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Ringmaster (Carnival Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Trudi Jaye
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The magical Jolly Carnival is the only life Rilla knows—and it’s falling apart around her. Just as she’s thrust into the role of Ringmaster after her father’s unexpected death, an old family friend turns up to challenge her birthright.
Her rival's sexy son Jack isn’t helping either. Despite being a greenhorn and an outsider, he's intent on charming everyone, convincing them all that Rilla isn’t up to the task of leading them through these tough times.
But Rilla must also contend with another threat—the ongoing sabotage that has been disturbing their delicate magical balance and threatening to destroy the Carnival. All signs are pointing to an insider, making it impossible to know who to trust.
To save her beloved Carnival, Rilla must do everything she can to find the saboteur before they attack again. But if she takes her eye off the battle for Ringmaster—even for a second—she risks losing everything she's trained for her entire life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3454 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994104812
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Star Media Ltd; 1 edition (May 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Applause June 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished this book, and let me tell you, I wish it wasn’t over. This is one of those books that you mourn when it is done. From the minute I picked it up I could not put it down!

I would like to applaud the author for coming up with a story line that I had never seen before. Most books I read, while I enjoy them very much, are not something really new. I had never read a story with the magic carnival before.

You would think a story about a magic carnival would be hokey, but so not the case with this book. And normally when I think of a Carney, it doesn’t paint a very pretty picture. In this book, the carnival has very beautiful and poignant characters.

This book crosses several genres. At heart it is a paranormal, but it is also a beautiful romance and an exciting and intriguing mystery. I can’t wait to read the next one!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carnival magic! May 27, 2014
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This book has everything I love - magic and mystery, excitement and romance. It drew me in right from the start and was hard to put down. This is no ordinary carnival, and I really liked the magical touches that made it so different. I'll definitely be getting the next book in the series when it comes out.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic circus - no scary clowns June 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
I'm giving this book 5 fangs. I couldn't put it down.
Ringmaster is full of suspense, romance, magic and intrigue. As Rilla and Jack compete to be the ringmaster of the carnival they also have to become allies against the saboteur.
The carnival was magical and the author brought it and the carnies to life brilliantly. This is the first book in the series, but although it wasn't a stand alone it didn't really have a cliffhanger.
I loved this book and am looking forward to enjoying the second when it releases. I would recommend this to anyone who reads paranormal suspense/romance NA and Adult.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical romance June 3, 2014
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Absolutely loved this debut from Trudi Jaye. It was a wonderful mix of romance and magic, but with a realistic touch and engaging characters, The author set the world up beautifully without great info dumps and I'm sure this is going to be a great series. Rilla and Jack's relationship evolves against a backdrop of suspense and intriguing carnival-setting. Really great read, highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whodunit under the Big Top August 13, 2014
By Mary M
I loved this debut novel from Trudi Jaye. How does she do it? Ringmaster has it all - mystery, suspense, murder, the romance of the circus - plus the romance of romance! I predict a great future for Rilla and Jack and I can hardly wait to find out where the author will take them, and her readers, next.
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More About the Author

Trudi Jaye is a writer of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult fiction. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, in a secluded haven amongst the trees with her lovely husband and cheeky young daughter.

She loves to travel, and has also lived in the UK, US, and Denmark. For the last ten years she's been a magazine writer, and her most recent role included telling the stories of the innovative and cutting-edge research for a tertiary education institution.

Trudi enjoys yoga, although she's not very bendy, and karate, although she doesn't like the idea of hitting anyone.

She's worked as a camp counselor, a waitress, a checkout girl, and an editor. But none of those jobs compares to being able to call herself a writer.

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