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When a Sorcerer and a Scribe Team Up to Fulfill an Ancient Prophecy, The Fate of The World Lies in Their Hands

In the mythical kingdom of Salyndria, an exiled sorcerer named Leith plots to overthrow the restrictions placed on the use of magic by the Academy. Suspecting the worst, the Academy sends a beautiful young scribe, Kyler, to be his apprentice and act as an unwitting
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Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published August 2nd 2020
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Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: possess
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

The Rules of Enchantment was an enjoyable read, but I was a little disappointed with the worldbuilding. We're introduced to this completely fictional place, yet we learn very little about it over the course of the book. There were old gods and new, ancient evils roaming cursed forests, legendary battles
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Sadie Forsythe
Sep 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I am utterly confounded by this book. Not because it’s bad, but because it goes to such lengths to declare itself something it’s not. At its core, it’s a student/teacher romance. So, if that’s your thing you’ll probably love it. But for me, my confusion started before even page one, with the cover.

For a book with “erotic fantasy adventure” on its cover, there is remarkably little eroticism in it. There isn’t even so much as a kiss until 60 pages into a 142-page book. And when it shows up, it’s t
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Alana Bloom
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, romance
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Carly O'Connell
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
There's a lot of potential in this book, and the author packed quite a lot of plot and world-building into less than 150 pages.
I was very impressed by the first third of the book. I have to admit that I held some assumptions about the quality of writing in any book that had the word "erotic" on the cover and Tardieu dashed those assumptions immediately. The beginning is well-paced with vivid descriptions and character descriptions that leave strong impressions.
The middle and end of
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Lauren James  (storied.adventures)
Full review on my blog, Storied Adventures!

3.5 stars!

This was hard to review because the sentence on the cover is misleading. There wasn't any erotica and there wasn't much adventure. There were a few sex scenes but more along the lines of Sarah J. Maas.
I liked the story and the characters. And the magic was pretty classic. The more you use the harder it is on your body. And different people have different levels of strengths.
It definitely reads like a novella, so it was short and fun!
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adult, romance
The Rules of Enchantment is a steamy fantasy story where good and bad aren't always as clear-cut as you might imagine. It reminded me of a mixture between Harry Potter and Robin of Sherwood - and that is not a bad thing!

Leith and Kyler make for excellent main characters, superbly supported by Rowan. The world-building was wonderful, giving the reader enough information to be able to navigate through the world without it just being an overload of information.

I don't know if this is going to be a
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Bailey
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
She spent a lifetime never feeling worthy enough to take anything without an invitation.
~ The Rules of Enchantment

Writing novellas is no easy task. Authors have to take into consideration pacing, character development, and world-building all in a short period of time. In my opinion, it's an art form that often comes across as missing the mark. In fact, writing shorter stories seems almost more challenging than composing longer novels because audiences only get to spend a minimal amount of time
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Jacob Mohr
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is not my usual genre by any stretch of the imagination... but I gave THE RULES OF ENCHANTMENT a shot and found quite a lot to like. There's enough character growth and fantasy-trapping intrigue for the plot-hungry among you, and enough, ah, "content" for genre purists to enjoy as well. The sorcerer Leith is a particularly interesting character. That he's given both POV chapters and a remarkably sympathetic goal elevates his character, while he'd probably be considered the villain in any ot ...more
Stephen
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
So there’s a first time for everything, right? Well The Rules of Enchantment is the first time I’ve read an “erotic fantasy adventure” novel. I’ve read lots of fantasy books, and some of those have gotten pretty steamy, but this of course takes it just a bit further. However, maybe not as far as you might think. If you’re a fan of fantasy stories and you like romance, this might be right up your alley.

The story takes place in a world where people gifted in magic can go to academies to learn more
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Bridget | Romance at a Glance
My main problem with this book is that it is not erotic, nor was it an adventure. On the front cover, it says erotic fantasy adventure and that is not the book I read.

Also, it looked like there were going to be some wraiths or something in on the sexy times!

There is literally no sexual tension between either of the main characters in the book, and then they have sex around halfway through the novella without any build-up. It felt very abrupt and surprising. They have sex a few other times in th
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Sarika Patkotwar
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Actual rating- 3.5

*This review was initially published at The Readdicts Book Blog. For more reviews, go here .

It had been a long time since I read a fantasy novel, so when the publishing house TCK Publishing contacted me about The Rules of Enchantment, I knew I had to pick it up because the summary sounded quite interesting. While I've been on a break from fiction for quite some time now, I thought it would be difficult for me to get into the book and while it did take me longer than usual to
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Jeimy
Oct 31, 2020 rated it liked it
**This Book review was originally published on ANovelIdea.net**

Book Review: The Rules of Enchantment by Wendy Tardieu
I’m not a frequent peruser of erotic novels. I like slow burns, deny me the good stuff and build character while you do. But The Rules of Enchantment by Wendy Tardieu took me by surprise.

