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A lost fox. A gorgeous ghost. And an unlikely partnership to stop a murderer. 

Since his mother's murder, Sage McKinley doesn’t live, he exists. His weak magic has made him an outcast, shadowing his life with self-doubt. All that changes when the spirit of a gunslinger appears in his bookstore with a message that will flip Sage’s world upside down. According to the mesmerizing apparition, a powerful magic lies within Sage...if he can find a way to tap into it. 

But dastardly threats accompany this untapped power. Bodies are piling high as a killer hunts for the secrets of the mage that now course through Sage’s veins. Can Sage find the confidence to embrace all he’s capable of? Or will the next life snuffed out be his own?

©2020 Sam Burns (P)2021 Sam Burns

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  • Cris P Cruz
  • 10-05-2021

Another Excellent Burns

I cannot stop singing Joel Leslie's narration skills. He is a master of his craft and so emotive it is shocking he has not wom twice the awards he already has. His voice is excellent however, as ever he does go quite fast. If you find yourself troubler by him, slow down the recording to around 85% and you will get a more traditional, theatrical narration.
Ah Sam Burns. Sam is a balm to an aching heart. Sam is the warm hug after hard work. She is light hearted with her conflicts. This story is no different, instead she focuses on the emotions of her characters. She wants us to adore them as much as she adores them. She wants us to feel their pain, their loss, their grief, and their anxiety but does it in a way that does not overwhelm the reader.
This world is richer and more fully fleshed out than Rowan Harbor. This is not a fault of RH but rather because this work is much more focused on one type of magic. While earlier Sam Burns novels focused on variety and diversity, this one focuses on the individual path to acceptance. This book's strength is the "I am broken but I will heal myself. I am strong" whereas previous titles were "We are strong because we are together." There is something beautiful in this individual treatment. However Sam in her greatness does not shy away from forcing the characters to make allies. She intrinsically knows that while we must be strong no person is an island. We only have to ask.
There is so little to criticize in this piece that my only real critique is that next installment is not already in my possession.
Thank you, Sam, for being you and for writing the way you do.

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  • Christina Azariadou
  • 18-03-2021

Magic, mystery, romance

This new series from Sam Burns is an incredible mix of magic, adventure, mystery and romance.

Sages's story is a heartbreaking one but as he says, he does his best and makes do with what he has because that is the Sage way and is amazing.

I love Joel Leslie. He is one of the best narrators out there with incredible performances and it's always a treat hearing him narrate my favorite stories, like this one. Sometimes though very emotional stories like this one, especially if I have read them first, don't have the same impact, maybe because of my frame of my mind or finding that the narration lacks that that much needed emotional punch, I don't know, but this is what happened here as well.

Still though give it a try because it really is a marvellous story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-2021

Amazing book can't wait for the second one

Every time I I went to the Kindle Store this book cover with pop up. However I constantly kept overlooking it I don't know why the cover was an amazing artistic rendering. But for some reason it just didn't draw me the way I thought it would given the type of genre I read. However when I saw the book was made into an audiobook and notice that Joel Leslie was the narrator I couldn't pass up the opportunity so I ended up getting it. And boy was I grateful it was an amazing book narrated by one of my favorite narrators and Sam Burns is also one of my favorite authors as well. I cannot wait for the second to come on audio I really wish you didn't leave off on a cliffhanger but it just makes you more anxious to read or listen to the next in the series. So hurry on up and produced second book because I know I'll be getting it.

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  • person not machine
  • 22-04-2021

Super entertaining

I took a chance on a new author and was very happy with it. The narrator was good and the writing style was entertaining. This was a great pick-me-up gay romance with Actual Plot(TM). I enjoyed all the subtle nods to pop nerd culture. Sam Burns is going to be one of my go-to authors now for when I’m feeling down.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 20-03-2021

entertaining

I picked this up because Joel Leslie narrated it, and as usual I wasn't disappointed. I've not read Sam Burns before, but the story was entertaining (although the ending felt a bit rushed), the characters likeable and I was happily lost in Sage and Flukes story for a few hours - I look forward to their next adventure.

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  • Kashonna
  • 19-04-2021

Magic

I enjoyed this story. Sage is like many of us who don't see the true potential we have in ourselves.

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  • Teresa
  • 18-04-2021

Awesome

I loved reading the ebook and looked forward to the audio so much. Joel delivered in spades. So awesome to listen to, thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Sola
  • 17-04-2021

WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK

I'm absolutely dying here, I need the next book in audio. Sage and Fluke are such utter charming sweethearts, and we must know more about the mysterious Gideon.

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  • Kyle The Gnome Waiter
  • 14-04-2021

Awesome writing and narration!

I really loved this book. The plot is solid. Gideon is sexy af. Fluke has a huge personality. Joel Leslie is amazing. I'm excited to listen to the next one.

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  • R. Grey
  • 02-04-2021

Perfectly Titled Story because it’s Fantastic!

What a great story! I loved the characters, the plot, the pacing, the romance and the level of low but present angst was perfection.

Joel Leslie did his usual amazing performance and brought every character to incredibly individualistic life.

I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • Miss S. V. MacInnes
  • 30-04-2021

Loved this one!

New to me author. I bought this because I already love the narrator and the blurb sounded fab. And was it ever!? I will definitely be buying more from this author!!

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 12-04-2021

Loved It! ❤️❤️


Wasn’t sure what to expect from this author as first time I had listened to a book by them.
I have to admit, the main reason being that Joel Leslie was narrating it and the outline really intrigued me.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Can’t go wrong with a fox as a familiar 🥰🥰

Brilliant storyline, MC’s and humour - a great narrator makes a huge difference and you certainly can’t go wrong with Joel! 😁

Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the series as really want to see where this story goes 🥰

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-2021

Great story

Characters came alive by the fabulous talent of Mr Lesley. Story was fun though an easy or to predict in terms of who did what. The only thing negative was the end all happened very quickly but all lose ends were tied up. I do recommend it for a good listen with some fun moments.

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