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Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Deanna Chase
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Book Description

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, brings you the first book in the Crescent City Fae series.

It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.

Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.

In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.

Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust. Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.


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"It's a riveting tale of mistrust, double dealing and danger and the action doesn't stop. Every time I thought I had an idea of what was going to happen Deanna threw in another twist to keep me confused." - Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
"Ms. Chase has invented a rich world of magically infused cupcakes, faerie tree huggers, Shih Tzu-Wolf shape shifters and a mafia-like vampire family who keep getting in everyone's dark way." The Urban Book Thief

Product Details

  • File Size: 1025 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bayou Moon Press LLC (March 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQ3C9PO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,257 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I actually purchased this book as part of a bundle called Magic After Dark and had to look up the author so that I could write a review. Especially after I saw how many high reviews it received. If you are a fan of Urban Para/Sci-Fi/Fantasy than you know this book. With a too stupid too live "heroine" with extremely rigid morals bumbling her way through a million and one supposed plot twist that you can see coming a mile away. Wait - you mean the bad guy was actually not bad and was actually a patsy for the real bad guy that will appear later in the series? No way! You mean to tell me the guy she's liked forever and who has acted irrationally the entire book actually likes her too and ask her out on a date on the last page? Get out! Even though the main character has made naive and undeniably stupid decisions, cannot take care of herself- her crew still follows her lead - cause she's pretty, has wings and guess what, she bakes! The main character is a sheltered moron and I couldn't get past that. I've never been a fan of the bumbling idiot heroine but there too many better written versions for anyone to have to suffer through this. If you are looking for a slightly dumb baking magical person, I suggest Meghan Diodge's Dowser series
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review - Influential Magic March 9, 2013
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Influential Magic

Crescent City Fae – Book One

by Deanna Chase

Review by d c mallory

4 out of 5 stars

Have you ever wondered how the world would be if the supernatural species were out of the closet? Have you wondered how they would police their own kind, since they would obviously be more than the human police could handle? And how would all the different species interact with one another?

In this book, Influential Magic, which is the first book in a new series called Crescent City Fae, Deanna Chase gives us her views on this subject.

This book is not young adult, but I would think it could be read by anyone sixteen years and older. It is in the Urban Fantasy genre.

I was first introduced to Deanna Chase and her writing though the Jade Calhoun series. While both of these series deal with supernatural creatures in New Orleans, this book’s main topic are the Fae. While I enjoy the Jade Calhoun series, I believe the Crescent City Fae will be the better series of the two.

With the supernaturals falling under an entity known as the “Arcane,” and the Vampires holding the upper hand of all the races, there is friction created right off the bat. Throw in a Fae woman who was gifted above her fellows in senses dealing with the Arcane, an old murder dealing with her twin brother, and a twisted plot filled with betrayal and deceit from all parties involved, and you have Influential Magic. And, of course, we must not leave out the form-shifting Shih Tzu.

There were several different goals in this book that the author had to try to successfully meet.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fae, vampires and wonderful sidekicks May 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh boy. Apparently I've done something right lately. Or maybe Luck/Fate decided I needed some cheering up, because seriously - whichever book I decide to read at the moment is more than just a great read. Influential magic is one of those. To tell you the truth; please keep it that way!! Promise to behave if you do! :-)

We are thrown into the story right when Willow is about to leave her mother and go back to New Orleans, her childhood friend Talisen is saying goodbye to her in the airport. There's always been a spark between Talisen and Willow, but neither has responded to it, mainly out of respect for Beau's (Willow's twin brothers) memory. And to be frank, Willow likes Talisen (a lot), but she's seen what kind of playboy he is, never keeping anything serious with a girl, and she don't want (or need) to get her heart broken like that. Besides, she's barely over David - her latest boyfriend, who didn't even have the courage to end it with her face-to-face, but texted her. Yup, ladies - you read right. He TEXTED her. And they dated for a YEAR. What a guy, huh?

It turns out David have a very good reason for doing that to Willow, but that's a different story. Anyways... When Willow comes back home, she is instantly thrown into a mission to help her partner (BFF & roommate), Phoebe tracking down a vampire. Turns out, the vampire wants something neither of them contemplated; Willow. And all this puts things into motion; losing her partner (Phoebe), gaining a new one (her ex, David), stepping into vampire territory (due to work) and trying to negate the treacherous waters of two gorgeous men, vampires, politics and her own handiwork from her bakery. Sometimes all a girl need is a five minute break to think. Just once in a while.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No book 2 only 1 and 3 July 26, 2014
By Hansen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't hate this book but the one the author put out as book 2.
I wanted to let you know before you got into the book that there should be a book in between the two.
The author has the fae remember all kinds of events happening constantly that had happened between book 1 and 2.
Imprisonment, betrayal and more constantly again and again and again and again augh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hated that. I got thru two chapters and gave it up. So be warned.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairies, mystery, and a happy ending!
I thought this book was a fun read! Some paranormal mystery, baking and a happy ending. I enjoyed the whole book.
Published 10 days ago by Hillary
5.0 out of 5 stars Influential Magic
This story is great! Lots of action, starts sort of slow and builds to a exciting finish! The romantic interests are great a conflicted. All in all a great read!
Published 14 days ago by royal_q
5.0 out of 5 stars A great weaving of betrayal, murder and even a love triangle
Influential Magic
Deanna Chase
Betrayal, murder, and a love triangle
I was worried I wouldn’t like this book because I am not a big reader of Fae stories. Read more
Published 15 days ago by R. Real
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Love the book and have love this author for a while now.
Published 17 days ago by paradisealize
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
I bought this book online from Amazon Kindle Store. I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf. Read more
Published 18 days ago by The Paranormal Bookshelf
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairy and Vampires!
Willow is a fairy in New Orleans. She owns a bakery shop and is very successful. When she comes home from a trip to California, she starts running in to vampires. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Stephanie G. Barrett
2.0 out of 5 stars Protagonist makes book unreadable
This is another book I really wanted to enjoy. New Orleans with an out-of-the-closet paranormal population (and not just vampires, who are becoming a genre cliché), a... Read more
Published 23 days ago by FCZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Fae
Holy fae this book is so magical and suspenseful AND its a tragedy! I never read anything like this in my life! Read more
Published 25 days ago by Lilly
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Rip off of the hollows series :(
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The story was very entertaining.
Published 27 days ago by annamjewett
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana. When she isn't writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hawking her wares at various bead shows across the country. For more information and updates on newest releases visit her website at www.deannachase.com or sign up here: http://ymlp.com/xgmsbhuygmgb.

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