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Sacred Places (Druid #1)

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Ancient, eternal, magikal, and in love with a woman immune to his charms. The combination can bring even the strongest druid sorcerer to his knees. Coyle O'Caha, a seven-hundred-year-old, immortal druid sorcerer, has one claim to fame - his experience mentoring fledgling witches. Three years ago, he found his soulmate, Deri Sullivan. With Deri haunting his dreams, he can

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Published (first published August 2006)
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This is a sexy little quickie. Coyle is 700 year old immortal sorcerer. When he first meets Deri he is instantly drawn to her. But he believes that she is only a human and because of that she cannot be his true soulmate and Druids can only mate with other magical beings. Deri is on the run from a stalker ex. Forced into giving up her magik or face imprisonment for the rest of her life she ends up in the town of Grove Bluff looking for a place to hide.

The sparks fly when these two meet and I hav
Sacred Places is the first Novella in Mandy Roth's Immortal Highlander series. This is an enjoyable short read that helps take you into a fantasy world of magic, witches and 700 year old hunky Druids.
The story takes place in a small town in the present. Coyle a gorgeous sexy Druid who not only has important responsibilites as a high level Druid, he also owns and runs a popular bar. Women seem to be drawn to Coyle like he is a magnet.
Deri is a pretty witch who has been framed and exiled from her
April Symes
***A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review***

Quick but fantastic read about Coyle O'Caha-a seven-hundred-year-old, immortal druid sorcerer, has one claim to fame - his experience mentoring fledgling witches. He found his mate-Deri Sullivan when she came to work for him but believes at first she is human so he doesn’t pursue her as his mate. But there is more to Deri than meets the eye.

Deri is a witch from a family of Magik holders. She has been sanctioned for using her Magi
Death by way of Coyle overload!

Oh how I wish I could have a Coyle too!!! *sigh* too bad he is fictional! But I guess that is why he is so damn perfect! LOL What a HOT story! SUPER AWESOME!!! And yes, I will say it – I wish it had been longer!! It was so great!!! It has fantastic story, it’s magical, it’s funny, it’s both equal parts hot and sexy…and okay! I will be honest! Having it a shorter story did make it hotter and probably part of the reason I enjoyed it so much! But on the other hand, I
Beth is also on Leafmarks
First off let me say I received a copy free for review. That does not and will not effect my review.

As this is a novella I don't hold to the same standards I would expect from a full book and I did enjoy the story.

The heroine Deri is a witch from a family of Magik holders. She has been sanctioned for using Magik that harmed a human. The problem is she is innocent but can't get anyone, even her own family to believe her over Chad the slime ball responsible for the damage. Looking for a place to h
Mandi Mundt
Sacred Places is a really fun novella full of magic and romance. Deri Sullivan, a natural-born witch, is exiled from her home and family when she is convicted of a crime she didn't commit. Deri decides to start over in Grove Bluff, a seaside town she remembers fondly from her childhood. Many of the locals recommend Deri seek employment at the popular Dagger's Edge Pub. Deri's new boss, Coyle O'Caha, is the most beautiful man she has ever seen. The pair are drawn to each other but neither acts on ...more
Kristen Johnson
This was an expanded and revised edition, so even if you've read the original story, this one is different and worth the read!

Full Review coming soon. Originally posted review on Insightful Minds Review blog.

This is a revised/expanded version release. If you have read the original, this version is worth the buy and re-read. It’s like a brand new story!

Sacred Places is a novella featuring the story of Coyle and Deri. Coyle is an immortal Druid and Deri is a witch, who happens to be in hiding.
Maura Frankman
Deri is a witch wronged by an evil ex. Coyle is an ancient Druid. When Deri is exiled for misuse of magic(framed by her ex), she has to rely on her accounting training to make a living. Worried that her lack of references will make that impossible, she is drawn to Coyle's pub in Maine. She and Coyle are very drawn to each other but Druids are forbidden to mate with humans and he has no idea that Deri isn't exactly human. Unfortunately, Deri's ex isn't finished with her yet.

I really enjoyed this
Beth Fuller
Deri has a number of issues on her plate, not the least of which is being kicked out of the Magick community. Grove Bluff is a place remembered from her childhood and the place she has decided to escape to. It is also the home of Coyle O'Caha, an ancient Druid, panty-melting pub owner...oh, and member of the Magick High Counsel- the same folks who kicked her out of her community!

