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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fun. Realistic. Engaging. FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT by @LaylaTarar #FireworksTour



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Fireworks at Midnight

Written by Tara Quan

Genre(s): Paranormal Romance



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Recent college graduate and part-time cat familiar Dulcina “Sweets” Gato is having the worst New Year’s Eve in living memory. End of year expenses trigger serious cash flow problems, and her microwave just went up in smoke. To make matters worse, her best friend’s overprotective big brother is back in town, and his return threatens to put a huge crimper on her nocturnal activities. The only thing she can look forward to is Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service. After all, she’s sick and tired of being a 21-year-old virgin. 

Enforcement Agent Mikal Knight is a warlock on a mission. Having finally scored a transfer to Washington, D.C., he’s now at liberty to pursue the object of his desires—his baby sister’s best friend. But first, he has a vigilante to track down and a mysterious matchmaking service to investigate. Sent on an undercover operation, he resigns himself to a pointless 1-Night Stand on New Year’s Eve. As luck would have it, his mystery date’s identity might let him kill several birds with one stone.
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Barbara G's Review
Wow. It’s been quite some time since a book has pulled me in as well and as quickly as this one. “Fireworks at Midnight,” by Tara Quan is the third book in her “A Witch’s Night Out” series, and I am now on a mission to read the other two.

The characters are fun, realistic and engaging. The dialogue is perfectly paced, as is the rest of the story, and the plot is cute without being contrived. Did I mention the romance? The totally, scorching hot romance? “Fireworks” is right. 

From the first scene to the last, you will love Quan’s use of action, suspense and pure, old-fashioned charm. In fact, the only complaint I can think of is the story ends too soon! Not in a developmental way – but in a “I really want to read more of such a good story” way. Like when you finish the best book ever and immediately want to read it again. And talk about well written: I couldn’t find a single editorial error, unnecessary line, superfluous character or cliché’ to distract. 

What I did find is Dulcina “Sweets” Gato, a spunky and smart young woman making her way through the world, even as she’s distracted by her magical abilities and a tendency toward precognition. Sweet’s is a bit off kilter when her best friend's brother – and her former school-girl crush – Mikal Night barges back into her life. 

Mikal has major plans for Sweets. He may have found her earlier kitten-like escapades annoying, but now she’s absolutely tantalizing. Mikal’s got a few other reasons for re-connecting with Sweets, but you’ll have to read the story to find out what they are. And believe me, you’ll enjoy it. 

I rarely give such glowing reviews, but Quan’s pegged a solid 5 on the Masq Scale. I’d give her more, but the Crew won’t let me!


Linda's Review
Dulcina Gato is a witch who is having a very bad day. First, her microwave catches fire while she's trying to make coffee, then she has a vision, and to top it off, she's broke.

Enter Mikal, her roomate's hot-as-hades brother, who just happens to be an agent for the magical law enforcement bureau, and things get complicated and pretty steamy.

Tara Quan has a way with words. I loved her characters and the world she has created.  Since this is her third book, now I'm going to have to go back and check out the others. Count me as hooked.

Disclaimer: 
Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

About Tara Quan
 photo TQ_AuthorPhoto.jpg Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, her characters are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after.

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