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The Morrigna (Maurin Kincaide #1)

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I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 12th 2012 by Createspace (first published July 1st 2010)
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Midu Hadi

What I liked:

the politics of the supernatural world was interesting

the author dealt with the “insta-love” issue neatly!

the non-stop action, especially the battle scene at the end

What I didn’t like:

the beginning felt rushed- I wanted to be told a bit about Maurin before I was expected to like her

there was almost no mention of the history between the Morrigna & the goddess who grants Maurin powers.

An interesting world that I’d like to read more about.

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Aisling Zena

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Mandy Sickle
I received The Morrigna in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Maurin is human with the ability to see inside someone’s thoughts so working for the Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator works. Life is simple until she’s sucked into a supernatural battle between the Council and the triad. It’s her psychic abilities that have put her on the radar to the council hoping that she has what it takes to help them defeat Morrigna.

However being a human d
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Michelle
The Morrigna by Rachel Rawlings
I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vampires.

I didn't just make a career change
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Elizabeth Means
The Morrigna (Maurin Kincaide #1) by Rachel Rawlings
I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vampires.

I didn't just make a career change though. I'm not the same per
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Bitten_by_Books
Sep 01, 2015 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Maurin Kincaide has spent the last few years as a psychometric for Salem’s Supernatural Task Force. She goes in when the regular interrogators are not getting anywhere, and with a simple touch has all the answers the police need. Lately, her powers have been unreliable- and while it seems she is getting stronger she is also losing control. After failing in her interrogation of Seamus O’Neill, a man thought to be responsible for an unfettered demon on the loose, Maurin finds herself placed on lea ...more
Shay Williams
Jan 15, 2012 Shay Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, ebook
I really enjoyed reading THE MORRIGNA finding it to be a book that I just didn't want to put aside even to sleep. I am really glad that I started reading it on a Saturday night. Ms. Rawlings did a really great job on the character of Maurin making her someone easy to relate with. She is a strong woman in some ways but boy does she have her insecurities. I also found the secondary characters to be rather interesting and they really helped to both flesh out the story and to add comedic relief wher ...more
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Sep 07, 2011 Carla-Book Monster Reviews rated it it was amazing
Maurin works for the Police as an interrogator utilising her psyhic gift to aid her but when her powers become unreliable she is put on leave to allow her a chance to get to the bottom of it. When brought before the Council Maurin discovers more about the world and herself than she thought possible, suddenly she is pulled into a war that she never knew existed and finds that she may be the key to bringing it to an end. Talk about pressure!

Maurin is a likeable character, she makes mistakes while
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Michelle Leah Olson
The Morrigna, Maurin Kincaide, Book #1

Author: Rachel Rawlings

Synopsis: I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vam
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Brittany
May 06, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE this cover and was completely overjoyed when this book had a "free day" on Amazon. The author has a way of writing and pulling you into the story line, making you feel like you are there with the characters. There was more than one night that I had dreams about the book. The characters have their own distinct personalities, some you love to hate and some you love to love. It was so easy to fall in love with a few of the characters, rooting for them throughout the book. This is ...more
McKayla Schutt
Nov 26, 2015 McKayla Schutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I picked up this story for a book club that I am in. The beginning was a bit slower that I would like to admit but once some action started to story picked up nicely. About chapter 6 it got better in my opinion and the chapters are very short. Would recommend to people looks for a paranormal story with some fighting.
Melody
The first book in the Maurin Kincaide series, Rachel Rawlings (I see the first 3 are being sold as a set yeah!).

Maurin Kincaid works as a Police interrogator using her psyhic gift. She starts having some issues with her powers so she is sent packing. When she is sent before the Council (kind of the paranormal police), she finds out there is much more going on around her then she ever knew possible, and that she holds the key to make the world right.

I am not a huge paranormal reader but this one
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Laurie P
Could have been great

I enjoyed the book, except the inner dialog of the heroine (especially during the fighting) drove me nuts....one minute she's fighting for her life, then she has these innermost conversations going with herself....I'm like. O.o seriously? Ya have the very definition of (shell on earth) aimed at ya & your thinking about your childhood or lack of friendships....come on...first let me just say, I'm not a huge fan of long winded inner dialogs, I know many may find it interes
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Melissa
Feb 08, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here lately I had found myself getting totally bored with reading. I was reading romance/erotica BDSM. It was the same old thing BORING.
A friend of mine totally recommended this book said “I guarantee you it is fantastic and you won’t be bored” So I picked up the box set for $.99 and WOW I would have gladly paid more for this fantastic series.

Maurin is an awesome character she is a psychic being used by the council which has yes vamps, weres, witches. And of course you have to have the bad guys
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Pam Kinsey
May 01, 2016 Pam Kinsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new to me author and I was given the first book in exchange for an honest review and I honestly loved it. There was the usual vamps and shifters but there was also demons, goddesses and fallen angels and they worked. There was an actual workable story. This story start out a little slow but man it picked up and went full stop from there. I liked Maurin because she is a flawed heroine and she's not immediately a kick ass person. She starts out mainly human and grows more powerful as the ...more
Jaime
Jun 09, 2014 Jaime rated it liked it
The font that this is written in was terribly distracting and made it difficult to read. It does NOT have any bearing on my rating.

