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Smart men quit while they’re ahead - they lay low and hope disaster blows on by them. Not me. Especially when disaster seems to follow me and my soulmate Havoc, a demon I bound to me 300 years ago with my magic. 

The dark mage Geoff is back from the dead and creating chaos by devouring the hearts of people with magical abilities, giving him overwhelming power as his followers grow. And since I’m one of the strongest mages alive and am leading the resistance against him, he’s coming for me next. Oh, and it might have something to do with the fact that I was also the one who originally killed him. But you can’t blame me; the guy needed to die. 

Havoc and I, along with our unlikely band of...(I don’t want to say heroes, I can’t give them that much credit) annoyances will stop at nothing to end the destruction. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a sexy demon by my side every step of the way. For the first time in 300 years, I’m finally with the person meant for me, and I will do anything to keep from losing him. 

Familiar Beginnings is a 63k word sequel to Happy Endings. Contains a powerful mage who just wants to be left in peace, a mysterious curly-haired troublemaker, gargoyles that are literally dumber than stone, a river trip that doesn’t feel at all like a vacation, and a “cat” with some unusual features and deadly claws.

©2020 Alice Winters (P)2021 Alice Winters

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Fantastic addition to the series

Loved the story, a great queer book that is just about sex scenes. This novel is filled with story. Narration is fabulous. Hope there is more novels in this series soon!!! Highly recommend

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  • Gordon
  • 07-07-2021

very entertaining

this series is full of intrigue, suspense and humor with great character development and plot.

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  • songbird
  • 05-07-2021

Love love love it!!!!

This was a fun series! The characters are great and unique. I wish there were more books coming in the series. I’m sure there are more adventures they could get up to. The “cat” was a Menace that made me laugh so hard!!!! If you like fictional beings you’ll love this.

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  • Justin D Beery
  • 28-07-2021

great book series

loved the 2 books, hopeing more are on there way I would buy them in a heart beat.

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  • christi l harris
  • 13-07-2021

Great follow up

Miles and havoc are back and it’s getting crazy. There’s a few new faces, lots of action, an evil cat and everyone wants Jeff dead, they have there work cut out for them. I’d like another please.

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  • Alissa toro
  • 01-07-2021

Amazing

There isn’t a better way to put this book other then amazing and spectacular ! !!!! This was a perfect ending to miles and havocs story. It was hot and romantic and the battles were easy to follow and detailed! It had me literally laughing out loud and got me all in the heart strings! I love all of Alice winters books but this series is by far my personal favorite.

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  • Robert Johnson
  • 28-06-2021

Fantastic

Just love this book.She is so marvelous. I’ve listen to several of her other books. They were all good. This one was fantastic. Her writing is marvelous. I didn’t want it to end. Hope there will be more Miles and Havoc.

Greg Boudreaux was great. I always enjoy listening to him.

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  • Phx17
  • 26-06-2021

More backstory, full frontals, & wonky humor

This is a beyond messed up Scooby gang of misfits, and I love them all. Miles, Havoc, and the gang pickup pretty much right where the last book left off. But this book adds even more great characters, like Menace, the demonic cat. Half of the story is the quest to finally defeat Jeff and the other half shares the backstory of Miles and Havoc over the last three centuries. In their love story, there was a surprisingly sweet and gooey core to balance out all the juvenile ball gags and physical comedy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-2021

Great Escape

Alice Winters provides another great story that causes me to giggle out loud several times. So many emotions packed into a book. I love the escape!

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  • Synren
  • 25-06-2021

Gawd I wish there was more!

LOL!!! Fun, hilarious, fast, steamy, and some feels sprinkled in. This book was a pure joy to listen to. Havoc, was of course hot and just awesome, his words, but so true. Miles was a wise ass in the best caring way. Menace blood thirstily adorable. Iya, was Iya lol. Every character was just so much fun to get to know.

Greg Boudreaux was phenomenal in this, bringing life to the story. It also helped he sounded like he was having fun when reading.

So this is now going to go in my favorites, along with Happy Endings lol.

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  • Mariana Trejo
  • 25-06-2021

Amazing!!!

Just wow!!! loved everything about it. Trust the reviews. A serious and comical series about love, demons, weird characters and lots of penises and a cat that cat turn into a mythical creature. you'll love it!!

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  • MyRev-u
  • 25-06-2021

Great

really enjoyed both the first and second books. Funny dry humour, well read and entertaining. I'll be trying some other books by this author.

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  • Sam Baker
  • 20-06-2021

Hilarious

The story and the narrator are just awesome! Characterisation is brilliant and I found myself grinning like a maniac most of the way through. I can recommend reading the books too, as well as listening to them. Fab!

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  • Matt
  • 11-06-2021

This series is the bomb

I loved these books so much. The first one was Awsome and the second one was just as Awsome!!

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  • M86
  • 08-06-2021

Awesome

Greg does these characters so well, the inflictions and emotion into his voices adds another wonderful dimension. This book is awesome, I loved this edition and hope that it’s not the last. I adore Etienne and Leo. Alice needs to make more books, I love that Miles can share and relive memories especially with Havoc and the way that they use this as an escape from their problems and a way to bond as a couple it’s really lovely. Evan is so wonderful odd. I had a cat very similar to Menace and now have questions. It was great to see the gang again. Reread list for sure.

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  • Mary
  • 27-05-2021

A mess

While I generally enjoy Alice Winter's tales, this book was a mess of cliches. Yes, there were some funny, snarky moments, but they could not save this book for me. There was nothing original in the story, just a bunch of paranormal story cliches thrown together with far too many characters. The last hour and a half felt like she was desperate to get the story finished no matter how it was cobbled together. A big disappointment, despite the great narration.

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 23-05-2021

Alice Winters Does It Again!!


Another great audiobook instalment in this series 😁

This series, like all of Alice Winters books are just amazing and gets better and better.

From the MC’s, to world building and the excellent humour and snark, along with empathy - just makes for a great audiobook listening experience! 🥰

Highly recommend ❤️❤️

Definitely gets 5🌟’s from me 😁🥰🥰

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-07-2021

Excellent series

I loved this series, lots of adventures and the MCs and their band of friends were great.

The narrator is excellent as always, bring the characters to life.

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  • gary
  • 23-06-2021

A great second book

I loved this book, the humour, the pacing and character building along with a sweet ending made this a lovely listen for me. If you liked the first book ( you really need to have read the first book to follow this one) you will love this one too. I do so hope there will be more in this series

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  • Nelo
  • 25-05-2021

More crazy fun added to th mix

A lovely end to my favorite duo and the gang. There's even a new crazy person and an unexpected pet added to this mix. I was looking forward to the audio for months and i am i liked this one too.
This was fun to listen to and Greg Bordeaux did a wonderful job of narrating this book.
I recommend you start from book one and finish up with this

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  • Annikki Hankvist
  • 20-05-2021

Loved it!

I sure hope that Alice Winters continues to write books in this series. It is one of my favorite of hers. Keep it up, you absolutely rock!

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