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Who ever said Librarians had boring jobs? Teaming up with Tansey Morgan, author of the hit series The Last Serpent, Katerina Martinez is back doing what she does best: writing gripping, action-packed urban fantasy you won't want to put down. Hailey is a mage, but she doesn't want to be one. In another life, Hailey was an investigator, a hunter, and a problem solver. New Y Who ever said Librarians had boring jobs? Teaming up with Tansey Morgan, author of the hit series The Last Serpent, Katerina Martinez is back doing what she does best: writing gripping, action-packed urban fantasy you won't want to put down. Hailey is a mage, but she doesn't want to be one. In another life, Hailey was an investigator, a hunter, and a problem solver. New York City was her playground, her hunting ground, a place where every day there was a new mystery that needed solving, but when tragedy struck, Hailey abruptly left the city, the country, and her old life behind. Now she makes her home in London, working at a university library, stacking and cataloging books and occasionally chasing off students who come to the library without even the slightest intention of studying. It's the normal life she wanted, but it won't last, because Hailey is about to learn a hard truth: mages don't go out looking for danger, it isn't a life they can just drop. One way or another, danger always finds them.


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Who ever said Librarians had boring jobs? Teaming up with Tansey Morgan, author of the hit series The Last Serpent, Katerina Martinez is back doing what she does best: writing gripping, action-packed urban fantasy you won't want to put down. Hailey is a mage, but she doesn't want to be one. In another life, Hailey was an investigator, a hunter, and a problem solver. New Y Who ever said Librarians had boring jobs? Teaming up with Tansey Morgan, author of the hit series The Last Serpent, Katerina Martinez is back doing what she does best: writing gripping, action-packed urban fantasy you won't want to put down. Hailey is a mage, but she doesn't want to be one. In another life, Hailey was an investigator, a hunter, and a problem solver. New York City was her playground, her hunting ground, a place where every day there was a new mystery that needed solving, but when tragedy struck, Hailey abruptly left the city, the country, and her old life behind. Now she makes her home in London, working at a university library, stacking and cataloging books and occasionally chasing off students who come to the library without even the slightest intention of studying. It's the normal life she wanted, but it won't last, because Hailey is about to learn a hard truth: mages don't go out looking for danger, it isn't a life they can just drop. One way or another, danger always finds them.

30 review for Demons and Deception

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Robbins

    *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. What an amazing start to this new series written by two incredibly skilled authors. Combining the two has created a world that is truly awesome and I especially like the tie-in to the Harlequin series by Morgan. I was hooked from the very first page as we start in a library a place I truly love and it just gets better from there with a skilled heroine, a sexy cocky guy with some powers, and bad guys chas *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. What an amazing start to this new series written by two incredibly skilled authors. Combining the two has created a world that is truly awesome and I especially like the tie-in to the Harlequin series by Morgan. I was hooked from the very first page as we start in a library a place I truly love and it just gets better from there with a skilled heroine, a sexy cocky guy with some powers, and bad guys chasing after a book. the twists and turns keep you guessing and then you hit the end wishing there were more pages. I can't wait to see what's next. I highly recommend it to urban fantasy fans. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Missy Noecker

    I loved Hailey! She wants to live a normal life but trouble tends to find her. It was fun to see her try to get ahead of the trouble and meeting Levi and his friends. I can't wait to see what Hailey does next. I loved Hailey! She wants to live a normal life but trouble tends to find her. It was fun to see her try to get ahead of the trouble and meeting Levi and his friends. I can't wait to see what Hailey does next.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Grooms

    Interesting first book. Would have continued on if the 2nd book had been available...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Seraphia

