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Publisher's Summary

Paranormal women's fiction from number-one Amazon best seller, J.R. Rain, and New York Times best seller, H.P. Mallory

A Haven Hollow novel

Welcome to Haven Hollow, a town of monsters....

After dating a string of losers and banishing a poltergeist, I packed up my Los Angeles life and my 11-year-old son, and moved...to a town in Oregon with a population of 680. Well, 682 now.

Culture shock anyone? Ahem, never mind that.... New starts can happen anywhere, right?

I hope so, because I need to start the next chapter of my 43-year life pronto. So, why Haven Hollow? For one reason - there aren’t any witches here. And a witch can make a gypsy’s life...complicated.

Oh, right, I’ve put the cart before the horse....

Hi, I’m Poppy Morton, and I come from a long line of Scottish gypsies - gypsies who possess magic and make potions to treat any and all ailments. It’s been my dream to open my own potions store and I’m finally going to do it - in the picturesque and small town of Haven Hollow.

Once my son, Finn, and I get settled in our two-story ramshackle, decrepit and rickety farmhouse (that happens to be bordering a cemetery), the nightmares start. And they won’t stop. Almost every night, I find myself face to face with a shadow monster - and its victim. And I’m fairly sure it’s the victim sending me the night terrors, wanting me to figure out the mystery of who or what murdered him.

But, I’m not really sure I want to get involved. Between facing a huge remodel of the above-mentioned “house”, getting my son situated in his new school, opening my potions store and dealing with one of the ghosts from my last house who somehow thumbed a ride to this one, I’ve got my hands full. Actually, more than full.

Good thing I’ve got a few handsome neighbors to call on - Marty Zach, a self-professed ghost exorcist who just happens to have the sexiest smile, and Roy Osbourne, a bear of a man who looks like he alone coined the word ‘lumberjack.’

©2020 J.R. Rain, H.P. Mallory (P)2021 J.R. Rain, H.P. Mallory

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Gypsy Magic and Good Ole Monsters

This book is full of magic, mystery, entertainment, and good ole monsters that look out for each other. The narrator was phenomenal bringing each character to life and leaving you wanting more! Another book where you can’t wait for the next one!

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love JR.

I've been a big fan of JR Rain for quite some time now. I try to binge read every book/series that comes out.
I've recently done audiobooks and I'm loving it. the narrator that's been popping up is Kelley Huston. she's fast becoming one of my favorites! you should check out her other works if you have the time!


On to the book!!!
I enjoyed this book. I did get a little lost and I felt like there should have been more background information on the characters. I legit had to look to see if I accidentally started the second book or listened out of order.
it's a cute quick and fun read. Poppy is a magic Gypsy. she can see ghosts and her and her son move to Haven Hollow. Freaky things start to happen and Pippy has sworn to just ignore it. She's promised her little boy Finn no more tag along ghosts after the most recent hell (this is where I got super confused, is this part of a different book maybe?) It doesn't go into detail about what exactly happens-- just kinda glosses over it. Unfortunately weird shit does happen and thst promise gets broken, especially when she begins to set up her own potions shop.
the story continues along this fashion about little mysteries and quirks happening in town. she has a crush on two of the residents. one not in the "know" and one of the locals. I'll let you decipher that meaning. 😏
Its a decent and easy read and I'll look into the next book for sure!

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The Fastest I’ve Ever Listened to a Book

I’m pretty sure this is the fastest I’ve ever listened to a book. It was just so good! I love supernatural books and this one was even better than most. It’s a supernatural cozy mystery. The best of both worlds! The characters were lovable and mysterious at the same time. I spent the whole book suspecting each character of being something supernatural. Some of them were what I suspected, but others were pretty darn surprising. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I hope it’s out on Audible soon. I can’t wait to listen to it. Kelley Huston does an awesome job as usual with the narration. It always feels like I’m sitting in a room with her and she’s just telling me a story in super vivid detail. It never sounds like she’s reading a book to me. It sounds like she’s living the book and telling me about it as it happens. That kind of narration just can’t get any better!

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gypsy magic

What the heck, that so was not cool how this book ended. like really. now I have to wait to see what comes next, so not cool. that's just so mean. anyways I really enjoyed this book I'm just so curious who she's going to end up with, or maybe she gets them all, okay I didn't like ophelia at 1st. she was kinda mean and for a minute there I thought she was the killer, but I so was wrong. this is a real enjoyable book. you guys won't be disappointed, well maybe a little because of the way it ends, I know I was. lol let's not forget the amazing narrator she did a really great job. well I hope book 2 doesn't take that long to come out because I can't wait to get it.

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Good Story

This is a good story with interesting characters & creatures. I really like to world the author created for the story. The narrator was wonderful at bringing the story to life.

