Download eBook The Magpie LordAuthor K.J. Charles –

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A Lord In Danger A Magician In Turmoil A Snowball In HellExiled To China For Twenty Years, Lucien Vaudrey Never Planned To Return To England But With The Mysterious Deaths Of His Father And Brother, It Seems The New Lord Crane Has Inherited An Earldom He S Also Inherited His Family S Enemies He Needs Magical Assistance, Fast He Doesn T Expect It To Turn Up AngryMagician Stephen Day Has Good Reason To Hate Crane S Family Unfortunately, It S His Job To Deal With Supernatural Threats Besides, The Earl Is Unlike Any Aristocrat He S Ever Met, With The Tattoos, The Attitude And The Way Crane Seems Determined To Get Him Into Bed That S Definitely UnusualSoon Stephen Is Falling Hard For The Worst Possible Man, At The Worst Possible Time But Crane S Dangerous Appeal Isn T The Only Thing Rendering Stephen Powerless Evil Pervades The House, A Web Of Plots Is Closing Round Crane, And If Stephen Can T Find A Way Through It They Re Both Going To Die Warning Contains Hot M M Sex Between A Deeply Inappropriate Earl And A Very Confused Magician, Dark Plots In A Magical Version Of Victorian England, Family Values Not The Good Kind , And A Lot Of Swearing

10 thoughts on “The Magpie Lord

  1. says:

    riotously funny and also hot.bless my molly little stars this was hysterical.the joy i found in this pulled me right out of my hermit hole and onto a keyboard to go write things.gingerly.because this one passage had me chortling so hard the cat sleeping on my belly had to stab me in four places at once to keep from being undulated right off the bed twice.these characters are marvelous dialogue like oscar wilde on absinthe.never mind the sexual congress always being interrupted by the inconvenient appearance of some random crofter or parson or hedge witch the sexual tension was off the sex drive goes to hell when i m down, but with this i sprung a boner for the first time in, like, hundreds of years so recommended i can t even just go quickly s AU victorian ridonk madness, and i loved every word.____________________ hours and it was wicked haaad, too.

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    I like m m I like fantasy I like Victorian Gothic I wrote an m m Victorian Gothic fantasy Well, someone had to If you re wondering what s the deal with the magpiesBritish people count magpies There s a rhyme everyone knows, of which the most common variant starts, One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy This book began its life when I pointed to three magpies in the park and told my daughter, Look, three for a girl, and she said, But how did they know I d be here Which got me thinking about what would happen if the magpies did know, and what magpie magic would entail, and what sort of things might happen to a man haunted by magic he didn t understand, and where he might turn for help Because there are some fairly creepy magpie rhymes out thereOne for sorrow Two for mirth Three for a wedding Four for a birth Five for rich Six for poor Seven for a witch, I can tell you no .Eight for a babe buried in the earthNine for a feastingTen for a dearthI hope you enjoy it Crane and Stephen s story continues in A Case of Possession.

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    What do I say and how many times can I say I loved it I was enthralled with Magpie, its a sensational story Lucien and Stephen are gorgeous MC s and their sizzling hot and bothered loving is so passionately, perfect Eerie magpies, brilliant and fresh writing, creepy, gripping witchery Best of all, is the unforgettable and awesome tattoos, damn fascinating and magically twisty, I never saw that coming and it surprised the hell out of me Can t wait for the sequel, if it was available now I would have pounced, its that bloody good.

