Reigning Magicks by Candace Osmond & JJ King

“magic is neither black nor white, but full of color and purpose. It is up to use that purpose wisely.”

Reigning Magicks

by Candace Osmond & JJ King

Book 1 in the Witch In Time series

Goodreads Rating: 4.73 Stars

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Plot:

She’ll Reign Over His Heart…In This Time or Another
After decades of war, two hostile druid factions come close to a peace treaty that could save hundreds of lives. All they need is the hand of Princess Ashlynn to seal the deal, but the stubborn and powerful daughter of Clann Kavanagh’s High Priestess will have nothing of it.

Desperate to change her fate, Ashlynn ventures into the forbidden forest in search of an ancient spell. When the old magic goes awry, the princess finds herself thrown into the future and stranded in an unknown land.

With the help of a handsome and powerful Romani sorcerer, Ashlynn searches for answers and a way home even though every moment spent at Cian’s side makes Ashlynn less certain of her desires.

Now she must decide if the past is worth changing or if their future is worth fighting for.

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My Review:

My fingers will remain crossed that we see a resurgence of time travel romances. There is something very unique and comforting about them, especially ones very well written. A good time travel romance has the ability to have you hooked from page until the very last word of the book and that was the case with Reigning Magicks.

I had never read anything by JJ King but I have read another time travel fantasy romance by Candace Osmond before. In Reigning Magicks, the story kicks off with Ashlynn being highly upset that she is being married off to basically unite her familial clan with their rival clan. Ashlynn doesn’t want to marry someone she doesn’t love. You can tell she doesn’t even like the guy. So she sneaks off into the wood searching for the local seer, to see if she can help her. She finds the seer and is given this stone and basically told to go home, perform this specific ritual and she will be granted a wish. Ashlynn does all this and wishes that clans be united but not at the expense of her being married to someone she doesn’t want to be with. Next thing we know, she’s thrust over 300 years into the future.

I like the different spin the authors used for Ashlynn’s story. Typically with time travel stories, your main character travels backward in time. It was interesting to see this princess from the past, thrown into modern day and how much like a fish out of water she is but to also see her fall in love with modern conveniences.

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It doesn’t take long though for the thought of should Ashlynn return to the past and make things right start flowing through her mind. The authors wrote some pretty interesting twists into the story that I didn’t see coming, and I always love a good familial twist.

Reigning Magicks is a fast paced, short romance full of magic bursting at the seams. It will feel perfect as a fall read, and I highly recommend it. The second book is already out and the third book is scheduled to release on HALLOWEEN 2019 which feels like perfect timing.

xo.

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Friday Reads & #SmutAThon Plans

Happy Friday Friends. I have secretly always wanted to post Friday Reads here on the blog, but it was just not conducive to me working full time. Now that I’m not, I will definitely make it a priority to let you all know what my reading plans for the weekend consist of. So let’s shake things up a bit here on the blog, shall we?

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I recently finished Love In Cataline Cove by Brenda Jackson.

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This is my second ever Brenda Jackson romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it, although in the beginning, the story did move a little slow for my liking. I highly recommend it now, but just forewarning you, it feels a bit slow at first. Vashti is our heroine in Love in Catalina Cove. This is her hometown, although when we first meet her, she lives in New York City and has been recently let go from her job. She learns that her Aunt who passed away, left Vashti her bed and breakfast which leads her back home. Brenda Jackson is such an amazing storyteller. Her ability to weave the romance and the subplot together seems so effortless. Neither felt as though it overpowers the other, and I was on the edge of my seat in regards to both equally. It turned out to be such a great read.

On Kindle I am reading Reigning Magicks by Candace Osmond and JJ King.

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I am so loving this book. It is a time travel fantasy romance and just what I need at the moment. Once upon a time I would read a good time travel novel at anytime of the year, but now, as we slip into fall, and the entire season of fall, feels like the right time for time slippage novels. Ashlynn in the beginning of this book is arguing with her family who wants to marry her off to unite their clan and their rival clan together. Ashlynn is not having it. She sneaks off into the woods to find the witch she saw as a little girl and is given what she needs to basically grant a wish. Well, she does she what she’s told and is transported 300 years into the future. It is 300 years in the future where she meets Cian. I can’t get this book on my mind. When a time travel story is written well in my opinion, you’re torn between the now, and them traveling back to the time of their own. I’m loving it.

Ultimately, I would love to get Reigning Magicks finished, so I can completely dedicate my Saturday reading to SmutAthon which is hosted by Lainey and Riley. Go follow the Twitter account here, to keep up. This is one of my all time favorite readathons, which typically lasts a week, but the ladies surprised us with a very random 24 hour SmutAthon. I have a few reads I’d love to get to, but I also plan to take it kind of easy.

I have two audiobooks by Kendall Ryan downloaded who I’ve been wanting to read SOMETHING by ever since I read and loved Junk Mail by her.

First I have The Room Mate

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I also have The Bed Mate

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Both of these are less than 3 hours on audio so I should make it through them pretty quickly. I will also be reading the group read, Only For A Night by Naima Simone.

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This past week was my first weekend back to being an online student, and the amount of reading as a History student is insane. I am very much looking forward to some reading for pleasure this weekend. Let me know what you’re hoping to get to, and anything you’d recommend I give a try.

xo.

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