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The Finder of the Lucky Devil

(Lucky Devil #1)

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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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Montzalee Wittmann
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Finder of the Lucky Devil
The Lucky Devil Series, Book 1
By: Megan Mackie
Narrated by: Megan Mackie, Frank Sjodin
Boy, this was so surprising! This is an alternative world of ours with trolls, fae, fairies, brownies, cat creatures, little people, mermaids, and such. It also has tech and magic but they are learning to blend them together! The author sets the stage wonderfully and makes you feel like you are there, especially at the bar. Rune inherited a bar from her aunt, The Lucky Devil's bar. T
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Danielle's
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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Danielle's
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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Andrea
3.5

Well I like the bare bones of this story, but a lot of character and story elements left a bit to be desired for me.

So-The h, Rune is the owner of a bar called The Lucky Devil that was left to her by her aunt that recently passed. She's having money problems, and collectors knocking down her door trying to take her home through shady means.

But what she does have is a small amount of magic, and a very big secret. While she's trying to hide her magic from the world at large, Rune is in fact a
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Rebekah Teller
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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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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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
Jenni Bishop
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Finder of The Lucky Devil by Megan Mackie is a surprise and exciting read and is a paranormal thriller, urban fantasy at its best. The story is very well written and woven with so many threads that are wonderfully entertaining. With magic and alternate worlds, magical creatures and corporate conspiracy, technology and supernaturals makes this a hard read to put down. You find yourself completely under its spell as your emotions run rife and you become part of the action and craziness and let ...more
Piper
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rune is an very interesting character. This is a magical world with all sort of creatures that you expect in a magical forset. The author had great world building. This lucky Devil ia a little bar which holds many secrets. There is much adventure waiting for you in this novel.
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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David Hambling
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An unusual and highly enjoyable fantasy, skillfully combining adventure, thriller and romance .

Rune Leveau runs the Lucky Devil bar, whose varied clientele includes trolls, centaurs and other magical creatures – although it’s the human bridal parties that cause most trouble. Rowdy customers aside Rune has three big problems. One is that she is having trouble making her mortgage payments, the second is that she is hiding from the part with a fake identify that could fall apart any time. And her t
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The Scribblings
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
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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joanne ellis
Rune Leveau is approached by a charming, yet dangerous, cybernetically-altered spy, St. Benedict. His request is very simple, use her magic talent to help him find an elusive criminal named Anna Materson.

The only thing that is more dangerous than using her magic to help finding this criminal, is a secret that she needs to keep from St Benedict. That secret is, that she IS Anna Materson. Over the past six years, he has searched for the Materson files, a computer programme, which is rumoured to ca
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Michelle Austin
The Finder of the Lucky Devil (Lucky Devil #1) by Megan Mackie was an interesting 5 star read.
This is a book that is out of the realm of what I typically read but I really enjoyed it.

We start with an interesting prologue and then we jump ahead six years later to Rune owning a bar in Chicago, The Lucky Devil’s. Rune inherited the bar from her aunt. Rune has a secret that she has to keep, but owning the bar is making it difficult for her to keep a low profile.

When Saint comes into the bar wanting
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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
Tausha Treadway
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Finder of the lucky Devil (The Lucky Devil series Book 1) by Megan Mackie. This is a great Urban Fantasy story. This story has tons of magic, mystery, adventure and action. Its the story of Rune Leveau who is approached by a dangerous man and corporate spy St. Benedict. He wants her to use her magical talent to help him find a criminal named Anna Masterson. This is a very dangerous mission in a high tech dystopia that resembles Chicago. Secrets are going to be told and manipulation will be u ...more
Jenny
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cat and mouse chase mixing adventure, mystery, suspense and romance this book had it all and had be hooked from page one. The first in the ‘The Lucky Devil’ series by Megan Mackie, the book is set in an alternate Chicago, where technology and magic are in competition with each other. This is a urban fantasy/cyberpunk novel with a fast paced storyline and some great characters. Rune Leveau has magical talent and is approached by a “charmingly dangerous, cybernetically-altered, corporate spy, St ...more
Katie Kearney
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Finder of the Lucky Devil by Megan Mackie. Ok I’m trying really hard to find the words to do this book justice in my review of it. From the very first page I knew I was in for an incredible adventure and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. This story pulled me in right away and I was so deeply in the story I lost track of all time and real life which I loved! Rune is a character I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, the entire story is so unique and different from my usual reads and I loved ever ...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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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
Misty Ziegler
***3 stars***
The Finder of the Lucky Devil by Megan Mackie

I give this urban paranormal fantasy kind of dystopian story 3 stars. The story was an unexpected mix of magic and technology that also reminded me of an old detective and crime story. There was so much going on that I did find myself getting a little lost as the story added more characters, but the characters were very cool. There were wizards, fairies, snake-like spies, and even a mermaid dog groomer. The author described their world in
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Naomi Valkyrie
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Finder of the Lucky Devil is the first book in the Lucky Devil series.

I don’t know what I expected when I chose to read this book, but it wasn’t this…and I mean that in a good way. This book is an excellent read!!!! I loved the unusual mix of characters and the unique style of world building. The mix of supernatural elements with technological enhancements gives the book an edgy feel.

One of my favorite characters is Taki. I like the way the author took the time to think through how a busines
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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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Faith
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this wild goose chase of a book, we’re out to help a magician who is on the run from a cybernetic spy she used to help. The charming spy asked her to find her alter ego, Anna Morrison which is a dangerous secret.
St. Benedict spent six years trying to find the Masterson Files which is a computer program that can cast spells. It’s becoming harder to do as he’s not gonna give up without a fight.
This book is a great world-building book as it takes you in an alternate future with lots of action to
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Meg Tyrrell
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a first time author for me, and it’s been awhile since I’ve read a dystopian type book. I wasn’t exactly sure if I was going to like it, then I started reading. I couldn’t put it down. I loved this book, and I absolutely can’t wait to read the next one.
This story is about Rune Leveau and St Benedict. I loved the magic and the different characters in the book. As the synopsis says “Set in an alternate Chicago, where technology and magic are in competition with each other, this fast-paced
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Megan Mackie is a writer, actor, and playwright. She started her writing career as an indie author and had such smashing success in her first year with her inaugural book The Finder of the Lucky Devil, that she made the transition to traditional publishing. She has become a personality at many cons, recognizable by her iconic leather hat and engaging smile. She has recently joined Bard’s Tower, a ...more

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