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Few illusions are more effective than the ones you make for yourself. A second-class citizen with a shattered heart, Vimika is ready to start her life over. But as a freelance wizard in Atvalia, that's easier said than done. So when she's offered a job that could afford her that new life several times over, what choice does she have but to take it? Yes, it involves tracking Few illusions are more effective than the ones you make for yourself. A second-class citizen with a shattered heart, Vimika is ready to start her life over. But as a freelance wizard in Atvalia, that's easier said than done. So when she's offered a job that could afford her that new life several times over, what choice does she have but to take it? Yes, it involves tracking down something that is either impossible or highly illegal, but money solves everyone else's problems, why not hers? Because no deception is more powerful than self-deception. Now cut off from her magic in the middle of a job she should never have taken, Vimika must confront herself in more ways than one. Trapped alone with a wizard out of time, she'll have to fight not only the illusions keeping them imprisoned but the ones guarding her heart. Failure might trap them both forever, while success could grant them a freedom neither has ever known. Or get them killed. At least she'd never have to wake up with a hangover again.


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Few illusions are more effective than the ones you make for yourself. A second-class citizen with a shattered heart, Vimika is ready to start her life over. But as a freelance wizard in Atvalia, that's easier said than done. So when she's offered a job that could afford her that new life several times over, what choice does she have but to take it? Yes, it involves tracking Few illusions are more effective than the ones you make for yourself. A second-class citizen with a shattered heart, Vimika is ready to start her life over. But as a freelance wizard in Atvalia, that's easier said than done. So when she's offered a job that could afford her that new life several times over, what choice does she have but to take it? Yes, it involves tracking down something that is either impossible or highly illegal, but money solves everyone else's problems, why not hers? Because no deception is more powerful than self-deception. Now cut off from her magic in the middle of a job she should never have taken, Vimika must confront herself in more ways than one. Trapped alone with a wizard out of time, she'll have to fight not only the illusions keeping them imprisoned but the ones guarding her heart. Failure might trap them both forever, while success could grant them a freedom neither has ever known. Or get them killed. At least she'd never have to wake up with a hangover again.

30 review for Midnight Magic: A Fantasy Lesbian Romance

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lex Kent

    3.50 Stars. This was a good read. My first time reading a book by Darrow and it won’t be my last. While this is fantasy I would actually call this historical-fantasy. It’s a less common genre but this book fits nicely in it. The story was interesting and different which I always appreciate. This is a story about Vimika, a wizard that leads a tough life. Most wizards are treated poorly and Vimika makes what little money she can by finding lost pets or keeping rats out of food stocks. Vimika longs 3.50 Stars. This was a good read. My first time reading a book by Darrow and it won’t be my last. While this is fantasy I would actually call this historical-fantasy. It’s a less common genre but this book fits nicely in it. The story was interesting and different which I always appreciate. This is a story about Vimika, a wizard that leads a tough life. Most wizards are treated poorly and Vimika makes what little money she can by finding lost pets or keeping rats out of food stocks. Vimika longs for a life of solitude, in peace, and without criticism. When she is asked by one of the richest families in the country to find a lost rare pet, Vimika can’t pass up the amount of gold even though she is suspicious. What Vimika finds will change her life forever and might even take it, but there is also the chance that Vimika might find love again. I do have to say I struggle a bit in the beginning. The writing style of the book took me a while to get used to. This is an indie book and I did notice a few edit mistakes, but the book was well written, I just had to get used to it. I think it was around the 30% mark that the book really clicked for me. The reading became much more comfortable and I got into the story more. I liked both main characters and the romance between them. The relationship was pretty insta-lusty, but I was glad that it took much longer for the characters to really connect and become something more. Both character had baggage they had to overcome to truly love each other and I thought it was well done. I was impressed by the magic system Darrow built in. I thought she did a good job especially considering this is a pretty quick read. I also liked that there was a good twist. It is one you might figure out beforehand but it was still a fun twist to have. The ending was also satisfying which I was glad about since I was a little worried. I would recommend this to historic-fantasy and fantasy fans. I don’t know if this was done on purpose but it felt like a reimagined and fantastical Rapunzel retelling to me. This book is currently on Kindle Unlimited. A copy was given to me from https://lezreviewbooks.com for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    lov2laf

