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Seduced by Magic (Magic Series, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – September 29, 2009

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Book 2 of 5 in the Magic Series

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Editorial Reviews


"A yummy hot fudge sundae of a book!"
--Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author, on Forbidden Magic
"Forbidden Magic is Charmed meets Kim Harrison's witch series, but with a heavy dose of erotica on top!"
--Lyndsay Sands, New York Times bestselling author
"Cheyenne McCray is my favorite new author!"
--Bertrice Small, New York Times bestselling author
"Wildly erotic and dangerously sensual, this explosive paranormal thriller sizzles. McCray erupts on the scene with one of the sexiest stories of the year. Her darkly dramatic world is one readers won't mind visiting again…McCray knows how to make a reader sweat--either from spine-tingling suspense or soul-singeing sex…McCray cleverly combines present-day reality with mythological fantasy to create a world where beings of lore exist--and visit the earthly realm."--RT BOOKclub Magazine
"McCray's paranormal masterpiece is not for the fainthearted. The battle between good and evil is brought to the reader in vivid and riveting detail to the point where the reader is drawn into the pages of this bewitching and seductive fantasy that delivers plenty of action-packed sequences and arousing love scenes."
"Forbidden Magic is a spellbinding, sexy, superbly written, dark fantasy. I couldn't put it down, and you won't want to either…[a]fabulous plot…[Cheyenne McCray has an] incredible skill at keeping readers engaged in every moment of the action. Longtime fans and newbies alike will be enchanted and swept away by this enduring tale of courage, love, passion, and magic."--A Romance Review
"If one were going to make a comparison to Cheyenne McCray with another writer of the supernatural/sensuality genre, it would have to be Laurell K. Hamilton…Forbidden Magic definitely puts McCray in the same league as Hamilton. The book is a very sexy work…Forbidden Magic is dark and filled with danger at almost every turn. Magic and mystery abound in San Francisco, with a major battle between the forces of good and evil, and the outcome is always in doubt when it comes to demons."--Shelf Life
"This terrific romantic fantasy with police procedural elements grasps the audience from the moment that Silver meets Tuatha and Darkwolf and never slows down until the final twist of their triangle…fans will take great and immense pleasure with this strong thriller that both genres will treasure."--Harriet's Book Reviews
"Cheyenne McCray's FORBIDDEN MAGIC is an intoxicating blend of luscious eroticism and spine-tingling action that will have you squirming on the edge of your seat."--Angela Knight, USA Today bestselling author
"Cheyenne McCray has written a sexy adventure spiced with adventurous sex."
--Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

"McCray does a remarkable job of blending the familiar and the fantastical, creating a rich paranormal world with sexy and engaging characters."--Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author
"Erotic with a great big capitol E. Cheyenne McCray is my new favorite author!"
~Bertrice Small, New York Times bestselling author

"FORBIDDEN MAGIC is a fabulous faery tale. The writing is sharp; the story hot!"--Virginia Henley, New York Times bestselling author

"Cheyenne McCray had crafted a novel that takes the imagination on an exciting flight. Full of fantasy, with a touch of darkness, a great read for anyone who loves to get lost in a book that stretches the boundaries!"-- Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

"Not for the faint of heart! FORBIDDEN MAGIC is Charmed meets Kim Harrison's witch series but with a heavy dose of erotica on top!"--Lyndsay Sands, New York Times bestselling author

"McCray's magical tale will thrill and entrance you!"

--Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author
"Explosive, erotic, and un-put-downable. Cheyenne McCray more than delivers!"
--L.A. Banks, bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series

"Magical mayhem, sexy shapeshifters, wondrous witches and warlocks…in FORBIDDEN MAGIC, Cheyenne McCray has created a fabulous new world. You won't be able to get enough!"--Lori Handeland, USA Today bestselling author

"Fans of dark paranormal fantasy will enjoy the fast-paced, spine-tingling twists and turns of Cheyenne McCray's FORBIDDEN MAGIC."--Toni Blake, author of IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS

"Cheyenne McCray's FORBIDDEN MAGIC is a rich mix of witches, demons, and fae in an epic tapestry full of conflict and desire."--Robin Owens, author of Heart Choice

