Veiled Menace (Veiled Magic) Review Post

Published April 18, 2017 by bookbesties

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From the author of Veiled Magic and the Baba Yaga novels comes an exciting new paranormal romance…

Since Witches came out of the broom closet in the early twenty-first century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world…

Witch and police officer Donata Santori is no stranger to magical mayhem, but lately her life has been unexpectedly charmed. Her job as a Ghost Yanker now includes the occasional paranormal investigation, and she’s advancing her magical abilities with the help of an ancestor’s treasured spell book. And while both of her former love interests—reclusive half-Dragon art forger Peter Casaventi and disgraced Shapechanger Magnus Torvald—are nowhere to be found, she’s not averse to being wined and dined by wealthy businessman Anton Eastman.

But Eastman isn’t what he seems, and what he wants from Donata is far more than she’s willing to give. When a mysterious relic, the Pentacle Pentimento, resurfaces, along with Peter’s Dragon father and a shocking Santori family secret, Donata must fight to save herself, her friends, and just maybe the fate of the world from a magic as old as it is dangerous…

Includes an exclusive preview of the next Broken Rider novel, Dangerously Divine

I have read several of Deborah Blake’s books and have loved each one.  The world she created has nicely integrated with our world and I can see her characters walking around and blending in as I see people on the streets.  One thing with her female characters, I can see that they are kick ass forces that can have a major effect on the world, but they never have enough confidence in themselves.  Donata fits just along these lines.  Her area of expertise is a pretty awesome area of study, but she doesn’t have that self propelling confidence that will boost her into unstoppableness; but I am confident that she will have it by the end of the book.

There is vital information that is given, but tends to do so in large sections of the story line that personally cause me to fade off a little until I get back into the action.  And I haven’t personally done it, but working for 15 years as a Spiritual Witness Retrieval Specialist would be too taxing on my emotions.  I would go home and curl up with a bottle of bourbon and cry myself to sleep having to hear the horribleness that a person has inflicted on another.

I can say that I was happy with the way the book ended and left more to come and I loved the sneak peek into her other series(Which I love) Broken Rider: Dangerously Divine

stars 4

Bookbesties: Heather

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