The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex. She’s been summoned to the fae court, and she's got her hands full trying to prepare. But her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s been a death at the gallery, and the man she hoped would be a part of her future is the prime suspect.
Bitter enemies pull her into the middle of a paranatural w...more
I think my journey with Alex is going to end at the book. It isn’t because I hated it; it’s just I didn’t exactly like it either. I just slogge ...more
Alex is a halfling, half-fae in a word where the humans and the fae have just brokered an uneasy peace after a brutal war. She has found out that she is related to one of the Fae Lords and has been summoned to Court to make her curtsey (as it were) where she will be quizzed on fae life and possibly challenged by rival fae. Oh, and added to which she and her friend Sophie were attacked by a werewolf and Sophie is now a werewolf being cared for ...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
Courting Darkness is the second installment in author L.R. Braden's The Magicsmith series. The story picks up where A Drop of Magic left off. Protagonist Alex Blackwood is a metalsmith whose works are often inspired by the mood that she is in thanks to her magic. Oh, yes, she's also part fae, but without all the worry about metals burning her like full blooded Fae. Alex's Grandfather gave her a magical boost to her powers, but it also ...more
Alex is finally putting the pieces back together after finding out everything she thought she knew about herself was wrong. But when her boyfriend stands her up again, she has had enough of his blow offs and erratic behavior. On top of that, she is concerned about her newly turned werewolf friend, trying to learn everything that is Fey for her upcoming forced trip to the Fey Reservation, manage her new paranormal house guests an ...more
There is constant action, and while Alex has developed some skills of her own, she is still sadly outmatched by pretty much everybody a ...more
Alex is once again caught up in things that she had no clue about in this riveting and exhilarating read. The fascinating alte ...more
Our MC Alex Blacksmith really shows growth in her character both emotionally and physically. Courting Darkness allowed Alex to gradually accept her fae side while opening herself to the possibility of love. I thoroughly enjoyed the honesty of Alex's emotions and the way L. R. Braden has penned her as a fighter and a believer makes ...more
*Thanks NetGalley for providing this copy in exchanged for an honest review.
Courting Darkness picks up shortly after the events of A Drop of Magic. Alex’s life will never be the same again. Being named as blood-kin by the fae Lord of Enchantment is no luxury. Alex must prepare to make her debut in front of the court in a month’s time. Unfortunately, that means pulling all-nighters and cramming as much fae knowledge, court etiquette an ...more
Alex Blackwood a kick-ass (YA'ish) 'half fae' heroine fights to solve a crime. Helped by Malakai, a fae Knight and Chase her house cat/ hot protector. And then there is James her Vampire lover (not that there is some romance. But it was mentioned). So you get enough of the fantasycharacters in this book. A Drop of Magic is a medium paced book to read. Here and there some fillers but interesting enough to give you areal page turner. Together wit ...more
This one was good. Realistic characters though the heroine was pretty stupid about some of her actions. Like meeting the female werewolf without checking with her pack leader first. Annoying because she needed the men to save her again and again.
Courting Darkness is Book Two in the Magicsmith series, a series that has burrowed its way into my heart and made a home there. I love fae, vampires, and shifters, and this series has all of that and more wrapped up in an adrenaline fueled package.
Since learning that she is part fae, there hasn't been a single dull moment in Alex Blackwood's life. As if cramming to learn as much as she can about the fae court of Enchantment so t ...more
The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex. She’s been summoned to the fae court, and she's got her hands full trying to prepare. But her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s been a death at the gallery, and the man she hoped would be a part of her future is the prime suspect. Bitter enemies pull her into the midd ...more
When Alex's boyfriend, James', enemy, Marek, kidnaps her to get back at him, Alex finds herself in a world of hurt. James comes to the rescue, ...more
Alex is under pressure , she needs to prepare for her visit to the Fae and to uncover more about her 'magical' abilities .
That being said her private life is not going too well either , the man she loves keeps cancelling their dates and
now to cap it all he might be in trouble with the law ............... a d ...more