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Bound by Magic: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

Magic Awakened, Book One
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Series: Magic Awakened, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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One badass mercenary. Four sexy-as-sin rebels. Bound together by powerful magic and dangerous desire....

In a world ruled by magic, surviving without it means I have to be quicker, smarter, and fiercer than the magical beings that run this city.

I get by just fine working as a bounty hunter...until what should be a routine take-down of an incubus and his buddies turns into a major clusterf#ck when something inside me goes haywire.

Turns out, I do have magic. And it's so powerful, it's bonded four insanely gorgeous men to me.

They're part of an underground rebellion fighting back against the magical elite, and they claim they need my help. 

But if I agree to fight alongside them, I may be risking more than my life. I could lose my heart too.

Bound by Magic is the first book in the Magic Awakened trilogy, a slow-burn reverse harem romance featuring an ass-kicking heroine, magical intrigue, and four hot book boyfriends you won't have to choose between.

©2018 Sadie Moss (P)2019 Sadie Moss

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  • Gizel Alvarez
  • 19-06-2019

We truly need half Stars

This was a clean magical story, while our heroine does end up having 4 love interest because of a magical bond there where no sexy times in explicit detail so this one is safe just know language is present.

This was such an amazing creation of a universe we'll written into such detail I enjoyed getting to know the powers, as our heroine learned to control them, the main focus of this story is a political stand against the non magical oppressed. For this book I wouldn't necessarily label it romance since it was very light to my opinion but ut was an adventure non the less.

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  • Amanda C
  • 16-07-2019

Well written but predictable

This wasn't a bad read, it was just very predictable. The writing is great and I really enjoyed the world building.

Lana is supposed to be a mercenary/assassin but I don't see how she'd be capable of such a job. Her jobs go wrong due to her lack of planning. She can't be very good at her job with that incompetence.

I always roll my eyes when the MC decides everyone's in danger with her nearby so clearly she has to run away instead of actually deal with it. Because that'll solve everything right :/ I think it would be quite suspicious for someone to run away right after being (rightly) accused of being a spy, instead the guys just say it upset them and don't do it again. Ugh. There's more that bothers my about Lana and her guys but i'll leave it there.

If you're ok with those or can look past what are admittedly relatively minor points, then you might really enjoy this. The writing is fantastic and the narration by Heather Firth was good.
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  • Sandra Dufoe
  • 23-06-2019

Great Beginning

This was a story of a heroine who is learning to deal with magic she didn't know she had while having a bond with four different types of men. Its a great start to a series but would have loved a bit more romance. The narrator was amazing had to listen to the story all the way through without pause. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Chris5
  • 14-12-2019

Excellent start!

I've loved all of Sadie Moss's books that I've read so far, so it isn't a surprise that I really enjoyed the start to this series. We start out with blighted Lana, a bounty-hunter who thought she always lacked magic, discovering she has magic after all, after a job gone wrong. And not just magic – magic so incredible that she can't contain it, and she ends up bonding herself to four VERY different men. It's a bit of a slow burn at this point, but it seem to be building up to some romance and I can't wait to see what comes. Looking forward to reading the next book! Narration was fantastic!

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  • Mimosa
  • 13-12-2019

Hard to put down

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author. This is me leaving an honest and volontarily review.

This is another series from Sadie Moss that've read awhile ago and that i'm glad to finally be adding to my audiobooks collection.

I love this series. The world building, the storyline, the characters, they all make this read a pretty fantastic one. I was totally engrossed in the story and couldn't put it down.

Sadie Moss has find amazing narrators for her books and Heather Firth did an excellent job narrating this one.

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  • Jennifer Bishop
  • 06-12-2019

Amazing

I loved this book. It was an amazing beginning to this series! The FMC is awesome! The guys are a little rough around the edges at first, but warm, some more than others, through the storyline. I’m sure they will continue to warm as the series continues. I loved the action and surprises that the storyline offered. I loved the narrator’s voices and tone. She did an amazing job narrating this amazing story by Sadie Moss.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 06-12-2019

Great start to this series

Lana always thought she was normal and didn’t have magic. I loved how this story started and just kept it going from there. I loved this mercenary and her guys. The four men were all so different and yet so amazing. I enjoyed that Lana knew one of them from before and due to this magical bond she accidentally made now has a second chance with him. This one was rather chaste though there is the build up of sexual tension to come. I liked seeing her get to learn about the different magics she has a connection with and learning to control her own magic. I want to know who and why someone did what they did to Lana and what is going to happen next to her. I am also curious to see what will happen with Lana and her guys. I can see some of it developing with some. There is a lot more to this world and the magic and I want to know more. I can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Dawn M
  • 05-12-2019

love!!!!!

I love Sadie's books! so well written!!! she always builds such amazing characters! the world is amazing! narrator does an amazing job bringing the story to life!

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  • Brenda
  • 02-12-2019

Magic and mercenaries

The start of bound by magic is off to a great start. We see the world of the treatment of non magic folk to the lavish world of magic folks. Lana thought she lacked magic until and assassination gone wrong. I love how we see her make connections with her men and the slow build up of romance.

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  • Jennifer G
  • 27-11-2019

Heather Firth is amazing

In a world where those with magic rule and have every advantage, the blighted are looked down upon, mistreated, and punished for who they are. Lana, one of the blighted works as a bounty hunter. When a job to assassinate an incubus goes sideways, she is held by him and his friends for answers. Who sent her? Why is a powerful magic-wielder working as an assassin? Yes, she has magic. Magic so powerful, her body couldn't contain it, so when it released, it bonded her to the four men, an incubus, a wolf shifter, a mage, and a blighted. All who work for the underground resistance fighting against the magical elite.

