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Aubrey Griffen is a witch whose true reasons for coming to London soon fall to the wayside when she catches the eye of Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury. He seduces her into a whirlwind romance until the lies and threats of his mother force her to flee to Triaill Brimuir, a secret island of her ancestors off the coast of Ireland. Edmund goes after her only to be hit ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 9th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Rick-Founder JM CM BOOK CLUB
What a truly memorable and original novel! Torn Asunder by Kiki Howell is remarkable in its' depiction of a different time and age- and the adventures of Aubrey Griffen- a mystical and magical heroine. Torn Asunder brings to life the very essence of 19th Century England and Ireland, and in doing so, provides the reader with the feeling they are actually there! Only a rare talent can accomplish this, full of magic, drama and romance, Kiki Howell joins the ranks of the very top supernatural writer ...more
Kiki
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
About the Story from the Author:

I have always loved reading Regency-set historical romances, but it took me a long time to gather the nerve to write one myself. It was a lot of research, but I have been thrilled with the response this story has gotten so far. It was written over the course of a year, starting as a short story, moving up to a novella, and then finally it became a novel. And, having an author that I have read and admired for so long, NY Times Bestselling Author, Hannah Howell, (no
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Jennifer Labelle
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have had the pleasure of reading all of Kiki Howell’s work, and have to say, this one by far is my new favourite.

Torn Asunder captured my interested within the first few pages, and kept me turning them until I reached the end. I couldn’t put it down. The instant attraction between Aubrey and Edmund is hot, and there were amazing plot twists throughout filled with explosive intimacy, mystical shape shifting, and unique spells that reveal the most intriguing mysteries to solve. Ultimately love
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Robin Barton
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kiki once again spins her magic as only she can.
Aubrey and Edmund were simply magical. White Magic, Black Magic together? But somehow Kiki made it work. Loved it.
A true love story...with emotions from both of them that just kept you turning page after page to see what would happen.
Secrets, lies, love and sex...from beginning to end.

Well written and a book to recommend.
Kiki has done it again...
B.K. Walker
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read this novel. I was first introduced to Kiki's writing with The Sorcerer's Song, which I absolutely loved, and she brought the same brilliance to her first full length novel in Torn Asunder.

Aubrey Griffen was sent to live with her cousins, Lord and Lady Sanderly, to learn her magic. When she meets Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury, a love blooms beyond anyone's belief. Edmund's mother has other intentions for him though, arranging for him to marry The Lady Elizabeth
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Donna (BLHmistress)
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is my first book that I have read by Kiki Howell and I found I was drawn the wonderful world of Aubrey and Edmund. I haven't to be honest read too many regency romances and found myself clicking to read faster.

Aubrey a witch came to London to live with her cousins Lord and Lady Sanderly, to learn her craft where she meets and falls in love with Edmund.

My heart broke for this couple almost like Romeo and Juliet, It seemed everything was against this couple. Edmund's mother I wanted to slap a
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Raquel Vega-Grieder
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review Of Torn Asunder By Kiki Howell

Kiki Howell I feel has a major hit on her hands with Torn Asunder. I was so glued to this book that I was up til 4AM reading it, and mind you, I had to be up at 7AM to see my kiddies off to school....lol. I was just so captivated by the story of Aubrey and her love Edmund. The second I read the name Edmund I immediately thought of Edmond Dantes from The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas. That name just always conjures up images of James Caviezel and ho
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Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it
"When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly 's done, when the battle 's lost and won" — William Shakespeare, Macbeth


The Dowager Marchioness of Dalysbury threatens to expose Aubrey Griffen's true nature as a witch if Aubrey continues her affair with Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury. fearing for the safety of her cousins Lord and Lady Sanderly more than hers, Aubrey flees to the island of Triaill Brimuir but Edmund manages to find her in her secre
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Rating 3.5 out of 5

Aubrey Griffin is a witch, and she has been sent to live with her cousins to learn about white magic. She meets Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury, at a party, and they begin a passionate love affair. Edmund's mother is none too thrilled about her son being with a "lower class" woman, and through threats and lies she forces Aubrey to flee to an island off the coast of Ireland. This secret deserted island was once the home of her ancestors, and
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Bri Clark
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was an amazing and well crafted book of exotic magic and historical romance. Kiki has a wove a tale so beautifully together with magic and history that you thing you are reading a memoir and not fiction. Can't wait to read more of her work. ...more
Eric Lieb
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jon Thysell
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
As romance, the sex scenes were enjoyable. The story had an interesting premise, but a pretty weak execution that made it frustrating to read. Examples? First off, is the main male character's name Edmund or Edward? Looks like someone did a find/replace and missed a few. Sometimes even in the same paragraph. Secondly, we might talk about someone's majesty, not their "majesticness". Scenes feel padded as one character preimagines what will happen, then it happens differently. The dialog was overl ...more
Andrea Guy
Kiki Howell creates a unique story that is part fantasy, part erotic novel and part regency romance. I wanted to like this book a little more than I did, which is not to say that there is anything wrong with it, it just didn't completely click with me at the beginning.

I just wasn't convinced with Edmund and Aubrey's love. It just felt too hurried for the sacrifices that they were making. However, once Aubrey was sent to the island off the Irish coast, the story picks up and I really began to enj
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Kay Collins
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it
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Once again Kiki Howell brings the mystical, magical, paranormal to life in her book. A spellbinding book that you won't want to put down until you find out how it ends. Taking two kinds of magic, adding a mythical element and you get it all in this paranormal, romantic book. And you won't be disappointed. ...more
Cyber Killer
Jan 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: erotica
I hate to give a bad rating, but the story really was rather bad even absurd at times. Trying to find something good here, I can say the sex scenes were the best parts of the book.
Danielle
Mar 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Fans
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Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in En ...more

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