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Herbal Remedy (Paranormal Days)

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  362 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Jordan is used to being the butt of every hedge witch joke, painfully aware he's a checklist of clichés, and long resigned to never being as successful as the more favored elemental witches. Then a prestigious magic firm puts out a call for hedge witches, and the chance to prove himself and become more than a joke is impossible to resist—even if he has to put aside all tho ...more
ebook, 49 pages
Published June 12th 2013 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published June 11th 2013)
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Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I didn't really feel the chemistry between the MCs, and the reason for the conflict at the end made me uncomfortable. (view spoiler) ...more
2.5 stars

Unfortunately, I didn't really feel for this story and it became a big MEH and I ended up skimming it. When you skimmed a short story, it wasn't a good sign.

I guess my issue was that I didn't feel connected to these characters and I didn't feel their chemistry. I thought the boyfriend (gah, I already forgot his name) could actually told Jordan early on about who he was, and the fact that he didn't made me question his intention. Or maybe because I felt his character was glossed over an
May 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, contemporary

A solid magical little story. A bit too short for me with many details glossed over but I did enjoy the characters and their interactions. It just felt like a lot of things got passed on.
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
More a 3.5 due to the shortness.

This was fun and sweet.

A modern world but with a olde worlde feel.

Shayne and Jordan are a lovely couple, and the slight little drama at the end was a lovely way to get to the HEA.

To short as always, but that’s because I’m greedy lol.

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The ending is too sweet and sticky. Otherwise quite enjoyable in a Megan Derr kind of way :) 3 stars.
Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

3.5 stars

In this Paranormal Days story, we get to know Jayden's brother, Jordan. In Beach Remedy we really don't get to see much of Jordan, only enough to see that he's a more reserved and responsible version of Jayden with long, beautiful dreadlocks. And, while they're both hedge witches, Jordan is the only one that really practices. He's a stereotype in most ways (think beach bum), even down to the herbal blends he loves to smoke. One of the biggest differe
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Jordan is a practicing hedge witch who gets the chance to improve his finances and maybe the reputation of hedge witches when he gets a job at a big magic firm. They have previously hired the more prestigious elemental witch, so he’s determined to make a go of it. The fact that he hates it is beside the point.
As he is unwinding one night outside his motel room, smoking herb and kicking back in his pajama pants, herb and flower tattoos on display, he meets the gorgeous Shayne. I did blink a litt
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Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I was not entirely convinced of Shane's motivation. The circumstances surrounding the couple's meeting and what Shayne had been doing even before he met Jordan rubbed me the wrong way. Even with the grovelling and explanations I still dislike Shayne and I think Jordan could do so much better than him.
Jilrene ♥
Sweet, sweet read. I actually like Jordan more than Jayden. Didn't see that coming. ;) Loved it.
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute little short with modern-day hedge witches.
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, spec, queer, 2015
What there is of this story is sweet, and the world-building ("folksy" magical practices + corporatization of magic) is intriguing. But, wow, it needs at least 2,000 more words--at least 1,500 of them about Shayne.

I mean, this is a romance, right? We're supposed to root for the couple, right? But I didn't feel like I knew the Shayne half of the couple at all. He appears basically out of nowhere (if they had met at Cumberly & Pass, or on one of Jordan's customer calls, or at one of Jayden's p
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Courte nouvelle de Megan Der, petit plaisir mélangeant bit lit et romance gay. On y retrouve des magiciens et herboristes. Dès les premiers abords j'ai trouvé le personnage de Jordan sympathique, gentils rebelle, un peu hippy. L'univers est assez original, j'aurais aimé un récit plus long afin de pouvoir le découvrir. Par exemple, les ingrédients utilisés pour le parfum du savon de Jordan ou les ingrédients qui composent ses cigarettes, il y a là tout un monde à explorer.
J'ai trouvé mignon le pe
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mignon et bien écrit.
Une histoire très courte que les éditions Less Than Three Press semblent adorer.
Nous avons ici une romance tout en guimauve qui raviront les plus romantiques d'entre vous.
C'est tout mignon, avec des personnages qui ont une histoire malgré leur temps imparti pour la raconter.
Je trouve que l'auteur nous donne une nouvelle simple, sans prise de tête qu'on lit avec un vrai plaisir et la longueur n'est pas du tout mauvaise, elle aurait pu en faire un livre plus long mais non,
Pete W
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although I haven't read the story that inspired this 'verse, Ms. Derr managed to make it sound intriguing and well... magical.

I loved how flowers and herbs were used in this book and wondered whether this was explored more in the origin story. I liked how the story progress with hints dropped here and there foreshadowing what was to come.

Too bad the story was kinda short that we did not see (view spoiler)

I am now wondered if the lazy brother
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a surprise! I bought it without reading a sample or any reviews - I've read enough of Derr's stuff to trust that I'll like it, whatever it is - but it wasn't the least bit fairytalesque.

It was, however, one of the most unique contemporary short fantasies I've read in a long time. With a main character that somehow has my love of herbs and my over-the-top threats (one line is actually one I've used, word for word) and my exhaustion with corporate life. I wanted to hug him. And smoke one
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Jordon was quite admirable trying to make a name for himself and trying so hard to prove he's not just a stereotypical hedge witch. I love these types of themed stories, I never get tired of reading/seeing these cliched endings.
Cute story; not what I was expecting but still a nice quick read.
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.4 stars.
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