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The Morrigna (Maurin Kincaide #1)

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I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, ...more
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Published (first published July 1st 2010)
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Midu Hadi

What I liked:

the politics of the supernatural world was interesting

the author dealt with the “insta-love” issue neatly!

the non-stop action, especially the battle scene at the end

What I didn’t like:

the beginning felt rushed- I wanted to be told a bit about Maurin before I was expected to like her

there was almost no mention of the history between the Morrigna & the goddess who grants Maurin powers.

An interesting world that I’d like to read more about.

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Mandy
I received The Morrigna in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Maurin is human with the ability to see inside someone’s thoughts so working for the Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator works. Life is simple until she’s sucked into a supernatural battle between the Council and the triad. It’s her psychic abilities that have put her on the radar to the council hoping that she has what it takes to help them defeat Morrigna.

However being a human d
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Michelle
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Morrigna by Rachel Rawlings
I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vampires.

I didn't just make a career change
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Stephanie Adams
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
100 stars. This book is exciting, exhilarating, and just all-around fun to read. One of the best books I have come across buy a new author. A definitely must read book. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
Bitten_by_Books
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kristind
Maurin Kincaide has spent the last few years as a psychometric for Salem’s Supernatural Task Force. She goes in when the regular interrogators are not getting anywhere, and with a simple touch has all the answers the police need. Lately, her powers have been unreliable- and while it seems she is getting stronger she is also losing control. After failing in her interrogation of Seamus O’Neill, a man thought to be responsible for an unfettered demon on the loose, Maurin finds herself placed on lea ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
The Morrigna, Maurin Kincaide, Book #1

Author: Rachel Rawlings

Synopsis: I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vam
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Elizabeth
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: goodreads-2016
The Morrigna (Maurin Kincaide #1) by Rachel Rawlings
I'm Maurin Kincaide, a psychometric, and until a few days ago I was working for Salem's Preternatural Task Force as an interrogator. I cracked more cold cases and got more confessions than anyone else in the department. Of course that was before I traded in my badge for an ancient Celtic sword. Now, I'm the Special Liaison for the Council, the governing body of the Others, and I take my orders from witches, werewolves and vampires.

I didn't just make a career change though. I'm not the same per
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Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Maurin works for the Police as an interrogator utilising her psyhic gift to aid her but when her powers become unreliable she is put on leave to allow her a chance to get to the bottom of it. When brought before the Council Maurin discovers more about the world and herself than she thought possible, suddenly she is pulled into a war that she never knew existed and finds that she may be the key to bringing it to an end. Talk about pressure!

Maurin is a likeable character, she makes mistakes while
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Shay Williams
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, ebook
I really enjoyed reading THE MORRIGNA finding it to be a book that I just didn't want to put aside even to sleep. I am really glad that I started reading it on a Saturday night. Ms. Rawlings did a really great job on the character of Maurin making her someone easy to relate with. She is a strong woman in some ways but boy does she have her insecurities. I also found the secondary characters to be rather interesting and they really helped to both flesh out the story and to add comedic relief wher ...more
chucklesthescot
Jan 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was baffling. I felt like I'd been thrown into book three in the series with no backstory and it was very confused. We see Maurin interrogate someone but fail to get the psychic information because the person is too powerful so her boss suspends her without asking anything about what happened, tells her to 'get better' and she doesn't try to explain what happened or defend herself. What kind of police department do that??? There is no backstory or history to her 'crimes', what she need ...more
Brittany
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE this cover and was completely overjoyed when this book had a "free day" on Amazon. The author has a way of writing and pulling you into the story line, making you feel like you are there with the characters. There was more than one night that I had dreams about the book. The characters have their own distinct personalities, some you love to hate and some you love to love. It was so easy to fall in love with a few of the characters, rooting for them throughout the book. This is ...more
McKayla Schutt
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good read

I picked up this story for a book club that I am in. The beginning was a bit slower that I would like to admit but once some action started to story picked up nicely. About chapter 6 it got better in my opinion and the chapters are very short. Would recommend to people looks for a paranormal story with some fighting.
T.
Jun 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
I downloaded The Morrigna as a free book from Amazon. Geez, where to start with this one? First, lets discuss the Morrigan-Morrigna switch. The author couldn't decide on which spelling to use (although, Morrigan is more recognized and understandable). The author switched back and forth between both spellings, which only emphasized the idea she misspelled her book title. Yikes!

The book also felt like it lacked a proper edit. Especially the min-to-mind conversations that lacked ANY quotations to
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Amanda Belikov
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Kill me now

This was a never ending book that dragged on an quite often lost focus. It was repetitive. And over all boring. I'm sorry I'm being so mean but I wish I had never started this book I was bored to death and frustrated because the rants were so long I ended up daydreaming and/falling asleep.
Arlene
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Start

To a new series with good characters and a nice twist. I love the mythology mixed in and how they interacted... I am hopeful that the vampire queen gets handed her way out soon..
Shari
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rachel Rawlings book, "The Morrigna: Paranormal Mystery" offers a ton of action that keeps this book moving forward quickly and the reader on the edge of their seat - once you get into it. Protagonist Maurin Kincaide is likeable, the perfect mixture of sarcasm, naivete and whininess to make her a believable and funny character.

Protagonist Maurin Kincaide follows Murphy's Law, or Murphy's Law follows her - either way, Maurin rarely is blessed with good luck so is often stoic about what will happe
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Jaime Krause
The font that this is written in was terribly distracting and made it difficult to read. It does NOT have any bearing on my rating.

