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Till Death and Beyond

(Witch World #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever...


Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancien
Kindle Edition, Second edition, 374 pages
Published September 21st 2016 (first published December 14th 2013)
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Till Death And Beyond is a perfect mixture of romance, character development, world-building, mystery, and suspense. It was not just steamy romance, the book took me on adventure.
Not once did I want to roll my eyes, rip my hair, or worse… throw the book through the window. And it has nothing to do with it being in my kindle.
Right from the start the story had me captivated. No matter the hour, I was like…

Now let me tell you about the heroes...

“Don’t worry, darling,” Amira mouthed
For being the most powerful witch on Earth, Amira is a mere pawn in the games that gods play. She must fulfill an ancient prophecy or face the pain of death over and over again. Amira has had enough, but are the gods finished with her? Raven is a tortured soul, he has lost everything and not only is he out for revenge, he is on a mission to bring his brother back to him and all he needs is one vile witch…what he got was a woman who may hold his destiny and his heart in her hands.

Lyn. C. Johanson
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellently written book. Wonderful characters and what an amazing plot and excitement! Loved it. Highly recommended. Can't wait for more from this author!! ...more
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

It took me a very long time to get to this book. With stories like Nalini Singh's Psy-Changellings sitting and waiting to be read I was half afraid to try something knew and unknown.
I shouldn't have been. The story captured me, and even though I couldn't read it in one sitting (it's not a short read, and unfortunately I had other responsibilities that kept me away from my books), my mind couldn't let it go.

I must admit to some confusion: at first I didn't understand what century this story was s
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OK OK OK hyperventilating here! If this is Lyn’s first book I can only imagine what the rest are going to be like!





Amiri is a witch. Not just any witch though. She is a witch that is destined to fulfill a prophecy. One where she dies….over and over and keeps getting reincarnated. She still has memorizes from her past lives. Which entails all the heartaches, all the pain, and her powers keep getting stronger. She is emotionless. A hardened version of her true self.

It‘s been a while since I tried anything new. I’d say I was stuck with the same ten authors I usually read, but few days ago I experienced this craving… you know, like the one for chocolate, or ice-cream. I needed something fresh.

I stumbled upon this book accidentally. The cover captured my attention. The description drew me in deeper, and before I knew it, I was reading the book.

Let me tell you this: I was not disappointed. I LOVED IT!

It was nice to see relationship between the leads grow, for
Courtney Wells
A paranormal romance, Till Death and Beyond is an almost even mix of a developing relationship and mystical plots. The pacing in terms of storyline and romance were quick to establish themselves and effectively maintain a reader's interest throughout. The magical elements of the premise are frequently and creatively utilized, making it a true driving force of the plot as opposed to a throw-away backdrop that provides bells and whistles for a love story.

The main characters - Amira and Raven - we
I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.

I really loved this book. It was original and unique in terms of the story and the world that the author created. I liked her writing style. Her writing sucked you into the story and never let you go. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Background: In this world, the heroine's Uncle is king and has created a safe haven for people in the city of Trinton from the witch hunters. The Order of Venlordia hunt for witches
Andrea Cooper
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars.

This book is a wonderful fantasy/ paranormal romance. The prologue was confusing to me, I didn't understand it until I read the entire novel. Personally, I would have rather read Chapter 1 first and then the prologue later.
Regardless, after I started reading this novel, I couldn't put it down. Amira and Raven (love their names) were too intriguing. The attraction and romance between them sizzles on the pages. This is a terrific start to a new series.
I cannot wait to read more by th
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Till Death and Beyond
by Lyn C. Johanson

Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever...


Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.

Jamie Eubanks
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The characters pulled me into the story right from the first page, keeping me hooked right up until the very end. Very descriptive. Nicely written. I stepped outside of my typical genre when choosing this book, and am delighted for taking the chance. Excellent job, Lyn C. Johanson! I'll be looking for more from this author - hopefully in the very near future!
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-reads
This was a great read, the characters are interesting and the love scenes sizzles. Nice surprise from a new author. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Raven. Love his mixed emotions, his guilt, his love and his determination. Raven is so amazing and a complex character. You are left in the dark throughout the book about who he is and this may drive you batty. The questions will clog your brain. He is so strong and capable and yet a frightened child at the same time. His love for Amira is incredible to see and puts a smile to the face.

amira is a witch stuck in a perpetual cycle of dying and coming to life at the whims of the goddesses. the
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Reincarnated many times over, Amira is the most powerful witch on the planet at this time. Amira remembers her past lives and despairs about perhaps not fulfilling the ancient prophecy in this lifetime. Buffeted by the gods’ whims and a slave to the prophecy, Amira grows desperate to break the cycle just to have some peace. When she is kidnapped by Raven, who wants nothing more than to fix his brother by finding the witch who cursed him, Amira is not sure what is in store for her. Yet neither Ra

A prophecy needs to be filled by one powerful witch, with power like no other. She didn't expect to find romance on the way.

I loved this book. This book was longer than most I have read this year, so it took me longer, but the book was so beautifully written that I didn't give up on it even if it took me a bit longer to read.

