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Dangerous Magic

(Haven Lake #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  64 reviews
It’s not every day you have to return to your hometown to bind your borderline-poltergeist grandmother to the family property.
Unfortunately, today is that day for Avery Thorn.

All Avery wants is to report the binding to the Witch Council so she can fulfil her obligation, but finding a dead body and the Head of the Council on the brink of death isn’t in her plan.
Especially w
Published May 16th 2019
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May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Something new. I’ve been thinking about reading a Cozy Mystery for a while. I was so excited when Emma Hart announced this. I feel like she read my mind.

Avery has returned to her hometown. She’s a powerful witch and head of the family. The ghost of her grandmother has been causing havoc around town and it’s her job to rain her in. The problem is this town holds secrets, the kind that could get you killed. Avery has bad timing and right from the start she has a bad feeling. It’s time for some da
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Something new. I’ve been thinking about reading a Cozy Mystery for a while. I was so excited when Emma Hart announced this. I feel like she read my mind.

Avery has returned to her hometown. She’s a powerful witch and head of the family. The ghost of her grandmother has been causing havoc around town and it’s her job to rain her in. The problem is this town holds secrets, the kind that could get you killed. Avery has bad timing and right from the start she has a bad feeling. It’s time for some da
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
4 Stars for Dangerous Magic!

Witches, weres, fae, oh my!

Dangerous Magic is the first title in new series: Haven Lake Mysteries from author @authoreviehart

The book/series is set in the secret, mysterious town of Haven Lake, which provides a free place for witches, paranormal, supernaturals, etc to live free.

The story opens with main character Avery, as she returns to Haven Lake. She’s lived among humans for some time but is forced home to magically bind her grandmothers ghost to the family land.

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I love the novels of the author as Emma Hart so when I heard about this new series, I was really very intrigued!

Avery has to go home to bind her grandmother and stop her ghost from terrorizing everyone. It’s already not very easy to manage, but in addition, she finds herself facing a corpse and the leader of witch council who was poisoned. She didn’t expect it, but she’s going to be embarked on a story that is totally beyond her control. Indeed, she wi
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had never read or heard about Cozy mysteries until I heard Emma Hart was writing one under the pseudonym Evie Hart. I was curious and excited to read Dangerous Magic, the first book in her Haven Lake Cozy Mysteries. Here we get the story of Avery, a witch with a grandmother has been causing chaos in her hometown. Suddenly she is thrown right in the middle of a mystery and at odds with a local detective.

I enjoyed reading Dangerous Magic by Evie Hart. It was fun story with great characters. A p
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Dangerous Magic is the first book in a brand-new paranormal mystery series by Evie Hart. The Haven Lake Cozy Mysteries series brings us a world full of supernaturals, mystery, and laughter.

"I was weird. I was powerful. I was potentially unpredictably dangerous. I just wanted to take off my pants and watch Netflix without Wi-Fi dropping its signal."

Avery returns home to Haven Lake in order to bind her crazy ghost grandmother to their home because she
***5 ‘Thorn Family’ Stars***

I don’t read many mysteries, much less cozy ones, but when one of my fav authors announced that she was going to dip her toes into this realm I was all for tagging along and I was not disappointed. This book had all the crazy goodness I’ve come to love from the author just based in a different setting. It was a fun read with a ton of crazy, unique characters that I want to get to know a hell of a lot better.

Avery is the epicenter of this story and I loved her. She
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Writing as Evie Hart, Emma dips into the paranormal suspense category with the start of this series, and this book just set this series up for major success! Avery has returned home to Haven Lake per an obligation from the council regarding her grandmother. When arriving home, she knows she won’t be going back to her other life, and it’s solidified when she stumbles upon a dead body her second day back. Throughout the course of this book, Avery witnesses another murder during her time trying to ...more
Book Boyfriend Whoarder Mari
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m a lover of PNR and supernatural stories. And I was not disappointed here!

Evie Hart wove a magical world filled with everything you want and need. She did such an amazing job building up this whole community that I’d wish it were real so I could go live there.

Avery Thorn was everything I wanted and needed in a heroine. Hands down awesome!

We see this story through her eyes, and I wonder if we will get the others just her POV or if we get to see a certain hot detective’s thoughts as well.

