Title- Illusions Begin
Series- A Mystic Seeker Novel ( #1)
By- N.L. Greene
Publication Date- January 16th, 2014
Katherine Rebecca has always done exactly what was expected of her. Her prim and proper upbringing taught her the importance of family, sacrifice, and social stature. She has followed in her parent’s footsteps, being trained and groomed daily almost from birth, to take over the family law firm. It was never a question of IF she wanted to but WHEN she would take the reins of the company. She worked rigorously toward that predetermined goal her entire life. She gave up friends, boyfriends, and an exciting social life in order to propel herself through school and college. Katherine Rebecca strived to please her parents. More than anything, she basked in their praise and approval. But now, at 21 years old, she finds herself leading a life that is nothing like the life she imagined for herself.
Becky has always possessed a deep love of magic. Ever since she was a small child she has been fascinated with magicians, illusions, mystery, and the vague hope that there was some sort of real magic in the world. But this is a secret no one knows, or at least that’s what she thought. Until one day Becky finds a mysterious business card in her pocket that leads her to an equally mysterious man. He opens up a whole new world of possibilities to her, one with a tantalizing proposition that she never thought imaginable.
Could magic actually be real?
Katherine Elizabeth, we learn to know her as Becky, is enthralled by magic as a young child and never quite loses the love. Although she works as a lawyer in her father’s firm she still attends magic shows and learns all the tricks. After attending a magic show someone puts a business card in her pocket, and she starts noticing a mystery man hanging around. After being mugged she gets called to the local precinct where she meets Ethan, a hunky cop. As her life is suddenly turned upside down, can she believe in magic?
I wanted to read this as magic always calls my name. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book grabbed me right away, and I totally enjoyed the story. I did find at times the story seemed to be stilted, but that did not distract me from the storyline itself. I would definitely recommend this book, it was like a breath of fresh air to me. I am anxiously awaiting the next book, I can’t wait to see where the author takes it.
About the Author-
N.L. Greene, who is 1/2 of the author duo Riana Lucas, has decided to venture outside of the Fantasy world that she and her best friend created with Poppy and The Deadly Flowers Series to write a few books on her own. While she loves working with her best friend, writing solo has allowed her to explore interest that had solely been her own. She spends a lot of time reading her favorite authors which range all over the place and in every genre, but spends just as much time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, shopping, and playing video games. Nichole was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Florida, where she and her high school sweetheart live with their two children.