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Magnolia Mystic

(Sentinels of Savannah #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Skye Olson is a psychic like her mother, and her grandmother before her, but a bad break up with the man she thought was her soulmate has left her confidence in her abilities shaken. While she's in crisis, a real estate tycoon from Atlanta swoops in with his eyes on her shop.

Colton Hayes spent his mortal life plundering royal ships with his pirate crew, but one holy relic
ebook, 129 pages
Published April 20th 2017 by Lisa's Lair
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Lisa Kessler That's how long it was with the teaser at the end, but I dont think the new version has the teaser so it might be shorter in the new format.... it's a…moreThat's how long it was with the teaser at the end, but I dont think the new version has the teaser so it might be shorter in the new format.... it's a 24,000 word novella... 😊 Pirate's Passion is novel length... 😊(less)
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Kat Valentine
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awesome paranormal romance!!! Immortal pirates is that awesome or what!! When colton meets Skye for the first time he knows the she is the woman he has waited for over 200 years,he and the crew of the sea dog were cursed with immorality when they drank from a cup thought to be the holy grail,but he was told that A woman with violet eyes will signal the beginning and ending of his life! When freak accidents start happening to the crew,Colton has to wonder if the prophecy is true. Sexy great read, ...more
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
We’re introduced to the colourful crew of the Sea Dog in the opening novella to Lisa Kessler’s Sentinels of Savannah series, and if Magnolia Mystic is any indication of what’s to come, I’m on board.

description He’d been twenty-nine years old when he drank from the grail in 1795, and he hadn’t physically aged another year since.”

As is often the case with shorter reads, there’s not a great deal I can divulge without dropping spoilers but what I will say is psychic, Skye Olson may have sworn off men, but
Kat Valentine
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome paranormal romance!!! Immortal pirates is that awesome or what!! When colton meets Skye for the first time he knows the she is the woman he has waited for over 200 years,he and the crew of the sea dog were cursed with immorality when they drank from a cup thought to be the holy grail,but he was told that A woman with violet eyes will signal the beginning and ending of his life! When freak accidents start happening to the crew,Colton has to wonder if the prophecy is true. Sexy great read, ...more
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 - "You do make a sexy pirate..." Stars!

This novella absolutely stinks, and the pungent aroma wafting from it is the strong smell of potential. I got tingles reading Magnolia Mystic the introduction to Lisa Kessler’s Sentinels of Savannah series, because I think it could be the beginning of something absolutely epic.

A woman with violet eyes will signal the beginning and end of your life…

Modern day New Orleans is the backdrop for Mystic Skye and Quartermaster Colton’s story, and although it’
Marta Cox
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
A really short opener for what could be a fun series involving immortal pirates. This admittedly quick read has all the imaginative touches that I expect from this author. There’s clearly a connection between Colton and Skye and as the story begins Colton believes it’s due to a prophecy but as a reader I can’t help but wonder if there’s more to it as when we meet Skye she’s a psychic living and working in a building with connections to the ship that Colton sailed on over two hundred years ago.
Lisa Kessler is one of my ‘go grab her book quickly’ authors - I’ve loved every book I’ve read by her and this is no exception. In this story psychic Skye Olson is questioning her own abilities after a traumatic break up with the man who had been her fiancé. Now she’s determined to put it behind her - and get rid of his ring but this leads to an encounter with Colton Hayes, who is determined to protect the port of Savannah from the aspirations and manipulations of his old Captain, a real estate ...more
Judy Lewis
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Magnolia Mystic
Series: Sentinels of Savannah
Designation: Book 1 of Series, Novella(App 90 pages), Can Be Read As A Standalone, NO CLiffhanger, HEA, #contemporary #urbanfantasy #romance
My Rating: Five Delightfully Entertaining Stars******
**Magnolia Mystic was originally published as part of the multiauthor Magnolias and Moonshine Series, a collection in which 20 bestselling authors united to bring readers a taste of the South
Susan (susayq ~)
What a fun little read!

This was novella length and kind of gave us an introduction to the immortal pirate crew of the Sea Dog and set them on their adventure of finding the Holy Grail, which had been in their possession and has been stolen.