I really enjoyed the religious and cultural aspects as well as the fantastical ones. The premise of the story with the magic and supernatural abilities was a really good one. The implementation wasn't all that great. It's written in a near stream-of-conscious, so some of the thoughts, words and phrases are a bit jumbled. I don't always like novels written this way be
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Michelle Book Briefs
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net**The Morrigna is the first book in the Maurin Kincaide series by Rachel Rawlings. the Maurin Kincaide series is an adult urban fantasy series that reminded me of Desires of Demons by Debra Dunbar, in the fact that there were lots of paranormals coming together. I had some issues with the world building in this one, but once I got into the swing of the book it was a nice read. Nothing earth shattering, and it wasn't my ...more
Christine Rains
Maurin Kincaide is a Psychometric with the Salem Preternatural Task Force. After a failed attempt at interrogating a wizard, she is pulled in to the middle of the battle to save the world. She's not without help. Witches, werewolves, and vampires have teamed up, and Maurin discovers she is something much more than a psychic. But is she powerful enough to fight an ancient goddess and her horde of demons?

This is a classic urban fantasy world with some great elements. We have a heroine who can kick
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Samaris Creech
Apr 30, 2014 Samaris Creech rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Maurin is a psychic with the Supernatural police department. She has never felt like she fit in with either the humans or the supernatural. Little does she know that one day her whole perspective and life will change. She goes into work to interrogate a suspect and gets a heck of a lot more than she ever bargained for. Maurin is thrust into a battle for the world and learns may new and frightening things. She is helped along ...more
Stephanie Adams
Jul 14, 2012 Stephanie Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
100 stars. This book is exciting, exhilarating, and just all-around fun to read. One of the best books I have come across buy a new author. A definitely must read book. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
Tia
Jun 24, 2015 Tia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous Deeds

Maurin is sucked into a deceitful web when a witch gains access to her mind during an interview. Maurin's powers are a bit off and on lately but she doesn't know why or that anyone has noticed. After the witch gains access to her head, her boss gives her a paid suspension and she's recruited against her will into a war to save humanity. Those she trusts are few and those she begins to could be the wrong ones. In order to save the world she must remove the head of an old, extremely
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S.K. Gregory
Maurin Kincaide is a psychometric who can pick up images by touching an object or read someone's mind by touching them. Her abilities enable her to work for a police force that deals in the supernatural.
I like the setting and the lead character's ability is interesting. There were plenty of supernatural creatures and I enjoyed reading about Maurin's world. There were some editing issues and Maurin tended to info dump every now and again to keep the audience up to speed which was a little clunky
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Monica
Dec 01, 2015 Monica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The main thing I enjoyed about this book was Ms. Rawlings' imagination. I love stories that have strong female main characters and even more so stories that have fun mythological twists and turns. I like the world Ms. Rawlings' set up. The problem I had was the repetition. There was a little bit here and there and it began to grate on me. Also I had issues following some of the characters sometimes because of the MC's power. Overall, not a bad read. I'll check out more work by Ms. Rawlings if on ...more
thao vi
Dec 02, 2015 thao vi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars.

This book needs A LOT OF WORK. Editing and better plot planning is what this book needs.

The beginning was rushed, the "fighting" and "war" was rushed.
Do you know what this book felt like? A bad action movie where things are exploding and people are fighting every 5 seconds with no real plot.

It was a chore to finish. The author had an okay premise but it was poorly executed.

the characters and plot was poorly developed and thus everything was disconnected and fragmented.

Not my cup of
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Maghon Thomas
Well, what a surprise, I found a cool new series to like. Well really like. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this one has something of everything. We started out with a simple girl with a simple gift, she can read a little bit of your mind if she touches you, so she works with the police to help get confessions. But her powers are growing and people are coming after her... Umm, maybe not so simple after all. And then, BAM, things get really complicated really quick and I went totally all in bec ...more
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
The Morrigna is the first book in the Maurin Kincaide series by Rachel Rawlings. I won this e-book a long time ago on a blog. I finally got around to reading it. I'm glad I did. This is an action-packed book that kept me interested from start to finish.

The story is told in a conversational and relaxed tone, in first person. It has detailed and relevant setting descriptions. What I mean is: the author only spends time giving a lot of details about the setting if it is relevant to the scene. Words
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Mary
Jan 10, 2013 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book for me was just ok. Not that it was written badly because it wasn't. There is a lot of action and there is just about every paranormal creature that you can think of in this book. A lot of the time I felt confused about what was going on and/or why it was happening. I do plan on reading book 2 so that maybe everything can hopefully get straightened out in my mind for the story. I would reccomend to anyone that loves paranormal creatures and who loves a lot of action.

Maurin Kincaide is
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Gail Newbold
I did like this story. I thought it was interesting, and I do like the main character. I think writing in first person is pretty hard, especially because keeping characters interesting and the plot moving from only one perspective doesn't always work. So I applaud the author for writing the books this way.
However, I felt like it was a bit drawn out in some places and a bit rushed in others. Also, some character behaviors in some scenes seemed a little out of place. But, overall I enjoyed this b
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Runningrabbit
The editing in this was deplorable. The name 'Morrigna' was written as 'Morrigan' about half the time. Dear oh dear. The writing wasn't particularly good. Boo hoo.
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Brandi
Aug 29, 2015 Brandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

I didn't want to put this book down. The plot was great! Maurin was only slightly annoying at times due to her lack of confidence in herself. Otherwise, I enjoyed this story. I'll definitely be reading the next novel in this series.
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Rachel Rawlings is an author of Urban Fantasy novels. Her first book, The Morrigna, was published in 2010. Witch Huntbook two, followed on 2012. She is currently working on a novella in The Maurin Kincaide Series, Wolfsbane. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

I've always been one to pick action over chick flicks and I think I approach writing the same way. I've rea
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