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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  21 reviews
In high-speed, high-tech New Chicago, 2039, magic has gone viral. Lily Barnett, a brilliant but drifty artist wanders into a strange magic shop where she impulsively guzzles a love potion. Erratic and unpredictable powers awake inside her. Her houseplants turn ravenous and strings of flamingo lights spout poetry. When she paints a portrait of her perfect man, he steps free...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published November 2012 by Crimson Romance , imprint of F & W Media (first published July 2012)
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Casey Dawes
Pam B. Morris’ debut book, Smitten Image, starts off as a light-hearted romp through magic and love. The visual pictures of the heroine, Lily, (“…stockings saggy at the knees, cuffs smeared with paint, and carrying a stained canvas bag…”), as well as her inner thoughts allow the reader to connect almost instantaneously. This is in spite of the fact that the world is decades in the future where the switching of magnetic poles creates a Chicago like we’ve never known.

But Lily’s romp isn’t quite as...more
Pam B Morris
Jul 02, 2012 Pam B Morris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Well, since I wrote this I must say I love it. But what else could I say... still, it is fun, very humorous with a ditzy blonde resembling someone I know very personally. For a romance, I think it offers a lot. I got into the futuristic world thing, magic everywhere, mayhem at the drop of a hat. A magic shop that never stays in one place and a lonely artist who, and I'm quoting Lily here, "is as silly as flying pigs." She drinks a love potion and then paints her perfect man who comes to life off...more
Robin
Love, Magic and Angst...what more could you ask for in a love story? Pam B. Morris' romance, Smitten Image, has all that, plus humor and characters we can all identify with. You will laugh and moan and try to push the characters together as they do their darnedest to stay apart. Thanks for the pre-read...I feel so special.
Danica Winters
I loved this book. Pam Morris has such an incredible gift with language. This book had me cheering for the hero one minute and laughing about the flamingos the next! So creative, so unique--an absolute Must Read!
Ruth Hill
First of all, this book is out of my comfort zone, and I think it is important to challenge myself to do this once in a while. So take any comments or criticisms with that in mind.

I found myself somewhat intrigued from the beginning of this futuristic romance. I honestly had no idea what to expect, but when magic first showed itself in the story, I was somewhat nonplussed. I liked the characters--Daniel and Lily--so I chose to treat this book as a fantasy and a fairy tale. In doing that, I was a...more
Méline
Beautiful and Enchanting

Lily Barnett is a brilliantly talented, but scatterbrained painter who loses her keys at least once a week. She yearns for true love and the kind of sex that makes your toes curl.

Daniel Harris is a building manager with more than a few secrets hidden behind those glasses of his. He’s a clairvoyant Reader and in love with his best friend and neighbor, Lily.

