A Drop of Magic


Book 1 in the MAGICSMITH series
Release Date:
 July 31, 2019
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The war isn't over...

With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.

Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.

Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.


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Praise for A Drop of Magic:
“A Drop of Magic is a damned fun and original read, with sass, action, hot men, and a whole lot of magic.” —Diana Pharaoh Francis, author of the Diamond City Magic and Horngate Witches series
"I throughly enjoyed the book. Definitely a must read. I couldn’t put the book down once I started. Murder, mystery, and fae! Great start to the Magicsmith series!" —Sarah Taylor, Goodreads review
"A Drop of Magic is the first book in author L.R. Braden's Magicsmith series. This is a great story of murder, mystery and life choices. I really enjoyed the entertaining storyline and well-developed characters. I look forward to the next book in this series." —Margie Hager, BookBub review
"There’s a lot of fun twists, as well as set up for a really good series from here. The characters are well written and the plot is as well- I wasn’t bored at any point, and am already looking forward to the next book. If you like Diana Pharaoh Francis, Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews, I think you’d like this too." —Ashley Reyes, Goodreads review