    Hailey’s life used to be full of danger and peril at every turn, but then she made a move. Literally. She left the States and moved to England where she thought things would be different. Working as a librarian, surrounded by books, for two years she has had a moment of peace about her life, but all of that is about to be shaken and destroyed by one small book disguised as “Peter Rabbit.” Demons and Deceptions by Tansey Morgan and Katerina Martinez is the first book in their Magic Blood series. I Hailey’s life used to be full of danger and peril at every turn, but then she made a move. Literally. She left the States and moved to England where she thought things would be different. Working as a librarian, surrounded by books, for two years she has had a moment of peace about her life, but all of that is about to be shaken and destroyed by one small book disguised as “Peter Rabbit.” Demons and Deceptions by Tansey Morgan and Katerina Martinez is the first book in their Magic Blood series. In this book we are introduced to Hailey Matthews, going by Hailey Jones now to hide her past that she does not wish to be reminded of. Hailey is an interesting character. She’s strong, determined and skilled. She is the main focus of the story and she really brings it. Despite her being out of the game for a minute, when danger comes knocking she’s somewhat prepared. This story is full of the unexpected from the beginning though. The authors come together to give us magic, suspense, TONS of danger and unexpected twists. The storyline is seamless and flows beautifully. Levi is full of secrets himself, but I like that Hailey knows well enough to trust her instincts. I love the variety of abilities and characters that we get in this book. I also like the tie in for Tansey Morgan’s Harlequin series as well. While I enjoyed this book, it’s not without its faults. My main, and basically only issue, is that this book has quite a few editorial issues. Most to all of them are simple misspellings. Mistakes that could easily be caught with a careful eye. The editorial issues don’t detract from the overall story, but they do catch the eye. I am rating this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I truly enjoyed this story, and the authors did a great job working seamlessly together to create this fascinating story. I’m taking off half a star for the misspelled words throughout because they are simple mistakes that can easily be corrected. But they aren’t so egregious that they detract and distract the reader totally from being able to enjoy the story itself. I look forward to the next book in this series as Hailey, Levi and the rest have some big problems ahead.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Exiguous

    Hmmm torn I did enjoy the read I’m just not sure how much. I was back and forth on whether or not I liked Hailey especially when she blamed Levi for causing her troubles. It was her refusal to relinquish the book that caused her troubles. Grr pet peeve of mine I suppose There were quite a few instances of bad editing that interrupted the flow of my reading. Words out of order or words in the wrong place like the thought had changed but then a word wasn’t removed. I was surprised really beings as t Hmmm torn I did enjoy the read I’m just not sure how much. I was back and forth on whether or not I liked Hailey especially when she blamed Levi for causing her troubles. It was her refusal to relinquish the book that caused her troubles. Grr pet peeve of mine I suppose There were quite a few instances of bad editing that interrupted the flow of my reading. Words out of order or words in the wrong place like the thought had changed but then a word wasn’t removed. I was surprised really beings as two separate authors wrote the book. I felt up until chapter 7 it was rather slow. I mean I sort of got bored and I’d have to reread to figure out why. The world building was good though. I was intrigued by the magic in this world but I do wish they’d gotten more into it. However, the book was very short like it shouldn’t have ended there. I mean there is a book after but if I had picked this up before the series was done it would have pissed me off. I would have like to know more about what sort of antics demons got up to in this world as opposed to our preformed ideas. I can use my own imagination but seeing it as it pertains to this world not my own world would have been interesting. Hope that makes sense if anyone actually reads this. Overall, light read and I didn’t feel I wasted time to read it. I’m not sure if I’m intrigued enough to read the next book though. We’ll see. Happy reading

  6. 4 out of 5

    Therese Caruana

    The quirky, weird and wicked have their presence and are equally fascinating in this 1st instalment of the Magic Blood The Warlock Series: Demons and Deception by Katerina Martinez and Tansey Morgan. Having read other books by Katerina Martinez I had expected full fledged magic and imaginative creatures – and she delivered. Her feisty female protagonists are always inspiring, and this time it is Hailey Matthews who after having escaped her old life in the US is reluctantly pulled back into the L The quirky, weird and wicked have their presence and are equally fascinating in this 1st instalment of the Magic Blood The Warlock Series: Demons and Deception by Katerina Martinez and Tansey Morgan. Having read other books by Katerina Martinez I had expected full fledged magic and imaginative creatures – and she delivered. Her feisty female protagonists are always inspiring, and this time it is Hailey Matthews who after having escaped her old life in the US is reluctantly pulled back into the London dilemmas of mage rivalry. Although being a hopeless romantic myself I do find Katerina’s work refreshing, where the crime cases are in focus, but there is also that slight element of love. So, a secret involving a children’s book, a mysterious sexy man called Levi and multiple mage villans who want to get to her, bringing uncertainty about Levi’s intentions is a good concoction for an exciting urban fantasy story. The chase, the hidden identities and the suspense around who lives or dies kept me turning the pages.

