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The Finder of the Lucky Devil

(Lucky Devil #1)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Rune Leveau has a magical Talent for Finding things and a mountain of problems. Those problems get worse when she is approached by a charming, but dangerous cybernetically-altered corporate spy. When he says he wants her to help him find a wanted criminal called Anna Masterson, who went missing six years ago, it should be easy for a woman who's only special gift is finding ...more
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published June 1st 2017
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D.M.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The finder of the Lucky Devil was sent to me in exchange for an answer to a question. How mysterious, right?

The Lucky Devil is a bar that holds a secret. With the correct coin and a little message, your desire may be granted.

Rune is the new owner of the Lucky Devil. She has worked there for years and unfortunately, her aunt has passed. The bar was left to Rune in her aunts will. Rune needs to keep on top of the mortgage payments, but without the special services her aunt offered, Rune is strugg
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D.M.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The finder of the Lucky Devil was sent to me in exchange for an answer to a question. How mysterious, right?

The Lucky Devil is a bar that holds a secret. With the correct coin and a little message, your desire may be granted.

Rune is the new owner of the Lucky Devil. She has worked there for years and unfortunately, her aunt has passed. The bar was left to Rune in her aunts will. Rune needs to keep on top of the mortgage payments, but without the special services her aunt offered, Rune is strugg
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A.M. Justice
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spfbo
The first thing that intrigued me about Finder of the Lucky Devil was its classification as science fantasy in an SPFBO group sale. I had thought it was urban fantasy, because its subtitle on Amazon is “a Paranormal Thriller.” It does indeed contain a mix of magic and mythical creatures in a setting that seems like present-day Chicago. But we soon learn that the characters actually live in a high-tech dystopia, where corporations own almost everything and are trying to gobble up whatever remains ...more
C.T. Phipps
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
THE FINDER OF THE LUCKY DEVIL: A PARANORMAL THRILLER is one of my favorite finds this year. It's a self-published book by Megan Mackie that represents some of the best urban fantasy I've read since first picking up Patricia Brigg's Mercedes Thompson. I don't normally give 5/5 marks to stories but I'm going to give her this one because it really is that entertaining. There's a couple of minor flaws but I'm weighing it from a 4.75 and rounding up since the rest of it was so good.

The premise is unc
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Rebekah
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
The Lucky Devil is a very cool bar and restaurant in a fantasy version of Chicago. Owner Rune Leveau is The Finder, a human with one simple magical Talent: she can find just about anything. People drop into The Lucky Devil to make wishes and ask favors, seeking her help.

Rune only recently inherited the bar, and she's having trouble making the mortgage payment on time, so she's pretty much open to taking any Finder job people request, until a corporate agent named St. Benedict walks in. He's most
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Gwen
It's official,I have decided that I like my stories with a bit of meat on them.. and with "The Finder of the Lucky Devil" I got that, and more.... BBQ sauce, a side of fries and that double thick shake... SIGH! my poor thighs

I just loved the two protagonists and with their interweaving stories and drives: Anna/Rune who is or isn't a Talent and is a fugitive from the Corporation her ex husband ripped off.
Saint Benedict, the corporate spy/troubleshooter who sold his soul to the highest bidder and
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Keith McArdle
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to say I don't usually read urban fantasy, but Megan Mackie's 'The Finder of the Lucky Devil' was a nice surprise.

I loved her characterisation and was really drawn to the main character, Rune Leveau. As the story develops, it becomes increasingly clear just how important Rune is to the story and to the world in which she lives. The odds are more heavily stacked against her with each new page and the pace is great, keeping the reader engaged and hoping for Rune's success. The author really
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Heather
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Megan Mackie's The Finder of the Lucky Devil is the first in the Lucky Devil series. This science fiction/fantasy novel has a little bit of everything mixed within in: suspense, drama, fantasy/science fiction, heartbreak, strife and more. I didn't initially plan to read this story, but once I began, I was engrossed within the book. The author has created multi-faceted characters with hypnotizing sequences, action and addictive suspense. Rune's the lead character is this story and she was so well ...more
Ozsaur
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a lot of fun. There were a couple of issues, but the good far outweighed the bad.

