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Publisher's Summary

Miriam’s hot flashes leave her shvitzing, and 10 p.m. is the new midnight, but she still craves adventure, sexy times, and maybe a nap.

When Miri stole a demon artifact for a client, she never expected it to result in a magic curse. Failure to reverse it will mean the death of someone close to her, the end of her uneasy alliance with the head vampire, and open season on her family. As if that didn’t suck enough, her screw-up on a dangerous fact-finding mission may have kicked her sexual tension with the wolf shifter in the balls. At least she’s not obsessing over it, since fighting through a maze of mind games, tested loyalties, and secrets is consuming all her energy. So, glass half-full.

Now armed with her trusty to-do list, she’s determined to multitask her way to victory like a magic badass.

Yaas, Queen.

A Shade Too Far features a sassy, slow-burn romance, a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, and a magical midlife adventure. Get it now!

©2021 Deborah Wilde (P)2022 Deborah Wilde

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Enjoyable

This is the 1st book in the series that I've listened to instead of reading. It took a few chapters for me to get used to the narrator, but she did a great job. it was easy to listen to. The story was great! Lots of sarcasm and suspense.

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  • 04-07-22

Fun series, avoid the audio

This a fun series that is developing well, with interesting world building, a great protagonist who has all the combined gravitas and insecurity of a woman at midlife, banter and action and great secondary characters. It's also one of the few audiobooks I've bailed on to go back to print. The narrator is nails-on-a-chalkboard awful with the French, Yiddish-inflected New York, British, and other accents. Her narration is mediocre otherwise, with odd choices of emphasis and inflection that are jarring but not unlistenable, but my god, when she has to do an accent, it's like she's being tortured, and she has a lot of difficulty maintaining the voice she's going for - her Brit is especially weird, as from sentence to sentence she has one character going from something close to RP to workingclass London and back. I kept trying, because I love audiobooks and am always delighted to choose audio over print, but I give up.

I do recommend the series, though. It's refreshing to meet a 42-year-old heroine, busily reclaiming herself and choosing to reinvent as a badass (her former husband's coming out is an obvious parallel to her own journey), negotiating a loving but not romanticized relationship with her teenager, wryly and rather pragmatically considering the possibilities of a romance with her friend and colleague and letting friendship develop first. There's a lot to like here and I'm looking forward to more.

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Bring on the next book!

Love Miris open mind and look on life. Once again I Deborah Wilde did NOT disappoint! Can’t wait to read next in series!! Plus who doesn’t live a sexy Frenchman 😉

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Loved every minute

Omg I have been waiting on this audiobook very impatiently!! It did not disappoint! I love how the narrator brings these books to life. It’s like mentally watching a movie while listening to this book. I will give nothing away but only say buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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The series keeps getting better

another amazing book by the great Deborah Wilde, fantastic narration by Croix Provence. I love the world Deborah has created and the characters are so relatable. I am not going to spoil the ending but... YES, YES, AND MORE YES! The way these series are written you can't help but get more and more invested into each character.

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Fun to listen to!

Entertaining characters that I connected to with an enjoyable story.
Action. adventure and even a bit of mystery that held my attention and had me listening to the story for linger than normal periods.
I honestly can't wait to listen to mire from this series.

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Miriam is back!!!

It’s great to read books about women in their mid life with or without their magic. This paranormal book has mystery, laughter, and a sassy Miriam!!

Great storyline and I can’t wait to see what other adventures Miriam gets into!!!

This Is another great series for Deborah Wilde!

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Interesting and unique world building.

With the main character Merriam being a librarian/researcher, allows for really interesting historical stories and facts which add to the intrigue of the plot. The world created includes ethnic/religious themes which also brings in interesting elements. I read the first 2 books, so first one I listened to. The narrator did well with accents and non-english phrases, but to me, the voice didn't match what I expected Mirriam to sound like. Not saying that's bad, I just created something different from the books I read.

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A Shade Too Far (Magic After Midlife Book 3), my fifth read from author Deborah Wilde. Entertaining, fun read. Croix Provence's narration again made the 10-hour 36-minute tale pass quickly and adds greatly to the book's enjoyment she adds to the author's work with her voice adding an undercurrent of humor. I'll be reading more from this author. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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My favourite in the series so far

I really like the character development in this book, the main character is finally shedding some of her self doubt and leaning into the confidence build with age and experience. It feels like (as the reader) you're seeing her grow and blossom, while still struggling through finding her place in the world.

recommended listen for sure!

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  • Dobbss
  • 02-26-22

Loved it!

Deborah Wilde never fails to disappoint, yet another fabulous installment. I fall in love with Laurent a bit more with each book. Just the right level of snark and the pace keeps you listening. I really like the narrator, she brings the story to life.

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  • Sotia Lazu
  • 02-05-22

Another brilliant installment to the series

I love this series, because other than the paranormal aspect, it's so very relatable to 42-year-old me. Seeing a woman my age still grow, evolve, learn, and demand her space is as amazing as losing myself in this fantasy world and falling in love with a moody wolf. The plot is unique and engaging and the action as fast paced as I've come to expect from this series, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next book!

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  • Mrs C
  • 01-31-22

Great Series

This is a fun series with some danger. It is unusual with an older (40 year old) lady who knows she has magic but has ignored it all her life after witnessing her parents murder, but started using it in book one as she had to and is learning how to use it. The series continues with a storyline which finishes with each book, but with a couple of ongoing stories. The characters are great and keep getting more interesting as the series goes on. I listened to this one on audible and enjoyed the narration.

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  • Mrs. C. J. Mchardy
  • 01-07-22

Brilliant adaptation

Deborah Wilde has done it again. This story is full of the humour sarcasm and wit we have come to exspect from her. Miriam is once again in the thick of it steeling an demon artifact for her boss, which lands them both in big trouble. Now she has to keep her boss alive har family safe and try not to destroy the relationship she is building with a certain gruff wolf.
Love this story. I look forward to the next book.
The narration is excellent. Just perfect.