SHE HATES USING MAGIC . . .
Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help—to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.
HE’S A POWERFUL WIZARD . . .
Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancée, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.
THEY’VE BEEN CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD . . .
But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise. A dark force is killing some of the world’s most influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together. But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them farther apart . . . or bring them back into each other’s arms?
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Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include White Heat, Hot Ice, On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell, as well as her thrilling Edge trilogy: Edge of Danger, Edge of Fear, and Edge of Darkness. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest. Read more here.
Review by Jackie @ Bookaholics Romance Book Club:
Black Magic is a romance with paranormal, gothic and suspense elements. It was a fantastic fantasy novel that reminded me of the Harry Potter with a romance worth fighting for.
Jackson Slater is pulled from Western Australia in mapping and cataloging leylines by Sara Temple’s desperate pleas in his mind. In the blink of an eye, Jackson teleports himself to Venezuela only to discover a deep sense of evil. He finds himself in deep trouble as wizards are murdered and his magical powers are suddenly gone. He is forced to use normal human ways to save Sara. As a crazed, a man she’s known since childhood is about to strike her with an enormous knife.
Surviving, they are whisked to the Wizard Council. Where they are volunteered (threatened) to investigate a disease striking wizards and humans. It causes madness and irrevocable death. But working together is the last thing Jackson and Sara want. Three years ago they were on the verge of marriage when things went terribly wrong. Their tempestuous history cannot be forgotten or forgiven. But their passion soon overcomes any differences.
Who or what is causing this insanity? Jackson and Sara’s search brings them to a mythology that questions what they have always been told is true. If they are to survive, they must use their combined powers because their enemy is much closer than either suspects.
I really enjoyed Black Magic! It immediately grabs your attention. I loved the flashbacks to Jackson’s childhood and the motivation that drives him throughout the novel. The confusion and anger between Sara and Jackson is stirring and emotional. When the clues are finally connected I could feel the pain that had followed them through their relationship. I also enjoyed how Ms. Adair made magic and mythology as real as science. I’ve never been to South America, but I felt like I was there, talking to the people with their dialects, foods, environment, and history.
This was a rich and magical romance that I never wanted to end!