Jenny B
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic debut novel that reminded me how much I love paranormal. The characters were awesome and perfectly written and I loved the variety of the paranormal characters. Cannot wait to read more
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun, cute read, it reminds me of Charmed or Practical Magic. I love the characters; the familiars were my favourite, they were quite amusing.
I definitely recommend this if you want a cute paranormal cozy mystery.

Evie Hart a.k.a Emma Hart diving back into the world of mysteries? Yes, please!!
This book had everything I've come to love and enjoy from Hart. From the crazy grandmother who is a ghost to beautiful me — fae and wizards alike — to bat-shit crazy familiars, I loved reading this cozy mystery.

Avery Thorn comes from a long line of powerful witches and add to that her own powers and spitfire attitude, she is a force to be reckoned with. She is sassy, snarky and witty and when she finds herself i
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evie Harts debut novel is nothing short of phenomenal!

Its Nancy drew meets the vampire diaries with a bit of Sabrina the teenager witch thrown in!

For years all I've read is Romance but when I came across Dangerous Magic I just knew I had to read it! The cover is something magical, and if that doesnt draw you in the words will!

There is one thing that I love to see in a book, it's a main character that is sassy and sarcastic! The Thorn witches are that and so much more! Avery Thorn is a girl aft
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing, I like Emma Hart’s books, but I LOVE the mystery book! It’s funny, interesting, it has romance and cocky characters. The h doesn’t take s*** from anyone and I love that she knows how she is, she knows what she wants and is not afraid to say or do whatever it takes to whoever she needs to.

I can’t wait to read the next book and I hope she continues to write more mysteries!
Paranormal comedy has its perks. In this novel, such thing is a posh cat with a British accent. Because, what else would fit better? :-D

The author has poured her outstanding wit in this new series of paranormal romantic comedies with stimulating results. Dangerous Magic embraces the world of witches, ghosts and talking animals that blends cozy mystery, life issues and sharp humour. Imagine Charmed meets Agatha Christie with a pinch of Desperate Housewives ;-)

A magical town that serves as a sanct
Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
’m not going to go into how long it took to read it, as I’m dealing with some family health issues that has made it hard to concentrate, as of late. This too is why my reviews are so far behind the releases. I hope you, our passengers, can hang with me until I can get back on my feet. I promise you’ll see more reviews, it’s just taking me longer to get through books.

This is a cutesy story, that leaves a smile on your face long after the last page is read. It also makes you want more. There is no
Atlanta Whitlock
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I saw the cover for this book I was so excited to give this a read, it’s got one of those covers that makes you want to just sit there all cosy on a winter’s night and honestly, those are my favourite type of books. The cover draws you in so much, even though it’s a little simple, sometimes that’s all you need a cover to be to draw you in and for me, Evie nailed that perfectly. This book has everything you could want in a book, there’s character development, an intriguing storyline, s ...more
Carly Wilson
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Dangerous Magic’ is the new book by Evie Hart, and I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book! It had been a while since I’d read any paranormal/ mystery books, so this was the perfect treat to mix up my reading genres.

The book is about Avery Thorn, a witch who has returned back to Haven Lake to bind her unruly Grandmother Cherry Thorn. Cherry is the matriarch of the family, and despite being deceased, has decided to cause mischief around town. She is unapo
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Haven Lake is a very special town. It is populated by paranormals of all varieties. A special ward only allows paranormals to enter. Avery Thorn has been living in the normal world for the past two years. She is a witch and is able to mask her powers enough to live among humans. Now she has been called back home to Haven Lake to bind her grandmother's ghost to the family property. Grandma Cherry's ghost has been running wild and wreaking havoc in Haven Lake annoying lots of its inhabitants. So s ...more
Living My Best Book Life
I adore Emma Hart so when I heard that she was writing under her "paranormal cozy-mystery-writing alter-ego" Evie Hart I was so EXCITED! I read the blurb and was hooked. I was so ready to see a different side to Emma Hart and I WAS AMAZED.

Romance will always be my favorite genre, but mysteries and paranormal comes in a close second. I thought this book was perfect from front to back.

