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Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi–it’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson. Livvy has rocketed to the top of the shaman world, bringing old friends with her but also attracting new enemies.

Even as her career soars, her personal life spirals downward. Broken bonds of love finally force her to
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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Middleworld (first published October 1st 2011)
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Katie Michaels
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
A sure sign of a really good book is when you forget that you are reading. You get so wrapped up in what's happening that there ceases to be words on a page; and you're just inside the story. That's how I felt reading this book.

The story picks up several months after the events of Shaman, Healer, Heretic. Livvie is still working as a shaman, but her life has changed drastically. Gone are her days of poverty and derision. Her bravery and her special abilities have made her famous and put
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Sheila
If shamans can heal and drugs can convey them into mystical realms, why shouldn’t video technology do the same? This premise underlies M. Terry Green’s Shaman series, making Livvy Lawson’s healing journeys seem very immediate and real. But what of the warnings, the things a shaman shouldn’t do? Wounds in the past can hurt a shaman as surely as they can the rest of us, and Livvy’s hurts might lead her in dangerous directions in this second novel.

A year has passed since the time of Shaman, Healer,
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Cissa
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This second volume in the series was even better than the first! Having done the basic world-building in the previous volume, Green can now focus more thoroughly on the plot, and on fleshing out the details in this fascinating urban fantasy world.

I LOVE the way Green handled the "Big Bad" in this- not at all the usual, even though at first it looks like it will be.

The characters grow and develop, too, and are individuals; they all have their own backgrounds, attitudes, and agendas, and as the wo
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Karielle at Books à la Mode
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog
Los Angeles is changing. Techno-shaman Livvy Lawson—who's one of the most highly coveted shamans in the area, thanks to a recent triumph in the multiverse, as well as its exposure—can feel it prickling in her skin. It's not just her career dynamic; there seems to be some other shamanic influx disrupting the natural flow of her work, too. Only when she notices a devastating pattern among her clients, and when shamans begin appearing in her middleworld, does she figure out there's someone out ther ...more
George Floyd
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good story

After reading this I was very satisfied. I read it in one sitting and n o.oiw am looking forward to book 3.
L.A.
Article first published as Book Review:Shaman, Friend, Enemy by M. Terry Green on Blogcritics.

Sometimes our past dictates what we become, some grow stronger; others will often allow that darkness or secret to dictate the direction of their entire being. Only strength will determine how we decide where to turn. That strength comes from acknowledging that secret and bringing it into the light, no longer allowing it to hold you hostage to the pain.

In Shaman Friend Enemy by M. Terry Green, we are im
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Stephanie
May 08, 2012 rated it liked it
SHAMAN, FRIEND, ENEMY
(Olivia Lawson, Techno-Shaman Book Two
M. Terry Green
Kindle File Size: 500 KB
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Released October, 2011
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Original review: FANGS, WANDS and FAIRY DUST 5-8-12 SHAMAN, FRIEND, ENEMY The Lightning Shaman Returns


Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi–it’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson. Livvy has rocketed to the top of the
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Sarah
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(I was given this book for free on a read-to-review basis.)
The second book in the ‘Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman’ Series.
Things have changed a lot for Olivia (Livvy) in the year since the end of the events in Shaman, Healer, Heretic. Now she’s living in a fancy condo, wearing fancy clothes, and catering to a very exclusive client list. She’s also got SK(her intercessor) and Min (friend who is also a shaman) working with her on a day-to-day basis, and got people queuing up to be blessed by the ‘lig
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David
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
As the story opens, Olivia Lawson ("Livvy") has been rewarded for her heroic deeds in Shaman, Healer, Heretic. Shamans are no longer scorned, in fact, they are sought after. Livvy's client list now includes celebrities, who pay her handsomely for her healing powers. This new found prosperity has enabled her to move out of her rat trap and into a luxury apartment. She no longer has to buy her clothes from Goodwill. Her friend and fellow shaman, Min, drives her around in a Porsche. Life is good.