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    4.85 stars rounded up to 5 starsThis is another book that I will not even consider without the reviews from my Goodreads friends Historical is not my genre of choice so any titles with historical tag will be low priority for me However, I am a huge fan of mystery and paranormal Contemplating the positive reviews and the fact that this story had paranormal mystery element, I decided to take the plunge.And what a delightful surprise it wasThe story opened with Crane trying to commit suicide it wasn t because he wanted to do it, he was persuaded by force of evil Merrick, Crane s manservant, told his Lord to look for help from a shaman Entered Stephen Day, a magic practitioner who had every reasons to hate Crane for the sins of Crane s father But Stephen realized that Crane was not his father and he ended up helping Crane to find out the root of evil that had almost took Crane s life.From the first page, I was immediately hooked This story had PLOT people It also had witty banters, engaging horror mystery infused with magic and tales and ghosts, BAMF manservant yes, you, Merrick , captivating characters, and DELICIOUS sexual tension between the two men The sex scenes were amazingly hot too Crane and Stephen seemed to prefer NOT using beds There prefer using vertical surface and one memorable desk Oh, the story that desk can tell They were RAWR kind of scenes and it made me all melty and tingly and wanted to fan myself despite reading this in an centralized air con room The words, the words were pretty too I was in love with it And THAT climax of an ending, I wish ALL books end like that I do have FEW trivial complaints First, regarding the reveal of the bad guys In mystery suspense, I do love being surprised However, at the same time, I would like to be guided in the process Throw in some clues and then red herrings along the way and I will be one happy girl when I come to the finish line In here though, few of the major villains are disclosed in the 11th hour without any prior introduction It reduced the fun of deducing even if I wasn t a detective.Second, some of the teaser information is not fully explained in the end We got the tease on Crane being forced to have a very large and expensive tattoo He was about to tell but he stopped and the issue wasn t raised again It will be nice to have it told it will give me a deeper understanding about Crane and his background, similar to when Merrick told Mrs Bell on why he was so loyal to Crane We also got the cheeky tease of what happened with the champagne in China But also never fully explained I wanted to know Having said that, this is quite trivial because I assume we can still get the teasers explained in book 2.Third, this was definitely MY personal issue I could be annoying like that I wasn t too fond of Crane referring to Stephen as little man Maybe because Stephen and I shared the same height It made me want to straighten up my spine, and defended my height to all you tall people So in conclusion engaging, arousing, at times frightening, and most definitely entertaining In the grand scheme of things, the minor complaints can t stop me from giving my rounded up perfect 5 shining stars Because this is what an excellent story is made of a combination of well prepared idea, well plotted execution, and well written characters Simply one of my favorites from a debut author this year I am definitely looking forward to book 2 coming in January.PS Thanks for bringing this up to my timeline Vio and others Thanks for doing buddy read with me, Kate, Jenn, Sunny.

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    This was my first M M Romance and I can t believe how much I enjoyed it I would never have tried this genre or this author it weren t for my 2 GR friends MsSmartarse and Roxana who convinced me to give The Magpie Lord a try after praising this series like two teenage fangirls After I read it I understood why and I think I might join the fanclub I am not usually a fan of romance but if you throw in some fantasy and a set the novel in Victorian London then I might catch the bait Which I did Lucien Vaudrey returns to London from his forced exile in Shanghai in order to assume his role as Lord Crane after his father and brother died in suspicious circumstance Soon after his return he starts to have suicidal tendencies and is stopped in the last moments by his loyal valet Realizing something unnatural is going on, the new lord hires a local shaman to help him survive Magician Stephen Day hates Lord Crane s family for food reasons and struggles to put his duty first and deal with the supernatural threats To his surprise, his client does not resemble his despiteful family and will realize with surprise that they are start to become very attracted to each other I enjoyed the relationship between the two of them and the smut I appreciated that there was a good balance between the plot and the love story The length was also perfect A guilty pleasure to which I ll come back to.

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    3.5 stars I deeply regret to announce that this review is probably going to be all over the place Not all my fault, though.Because, confidence I wanted to write a charm recipe review for this book, because obviously, this hysterical story called for it or, made me think it was a good idea so as I m not expert on witchcraft understatement of the year , of course I thought Hey, Google is your friend on this So I gently typed something along the lines of, love spell recipe , and bloody hell Let me tell you, Google knows its job Anyway, I clicked on links, I started forgetting why the hell I was looking at this rubbish no offense for those who believe in that that s not my fault, my mind is Cartesian by essence All of that is to say that unfortunately I won t be able to write a spell review, whatever that means They lost me at incoherent crap Repeat this in rhythmic pulses as you stir and combine the ingredients so far. Yeah, how about no But Good Lord, the first adventures of Crane and Stephen were just insanely delicious Keyword being insanely Or delicious I don t really know There s just something so terribly appealing in a story that allows you to escape the real world so quickly In all honestly, I struggled to understand what the hell was going on at first, but thanks to Crane s wonderful sarcasm, it was never a bother Guys GUYS That man s sardonic humor is just fucking perfection Seriously, after two pages I knew that I would make a feast of his deadpan retorts As for Stephen, except for the fact that the endless repetition of his short and boyish stature annoyed me I GET IT The guy is 5 I KNOW You said it already This is NOT attractive to make him weak GAH , well, I have to admit that he was full of surprises and I m eager to discover about him in the sequel If the character development was a little lacking, I m feeling lenient because it was so very short and only the first book I guess we ll see The growth of their relationship was well handled and never overwhelming, but quite the opposite there s a curse to unravel, after all, and a very captivating at that Completely unputdownable This said, the villains lacked depth in my opinion I didn t feel anything towards them, because I didn t have the time to.Now, I do have complaints about the sex scenes, and it happens in so many books that I m starting to think that I must be in the minority on this Things go like that Crane I m going to f ck you senselessStephen Oooh yesAnna Crane But I want you to begAnna OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD This puts me off EVERY TIME Look, I m obviously glad that consent is sought and all, but all that talking during sex throws me off Less talk, action please Moreover, I didn t like at all the first rapprochement of Crane and Stephen, sexually wise the quick switch between anger and lust made me feel uncomfortable because it is not something in what I believe I know that many, many books love relating how close these feelings are but the fact is, I genuinely don t get it When someone is mad at me, I do not feel desire I am pissed off, plain and simple Scared, maybe Never, ever, excited Granted, the situation was well handled view spoiler Crane stopped hide spoiler

