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My Wicked Enemy (My Immortals #1)

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A desire that can't be controlled...Carson Philips is a witch on the run. For years, the notorious mage, Alvaro Magellan, has held her as his psychological prisoner. But once Carson gets a glimpse of the true extent of his evil, she flees Magellan's mansion--stealing a stone talisman of unimaginable power on the way. Her only hope for survival is a demon who ignites a ...more
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Published August 1st 2008 by Forever
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Oct 12, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
Way cool. I was a little worried when I started this book. I'd seen a few reviews which were less than stellar. Well...I don't know what book they read, but I really enjoyed "My Wicked Enemy" by Carolyn Jewel. It's got mages, demons, witches, and hot sex. And the premise of the book is a new (at least for me) take on the whole demon/mage thing. If I had to categorize it, I'd probably call it a paranormal, urban fantasy, contemporary romance. And a darn good one at that.

Carson is a witch who has
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Celeste
Aug 04, 2008 Celeste rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
I do not even know how to review this book! I had such mixed feelings throughout the entire thing! I was literally up and down the whole time. When I first started reading it, I thought: wow, here is another great paranormal author, similar to J.R. Ward's style, which was very exciting to me as I have been disappointed in Ward's last two books.

HOWEVER, I completely HATED the sex scenes in this book! And I had NO idea that she was going to segue into menage because I hadn't felt that vibe whatso
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is a debut, and a rather confusing one at that. The premise is interesting enough: there are human mages and witches who possess magic, and several kinds and levels of demons, and the mages enslave the demons to their will. Carson is a witch but doesn't know it - raised by a mage, Magellan (whom she thinks is some kind of scholar and rare artifact dealer) who stunted her powers, she witnesses him perform a bloody and violent ceremony and flees. Out on the streets of San Francisco, a demon ...more
Katie(babs)
May 21, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
Carson Philips has escaped the only caregiver she has known her whole life. She was brought up in the lap of luxury ever since her parents died when she was only eight years old. Alvaro Magellan may have given her food and shelter, but when it came to love, that was something he never gave Carson. Carson found Magellan to be a bit eccentric, especially with his studies of magical myths. Carson was truly at his mercy, especially from the horrible migraines she has on a daily basis that she ...more
RachelW (BamaGal)
Apr 19, 2015 RachelW (BamaGal) rated it really liked it
Re-read. Wow, this story hasn't lost a bit of its punch in the 7 years since I first read it. Still a strong 4.5 star read.

Darkly sensual, this book was waaay ahead of its time, enough so that some of the themes it holds and the lifestyle of the Kin (Demons) made many readers uncomfortable. Interestingly enough, some of the darker themes presented here are toned down as he series progresses. There are no 3ways in later books; the Kin's need to share themselves and their sexuality is limited to
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Linda
Apr 21, 2015 Linda rated it liked it
3.5 stars (Review contains some spoilers)

This is a promising start to the series. Jewel has created an interesting world where demons/fiends often are enslaved by mages/witches, and the fiends are the good guys here. Carson, an innocent young witch whose power has been twisted and siphoned off since she was a child by Magellan, a powerful mage, escapes with a valuable artefact after she witnesses him murdering someone in a ritual. Her freedom is short-lived, and she soon is captured by warlord f
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Samantha
Jun 06, 2009 Samantha rated it did not like it
I decided to pick up this title because it was $1 and it was by the same author who's been getting a lot of buzz for her historical, Scandal.

The premise for the story seemed interesting enough. Carson Philips is on the run from the man who raised her after seeing him perform a violent, unforgivable act. She runs from the only life she's ever known only to meet Nikodemus, a fiend (type of demon). He's supposed to be her enemy, but he may be the only one that can save her...

I tried, really I did.
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Kerry Allen
Jan 16, 2011 Kerry Allen marked it as dnf
Shelves: donated, never-again
Quit at page 145.

The heroine is being hunted by supernatural badasses with intent to kill. The hero leaves her alone at his house without any protection, but before he goes, he calls for pizza delivery so she'll open the door to anyone who shows up on the stoop. She does, in fact, welcome a bad guy in with open arms. This is consistent with the overall comptence level of the "good guys" throughout the 13 chapters I finished.