At first I thought the book was starting slow, but when I started to read a couple chapters in I realized that the book started off that way for a reason. The book needed th
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think I will love this book so much.
Witches are not my most favorite characters. Maybe because every time I hear a word witch I imagine animal sacrifices, and such. And while witches like that exist in this book (in this world), Amira is not like that. I think she calls herself a witch because there's no better word for her, but she is unique.
She's like a... conductor. She can use the energy from all around her to do magic.
She's also "the prophecy girl" which means danger, trouble, and
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
A nice blend of paranormal, fantasy, and romance. I really liked the main characters - Amira and Raven, who were both assertive, stubborn and sarcastic individuals. I did find it awkward to read at times as it jumped from Amira to Ravens POV without switching chapters or page breaks.

It was a good story I did think the book dragged at some points during the book. Though the story did pick up, I found myself struggling to get hooked into the book. xxx
Jennifer Hines
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Amira is the most powerful witch on the face of the earth, but she doesn’t care. Thanks to the Gods she’s forced to relive every single death she’s endured in her past lives. Yes, all of her past lives are part of her just like all witches, but when she remembers her deaths she actually feels them. There’s nothing like feeling like you’re being burned, or stoned, or shot to make one turn off their emotions. Amira disconn
Tracie R
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amira was born a carefree happy child but it was soon realised she possessed powers much stronger than any other witch. One night, one haunted vision and Amira would become the child who smiled no more. As powerful as Amira is becoming as she gets older she is still a slave to the gods, born of an ancient prophecy Amira must find the strength to fight it or she will die each time the prophecy comes to bare

Raven is a warrior determined to save his younger brother Dacian from the torment and pain
Shan R.K
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
The review

I received this book as a R2R

In the beginning

I found it was very slow and a little confusing, one minute Amira’s father was thinking then without indication the mother was thinking. It took too long to get to the point. A prologue for this book was needed in my opinion. I know it's not favored but sometimes needed.

The good

Raven and Amira had a long but lasting romance in the end. The story was well written and the character build up for a first book was really impressive. I read it tw
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I begin, I would like to thank Lyn C. Johanson for allowing me to review her book in exchange for a honest review.

The prologue of this book had a strong hold of me and I refused to put down the book until I'd my questions answered.

Amira, the only witch who possess psychic powers - no need for incarnation, herbs or whatnot, has fallen into the hands of the gods. The gods treated her nothing more than a slave. Raven, in his entire life, his sole purpose is to find or should I say kidnap wi
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! A MUST read!
Katherine Paschal

Amira is a witch like no other, having lived many lives before always having tragedy befall her, yet her powers are unmatched. While sent on a mission from the Gods, Amira ends up being captured by a witch hunter named Raven. The two are attracted to one another, both appalled by the connection and refuse to act on it. Amira wants the chance to finally life this life, where as Raven wants to free his brother from his curse. Can the two work together instead of at odds to find what they are looki
Patricia Eddy
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
I love paranormal stories, but they are so popular these days that many of them seemingly run together. Fated love, strong men, tragic women, magic, love, phenomenal and fantastic events...

Now, that's not to say that a little predictability is a bad thing. You can write a book that's exactly the same as a lot of other books out there and still have it be a fantastic book.

But that's not what we're going to talk about today. No, we're going to talk about Till Death and Beyond. This paranormal ro
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover looked so enticing and I wanted to find out more about this book! I hadn't heard of the author before and I'm always pretty excited to check out books from a new author. The book is about two lovers who are true soul mates, but there is something in the way that is forcing them to stay apart forever. Amira is the strongest witch on the planet, but she has been cursed by some things. She has psychic abilities that nobody else possesses, but she is a slave to the gods. Amira wants to be ...more
Ramona Plant
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a unique book about witches packing in a lot of romance. Lyn is a skilled writer who develops an imaginative and captivating plot. There are some nice twists hidden. The book has a great pace to it, never feeling rushed or does it ever feel dragged on. Lyn spends a good time developing the main characters, making them very likable.

Amira is an extremely strong heroine who develops beautifully in this story. I like how open minded she has been and finds her way through her trials and tribu
Jessica (JT)
This book had a lot of potential, but it really needed the help of a good editor. We needed background explanations on how the magic in this universe worked and how people are related to each other. It felt like jumping into the middle of a series rather than the first book. We also needed more spacial ques. We never really got descriptions of what rooms looked like or even where characters were in the rooms. Sometimes it was not clear who was speaking either. Small adjustments like that would h ...more
At first I wanted to give this book 4 stars, because there are places that were not as fast-paced as I want in my paranormal romance novels, but I realized that some things need to be slower.
This book delves deeply into the inner world of the main characters, so it's only natural that not every page is action filled. But even those pages that didn't have a lot of action, made me want to turn another page to find out more. And it was beautiful seeing how the characters changed and grew.
Plus it do
Kyra Dunst
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a crazy story, but I liked it. Amira has loved and died horrifically countless times, all to fulfill a prophecy she can not escape. Raven is haunted by his own demons, and is using Amira to try to fix the mistakes of his past. The way the goddesses and demons play with the mortal lives is written well, making it seem impossible to win, but giving the characters a sliver of hope anyway. I would read more from this author.
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A computer science major, Lyn C. Johanson discovered her passion for writing romance stories during the long and stressful months spent finishing her master‘s thesis. It encouraged Lyn to open a new blank page and let her imagination take flight. Several years later, her first romance novel was born.
Her stories transport the reader into the darkly sensual world where the magic of romance meets fan

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