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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Karyn Taylor

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales is a great M/M fantasy, romantic thriller by Natalina Reis that had me captivated from the very beginning, right up to the very end. It is my first read by this author and I’m pretty sure it won’t be my last as I enjoyed this book very much.
I do like a good M/M romance but this one is that little bit different in that one of the main characters, Nael, is a merman (or merrow as they prefer to be called). If, like me you are wondering how to pronounce Nael’s name it’s pronounced Nuh/l/ (It was annoying me to the point that I messaged the author to ask!.
Aiden Mercer has been able to see magicals since he can remember and he’s not their biggest fan since he’s had a few unpleasant run in’s with some of them. That all changes when Nael Fourchard enters into his life. Many magicals are being murdered and Nael wants Aiden to help him find out who the killer is. Added to this is the incredible sexual chemistry between the 2 men although Aiden finds Nael very rude and abrupt and doesn’t like him very much.
What follows is a great tale of intrigue and mystery, delving into the world of witches, fairies, trolls and many other magical creatures as Aiden and Nael try to find the killer, putting their lives in great danger on many occasions.
This book has some great secondary characters, in particular Aiden’s assistant at his coffee shop and especially Nael’s younger sister Vee. I absolutely adored Vee. She has absolutely no filter and is hilarious.
This is a great read but has left some questions still to be answered (I’m not going to give any spoilers), so I’m really hoping that there is more to come from these fantastic characters.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Naomi McDonald

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Initially I found the writing style a little challenging to get into, however after the first couple of chapters I caught the flow. Of course, then I couldn’t put it down. Of Magic and Scales is a meandering mystery story It takes it’s time and introduces several magical creatures along the way. Aiden trying to come to terms with himself added dimension to the story. And, Naël is someone you kind of love to hate. He is irritating and rude, but he also cares about Aiden in his own way. I could really identify with Aiden’s desire to just live a low-key life without drama. Unfortunately, as in real life, you don’t always get what you wish for.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I’m wondering if there will be another book because I would definitely read more!

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis -Review by Kerry Carr

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great story bringing romance, crime, and supernatural all together.

Aiden seems like a normal person running a coffee shop in Portugal. However things arent always what they seem. Aiden has a gift/curse which means he can tell supernatural beings apart from humans. This has gotten him into trouble in the past so he stays away from any magical beings.

That is until a witch finds him and begs for his help. There is someone who is out there killing magical beings and she needs his help to find out who it is. Only clue is there is evidence its a Merman.

An arrival of a Mr Fouchard sends Aiden into a spin. There is a huge attraction between them. However Mr Fouchard turns out to be a Merman.

Could he be the murder? Will Aiden be too blinded by his emotions and feelings to find the truth. Will the pair of them get together or will the distraction of feelings cost them their lives.

This was a gripping story from the start .

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of magic and scales

Adien and Cristina have a great chemistry working together. They made me laugh within the frist chapter of this book. Adien is able to see magical CREATURES. These creatures are now been murder by someone who is it. Adien in now working with Foruchard to find out who. This book has me gripped the writer really knows how to pull a reader in I read this book within a few hours and would read it again in a heartbeat.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis is a quirky story that is MM romance and is full of magic and mayhem, suspense and romance and has many paranormal characters but the man man is a merman. I really enjoyed the world and characters that Natalina has created. It is a fun and easy read that is well written and interesting. I found myself laughing out loud with this feel good romance.

Aiden thought moving far away he could escape magic and magical creatures but his reputation precedes him and he can’t deny what he has tried to shut out and he soon finds himself tangled up in murder and mayhem.

I enjoyed the journey and look forward to reading more.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis is a sweet, heart warming story that is a mixture of romance and magic. This is a M/M romance with two lovely characters that you will definitely get behind.
Natalina Reis is one of those authors that has a way of creating a lasting story. They always draw you in and keep you reading, right the way through to the last page. The characters in this book are what made it for me. They were so likeable, relatable. Even with the fantasy element. They were such interesting and diverse characters.
The story was also well written. It was developed well and kept moving along nicely. The author’s writing style is soft and engaging and creates a story you won’t want to put down. This is well wroth reading and is one I would suggest you try today!