And when Lily enters a magic shop and guzzles a love potion without a second thought, their destinies are forever chan...more
Deborah Cordes
What a wonderful book, filled with magic and love! I adored Lily and her world. Pam B. Morris writes in a beautiful voice about the future several decades from now. Her world-building is first-rate, and I was there in New Chicago, gobbling up all of the details of a city born from the ashes of catastrophe. Lily is a talented painter of landscapes and portraits, but she is a conflicted young woman, filled with self-doubt about the true nature of her extraordinary abilities. Daniel, her best frien...more
Sharon Clare
As charming as Harry Potter, this wonderfully, magical novel put a smile on my face from beginning to end. I fell in love with Pam B. Morris’s poetic voice, turns of phrases and magical cast of characters.
Lily is a delightful heroine, quirky, passionate and absolutely loveable as she and Daniel struggle to be together under impossible circumstances. Hopelessly in love, Daniel is a admirable hero who never tries to change the befuddled heroine, but instead embraces the ardent artist she needs to...more
Moriah Densley
A page-turner! I could not put Smitten Image down, a fast-paced ride through a futuristic world filled with magic, art, and mischief. Not to mention a very sweet yet intense "friendship first" romance. I liked Daniel instantly, an endearing, sexy Clark Kent type beta male who came right off the page. I loved the inside look at a painter's life; the detail about composition and color was fascinating. Morris' attention to detail made her world feel very real, the Chicago architecture and the witch...more
Erin Richards
Smitten Image was a magical kaleidoscope of a read. Pam B. Morris immerses the reader into a slightly future world that surrounds Lily and Daniel with wild magic, volatile lust, and an enduring love. The author’s knowledge of art and color shine through her story impeccably. The art comes alive on the page and draws you into the beautiful worlds she creates through her funny and quirky heroine, Lily. You can’t help but fall in love with Lily as she stumbles in learning how to wield and temper th...more
Lisa White
From page one of SMITTEN IMAGE, readers know author Pam Morris is an artist. Her descriptive words create settings and images that don’t jump off the page – instead they pull the reader into the page. You are immediately drawn into Lily’s and Daniel’s magical world where portrait subjects become alive and houseplants create fear. But as is true for all good books, the center of this magical world is the love between Lily and Daniel. Their initial inability to make their love work actually frustr...more
celticmoongirl
Magic--Excitement--Exquisite Writing! Pam B. Morris knows how to write. Her words pull you in and make you feel as if you’re living in the world she’s created. It’s a joy to read and I couldn’t wait to see what happened.—then was so sad when I’d read the last word. I wanted to live with her characters a little longer! Morris paints a character like an artist moves a brush…alive, vivid and with great emotion. This story is so fresh! So clever! So well written! I give it five stars wholeheartedly!...more
Barbara Mcpherson
Morris portrays magical characters as intriguing as the art they create. The love and lust that swirls around them transforms from dangerous to sensual. By the end of the novel, the reader understands the wisdom in the words of one of Morris’s most lovable characters, Madame Bagasha: Love is as powerful a magic as any…”
Diane Jewkes
Pam Morris has created a wonderful love story set in a unique vision of the future. Lily and Daniel are quirky, fun characters and you love them both from the start. While the world they inhabit has been torn apart there is still hope and there is magic. It's a wonderful story that I would recommend to anyone who loves romance.
Rowena O'Sullivan
This book is a fun read. The writer loves color. Some of the events in the book had me laughing out loud. I did feel perhaps it was a little long, but it was well written. If you like a little mayhem, a colorful heroine and a whole lot of magic then you'll really enjoy Smitten Image.
Irene
Full of magic and laughter. Pam Morris's writing is as joyful and free-spirited as her heroine Lily.
Lady Lioness
I saw this in one blog or another, as it's the current (01/15/13) Kindle deal of the day. I don't normally like to buy Kindle books, but for 0.99, I figured what the hell.

I think it was worth the ninety-nine cents, but, overall, I wasn't thrilled. The plot wasn't very linear. I kept feeling like there were all these disparate elements flying around and things could change on a dime. Nila's her friend, Nila tattled! Lily thinks of Daniel as her best friend, no, she's been secretly in love with hi...more
Elizabeth Meyette
Be prepared to fall in love. You will fall in love with Lily, the ditzy, innocent, beguiling artist; with Daniel her soulmate full of compassion, integrity and virility; with art and its power to communicate on a level beyond words. This book swept me away into a world swirling with color that conveyed the intimacy, sensuality and passion binding Lily and Daniel. I have never read a book that made me ache to be an artist! Pam B. Morris takes the reader into a sense of the depth of love beyond ph...more
Guy
Apr 05, 2013 Guy added it
Shelves: first-reads, dnf
I'm not giving this book a rating because I didn't finish it. The fact that I didn't finish this book says nothing about the quality of the story or the writing, which both seemed fine. Admittedly, this is not a genre (paranormal romance) that appeals to me. I started reading this book because I won it in a Goodreads giveaway, which begs the question, why did I enter the giveaway in the first place?

Well, upon reading the description, I envisioned a novel that focused less on the romance and more...more
Trea
This was one I picked up on a lark to meet a specific part of a challenge, but I was prepared to not enjoy the story, as art really didn't interest me that much. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this story! It was a "magic awakening" story, but one set in the future where magic is sort of semi-believed in. There were a few twists in the magic universe that made it a fresh take on the situation. I really liked the Hero and the heroine in this book, they both seemed very real and approachabl...more
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Mother, writer, artist, fantasist, escapist and get a high out of living stories inside my head of inside a book. Author of Smitten Image, paranormal romance. Madly in love with La-La Land and my Kate,Jackson and Brett. They are the essence and inspiration of my life, my saving graces... I have Meniere's Disease, an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo. Not the fun kind either. Living the dizzy...more
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