  7. 4 out of 5

    spewin’ magpie

    Well what can I say? While i haven't read any of Katerina Martinez's books as yet, I am a fan of Tansey Morgan and have read her Last Serpent series and am reading her Harlequin Harem series as it releases. While this is book is a bit different to what I'm used to from Tansey, I loved the book and it didn't disappoint. It has some funny moments like with the magical spray bottle. When I first read the summary of the book, I was a bit stumped as to how it fits into Tansey's Harlequin Harem world Well what can I say? While i haven't read any of Katerina Martinez's books as yet, I am a fan of Tansey Morgan and have read her Last Serpent series and am reading her Harlequin Harem series as it releases. While this is book is a bit different to what I'm used to from Tansey, I loved the book and it didn't disappoint. It has some funny moments like with the magical spray bottle. When I first read the summary of the book, I was a bit stumped as to how it fits into Tansey's Harlequin Harem world as it is set in London but by the end of the book, it all becomes clear and slots in nicely. I like how we learn about the main character Hailey throughout the book in pieces, giving you a better insight into her and her history. By the time I got to the end of the book, I was definitely intrigued and I can't wait for book #2 to come out so I can see where this is all leading.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Lewendon

    Books are my life, so I adore having a magic-wielding librarian as a lead character. The smooth-talking British playboy as her sidekick isn’t a half bad idea either. This story takes us to a different place in Tansey’s ‘Harlequin’ universe and gives us a crash course in some of the other magic users and monsters we’ll find there. It doesn’t matter which side of the coin you’re coming at this author duo from, you’re going to find the things you like best. Fast-paced, dramatic action. Big, shadowy Books are my life, so I adore having a magic-wielding librarian as a lead character. The smooth-talking British playboy as her sidekick isn’t a half bad idea either. This story takes us to a different place in Tansey’s ‘Harlequin’ universe and gives us a crash course in some of the other magic users and monsters we’ll find there. It doesn’t matter which side of the coin you’re coming at this author duo from, you’re going to find the things you like best. Fast-paced, dramatic action. Big, shadowy plots to take over the world. Deep emotional connections being built between the characters. This book really does have it all. I can’t wait to see what Hailey and Levi have to face next. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abbie

    Worth the wait Katerina Martinez books are like visiting your coolest friend, and this time she brought Tansey Morgan along to spice up the conversation. This linguistic duo had me on the edge of my seat, adrenaline pumping, sure that I was next to be served up as fodder for the brutes to torture until I gave them whatever it was their demon master wanted. In this book the characters seem to be at a distinct disadvantage, demons can see the future, The immediate future only, thank God. What can g Worth the wait Katerina Martinez books are like visiting your coolest friend, and this time she brought Tansey Morgan along to spice up the conversation. This linguistic duo had me on the edge of my seat, adrenaline pumping, sure that I was next to be served up as fodder for the brutes to torture until I gave them whatever it was their demon master wanted. In this book the characters seem to be at a distinct disadvantage, demons can see the future, The immediate future only, thank God. What can go wrong, does, as things historically have been set in motion are covered up rather than fixed. Is there any hope? Read the book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Full Of Mystery And Non-stop Action! I really enjoyed the entire storyline of this book. It was far different than what I've read in this genre--and that's saying something! The world-building is fantastic and introduces the reader to many different "behind the veil" locations/groups. I loved the interactions between Hailey and Levi as well--their banter was entertaining. And the non-stop action, light humor, mysterious book, and layered reveals kept me invested in this book. I'm very much lookin Full Of Mystery And Non-stop Action! I really enjoyed the entire storyline of this book. It was far different than what I've read in this genre--and that's saying something! The world-building is fantastic and introduces the reader to many different "behind the veil" locations/groups. I loved the interactions between Hailey and Levi as well--their banter was entertaining. And the non-stop action, light humor, mysterious book, and layered reveals kept me invested in this book. I'm very much looking forward to getting my hands on book 2!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Aimee

    I already love Tansey's Harlequinn Harem series so getting the opportunity to read another series in the same World was something I wouldn't pass up! This book did not disappoint either! I love the MC and how she handles herself. You get bits and pieces about her background as you go along in the story. Levi is pretty cool and I enjoy their interactions. The storyline definitely has me intrigued and I very much look forward to reading more! I already love Tansey's Harlequinn Harem series so getting the opportunity to read another series in the same World was something I wouldn't pass up! This book did not disappoint either! I love the MC and how she handles herself. You get bits and pieces about her background as you go along in the story. Levi is pretty cool and I enjoy their interactions. The storyline definitely has me intrigued and I very much look forward to reading more!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Arceli

