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SHADES OF MEMORY BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS

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“Exceptional!” –Jill Smith, RT Book Reviews on The Diamond City Magic series

Riley’s lost the last damned thing she’s willing to lose. She’s declaring war and prisoners are optional.

After escaping the FBI, Riley and her family have become fugitives, and not just from the law. Every bad guy on the planet wants a piece of Riley. Gregg has been kidnapped. Worse than that, Price’s newly discovered magic is dangerously out of control, and her own is trying to kill her. She has little time to worry about any of that before all hell breaks loose in Diamond City, and she finds herself smack dab in the crossfire.

With the clock ticking down, Riley gathers her friends and family to execute a Hail Mary plan that will pit them against seven of the most dangerous thugs in Diamond City, a serial killer, Riley’s psychopath father, and a mysterious billionaire with plans of his own. If she succeeds, she makes herself an even bigger target. If she fails, everybody she cares about dies.

But the shadows hold danger even Riley will never see coming . . . .

Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen fantasy and urban fantasy novels. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. Shades of Memory is the fourth book in her exciting new urban fantasy series–The Diamond City Magic Novels.

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Another Awesome read! The characters and story line are well-developed. Riley, Price and her family have escaped the FBI, but Price’s brother Gregg is still in their custody. They have to find a way to release him. Riley will make a decision that will affect all of Diamond City. Price also has to learn how to control his new-found power or he will end up destroying Diamond City. Riley will also push her powers to the limit. This is such a great book and series. I recommend it to everyone! I give Shades of Memory (The Diamond City Magic Novels) 5/5 stars.

 

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WHISPER OF SHADOWS by DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS

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Will the Whisper of Shadows pull Riley in?

War is coming . . .

When the FBI uses an anti-magic law to arrest and torture Riley’s boyfriend, they have no idea what hell they are about to unleash. If Riley can’t rescue Clay before he breaks, the result will be a disaster of epic proportions.

With time running out, Riley and her family must rely on two people more likely to stab them in the back than actually help. And, even if Riley manages the rescue, she’s still got to deal with two kidnappings and the return of her dad from the dead–the same dad who’d been willing to see her dead to protect his secrets.

What’s a girl to do? Kick ass, take names, and protect those she cares about at all costs.

“The characters and the world building are fantastic.” –Book Junkiez on Edge of Dreams

“Good pacing, a complex and layered plot, and intriguing characters illustrate why the author delivers such amazing reads!” –Jill Smith, RT Book Reviews on Edge of Dreams

“A kickass thrill ride with magic, sex, guns, and mystery.”–John Hartness, Bestselling Author of The Black Knight Chronicles on Trace of Magic

Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy.Whisper of Shadows is the third book in her exciting new urban fantasy series–The Diamond City Magic Novels.

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Whisper of Shadows (The Diamond City Magic Novels) is the third book in the Diamond city magic novels. The writing is beautifully done. It starts out with Riley attending dinner with Price at her Step-mothers house with her family. When dear old Dad decides to show up. Riley doesn’t trust her Dad, because he got married soon after her Mom was killed and later leaves his wife and children with out a word. He warns her that the FBI wants Price. This is when they her knocking on the door. Her Dad leaves before the FBI are let into the house. Price is then taken into custody and Riley goes to tell Price’s brother that he has been taken in. When Riley and Price’s brother is being chased on their way to see Price, they find out that they want Riley also. This book has a lot of action through out the book. Riley will test her magic to the limit. I was hooked from the very first chapter. Will they be in time to save Price or will they be captured also. Will the Whisper of Shadows (The Diamond City Magic Novels) pull Riley in? If you have not started this series, I recommend that you do. I give Whisper of Shadows (The Diamond City Magic Novels) 5/5 stars.

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PARANORMAL ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW- EDGE OF DREAMS BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS

edge of dreams by diana pharaoh francis
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Publication Date: April 15, 2015
Diana Pharaoh Francis delivers a downright terrific read.” —Devon Monk, nationally Bestselling Author of Hell Bent on Trace of Magic

“A vividly written world of magic and kick-ass action.” —D. B. Reynolds, author of the Vampires in America Series

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
And a pound of flesh.

Magical tracking expert Riley Hollis is on a mission to save five teenagers lost inside a mountain. But nothing is what it seems, and soon Riley finds herself bruised, bloodied, and embroiled in a battle to bring down a sadistic criminal dealing in human souls and the darkest of magics.

Her only hope may be to swallow her pride and ask for help from her not-quite-ex-boyfriend and his notorious brother—Tyet criminal boss, Gregg Touray. Even that may not be enough to protect her. Something has gone very wrong in the trace dimension and in Riley’s head.

If she doesn’t figure out how to handle the past, the present, the trace, and the bad guys, the road to hell is going to look like a great alternative.

Diana Pharaoh Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. Edge of Dreams is the second in her exciting new urban fantasy series—The Diamond City Magic novels.

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EDGE OF DREAMS is a fast paced and fun read. The characters and the world building are fantastic. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next. Riley is asked to find five teenagers who have gone into the mines. These mines are where they mine Sparkle Dust. A drug that is very powerful and addictive. If you take too much, you will turn into a wraith and eventually disappear. She does not expect one of her own to turn on her. Now she must get out of the mines before she gets addicted to Sparkle dust and kill the one responsible in making it.  I love Riley and her determination to break boundaries with her magic, and learning she can do more than she expected. I recommend this book and series to everyone.  I give EDGE OF DREAMS 5/5 STARS.

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BOOK REVIEW- “TRACE OF MAGIC” BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS

TRACE OF MAGIC BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS
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Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Even the most powerful tracers can’t track you if the magical trace you leave behind is too old. But I can track almost anything, even dead trace. That makes me a unicorn, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Loch Ness Monster all rolled into one. In a word, I am unique. A very special snowflake. And if anyone ever finds out, I’ll be dead or a slave to one of the Tyet criminal factions.

Riley Hollis has quietly traced kidnapped children and quietly tipped the cops to their whereabouts one too many times. Now she’s on the radar of Detective Clay Price, a cop in the pocket of a powerful magic Tyet faction. When he blackmails her into doing a dangerous trace for him, Riley will have to break every rule that keeps her safe. Or become a Tyet pawn in a deadly, magical war.

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TRACE OF MAGIC is a great start to a new series. The characters are well-developed, with a storyline that gives a new twist on magic. Riley Hollis is one of the most powerful magic tracers, but if the Tyet faction finds out they will want to recruit her. Saying NO to the Tyet is not an option. So, Riley downplays her magic and comes off as a mediocre tracer, but when Detective Clay Price hires her to do a trace, he ends up finding out that there is more to Riley that he thought. When his case and the kidnapping of her sister’s Ex-fiancée collide all HELL breaks loose. On the run from the people who want to kill them,  Riley and Clay get a little closer in their relationship. The ones that want them dead, might also be the ones who had her mother killed. One day she will find out exactly what happened to her mother and make them pay. I love this story and cannot wait until the next book to see what is in store for Riley. I have always loved Diana Pharaoh Francis‘ books, and I know you will love this one.  I give TRACE OF MAGIC 5/5 stars.

 

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