I loved the world building, especially the uneasy mixture of magic and technology. The book hinges on trying to find the research of Rune's (the main character) ex-husband - research that would allow computers and magic to mesh together instead of running parallel.

The world doesn't seem to have much of a government, and is instead run by giant corporations that make their own rules. There are few laws
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Shawn Robertson
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
THE FINDER OF THE LUCKY DEVIL was a hard read for me.

While the premise had me hooked, the author's narrative style made it difficult for me to get into. Part of this is on me; when I saw the sort of story that was going to be told, my brain likened it to the Shadowrun setting, and this was a way-off-base assumption. That being said, I still wanted to give this read a fair shake, but the mood of the story was simply too lighthearted for me, having an almost comic book feel to it. And I'm not knoc
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Andrew Reynolds
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Megan Mackie classifies her novel The Finder of the Lucky Devil as a work of urban fiction/fantasy. If you can imagine marrying a story of a dystopian future of corporate-run government with the noir feel a 50's crime movie, and set it all in a world where magic is real, you would have an idea of what this story encompasses.
Her protagonist, Rune Leveau, is a woman who is both on the run and undercover. The story opens with her being 'sprung' from a corporate prison facility by her aunt, one of t
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Drew
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, grimdarklings
Rune Leveau has a lot on her mind. Still mourning the death of her Aunt Maddie, she has to find a way to keep their bar running and keep the mortgage paid. So when a corporate spy offers to pay her to use her talent to locate someone it should be a relief. There's only one problem. The person he wants her to find is the woman she used to be. 

The Finder of the Lucky Devil is a mash-up, containing traditional fantasy elements such as trolls, fairies and magic, set against an almost cyberpunk-ish n
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Kalli Bunch
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given a review copy of this book, and I wasn't told what to expect from it. No summary, no background, just asked to read it and then decide if I might like it or not, and whether or not I thought it could be defined as a Paranormal Romance. I think it could definitely fit in the category of Paranormal, Fantasy, and building up into the Romance category. I liked that it didn't immediately jump into romance, guy sees girl, girl sees guy, they fall head over heels in love. I like that there ...more
Sara Oxton
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Finder of the Lucky Devil by Megan Mackie a five-star read that you would be luck to read. This is the first book in the Lucky Devil series and I can’t wait for more in the series. The setting in this book is great, its filled with magic and technology on a level that we can’t even begin to comprehend. This book has twists and turns that will keep you guessing and a plot line that will keep you hooked and turning pages. Rune has a way about her that will make you feel like you are there with ...more
Rick Heinz
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a world I basically want to live in-right now. Hell, I'll trade and cut off my right arm to become a cybernetic corporate spook any day. Get me a few friends that can also use magic and I'm set...let's run this joint.

Which, is what makes this book so great to me. The storyline is a nice mystery / unraveling awesome blossom style plotline that leads people along right up to the sequel. But the escapism offered by an alternate Chicago and seeing how things unfold in Megan's mind has been
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Ying
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite subgenres is the paranormal detective genre. I love the genre because it's normally in an urban fantasy setting, which is also a favourite. This book ticket all the boxes!

This book takes advantage of tropes and inverts them. The protagonist begins the story as a low level magic fugitive living under a pseudonym. Pretty basic. She owns a magical bar, with magical patrons - which I loved. I think Megan Mackie did a great job of world building. She was able to establish all the
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Aly
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has many different thing I like, supernatural elements, fantasy, a little romance, and more. This book has some good surprises for me. I like when I can be surprised by any part of a book. This is a new author for me as well, so I was not sure what to think but I was glad I gave this book a chance. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*
BriarGrey
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable UF/Paranormal Thriller/Cyberpunkesque read that is worth it for the mermaid scene alone. Read this book for the enjoyable twist on a classic urban fantasy. However, be forewarned that book 2 is at least as of this writing rife with grammatical errors in such an amateurish way that I found myself unable to enjoy the sequel despite loving this book so much I immediately bought book 2.
Chip
May 30, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf, fantasy
DNF because I very quickly realized a romance novel - and so very much NOT my thing.
Chung Low
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dang!