I like Sadie Moss. Her stories entertain. This series beginning wasn't as successful as her other ones for me. I like the premise of the story. I like Lana. I like the guys. I didn't like their relationships or lack of. The ingredients were all there but they never got mixed together. Their connection was missing. I felt like friendships were barely established, plus there are the complications of a history of hurt and the physical attack that weren't dealt with. We were given the information and then told how everyone felt but there was no development. Maybe in the second book. I am definitely not willing to give up on a Sadie Moss story. I feel sure there is much more to come.

Heather Firth works overtime with all the voices in this book. She is amazing.

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  • Brianna Belbin
  • 01-10-2019

Assassination Gone Wrong

This was an amazing start to the Magic Awakened series! Lana is a Blighted, a person without magic, mercenary, but was recently hired to assassinate a Gifted, someone with magic. Things don’t go according to plan and she ends up finding out that she’s actually a Gifted and her magic has bound her to the man she was supposed to assassinate and his three friends. She finally gets the chance to do something to take down the Gifted who have oppressed the Blighted and she jumps at the chance. I loved watching Lana go on her journey of discovering who she truly is and how to wield her powers. Her relationship with each guy is different, has their issues, and are set at different paces. Aiko is an incubus who seems a little standoffish, Fenris, my favorite, is a wolf shifter with a protective and wild side, Jae is an intellectual mage with a sweet side, and Corin is a piece of her past and heart that she once left behind. This book was filled with a rebellion, snark, unique characters, and a twist at the ends that begs you to keep reading on in the series!
Heather did a fantastic job with this narration! She used different voices for each character and her male voices were done very well. I love that she could bring every character and their personality to life with her performance!
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  • Terra Dorn
  • 07-08-2019

Great super slow burn romance

This is a great story! There is a ton of character building and the plot is unique. There is a lot of mystery and intrigue. The romance between the female MC and her guys is on a very low simmer. This book is more about building trust, world building and progressing the plot line. You've got to be in it for the long haul with this one!

Heather Firth did a great job with her narration. I enjoyed listening to her and her male and female voices were good. She was able to bring enough variation to help make each character unique.

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  • Helen
  • 05-07-2019

omg

amazing book could not stop listening to it well written by Sadie Moss and a great narrater Heather Firth
can't wait for more story 10/10 spot on

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 04-07-2019

Fantastic

This book is a great start to what can be an amazing adventure. Really good strong characters. Likeable storyline with lots of action. And still slit of questions needing answers. Heather is a fantastic paranormal narrator.

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  • krystal marin
  • 02-07-2019

Great start

I could not read this story fast enough. The story grasped my attention and did not let go. It was a great opening to the series and can not wait to see learn more in book 2.

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  • Relleman
  • 26-06-2019

Awesomely great slow burn with first class world building.

What great world building. This is the second book by this author I’ve read, and I’ve loved them both. Although it’s a reverse harem, there is no intimate encounters in this book. It’s more about her getting to know herself and developing feelings for the four. It’s a great slow burn. I’m pretty sure the next books in the series will be more sexy. So if your looking for something that’s very graphic, I’m pretty sure just wait. But don’t skip this one, it does a fine job of world building and setting things up. The narrator was new to me. I liked most of her renditions of characters voices except, Christine. It’s great that she changed her tone for the different voices it gave them personality. It does leave ya hanging, so be prepared to want book two. Overall, I think this is a great first in the series with solid narration.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 09-06-2019

Amazing book with a bit of Mystery!!

This book is a paranormal series. It’s definitely a excellent well written and thought out storyline. There is a great death in the past which set the seen in the story and why people are scarce around their own people. Lana Crow doesn’t trust people because of the way she grew up.
This story had me on the edge of my set. The story has a lot of twists and turns. It made me laugh out loud and I definitely think you will love it as much as I do.
The narrator is absolutely magnificent!! Heather Firth has a way of bringing the characters and their emotions to life. I love listening to her telling of the story!
I definitely recommend this book!

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  • bluepits73
  • 05-06-2019

Excellent Beginning!

This paranormal series is off to a great start! The plot is interesting and the characters are all strong but each is unique. This is a slow burn in that there is a lot of apparent chemistry between Lana and the men but it is not acted on, yet. The big surprise for this reverse harem is that there is no sex in this first book, but don't let that dissuade you; because the writing is excellent and it is supposed to get way hotter in the next book. New to this author, but I already like her style! Excited for book 2!!!

I've listened to a number of titles narrated by Heather Firth and she has given an excellent performance in each book! I am super impressed with her versatility as a narrator in the romance subgenres. This is the first fantasy/paranormal project of hers and she did an amazing job bringing these different species of characters to life. Amazing! I will continue to listen to her work in the future.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Camilla BK
  • 29-05-2019

A great Awakening (Haha)

I really enjoyed listening to Bound by Magic!
The characters, world building and story was really greatly done, and I really enjoyed the strong, confident main character, who still was smart enough to see her own shortcomings and ask and/or accept help, when she needed it!

My only complaint about this book is not getting enough time with Akio, since I really enjoyed him! But hopefully there will be more sweet times with him in the future books!

The narration was super pleasant to listen to, and the narrator did a great job of bringing all the characters to life!

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 21-05-2019

Amazing slow burn paranormal RH

Interesting storyline and characters. Loved Lana and her story, very interested in seeing where the story goes!
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