While we met the whole crew, we got an up close look at Colton, the Quartermaster. Colton and Skye were meant to be. Read this and you'll figure out why I said that lol

I'm looking forward to more of this series.
Jan 18, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ahoy, hearties! Magnolia Mystic by Lisa Kessler is a fun and sexy pirate romance!

Colton’s grin made his dark eyes sparkle, and a flock of butterflies went off in her belly.
This guy could be trouble.
And she’d sworn off that.

Ahoy, hearties! Magnolia Mystic by Lisa Kessler is a fun and sexy pirate romance infused with the paranormal lore intrinsic to the beautiful coastal gem of historical Savannah, Georgia. To say I was excited when I first heard that Lisa was writing a swashbuckling romantic s
Zoe Forward
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kaboom. The cannon explodes as Lisa Kessler gets her Sentinels of Savannah series started right in this novella. Pirates in the modern world! It’s too much fun. In this quick read we’ve got Skye Olson, psychic, who can read Tarot for anyone else but doesn’t seem able to read and trust the cards thrown for herself, which led to a disastrous relationship she just recently exited. And there’s the cursed pirate, Colton Hayes, who hasn’t aged in about two hundred years and is determined to protect Sa ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OO Pirates.. i love Pirates..
Colton Hayes is a Pirate..Has been one for over 200 years...Cursed by an Ancient Relic to live out his days til he finds the violet eyed woman..
Skye Olson comes from a long line of Psychics..When she is asked to sell her home and business she meets Colton...
And it start an adventure she will never forget..
Pirate's and Pirate ships. Curses and romance..What more could you ask for?
Hope this is a beginning to a great new series by Lisa Kessler
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Magnolia Mystic by Lisa Kessler is book One in the Sentinels of Savannah series. This is the story of Skye Olson and Colton Hayes.
This was a quick and delightful read! This is a great start to a great series. It does our psychic Skye coming off a bad relationship and Colton who is a few hundred years old pirate who is out to protect her and the historic Savannah area from his former Captain.
Can't wait for the next book in this series!
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 stars

Lisa Kessler is my go to paranormal romance author. There have been times when I’ve been in a reading funk and she’s managed to pull me out. Magnolia Mystic did just that.

Magnolia Mystic is the first book in Lisa’s Sentinels of Savannah series. The series is about a group of pirates cursed to live for eternity, because they drunk from and stole the Holy Grail. For over two hundred years, these pirates have lived amongst us in Savannah, changing their appearances with the times. But time
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

I gave it 3.5 stars

MAGNOLIA MYSTIC was short and sweet and that is how my review will be.

Colton and Skye are a cute couple. Their attraction was strong and their romance was sweet. There were so many different things happening in MAGNOLIA MYSTIC that the romance felt rushed and lacked some development. It still felt like the main point of the book, but I think some things in MAGNOLIA MYSTIC could have been saved for the next book so that the romance could have had a little more to it.

I enjoyed
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This was a fun read… we have a psychic who doubts herself and an immortal pirate who is the champion of Savannah, GA. It doesn’t get any better!

Skye is having a severe case of self-doubt after a relationship gone wrong. She is trying to swear off men, but there is something about Colton she can’t quite put her finger on. She likes that he gets to do what he loves and that is playing the role of a pirate. What she doesn’t know, he’s a real-life pirate! Who didn’t want to be a pirate growing up?!
Elizabeth Neal
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Skye may be a psychic like her mother and grandmother, but she didn't see the betrayal coming from her ex. As she's recovering from losing the man she thought was her soul mate, she must deal with a real estate tycoon trying to buy her stop. When she tours the local pirate ship, intending to throw something overboard, she meets Colton.

Colton, owner of the ship, informs the sexy Skye she's veered from the tour, but the sassy lady doesn't take too kindly to his interference. Unable to forget her a
Eva Millien
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Due to a bad breakup, psychic Skye Olson’s confidence has been shaken. Once a pirate, Colton Hayes is now a protector of the port of Savannah but he is not prepared for the sexy smile and violet eyes of the Magnolia Mystic.

