Sinful Magic by Jennifer Lyon: Review

Format: Paperback, 360 pagesPublished: May 31st 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published May 18th 2011) ISBN:  0345520084 (ISBN13: 9780345520081)Edition language: EnglishOriginal title: Sinful MagicSeries: Wing Slayer Hunters #4
Format: Paperback, 360 pages
Published: May 31st 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published May 18th 2011)ISBN: 0345520084 (ISBN13: 9780345520081)
Edition language: English
Original title: Sinful Magic
Series: Wing Slayer Hunters #4

Synopsis from Goodreads: Roxanne “Roxy” Banfield refuses to be like her mother, a fertility witch who uses sex as nothing more than a magical weapon. Roxy rejects that life and is determined to become mortal to pursue her dream of real love and a family. All she has to do is avoid meeting the one man whose sensuality can release her powers. But steering clear of this magnetic stranger is easier said than done.
Wing Slayer Hunter Kieran “Key” DeMicca channels the dark violence that lives inside him into a popular comic book series about an ancient dragon named Dyfyr, but only Key knows that Dyfyr is real. Lately he finds himself drawing images of a young woman in peril, and assumes that she’s just a product of his imagination—until he meets Roxy. Struck by her beauty and her resemblance to his sketches, he feels compelled to protect her. As steamy magic, lethal danger, and timeless love collide, Roxy must become what she swore she would never be—and awake a part of Key that will threaten to destroy them both.

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review: Sinful Magic is the latest installment in Jennifer Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunter series.  Roxy Banfield has two goals: 1) to sign Kieran DeMicca and his graphic novel series to a long-term development contract for movie and TV and; 2) to never, ever give in to her fertility-witch nature and become like her mother.  So far, so good!  Goal number one is well within reach as Kieran DeMicca is attending the Comic Expression Conference and goal number two can certainly be reached as long as Roxy manages to stay away from the one man who can trigger her latent fertility-witch abilities.  Unfortunately for Roxy that man is Kieran DeMicca.  Balls!

Kieran DeMicca is the most unlikely Wing Slayer Hunter.  Oh, he’s got the build, the aggression, and the thirst for witch blood but what he truly loves is his art.  Since he was child, Kieran has managed to channel much of his aggression and anger into his art work.  As an adult, Kieran has turned his talent into a money-making graphic novel series about a dragon named Dyfyr.  For Kieran, Dyfyr is more than just a creature of his imagination; he is a being that has always been a part of Kieran and his life.  In fact, in Kieran’s darkest and most desperate moments, he is sure that Dyfyr has simply taken over and saved his life.  What more could a man ask for?

Kieran and Roxy’s lives collide when he spots the hot little redhead across the room at the Comic Expression Conference.  Roxy also spots Kieran but her reaction to him is much, more dramatic.  While Kieran is perfectly willing to make Roxy’s acquaintance, Roxy is perfectly willing to run fast and furiously in the other direction.  Fate has other plans for Roxy Banfield and she soon realizes that not only is Kieran the man who will trigger her fertility witch abilities but he is also a man that she simply can’t leave behind.  The problem, OK problems?  Dyfyr is quite upset at the prospect of Roxy being in Kieran’s life; Roxy is going to have to accept her nature if she is to survive; Kieran must accept that he is not the only being that loves Roxy; and the rogue Hunters are back in force and they want Roxy at all cost.

The Bottom Line: Once the plot begins to unfold, the reader is taken on a wild ride that involves lots of violence, one seriously pissed off dragon, some steamy sex, and a whole host of people willing to rally around Kieran and Roxy to help them survive the threats they face.  Roxy is one tough chick and she manages to hold her own in the face of danger.  With Kieran and Dyfyr by her side she is nearly unstoppable.  While the long-term plot is certainly continued in this novel and in no danger of wrapping up anytime in the near future, there are also several little clues and hints as to the shorter-term plots that are on the horizon.  I am absolutely ready for more Wing Slayer Hunter novels.  Bring on Ram, Linc, and Eli’s stories, Jennifer Lyon.  I can take it 🙂

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