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Very simplistic/young adult. Narrator, while good, added to the overall feel young adult fiction.

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Truly Delightful!

Check for witches before selecting Haven Hollow as the perfect, quaint, small town for me and my 11 year old son? Absolutely! Check for Bigfoot, Werewolves, Vampires, Monsters other paranormals? Hmmmm what’s that sound? Ahhh yes, crickets! Gypsy Magic is pure delight! Beautifully written, filled with wonderful, quirky, complex characters that are not only unique, they are fully developed! I love how their true natures were teased at, then revealed over time as the story developed. No spoilers, you’ll have to listen to this gem to get the goods! Speaking of listening, the narration was stunning! I loved how I could tell who was speaking, and what they were feeling just by the voicing and inflections used in the narration! Amazing! It really helped me to not only understand what was going on, but really served to enhance the pleasure of this truly exceptional story! Five stars!

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overall a good start to a new series

This book was a fun little romp. Better than expected based on publisher's summary.

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Promising story!

What starts off as a quaint town slowly turns into a sinister tale. As the story progressed I really enjoyed the main plot. There were some things that did go unanswered that I hope Poppy took care of and the authors just didn’t mention it again..for example the smell of the house. Or was that someone else’s doing?
I really enjoyed the mystery that surrounded the small town, and how all the guys were very hot and single. The villain in the story was unexpected! I can’t wait to see what trouble Poppy gets into next!
The narrators voice was perfect for Polly! I really thought that the narrator did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life. She used a variety of inflections and tones. Very easy to follow along and not get lost.

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its a good start

The book feels like a part 2 of a series since there is a interesting back story mentioned but not really explored. I like the characters introduced and the middle aged characters instead of 20 something in paranormal fantasies. Only thing is romance and action is low and lead doesn't get in the action as much.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 07-23-21

Promising start.

Poppy was sick of her life in LA after a her dating life consisted of a bunch of losers she packed up and moved to Oregon with her Son. Once Poppy and Finn are settled in their new ramshackle home strange things start to happen and she faced with a shadow monster and it’s victim who seems to be sending Poppy night terrors. Great start to this new series narrated perfectly by Kelley Huston.

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  • 07-10-21

Good new series

I loved the characters , I am looking forward to this series and how the characters evolve

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  • 09-07-22

Charming and Eventful

I was provided with a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Although I have only given this book four stars, that does not mean that it was in any way lacking. The overall storyline and characters were interesting and began to develop well, I knew it was the first in a series and was happy to find that there are still questions to be answered about several of the characters.

It is classified as a romance style novel, but the romance elements do not outweigh the story and instead give it a feeling of reality, the idea of two different men in a new town both of whom are attractive for different reasons, appealing to the protagonist.

Without giving away any details, I will say this was enjoyable, there are ghosts, poltergeists and all manner of magical characters abounding the pages. The fact the place is called Haven's Hollow plays more of a role than you would first suspect.

I believe the narrator has done a great job of providing different voices for the different characters and I was usually able to tell which character was speaking, something that is an absolute must for me. I am looking forward to listening to the next installment.

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  • Flora
  • 08-11-21

A Fun Story To Start A New Paranormal Series.

I bought Gypsy Magic because it's part of the new Paranormal Women's Fiction (PWF) genre. I'm almost 50 and want protagonists closer to my own age. I've read books by H.P Mallory and J. R. Rain before and really enjoyed their writing styles.

This story is good, it's just not what I was expecting.

The main adult characters in Gypsy Magic are supposed to all be in their 40s or older. I like fun-loving personalities, many of the antics in this story made me chuckle. However, I expect adults of my own age to have certain world wisdom. I found our protagonist, Poppy, a very frustrating woman. Each decade we live, we gain knowledge, experience and life skills that affect our thoughts, actions and general worldview. Poppy felt like a twenty-something instead of a woman of 43.

Kelley Huston is a new-to-me narrator.

Kelley's narration of this story was OK. I liked the pace at which she read, however, it was lacking emotion. It wasn't a performance. Gypsy Magic is told from the perspective of our protagonist, Poppy. Was it Kelley's narrative style that made her sound too young or the writing? I'll only be able to answer this when I listen to more of Kelley's work.

Although I soon realised that Gypsy Magic wasn’t going to live up to my expectations, I did generally enjoy it. There weren't really any surprises and the plot followed the expected course but it was entertaining. There's a bit of everything; humour, suspense, tension and frights. There's even the potential of romance on the horizon. Plus, I loved how many monsters were mentioned (or hinted at) throughout this ghostly adventure.

I'll probably listen to more of the Poppy's Potions series at some point. After all, a town full of supernaturals - how can I resist! Lol!