The heroine is the definition of passive. She's described as "helpless a
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MrsJoseph
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This is the beginning of what looks to be a beautiful relationship. *happy sigh*

I first learned about the My Immortals series via the Alphas Unleashed anthology. I loved the short story Carolyn Jewel included and I immediately went looking for more.

And I found it.

The more I was looking for. Seven whole books to read with more in the pipeline!! Yes, I was in book heaven. :) I started this glom with a re-read of the first short - Dead Drop - and then I w
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Michelle
Oct 29, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it
My Wicked Enemy is a Paranormal Romance by Carolyn Jewel from Grand Central Publishing.

Book Blurb:

A desire that can't be controlled...

Carson Philips is a witch on the run. For years, the notorious mage, Alvaro Magellan, has held her as his psychological prisoner. But once Carson gets a glimpse of the true extent of his evil, she flees Magellan's mansion--stealing a stone talisman of unimaginable power on the way. Her only hope for survival is a demon who ignites a voracious hunger in her she can
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Estara
Mar 31, 2011 Estara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Estara by: I enjoyed some of the author's Regency standalones
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
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Dana
Oh-ho-ho....me likey this book! This was a fun ride and I definately enjoyed the beings that Jewel created. The mage/demon structure was truly interesting and the 'inpediment' that the heroine suffered from made it actually easier to understand the magic system (strangely enough). Very good on the 'uber-alpha-male-hero' scale as well. Lots of sexy man business here for those who like the my oath to protect you aspect. Even though the heroine, Carson, is suffering from an ailment, for lack of a b ...more
Jess
Jun 27, 2009 Jess rated it really liked it
This one was really good. And it helped me understand the second book so much more!! They go into the history of the fiends, and why exactly mages and fiends hate eachother.

I really liked the build up between the two main characters, Nicodemus and Carson. There was a lot of sexual tension which made the book even better. The plot is definitely unique out there among the PNR books. It was a very nice breath of fresh air.

Great story, can't wait to read the third one whenever it comes out!
Stacey Allison
Aug 15, 2009 Stacey Allison rated it really liked it
This was my first Carolyn Jewel book. I enjoyed reading it. I cant wait to pick up her next book My Forbidden Desire. By the way, you have to be a little open-minded to enjoy this book. There is one menage scene that I liked, but I enjoy reading books like this. Most people don't like reading menage. So, if you can handle it, then by all means read it.
Mara
Apr 22, 2015 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, pnr
Re-read on april 17th, 2015. Still as good as I thought the first time.

A paranormal romance with a darker, UF feel.
Fil
Sep 05, 2013 Fil rated it did not like it
I tried, but just can't DNF for me
Lynn
Usually I don't read PNR books (I'm more into historical fiction), so I'm not quite sure why I picked this one up, but I'm glad I did! I read this book in German, though, so maybe I just really liked the way it was translated.

I loved the fact that the romance between the protagonists didn't develop too fast. To me it was believable. I hate romance books where the first kiss happens just after a few pages and then they're all over each other. Sure, they did feel attracted to each other right from
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Cbackson
Feb 07, 2013 Cbackson rated it liked it
This is the first book in a quite unjustifiably underappreciated series. Sure, at first glance, it sounds an awful lot like generic PNR - big magic dudes with mysteriously large amounts of money hang out, do violence, and somehow, all within the timeframe of the series, find their One True Ladyfriends. I think of this as the "Supernatural Frat Bros" genre.

But this ain't that.

Our girl Carson is, unbeknownst to her, a witch who's been magically entrapped by a wicked wizard of the west (coast) fo
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Kate
Jul 15, 2009 Kate rated it really liked it
This book is not for the faint of heart.

I'm serious. Carolyn does not hold back in this novel. The story itself is an adventure - your classic good versus evil with the slight problem that our Heroine, Carson, is supposed to be the badguy. Except she's not. Which confuses the heck out of Nikodemus. He's just a fiend trying to free his fellow fiends from the evil magekind.

Whoa, wait a sec? Did I say that right? Yes, this is the backwards story to what we usually hear. The good mages try to lock d
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Kylie
Dec 23, 2013 Kylie rated it liked it
I was introduced to the My Immortals series with the third book in the series and I absolutely loved it. So much so that I backtracked through the reading list and started reading the debut novel. I enjoy this author's writing so much that I even picked up a few of her historical romances - and I am almost exclusively a paranormal/UF reader - and I loved those historicals too.

