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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Imran is sexy. He is available, but taking anything from him is illegal and could land you in prison or, at the very least, with an extraordinarily large tax bill. Imran is a Genie and Primrose a government employee, and in a world where magic is heavily governed to ensure equality for all, their relationship appears doomed from the start. When Primrose finds herself the u ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Eternal Press (first published March 2nd 2011)
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J E Cammon
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Be careful what you wish for: a common warning given to the nascent by the wise, and the reason that always follows the advice is ‘because you just might get it.’ But inexorably, someone doesn’t listen. Nicola E. Sheridan’s Magical Gains is the granted wish of an entire generation of readers bored with the same old supernatural tale plotted, produced, and packaged, but few of those starving many will be prepared for what Sheridan has cooked up. In her novel, magical beings are not only real, but ...more
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was a little strange reading about parts of my own city, but man did she do it justice! The alternate universe she has created is similar yet different. Magical Gains Tax is applied to anything magical, and when Primrose becomes the unwilling owner of a genie lamp and it's sexy occupant, she is perturbed to say the least.
Primrose is a little shy and unassuming. She has some serious self confidence issue thanks to her overbearing ex. I did find her character a little weak, but I was always ro
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a rollicking good tale about a girl and the Genie that she discovers in a lamp that she buys from a secondhand store. The problem is that in most of the world magic is heavily regulated so that no advantage can be gained by magical practitioners or those that use them.To make matters worse Primrose works for the government and absolutely can not be seen to take advantage of the three wishes available to her.Add to the mix a boorish fiancé an utterly sexy Genie and a repressed woman and y ...more
May 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book from a new author. Look forward to reading the sequels!
Phaedra Seabolt
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Nicola E. Sheridan's writing. This is the second book of hers that I have read and I just cannot put them down once I start. I think I might be in love with genie books because of her now. Magical Gains is the precursor to Magical Creations (which you can see my review for at and a character interview with Lugh who is ALSO in this book at You do not have to read them in order though in order to ...more
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through the giveaway at first reads.In an alternative version of reality Primrose works for the government monitoring magical beings magical output. One day when she buys an old lamp for her small but well put together house she accidently aquires a genie. This is bad news as he is unregistered and extremely attractive. Add to this a borish fiance who has abusive tendancies and you have a great paranormal romance. I particularly like the inclusion in this book of lesser know ...more
Eleni Konstantine
Really enjoyed this telling of the magical world set in contemporary times, where magic is taxed and anyone who fails to follow these restrictions get in a lot of trouble.

Characters are imperfect and I love that about them. I loved the sense of humour throughout but also the tale of a genie and his reluctant mistress. I won't give away spoilers but felt for Primrose and her very black moment.

Love the world of the mythical beings and drawing from all sort of cultures, especially ones that were
Jenny Schwartz
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought of Piers Anthony's Xanth as I read this exuberant fantasy with its gorgeous West Australian setting and attractively imperfect characters.

For everyone who has ever struggled with bureaucracy or wished the world had magic.

PS love the idea of a Magic Tax.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Original story which keeps your interest. Funny in parts, charactors are interesting, you want to read more. I can't wait for next book in this series.
Great read.
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A good read. Face paced and funny. I recommend it.
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Nicola E. Sheridan is a West Australian Author, who specializes in the use of magic and mythology in modern romance.
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