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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Giveaway: THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC by Patricia Rice

Linda Banche here. If you haven't read a Patricia Rice book, now's your chance to win a copy of The Trouble with Magic, the second book of Ms. Rice's paranormal romance Magic series set in Georgian England. The Magic series is the story of the Malcolm sisters, all of whom have magic, and the non-magic Ives brothers.

Sourcebooks has offered a copy of The Trouble with Magic to one of the people who comment on this blog (US and Canada addresses only). And this time, I’m the one who will select the winner. So, leave your comments with your email address in the comment section.

And the winner is phastings! Congratulations, phastings, and thanks to all who came over.

Do you like paranormal in your historicals? I usually don't. The paranormal tends to overwhelm the history, and the book becomes a  paranormal historical rather than an historical paranormal. But some authors, like Ms. Rice, manage to keep the history foremost. I've read the first book in her Magic series, Merely Magic. My review is here.

My first Patricia Rice paranomal was Mystic Guardian, the first book in her paranormal Mystic Isle series, set in France during the French Revolution. The French Revolution isn't my cup of tea, so I took out the library copy. I read the first five pages and then ran out and bought the book and everything else of hers I could find. And then I waited in suspense until the other two Mystic Isles books came out. I have my copy of The Trouble with Magic on my TBR pile.

What are your thoughts about paranormal in historicals?

The Trouble With Magic: August 2012, Casablanca Classics

Is Her Magic a Gift or a Curse...?

All the Malcolms have some magic, but Lady Felicity's ability to read people's emotions simply by touching them or their possessions overwhelms her. She's reached a marriageable age, but how can she ever wed when she can see so clearly a man's guilty secrets?

Only He Can Tell the Difference...

Ewen Ives, itinerant rake and adventurous inventor, knows better than to underestimate the mischief of the Malcolms. But sparks fly when he encounters Felicity, and Ewen can't seem to refuse her plea for assistance...


“Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding.” —Booklist

“You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion.” —The Romantic Reader

“Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!” —Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

With five million books in print and New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists under her belt, Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, Regency and contemporary categories. A former CPA, Patricia Rice is a native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on Patricia’s current releases, please visit

Now where are those comments?


Felicia said...

I love paranormals - and I love historicals - however I - GASP - never read a paranormal historical! That is something I need to rectify immediately! :-) EXTREMELY fascinating!


phastings said...

I have never read a paranormal historical. I'm willing to give one a try. I'm going to go search out Merely Magic or Mystic Guardian. I've never read a Patricia Rice novel. I'm so behind!


catslady said...

I love variety and this sounds quite interesting. Historicals are my favorite so this could be a great mix. I recently found an author (Kathryne Kennedy) that writes historical fantasy which I loved and this seems like it could be similar.


Michelle F. said...

I think I'd like a paranormal historical. I don't think I've read any yet. Usually the historicals I read tend to be cozy mysteries or Jane Austen sequels.


Louisa Cornell said...

I am a big fan of historicals with a paranormal twist. I love Regency historicals and the idea of the paranormal in this era is not far-fetched at all. In fact, my second manuscript is a Regency historical with a paranormal twist.

There is something about an era in which carriages, fog, candlelight and the soul to believe in powers greater than technology that lends itself well to the paranormal.

Louisa Cornell said...

forgot to leave my e-mail !!

Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

I am a huge fan of historicals and do like it when they mix with paranormal. History gives some creditablity as much of it can be told in folklore, legends and mythology. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book!


Robin said...

This looks great! I am going to go find the earlier books too!

robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lainey said...

I have loved Patricia Rice's books from the moment I found one. Had to buy all I could find. Unfortunately a few months ago I lost almost everything of value to robbery including all my computers and other things. They left my books for the most part alone. At least my paperbacks, they did steal the 2 big bookcases of hardbacks though. Anyway I have not recovered financially from that yet do I do not have her latest books. But
I sincerely want them badly. To get a library copy won't satisfy my reading quest, I still need my own copies of all her wonderful books.
LainesLite @ gmail . com

Linda Banche said...

Felicia and phastings, I'm surprised you've never read an historical paranormal. Lots of books nowadays have paranormal elements in them. While they're not my favorite, if they make for a good story, I'm happy. You'll love Patricia Rice. She's one of the best. And no, she didn't pay me to say that. *g*

Hi catslady. Nothing wrong with trying something new. You don't have to like it. And if you try a library book and don't like it, you can always bring it back with no loss to you.

Michelle, I read cozy mysteries and Jane Austen sequels, too. I like Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen mysteries and Sharon Lathan's and Mary Lydon Simonsen's Jane Austen sequels.

Louisa, you've hit on an important point. Paranormal is easier to believe in when the era still had more belief in the supernatural than we have.

Hi Margaret, there are lots of fans of paranormal historicals. That's why they're so popular now.

Ho Robin. Happy hunting. Most of Ms. Rice's books are available as ebooks now, so have a ball!

Lainey, sorry about your loss. Actually, I'm surprised they took the hardbacks. I didn't think there was much of a market for them. But I can understand you need to own books. If I love a book, I want my own copy. The ones I don't like or are so-so, I take out at the library.

Meljprincess said...

I don't mind paranormal in my historicals as long as what you said, Linda. The paranormal doesn't overwhelm the history. I agree with everything you said actually. I enjoy Patricia's books. This would be a nice win! Thanks.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Leah Weller said...

Merely Magic is one of my all time favorites! Paranormal Historicals are right up my alley. Thank you so much for the chance in the giveaway. :)

Leah Weller said...

forgot my email....