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Going Under

(Bound by Magick #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  765 ratings  ·  80 reviews
“Lauren Dane always delivers a steamy, exciting ride,”* and she does it again in her new novel of two lovers fighting for their lives against a rising threat, and a passion that’s just as dangerous…

In the wake of the Magister’s rampage, chaos rules. Left reeling, the Others and the humans scramble to create a some sort of unity in the face of growing unrest and violence fr
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Mass Market Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Berkley Sensation
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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First of all, I’m totally biased in regards to this story because I’ve been wanting Gage to get his HEA from the very first book of the series. He’s the good boy that’s really sort of a bad boy, that I couldn’t get enough of. And GOING UNDER didn’t disappoint. This story was not what I was expecting but it delivered on everything I wanted.

I know a lot of people have the bad habit of picking up books out of order, but I find that in this world and with th
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Stephanie
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original Post at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane Says More About Human Nature than "Other" Nature


GOING UNDER was very different from anything I had ever read by Lauren Dane. It occurs in the same world of "Others" that The de LaVega Cats and the Cascadia Wolves Series occupy but it felt very different. It felt more like Dane was in a literary fiction mode, reminiscent of Piccoult but with a lot more sex. Or, maybe it's because the story is told from the Witches' perspectiv
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Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lauren Dane is definitely one of my favorite authors. I'm always not~so~patiently waiting for her next release. Bound By Magick is a favorite series of mine and it continues to get better with each new release. I LOVED Meriel and Dominic in Heart Of Darkness and I ABSOLUTELY ADORED Simon and Lark in Chaos Burning (Chaos Burning is by far my favorite of the series and Simon and Lark are one of my all-time favorite couples~Lark has to be one of my all-time favorite heroines~just love her character ...more
Mskychick
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-contest
I won this book via a giveaway from READ~write~LOVE. This is book 3 in the Bound by Magic series. I have read book 2, and also gave book 2 a 3-star rating, like this one. I don't care for this series as much of some of Lauren Dane's other works. I would characterize this book as more of an Urban Fantasy/Sci Fi sort of book than a romance. I felt like the romance was sort of an afterthought rather than the focus of the book.

This book is mostly about the gowing strife and looming battle between hu
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Dianne
Going Under is book three in a series, but I didn't feel lost when reading it! (Although I do wish I had the background of books 1 & 2, as well as the pleasure of reading them!) The Others (witches, weres, vampires) have been outed and the world knows they exist. In true 'normal human' fashion, there is intense fear and unfound hatred for the Others by many, from their neighbors to top political figures. The hate crimes against the Others is escalating, their voices are not being heard. They ...more
Chris
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I enjoyed this book but not as much as 1 & 2 - this became a political rage against the machine and lost a little joy that the first books held. It just became more and more heavy and I lost the developing romance between Molly and Gage. These two just didn't sizzle for me
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Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Publish Date: Out now
How I got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

“Lauren Dane always delivers a steamy, exciting ride,”* and she does it again in her new novel of two lovers fighting for their lives against a rising threat, and a passion that’s just as dangerous…
In the wake of the Magister’s rampage, chaos rules. Left reeling, the Others and the humans scramble to create a some sort of
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Angela Crockett
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just finished book 3 of the Bound by Magick series GOING UNDER. Lot's of action but sadly the reason for it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Racism and discrimination, even if its for witches, vampire, weres and others. Hopefully when I get to book 4 there will be some peace. It's very hard not to be emotionally vested when you read about how people are abused. . . . even if they are not of this world.
Krystal Finch
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This one was better than the last! Took me a few mins to really get into it but wound up loving it!
Tammy  Zautner
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
"People. Others. Witches, to be exact."

Going Under was a very different Lauren Dane read for me. At first, I was not sure if I liked it, I found it to move a bit slow in the beginning. The story focused more plot heavy then her other books I have read. About 35% in I found myself really starting to like Gage and Molly, they grew on me as a couple. In addition, I thought the plot was very intriguing. The Others (Witches, Vamps, & Werewolves) are living in secret until a hate group, called PUR
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Novels On The Run
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 26th September 2013:

RATING: 3.75 GAGE STARS!

