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Night Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters #3)

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Ailish Donovan is a witch ready to do battle. Raised unaware of her powers, she is just sixteen when her mother tricks her into binding with the demon Asmodeus. Pure-hearted Ailish escapes with the connection incomplete but pays a heavy price: For the next eight years, she is shunned by her earth sisters and tormented by Asmodeus’s lus
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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5 Flaming Stars!!!

I loved it! (I'm on a roll lately) What I like so much about this series is the impossible circumstances the two main characters must overcome to get to their HEA. In this "episode" Phoenix, whom I truly adored in this book, not only has to overcome his craving for witch blood and becoming a rogue, but his aversion to being in a relationship at all. It sounds like he's a jerk, but he is anything but. Because of his past presumed failure, he carries a ton of guilt and has a deep
Kate Phoenix

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This is by far my favourite in the series. This book outshines the previous two books well for me anyway.

It has been a long time since I have read anything unique and original and I bow before Ms. Lyon for her imagination and the execution of this book. 5 „She’s my second chance“ +++++ Stars.

Days remaining of handfast contract: Fourteen.

Ailish is an Earth Witch with a Demon Witch as a mother. Her mother batered with her to Asmodeus as she is the siren through trickery and deceit she accept
May 11, 2011 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though I still struggle a bit with the bloodlust (but no vampires) at the heart of Lyon's witch mythos which makes an unmated witch-hunter struggle not to kill a witch, I really did think that this was the best of Lyon's series to date and ended up really liking the story once the hero forms enough of a connection to the heroine that he's not thinking of killing her everytime he's in her presence.

Both leads Phoenix and Ailish are good, with poignant back stories that have turned them into h
Shari Kay
Feb 04, 2016 Shari Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
3.5 Another case where I need some half stars.

I would rate this a 4 star if the underlying theme in this book wasn't sex magic. I know, I know. This is the third book I've read in this series and I know I'm gonna deal with this ongoing theme every time, so why am I still picking them up? Because it's a good story. It's entertaining. It's sexy.

I care about our protagonists and their friends. I want them to win against the curse, defeat the Rogues, save the earth witches and be happy with their
Laura Wright
Dec 08, 2010 Laura Wright rated it it was amazing
Loved Night Magic. Phoenix is my favorite Wing Slayer Hunter so far! Can't wait for Key's story!!
Sep 23, 2011 Kezermezer rated it liked it
Night Magic was quite a good book. Lyon did a good job of bringing the world and characters to life. I liked the characters, felt invested in them, and wanted them to triumph. The sex scenes were very well done :)

The thing is, I think this book could have been even better, for three reasons.

1. Although a good enough writer, Lyon struggles with show-don't-tell. I see a lot more potential if she would work on this.

2. The ending felt a bit clumsy to me.

3. Magic, magic, magic, MAGIC. He felt it, sh
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"

WOW… what else I can say about these amazing stories. I'm really impressed to how different each plot has been in the first three books. This one had me engrossed with the image of our heroine Ailish being a blind tough kickboxing witch. Although, it didn't seem to keep her from being sliced and diced almost to death. The suspense and danger, the good versus evil, felt true to life. And, the emotional battle for both Phoenix and Ailish made this feel like a realistic story. And, that's saying so
jitty (Just Jitty)
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Yep, I loved it. It is not often for me that a series continually gets better and better, usually the first is the best, but this series has proved me wrong.

This is the third installment and we deal with the broody sexy female protecting Phoenix Wing Slayer Hunter. He is one of the two bad boys in the group and is basically sexy as all hell. After losing his mother to suicide years ago, he makes it his personal mission to protect and save everyone he can. Two
Silver James
Night Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters, #3) by Jennifer LyonOriginal review: I'm a big fan of this series but I have to say, Jennifer Lyon reached deep inside her characters and told a story that is both heart-wrenching and romantic. Phoenix Torq is a man who cannot walk away from from a woman in trouble. Ailish is a blind witch desperate to break the bond her mother, a rogue witch, tricked her into on her sixteenth birthday. These two are thrown together for better or worse. When a book touches me so much I cry, it automatically goes on my keeper shelf ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Mar 04, 2012 Crystal ♥ RBtWBC rated it really liked it
Jennifer Lyon continues her exciting world of witches and witch hunters in Night Magic with the leather wearing, motorcycle riding Wing Slayer Hunter, Phoenix. Weaving a story of destiny and magic, Lyon provides readers with non-stop action and suspense. Night Magic was another one that kept me on the edge of my seat, because just when you think the main couple of Phoenix and Ailish were going to make it to a HEA, another twist was thrown at you! Taking readers on a roller coaster ride of emotio ...more
Mar 15, 2015 Kat rated it liked it
Basic Plot: Wing Hunter Phoenix and witch/siren Ailish must destroy the demon handfast that Ailish was tricked into before it kills her and destroys Phoenix's chance to complete his soul mirror bond.

