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Darkling

The Port Lewis Witches Book One

by Brooklyn Ray

Darkling - Brooklyn Ray - Port Lewis Witches
Part of the The Port Lewis Witches series:
  • Darkling
Editions:Kindle - 3: $ 0.99
ISBN: B09C8YZT1K
Pages: 112

Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is home to quaint coffee shops, a movie theater, a few bars, two churches, the local college, and witches, of course.

Ryder is a witch with two secrets—one about his blood and the other about his heart. Keeping the secrets hasn’t been a problem, until a tarot reading with his best friend, Liam Montgomery, who happens to be one of his secrets, starts a chain of events that can’t be undone.

Dark magic runs through Ryder’s veins. The cards have prophesized a magical catastrophe that could shake the foundation of Ryder’s life, and a vicious partnership with the one person he doesn’t want to risk.

Magic and secrets both come at a cost, and Ryder must figure out what he’s willing to pay to become who he truly is.

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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Transgender
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Antihero, Coming of Age, Everyone is Queer, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Friends to Lovers, Healing Power of Sex, Hurt / Comfort, Out for You, Smartass Twinks, Thrill of the Chase, True Love
Word Count: 30000
Setting: Port Lewis, Washington
Languages Available: English, Italian
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Reviews:Rainbow Awards on https://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/3689419.html wrote:

"A dreamy powderkeg of emotions, magic, and the risks of being true to oneself. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. Writing style is first off, the author’s use of metaphor blends with the magical setting to wonderful effect; the lines between the literal and the fantastical blurs, granting a dreamlike effect to the prose. The use of magic to convey emotions highlights this ability quite well. Furthermore, descriptions in this tale utilize all senses, which makes it engaging on multiple levels for the reader. In addition, all the characters have distinct voices, even the minor side characters or non-verbal characters such as the familiars. If anyone ever asks me to pinpoint a pinnacle of craft when it comes to descriptive prose, this book is going to the top of that list."