A Void of Magic: A Kennedy Rain Urban Fantasy

· Sandy Williams
8 reviews

About this ebook

They trusted her to keep the peace between the paranorms. They made a mistake.

Kennedy escaped the family business when she turned eighteen. Now, an ill-timed vacation pulls her back to The Rain Hotel, the only known null zone on the planet. It’s a place where vampires can see the sun rise and werewolves can avoid the lure of the full moon. And it would be the perfect place for a paranormal wedding…if the bride wasn’t the local alpha’s daughter and the groom the scion of a vicious master vampire.

With a sexy werewolf determined to sabotage the wedding and dark forces threatening The Rain, Kennedy’s life is thrown out of balance when she’s forced to confront a past she swore to avoid. Ultimately she must choose: will she maintain the stability of the supernatural world…or will she destroy it.

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8 reviews
Sharon Parsons
July 8, 2021
What an amazing start to a new series, I was hooked from page one right to the end. This book was full of action, attraction, mystery, magic, vampires and werewolves. The characters jumped off the page for me and by the end of the book I felt like some were already friends and others were well on their way to being so too, I am so excited about book two and already read the excerpt at the end of this book. Kennedy Rain has grown up knowing about vampires, werewolves, fae, elementals, witches all her life. Her parents own and run the 'Rain', a hotel/resort especially for paranorms, a refuge for werewolfs who are struggling with moon blindness and vampires struggling with immortally. At the Rain vampires can walk in the sun, watch the sunrise and werewolves don't feel the pull of the moon. The Rain was made a Null space many years ago by a full covern witches and the strongest leaders of the paranorms, its to help keep peace between the wolves and vampires who hate each other and all other paranorms. Kennedy once loved the idea of the Rain, as a refuge, but when she helped some unauthorised paranorms the staff and community turned their backs on her and she felt betrayed. Since then she has stayed away from the Rain trying to have a normal life, uni, a flat, friends but when her parents go away on holiday she is called in to cover as there has to be a Rain in charge to keep balance. Things start going wrong fast, first her old nemesis from school turns up wanting to book her wedding, she's the alphas daughter and she wants to marry the second in charge of the vampires. .Kennedy explains that this will start a war...but Nora won't be deterred. Then things start getting really bad, there are attacks and weird things happening and Kennedy has to try to work out what's going on while her parents are barely reachable on phone due to cell reception and it seems they have been keeping secrets from her. To top it off the new second of the werewolves Blake, seems to have made it his job to hound her and it doesn't help that he's stunning and knows it. This was one of the best new books I've read in a very long time, it's a bit different from the usual and I can't wait for the next book
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Alison Robinson
July 30, 2021
I requested an ARC based on the cover and the blurb and I was not disappointed. Warning, this is the first book in the series so although it is fast-paced with a lot going on, there is no resolution - there is definitely a To Be Continued ... Kennedy Rain's family own the Rain Hotel, it is situated in an area of null magic which means that paranormals staying at the hotel are not bound by their normal limitations (eg vampires can walk in the daylight, werewolves aren't forced to change at the full moon etc). Kennedy hates the hotel and the paranormal world, she's spent as much time as possible avoiding the hotel, but her parents have gone on holiday and asked her to look after things. Things are going badly, the paranormal staff hate her, the hotel is being inspected for the first time in living memory and Kennedy's arch-nemesis from school, Nora, the daughter of the werewolf Alpha has demanded that the Rain Hotel host her wedding, to the vampire leader's second-in-command - no way that's going to end well. Add in the werewolf second-in-command who isn't used to humans resisting his authority, parents who won't answer the phone, a werewolf Princess with entitlement issues and rising hostilities between the paranormals and Kennedy is fighting fire on all sides. I really enjoyed this, there are enough ambiguities about some of the paranormals to keep you guessing. I would love to read the second book in the series and look forward to it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Alicia Stojcevski
July 20, 2021
I LOVED this new book by Sandy Williams. As I'm sure you've read in the synopsis, the story is centred around a dispute that could send the paranormals into war and Kennedy's family and their hotel 'The Rain' are one of the barriers keeping the paranorms in check. The MC, Kennedy Rain, is unapologetically true to herself and her beliefs, even if they don't align with the expected social norms. What I loved about this book: A strong lead female main character. Not just strong mentally, but physically, she is not afraid to stand up and defend herself even though she is a human amongst paranorms. No insta-love (I hate reading about independent characters become simpering fools over a 'drool worthy' guy). If romance is your thing, there are hints of a possible romance developing in the next book. Great growth and development of main and support characters. If you've enjoyed other books by Sandy Williams, you'll no doubt love this new series. *I received an ARC for an honest review.*
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About the author

Sandy Williams writes urban fantasy and science fiction, both with a strong shot of romance. She's a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope and loves books with high stakes and fantastical settings. When she's not being a bookworm, she loves playing board and card games like Dominion, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Dungeon Petz, etc (but not Goblins because she ALWAYS loses that damn game). Her next book, A Void of Magic, releases in the summer of 2021.

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