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    OMGtardiness is my pet peeve and I m SO LATE to the party I ve seen you all read and rave over this book and I really wanted to read itI swear I did But, you knowI justdon t love historicals And I don t love paranormal And and.all this other fluffy stuff was calling out to me boink that s me hitting myself upside the head Silly girl Silly, silly girl What a FUN read And not just fun, but CREEPY And not just fun and creepy, but HOT And not just fun and creepy and hot, but HILARIOUS I loved the story premise.I loved CraneCrane, he makes me laugh, and he s sexy as all get out, but there s somethingsadabout himthat makes me want to shower all my affection onto him.I loved Stephenthe little man ok, honestly, I could have done with a few less little man descriptions It made me feel defensive for him This guy is STRENGTH and POWER personified And his I will not leave you I won t let anything happen to you declarations make me SWOON I loved Merrick Scratch that I LOVE Merrick Mine He s mine And I wish I could get of HIS story I felt the mystery portion of the story did a fantastic build up but I was slightly disappointed at the resolution It felt a little out of left field, and I was slightly confused But, me not so smart So, it s my issue I m so excited to find out there will be books 2 and 3 in the series There s such a charm to this book and to the characters What a treat Ohand speaking of treatsCraneand the tattoo reveals HOLY MUTHER OF ALL THAT IS SEXY AND YUMMY IN THE WORLD Ami reviewed this for the blog along w a great interview of the author KJ Charles Check it out here

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    Love Sex Magic sigh love that song And this book totally put me in the mood for it.But in context to this book, it s like Magic, SexLove, maybe I m sure by now you ve read and seen multiples of people losing their minds for this book Body parts and fluids in awe of this book Buzz, buzz buzz The overtaking of everyone s news feeds, I secretly dubbed it Magpie gate.When books are super popular, so soon since it s release and everyone lays 5 star reviews like free candy, I usually go and plan on reading said buzz book later months later if possible But I was nudged to read this sooner And I am so happy that I did.Cause it was really good I m a story girl I m not one to look for literary masterpieces because it just leads to disappointment I love a good story, I like telling it, hearing it and reading it The Magpie Lord is top notch It s word porn, book crack, literary sugar with 10 words.My second favorite historical time period for romances Victorian especially done well K.J Charles did a wonderful job tying in a paranormal magical edge to this time period It s not typically a period one thinks of as sexy But the story oozed sexual tension, fast paced twists and memorable characters It was magical suspense meets Victorian England meets a secret world meets adventure meets man on man sexual intensity And interesting world and magical culture building.I ve read MF romances with big blonde haired sardonic rakehells that seduce all to get their way, verbally or sexually, makes no difference I enjoy heroes like that You can find one in Lucien, Lord Crane, the tradesman earl Lucien embodies my favorite silver tongued hero Plus he is a connoisseur of men and is unapologetic about it Score When I fuck you, Mr Day, it will not be briefly It will be long and hard and extremely thorough I m going to take pains with you C mon, that s a trouser dropper if I ve ever read I can not blame poor little ginger haired Stephen Day, magician not to be underestimated, for succumbing to the the Lucien steam That man is lethal with his tongue.And Stephen Adored him I always root for the quiet MC s because they usually have something up their sleeves to surprise you Stephen definitely did And even when staring in the face of doom, he kept a clear head and faced his battles head on.Loved Stephen.Want Lucien.And to the author, for an excellent debut I highly recommend If you re on the fence, embrace this buzz book It s actually worth the read Ends with a HFN could be ending with the promise of .Now I have wait until January for book 2