Un
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Angela
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kindle Version (free from author for honest review)


I couldn’t wait to see what Livvy, Min, and SK would do next in this book! I enjoyed the first book and was very much looking forward to seeing them all develop more and move on with life in this book. Livvy has become a well known shaman in this book and is very busy now with her job as a shaman. Min is her assistant and SK is still her go to man that gets her all her clients. I was absolutely ecstatic when Livvy admitted to SK that she was in
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Denise
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shaman, Friend, Enemy (Olivia Lawson, Techno-Shaman #2)
by M. Terry Green (Goodreads Author)

Synopsis from Goodreads
"Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi–it’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson. Livvy has rocketed to the top of the shaman world, bringing old friends with her but also attracting new enemies.

Even as her career soars, her personal life spirals downward. Broken bonds and lost love finally force her to c
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in the Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman series, Shaman, Healer, Heretic I knew that the second book was going to be a must read.

Green quickly won me over with her amazing writing and storyline. I was really looking forward to learning more about Livvy, Min, SK and the other shamans. I knew there was so much more to their stories than what we got in the first book and I couldn't wait to discover them, in fact I was suppose to be reading a couple of other books before this
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Mary
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Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
Isn't that a funny thing in life, once your told that you aren't allowed to have something. You become more determined to get it? Even if you, in reality have realized that you can live without it. The actual pursuit of obtaining it and the effort you put into getting it, will be your driving force.
This is the second book in this series. What I loved about the first and what drove me to continue with this series was the unique twist to the Urban Fantasy novel. The lead character is a Shaman and
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Debra Martin
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Techno Shaman series and it doesn't disappoint. Olivia (Livvy) Lawson is now the most famous shaman in Los Angeles--she's the lightening shaman. Along with a fellow shaman and friend, Min, and her dwarf intercessor, SK, many are clamoring for her services--to heal their fractured souls, to cast out evil ancestor spirits or to save them from themselves. The paparazzi follow her wherever she goes, but Livvy finds it hard to enjoy her new found success. She is harbori ...more
Angie
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, read-2012
It's a year after the events of Shaman, Healer, Heretic and Livvy's life has completely turned around. She's the hottest shaman around, getting business left and right, mobs of press and paparazi follow her everywhere, new wardrobe and condo. She's basically become a celebrity over night, and is there is a blossoming romance? But Livvy's lifestyle isn't the only thing that's changing. There's something strange happening with the multiverse (again): wounds inflicted there are carrying over into t ...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it as much as the first book, Shaman, Healer, Heretic. I read every free chance I had! As with the first book in this series, I was hooked from the very beginning. The book didn't let me go until the very end.

This was an interesting sequel and an unexpected story line. I found the mother's story fascinating and it was not at all what I thought it would be. And the end!!! Again, totally unexpected. I love it when a book surprises me an
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Delia
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
In this second installment to the Techno-Shaman series we find Olivia at the hight of success. Clients have been flooding in since the Lightning Shaman has gone public. Life is not as easy as it seems though, Livvy is being attacked by a dark Shaman, in the multiverse and is also creating some trouble herself. Add to this the budding relationship between here an SK and things couldn't be more complicated.
As in the first one this book started a little slow but by half way through I was hooked and
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Valentina
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a fun series this is! It has a little bit of everything and is a wonderful example of urban fantasy.
The best part of this book, the second in the series, is the relationship development between Livvy and Sk. There is a great sense of tension between these two characters, making for some thrilling romantic scenes that are handled with care and not overdone. Livvy is a great character that we slowly get to learn a bit more about in this book, delving into the darker parts of her psyche. But a
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CαthεεBooks
My Opinion :


Shaman, Healer, Heretic, the previous book to Shaman, Friend, Enemy was a pretty good book that I enjoyed, and this book was the same for me. I have pretty much the same opinion, so that is why this review will be pretty short.

