Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on this Blog Tour for THE MAGICIAN’S CURSE by Linda G. Hill
* Paperback: 256 pages
* Publisher: Linda G. Hill; 1 edition (26 Jun. 2017)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0994891229
* ISBN-13: 978-0994891228
When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love. Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins? Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru. Magic and romance await.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
At three weeks shy of being 18, Herman Anderson knows that there has to be a better life than the one she has. Yes I did say she. Herman is a young lady that was handed down the unfortunate fate of being called a male name because of some sort of tradition on her father’s side. A bit of a bummer really. Then throw in a mum that has never coped very well due to some sort of illness and a father that works away, with a can’t see what’s happening so everything is alright, sort of mentality and you have one hell of a dysfunctional family.
The only thing keeping Herman sane was her 11-year-old brother. In order to make a better life for them both she has to leave him behind at home while she can get somewhere just for them both to live. On her way to take up the role of working on a horse farm she meets a young magician on the train. An instant attraction sparks between them and he offers her a job as assistant in his act. An offer she finds impossible to say no to.
These little pockets of magic were the highlights for me especially when Stephen was beginning to include Herman in his act, well practising. Oh wow, I wanted to clap and cheer when the magic happened, but I could imagine a theatre full of people silently watching the act where if would be quieter than a library. I would have loved to hear about so much more, but a good act always leaves the audience wanting that little extra and as this is going to be a series I am giddy about what will come next.
Romance is in the air between the pair but Stephen’s family have a curse that could end their romance before it has even really begun. I think there is some real heavy trouble brewing for the future. I haven’t really connected with the characters fully yet but the strong pull of further magic will have me coming back for more of this series.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda G. Hill was born and raised an only child in Southern Ontario, Canada. She credits the time she spent alone when she was growing up, reading books and building worlds and characters of her own to keep her company, as the reason she became a writer. A stay-at-home mom of three beautiful boys, Linda is a graduate of the Writing Program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario. Aside from caring for her family, she enjoys traveling the world, eating trout cooked on the barbecue, and, of course, reading.
Website : http://www.lindaghill.com/