The short novel follows the story of Kyler and Leith, a young scribe that was sent to be an apprentice and an all powerful sorcerer who plans to carry out a nefarious plan. The academy hopes that
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Angie
My Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, the following is my honest review and opinion. I went into this book with high expectations and I have held off on reviewing it for a while, not sure how to put it down in words. It wasn't that this book was bad, but it wasn't exactly as I expected. When the publisher reached out to me, they indicated that because of my high rating of A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet that I would also enjoy this book. Now that is one ...more
Rachel | Barely Bookish
The first thing I want to say is that this book was a bit too fast for me. I think this story had a lot of interesting plot points and the world-building was definitely there. This book also had an interesting magic system, that allows casters to pick their words of magic, which I found very interesting. Honestly, I think that if the author wanted to, this book could very easily have been three books, with each trip up in the story being a cliffhanger for the next. I sort of wish that was the ca ...more
Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Maria at tckpublishing for reaching out to me. I have reviewed this for free but this did not sway my review in anyway.

The story opens up with Headmaster Wickham telling a vision that was given to him about the land being taken over by “Master Leith” that has been banished for 4 years. Headmaster calls on Rowan to pursue Kyler, one his scribes, to go face Master Leith. Rowan pleaded to let him go instead but after giving in and being told that Kyler is to go, out true story begins.
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Jill Wittkopp
Oct 03, 2020 rated it liked it
This review was originally published on Myth and Magic Book Club

Myth: 3/5

Kyler has given up on her magic and found a path in which she truly excels, being a historian and scribe. She is more than a little surprised when she is called out her studies to apprentice to a powerful and exiled sorcerer.

The story goes that Kyler is tempting enough to distract the sorcerer Leith from his goal, to overthrow the Academy. Thankfully, this is not all there is to the story. In the world of Salyndria we are
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H.B. Jasick
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had zero expectations going into this story.
I went in completely blind. I didn’t read the description, this author was new to me, and I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever read an “erotic fantasy adventure” before. I was intrigued, and I was excited to see what this book would bring me.
The cover is unique, and colorful, yet it also had this slight promise of darkness that really drew me in.
So what did I think?
Well--
I really liked it.
This story weaves an intricate, and suspenseful tale full of
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Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
I made the mistake of judging this one by its cover. I wasn’t so sure I was going to enjoy as it did not capture my attention or excite me in anyway. It felt too cartoony, and to be completely honest, could’ve gone without her being nude.. but I digress. I put off reading it for about a month after having been reached out to by the publisher. And I horribly regret not diving in sooner.
The Rules of Enchantment is a slow burn with a compelling story line. Although it is an erotic romance, it is no
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Maureen
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, paranormal
In ‘The Rules of Enchantment’ we meet the exiled sorcerer Leith. Leith spends his days in his castle plotting ways to get the restrictions that the Academy, sort of their government, has put on the use of magic. When the Academy starts to expect Leith being up to something, they send him a beautiful young scribe, someone that isn’t good with magic, named Kyler to spy on him without her knowing. But soon after Leith and Kylar meet things change between them. Leith isn’t as harsh and unkind as bei ...more
Briana
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
So I will start out by saying that I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. With that being said, I was actually pleasantly surprised. I had not previously heard of Wendy Tardieu but I love a good fantasy read so I figured why not give it a shot? It is marketed towards readers who are a fan of fantasy and erotica. While there were a few sex scenes I do not think I would call this a book erotica per se but that definitely is not a negative in my book. The book is a little less than 2 ...more
Alistair MacLeod
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I enjoy the odd fantasy novel but given this was billed as an 'erotic fantasy adventure novel' but I had fears of an unholy meeting of Sword of Shannara and Mills and Boon. To give credit where it's due, it is actually a very well written book. The world it is set in will be familiar to most fantasy readers but doesn't plagiarise Tolkien as much as many others shamelessly do. The writing is crisp and deft, and the plot rockets along nicely to a satisf ...more
SOMDReigel
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well done personal awareness and engagement guide
This workbook/guide encourages you to be active and engaged in your life and create the changes you want to accomplish. It gives you step-by-step instructions and exercises that are easy to follow and simple to incorporate in your daily life. If you are consistent with this guide, you should become more aware and empowered. It’s up to you to do the work. Commit to 108 days and see changes in your life. It only takes roughly 5 minutes a day. You
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Dayang
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I started this, I was a little bit apprehensive... This wasn't really my usual genre. I've just recently finished a romantic paranormal duet, and I thought I start this one too.

I enjoyed the book from the first page to the last. It wasn't dragging like other books in this genre usually are. I would've wished there was more between Leith and Kyler... like more build-up... more excitement. I also feel like it was a little bit hanging in the end. I wish there was an epilogue about them a coupl
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Donna
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is billed as “An Erotic Fantasy Adventure Novel”. I’ll give it fantasy adventure and there are some sex scenes but I don’t think it qualifies as erotic. The cover freaked me out because there is a set of extra hands. That being said it was a fun escape and an interesting world. The characters are multidimensional and interesting. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
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Wendy Tardieu is a native Floridian, writer, and writing instructor. She studied Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Central Florida, and her writing has always been influenced by Victorian, Gothic, and Dystopian fiction. Her work reflects many genres at once, from humor to erotica, from literary to apocalyptic.

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