Sacred Places sets up the backstory and introduces a number of the characters of the Druid Series. Coyle and a fair n
Great Book!
This is a great book; it is the first book in the Druid Series by Mandy Roth. Deri is a natural born witch who was forced away from her home and told never to perform magic again. She was convicted of a crime that she was set up for by her ex. She runs away to a town called Grove Bluff that she remembers from her childhood. She starts working for the sexy Coyle O’Caha who ends up being a seven hundred year old druid sorcerer. They are instantly attracted to each other but they both do
Deri Sullivan is a witch who has been banned from seeing her family, anyone from her past and using her magic for years by the PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation), all due to scorned ex Chad Miston who keeps tracking her down and making her life a misery, and all this is because she kept turning him down.
Going from town to town and not wanting to stay too long in one place incase he finds her, Deri ends up in a seaside town she remembers from her childhood called Grove Bluff. Looking for a
iliana G
I was given an arc by the author for an honest review.

The story was good...though it could be better.
It was a short sotry that tried to fit 2 lifetimes and i think that Mandy was not succesfull at that.
Also at times i felt like i was reading a scrumbled book.
I was reading of her being there 2 months and all of a sudden she is there 3 years.
Then while having sex she tells him she is a witch and a few lines below he asks her if she is a witch.
The book had flaws but it was a good start to a series
Love a Scotsman. And Mandy gave us a couple of sexy ones in this expanded book. After 700 years Druid Sorcerer Coyle O'Caha has given up on finding his soul mate. Until in walks Deri Sullivan. She needs a job, she has relocated and is hiding her magik as a witch. She has it well hidden even from super sorcerers. But the wild attraction they have for each other is not so easy to hide.

Although for personal reasons both want to protect the other and fight their mutual downright lust for years, unti
Laura Greenwood
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Title: Sacred Places
Series: Druids (#1)
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 2006
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

After 700 years, Coyle is more or less convinced that he won't find his chosen; his other half, any time soon. When Deri Sullivan, a witch banished for something she didn't do, walks through the doors of his pub it does things to him and to his magic. Both
Lies, Love and Magic

Lies are told, judgement is given. After being convicted and banned for misuse of her magic, Deri startes over in a little town that has always called to her. She needs a job, told the local pub is hiring she heads over. Coyle is the owner and a Druid, he and his family are charged with caring and keeping the local witches safe. When they meet it is nothing short of magical. The attraction is instant and confusing, Coyle can't mate with a "human" and Deri can't place a "human
I enjoyed this story from Ms. Roth. Both Coyle and Deri were strong characters. They fought their attraction thinking there was no future. I appreciated their desire to do the right thing even if it hurt. Deri was feeling adrift but didn't allow that to know she was worth more than it appeared Coyle could give her. While Coyle was protecting Deri the only way he could even if it was unnecessary. I enjoyed the friendship that Coyle and Deri managed to cobble together. I liked that friendship came ...more
Cilicia White
This a novella in the Druid Series. This is also the first book and a standalone in which you can read the stories in any order. this one is about Coyle, an immortal sorcerer who is part of the High Councel, and Deri, a witch who has been band from using her magic by the PBI. Deri, moves to a new town and is hired by Coyle to work at his bar. There is an instant attraction between them, but they don't know what each is so they decide that they can't be together. Three years later when someone fr ...more
Rebecca Whaley
This book was pretty good. The story was good and the characters were likable and somewhat relatable. I wish the book had been longer because there could have been so much more going on and the world building could have gone into more detail. The author didn't go into how their council or this PBI (paranormal bureau of investigations) works. The battle with the dark Mage could have been better. I gave this book 4 stars because there was a lot I liked about this book. The characters were good. I ...more
When the truth finally comes out.
When Deri Sullivan Ex (Chad) set her up and has her take the fall for things she didn't do, the Council of Magiks rule her in the wrong and sentence her to no contact with her family and band from using her magik. So she by all rights appears human to all. Even her new boss (Coyle) who is an immortal druid sorcerer and part of the council. But never before meeting her he doesn't know she have any magik. And his body says she’s his mate but that can’t be, because
Dawn Dohey
Deri Sullvian was sort of on the run, she need to get away and start a new life with a new name to hide with no contact with the ones she loved.She had been framed and was on trial for using her magik against another.Her only fault in the matter was falling for a dark sorcerer by the name of Chad Mintion. Her punishment could have been death one most favoured by the PBI and High Council .Instead she was to go away and start new forever banned from using her magik.
Coyle O'Caha was the owner of a
Carla Sabatino
Great love story but It seemed rushed in some places and slow in others. Ilove the humor between Korey and Coyle, I love the amount of secret attraction Dori and Coyle have towards one another. I also love the role of the grandmother and I hope she's in more of the rest of the series.

