Saturday, April 4, 2015

Defensive Magic by Kate Baray

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I am pleased to feature Kate Baray and Defensive Magic - book 3 from her Lost Library series.

After an exhausting trip to Europe, Lizzie and John come home wanting nothing more than peace and quiet. Instead, Lizzie finds a death threat on her pillow, and John must fight a challenger to his position as Texas Pack Alpha--and in his backyard. What will the neighbors think? 
Soon Lizzie and John find themselves fighting for their lives. But who is masterminding the attacks? Is it Lizzie's old arch-rival Worth? Or an even greater threat? 
And where is Lizzie and John's relationship headed now? 

Defensive Magic is third in the Lost Library (Paranormal Urban Fantasy) series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. 

My thoughts:
I truly enjoyed this story.  This was not my first Kate Baray read so I was expecting good things - I am thrilled to say it met and exceeded my expectations.  It is book 3 in the Lost Library series but it easily stands alone.  I suggest reading the series from the start - you will be pleased that you did.

The characters are wonderful.  The best part of any story, for me, is the characters.  Kate Baray does a fantastic job creating a wide range of characters for her books.  She makes you feel something about each of them, "good guys"and "bad".  It was easy to invest in all of them - regardless of how big a part they played.  John is great, but Lizzy was my favorite (if I had to choose just one to be a favorite).  She grows into her own in this story.  She deals with a variety of situations that challenge her beliefs - in the people in her life, in her mate, in herself, in her past, present, and future.  
I liked that we got a more in-depth look into John's world and his past, gives a little more understanding about the person he is and the way he lives his life.
The storyline keeps you reading and on the edge of your seat as the twising plot unfolds.  I found myself holding my breath, calling out "bad form!" as well as cheering when things went the way I wanted them too.
I recieved this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.  I will be buying the next book, Witch's Diary, as soon as it comes out on April 20, 2015.  (Click HERE to preorder on Amazon).  

 Bio Blurb:
Kate Baray writes paranormal and urban fantasy, frequently with a romantic twist. She writes and lives in Austin, Texas with her pack of pointers and a bloodhound. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but writing is her passion. When she’s not writing, she volunteers with a search and rescue team, sweeps up hairy dust bunnies, and watches British mysteries.

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***Other Works by Kate Baray***


Lizzie & John's Trilogy

Book 1: Lost Library

Book 2: Spirited Legacy

Book 3: Defensive Magic

Kenna & Max

Book 4: Witch's Diary


Clara & Logan

Story 1: Rage

Story 2: Forgiveness

Story 3: Love


Story 4: Revealed

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