    Okay read. In this world, witches are shunned but also treated as a necessary evil by the general public to take care of those pesky items that can't be treated regularly. Why? That's what this story reveals as Vimika takes on a job that leads her to an unexpected place...and relationship. The book was interesting and entertaining enough. There are some funny lines and the overall tone is on the lighter, sweet side. However, I also didn't see a driving force, like an impending deadline, to give t Okay read. In this world, witches are shunned but also treated as a necessary evil by the general public to take care of those pesky items that can't be treated regularly. Why? That's what this story reveals as Vimika takes on a job that leads her to an unexpected place...and relationship. The book was interesting and entertaining enough. There are some funny lines and the overall tone is on the lighter, sweet side. However, I also didn't see a driving force, like an impending deadline, to give the story the extra oomph I needed and was ultimately left with some questions. That said, the twist was really good so well done there. 3.5 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    AnnMaree Of Oz

    This was such a fun delight of whimsy and magic! We first meet Vimika choking on her own miscast spell, and her wizard hat burning. Later she's drunk and finding cats for coin to get more drink. She's hilarious but sad, too. Having been used and hurt from being an outcast in this world where magic is tightly regulated, and those who practice it seen as pariahs. Except when people want something, of course. She is employed to find a gold fennec fox for a rich noble family, delighted at the though This was such a fun delight of whimsy and magic! We first meet Vimika choking on her own miscast spell, and her wizard hat burning. Later she's drunk and finding cats for coin to get more drink. She's hilarious but sad, too. Having been used and hurt from being an outcast in this world where magic is tightly regulated, and those who practice it seen as pariahs. Except when people want something, of course. She is employed to find a gold fennec fox for a rich noble family, delighted at the thought of the payment this will bring. But she soon discovers so much more as she tracks it down. She discovers in an enchanted forest, a girl. Not just any girl though, as the story you will have to read will reveal! Aurelai is naive yet strong from centuries of loneliness in her magical snare. The two find love and comfort, and so much more in the mysterious locale. A humorous and touching story I highly recommend to fantasy lesfic fans!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Best Lesfic Reviews

    Rich in imagination and raw in emotion this is an awesome love story set in a fantasy world. Read the full review @ https://bestlesficreviews.blogspot.co... Rich in imagination and raw in emotion this is an awesome love story set in a fantasy world. Read the full review @ https://bestlesficreviews.blogspot.co...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Misago

    A quite enjoyable read, with some good writing, two likable main characters and a cute romance. This was a nice breeze of fresh air in a string of bad reads I encountered recently, and I am very grateful for it. It was a bit shorter than I would have wanted, but the plot was concluded nicely, I just wish to read more of it. The plot twist near the end was foreshadowed just enough without being too in-your-face, which I appreciate, and its problems and resolution where both understandable and resol A quite enjoyable read, with some good writing, two likable main characters and a cute romance. This was a nice breeze of fresh air in a string of bad reads I encountered recently, and I am very grateful for it. It was a bit shorter than I would have wanted, but the plot was concluded nicely, I just wish to read more of it. The plot twist near the end was foreshadowed just enough without being too in-your-face, which I appreciate, and its problems and resolution where both understandable and resolved in a satisfying way, without too much ridiculous drama to draw out the ending. I had some minor issues, including one or two editing misses, some pacing problems in the middle and a bit needlessly cluttered writing in the beginning. As a big fan of Sir Terry Pratchett, I feel like this book hinders itself by the comparison. Especially in the beginning, the whimsical writing style is very dense, to the point where it got a bit annoying to read. Oversaturation of this kind of wordplay and turn of phrase can get more annoying than charming, so the middle, when this was toned down somewhat, was much more pleasant. My favorite was (paraphrased) "(...) a look so sheepish you could have spun it into a blanket", but there's some clever work in here. A bit less would have felt more natural, I feel, but that's a matter of taste. Also, aside from the turns of phrase, it doesn't feel much like a Pterry book to me, neither in the feel of the setting or the characters. Again, not a bad thing, just a bit curious with the comparison. I hope the author writes more in this setting, because I feel it had a lot of potential. A very minor pet peeve I have was a couple moments near the end, where the couple gave each other nicknames, and it felt the need to give "Prince" and "Princess" to the rescuer and rescuee, respectively, which gives me vietnam-style flashbacks to the time when wlw manga with its stereotyped rigid gender roles was the only widely available content with lesbian pairings, but that is a bit nitpicky.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Angel

