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Preview — Motor City Mage by Cindy Spencer Pape
Motor City Mage (Urban Arcana #4)
As a cop who keeps paranormals in line, Des has a hard time trusting them. So why does he want the beautiful werewolf Lana more than his next breath? She's mouthy, flamboyant and distractingly sexy—not the type of woman for a reserved mage like him. Lana admires Des, but she can't be with someone who won't take her seriously, no matter how much she'd love to rip off his dr...more
First of all, let me point out that I went into this novel, the fourth in a series, without having read the first three books. While it is possible to read this book as a standalone, there are a lot of allusions to events in the previous books in the first few chapters that did leave me feeling a bit left out.
At first glance, this book seems to have all the right ingredients to be one that really tickles my fancy: various flavours of mythical beings all living among ...more
I've enjoyed every trip to magical Detroit so far, and Motor City Mage turned out to be another delightful journey to Cindy Spencer Pape's paranormal version of Motown.
The mage in Motor City Mage is Desmond Sutton. He's the representative of the Wyndewin League in Detroit, and a powerful wizard. But the incredibly insular Wyndewin League has a few problems with the way that Sutton represents them in Motown.
Desmond has been mixin ...more
Expected Release Date: March 12, 2012
Imprint: Carina Press
Author’s Website: http://www.cindyspencerpape.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, Urban Arcana
Series Best Read In Order: Probably.
Steam Level: Steamy
While I think that newcomers to the series will easily follow along with the action and the characters, I can tell you that it would probably be better having rea ...more
Another thing th ...more
Apparently Des a Mage and Lana a werewolf have been "dealing" with each other for ...more
But when the two of them get pulled into a case together, all of their resolve goes out of the window. Someone is working with demons to put a dangerous drug on the streets. Lana has a connection that can help Des ...more
Title: Motor City Mage
Imprint: Carina Press
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Series: Urban Arcana Book 4
As a cop who keeps paranormals in line, Des has a hard time trusting them. So why does he want the beautiful werewolf Lana more than his next breath? She's mouthy, flamboyant and distractingly sexy-not the type of woman for a reserved mage like ...more
I enjoyed it. But would like better if I had read other books before. It does stand alone. Also was lot of sex scenes in it.
Motor City might be the start and the end of this book but in between goes to many worlds or dimensions each different.
Desmond Sutton is a mage and belongs to the Wyndewin League. The league fight the supernatauls that harm humans.
He has been trying to stop demon drug that harms humans. His boss James ...more
Motor City Mage is the fourth book in this series and it appears to be the last as all of the couples who started the series are now together. I received a free copy of Motor City Mage from Netgalley.
Worldbuilding: There is a lot of new world building in Motor City Mage as Des and Lana travel in alternate realities. It is hard to tell if the world building drives the story or the story drives the world building. Either way it works and is a sign of very good writing.
Des is investigating a demon created drug spilling onto the streets of Detroit. His job for the League policing paranormal’s can be a dangerous one, but it is his life. He has spent some time avoiding Lana. She is strong, bold, feisty, and damn sexy and he has a hard time thinking right when she is around. Of course, avoiding her fails and after they are approached by a demon that deepens suspicions Des has h ...more
Ms. Pape has created a wonderfully paranormal Chicago that definitely beats the present one. I loved how she took a real live city and gave it a whole other magical side filled with extremely sexy men of different species (who said hot men were only human?)! It was a delightful read that got better and better as I flipped more pages. I'm ...more
"There's nothing sexier than a big, bad alpha showing his vulnerable side"
For months Lana and Des have avoided the attraction between them. For a mage part of the prestigious Wyndewin League it would be professional suicide to enter a relationship with a lupine. Will they be able to resist each other, or throw the League's prejudices out the window for a chance at happiness?
Action, adventure, magic, and a forbidden love; what's not to like? The Arcana series has a def ...more
Des is a mage and a cop who keeps paranormals in line. The league of Mages he works for has a history of mistrust/predjudice of the other paranormals and though Des has a family who embraces the oth ...more
The last book in the series really brings thing together, and wraps things up beautifully. I have truly enjoyed this whole world, it is a bit sad that it is now over. Perhaps we get a jump forward in time and have the children's stories.
Lana and Des are a great pair. They are drawn to each other and have more a friends with benefits joining. The feelings develop over the extended time and tense situation they fall into. I lived their witty ...more
My introduction to Cindy Spencer Pape’s Urban Arcana series was through the third book in the series, Motor City Wolf, and I liked the book so much that I immediately bought the first two in the series. I’ve really enjoyed these paranormal romances set in Detroit, and I wish these books were available in print, because I suspect fans of paranormal romance would love this series. Motor City Mage is the fourth book in the series and h ...more
I came late to the Motor City series, but after the last book, Motor City Wolf, I feel in love with Pape and the series overall. When this book became available on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it.
Des loves his job, but sometimes the older mages he works for are a stuffy bunch. They don’t like him making friends with the other supernatural forces in Detroit, despite the fact that those people are some of his best ...more
Des is a Mage cop who polices the paranormals. Lana is a werewolf shifter student who is always paired up with Des at all the family get togethers because both are the last single people. Well, not telling anyone, they do hook up.
Lana and Des get together with the demon Vin to find the person who is responsible for bringing in the new drug in town. And Des & Lana's relationship.
It's pretty good. I would definite ...more
I won a copy of this by commenting on a blog, got pulled in by the first chapter and broke my usual rule about reading series in order. While the author does a good job explaining what's happened in previous books, I now wish I'd started with book one, ...more
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I was not disappointed in this, the chemistry between Des & Lana is great...and revisiting with the other characters is always fun. Another wonderful read in this fun series.