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Yasmine Galenorn

Author of Witchling

152+ Works 14,075 Members 429 Reviews 38 Favorited

About the Author

Yasmine Galenorn is the author of the Chintz'n China Mystery Series, as well as numerous books on the Craft, including the best-selling Embracing the Moon. She lives in Washington state with her husband and four cats.

Series

Works by Yasmine Galenorn

Witchling (2006) 1,453 copies
Changeling (2007) 1,024 copies
Darkling (2008) 868 copies
Dragon Wytch (2009) 745 copies
Night Huntress (2009) 625 copies
Inked (2010) 596 copies
Demon Mistress (2010) 569 copies
Bone Magic (2009) 513 copies
Hexed: Four Stories of Magic and Mayhem (4-in-1) (2011) — Contributor — 484 copies
Night Myst (2010) 468 copies
Ghost of a Chance (2003) 462 copies
Harvest Hunting (2010) 395 copies
Blood Wyne (2010) 355 copies
Legend of the Jade Dragon (2004) 280 copies
Courting Darkness (2011) 275 copies
A Harvest of Bones (2005) 247 copies
Murder Under a Mystic Moon (2005) 239 copies
Shaded Vision (2012) 227 copies
Night Veil (2011) 218 copies
One Hex of a Wedding (2006) 207 copies
Shadow Rising (2012) 204 copies
Haunted Moon (2013) 188 copies
Scent to Her Grave (2006) 164 copies
Night Seeker (2012) 158 copies
Crimson Veil (2014) 147 copies
Autumn Whispers (2013) 146 copies
Priestess Dreaming (2014) 133 copies
Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales (2016) — Contributor — 121 copies
A Blush with Death (2006) 115 copies
Night Vision (2013) 104 copies
Panther Prowling (2015) 101 copies
Autumn Thorns (2015) 100 copies
Glossed and Found (2007) 100 copies
Once Upon a Kiss: 17 Romantic Faerie Tales (2017) — Contributor — 97 copies
Flight from Death (2015) 94 copies
Dancing with the Sun (1999) 84 copies
Darkness Raging (2016) 79 copies
Night's End (2014) 76 copies
The Silver Stag (2018) 65 copies
Etched in Silver (2011) 62 copies
Fury Rising (2016) 52 copies
Shadow Silence (2016) 41 copies
Flight from Mayhem (2016) 39 copies
Ice Shards (2012) 38 copies
Souljacker (2017) 38 copies
Bewitching Bedlam (2017) 35 copies
The Shadow of Mist (2013) 29 copies
Flight from Hell (2014) 29 copies
Moon Shimmers (2017) 28 copies
Blood Bonds (2019) 23 copies
Harvest Song (2018) 23 copies
Iron Bones (2018) 18 copies
Oak and Thorns (2018) 18 copies
Blood Music (2016) 15 copies
A Shadow of Crows (2018) 14 copies
Holiday Spirits (2016) 14 copies
Witching Hour (2019) 14 copies
Fury Awakened (2017) 14 copies
Fury's Magic (2016) 13 copies
Night Shivers (2015) 13 copies
The Hallowed Hunt (2019) 12 copies
Earthbound (2016) 11 copies
The Silver Mist (2019) 11 copies
Witching Bones (2019) 9 copies
A Sacred Magic (2019) 9 copies
Fury Calling (2017) 9 copies
Knight Magic (2018) 9 copies
Maudlin's Mayhem (2017) 8 copies
Antlered Crown (2021) 7 copies
Fury's Mantle (2018) 7 copies
Sun Broken (2020) 7 copies
Siren's Song (2017) 7 copies
The Eternal Return (2019) 7 copies
Witching Moon (2020) 6 copies
Autumn's Bane (2020) 6 copies
Witches Wild (2017) 6 copies
Witching Time (2020) 5 copies
Hunter's Moon (2021) 4 copies
Witching Fire (2021) 4 copies
Veil of Stars (2021) 4 copies
Casting Curses (2018) 3 copies
Blood Vengeance (2017) 3 copies
Mist and Shadows (2014) 1 copy
Crystal Web (2022) 1 copy
Weaver's Web 1 copy
Shadow Web (2021) 1 copy
Conjure Web (2021) 1 copy
Midnight Web (2021) 1 copy
Bones 1 copy
CADI (Turkish Edition) (2017) 1 copy
Harvest Web (2021) 1 copy

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Birthdate
1961
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Bellevue, Washington, USA
Occupations
writer
poet
artist

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supernatural, mystery series in Name that Book (June 2011)