In Shaman, Friend, Enemy, the story begins about a month (or more) after the first book ended. But now, business of Olivia is way better, since she has gotten a lot of publicity all over the media. But now, a dark shaman named Dominique has set her mind to kil
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Eero
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this from the Kindle omnibus of all 5 books in the series.

After the events of the previous book Olivia has become a superstar, but she has an enemy who uses voodoo and massively networked goggles to attack her ruthlessly in the Multiverse. Meanwhile, she has her own secret activities that she wants to keep secret from her friends, and there is a romantic tension between her and her intercessor.

I did not like the beginning of this book that much; the whole Livvy the celebrity shaman bit f
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Nicki Markus
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
Having enjoyed the first book in this series, I was keen to see how the sequel would measure up and overall I was happy.

This book didn't have the immediate impact of the first one for me. With the first book I was caught from the first page, but this one took me a few chapters before I really got into in. After that, though, I was pulled into the story and characters again.

One of the things I enjoyed about this instalment was the fact we get to see a bit more of Livvy's background and also a bi
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Lana
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My second trip into Olivia Lawson's world was good.

After the events of the first book, Livvy now has to deal with being famous, and everything that comes with it. Jealousy can be a pain, literally.

With her abilities growing fast, she decides to deal with an old guilt, and it is just the wrong time to be doing it. The fame and fortune have made her some enemies that want what she has. And they will stop at nothing to get it.

I learned more about the characters and their motivations this time arou
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Victoria Mixon
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Meet Olivia Lawson: techno-shaman.

Her world will blow your mind.

M. Terry Green is doing what all authors dream of: writing a fresh, intriguing, genre-bending series around a protagonist with both guts and sensitivity, both powerful goals and hair-raising motivation, both the ability to wonder and the ability to decisively act.

Green happens to be a long-term professional author with a high-profile nonfiction reputation in a completely different field. Green also, coincidentally, is both a techno
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Nonsequitorian
Like the first book, this one rates a "good, but...". It was too short, and the main events didn't really make sense. Our protag does something out of character, and conveniently gets interrupted over and over in a weak effort to delay revealing her reasons. The villian is pretty arbitrary - sort of "rent-a-psycho", with no plausible reason why she's involved. (Hey, I'm badass bc I'm, uh badass, yeah, that's it...) And there appear to be destitute, drug-addled shamans under every rock. The ratio ...more
Rachel Cotterill
This, the second Olivia Lawson novel, takes a darker turn than the first, as Livvy has to face her inner demons, and struggle with the publicity her new-found fame has brought, as well as facing down another shaman who seems to be out to get her. I loved Livvy in the first book and it was great to see her facing some more tough challenges in this installment. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I can't wait for book 3!
Adelina
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, own, religious
I greatly enjoyed this book. It was a nice way to spend my day in the hospital just reading and caring for the new Baby Prince. Shaman, Friend, Enemy is an easy read, with a plot simple to follow. I felt there were some parts that didn't quite make sense to me, and were never fully resolved, but perhaps there's a book 3 coming out. Overall, this was a great read from a self-published author. There was a little language, but not too bad.
Stephen
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
While I liked this book it was not nearly as good as the first, too many times I felt rushed, just didn't have the smooth flow the first book did. I also had many times where I wanted to smack Livvy, but I find that often in book series, you have a different view of things than the character should. Overall it's a very good read, and as soon as the next one gets to me I'll be finishing the series
Michael
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Found out more about SK and Mamacita but she is still a mystery.

Wonderful story a young woman who never asked to be the lightning shaman, continues her life with more notoriety from previous book. Questions answered and some still need answered or filled in. Who is Mamacita??????? Hopefully next book will tell more. Buying now.
Janine Southard
Not as good as the first, some of the conflict fell a bit flat...until you knew a bit more about the backstory, which, sadly you only learned about too late.

All the same, I did like this book and deeply enjoyed the first one in the series. I'll be turning up for book 3 whenever it comes about.
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