What do you do when you have an itch that needs to be scratched -a heart that recognizes another, a pair of vocal felines, witches and warlocks? It looks like the oldest kind of magic will do the trick!
Daria Morgan is a practitioner of magic, but can only cast spells on herself. While her family members have their own magical talents, that is her main claim to fame within this close-knit clan. At thirty, Daria has a successful job as a management consultant, beautiful home and two pesky felines to fill her life - well kind of...
After one of "those" talks with her mother, Daria is reminded of the role a soulmate imperative will play in her life, one she is not sure she is really ready for or even wants. Being a thirty-year-old virgin and unsuccessful in love, that scenario just does not have a good feeling to Daria. Who could this man be? Can he really enhance her talents and be all that her mother has stated? Come on, how great can this phantom guy be? Mom is just exaggerating right? Or is she?
When CEO John "Bent" Benthausen steps into Daria life asking for help with his company that is in internal chaos, Daria finds that those foretold ancient forces might just be true. When things at the company start to get nasty and involve threats towards Daria, these two will work together to find the perpetuator!
The Oldest Kind of Magic is a novel by Ann Macela. Ms. Macela's writing was consistently flowing - it bewitched this reader into turning the pages. Between the spell casting, laughing until the tears roll down your face, and the plausible adventures, you will be drawn into the story until the very end! Bravo, Ms. Macela, you have a hit on your hands and this should be an award-winning year for you! This author is a voice that can not be denied - her first published paranormal novel is distinctly defined, with refreshingly sharp nuances!
The storyline has a soulful chime of evoking warmth with wonderful twinkles of magic! You will be immediately cloaked within the character's vitality and directly connect with them. The dialogues and sequences conjure-up welcoming feelings and blend to perfection!
Both Bent and Daria try to deny their strong attraction to each other, but they feel lost when there apart. Bent and Daria will dance through this paranormal story, setting off bells and whistles - not only in the bedroom, but also throughout this tale of intrigue and romance. Lolita and Zorro are adorable sidekicks for Daria. They really add a special touch to this story. The Morgan family is magically fantastic and wacky - you will just love them!
This is a phenomenal paranormal story that you must read! This comes with the highest recommendation from the reviewer. It is a perfect five hearts - the story screams more sequels and this reviewer can not wait to get her hands on those! Get your copy of The Oldest Kind of Magic by Ann Macela when it hits the shelves October 1st!
Reviewed by © Janalee Ruschhaupt, 2005
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