My Wicked Enemy is the debut novel in Jewel's on-going paranormal romance/UF series (I am not sure how to classify it, b
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Linda
Dec 07, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
Carson Phillips ran away from Alvardo Magellan, her guardian since her parent's death when she was just a child. Magellan cared little for her, but kept her in the lap of luxury, even if it was her prison. The house was always full of his lackeys and all of them were male, with no other female in residence, she learned through magazines and the internet. When she interrupted his meeting to beg for something to stop her headache, she saw him holding a bloody knife and saw the bloody body of what ...more
Hbeebti
Sep 21, 2014 Hbeebti rated it liked it
Ok so here's the deal, I have no idea what to say about this book. I have mixed feelings. I liked the writing style. Enjoyed for the most part the characters. Understanding all the new lingo was fine . It wasn't all that hard to get into.

What was weird and kinda put me off a little was just that it seemed like at some point mid book maybe that Carson seemed like she may have sex with everyone she saves. I mean at least 4 times I thought no way girl are you crazy! The first time was an almost ,
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Cheryl
Nov 14, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Carson Phillips is a witch. She has served a famous mage by the name of Alvaro Magellan for years. Carson has just learned of Alvaro’s true nature and his plans for her. Carson escapes, taking with her a very powerful stone talisman. Alvaro sends some of his men after Carson. He wants the talisman and he doesn’t care how it comes back to him, which means Carson may live or die.

Nikodemuis is a demon warlord. He has an assignment…to take down Alvaro and his army including Carson. From all the thi
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Creative_Mii
Back in 2000 and something I started my ebook reading journey on my then smartphone, an HTC wildfire. A cute, capable phone with a rather smallish screen. Nevertheless, I loved it and the whole world of ebooks that had opened up to me. I distinctly remember my first reads being a forgettable psycological self help tome, a couple of Wayne Dyer books, the first three Kresley Cole Immortals after dark books and the first two books in this series. From then I was totally hooked on the paranormal. ...more
Tracy Dobbs
A book I got for free on my Kindle. Yes, it's "paranormal-romance", but not the now almost normal vampire/were protagonist. These books use demons(fiends) that seem to me to be based on stories of the djinn and magic using humans that can, and frequently do, enslave the demons to their will.
So, what happens when a demon runs into a witch who doesn't know what she is because she has been used and abused by the older, more powerful mage she is fleeing? Of course this is a romance, so instead of k
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Izy
Aug 02, 2014 Izy added it
Shelves: dnf, adult-paranormal
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Vashti
Sep 19, 2011 Vashti rated it liked it
I have read a few of this authors books and have enjoyed them,this book however ,I did not know quite what to make of it.She introduces us to mages ,who are the bad guys and the fiends/demons ,who are the goodguys.The witches are the heroines,so far so good.I did enjoy the story right up till the infamous attic scene,WTH was she thinking of writing this scene.That completely threw me, all of a sudden ,every fiend she saves,she has the urge to have sex with.....then towards the end when she saves ...more
Margaret
Sep 11, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it
Fiery, in more ways than one! Lots of romance, lots of fight scenes, lots of interesting story.
Borderstar
At the beginning this was so promising! But then unfortunately it didn't carry it through to the whole book.

I thought this was a unique spin on the whole demons and magic-users genre but the female character was so weak and allowed herself to be used by everyone - I don't really like weak characters. The magic use was quite confusing as to how peoples powers were channelled through others etc so I got a bit lost in some of these scenes.

Unfortunately the sex scenes really didnt do it for me and a
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Jane
Apr 25, 2013 Jane rated it really liked it
I loved the premise of this book but it was confusing at times. Demons are good witches are bad and humans have very little importance at all in this world. Once the book got going it was easier to follow. It was a little farfetched that Carson did not realize she was a witch until a demon is ready to kill her for being one.
Nikodemus is the warlord demon who wants to kill Carson and her former benefactor Magellan. After meeting Carson his mission is put on hold because of her innocence and the d
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Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and a ...more
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