I have read alot of Mandy's work and she never disappoints. There were alot of questions unanswered here but I'm sure theres a reason that will be answered in the books to follow. I personally PLAn to find out. :)

Laticia Overton
I completely loved this novella. Though it was short it was written so well I barely noticed. The characters were rich and the plot had depth, I thought the story was unique and I didn't want to put it down. I found Coyle and Deri to be awesome characters. I loved their opening scene together where their attraction was so strong and they had to fight so hard to resist each other. I am eager to read more of this series. I loved how Deri was being treated so poorly and bullied and she winds of bei ...more
Excellent book and premise. Deri has to flee her family and not use her witchcraft all because of a man. She finds herself working at a pub for Coyle. But Coyle might be more than he seems. Sacred Places was a delightful story about trying to do the right thing and keeping the humans safe even if that means staying away from the ones you want. Deri wants Coyle and Coyle wants Deri but they have to keep away from each other. Then there’s still Deri’s ex out there looking for her. He’s the reason ...more
Katie Alanis
Quick addictive read.

What a fun well written book that had me itching to get to the next page/ the next chapter to find out what happens. The main character Deri is a feisty witch who has been banned from her family and is on the run from a very bad person. She lands herself in Cottage Grove where she finds herself looking for work at the small pub in town. Coyles and Korey are sure to make your heart race and your mind paint a vivd picture of their manly appearance. Highly recommend for anyone
Lisa Lopez
This was really good. I was surprised having already formed an opinion from reading the book description, which I will not rehash. The Hero Coyle did and did not act as expected and when I got to that OH moment of what had been going on for three years and not what we thought, I was pleased. The h Deri is great because even when she has the literal man of her dreams ready to take her, she lets him have it for not treating her like a lady. Essentially this is what I call a really good quick read. ...more
Samantha Hodges
Need something quick to read... this the book then. Once you start reading it is hard to put down. I just loved the chemistry between Coyle and Deri!
Coyle is a seven hundred year old immortal druid and Deri is a witch who has gone into hiding and not allowed to use magic. Coyle never realized that Deri was a witch until three years after meeting her. It took both of them three years to admit their feelings for each other. Once they realized they were destined mates, nothing could stop the heat
Coyle O'Caha is a 700 year old immortal druid sorcerer who just so happens to own a Dagger's Edge Pub, and is also the leader of the Council of Magiks. Deri Sullivan is hiding from her past and cannot use her magik as she has been forbidden to do so, and if she does, the Council will punish her.

The chemistry is there between these two, but neither of them are willing to take their relationship to the next level for a good many years, until Deri's past shows up - then all hell breaks lose, and de
Selina Durio
Coyle and Deri are a fun cute couple. Deri is trying to stay under the magical radar after she is exiled and does not realize she is working for not only a druid, but a member of the High Council. I loved the byplay between Coyle and Korey, they were truly a fun set of cousins. My only drawback in the book is that there seems to be gaps in time. Chad is supposed to be this powerful dark mage and he is killed by being thrown over a cliff. Those two parts are what prevented me from giving it five ...more
Nikki Brooks
Deri is a witch, who has been banned from using her magik or contacting her family after her former boyfriend, Chad, used Magik that harmed a human, and promptly blamed her for it. Paranormal Bureau of Investigations enforces the sanctions and she ends up in Grove Bluff, a town she's passed through years ago and had felt at home in.

Coyle is the owner of the pub Deri goes to looking for work. He is a 700 year old, tattooed, Scottish Druid, who protects the local humans from things that go bump in
Deri Sullivan had wanted Coyle O'Caha every since she started working at his pub three years ago, and knowing he was filthy rich and quite the ladies man, but she still wanted him--bad! Just his Scottish lilt made her cream and every night she dreamed of mounting him, but the morning after left her so sexually frustrated. Coyle was a mortal and she was a witch, not the best combination, so why was she went with Chad with their on and off relationship as he was mortal too? Deri's father had high ...more
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Mandy M. Roth is a self-proclaimed Goonie, loves 80s music and movies and wishes leg warmers would come back into fashion. She also thinks the movie The Breakfast Club should be mandatory viewing for…okay, everyone. When she’s not dancing around her office to the sounds of the 80s, she’s busy
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