Book Review – Night Troubles by Richard Amos

Midnight Magic #2
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 198
Characters: Clay/Tae
POV: 1st
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Series

Blurb:
The nights are loaded with troubles…
I guess the days are too…

There’s so much danger out there. Coming for me, coming for the world. Demons and darkness and craziness everywhere. Plus, the mysteries keep on piling up. So many of them!

Not good for my already overloaded mind.

Ah, well. It’ll get sorted. It’s all about the determination, right? And I’ve got heaps of it.

I’m still trying to navigate my new and powerful Arcana magic, as well as my attraction to Tae—hot billionaire vampire and demon hunter. My employer. My protector. The source of all my fantasies.

Things are really heating up between us…

If only everything wasn’t so complicated…

Night Troubles is the second book in an Urban Fantasy Romance series packed with magic, demons, action, and steamy moments. Step into the world of a warlock who always tries to see the sunny side of life, and the sexy vampire who makes his knees go weak.

This book is not a standalone and is best enjoyed by reading Night Tricks (Book 1) first.

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Review

This second book in the series is full of action and delves more into the characters. I enjoyed the progression of the slow burn part of the story, and finding out more about Tae. The twist at the end of the story is a doozie and the cliffhanger is what I’ve come to expect from this author. I need book 3 now.

I loved Tae’s reaction when truths are revealed, and how his past slowly comes out. I liked how Clay grows into his Arcana powers, although its scary with a mind of its own. I enjoyed how Tae and Clay have become a fighting team to be reckoned with, and how trust is growing between them, with Tae gradually letting Clay in and vice versa. I liked the shades of grey in these characters, with Tae driven to find out who killed his family, and prepared to torture to get the information. I loved getting some scenes from his POV as well.

Although this is Clay and Tae’s story the supporting cast flesh out the world. I loved Victoria, Tae’s lawyer. She totally rocks. And the growing friendship between Archie and Clay. Tae’s maker is interesting, and definitely has an ulterior motives vibe. Fizz steals every scene she’s in too.

The ADU are nasty, especially Brad Smith. I liked the social commentary with the witches convinced they are the superior ruling class. I’m hoping that changes in the final book.

The world building is detailed with a rich history, which is something I enjoy from this author, plus that it’s set in the UK and Paris, with similarities, yet differences from our world.

More please.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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