    This novel has tons of action and world building. It had great twists and turns. There were great fight scenes especially in this book. I love how it is realistically shown and technically correct. The encounters are not cut and clean, which is how they are supposed to be. The heroine was a great lead. She is one to fear. The writing is also really good in this novel. It followed very well and was very descriptive.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Smart

    A great start to a new series I'm already fan.of Tansey Morgan style.of writing and love her previous books I'm so glad I found this one written with Katerina Martinez. It has great characters and great world build up based.in a world previously made.in one of Tansey books. It's exciting and full of little twist and it's got action. I'm so excited and can not wait to catch up more with the second book in this series I recommend this book A great start to a new series I'm already fan.of Tansey Morgan style.of writing and love her previous books I'm so glad I found this one written with Katerina Martinez. It has great characters and great world build up based.in a world previously made.in one of Tansey books. It's exciting and full of little twist and it's got action. I'm so excited and can not wait to catch up more with the second book in this series I recommend this book

  14. 4 out of 5

    SJ

    Loner Hailey Matthews is working in a library, a solitary self imposed existence, but one normal day at work catapults her into a mystery and danger, the kind she moved from the US to London to get away from, and to top it all off she now seems to be keeping company with a british playboy type Packed full of excitement danger and drama from the get go, this fiesty heroine grabs a hold of you and the great storyline keeps you glued to the page, very looking forward to book two

  15. 5 out of 5

    T.

    Demons and Deception caught my interest with an intriguing blurb/storyline. A novella, running at approximately 180 pages, the story was good, but didn't have the edge and conflict I'd hoped for. The plot was actually very good, but opportunities to build the tension were lost--too bad, because the writing team is good. An unsatisfying cliffhanger-ish ending means there's no resolution of any open threads. Demons and Deception caught my interest with an intriguing blurb/storyline. A novella, running at approximately 180 pages, the story was good, but didn't have the edge and conflict I'd hoped for. The plot was actually very good, but opportunities to build the tension were lost--too bad, because the writing team is good. An unsatisfying cliffhanger-ish ending means there's no resolution of any open threads.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Katerina & Tansey have created an exceptional story. The story line is unique and the character development and world building are out of this world. Hailey (FMC) just wants to have a normal life as a librarian (her dream job). This normal life changes when Levi comes on the scene. From the first page you are drawn into the story and experience it along with Hailey. Am anxious for the next book in series. Highly recommended.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vintagebooklvr

    4 1/2 stars. I haven't read either one of these authors before but I will know. Who doesn't love a magic-wielding librarian (many of us readers probably wish we were). Fast-paced, good plot, and interesting characters. Oh, don't forget some humor and some attraction. A lot of information is thrown at you but it doesn't come in a data dump so it is not boring and it is easy enough to pick up. A great start to a series. 4 1/2 stars. I haven't read either one of these authors before but I will know. Who doesn't love a magic-wielding librarian (many of us readers probably wish we were). Fast-paced, good plot, and interesting characters. Oh, don't forget some humor and some attraction. A lot of information is thrown at you but it doesn't come in a data dump so it is not boring and it is easy enough to pick up. A great start to a series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Good Start Good book and great introduction into this new world. I am happy to see new books from Katerina coming out again. I did rate this lower than normal only because it felt a little rushed and as such, there were quite a few writing and spelling errors. More than I have seen from her in past books. I hope the next book is more carefully edited, either way, I will be reading it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alex Kazakova

    Maybe this book would be tolerable for people who are new to urban fantasy genre, but from my point of view, it's incredibly boring and predictable. I mean, come on..! There were absolutely no riddles or plot twists. You can see a bad guy from a mile away. And the thing with blood magic is so similar to October Daye series that I've got a distinctive feeling of déjà vu. I see no point in reading further books. Maybe this book would be tolerable for people who are new to urban fantasy genre, but from my point of view, it's incredibly boring and predictable. I mean, come on..! There were absolutely no riddles or plot twists. You can see a bad guy from a mile away. And the thing with blood magic is so similar to October Daye series that I've got a distinctive feeling of déjà vu. I see no point in reading further books.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Book Addict