Reviews

There is a part of me that feels like Menolly got cheated since she didn't get a final book of her own, but I suppose it was time to bring things to an end. This book is told from the viewpoints of all three sisters and serves to end the story arc. All loose ends are tied and the sisters get a chance at a somewhat normal life. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and will miss spending time with these characters. It's sad to see it come to a close, but I appreciate the author leaving us with a definite ending.… (more)
 
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Woodardja | 1 other review | Jan 30, 2024 |
Camille, a moon witch, half-faerie and owner of a bookstore works for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Call it a police unit for denizens of Otherworld. When a gentle giant gets killed near one of the portals to Otherworld, things start to get dicey. Camille and her two sisters, Menolly (a newly turned vampire) and Delilah (werecat), have to solve a case that involves demons, immortals, portal keys and well... pretty much everything their faulty half-faerie magic cant handle.

My take on the book:

While I enjoyed the book for the most part, I'm not fully convinced.
I've read other books by the author which I enjoyed a lot more. Nevertheless, there is certainly potential in this series: the plot is great, the characters are diverse and with already 20 books out, it cant be bad right?

So what didn't I like?
Well... it was.. a lot of the same. We had the same history, sentences (concerning her magic for example) over and over again and other descriptions were a tad overkill. Describing the world is super and makes it very immersive for the reader, but put too much of it in the book and it tends to stagnate and get boring.

Character development was decent. We got to know the sisters a bit, their family connection (Earthside and Otherworld) and we met a big part of the cast. I cant say we know anyone well, but rather only superficially.
From the support cast I like Smokey best... that dragon... man, I hope we get to see a lot more of him! :D

As I've stated earlier the many descriptions kind of threw a wrench in the flow of the book which was a shame as we didn't get too much action in this first instalment and as such were left with a lot of talking, descriptions of what Camille was wearing, another history lesson or warning that her magic might backfire and last but not least, some sex.

Since I already have some of the following books in the series I will read them at some point.
The plot is great, I just hope we got all of the descriptive world building and history lessons out of the way. Fingers crossed!
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Nemerith | 59 other reviews | Oct 30, 2023 |
The one thing that this book did well was the atmosphere.
Unsettling and somewhat creepy vibes thread through the book.
It invokes an almost surreal feeling.

Sadly I couldn't really connect with anything really.
The book starts off with "I have a photographic memory" which, really? That's one of the most overused clichées ever. This is followed soon after with fated mate instalove.
I generally don't mind instalove too much if there is something else interesting but nothing caught my interest beyond the initial questions about her family.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the supernatural elements. While it's all extremely vague it didn't really feel like the author made it all up on the spot as a quick plot device. The magic instead only serves the purpose of building an unsettling atmosphere which made it unappealing to me. It feels like the author never intended for the supernatural to make any kind of sense really.
There was a very strong emphasis on Celtic mythology in this book. I never connect as well with mythologies as I do with novel and clearly defined systems of magic.

The only question that held my interest of what happened to her various relatives gets basically resolved quite early on and then the only thing left is for her to Mary Sue her way through the romance and her duty as a shaman.

At 75% there just is nothing left that intrigues me or that I want to know about the world or the characters. I don't care about the evil group of evil people wanting to do evil and murdered her parents and everything else is so obvious I could write it myself. It all just feels so tired. They will figure out who the bad guy is, they will kill or arrest him, the MC will demonstrate incredible power on at least one occasion probably related to the shadow people, there will be some final showdown, probably involving the evil human as well as the shadow people and the person commanding the shadow people from the woods (I already forgot her name). Yadda yadda, it's all just so clichée.
This would fit the pattern for clichée cozy mystery perfectly if it wasn't for the creepy vibes and the close-up description of multiple disturbing events.

I feel somewhat bad about lumping this together with all the other cheap sub-par paranormal romance crap because I feel genuine effort went into at least some aspects of the story. Again, the atmosphere was very well done and the Celtic mythology felt like a decent amount of actual research went into getting that stuff right. But just so much about this book is just a walking clichée. The characters felt very two-dimensional. There was no depth to anything but the mythology itself.
And let's not talk about the smut. Well, actually, parts of it were pretty hot I guess, but there are weird mood killers everywhere. In any case, it felt like way too much.
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omission | 6 other reviews | Oct 19, 2023 |
And here is the fourth star finally!
I still miss the coziness, but the plot is great and I really liked the myths and how they came alive in this story. Way more original than a cursed jade dragon and way better implemented in the story.
I like the characters better with each book so that is also a big contribution to the fourth star. On to the next book!
 
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weaver-of-dreams | 1 other review | Aug 1, 2023 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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