This book seemed more focused than the first, and the romance had fewer irritating aspects. I find it amusing, though, that these big, tough hunter guys always turn into perfectly respectful, equality-minded romantic leads. It's a stretch for the imagination. I liked the concept of Ailish's character
Apr 11, 2011 ~V~ rated it it was amazing
These Wing Slayer Hunter books just keep getting better and better with each book. Jennifer Lyon writes such a great mix of action, suspense, and romance that i find them hard to put down...and this one in particular, was the most emotional one so far! I loved it! Anyone looking for a different spin on paranormal romances, involving witches should definitely give these a try.
Apr 13, 2012 Ansu rated it really liked it
What an amazing series, it seems that this series gets better as it moves on! Ailish and Phoenix were amazing together and te story of the sirenand te phoenix rising is so good. I also like that we get to still meet and interact with the other characters from the past two books. Good story, good action, read this series you will be hooked !!!!
Jan 15, 2016 Nickyrian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the plot of this third installment. Finally, Phoenix Torg found his soul mirror. Unfortunately, Ailish was betrothed to Asmodeus. Since she was a siren, she had a powerful voice that could bring back her familiar into life when she sang. Phoenix and his gang tried to find ways to help and save her soul before her betrothal to the demon king came into fruition on her birthday. Fulfillment of their plan was not easy due to the great interference of the rogues who were led by Quinn Y ...more
A.C. Wilson
Dec 28, 2015 A.C. Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuing on with the Wing Slayer Hunter Series and I am completely hooked! I love the strength of character, the raw truth and appeal that each couple has for each other as well as the intrigue. Each story is captivating and fun to read. Phoenix has blamed himself for not being enough to save his mother from the voices that plagued her. He has devoted his life to protecting those that cannot protect themselves. Ailish is definitely not one of those people until she seeks to break the handfasti ...more
Oct 02, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
Same story different title. Despite being formulaic and predictable I cared about the characters enough to see how their part in the story ends. What I would like to read next is the story of all three 'chosen' Wing Slayer couples take down Quinn Young and defeat the curse!
Apr 27, 2014 Tania rated it really liked it
Shelves: jennifer-lyon
"Night Magic" by Jennifer Lyon. Book 3 in the Wing Slayer Hunter series.

I really liked this book. The legend of the phoenix rising from the ashes has always been one of my favourite and Jennifer Lyon has done a great job integrating that legend into this story about Phoenix and Ailish.

Phoenix does a lot of things. He's a hero protecting women from abusive situations, a Wing Slayer Hunter protecting earth witches from rogue hunters, and he fights the curse of wanting witch blood every day of his
BBMoreB ~
May 30, 2015 BBMoreB ~ added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the paranormal
Shelves: own
The author has written another great installment of the Wind Slayer Hunters.

Phoenix Torq is a Wing Slayer Hunter who is on the edge of going rogue. He, like his fellow hunters, lives each day in hope of finding his soul-mirror; the only thing that will free him from the curse. His mother started hearing voices prior to her death; he has been hearing voices for the past 2 months – now he lives in fear that he will succumb to the voices like his mother did. Ailish Donovan has her own issues. She
Rebecca Besser
Aug 16, 2011 Rebecca Besser rated it it was amazing
Do you like reading about demons, witches, slayers, and gods? This is the book for you! The adrenaline packed ride is riddled with danger and high flying emotions.

Jennifer Lyon enchants and teases with her in-depth and soulful characters, while keeping you on the edge of your seat with action and eroticism.

Ailish – a blind, kick boxing witch – has to come home whether she wants to or not, but she’s ready for the battle that awaits her. What she isn’t ready for is Phoenix, and what he’ll mean to
Apr 18, 2011 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, pnr, shifters
With this book I think this series is hitting it's stride. We get to see a lot of the characters that we have come to love and get to know a couple more really well. I really liked that at the heart of this one was the mythology of the Phoenix. For some reasons I really love stories that deal with this rising bird from the ashes. I think it is because there is always the hint of forgiveness within the stories.

