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Trudi Jaye lives in Auckland, New Zealand, in a secluded haven amongst the trees with her lovely husband and cheeky young daughter. Trudi enjoys yoga, although she's not very bendy, and karate, although she doesn't like the idea of hitting anyone.
For the last ten years she's been a magazine writer and editor, most recently writing about innovative and cutting-edge research. It's a great place to get ideas for her books!
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
Rilla Jolly has been a part of the Jolly Carnival all her life. It is all that she knows. Her father is the beloved Abacus Jolly the last of a long line of Ringmasters. Rilla has been training to someday take his place but took her time. There was no need to hurry, her father had years before he would retire from the position, or that’s what Rilla thought until he was tragically killed in an auto accident. Rilla hasn’t even had time to grieve for her father as she is thrust into the spotlight to fill his shoes.
There is something different, though, about the Jolly Carnival. The carnival is magical. Over three hundred years ago, the original nine started the Carnival and today, the descendants of those nine and their families are still there, all part of the magic that keeps the Carnival alive. And alive it is, almost as a living, breathing thing.
As Rilla is attending her father’s wake, a man that used to be a part of the carnival thirty five years ago returns, claiming that he wants to challenge Rilla for the position of the Ringmaster. And with him is his sexy son, Jack.
“I’m a Jolly. It’s what our family does. We run the Carnival, and we’re the Ringmasters. Ever since the shipwreck. I can’t…I won’t let the family down.”
Along with trying to grieve for her father, adjust to a challenger for Ringmaster, there has been sabotages happening. Her father had been trying to find who was responsible before he died. The sabotage was weakening the magic of the Carnival. And now, the nine are doubting Rilla’s ability to lead. Should she just give up the position?Read more ›
As mentioned by a couple of other reviewers, I haven't come across a carnival setting before and I loved it. Trudi Jaye creates an exciting and interesting world with fabulous heritage. Add in the mysteries of the carnival's own magic and the powers it gives the carnival's characters, and this is a can't-put-it-down kind of read.
What I enjoyed the most was the relationship between Rilla and Jack. At first they're at complete loggerheads, the heir apparent to the Ringmaster's role and the complete newbie who struggles to understand the carnies' world. Together they must race to find out who's sabotaging the carnival and save their livelihood and heritage, and Ms Jaye takes us on quite an adventure through those last few chapters before delivering a satisfying and feel-good ending.
Well-written and a thoroughly enjoyable story.
I'll be setting time aside to read the second book in the series, The Gift, one weekend soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not know what to expect. I was intrigued and drawn into the story.There is challenge, magic, love, intrigue... It is great!Published 1 day ago by Susan
Good book and a fast read was a great book when I was bored at work and really helped to kill time definitely recommend it to others and look forward to reading morePublished 8 days ago by Jennifer
All I can say is I wished Rilla and Jake's story never ended lol basically I wished that I hadn't had to leave their world.Published 16 days ago by Joann S.
I received this copy for an honest review I wasn't sure how I would like it at first but was very quickly drawn into the story and stayed there till the end once I started I... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Vivian
Interesting twist and great characters make this a very enjoyable read. It is well plotted and well paced, making a good start to the series.Published 25 days ago by Carolyn Evans
An intriguing story full of suspense, mystery and love, the first in the Magic Carnival Series that will keep you spell bound and eager to read more in this series.Published 26 days ago by Vi
I really love the Rilla and Jack romance! I do wish the book was longer so there could have been more depth into the characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D.C.
Amazing book. At first it took me awhile to actually get into the book. The beginning seemed a little slow to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brittany