Illlicit Magic by Camilla Chafer Giveaway (ebook) and Review

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Author bio:
Hi, I'm Camilla and I'm the author of the Stella Mayweather Series, an urban fantasy/mystery. The series starts with Illicit Magic and a lonely young woman, Stella, who has been caught up in a terrifying witch hunt and is whisked thousands of miles away to what she thinks is safety to learn her craft. The series is a blend of magic, mystery and romance with a splash of humour - and while the girls really do go all out to save themselves, there's always a hunky guy or two on hand to help them out. The series continues with Unruly Magic and Devious Magic, both out now.

I live in London, England, but I try to travel as often as I can – I’ve been all over the US and Europe. In my day job I'm a journalist and editor so I write for magazines, newspapers and websites throughout the world (my favourite assignment was spending a week riding rollercoasters - if you listen carefully you can probably still hear me screaming) but writing fiction has always been my first love.

Web links:

Twitter: @camillawrites

I know we're all excited about a free book! We're doing an ebook giveaway for this book! The rules are pretty simple. Follow our blog and leave a comment on this post, we'll pick a winner and then send the winner an ebook copy of this book! 
Open International 
Ends April 7th

Series: Stella Mayweather #1
Pages: ebook
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Publisher: Audacious
Reviewer: Amber R.

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.

Young witch, Stella, has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from.

There is more than one dark secret in her new family: √Čtoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human? There is only one secret that someone will do anything to keep quiet, but whose secret is it and will Stella have to pay the price for silence?

 My Thoughts

This book was pure action from the first chapter or two. Stella is a young woman living a lonely life in London. She's always been a lone duck and deemed odd by the people surrounding her and herself. There is a band of serial killers on the loose in London and for some reason they seem to have targeted Stella. She is attacked by the group but luckily escapes just in the nick of time. While back at her apartment a woman appears at her doorstep. Etoile, a witch, explains to Stella that she too is a witch and that's why the group is after her. Etoile rushes Stella from London because of more advanced attacks and things progress quickly from there. 

By the end of this book I wanting so much more. Meaning more of the story! This book was friggen awesome. I absolutely love Stella. She is taking everything in stride although she's not letting the things that are bothering her slide. Stella is a great witch and with the help of Evan's training, she is becoming even better. And can I just say how flipping hot Evan is? I loved reading about him and Stella's relationship growing.

There were a lot of things that I weren't expecting. There are some major twists that you don't see coming. The fight scene at the end of the book was crazy and awesome. This book ends on a very open note and I'm dying to know what happens from here. This is definitely a series that you should check if you haven't already. I'm so happy that I came across it.


  1. Ooohh interesting find! Plus i love your ruby red slippers :D

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest.

  3. I follow your blog via GFC: Sarah W.

  4. Thanks for sharing with us today. I love this series. I have the first two and am not entering the giveaway, but just wanted to say hey to my Ambers and Camilla. I am very happy book three is out and am looking forward to the ride :)

  5. Sounds awesome thx for sharing.I am looking forward to reading this series. I love books with witches. What font was used in the synopsis I love it. GFC Anna Dase email sadase98(at)gmail(.)com

    Happy Reading !!!!

  6. Hi Amber(s)!

    Thanks so much for this awesomesauce review! I can't wait to share more of the books with you.

    Big thanks and hello to Denise, too, for being a part of Stella's world. I hope you continue to be surprised and excited! :-D


  7. I enjoyed the review and after reading it I'm looking forward to reading Illicit Magic. I love stories about witches and Illicit Magic sounds like a wonderful story.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  8. I love action packed UF and this series is new to me. Thanks for hosting, sharing your thoughts, and for the opportunity to win the first one.

    GFC: Sophia Rose

  9. This sounds like a great read! Who doesn't love a little magic, danger, action and some hunky guys thrown in? GFC: ML
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  10. I love when there are twists that you don't expect. Makes the reading more fun.

  11. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review and the giveaway =D

  12. This looks like a very interesting new series.

  13. Hi guys. Sounds like a great read.


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