I do enjoy reading Lauren Dane’s works. Going Under is the 3rd book in the Bound By Magick series.

Gage Garrity is a guy I have liked since book one. I think he is a stand up guy and very loyal to Clan Owen.

I like very much how Lauren writes very strong women. Molly Ryan is a strong woman who at times can be too strong for her own good.

Molly Ryan has lost her job, her business, because she is a witch. Lauren really brings home
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Michelle  novelsontherun
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 26th September 2013:

RATING: 3.75 GAGE STARS!

I do enjoy reading Lauren Dane’s works. Going Under is the 3rd book in the Bound By Magick series.

Gage Garrity is a guy I have liked since book one. I think he is a stand up guy and very loyal to Clan Owen.

I like very much how Lauren writes very strong women. Molly Ryan is a strong woman who at times can be too strong for her own good.

Molly Ryan has lost her job, her business, because she is a witch. Lauren really brings home
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Book Binge
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Magister has come and gone – been defeated by Clan Owen. Now witches are known to humans and all hell is breaking loose. Groups like PURITY are calling the paranormals “Others” and outing them on tv shows and websites. No one is safe.

Molly is a PR person with a human mother that didn’t know she was a witch until she was 13 years old. She hasn’t hidden who she is but she hasn’t broadcast it either. Now the PR company that she helped build is firing her for being a witch. She wants her job bu
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Debra Taylor
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it

Being new to this series, I was a bit lost at first. I've found it hard to jump into an ongoing series I know nothing about. But it was a Lauren Dane book and I am crazy about her work. So it was with some trepidation that I chose this book, and I'm so glad that I did. Turns out that it is set in the same world as Dane's Cascadia Wolves and de LaVega Cats series,with me being very familiar with both of those, it was easy to catch up.
Going Under reminded me,unfortunately, of how quick we sometime
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Ellie
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Going Under, Bound by Magick #3, by Lauren Dane
Grade: B

“A woman with my taste in shoes would never eat a kitten.”

Molly Ryan didn’t know she was a witch until she was thirteen years old and has spent the majority of her life surrounded by and living with humans. After the Magister entered the world and half of Others have died, including Molly’s adoptive father and sister, the humans in the world have started attacking Others. Molly is fired from her job as a partner at a PR firm she help build f
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Deelylah Mullin
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
Going Under, Lauren Dane's latest edition to her Bound by Magick series, contains a delicious mix of emotionally charged content with a healthy dose of hot, steamy scenes, bringing the characters, settings, and situations to life for the reader. Definitely a must-read for anyone who loves witch/shifter/vamp stories!

I think what I enjoyed the most about Going Under was that it felt like the subplot was the budding romance between Gage and Molly. I always felt that the conflict with the human supr
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Lesley
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So the threat of the Magister had me gnawing at my fingernails at the end of Chaos Burning the second instalment in Lauren Dane's excellent Bound by Magick series, and I'm happy to report the threat in Going Under was even more sinister as the Clan witches or "Others" find themselves outed by the very vocal and very vicious pro-human faction Purity. The resulting backlash sees ordinary Others being forced out of their jobs and homes.

Molly Ryan who was brought up by her human mother until her ma
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Nichole ~Bookaholic~
May 2015 - Reread to catch back up and finish the series


okay, so first I have to say....seeing Warden's in this one just makes me want to go back and read the Cascadia Wolves series Enforcer (Cascadia Wolves, #1) by Lauren Dane& De La Vega Cats Trinity (de La Vega Cats, #1) by Lauren Dane and the reference to the Lycians I want to read Threat of Darkness by Lauren Dane.....I think 2013 might entail the re-reading of many of Lauren Dane's books to revisit with some of my favorite characters.