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales
By Natalina Reis
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the story Of Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis. It is a book that I found myself not able to put down until I had finished the last page. It is a story that includes magic, magical creatures, mystery, danger, and romance. I loved reading about the characters of Aiden Mercer and Nael Fouchard. Aiden wants to live his life with no complications. Instead, he finds himself in the search for a killer. The search not only takes him away from the relaxed lifestyle he wants, but it also has him meeting Nael. Someone that he finds extremely attractive. Nael is a merman whose life is about protecting his little sister. He has found himself the prime suspect in the murders that are occurring. He has sought the help of Aiden to help him prove his innocence. The chemistry is strong and undeniable between Nael and Aiden. Even with the verbal back and forth between them they can’t help but feel the pull towards each other. What does the future hold for them? Will the killer be caught? Will Aiden and Nael deny their feelings or will they take a chance with each other? Read this book to find out. I grew to love the characters of Nael and Aiden with each chapter that I read. I couldn’t help but want them to be happy. I enjoyed reading the push and pull that plays out between them. Several other characters interact with Aiden and Nael that are wonderful to read about. This is a story that does have some steamy and romantic moments. The book is written in such a way that I felt like I was right there with the characters. This is a story that is entertaining and grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I would highly recommend reading it.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. This is a M/M romance-suspense story that I couldn’t put down until the last page. I was pulled in right from the beginning. This is not my first book by this author but it is my favorite. It is a well written developed story that has characters that bring the story to life. There are twists and turns that kept me turning the pages just waiting to see what would happen next. Aiden and Neal’s chemistry was awesome. Will they figure out their relationship before they become victims of murder? Bodies are piling up, you don’t want to miss this book. I highly recommend this must read book.

Review by @bjwagner
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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis

 

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis Author
With a serial killer on the loose, the baffling mystery of Aiden’s past, and their tenuous budding romance, Aiden and Fouchard tread through a world of magic and myth on padded shoes, terrified to stir up something neither can control or defeat.
Aiden Mercer’s life now centers around lounging on the sunny beaches of his adopted country with a beer in one hand and a coffee in the other while admiring the local male population. After a rough life as a respected detective in DC, playing it cool shouldn’t be too hard, right? With the magical community on his case and dead bodies piling up around town, the responsibility of finding their killer seems fated to fall on him and deny him of his easy living.
Then there is Naël.
Cantankerous merman Naël Fouchard’s life is focused on bringing up and protecting his little sister. When DNA found at the scene of the murders mark him as the prime suspect, Naël seeks out the help of Aiden, whose reputation as a detective grossly belies his lazy lifestyle and apparent lack of ambition.
The chemistry between the strong, stoic Naël and the easygoing Aiden is undeniable, no matter how many walls Aiden builds.
If this unlikely pair can’t come to terms with their feelings for each other long enough to catch the killer, their emotional turmoil might yet allow the murderer to kill them instead.

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International bestseller, Natalina Reis wrote her first romance at the age of thirteen. Since then she has published thirteen romances that defy the boundaries of her genre. She enjoys writing all kinds of rebels and outcasts into her stories and she always roots for the underdog.

 

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

 

Dark Feathers by Natalina Reis – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Dark FeathersDark Feathers by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Feathers by Natalina Reis

5-Stars

Dark Feathers by Natalina Reis was a wonderful 5-star, Fantasy, Romance read. I absolutely loved this novel. I was hooked from the beginning and could not put this book down. Jo and Nix were excellent characters to follow as the main characters of the story. The author did wonderful with both of their development and you can see their personalities mature as the story progresses. I also enjoyed how descriptive the author was with each setting. I found that it was easy to visualize where scenes would take place because of that.

This novel is the second in this series but can be read as a standalone. It would be a better fit for those of more mature minds possibly 16+ in age due to sexual content and language. It is easy to follow and creative. I highly recommend it!

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