AJ Merlin ~ The Sight of Flames ~ Release Blitz / ARC Review




The Sight of Flames

Disgraced Magic #1

By AJ Merlin


Release Date: August 10







Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.


And failed miserably.


Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.


But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.


To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.


I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.


The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.







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My ARC Review:

This was my first read by this author, the blurb sounded really good, I love a PNR read but as a rule I stay away from ‘witch’ reads, they just don’t really appeal – but this one was calling to me – and I’m glad I listened as I really enjoyed it, it was a fun read!

So this book is a Why Choose with a mixture of paranormal (witches & magic) / academy / light bullying / omegaverse / fated mates / reverse harem with some light MM, MFM, FF.

Set in quite a different world with Alpha, Beta and Omega witches who are sent to an academy to become wardens, their ultimate aim being to protect witches from humans, witch hunters and rogue witches. All the witches come from different families each with their own special trait. Sen is the last of her family line of witches, the Graves, which have been classed as ‘disgraced’ due an issue with one of her ancestors, who Sen looks remarkably like. She has always been an outcast due to this and is not looking forward to going to the Citadel.

As expected, all the kids and the teachers know who she is due to her family name and her appearance, she is not treated well by a lot of people, but she is a strong person and refuses to back down and allow them to step all over her. In fact she becomes a saviour to other bullied ‘disgraced’ kids, standing up to the bullies.

She meets some new friends with 2 male witches who she immediately bonds with and who make her feel strange in ways she has never felt before. She is also strongly drawn to an alpha male witch, but they are not friends when they first meet, and he is grumpy and wants nothing to do with Sen.

I loved the world building, watching the characters grow and learn. The different magics that are used are very inventive and keep the read exciting. There are lots of different characters popping up as we learn just how powerful Sen could be. There were lots of plot twists, drama, and mystery along the way. I really enjoyed this even though it is quite a different type of PNR than I usually read. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this series.







Meet AJ Merlin:

AJ merlin is an author, crazy bird lady, and rampant horror movie enthusiast. Her debut novel, A Little Wicked, is the product of being enamored with the paranormal and the need to hunt down all things that go bump in the night. Born and raised in the midwest United States, AJ is lucky to be right in the middle of people who support her and a menagerie of animals to keep her somewhat sane. Connect with her on facebook or social media to see updates, giveaways, and be bombarded with dog, cat, and pigeon pictures.


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