Now, this book, first I have to admit that I have not yet finished the book prior to this...I had actually set it aside t
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Lillie
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, arcs
In Chaos Burning, the Magister left a trail of destruction like this world has never seen. Thousands of Others vanished. Now witches, shifters, and vampires are all grieving for lost loved ones but they have no time to mourn. The humans now know of their existence and, in their fear, are lashing out. Molly Ryan was raised in the human world, outside of the clans, and never really related to being a witch until she was fired from the PR company she had built. Her life spinning out of control, her ...more
Shirley Frances
So I saw this on NetGalley and requested immediately. Hey, it's Lauren Dane and I've enjoyed most of her books. However, I failed to notice that this is the third book in an on-going series. Nevertheless, I bought the other books in the series, since my series OCD demanded I do so before starting this one.

I am glad that I took the time to do that. Although Lauren Dane does give a bit of back story of what happened in the last book, I don't think that it was enough for me to read it as a stand al
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E.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Going Under” by Lauren Dane is another fascinating addition to the ‘Bound By Magick’ series and takes place after the world has been permanently damaged by the actions of the being known as the Magister that were described in “Chaos Burning”. Fans of the series will delight in getting an update of characters from the previous books but the story centers around Molly Ryan as she struggles to cope with a country being whipped into hysteria by haters of Others. A campaign to destroy the rights of ...more
Darcy
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was so frustrating for me, mostly because the whole storyline revolved around hate, racism, and bigots, something that I can't stand. Sure the people being discriminated against were witches, shifters, and vampires, but it easily could have been written about any race, religion, or anyone else that has been discriminated against down through history, and it wouldn't change the story one bit.

I really liked Molly, loved how she turned her love of PR to help her people. I thought she did
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Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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Donna Zink
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Definitely enjoyed the book. Mrs. Dane does her usual excellent job of breathing life into the people that populate her book. Would recommend that you start with the first novel in the series as I think you would better understand references to the Magister and why there is so much hate and discord between humans and the Others.



From page one you are thrown in the middle of a battle between the humans and the Others. Outrageous actions taken by racist bigots whipped up a fury in me. It's easy to
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Jennifer
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it


I was a little lost at first having not read any previous Bound By Magic books, however, the way this book was written you could very well do as I did and read it first. There is enough back story on both main characters or us to fall in love with Gage and Molly. When we first meet Molly she is reeling from having been outed as being a witch which was now called Other, by a group called Purity. The people she works with and started a business with have all turned against her and want her gone. W
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Donna
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, series, urban-fantasy
Note to Lauren Dane. Good god woman, have a heart!! STOP mentioning things like Top Pot Doughnuts and Fran's Chocolates in your books. I have no will power in the late hours. You have no idea how close I came to going on line and blowing the budget on dark chocolate smoked seasalt caramels. It's evil, just evil of you.

Hmmmm... Okay, so things are heating up for Others. But really, does anyone think a hate group could go around this country blowing things, including the Capitol Building, and the
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Mspink
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To those reviewers who seemed to wonder why it was a bit confusing because this is the first book they read in the series.... read them in order if you don't want to be confused! These books rock! I've followed all of Lauren Dane's series and the continuity and detail is near perfect!

I just have to say.... Molly Ryan is a badass, rockin, awesome heroine. She was my total hero in this book! She was strong and confident and fearless and an amazing addition to the Owen clan. I just could not stop c
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Felicia (Ferishia)
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Ally
Nov 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
DNF.

Another DNF for 2013. Which again is another shame as I really enjoyed the first two books in the Bound by Magick series. Which isn't to say that I didn't enjoy what I read of Going Under I just really couldn't connect to the female lead, Molly. Actually that's not technically true, because it's a paranormal romance it doesn't mean that you can't connect to the character I just found Molly to be seriously annoying. She was ultra confident about ability to do her job to the extreme that she a
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
This is a wonderful book. I like the parallel with 1930's Germany, it makes me wonder what would have happened had the Jews back then been powerful like these Others.

Heads up... those who know the author for her Erotic Romance work, this is much more mainstream.

I also liked the parallels with the American Civil Rights movement. We know what it means when good people just keep their heads down while an evil minority makes headlines. I grew up down South in the sixties and seventies, and went to s
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