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Publisher's Summary

Smart men quit while they’re ahead - they lay low and hope disaster blows on by them. Not me. Especially when disaster seems to follow me and my soulmate Havoc, a demon I bound to me 300 years ago with my magic. 

The dark mage Geoff is back from the dead and creating chaos by devouring the hearts of people with magical abilities, giving him overwhelming power as his followers grow. And since I’m one of the strongest mages alive and am leading the resistance against him, he’s coming for me next. Oh, and it might have something to do with the fact that I was also the one who originally killed him. But you can’t blame me; the guy needed to die. 

Havoc and I, along with our unlikely band of...(I don’t want to say heroes, I can’t give them that much credit) annoyances will stop at nothing to end the destruction. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a sexy demon by my side every step of the way. For the first time in 300 years, I’m finally with the person meant for me, and I will do anything to keep from losing him. 

Familiar Beginnings is a 63k word sequel to Happy Endings. Contains a powerful mage who just wants to be left in peace, a mysterious curly-haired troublemaker, gargoyles that are literally dumber than stone, a river trip that doesn’t feel at all like a vacation, and a “cat” with some unusual features and deadly claws.

©2020 Alice Winters (P)2021 Alice Winters

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Amazing series

Hilarious, sappy, and exciting. Finished it in one sitting. Will absolutely be listening to it again, love the narration.

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Loved it

This has been my favorite audiobook so far. The humor had me laughing out loud in my car, the romance was sweet and endearing, the erotic parts were written a lot better than most audio books I've listened to, and the plot was enjoyable. it's helped by a great performance and well delivered emotion that brings the characters to life.

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  • 2021-07-07

very entertaining

this series is full of intrigue, suspense and humor with great character development and plot.

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  • 2021-07-05

Love love love it!!!!

This was a fun series! The characters are great and unique. I wish there were more books coming in the series. I’m sure there are more adventures they could get up to. The “cat” was a Menace that made me laugh so hard!!!! If you like fictional beings you’ll love this.

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  • L.D.
  • 2021-09-25

I Love This Sequel

Familiar Beginnings is the second book in the Demon Magic series, and it was just as good as the first book. Now Havoc and Miles are an established couple, which is important because powerful forces threatened them and their happiness. Despite this danger, their relationship remains strong. I love their banter and sarcasm – it’s the perfect balance for the seriousness of the plot. The audiobook was well done and I absolutely loved listening to this story.

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  • Sonna
  • 2021-09-23

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Nice conclusion to the two book series. My thoughts on the book run pretty similar to book one. I love the wit though I wish it was more standardized than sex centered. Love the characters. Best narrator ever.

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  • larkinbird
  • 2021-09-13

Perfect Pairing of Author and Narrator

I was introduced to Alice Winters when I read The Hitman's Guide series and instantly fell in love with the characters and unique storytelling. This series is another hit for me, fun snarky paranormal beings and shenanigans that make you laugh out loud. A romance that isn't your standard hearts and flowers insta-love but born of hundreds of years, of forced proximity and mutual irritation. I'd say they Stockholmed each other and the results make for epic reading.

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  • Blue Snowflake
  • 2021-09-10

Just as great as book 1

Sweet, hilarious and I want the Cat. Great narrator. Great story writing. Both books were fantastic. A few steamy scenes but not too many.

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  • Alex Nordgrän
  • 2021-08-31

Amazing and Hilarious

I never thought a second book could be as the first. I'm glad I was wrong! This book has a perfect mix of humorous and serious moments!

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  • ERIN BAILEY
  • 2021-08-31

Fun book.

I love everything about this book. The characters are hilarious! It's a must to listen to.

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  • Rachel
  • 2021-08-19

hilariously awesome

such a fun book! couldn't get enough of it! I loved all the characters and I'm happy the minotaur also gets a boyfriend. lol

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  • Kristian
  • 2021-08-11

amazing!!!

it's just something about Greg Boudreaux's voice that is so enchanting! love love it!