Phoenix is a Wing Hunter who chose for his bird his namesake. For the last few months h
Dec 07, 2011 RoloPoloBookBlog rated it really liked it
Night Magic is the third installment of Jennifer Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunter series. In this amped-up novel we meet Ailish Donovan, a blind earth witch who was bound, as a teenager, to a demon by her power hungry, rogue witch mother. For the past eight years Ailish has the victim of a nasty Catch-22: she has been desperately searching for a way to break the binding but no earth witch will help her because of the binding. Consequently, Ailish has learned little about her own magic in the intercedin ...more
May 15, 2012 Chasity rated it it was amazing

‘Night Magic’ raised the stakes of the Wing Slayer novels. I have loved both of the previous novels in this series but this one truly blew me away. I mean her sexy witch hunters will keep your pulse racing and make your keep turning the page in any book but this couple was intense, and the story that went along with them was unlike anything I have ever read before.

I have yet again been brought to tears and not been able to put the book down, thanks to the brilliance that Jennifer puts into word
Mar 24, 2014 Kamy rated it really liked it
Ok, so I had been invested in this series ever since I read Soul Magic and loved it, then I read Forbidden Magic and loved it too. But then I was really skeptical about approaching Night Magic, because of Phoenix. The thing is I loved Phoenix, his acerbic wit, backhanded sarcasm and charm and he was one of my favourite of the guys, but I wasn't sure how he would write in romance. In my head, he would either be a jerk (which I
Sarah Briggs
Dec 06, 2012 Sarah Briggs rated it it was amazing
(This review may contain spoilers).

I don't think I can put into words just how much I've fallen in love with this series. I like the entire concept - I love the fact that the witch hunters each have bird tattoos that become the familiar of their soul mirror. I like that I was uncertain of exactly where the ending was going. I liked the characters - the blend of strength and vulnerability in Alish; the violence, but also the care and love of Phoenix. And I really liked the idea with the siren wit
Diana Gagliardi
Feb 01, 2016 Diana Gagliardi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love is never truly blind

Can love and trust slay a demon bond and raise the Phoenix from the ashes? Night Magic is truly magical and flies you away through a love story so strong and mystical that you are enraptured from beginning to end. Jennifer Lyon continues to introduce you to strong, capable women who meet the match in a group of men destined to save and love them. Must read!!
Texas Reader- Stacy
Oct 30, 2011 Texas Reader- Stacy rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-demon
I truly enjoy this series, it has enough of a different storyline, that I can't compare it to anything else. Most paranormal series are just the same old things written with a slightly different spin. Phoenix and Ailish were a great couple, a very interesting blend of the Phoenix legend. The first half of the book just kept me captivated enough to keep going. But by the second half, I was completely engaged and holding my breath for the end. Each Wing Slayer has a different predator bird tatooed ...more
Silver Nona
well what i didnt like about this book is
ailish .. first what a stupied name ! second , girl would u please have one personality
are you tough as shit and dont have insscurties or the other way around ??
i dont know why the author sucks with the female characters they are all so whiny its destracting
the rest was okay . i was mostly intrigued to read keys story . loved the way she chose to portray him
Dec 04, 2013 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this story is about Phoenix and Ailish. Ailish is the daughter of a demon witch and handfasted to a demon - nevertheless she is an earth witch.

I absolutely loved this book and both characters. the story is totally different than the first two and is interesting till the end. there is a lot of aciton in this book
both characters are really strong with their own insecurities and problems. the back stories are well done and you can feel how they were formed by their lifes. I loved it to read about
Stacy Spoonster
Dec 11, 2015 Stacy Spoonster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Night Magic

This is my favorite of this series so far. The love between Phoenix and Ailish is just so beautiful and the story is so well written. I never wanted this one to end. I would recommend that you have a box of Kleenex close by when you get close to the end. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who is a fan if paranormal romance.
Chanelle Radons
Jan 08, 2016 Chanelle Radons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
book 3 in this series and holy crap was this one intense. I loved Ailish she is such a strong character for being blind and brought up with a crappy mother and I just love everything about Phoenix. so many laughs and a few tears through this one. great read and we'll worth the 5 stars to me.
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Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writin ...more
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Wing Slayer Hunters (6 books)
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