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Blood Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters #1)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  1,728 ratings  ·  143 reviews
A paranormal romance in which a sexy witch hunter falls in love with the very witch he must kill to save his sister.
Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Wow I really liked this book. Cant wait to get my hands on the next one. All the side characters were wonderful. Cant wait to read about them.

So this is about Axel a wing slayer hunter.Axel needs a witch to help save his little sister. Yeah he goes about it in a bad way. But things worked out.Poor Darcy is just confused about why Axel needs her and Axel doesn't really believe anything she says. Man is he hot! At first he had that asshole vibe going on. I mean he was by the end still bossy and p...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I struggled hard with just how to rate "Blood Magic" by Jennifer Lyon. On the plus side, she managed to come up with a new twist on witches using a fusion of mythology, lore, and witchcraft. On the minus side, the writing wasn't as tight as I like and the story seemed to 'hop and jump' for me. So I decided to round up in the hope that the next in this series, which I DO intend to read, will sharpen and smooth out some of the rough edges I found here.

Darcy has just buried her adoptive mother when...more
What the...? My main hang up about this book was that the hero and his merry band of knife wielding warriors is that they were complacent about rogues killing ALL witches! Not only demon ones but the good ones too. The hero has witnessed his father killing witches when he was 14 and hasn't done a thing to stop him! Plus the fact his father is a threat to his own family. I just can't get past that, they were hanging onto their souls by doing nothing. They even allowed rogues into their nightclub!...more
Laura Wright
Loved! Lyon writes great heros: tough, sexy, loyal. Wonderful read - can't wait for the next one!
So, we get Darcy and Axel (and every time I read "Axel" I pictured Axel Rose or Eddie Murphy in Bev. Hills Cop, but anyway...). Darcy is an earth witch and Axel is a cursed witch hunter. Totally forumlaic in nature - they are cursed, can't be together, have wicked sex and can't keep their hands off each other afterwards and call that love, big battle, one rejects the other and then the paranormal causes them to see they are destined to be together forever. I'd say that is a spoiler, except if yo...more
Jan 29, 2012 Mara rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of romance series with a band of warriors

I wasn't sure how to rate this book, so I settled for 2 stars in the sense "it was an OK read, but nothing special". The author takes a lot of time to actually explain the rules of her universe, and it was really confusing at times. There was at least one sex scene too many, taking space that could have been used to further flesh out the characters, or the universe.

The way things went, I couldn't tell you much about the characters beyond the superficial - any of them,...more
Jane Stewart
I didn’t like the causes of conflict. Some parts were a little slow, too much thinking not enough action.

Some witches wanted more power and linked with demons to get it. They became demon witches. Demon witches harmed humans, so wing slayers were created to kill the demon witches. Thirty years ago, a few demon witches cursed regular witches and wing slayers. The result was that regular witches’ powers were reduced because they could not have familiars (their animal helpers). Also, wi...more
Barbara M.
4 Stars...I really liked it!

"Blood Magic" bounced around in rank like a ping pong ball and finally landed on a 4 Star.

I really enjoyed this book, and I hope I continue to enjoy this series. I could tell that this might have been one of Lyon's first books because there were times when I'm not sure if the story had a "for sure" place...but by the middle and the end I found myself really connected to this group of Hunters.

This world is different than our everyday "Otherworldy" novel...This author p...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own–the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic power, the ancient bond was broken, and the guardians became the hunters.

Darcy MacAlister knows nothing of demons or magic. But this beautiful young woman is about to discover the truth about her past . . . and her future. For she is a wit...more
Barbara ★
Darcy MacAlister is an earth witch fighting for her life, her man and a childs life. She is hunted for her blood and her witch powers by the rogue witch hunters who serve Quinn Young. She has been kidnapped by witch hunter (though not a rogue...yet), Axel Locke to cure his death cursed four year old sister, Hannah. During her imprisonment, they fall in love but, of course, try to resist each other. Darcy only has two weeks to find the cure before a demon witch must be sacrificed. If this happens...more
Witches & hunters have been cursed. The hunters crave witch blood & turn rogue once they kill one. Darcy was adopted & has no idea that she's a witch until the rogues start hunting her.
Axel is a hunter & leads a group of men who try to fight the curse and not submit to their blood lust. Axels' 4yr old little sister gets a death curse and the only way to save her without Axel turning rogue is to get another witch to undo the spell. This creates quite a problem since being in the v...more
I really enjoyed this one! It was a different take on the idea of witches and witch hunters. There are earth witches who are essentially good, there are demon witches and then there are the witch hunters who are sworn to protect eart witches from the demon witches. Until of course, there was the curse. Demon witches set a curse upon the witch hunters that made them crave the blood of witches. It is like a drug to them. So the sworn protectors now must stay far away from witches because once they...more
This book did start out a little slow, but that was due to the world building and setting things up, but once you got the basics and who was who it really took off.

We meet Darcy at her mother's funeral, where some strange things happen. She blows them off as grief induced visions and goes about her normal life, until one day men with knives show up. While they are attempting to kill her another man swoops in to save the day and kidnap her. He tells her she is a witch and she must save his siste...more

The best way to describe this book is HOT, HOT, HOT!! ;)

I have to admit: at first, I didn’t really want to read this book at all. The cover looked typical, the synopsis looked typical and I was nervous that it was going to be the same-old, same-old paranormal romance story. But when I noticed that one of my favorite authors, Lara Adrian, had given it a rave review, I knew I had to try it. This book is awesome!

