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Counterfeit Magic (Otherworld Stories #10.4)

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The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.

When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength, and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying, it's bad for business.

Witch detectives Paige Wi
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Published December 2nd 2010 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2010)
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Paige's books are not favorites of mine and I dislike the narrator of her audiobooks in a major way. The Paige/Lucas pairing never worked for me romance-wise. It is just so infinitely dull! In this novella their relationship has a particularly rinse-and-repeat quality to it. Whenever I got to some vague allusion to the fab schmexy times these two apparently have behind the closed doors, I couldn't stop myself from rolling my eyes. How many times should this be repeated? Please, show, don't tell! ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Counterfeit Magic takes place right before Waking the Witch and is told from Paige Winterbourne's perspective. In this novella, Paige and company are hired to investigate a death in one of the supernatural fight clubs. I really loved this one, even though it ends a little abruptly. What really drew me in was seeing the emotional struggle Paige and Lucas were facing as he steps firmly into his role of heir to the Cortez Cabal. I would highly recommend this to fans of the series.
I first ordered this off Amazon but of course the book was limited edition like most of her novellas now and I was unable to get it. However I have managed to get it in audio book form, which is new for me. It took me a while to get passed the annoying voice reading it to me.

I found Paige’s character felt very different to what I’ve read in books, her character seemed more picky of people and less forgiving. Normally she’s very nice even to cruel people. Her relationship with Lucas also didn’t
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This is a mostly Lucas and Paige novella w/ some Savannah (who for a portion of this goes by "Georgia" lolz), and a dash of Adam.

1. Lucas and Paige are not my favorite. No reason that I can point at with my finger--they just aren't.

2. Sometimes I think I'm fooling myself when I think that I only have a couple of major book turns offs: child victims, rape, cheating . . . those (I thought) were the big ones. If any of those three things happen in book, chances are it's going a get a BIG thumbs dow
Oh, guys. Before I even attempt to do justice to Kelley Armstrong's gorgeous world I need to talk about how very, very pretty this book is. I sprung for the signed, limited edition hardcover of this little beauty and I am so incredibly impressed by it. The interior artwork is gorgeous, the paper is heavyweight and it feels downright decadent against my fingers. If I could date a book, I'd date this one. It's just that pretty. *swoon* I totally get why people COMMIT CRIMES against other people ov ...more
Oct 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bitten was the first ever Urban Fantasy book I ever read and still one of my favourites. So I get very excited whenever a new Otherworld book is released – and disappointed when I can’t get my hands on them straight away. Counterfeit Magic isn’t a full novel, but a novella that was originally a limited edition release complete with beautiful art work. I wasn’t able to get my hands on a copy, but a couple of years later and the magic of e-books means I can finally read this story, set shortly bef ...more
Paige and Lucas have had relationship issues since Lucas started working with the Cabal, whose members ignore Paige. Now Paige is feeling jealous as Lucas has to work with an attractive young client who is obviously trying to seduce him. Savannah goes undercover at a supernatural fight club to find out what happened to the woman's brother.

I prefer stories about the wolf pack but this was a decent story focusing on Paige, Lucas, Adam and Savannah. I'm not a Savannah fan because I find her to be a
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, prose, audio, library
This is a short novel that comes late in a 'series' so it's probably not a good place to start. But I'd heard good things about Kelley Armstrong, and was feeling like a short audiobook, so I picked it up on a whim from the library. It's not anything earth-shattering, but it scratches a nice itch, because it's a fantasy story set (mostly) in the real world that is about grownups living their grownup lives. Instead of a coming-of-age story about the epic battle of good and evil, or a romance about ...more
Nov 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love the Women of the Otherworld series and have wanted to read this novella since it first came out. So after getting a kindle this week Counterfeit Magic was my first ebook purchase.

I really enjoy Savannah and Paige so it was great to get to read another story featuring them. I will be so sad when the last book 13 comes out.

Counterfeit Magic has Paige and Savannah go undercover in a supernatural fight club. We get some of Adam and Lucas too!

I love this series. So I enjoyed the novella. It's
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a
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Other Books in the Series

Otherworld Stories (6 books)
  • Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #1)
  • Tales of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #2)
  • Otherworld Nights (Otherworld Stories, #3)
  • Otherworld Secrets (Otherworld Stories, #4)
  • Otherworld Chills (Otherworld Stories, #5)
  • Branded
“Maybe I'm being selfish, but I choose you." He leaned over, lips brushing mine as he whispered, "I always choose you.” 6 likes
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