When I met the sassy and fiery witch Avery Thorn, I knew this would be one of the most memorable reads of 2019.
Sofia Lazaridou
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous Magic is the first book in the Haven Lake Cozy Mysteries series and it's written by Evie Hart. As some of you might know, Evie Hart is a pen name for Emma Hart, but this book does not fall in the same category as Emma's usual books do, so a pen name if fitting. As you have guessed by the title and cover, our heroine is a witch and magic is real. The lore includes other supernatural creatures, but I won't reveal what they are.

There is no solid romance for Avery, but I hope that she will
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The peeing cat and the British bat

Terrific. Lighthearted, easy read that has a great plot running through it. Written in such a way that the humour and seriousness of the plot has you chuckling whilst trying to figure out how she will get out of the mess she has landed in. A precocious cat and an extremely proper English accented bat are her familiars and their byplay is wonderful. As is the rest of the opinionated familiars banter that is skillfully woven into the plot. Whilst the characters ar
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's been a hot minute since I've read a paranormal story, and this particular book was just the thing I needed to get me back into the swing of all things supernatural and paranormal. A fantastic debut novel from an established romance author using a pseudonym, it was easy to get wrapped up in this story of Haven Lake, Georgia and the unique population that calls the magical town home. I liked that the town was home to all types of magical and paranormal beings: from witches to vampires to shap ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

It’s been a LOOOOOONG time since I read anything paranormal, much less anything that wasn’t completely revolves around an epic love story. This new book by Evie Hart threw me back into that world that I didn’t even know I missed.

Avery had to come back home. It was basically a family emergency. She had to bound her grandma to the family property. Did I mention her grandma is in ghost form? Yep, you read that correctly. The Thorn family is full of witches, all with different specialties
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Usually paranormal is something I avoid, it’s really not my thing but as this was Emma Hart’s alter ego I decided to give it a go. I still can’t believe how hooked I was and how much I enjoyed the book.
I loved the characters and in true Hart style we still had a crazy relative in the story to gives the reader plenty laugh out loud moments. Although my favourite character was our heroine, Avery, her sassy attitude and witty remarks had me wishing I was in the story with her. Her return to her hom
Sarah Dale
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a phenomenal start to this new series and new Genre from Emma Hart writing as Evie Hart.

Soon as you start you will be hooked, amused and intrigued and unable to put this book down.

Avery has had to return to her hometown as shes a powerful witch and the head of her family. The council have ordered her grandmothers ghost to be bonded to their house as she has been causing all sorts of havoc in town.

Unfortunately for Avery she stumbles across a murder and ends up being part of the investigati
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soooo.... I usually don’t read or like paranormal books at all. But this book by Evie Hart aka well known Emma Hart, I couldn’t let the opportunity to read this get past me.

And what can I say? I loved. I freaking loved it. All the snark and sass in it. Fabulous. I was chuckling almost through the whole book.

Avery came back home to Heaven Lake after living in the normal human world for a few years. Because she needed to spell bound her ghost grandma to the house.

Dax is the hot young police offic
Ani Conda
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For a paranormal debut Evie Hart has smashed it out of the park. I have enjoyed every word I have read. The Thorn family are the perfect sassy feisty women you want to have in your life. The familial bond is heart warming and hilarious. The small town dynamic makes you feel right at home. The possible love interests are intriguing and leaves some questions as to where this will all be going next. I did not want this book to finish and love/hate the blurb from book two because I wasn’t ready to j ...more
Becca (The Troubles and Woes of a Bookworm)
I've loved Emma Hart's work for years, ever since Twisted Bond, so I knew I'd love her new venture into paranormal romance as Evie Hart and I wasn't wrong. Dangerous Magic was a delight and has the same comedic tone as all her other work. Honestly, it was like the Holly Woods Files but with witches! I loved it, it was still unique enough that it didn't feel like a copy of that amazing romantic suspense featuring a love/hate relationship, but if you liked that series you will 100% love the Haven ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Dangerous Magic by Evie Hart is the first book in her Haven Lake Cozy Mysteries series. A debut novel for this author and a spectacular read. All the finesse and well-crafted work you expect from an established author but with a fresh and magical face. The world-building and magical lore is easy to keep up with and learn as we are slowly introduced to the world of Haven Lake. I absolutely LOVED this. Avery and her family are hilarious and I was definitely feeling a little bit of the "Droelle-ish ...more
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