    This is the first book I have read by Katherina Martinez but I have read a heap of Tansey Morgan’s books and I love how this one ends up connecting to her Harlequin series! This was s great book, there was some great laugh out loud moment from Hailey and I love her spunk and independence! I have to admit I think she is the most interesting character in the book. Levi is intriguing as well though and I am excited to see where they both go in the next book. I felt a little lacking in background an This is the first book I have read by Katherina Martinez but I have read a heap of Tansey Morgan’s books and I love how this one ends up connecting to her Harlequin series! This was s great book, there was some great laugh out loud moment from Hailey and I love her spunk and independence! I have to admit I think she is the most interesting character in the book. Levi is intriguing as well though and I am excited to see where they both go in the next book. I felt a little lacking in background and details for the MCs and did want more but it does set the scene for the next book and I hope my questions get answered in the next book! This is a quick read but still good..recommend read!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    April

    She's back! Finally Martinez, one of my favorite authors has started back writing and to team up with Morgan at that. This book is a great start to a new series that lines up with Morgan's series the Harlequin. I love the two MC's and the plot. This book has a lot of action but you can tell that it's going to be epic from here. I can't wait to read the next installment. She's back! Finally Martinez, one of my favorite authors has started back writing and to team up with Morgan at that. This book is a great start to a new series that lines up with Morgan's series the Harlequin. I love the two MC's and the plot. This book has a lot of action but you can tell that it's going to be epic from here. I can't wait to read the next installment.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carrie O’Leary

    Thoroughly enjoyed this first book in the new series and looking forward to where Katerina and Tansey are going with the series. Would give it another half a star if Goodreads would let me! Would love a novella on Hailey’s back story with her sister. Lots of magic and fast paced adventure that all happens in a short space of time! Can’t wait for more

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)

    Demons and Deception Loved the concept! I enjoyed the concept and the different creatures and magic. It was interesting and entertaining. It was a little hard to get into I’m not sure if it was the characters or what but the story and dialogue felt a little stiff at times. But overall it was good start to an exciting fantasy series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Eiff

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Hailey is a library assistant that is also a blood mage and trying to remain incognito in London. She ends up finding a book out of place, and is lead into a whole mess of trouble. If you are a fan of urban fantasies with magic and demons, you will enjoy reading this book. I'm already working on reading book 2 :) I really enjoyed reading this book. Hailey is a library assistant that is also a blood mage and trying to remain incognito in London. She ends up finding a book out of place, and is lead into a whole mess of trouble. If you are a fan of urban fantasies with magic and demons, you will enjoy reading this book. I'm already working on reading book 2 :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Noxwitchbooklife

    A great first book in this series!! Love the duet of Tansey and Katerina's writing styles with the outright demonic moments with some more moments of an adult nature. This writing team really gets us bookworms and this fantastic tale set in modern London with a demon hunter warlock and a slightly more naive elememancer made a great tale A great first book in this series!! Love the duet of Tansey and Katerina's writing styles with the outright demonic moments with some more moments of an adult nature. This writing team really gets us bookworms and this fantastic tale set in modern London with a demon hunter warlock and a slightly more naive elememancer made a great tale

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Roke

    A New life for Hailey? Hailey moved to London to and changed her last name to escape a devastating past. Too bad her history won't stay across the pond. A book becomes the center of a theft attempt, a murder and a demon attack. This draws Hailey back into her old career to save herself and a young mage. A New life for Hailey? Hailey moved to London to and changed her last name to escape a devastating past. Too bad her history won't stay across the pond. A book becomes the center of a theft attempt, a murder and a demon attack. This draws Hailey back into her old career to save herself and a young mage.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mona Brown

    This was the first book that I've ever read by either author. I really enjoyed it and it won't be the last. I loved the fact that a librarian is the main character and is a tough demon hunter. Can't wait to learn more about each character This was the first book that I've ever read by either author. I really enjoyed it and it won't be the last. I loved the fact that a librarian is the main character and is a tough demon hunter. Can't wait to learn more about each character

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    Nice tale This was a nice tale. The heroine, Hailey, is rendered well (spunky and resourceful). The overall story is generally easy to read. There is a good amount of action and tension. There is an ending while still knowing there will be another book to continue the story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Misty Wheeler Walton

    Great new spin in urban fantasy Loved then newish world Katerina Martinez created. I’m glad I read a newer series of her first to know what a great writer she becomes, this book was a little choppy compared to her newer work but still excited to keep up with the series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas Knight

    An interesting idea and a good premise marred by cliche and portagonist stupidity. The infuriation from her lack of common sense and disparity between informed intelligence and actual level of problem solving just drew me out. Pass.

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