No More Black Magic by A.L. Kessler ~ Review, Giveaway & Teaser Tuesday

A.L. Kessler has a new series, and I want you all to get onto this one! It is an Urban Fantasy, with a lot of fun characters!! 


Title: No More Black Magic
Author: A.L. Kessler
Series: Here Witchy Witchy #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: June 16th 2015
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Explosions, body parts, and black magic are all part of Abby Collins’ typical day. As the top Paranormal Investigation Bureau agent, she only gets the best cases, but when the Cult of Ra comes to play she might in be over her head. Finding a murderer while up against a hex, an overprotective coven, and a stubborn werewolf reminds her that nothing in the paranormal world is easy. As the death toll rises and a decades old crime, linked to Abby, is uncovered, disturbing information is brought to light. Abby must unlock an ancient language steeped in black magic to uncover the truth before the murderer comes for her.

A new Urban Fantasy read… and from an author I adore, YES PLEASE!! Picking up No More Black Magic was like a breath of fresh air for me, because I needed something to get me out of the contemporary streak I have been on. I will tell you it is a fast paced read, with plenty of action featuring a very determined and extremely busy female lead.

Abby is the kind of heroine I love in an Urban Fantasy. She is a very strong witch, and is a take charge kind of girl that likes to do things her own way. She works for the PIB (Paranormal Investigation Bureau) but also does jobs for her Vampire guardian, Levi. She is quickly thrown into a murder investigation and her leads take her in all directions.

The murder/mystery elements of this story were what kept me hooked. Abby would chase up every lead, and would find herself in danger constantly. Pursuing a rogue vampire, meeting with the local pack and stopping a cult of witches are just the tip of the iceberg! She would use any tool at her disposal as well: her sword, gun or her personal magic.

There were so many side characters introduced and each had their own influence in Abby’s life. Some proved where their loyalty lay, where as others are a little bit suspicious and I’m looking forward to getting more details on them in future books. I can see a couple of possible love interests for Abby too… so I am looking forward to more of that.

This was a fabulous start to this new series! I found myself eagerly flicking the pages to see what kind of trouble Abby would find herself in next. I liked how it was written in the first person’s perspective because I always seem to connect to characters easier when a book is written that way. I loved how fast paced the book was and I’m keen for the next book asap!



Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

“Step out of the room, if you hear me scream or fall or something, come back in.”
“Why out of the room?”
I licked my lips. “In case it explodes.”
“Is that a possibility?” He asked, all humor drained from his voice.
I looked at the paper, not touching it yet. “Yes, but these aren’t the same runes, so I don’t expect it. If it makes you feel better, just stand outside the doorway.”
“I think that might be a better option for us here.”

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A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance, urban fantasy and steampunk author residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, training two hyper dogs, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles.


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36 comments:

  1. I love when you get hooked to a series opener right away! I hope the instalments will be just as good. :)

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  2. I have my fingers crossed! This was really good!

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  3. This is my kind of UF where the romance takes a back seat so we can get a good grasp of the characters and the world. The author's name sounds familiar, I think I follow her on Twitter...

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  4. That is it exactly Braine! I really enjoyed how the world was built. Keen to get to know these characters more.

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  5. Naomi, thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you liked it!

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  6. Very possible! You totally made my day though by saying my name sounds familiar!

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  7. I do like the sound of that! Great review and teaser Naomi. :-)

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  8. I need to read something other than contemporary too :) This sounds awesome! I love a fast paced plot with a kick-butt female lead! My favorite perspective to read from is first person too. I connect so much better with the characters that way. Excellent Review Naomi :)


    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  9. Oh, I'm liking the sound of this one. Does the room blow up? I need to know.
    Thanks for sharing that great tease.

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  10. Angela ReadingCaveJune 9, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Sounds like my kinda of book! Great pick and a new series- girl you had me at new.

    My Teaser

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  11. Damn, it looks so good I might be tempted to preorder it, you got me !

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  12. I'm weak, I just preordered it, lol !

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  13. YAY! I hope you enjoy it. :) If you stop by the event on Facebook there's a contest for people who preorder! <3

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  14. You'll have to read to find out! :D

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  15. Now THAT is a cover - smokin' hot! I really didn't need to look further, because I think it told me all I need to know, but I looked anyway. lol I pinned it and added it to my reading list on Goodreads. She's a very prolific writer and I can't believe I have not read anything by her before and I will be looking through my booklist to see if I have. Thanks so much for sharing Naomi and I have *everything* crossed. LOL

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  16. Hi Sherry! Thank you for pinning it and adding it on Goodreads! Also thanks for stopping by my page! <3

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  17. My pleasure. :-)

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  18. Rogue vamps and non-stop action with a powerful witch in charge of things? Heck, yeah! This sounds perfect, Naomi :) Excellent review too <3

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  19. I haven't heard much about this one but good to hear that it kept you engaged and the secondary characters played their roles well

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  20. I've heard of this one, glad you liked it so much!:D

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  21. I tried clicking on your Facebook page and it said the page was broken? I also clicked on the Amazon and GoodReads links and they both went nowhere. This book sounds like it's right up my alley!

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  22. I'll try to, thanks for the tip ;)

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  23. So, you see love interests but nothing happening with them in this book? I love good paranormal and agree I need to read more of that too. Just still like kissing in there somewhere. ;)

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  24. You're welcome! I loved it and am keen for more!

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  25. Thanks Sharon! It was a very action packed read.

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  26. I used to read a lot of books in 3rd person, but 1st person brings you closer to the reader. It was nice to dive into something new!

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  27. Haha! There may be an explosion... anything is possible with Abby!

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  28. Haha! It is nice to have a refreshing new read!

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  29. Oh, I hope you enjoy it Red! It really is a great Witch urban fantasy!

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  30. Thanks Sherry! I hope you get a chance to read this one. It is a fun series! I love all the work that Amy has written, but this one has gotten under my skin!

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  31. I know, right? There is so much going on and I was on the edge of my seat!

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  32. They did Brandi. It was so much fun and I look forward to more from these characters and the world!

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  33. I hope you get a chance to pick it up!

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  34. Awww... that's no good :( they work for me. I hope you find it! It was a fun read and I think you would really like this one!

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  35. It's an Urban Fantasy and I think it will come in the next, it was interesting to see a bit of chemistry though.

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