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Suddenly Sorceress

(Ivie McKie #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  889 ratings  ·  141 reviews
PMS can be a real witch.

Ivie McKie isn’t your run-of-the-mill kindergarten teacher. After an encounter with a horny goat, followed by a confrontation with her lying, cheating fiancé, Ivie is shocked when the big jerk suddenly transforms into a skunk—the black and white furry variety.

Enlisting the help of her shopaholic friend Chloe and sexy club magician Jackson Blake, Ivi
Paperback, 260 pages
Published 2013 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Ivie McKie's day starts off pretty bad. She is a kindergarden teacher that just found out she can't get out of a field trip that is headed to a farm. She had a previous bad experience but surely lightning can't strike twice? She is oogling a hot vet when that lightning does hit in the form of a horny goat.
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When she gets home not only are her expensive Ralph Lauren boots ruined, her fiance Matt shows up at home and wants his engagement ring back. He is getting married to someone else..never mi
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
After Ivie McKie has a horrible day out on a farm during a field trip with her kindergarten class she comes home to find herself alone all evening and begins to worry about her fiance Matt. Around midnight Matt returns home only to ask Ivie for her engagement ring back, he is going to marry someone else and gives her the weekend to pack up and move out of his house. Ivie becomes enraged and the next thing she knows there a poof and lying, cheating Matt is now a skunk.

Matt was supposed to be fly
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ Many thanks to Red Adept for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Ivie Marie McKie is an average everyday garden variety Kindergarten teacher who has incredibly bad luck on farm field trips and bad taste in fiancés. Well, she thought she was average and even a bit boring until the day she turns Matt into the skunk that he is. Wut? When Google is no help she resorts to searching Craigslist and finds Jackson Blake who claims to be a magician. He may or may not
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
OMG first I have to say that I absolutely love Erica Lucke Dean! She had me on the floor laughing my ass off because some of the situations in this book had me holding my ribs because I was laughing so effing hard. I am not going to give away any spoilers but I will say this if you want a crazy mix of chick lit and paranormal with a side of revenge then this is the story for you.

Ivie is living her dream. She is a kindergarten teacher and she is engaged to a very popular Chiropractor Matt. She th
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
This was a lot of laughs. Really enjoyed this book and author.
I read a friendly reviewer’s comments on this book and, as we have a tendency to read the same novels and rate them almost the same most of the time, she made this seem so appealing I knew I just had to read it myself - and I’m so glad I did!

The scene with the goat at the farm will live in my memory for a long time as will so many other antics in this hilarious, laugh out loud, magical romance! Just imagine you’re a quiet, unassuming, kindergarten teacher but when you got so cross with your boyf
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, read-2014
I’ve read books that combine something paranormal with another genre  romance, thriller, and horror immediately come to mind  but I don’t think I’ve ever read one that tossed chick lit and paranormal together before. Both the story conflict and much of the humor in Suddenly Sorceress come about due to Ivie, the protagonist, finding that she can cast spells, although she’s not sure exactly how she’s doing it or how to undo what she’s done.

While I felt sorry for Ivie and wondered if she was goin
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Suddenly Sorceress - Full of snortable snarky awesomeness! Where To Katie with Love with its sudden twists and plot surprises left us, Suddenly Sorceress took it up and ran fast, lightening fast up to another level of awesome. Our leading lady Ivie McKie, a run of the mill kindergarten teacher is engaged to very “popular” chiropractor, Matthew Smith. A bit too popular it seems! After Ivie has a rather adventurous field trip experience, at the price of her Ralph Lauren Boots (see the Pinterest bo ...more
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This story was absolutely the most fun I've had reading in a while. From the moment I met Ivie, I liked her. She was smart, cute, humble, and just a bit accident prone. Perhaps accident prone isn't the right choice of words here, but things tend to happen to her. When she loses her temper with her cheating fiancé and he changes into a skunk, she scrambles to figure out how to turn him back into his regular self. Nothing like this has ever happened to her before.

The plot twists and turns as Ivie
Hailee (haibooklovers)
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-uf-scifi
2.5 maybe? Mostly just meh.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as funny as I thought from the cover text, but still with enough slapstick like situations and dialogues to more than make up for that.
When her cheating fiancé demands she give back the engagement ring, Ivie, in a wave of anger, she transforms him into a skunk - what a way to discover she is a sorceress! Trying to find help in changing him back, she meets Jack, a magician. Together they, Ivie's friend Chloe and Jack's brother Jon try to find help for Matt, always while at the same time stayi
So adorable!

Ivie changes in lying, cheating, horrible skunk of a fiancee into...well...a skunk! Her magic isn't pretty or even super reliable...mostly everything is just a disaster! Real life...only with magic potions, powers, Las vegas magicians, and goats!

Such a fluffy, fun read!
Angel Graham
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star-books
I don't know. It could have been fun, but it felt more like it was all about sex. Parts of it were confusing...just meh. ...more
Gracey Castro
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Suddenly Sorceress is 5 star reading, 5 star humor and 5 star enthusiasim
Author is - Ericka Lucke Dean

I had to fight the urge to read through it as fast as possible. I fought the urge to stay up and keep turning the pages. I wanted to let the story unfold slowly and enjoy in pace this book. That was down right hard.

The title itself is brilliant. The story is actually of a sequence of events that suddenly changes the life of Ivie McKie. Ivie is a character you can't help but bond with and enjoy H
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Until the moment Ivie McKie discovered that her boyfriend was a no good, lying cheater, her life was going just the way she wanted it to. She's a kindergarten teacher, enjoying the fact that she gets to shape and mold the young lives in her charge. Teaching is a passion she never gets tired of, and she'll do everything possible to do what she loves best.