I’m not adverse to romance. As part of the unfairer side of man I don’t ‘dither’ in the heartthrob aisle section of name bookstores nor the quaint used ones either. My main proclivities that produce muh e-book endomorphins are sci-fi & action! Throwing in a bit of dystopian at times. Being Awed by this is a Velly Goot Understatement. This mental nourishment will engage all your gears as if you are inna Baja Road Race! Up. Down & Around You Will Go! The Surprise Will Be That Although
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Patty
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I almost didnt finish reading this book! I found Rune so damn annoying and weak, BUT as i kept on reading I realize that she does have strength, she overcomes her fears. I enjoyed St. Benedict and their chemistry, I also liked that Rune didnt really let his pretty boy looks stand in her way of setting him straight on occasions lol.

Looking forward to reading the next one.
Liz
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Megan Mackie is a new author to me. I have been branching out into the paranormal romances a little more and this was a nice a different treat for me. I enjoyed that this did a good job of melding some dystopian ideals with magic and new creatures to enjoy. Overall this was a great little read that went by fast but packed a decent punch. I think a solid four stars, and a hope to enjoy the next one in the series as soon as I possibly can.

This is the first book in The Lucky Devil Series. The Luck
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Laura Furuta
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Finder of the Lucky Devil: A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil series Book 1)
By: Megan Mackie
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Finder of the Lucky Devil: A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil series Book 1) by Megan Mackie is a paranormal/fantasy book. This is a story that has plenty of action, adventure, mystery, and magic. It had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It is the story of Rune Leveau. She is a woman who has many problems. Another has just been add
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Chantelle Smith
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The finder of the Lucky Devil, is book 1 in the Lucky Devil Series From author Megan Mackie. This is my first read from this author, and a brilliant introduction to her writing techniques, characters and compelling storylines.

This author has created such an extraordinary world within this storyline with her brilliant world-building, brilliant descriptions that help you mentally visualise the world that you are reading in your mind! This book was action packed from the get-go, and pulled you in
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Erin
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I give The Finder of the Lucky Devil: A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil series Book 1) by Megan Mackie, 5 stars.

Rune has been hiding in plain sight for years. She has finally stopped looking over her shoulder at every little moment, but she is still aware. Then a stranger comes in to her bar and threatens to ruin everything. Not only could he expose her deepest secret, it could land her in that horrible place again, if not get her killed. But something about him calls to her. Should she tr
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Bobbi Wagner
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Finder of the Lucky Devil: A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil Series Book 1) by Megan Mackie is the first book in her The Lucky Devil series. This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. I can't wait check out her other books. I enjoyed how this author was able to pull me right from the beginning. She made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. This is kind of like a who done it book where the characters are active right from the beginning. Right from the start th ...more
E.A.
The Finder of the Lucky Devil: A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil series Book 1) Megan Mackie was freaking fantastic!

I am so excited right now cause that book was astonishing. Right from the prologue, to the opening chapter it was fast pace, explosive and addicting. The writing was easy to follow, the world building, and little all over the place, but fit the complete chaos that seemed to explode all at once. The information was giving at the rights times, no info dumping here.

Rune was pre
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Keith Symcox
Have you ever read one of those books that dies trying to shoehorn a trope? DNF at 45%

This is one of those books. The author wants to have one of those books where the hero comes across as a bastard and only later realizes that he has to be with the heroine. OK fine, but there has to be a logical progression from hater to lover. In this book, we have a hero who tries to buy our heroine's services. When she refuses, he essentially destroys her life by siccing the entire underworld on her and flat
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Lisa
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-year2
The Finder of the Lucky Devil; A Paranormal Thriller (The Lucky Devil Series Book 1)
By Megan Mackie
Rated 4 stars

I was very excited to read this. Sadly I really struggled with it. At first there is so much action that kept my interest. But as time went on it seemed like it was only action and not much else. No answers to question just more questions piling on. I sadly started to get bored. But I powered through hoping for something more. In the ending some questions were answered. Other not. I wa
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Angela
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

The Finder of the Lucky Devil is the first book in the Lucky Devil Series by Megan Mackie. What a great find this book has turned out to be! WOW! I certainly wasn’t expecting that. This is an exceptionally good urban fantasy/cyberpunk/neon-dystopia story with paranormal elements, magic, action and a slew of mystical and mythical creatures.
I am not even going to try to give you a run down of the story, as the blurb does a far better job than I ever could- plus this is a book you really don
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