The love story in this novel is between Darcy & Axel (a witch and a witch-hunter)....more
This book was great. Everything you would expect from a paranormal romance. And oh-my-gosh, did I say hot? Well yeah... hot hot hot. It's witches, witch hunters and demons. It's a good story line and I liked all of the characters. Quite a bit of blood... but I guess, thus... the name...BLOOD Magic. I guess it's leading into more stories about more of the Witch-Hunters and their 'soul--mirrors.' I liked it, I'll be in to reading those too.

But I will say.... dang those book marketing people... the...more
Michael Holle
I’m not a romance kind of guy. I had just finished reading a couple of books dealing with magic/fantasy and really enjoyed them and was hoping to find another good read. I stumbled across Jennifer Lyon’s book “Blood Magic - Wing Slayer Hunters, #1”. The first chapter looked good and I decided to give it a whorl.

Without giving away too much of the story the basic plot is Darcy is a witch, but doesn’t know it. One day she is thrown into the world of magic and finds herself being pursued by individ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars
A unique paranormal world of winged guardians, witches and demons. I loved the main couple of Axel and Darcy. I easily connected with them and they're relationship was incredibly hot, but the secondary characters were intriguing as well. The plot moved at a great pace and kept me turning the pages, an interesting twist was thrown in as well and I'm curious to see how it plays out in future books. Blood Magic is a truly captivating story and a fantastic start to a series, I just purchase...more
Erster Satz: The wispers were nothing new.

Die Wing Slayer Hunters Reihe war für mich nach Melanies Begeisterung wirklich ein Must-Read. Sie hat mich einfach angesteckt und ich habe mich dann auch gleich auf das Buch gestürzt, kaum das der Postbote es mir brachte. Ich habe es an dem Tag auch fast fertig gelesen weil es einfach so gut war.

Die Autorin macht einem den Einstieg sehr einfach. Man ist sofort in der Geschichte drin, erfährt das Grundgerüst, also die Infos die man braucht um alles zu ver...more
Fantastic, loved it from the first page to the very last page. Missed a few hours of sleep a couple nights in a row because it was hard to put down. Starting book 2 now!!
While the story had good bones it got lost in the superfluous details and wishy-wash heroine.
I've decided that I really do like my heroines to be smart...go figure.
cheezy romance novel, but of course it sucked me in.

who knew you could buy a book at the library sale for 25 cents that has sex and cursing in it!
Melanie S.
Juni 2009:
Axel hatte nie ein Interesse in das Geschehen um den Fluch einzugreifen – er will in seinem Nachtclub nur seine sexuellen Triebe ausleben um nicht der Blutgier nachzugeben. Als er Darcy kennenlernt ist er ihr gegenüber zutiefst misstrauisch und bleibt dies bis zum Schluss. Er kann sich seine Gefühle für sie nur damit erklären, dass sie einen Zauber an ihm angewendet hat (so erklärt er es sich, dass sich sein Tattoo verändert hat und nun das Zeichen des Wing Slayer darstellt - *seufz* d...more
"Blood Magic" by Jennifer Lyon. Book 1 in the Wing Slayer Hunters series.

I liked this book. In this book there are witches and witch hunters, demons and gods. The main characters are Darcy and Axel.

Darcy is a woman who has just found out that she is a witch. She has no idea how to control her powers or even what she can do with them. Until now, she didn't know that a paranormal world exsisted. Now people are trying to kill her and she doesn't know why. During an attack, she's saved by Axel, a go...more
Blood Magic is the first book in the Wing Slayer Hunter series by Jennifer Lyon and a Paranormal Romance by Ballantine Books.

Book Blurb:


In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own-the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic power, the ancient bond was broken, and the guardians became the hunters.

This is only the 2nd witch based paranormal romance that I have ever enjoyed. The other was Anya Bast's Elemental Witches. This author has found a good niche with this series. I read this book in one sitting; I didn't even put my nook down to eat dinner. After the first chapter I downloaded the second book, Soul Magic, because I knew that the moment I was finished with this book I would want to move straight into the next installment.

This was my first book by this author and I am glad this book...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
This series caught my eye when I was on Amazon a few months ago, looking for something new to read. When Border's was having it's Going Out Of Business sale I used the opportunity to buy series that I haven't read, but wanted to. The Wing Slayer Hunter series was one of them.

Blood Magic was a good read. I like the premise of witch hunters who were once vowed to protect witches now fear them and some who go rogue, hunt and kill them for their blood. Darcy is a witch and doesn't know of her powers...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This book was so full of world building, that it drug on for me. I can see that it will be a great series, so I stuck it out. It was really great otherwise.

Axel - a slayer who had the symbol of a crow tattooed to his back only for it to become a hawk, was chosen by the "winged slayer" to be head of the slayers. He is in his late 20's with a little 4 y/o sister who was given the death mark by a demon witch. During the next full moon, she would die without the curse being broken. Her father killed...more
(This review may contain spoilers).

I wasn't very sure about this book at first. I picked it up and, since the title was Blood Magic, I nearly put it back down again, thinking it was going to be yet another vampire story. And the blurb on the back didn't exactly help matters.

I probably wouldn't have bought this book. I borrowed it from my sister's house and, when I started reading it, I wasn't that keen on the characters at first. Darcy was all right, but came across as kind of wimpish. And Axel...more
Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyons

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345506340 ISBN-13: 978-0345506344

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In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own–the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic power, the ancient bond was b...more
Blood Magic was a new, interesting take on witches and the warriors that protect/hunt them.

Axel, and his tight group of friends, were "born witch hunters, a breed of men with a centuries-long and honorable history of protection and justice. They'd been immortal and unstoppable guardians of the earth witches, highly evolved women with powers drawn from the earth's elements to protect, heal, and assist mortals while hunting down and killing demon witches. Now, thanks to a thirty-year-old blood-an...more
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