Ivie's life is soon sent into an uproar when she inadvertently turns her fiancé into a skunk. She can't quite fathom as to how that came about.
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While this book can be listed as a paranormal romance, you don’t have to be a fan of that genre to enjoy this book, just a fan of good writing and a fun storyline.

Things seemed to be going pretty good for kindergarten teacher Ivie McKie, who’s engaged to Matthew Green, a chiropractor. But when Matthew leaves her to marry someone else and Ivie has an encounter with a horny goat, life turns upside down as she knows it.

Ivie confronts her cheating fiancé only to have him turn into a skunk – the real
Amberr Meadows
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I preface the review by saying how much I love the cover, and how cleverly it fits the theme of the book. Now for the good stuff. From the moment I started reading Suddenly Sorceress, I couldn’t put it down! Initially I wanted to smack Ivie for seeming like such a weakling and pushover, but I quickly changed my mind as she began her journey into total witchy hotness and gorgeousness. Who wouldn’t want the chance to turn their cheating fiancé into a skunk or other appropriate animal?
I’m biased an
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Erica Lucke Dean's writing for a few years now. Her Daily Blog is hilarious (Bikini Wax Disaster, anyone?) and her serial vampire story, Daywalkers, kept me on the edge of my seat for each weekly installment. She has a voice that is easily relatable, and she is clever without being over-wordy (is that a thing?). I loved the random 70's pop culture references, like one character referring to the nosy neighbor who saw her doing magic as "Mrs. Kravitz". The Halloween costumes w ...more
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Going in I had no idea what to expect. The cover is ridiculously adorable, and quickly piqued my interest. Once I started reading, I was hooked. I have the bloodshot eyes to prove it! From barnyard antics (shhhh, don’t talk about the goat….) to the flaming red hair, Suddenly Sorceress is packed full of emotion, humor, and romance. The author did a fabulous job adding detail and special touches throughout the storyline I had never heard of bef
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Suddenly Sorceress
Author: Erica Lucke Dean
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 260
Rating: 5

Main Characters: Ivie McKie, Jackson Blake

Supporting Characters: Chloe, skunk/rat/snake/dog

Summary: Ivie McKie is considered a normal kindergarten teacher until the night her fiancé comes home late asking for the ring back. Next thing you know he’s a skunk and she has no clue what is going on. Hoping to get some help she meets magician Jackson Blake and things just start to heat up w
Magi Kyle
Funny story

I enjoyed the story plot, but it started out very slow, and it had way too much sex in it. Come on that was a lot I had to skip pages through.
Lizzie Vance
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a die-hard YA fan . . . what can I say-- stunted in the golden years. (wink)
However, when I picked up Suddenly Sorceress, I was hooked. The characters are vividly painted, the action is funny, thrilling, and surprising, and Dean has a way with words that makes the reader feel totally at ease. She could throw a curve ball my way (and did a few times!) and I always knew she knew what she was doing.

As a writer myself, I appreciate craft that is dialed in like this book is. I may typically read
What an absolute delight! Laugh out loud funny! Ivie accidentally discovers a most fitting punishment for the low-life boyfriend that dumped her. What ensues is a story that was such a blast to read I could not put it down until the very last page. Ivie had me rooting for her, and laughing at the predicaments she finds herself in well past my usual bedtime. The characters, the emotions, the interactions, everything felt so real to me. This light fantasy just overflows with heart and pizzazz. It ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Suddenly Sorceress was a quick fun read with quite a lot of sexy times, a silly plot and unrelatable characters.
I enjoyed this book as i said it was fun to read, I didn't understand why Ivie had trouble magicing her ex back into a person despite how she had such an immediate grasp on how to use her magic, I also found the characters to be a bit one dimensional and mostly unbelievable, so I couldn't in all honestly give more than 3 stars. But if your looking for a fun light read with some adult a
Sue Wallace
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Suddenly Sorceress by Erika locke dean is a romance read. Pms can be a real witch. ivie Mckie isn't your run-of-the-mill kindergarten teacher. after an encounter with a harry goat, ivie has a confrontation with her lying-cheating fiance. Very good read. Devoured in less than 24 hours. I liked the story and the characters. Ivie was my favourite character. I liked the ending too. There was nothing I disliked about this book. Highly recommended. 5* from me. Thanks to netgalley for the arc. ...more
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
That was a fun read, just like her first book. I can't wait till the next book in the series. ...more
May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
So I liked most of this but there was a lot of pointless graphic sex so it only gets 3*'s! I do wonder if there will be a book 2! ...more
(audiobook version) It was a fun listen, there were a few moments that kind of dragged for me, but otherwise a cute chick-lit book with a few accidental magic moments, and a few sex scenes thrown in
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-adult
I really enjoyed reading this book, finding not only the plot to be unique but the take on witches and magic as well. But I was surprised at the amount of sex scenes this book contained. When reading the description you wouldn’t think there would be so much. Most of the time the scenes were quite steamy and enjoyable to read, while others made me roll my eyes. I mean, do you really need to have sex in a creepy basement that an old lady has trapped you in? I don’t think so.

I have to say though,
Gabbi Grey
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What if you are not who you think you are? (an audio review)

Ivie McKie, kindergarten teacher extraordinaire, thinks the day she ends up in the mud with a goat is the worst day of her life. After all, her Ralph Lauren boots, favourite white shirt, and designer jeans are ruined. The entire class saw her…with a goat. I could tell you to get your mind out of the gutter, but it was mating season. And, to top it all off, the gorgeous vet whom she glimpsed wearing a shirt saying Vets do it doggie style
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