"Chock-full of emotion and action, Cheyenne McCray's Forbidden Magic will find a spot on the keeper shelf of every reader who enjoys a touch of the paranormal along with her erotic romance. I highly recommend it!"--Ann Jacobs, author of A Mutual Favor

"Cheyenne McCray has written a tempting, exciting novel rich in magic and pleasure."--Lora Leigh, author of The Breed Next Door

"McCray's knowledge of Fae, Fomorii, elves and ancient Irish magics shines in this book of witches, warriors and dangerous desires".--Linnea Sinclair, author of Gabriel's Ghost

"Cheyenne McCray delivers a scorching tale of modern witches and ancient Fae, a winner rich with lore, fantasy, gritty action, and heart-gripping romance."--Annie Windsor, award-winning author of Sailmaster's Woman
"This modern day tale meets ancient world paranormal isn't just a book, it's an event. The elements all come together in this paranormal romance. You start reading for the story and end up reading for the characters. You're left at the edge of your seat needing more until the very last satisfying word. You won't be able to put it down once you start reading!"--Sheila English, CEO of Circle of Seven Productions
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Cheyenne McCray's enchanting and deeply sensual Forbidden Magic left readers captivated and eager for more. Now, in Seduced by Magic, the stakes are higher, the passion hotter, and the danger darker than before…
Copper Ashcroft is an accomplished D'Anu witch, but the magic she wields is a potent force--strong enough to hurl her into a mysterious Otherworld when a spell backfires. Before Copper can escape, another being is pulled into her realm--Tiernan, a powerfully virile Tuatha D'Danann warrior. Blond, blue-eyed, and shamelessly seductive, Tiernan could be Copper's savior…and his touch sets her body on fire.
Like others of his kind, Tiernan stands alongside the D'Anu witches to battle the demons of the Underworld. Obligation to his cause and his people cautions against any entanglement with Copper, yet each second spent with this beautiful, uninhibited woman stirs an insatiable hunger. Desire explodes into carnal bliss, but the visions that haunt Copper's dreams are growing stronger, and they foretell a terrifying evil waiting to be unleashed…
Saving the city will take more than brute strength…more than witchcraft. Only together can Copper and Tiernan find a way to overcome the dark forces--and seize a passion that has bewitched them both.
"Forbidden Magic is Charmed meets Kim Harrison's witch series, but with a heavy dose of erotica on top!"
--Lyndsay Sands, New York Times bestselling author
"Cheyenne McCray is my favorite new author!"
--Bertrice Small, New York Times bestselling author
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312365918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312365912
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,861,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cheyenne McCray is an award winning, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author who is a rare native Arizonan but refuses to be put behind glass as an endangered species.

In her spare time she loves to torture characters--whether they're misbehaving or not--and kill off deserving individuals. She also totally gets off on blowing things up. All fictionally, of course. She'd rather chew glass than write sweet and sugary. Give her a hideous demon or particularly nasty villain to slay any day.

Cheyenne enjoys creating stories of love, suspense, and redemption--in some cases. She enjoys building worlds her readers can get lost in. Hopefully they'll find their way out, but stranger things have been known to happen.

If you would like to find out what odd and unusual things Cheyenne is up to these days, cruise her website any time, take a look at the bizarrely normal yet strange FAQs, and even drop her a line or two. Just not too hard--those things hurt.

You might even learn a few things about that kinky author, Jaymie Holland. (Just don't tell Cheyenne's mom)

Customer Reviews

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By cmiller on October 13, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A practicing white witch, Copper Ashcroft was casting a circle when her magic clashed with a Darkwolf, a warlock. Flung into Otherworld, Copper is trapped with several very unhappy magical creatures. Only knowing that she is direly needed back home in San Francisco, Copper can only try to break the shield that is surrounding the meadow that has become her prison. While chanting a spell, Copper accidentally brings a Tuatha D'Danann warrior into her prison with her.

Tiernan, along with other Tuatha D'Danann warriors, have been assisting the D'Anu coven to rid the world of the Formorii demons that were trapped for a millenium, but are now free. Not knowing their specific plan, what they do know is that the demons are trying to free Balor, who would unbalance good and evil. When he finds himself imprisoned with Copper Ashcroft, he is at once happy to see her alive and frustrated that he is trapped. From the Earth realm, Copper has been missing for fifteen months. Now all they have to do is free themselves from the meadow and return to San Francisco and the battle that awaits them.