I really enjoyed the religious and cultural aspects as well as the fantastical ones. The premise of the story with the magic and supernatural abilities was a really good one. The implementation wasn't all that great. It's written in a near stream-of-conscious, so some of the thoughts, words and phrases are a bit jumbled. I don't always like novels written this way be
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Maghon Thomas
Well, what a surprise, I found a cool new series to like. Well really like. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this one has something of everything. We started out with a simple girl with a simple gift, she can read a little bit of your mind if she touches you, so she works with the police to help get confessions. But her powers are growing and people are coming after her... Umm, maybe not so simple after all. And then, BAM, things get really complicated really quick and I went totally all in bec ...more
Michelle
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
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**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net**The Morrigna is the first book in the Maurin Kincaide series by Rachel Rawlings. the Maurin Kincaide series is an adult urban fantasy series that reminded me of Desires of Demons by Debra Dunbar, in the fact that there were lots of paranormals coming together. I had some issues with the world building in this one, but once I got into the swing of the book it was a nice read. Nothing earth shattering, and it wasn't my ...more
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Morrigna is the first book in the Maurin Kincaide series by Rachel Rawlings. I won this e-book a long time ago on a blog. I finally got around to reading it. I'm glad I did. This is an action-packed book that kept me interested from start to finish.

The story is told in a conversational and relaxed tone, in first person. It has detailed and relevant setting descriptions. What I mean is: the author only spends time giving a lot of details about the setting if it is relevant to the scene. Words
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Christine Rains
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Maurin Kincaide is a Psychometric with the Salem Preternatural Task Force. After a failed attempt at interrogating a wizard, she is pulled in to the middle of the battle to save the world. She's not without help. Witches, werewolves, and vampires have teamed up, and Maurin discovers she is something much more than a psychic. But is she powerful enough to fight an ancient goddess and her horde of demons?

This is a classic urban fantasy world with some great elements. We have a heroine who can kick
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Melody
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the Maurin Kincaide series, Rachel Rawlings (I see the first 3 are being sold as a set yeah!).

Maurin Kincaid works as a Police interrogator using her psyhic gift. She starts having some issues with her powers so she is sent packing. When she is sent before the Council (kind of the paranormal police), she finds out there is much more going on around her then she ever knew possible, and that she holds the key to make the world right.

I am not a huge paranormal reader but this one
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Mary
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it
This book for me was just ok. Not that it was written badly because it wasn't. There is a lot of action and there is just about every paranormal creature that you can think of in this book. A lot of the time I felt confused about what was going on and/or why it was happening. I do plan on reading book 2 so that maybe everything can hopefully get straightened out in my mind for the story. I would reccomend to anyone that loves paranormal creatures and who loves a lot of action.

Maurin Kincaide is
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Melissa
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Here lately I had found myself getting totally bored with reading. I was reading romance/erotica BDSM. It was the same old thing BORING.
A friend of mine totally recommended this book said “I guarantee you it is fantastic and you won’t be bored” So I picked up the box set for $.99 and WOW I would have gladly paid more for this fantastic series.

Maurin is an awesome character she is a psychic being used by the council which has yes vamps, weres, witches. And of course you have to have the bad guys
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Laurie P
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Could have been great

I enjoyed the book, except the inner dialog of the heroine (especially during the fighting) drove me nuts....one minute she's fighting for her life, then she has these innermost conversations going with herself....I'm like. O.o seriously? Ya have the very definition of (shell on earth) aimed at ya & your thinking about your childhood or lack of friendships....come on...first let me just say, I'm not a huge fan of long winded inner dialogs, I know many may find it interes
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Gail Newbold
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
So I ended up re-reading this book because I couldn't remember it at all, but about 80% into the book I finally remembered what happened. Now I can move on to book 2. Finally, after 3 years of having originally started the series LOL.


PREVIOUS REVIEW FROM 2014
I did like this story. I thought it was interesting, and I do like the main character. I think writing in first person is pretty hard, especially because keeping characters interesting and the plot moving from only one perspective doesn't al
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Pam Kinsey
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a new to me author and I was given the first book in exchange for an honest review and I honestly loved it. There was the usual vamps and shifters but there was also demons, goddesses and fallen angels and they worked. There was an actual workable story. This story start out a little slow but man it picked up and went full stop from there. I liked Maurin because she is a flawed heroine and she's not immediately a kick ass person. She starts out mainly human and grows more powerful as the ...more
Samaris Creech
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Maurin is a psychic with the Supernatural police department. She has never felt like she fit in with either the humans or the supernatural. Little does she know that one day her whole perspective and life will change. She goes into work to interrogate a suspect and gets a heck of a lot more than she ever bargained for. Maurin is thrust into a battle for the world and learns may new and frightening things. She is helped along ...more
Cheree
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a long time lover of bad a$$ chicks, Maurin has definitely made it on my list of Awesome chicks!
When her life is turned inside out in a matter of a couple days, she does what she can to keep up with every thing going on and finds out more about herself than she could have ever imagined.
Based in present day Salem, Maurin is run trough a gauntlet of challenges. Doing what she can to keep her attitude and mouth in check along the way, will she be able to do what is needed of her?

Are you a fan of
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Katrina
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There’s a lot of evil perking around Salem. Maurin seems to be naturally attracted to it, or it seems to find her. I love her spunky attitude and the way Rachel Rawlings opens Maurin’s mind and inner thoughts to the reader. She’s one sassy woman, that has been called into a world that she really doesn’t understand.
There is so much action. There are so many twists that were totally unexpected. It is an urban fantasy that brings so many different elements into the tale.
I really enjoyed reading t
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Rachel Rawlings is an author of Urban Fantasy novels. Her first book, The Morrigna, was published in 2010. Witch Huntbook two, followed on 2012. She is currently working on a novella in The Maurin Kincaide Series, Wolfsbane. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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