Black Magic Woman (The Others, #4)
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Black Magic Woman (Novels Of The Others #4)

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Daphanie Carter is thrilled that her sister Danice finally found her Prince Charming even though he's not quite, well, human. Daphanie is trying to keep an open mind. Which is why she jumps at the chance to enter the hidden world of The Others when a friendly imp invites her to a non-human nightclub. Daphanie is curious to see how the Other half lives and parties but soo

Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published April 15th 2011)
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Laura the Highland Hussy

2.5 flames

At the beginning of this book is an author's note and when I read it, I felt as if Ms. Warren had read my review of Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here and this note was addressed to me personally. Which made me instantly think that this book would rock my socks...and yet, I had the same exact problems with this book I had with Prince Charming.

My complaint is that the author tells us that these heroines are strong and intelligent women, but we nev...more
Ann  Lorz
I usually love Warren's book but there was something about Daphanie Carter that set me off. I think it was the fact that after learning about the Others (days) she think she knows it all. Even when those within the Others community tell what's dangerous she acts like they don't know what they are talking about. She can take care of herself. At one point I thought they should have left her on her own. The book did get better and time went on but I was had to forget how stupid she was. Now Asher w...more
I hate to say it, but I am joining the reviewers who didn't care for Daphanie. It was very hard to like a 31 year old human woman who acted like she was in her terrible twos as she entered the world of Others. TSTL just about covers it. I like visiting again with previous characters and I did like Asher, a guardian. The last third of the book was good story telling about voodoo and curses and Daphanie a little more likeable. A little.
After finally wrapping her mind around the fact that vampires, werewolves, Fae and other species she thought were just fairy tales are actually real - and that her sister was marrying one - artist/blacksmith Daphanie Carter is excited by the discovery and enamored with the idea of exploring more of that hidden world. Unfortunately, her choice of a guide is poor and Daph quickly finds herself in a confrontation with a pompous voodoo practioner. Fortunately, Daphanie also acquires her own protecto...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Daphanie (CW made a point to say her name is said like stephanie ~ WHO the hell CARES? and why?) has a run in with a voodoo priest while out on the "others" town after ditching her sisters wedding reception. A "guardian" Asher,who is supposed to have the ultimate powers to protect humans, takes her under his protection.

It was BORING, and a MAJOR fact of her mortality, seeing that Ashers Immortal & over 500 y/o, was never resolved. Also her lovely guardian could not protect her at all. (THAT...more
Christine Warren's Black Magic Woman continues moving into the world of the Others. Daphanie is Danice's sister--the woman from the previous book--who is now marrying her Prince, and Daphanie's mind is in a whirlwind! Her sister explained to her and her parents what her new husband to be is and that of the Others, and instead of being scared, Daphanie is more curious. She wants to know more about them. So when the imp, Quigley, shows up at the wedding grumbling, he offers to show her a nightclub...more
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “In her mind, he seemed to grow in size, muscles ripping and easing until she could have sworn he stood at least three inches taller and broader than he had a minute ago. Then the pleats in his coat stretched again, this time actually splitting to accommodate the emergence of a set of beautifully feathered, enormous white wings.” (p. 43)

Black Magic Woman is book 11 in Christine Warren’s Others series. It introduces a new type of other (Guardians) and the sister of the heroine in...more
This is probably one of the best The Others books I've read in a while. I only read these to add a little fluff in between the more serious series I read. So, I don't really expect to get too into these books. Yes, I like them, but they have never been anything but a light read. I hardly ever remember or re-visit these types of books. So, I was very surprised to like this one.

I found the lead female, Daphanie to actually be interesting. I liked the fact that she's an artist but doe...more
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Kat Klein
I wanted to like this one, Asher and Daphanie better than I liked Danice and Mac's story... and in some ways I did. The storyline was better. Daphanie struck me as a stronger female - although perhaps with no more brains for danger than her sister. And Asher was a great character.

The problem I had was in the HEA. It was addressed in this story, just like in the prior ones - But not resolved. As a Guardian Asher is essentially immortal. Daphanie however is not. I don't need my HEAs to last foreve...more
Not really my favorite of the series, but not bad. Except for the obnoxious heroine who thinks she's all that even though she is pretty powerless throughout the book. And then she decides she's in love with Asher after they sleep together even though they've hardly even spoken. And really? Daphanie? How annoying. I just called her Daphne in my head. And they never resolved the issue of how they were going to make their relationship work seeing as how she is going to die eventually and he's 500 p...more
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1) Some character descriptions were missing for me while others were painfully clear. 2) The story itself was good although I'm not a fan of voodoo. No reason why, it just isn't my thing. 3) Thankfully, we get to see some shape shifter and vamps. 4) But I just fail to understand why they're jumping through hoops to help a woman they didn't know existed the day before. Well, she was under Guard by Asher, but still, the accommodations made for her...more
This was a good one although I favor some of her other books more like Born to Be Wild or Walk on the Wild side. I liked the characters and the plot was pretty interesting. She resists the urge to go in the obvious direction with the true culprit which I definitely liked. Asher and Daphanie's growth both as people and as a couple was nice to read and I liked that everything wasn't just all of a sudden perfect between them. They both had growing to do beore that could happen. Good book.
I thought the heroine is a bit naive to have followed an imp to an "Others" dive when she had no idea what she was getting into. But heck, if it nets me a six-foot plus Guardian with wings (don't call him an angel), whose only task in life is to follow me around to prevent me from harm and serve as eye-candy, I might try it myself!