I highly recommend reading Forbidden Magic first. While this can be a stand alone, everything makes much more sense if you read FM first. The battle that began in Forbidden Magic is continued in Seduced by Magic. Cheyenne McCray brings these witches and warriors alive. The reader just gets pulled in so quickly that it is impossible to put this book down. I am really looking forward to the next installment in this series, including seeing what happens to Darkwolf and Junga.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By salukilady on January 22, 2007
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There is a strong basic plot here, and what might be some interesting characters. Unfortunately there is too little difference between "good guys" and "bad guys" in these books. Both sides fornicate as often as possible, and in the crudest ways possible. When you have to go back and check character's names to decide who is doing what and to whom, you start skipping through that part of the book, hoping to get to the real plot. Alas, that received less effort than the sex scenes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scoobie2 on January 2, 2007
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for my tastes but I did enjoy the magic and the characters. This is my first Cheyenne Mccray book so I don't know if this is her usual writing style or not. I did find that the first couple of chapters were confusing with all the different "creature" backgrounds being explained, but after you just remember who the bad guys are and not worry about the rest, you'll be ok. I felt the names for the demon races were way too complicated and way to similiar. What I did not like most about this book were the "love" scenes, although they were more like "porn" scenes, IMO. I'm not prudish or innocent or anything, but I don't think that the language and the terminology used repeatedly was necessary. There were no sensual scenes, just sex...which weren't even that great in the first place. I've read much better in Feehan's or even Harris' vampire books! I also felt that the nudity in the book was just there because the author felt she needed to put it in...there wasn't really any good reason to have it in there as blantantly as it was. However, all that notwithstanding, I felt that the basis of the series is well thought out and the series will have some interesting twists, although a little more thought could have gone into characterization of some of the more secondary characters. I could just be being hard on CM since I haven't read any of her other books (and I see that she's highly praised) and maybe since this was her first stepping stone into the magic genre, she just tried a little too hard. I will read the next book (already have it) and I'm hoping that the sex gets a little less crude and a little more sensual and believable.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on November 17, 2006
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After all the hype on the site and all the great reviews I was excited to read both books in this series. The story in Seduced by Magic was marginally more developed than the first book however stereotypes and bad cliches abounded. This is not a romance, nor is it an adventure or a thriller. The story is an excuse to cram in endless sex scenes and some of the worst dialog I have read this year. Don't call them "love scenes", that would be comparable to criminal stalking being described as flirting. Since I bought it - I finished it but it was a struggle. Far better fantasy series exist in the genre that do a way better job. Don't waste your money.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Wiley VINE VOICE on November 24, 2006
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The D'Anu witch, Copper Ashcroft, has been missing and her sister, Silver, has searched everywhere for her. Everywhere, that is, except for the Otherworld where Copper accidentally sent herself when a spell against the evil Darkwolf backfired. Tiernan, one of the Tuatha D'Danann, has been assisting in the search. Despite being betrothed to another, Tiernan is fascinated by Copper, and this fascination grows once he meets her face-to-face. Will Copper, Tiernan, Silver, and the rest of the exiled D'Anu witches along with the Tuatha D'Danann be able to stop Darkwolf from resurrecting the sinister Balor?

SEDUCED BY MAGIC is the superb follow up to FORBIDDEN MAGIC and this sequel far exceeds the first book in the series. However, this reviewer strongly recommends reading FORBIDDEN MAGIC first as Cheyenne McCray focuses a great deal of attention on the world building in the first book. SEDUCED BY MAGIC can be read as a stand alone novel, but the full complexity of her phenomenal world will not be wholly seen in just reading this story.

Copper Ashcroft is a strong heroine and Tiernan is the perfect complement to her. Their sizzling attraction is very explicit and sensitive readers should be cautioned that there are several very graphic scenes involving Darkwolf as well. These scenes are appropriate in context, however, as the malevolence of Darkwolf is even more apparent and his diabolical wishes for Silver are obvious through the revelations of these scenes. The passion between Copper and Tiernan counterbalances Darkwolf's evil couplings, as it demonstrates the true beauty of love and shows the side of the light against the backdrop of evil.

SEDUCED BY MAGIC is a book you will not want to put down.
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