Phenomenal, uniquely fresh, and captivating are only a few of the terms being used to describe The Oldest Kind of Magic, the debut paranormal romance by Ann Macela. Just in time for Halloween comes a magical novel of love and spell-casting that evokes the spirit of Bell, Book, and Candle.
What if you could use magic to help you do your everyday job? An enchantment to balance the cash register? A spell to fix the plumbing or the truck? A charm to repel dust? A bewitchment to make the correct diagnosis? Maybe a little something to calm down the kids.
Such is the world of Ann Macela’s “practitioners,” people who can use magic in their work. Who’s to say, after all, that such people don’t exist? There are prodigies who seem to have a “magic” touch with whatever they do—from business to the arts. How many times has someone been described as a “born engineer” or mechanic or cook or writer or whatever, or seemed to find so easy what you find so difficult? Maybe these people are working a little magic?
Daria Morgan is a magic practitioner who uses magic and spells to do her everyday job as a management consultant. John “Bent” Benthausen is a CEO who, despite improvements in production, can’t make a profit. He needs her help. With her special gifts, Daria gets right to the heart of Bent’s problem—crooked employees. Crooked, vicious, employees who are now out to get Daria. Those are just Problems One and Two.
Problem Three: An ancient force, an irresistible compulsion, called the soulmate imperative brings together magic-users and their mates in a lifelong bond. And it won't be happy until they surrender to the inevitable . . . the Oldest Kind of Magic . . .
Released by Medallion Books on October 1, 2005, and available now through all Internet and brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Price: $6.99 US/$9.99 Can.
Format: Mass market paperback
Publisher: Medallion Press, Inc. www.medallionpress.com
Here’s what the critics are saying:
THE ROMANCE STUDIO
“THE OLDEST KIND OF MAGIC is a novel by Ann Macela. Ms. Macela’s writing was consistently flowing - it bewitched this reader into turning the pages. Between the spell casting, laughing until the tears roll down your face, and the plausible adventures, you will be drawn into the story until the very end! Bravo, Ms. Macela, you have a hit on your hands and this should be an award-winning year for you! This author is a voice that can not be denied—her first published paranormal novel is distinctly defined, with refreshingly sharp nuances! . . .
This is a phenomenal paranormal story that you must read! This comes with the highest recommendation from the reviewer. It is a perfect five hearts—the story screams more sequels and this reviewer can not wait to get her hands on those!”
- 5 Hearts
Janalee, The Romance Studio
“Macela has broadened magic and romance horizons with this different tale of love. Corporate espionage and wonderful secondary characters make this book an enjoyable read.”
- 3 Stars Faith V. Smith, Romantic Times Book Club
AFFAIRE DE COEUR
“ . . . Ann Macela has crafted an enjoyable, magical romance with an uniquely fresh premise and interesting characters.”
- 3 Stars. Angie Sarge, Affaire de Coeur
THE BEST REVIEWS
“Charming Romantic Fantasy”
“Ann Macela writes a charming romantic fantasy that will remind the audience of Bell, Book, and Candle. The story line is fun as delightful Daria meets her soulmate who to her chagrin is a non-practitioner; breathtaking Bent has no problems adapting to her wacky family who adopts him as if they have known him all their lives. . . . Once fans close the book and blow out the reading candle, they will anxiously await the soulmate of Daria's sister to ring her bell.
- Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews
ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY
“With appealing characters and a bit of suspense, THE OLDEST KIND OF MAGIC is a captivating novel.”
- Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today
THE ROMANCE READERS CONNECTION
“The attraction and the action lead you on an adventure and make it hard to put this one down. You will find yourself looking forward to more from this remarkable family of practitioners.”
- 4 Hearts, Lori Sears, The Romance Readers Connection