Good climatic ending but I think I'm still a bit in the dark about where a Guardian and the Watcher fits in this Others world.
I love this series, The Others, but so far this is my least favorite book in it. Maybe because it dealt more with magic and possession then shape shifters, I'm not sure. This is Daphanie's story and her Guardian, Asher. Daphanie is in New York for her sister's wedding when she leaves the reception to go out on the town with an imp who is going to show her how the non-rich Others live. Well of course Daphanie gets into trouble at a bar with a witch doctor. Asher comes to the rescue but it becomes...more
Loretta Barton
It was an ok read but not my favorite of the series.
I don't like characters who purposely put themselves in dangerous situations just out of curiousity and rely on others to rescue them. Also I would expect a guardian that had been on the 'job' for hundreds of years would have more knowledge about the darker arts.
I hate to give Warren such a low rating, but I just didn't feel the romance between Daphanie and Asher. It was more like they were just together because of proximity and kind of thought the other was attractive, so why not? I didn't feel any real passion or love between them, and it totally lost me.
This is the eleventh in the Novel of the Others series by Christine Warren. It was ok. Her earlier books in this series were better. This felt kind of Scoobie Dooish. Not really a lot to say about it. I wouldn't read it again and that's a bad sign.
Again I'm not sure I liked this one as much as I did the first two, however I did like Asher and Daph's story more than Danice and Macs.

Again Quigley starts trouble. Daphanie meets the imp at her sisters wedding and ditches it to go to a club with Others. What she didnt' expect was to find trouble. Which of course we all know curiosity will only lead to trouble. Asher is a guardian of humans from Others. Hes quiet, sexy, and protective. Whats not to love right?

Together they have to battle a vo...more
Lynda Tatad
This book in Christine Warren's Others series picks up shortly after "Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here" left off. Dephanie (similar pronunciation as Stephanie)Carter has recently moved back to New York for her sister's wedding, but hasn't yet found a place to stay. She was asked to house sit while her sister Danice and her new husband Mac Callahan are away on their honeymoon. Just days before her sister's wedding, instead of the usual pre-wedding activities, she discovers that her sister's fian...more
Daphanie is one of the least likable leads I have ever read. She is rash, rude, insulting, and ignorant with no desire to learn. She and Danice are two peas in a pod, and its a wonder how either of them have survived their stories. Daphanie behaves more like an angry teenager whose mom is marrying some random dude, than a 31 year old woman who has arrived from out of state for her sisters wedding. We already read Danice’s story, and not once did she mention or think of her sister, so clearly the...more
2 stars. Maybe, just maybe, it reaches 2.5. Still waffling on that.

The best thing about this book? I didn't spend my money on it, I borrowed it from the library.

I know I'm being harsh, but this is the latest in a series of disappointing reads from Warren. I really enjoyed the original Fantasy Fix stories for Ellora's cave. And the initial transfer of the series to mainstream fiction seemed to be going well. Walk on the Wild Side is still one of my favorites. But I found Daphanie just as TSTL as...more
Michelle Tempted By Books
So we met Daphanie's sister in"Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here", but this is the first we learn of her. Daphanie is pretty similar to her sister, to the point of annoying. The eye rolling was obnoxious, as was the "you don't tell me how to behave" attitude. What bothered me about the attitude was that she didn't know ANYTHING about the Others and yet she is going to just ignore all advice and get herself into a world of hurt. In comes, Asher. He is the Guardian on duty the night Daphanie gets...more
Apparently, I was so busy trying not to hate Daphanie that I never really got into the story. As Asher ponders (frequently), it's not that she's stupid so much as she is ignorant about the Others. Unfortunately, while she exhibits wild-eyed delight at viewing Others in the wild, so to speak, she never tries to overcome her ignorance enough to treat them as sentient creatures who have lives beyond entertaining her, instead she hides behind her ignorance as if that will excuse her rude, narcissist...more
Despite all flaws I was going to give this book 3 stars, but the ending was so disappointing that I decided 2 are more appropriate.

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Mar 15, 2014 Cindy added it
these are TOUGH to put down. Went to bed thinking I'll just read to next chapter. Then ok just one more chapter then ok this is the last chapter , then this is really the last chapter LOL. Before I knew it the book was done. These are FABULOUS stories. I love how I am captured from the beginning and it holds my interest. Enough of a back story to the characters to tell me who they are but not so much I get bored.
Oleta Blaylock
This is Daphanie Carter (Danice Carter's older sister) and Asher Grayson's story. Daphanie is a smart mouthed gypsy that has decided to settle down in New York. She finds out about the Others just before her sister's wedding. She gets in trouble with a witch doctor. I think that she handles the news of the others and she fights the possession with grace and courage. Asher is all alpha male that has seen more of human nature that anyone should. Asher is a Guardian. An immortal that guards humans...more
I think this one was a little odd at first. However it was mad funny to me because of the little goblin and the fact that the sister didn't know anything about what she was getting mixed up in.
Lisa M
3 1/2 stars Black Magic Woman is a light read, and I don't think it pretends to be anything else. There's not a lot of depth to the characters or the plot, but there are some moments of humor. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending, because, as one reviewer noted (view spoiler)

This is the 11th book in the series, but chronologically I believe it's the 4th book. It takes place...more
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