Title ➷ Rogue Magic
Author ➷ Kit Brisby
Expected publication ➷ January 30th 2017
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ LGBTQI, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, M/M Romance
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 310 pages / 81,000 words
Price ➷ $4.99(US)
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion—with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he’s ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn’t pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose.
♦️ Riina’s Review:
First off I’d like to say that this is one of those books I’m insanely thankful to have gotten a chance to read. So good, so awfully real and thoroughly entertaining.
Thank you for writing this special little gem, Kit Brisby.
Maybe this is your first book or maybe you’re writing under a different name, either way, your book—Byron and Levi—made me a very happy puppy. It was a pleasure reading this story over the past couple of days, and I so wish they’d be back for more!
They’ll always remain in my memory, that’s for sure.
While the main focus of the book is magic, with ‘the bad guys’ trying to find a way to use mages to harvest said magic for energy, it’s all frighteningly real and felt more relatable than it should for a ‘made up’ story…
That’s what made it so good in a sad and scary way.
I thoroughly loved the writing style. The characters (all the sidekicks too).
The New-Adult vibe.
It has that feeling of a good, interesting and well done TV show, or movie. Not overflowing with action scenes from beginning to end but dotted with highlights here and there, a great cast, an interesting story with steadily building suspense that defies any attempt to put it down.
And an ending that literally blows it all to hell and back.
The romance between Byron and Levi is sweet, fun and tender. It’s slow, very slow, and doesn’t make up a lot of the book, but it’s always there. It’s essential to the story.
The events in the book kind of got to me.
The idea of using magic as energy source… the torturous reality of the fact that rich people will always make “us” believe their ideas and ideals are right even though they’re wrong AF. It’s all so real, it’s frightening. Even without magic, our world is as already fucked up as the one in the book. (Think hate crimes alone, and how it’s “all okay” apparently.)
It makes for a good story though, and that’s all people want, right?
Doesn’t matter how many innocent lives are ruined, how many people are killed because that’s what the majority thinks is right.
Anyway. Great book is a great book 🙂
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
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