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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Review: Black Magic by J.D. Tyler

Black Magic
by J.D. Tyler
(Alpha Pack # 1.5)

This has been such a surprising series for me.  I really like it!  There's shifters, there's magic, and a whole lot of alpha males!!!  I can honestly say I was eagerly anticipating this short story because it features the goth-like new recruit of the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black.  Why the anticipation you may ask, if this is roughly 60 pages?  

First, the description Ms. Tyler gave us in book one of Kalen is that he looks like a mix between Adam Lambert and Cris Angel, yes eyeliner and all.  For some reason, I'm all in with that.  Then there's the fact that this 23 year old is EXTREMELY talented.  He's a sorcerer, first and foremost, but he's also a necromancer and ummm he shifts into a black panther.  Did I mention before I may have a thing for black panthers? HOT!

When he first joined the team in book one I could kinda sorta see that he had a crush on Dr. Mackenzie Grant.  She's one of the few humans working at the Alpha Pack compound.  Of course she has a crush on him too.  So on her night on the town meeting some girlfriends at a bar, Kalen gets a bad feeling that something will happen and decides to follow her to keep her safe.  Aaaaaand maybe see what else happens.

Of course things do go sour and Mackenzie and Kalen have to fight another "creature" but the biggest problem will be in the future.  Someone wants Kalen.  And that someone won't stop at anything to get him, even if that means going after the woman he lusts after.

I can't wait to see the rest of their story!!!  These two are just adorable together!  Isn't it torture that we have to wait for their book?  No, their book is not #2, we have to wait until # 3!!!  And there's a twist in Kalen's past that I wasn't expecting thrown in there.  He's definitely had a rough life for such a young man.  And yes, he is alllllll man ;)

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Shelly said...

Have not read this author. This sounds like a good story. Like the book cover. Enjoyed the review.

Under the Covers said...

Thanks Shelly, you have to check out the series! You might enjoy checking out our interview with the boys in the Alpha Pack and the author here, they're such a fun group!


Laurie said...

I read the 1st book, awesome, and I haven't gotten this one yet, but thanks for the review. I have to go read it, Kalen caught my interest. Of couse they all are hot!

J.D. Tyler said...


Thank you so much for the great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed BLACK MAGIC, and I hope you love SAVAGE AWAKENING and BLACK MOON just as much! Always a pleasure visiting your blog. Hope to do it again soon!

Have a great weekend! :)

Under the Covers said...

@Laurie, they ARE all hot! Hope you get to it soon, it's short but it'll leave you wanting Black Moon to be here right away.

@JD, thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait for both! Look forward to having you here again!


Sophia Rose said...

Love that cover! I'm a cat gal too. I had never heard of this series. Thanks for sharing your review!

Timitra said...

I'm definitely adding this series to my wishlist...thanks Francesca!!!

Under the Covers said...

hahaha Enjoy!!!

I love the cover too! Like I said, black panthers are sexy!!! ;)