
Hawk is a Tuatha D'Danann warrior--powerful beings descended from the fae. And for him duty has always come before pleasure.
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Helpful Score: 1
For anyone who likes to escape from real life into a book, this one is for you.
Witches who do white magic, gray and are tempted to do dark or black magic, men with wings from Otherworld, Demons escaping from the Underworld... It is a fun book with some hot sex scenes thrown in for good measure. True love conquers all.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is going to be a great series. The book keeps you glued to it. The story is so well written that you will not be able to put this book down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good paranormal story!
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Helpful Score: 1
This one was just okay for me. Not that it's not a good book. I loved the characters, especially Hawk, but there just seemed to be something missing to make it a keeper.
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oh my this is a really good book. Good read
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Great story, would have been a lot better if some of the sex scenes were removed and a little more of the plot was put in.
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The "romance" in this book is disgusting...it was hard-core porn, with extremely coarse sexual language. If you're into bondage and discipline it might be a good read for you, but if you're not it'll make you nauseous. I'm no prude but this was too much for me. Plot line was not even passable.
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I didn't like anything about this book. It was so boring that I didn't finish it. There was no relationship built between the lead characters. It was just dirty erotica.
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Great book! Can't wait to read the next in the series. White and gray witches fighting to keep back evil. Quick read.
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This series is really great.
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Pretty good book but the ending wasn't the best. Felt like it just stopped in the middle of the action.
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Really enjoyed this book. I hope she writes more about these characters. It was hot.
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Liked this book very much. Entertaining and interesting plot and characters.
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Great book.... Personally skipped the multiple erotic sections, tho.
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Fun read, sets you up for another...can't wait
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This book could've been very good but instead the plot was overly busy and the author seemed easily distracted with writing lengthy descriptions of food, witchcraft rituals and hardcore, unsexy sex instead of fleshing out her characters. This had to be one of the most unerotic fantasy romances I've read in a long while. Ah well, can't please 'em all, can ya?
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Very steamy, a great story.
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X-rated Paranaormal, good plot.
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Great story. I love this author!
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While I liked the way this author created her world, and weaved her story, their was some langauge that I didn't feel was needed. While I would love to see what happens in this story line, I will not be buying any more of her books for this reason.
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This book I purchased on a whim because of the cover and it was well worth the read. I highly recommend it!
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the book was wonderful ,hope you like it as much as i did
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From the Back Cover
Cheyenne McCrays paranormal romances seduce with an award-winning combination of heat and fantasy. Now, she weaves the first tale in an enthralling new series sizzling with dark magic and dangerous desires. Prepare to be spellbound by Forbidden Magic...

STRANGERSDAnu witch Silver Ashcroft knows she walks a perilous line by practicing gray magic. But its the only way to protect herself from the evil that surrounds her. After the horrors she has witnessed, Silver thinks she is ready for anything...until the most intensely arousing being she has ever encountered swiftlyand sensuouslyproves her wrong...

LOVERS
Hawk is a Tuatha DDanann warriorpowerful beings descended from the Fae. And for him duty has always come before pleasure. Then, clad only in moonlight, Silver Ashcroft welcomes him to her city of San Francisco and makes his blood sing with a passion beyond compare. She is the embodiment of fantasies he never knew he had, but the terrifying reality of his mission lurks in every shadow...

HEROES
Only the strongest will survive the upcoming battle, and the forces of darkness are more powerful than ever. Now, warrior and witch must trust in their hearts above all elsefor to claim victory, they first must claim each other...
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A really great book that leaves you wanting more. It has all of the great characters like witches...white, grey,and dark. Otherworld creatures and mystery.
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Excellent book! Non-stop action, strong female, alpha male, magic & heat.
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Good paranormal read. Very erotic, some parts may be too much for the faint of heart. Contains a couple of dom/sub scenes that are very graphic.
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Cheyenne McCray has made it to the big time. This was a great fantasy. Enjoyed it very much!
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It was a nice paced book, though I thought that some of the characters weren't fleshed out enough. I like steamy romances, and don't mind fairly graphic scenes when it adds to the story line, but there were some that seemed added for shock value. A decent read, but not a keeper for me.
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i couldn't get into it, but others have raved about it.
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This was really not my cup of tea. A wee bit too weird for me.
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D'Anu witch Silver AshCroft knows she walks a perilous line by practicing gray magic. But it's the only way to protect herself from the evil that surrounds her. After the horrors she has witnessed, Silver thinks she is ready for anything...until the most intensely arousing being she has ever encountered swiftly--and sensuously--proves her wrong...
Hawk is a Tuatha D'Danann warrior--powerful beings descended from the Fae. And for him duty has always come before pleasure. Then, clad only in moonlight, Silver Ashcroft welcomes him to her city of San Francisco and makes his blood sing with a passion beyond compare. But the terrifying reality of his mission lurks in every shadow...
Only the strongest will survive the upcoming battle, and the forces of darkness are more powerful than ever. Now, warrior and witch must trust in their hearts above all else--for to claim victory, they first must claim each other...
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A very exciting read.
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Very good plot, but the sex part turned me off as one of the characters had 2 three-way scenes. It fit the character but I'm not into that S & M thing. Turned me off of the whole book, but lots of people seem to love the book.
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Interesting book. The pages are slightly bunched where it was in a box with other things.