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    Actual rating 3.75 stars Okay, let s get a few things straight before we begin YES, I did read this book semi willingly.And YES, I nearly almost practically rated it 4 bloody shrimping stars.And YES, I am actually going to read the next book in the series.So please go ahead and do all the gasping and fainting you need to do right now, so that we can move on and stuff Thank thee kindly Nicely done A question, though what s with the feathers, my Little Barnacles I mean, last time I checked arthropods didn t look like chickens and stuff You re a weird bunch of decapods, you know.So I didn t DNF or hate the fish out of this book because It s a delightfully improbable mix of paranormal stuff, Victorian stuff, mystery stuff and M M romance stuff All things improbable are slightly awesome, ergo slightly awesome this book is Logic is me, you say Yes, I am well aware of the fact. It s light but deliciously entertaining and fun and enjoyable and delectable and stuff It s also fast paced and there s magic and ghosts and villains, oh my Okay, so the mystery isn t of the perplexingly baffling kind, and I m sure my old pal Hercule would have solved it in less time it takes to say unleash the crustaceans, Fleet Admiral DaShrimp BUT One cannot read ALL profoundly deep material ALL the time One has to let the little grey cells rest and relax once in a while and stuff Otherwise they might viciously retaliate by going all we ve had it We re on bloody shrimping strike on your ass pincers and stuff So this book is the quite perfect destination when an Over Heated Little Head Holiday OHLH is in order Yes, this book is definitely the ideal candidate for days when you feel a teensy little bit like Ha ha bloody HA I m not the smiling type Much less the laughing type I find the habit to be quite repulsive, to be honest But this little book right here had me chuckling and giggling and snickering and cackling and chortling and guffawing and snorting in the most elegantly gleeful way Yes it did The Positively Edible Lord Crane PELC is exquisitely sarcastic and witty and funny and stuff He jests and quips and gibes so lusciously it makes my pincers click uncontrollably Not to mention the Outrageously Rambunctious Heating Effect ORHE his mere presence has on my exoskeleton TPEMC is a lord with the body and mouth of a sailor, you see Hence lots of yummilicious swearing to be expected And tattoos Lots of, um, intriguing tattoos And a hot body, too But it s his titillating mind I m in love with, undeniably I couldn t care less about his physical appearance Or the fact that he can get quite creative with desks, walls and rose gardens And I certainly don t give a fish about his undying charm Or his take no prisoners attitude towards flirtation It s his brilliant intellect is what I m lusting after here So Poof, Gone, Harem PGF and stuff Obviously Sorry, what Lord Crane is gay, you say So what I m an equal opportunity kind of girl and I don t judge I don t share, either Not sorry, Tiny Stephen Besides, I m pretty sure he ll embrace his bisexuality with merriment the moment he meets me, so there Problem solved and stuff. No, I did not kill this book dead despite the Disgusting Romance of Doom and Oblivion DRoDaO No no no no no, my Little Barnacles Lose consciousness on me again you shall not We re done with the fainting epidemic, remember Now get a grip and stop interrupting me, will you So Since finishing this book, I ve been trying to figure out why to this romance wasn t quite as allergy inducing as its colleagues A fact that is most puzzling indeed, you have to admit The following conclusion finally reach I did M M Romance is not as ridiculously lovey dovey as M F Crap Also, slooooooooow burn Also, also, bloody shrimping hot sex And the moral of this No Need to Contact GR Support The Fluffy Siberian Bunnies Have Not Hacked My Account Again and This is Really Nefarious Little Me Writing this Crappy Non Review Crappy Non Review NNtCBRSTFSBHNHMAAaTiRNLMWtCNRCNRCNR is magpies Kaldar YUM QED and stuff Book 2 A Case Of Possession to be read. Pre review nonsense Don t look at me, the MacHalos forced me to read this And threatened to put a bullet in my lovely little head if I didn t rate it than 3.5 stars What a cunningly vicious little bunch they are.Historical Paranormal Mystery M M Romance Yes, that is a thing And quite a scrumpalicious one at that.My thoughts exactly Full Magic and Magpies and Tattoos and Champagne Fingers and Hahaha and Well that Was Slightly Hot Oh My Crappy Non Review MaMaTaCFaHaWtWSHOMCNR to come.

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    Review also found at Dust Off Your MacHalo Blog.This is my first review in 2018 It was a buddy read with my MacHalo ladies surprise surprise This year, we are doing themes for our books of the month and January was paranormal romance The Magpie Lord was the winner.This book also fits one of the challenges in the 2018 Madcap MacHalo Fantabulous Bookish Challenge Extravaganza MMFBCE Mystery and Mischief One down, eleven to go The Magpie Lord is a paranormal mystery with romance It s about a man named Crane or Lord Crane, as he has recently inherited an earldom and a justiciar named Stephen Day, who is basically a magician or mage or whatever you would like to call it.Someone is trying to kill Crane and they are using magic to do it Dirty, dark magic Warlocks.The story is about Crane and Day trying to figure out who is doing it and why and during the investigation, sparks fly The romance is a rather slow burn, but there is a steamy scene towards the end But it works quite well because who needs all that angst and lovey dovey stuff, anyway The writing is great and set in a sort of slightly reimagined Victorian times, I believe There are trains and such, but candles are still used for lighting.This isn t a very complex mystery, but I did enjoy the rather satanic warlocks and their grotesque methods of magicking What can I say, I like dark stuff I d like to find out world building about the ether and how the magic in this world works, but this was solid start to a series and actually much better than a lot of first book in series books.Crane and Day are a great couple and complement each other well They are very different, yet enough alike to be intriguing and sexy.I m in for book two for sure