This romance is sweet and adventurous as Skye and Colton work through not only their emotional issues, but secrets that change Skye’s reality and a captain intent on Skye’s shop. The story is short and fast paced with lots of intrigue, sizzling chemistry and swashbuckling fun
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love it when I finish a book with a smile on my face. This quick charming easy sweet passionate story from this author just gave me the feel goods. A pirate and a seer ok yes there is more to it than that. But when Skye gets swindled by a land shark and boards a "pirate" ship she has no idea what she has started in motion. This author takes us on a merry journey with a pirate of old with all the trappings of paranormal wonder. It's a great read and lots of laugh out loud moments and passion to ...more
Angel Hatfield
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Skye Olsen comes from a family of mystics. When she is robbed by the man she thought was her soulmate, she worries about her abilities. Colton Hayes and his immortal pirate crew have been living around Savannah for over 200 years. When Colton meets Skye, her violet eyes seem to start to bring true something a mystic told him when he was first cursed.
As with all of this author’s stories, I loved this story. I loved getting to know Skye and Colton and loved the introduction to this series. My only
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Skye Olson has a psychic gift that has been passed down in her family since her grandmothers time. Running the shop that her family had owned, she had settled down with a man who she felt was her soulmate until she found out about his betrayal. She boards a ship docked at the port ready to throw her ring in the water when a man stops her telling her this is for crew only and she has to leave. Colton Hayes captain of the Sea Dog and his crew have been around the port of Savannah since the 17th ce ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I do so love when a author I read releases another morsel for me to enjoy. This one is a double treat for me because it also has pirates too. This also happened to be in a series I have read one other from it so triple delight. This one centers around Skye and Colton. They are each unique in character that will snare you into their story from beginning to end. This author takes a bit of magic, stabbed with a curse and sprinkled with romance to give a whirlwind adventure pirate style of a high ca ...more
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a bright and entertaining story! This book is right up my alley because I love paranormal romance with a hint of suspense. Colton and Skye are perfect together and I was cheering for them to the end.

This author has a smooth and easy way of writing which pulls you right into the story and keeps you interested in the story. Her plots are interesting and her characters are well developed even in such a short novella. I have read her stories for along time and always find her reads fascinati
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sultry Savannah

Savannah is full of history, and it is the perfect setting for this pirate adventure. From the moment Skye meets Colton, the sparks fly. I look forward to more of their adventures!
Paula  Phillips
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Skye Olson is living in New Orleans and trying to keep positive with life, but after a break-up, she is shaken, and her idea of love starts to fade. On her way home, she meets Colton who is working on one of the ships, and they have a moment. Colton remembers a prophecy that a witch told him years ago that his soulmate would be a woman with purple eyes. During this time, we learn that Colton and his friends are real pirates and have eternal life as they are once drunk from the holy grail and hav
Good story line that has a cliffhanger type ending which leads into the next book! Quick read.
Dana Busenbark
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who is Skye Olson? Where is she? Why is she there? What tour does she decide to take? Who is Curt? What do we learn about him? Who is Colton? Who are Ian and the others? I could not put this book down once I started. All the talk of Pirates, Mystics/Psychics, Treasure, and more truly made this short read a really fun book!

Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
As a fourth generation psychic, Skye was raised with the knowledge that there is more to this world that what we can see with our eyes. And that there are many mysteries in Savannah that will never be explained, only experienced. Shaken by the recent upheaval in her life, she has begun to doubt herself, her abilities and her place in the city that has been not only her home but her sanctuary. She wonders if she will ever be able to reconcile what her cards are telling her with what reality is sh ...more
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“Keegan rested his forearm on the wheel. “If the spell is fading, you could’ve grown old with this woman. She never had to know you were the Quartermaster on the Sea Dog when it sank in 1795.”

“All true.” Colton glanced over his shoulder toward the bow. “But every man she’s ever known has lied to her. I didn’t want to be another one.”
“Because my division watches immortals like your crew. It’s in the government’s best interest to keep tabs on people who could potentially be assets someday. Which is why I’m here.” He turned to Colton again. “I can use my contacts to locate the group holding the Holy Grail, but the American government can’t be tied to the recovery effort in any way.”

“So what are you sayin’?” Colton held his breath.

“I’m saying who better to steal it back than a band of pirates?”
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