    This author certainly deserves the highest of fives because they gave me a captivating story with beguiling wizards, ancient and powerful spells and unbelievable magical creatures. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was living my best life when I tagged along with Vimika and Aurelai while they were doing everything in their power to right past wrongs. I also had a front row seat to the undeniable passion that was brewing between them. What could possibly be better than that?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Stein

    Vimika is a wizard in land where wizards are closely monitored. As a freelancer, she lives from job to job, usually trying to find lost animals. One day, she's summoned to a wealthy woman and asked to find a lost animal, who she realizes is a rare and forbidden magical creature. In following the trail of the animal, she goes into a dark forest where is confronted with frightening and upsetting illusions and then moves into a clearing with a house, where she meets Aurelie, a beautiful woman who's Vimika is a wizard in land where wizards are closely monitored. As a freelancer, she lives from job to job, usually trying to find lost animals. One day, she's summoned to a wealthy woman and asked to find a lost animal, who she realizes is a rare and forbidden magical creature. In following the trail of the animal, she goes into a dark forest where is confronted with frightening and upsetting illusions and then moves into a clearing with a house, where she meets Aurelie, a beautiful woman who's been confined to that area for a very long time and is hoping Vimika can set her free. This is the first of this author's books that I've read that wasn't part of the Out of the Ashes series, which I love. This book is shorter but in some ways more complex in its world building, some of which, especially at the beginning was hard to follow. Once Vimika meets Aurelie the story becomes easier to follow and more engaging. While I prefer the historical series, I do think Darrow is a strong writer and I look forward to seeing what else she publishes.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    Fun and Sweet Very enjoyable experience all the way around! Just the right mix of sweetness and angst, and the chemistry between these two was undeniable. Very character-driven little piece, and the characters interesting and well-crafted at that, but I was honestly fascinated by the world building that took place in between moments! Only thing I couldn't help but think at the end, though: did they get the old lady something else to fill the void? Because I still feel bad for her, even if I agree Fun and Sweet Very enjoyable experience all the way around! Just the right mix of sweetness and angst, and the chemistry between these two was undeniable. Very character-driven little piece, and the characters interesting and well-crafted at that, but I was honestly fascinated by the world building that took place in between moments! Only thing I couldn't help but think at the end, though: did they get the old lady something else to fill the void? Because I still feel bad for her, even if I agree with the final decisions made and recognize it may have been a bit selfish and disingenuous on her part!

  9. 4 out of 5

    James Jameson

    A wonderful read This year I suffered a stroke. Permanent damage resulted. Reading is my one great escape and I cannot thank authors like Cameron Darrow enough. The respite this book provided is priceless. Unique and endearing. I enjoyed every page.

  10. 5 out of 5

    M L Brooks

    A very touching story This story was pretty touching, two people overcoming their parts to find love in each other and escape from an indifferent world

  11. 5 out of 5

    Monica Richardson-Miller

    Can’t wait for Midnight The characters were endearing. Who couldn’t identify with Vimika’s fears? And who wouldn’t fall for Auruelia? So glad for the ending.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ashley L. Jumper

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rube_e

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jaime Peters

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shaelya

  16. 4 out of 5

    crove

  17. 5 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

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  19. 5 out of 5

    Riana

  20. 4 out of 5

    ezra

  21. 4 out of 5

    Doreen

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shane McCloud

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Jones

  24. 5 out of 5

    CJ Sebek

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bridgette Holmes

  26. 4 out of 5

    Siri

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anne Friske

  28. 4 out of 5

    Keembre

  29. 4 out of 5

    Viki Van Ness

  30. 5 out of 5

    GBailey

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