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Billy Blade is a hardworking, hard-living, razor-sharp musical force. Mysterious behind his dark shades, the rough-around-the-edges Texan mesmerizes with his haunting harmonica and tantalizes with his dangerous looks and smooth country charm. His latest album is topping the charts. He's the newly crowned King of the Bacchus Krewe. He's definitely living the rock star dream.
Exotic Creole beauty Thyme Bellerose couldn't be more content. She has it all. An adoring grandmother. A handsome Tulane medical student beau. A satisfying job in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Her life is as rich as the ice cream she creates. She's got everything under control.
But control is an illusion. Dreams can turn into nightmares. And now, during Mardi Gras, otherworldly powers stand ready to shape their destinies in ways they could never imagine.
Shadow and light, magic and mystery, reality and myth: all come together in a place where rules bend and lines blur- even those between life and death.
Please note. This is part one of a two-part novel. It does not stand alone.
©2014 Michelle Mankin (P)2015 Michelle Mankin
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By KindleBabe on 04-10-16

A Magical Listen, Part 1 of 2

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s got everything I could want in a novel – characters I love, the struggle between light and dark, themes of integration and discrimination, a great love story with almost-insurmountable obstacles, and Greek mythology (which I never thought I’d like, but I love in this!), all set against the magical backdrop of New Orleans. Each chapter begins with either a quote or a stanza from a poem, which sets the stage perfectly, and this is backed by haunting music that reflects the tone of the story.

Rocker romances are my guilty pleasure, but this book is really a paranormal story. The country/rock star aspect is secondary and a minor detail to get Billy to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I discovered Michelle Mankin’s Raging Tempest series a few months ago and fell in love with it. I didn’t think she could top it. But this, this is genius.

Some people may need a trigger warning for one scene. It’s actually glossed over and not graphic at all but happens at the end of the first part and gets talked about in the second part, again without details. There is graphic violence in the first part. If you’re squeamish or easily grossed out, you might want to skip ahead, but the story is definitely worth listening to.

Of course, Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross do a fantastic job with the reading. They both put the perfect amount of pain, joy, or resignation into their voices, depending on the scene. I love the way both their voices sound when they read the quote at the beginning of each chapter. It's perfect.

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By Nastasia Nazar on 12-05-15

An Unexpected Adventure!!!

What is already an epic story bringing an exciting adventure with Magic, Mythology, and Love, plus a raw Nawlins flavor, is truly brought to life by the amazing narrators, whose dual narrating makes you feel like you are right there with the characters, not to mention they both have very pleasant, attractive voices. I could listen to them all day. Good thing this is only part one of the story. I am gonna listen to part two, now, and you should absolutely join me in enjoying this epic tale!!!

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By Kristy Heinicke on 09-12-15

What a start to the series

Q- If you could sum up Strange Magic in three words, what would they be?
A- BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF... hang that was 4... oops.

Q- What did you like best about this story?
A- I liked the genre, the way the author 'Michelle Mankin' has intertwined a real life event within the story, leaving you wondering the true cause...

Q- Have you listened to any of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
A- As all Kai & Wen's performances are different, I think it's unfair to compare their works.

Q- Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
A- There were some very touching moments in this part of the series, but I didn't have any extreme reactions yet....

Q- Any additional comments?
A- I'm looking forward to listening to the second part of this series...

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