Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Sweet Magik by Penny Watson

Sweet Magik
Title:  Sweet Magik
Author:  Penny Watson
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Publication Date:  November 3, 2011
Series Info:  Book 2 in the Klaus Brothers series
Cover Artist:  Kim Mendoza
Who/What/Why/Where/How:  E-book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Where to Buy:  Amazon

Oskar Klaus' job is killing him.  Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk.  It's not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa.  Little does he know that a kiss on New Year's Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.

Kiana Grant's Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu.  She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that's hard to resist.  Before she knows it, she's in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa's youngest son.

There's just one problem...a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself...

I really enjoyed Sweet Inspiration, the first book in this series, so when Juju from Tales of Whimsy asked if I wanted to participate in a book review and character interview for Sweet Magik I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

I’m just going to come right out and say it.  I LOVED this story.  It had a little bit of everything:  action, adventure, mystery, romance and plenty of fan yourself moments.  The fact that a tattooed, spiky haired, bad boy with a heart of gold is the hero is a very nice added bonus.  I see you scratching your heads and wondering how a Christmas themed, paranormal romance can have all the things I’ve listed and still make you feel all warm and fuzzy.  This is the part where I praise Penny.  She’s created this amazing world that pulls you in with characters that make you want to root for them and cheer when things work themselves out.  Most importantly, she infuses her stories with the things, I think, are the most important parts of holiday spirit:  family, love and friendship.

I could go on and on and tell you to go out and buy yourselves a copy RIGHT NOW but, Oskar Klaus will be stopping by tomorrow for a character interview and a giveaway.  So make sure you stop by for your chance to win.

Favorite lines/scenes:
One of my favorite scenes is when Oskar is teaching Kiana how to snowboard.  Oh and definitely the shower scene.  *fans self*

Series Info:
Sweet Inspiration
Sweet Magik
Sweet Adventure

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Also Reviewed By:
Tales of Whimsy
Smitten with Reading


  1. Perfect review darling! Bravo!

    Thank you for linking to my review :)

  2. Jen...what a great review! Thank you so, so much. Merry (early) Christmas!


  3. @Juju - Thanks Juju! Heading over to check yours out. =)

    @Penelope - Thanks Penelope! You are so very welcome. Thank you for giving me and Juju the opportunity to review such a great read. Merry (early) Christmas to you too! =)

  4. Sounds good Jen, I'll be adding this one to that damn TBR pile :)

  5. @Jen - diabolical plan has succeeded. ;-)

  6. That cover belongs on one of my Top Off Tuesday posts.

    I will be back tomorrow for said giveaway. ;)

  7. @Amanda - LOL! It sure does. See ya tomorrow. =)

  8. I loved it too! I can't wait for Sweet Adventure :>

  9. @Gaby - Hi Gaby! Me either. I don't know if Sven or Gregor can take my Oskar's place but, I know it'll be fun reading about their misadventures. ;-)

  10. I will be reading the first book in this series before Christmas and I can't wait. So so happy to see this second book getting solid reviews. Such a neat idea for a series!

  11. I'm loving the sound of this series. Hopefully I'll find time to read it during the crazy holiday season.

    Great review!