The Great Dagmaru – The Story Begins

The Magician’s Curse, Book 1

…. hard to put down … [The ending] made me hungry for more.” 5 Stars ~ Linda Tonis, Senior Reviewer for THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD

Winner of the 2017 Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for Gothic/Mythology/Folk Tales

“… a very enjoyable read and highly recommended!!” ~ Donna Maguire, TOP 500 Reviewer on Amazon UK

Even true love can be cursed …

 

When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love.

Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins?
Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru.

 

Magic and romance await.

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Prologue

Tarmien Dagmar couldn’t sleep. The clock taunted him as it had for months, even before his first child was born.

At least Stella can rest, he thought, listening to the soft snores of his wife drift through the dark from the other side of their king-sized bed. Breastfeeding was taking its toll, but the mere mention of hiring a nanny or allowing the servants to help with diaper changes was met with a firm “no.”
Murmuring something incoherent, she rolled over to face him and his blood heated at the fleeting thought of impregnating her again. It was what he was made for, after all. The blood that coursed through his veins, handed down for centuries from father to son, contained that of a demon. An incubus. A creature whose sole purpose was to seduce women and to create offspring.

Tarmien was coaxed from his thoughts by the subtle but distinctive sound of a waking infant. He gently eased himself out of bed so as not to wake his wife and crossed the hall quickly.

“It’s okay, Stephen,” he whispered as he closed the door of the nursery behind him. “Daddy’s here.”

He reached into the crib and picked up the restless newborn who settled the moment he was cradled in his father’s arms.

What have I done? Tarmien asked himself for the thousandth time since the baby was born.

Apart from the insatiable desire to procreate, Tarmien hadn’t shown any of the demonic tendencies to which his father had confessed on his deathbed, just months ago. He hoped he could spare his son the knowledge of that horrible confession. At least the curse that tied the Dagmar family to their servants, the Currys, was a burden Tarmien could bear himself; he was determined this child would never have to carry out its twisted conditions.

As he lifted his precious son to kiss his fine, black hair and breathe in his potent baby scent, he prayed that the family’s demonic bloodline had run out, once and for all. Only time would tell.

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The Magician’s Blood is 70% off

I just realized today that Amazon has dropped the price of the paperback version of The Magician’s Blood, Book 2 of The Great Dagmaru series, to $5.16 in the US. That’s 70% off!

If you’d like to buy it, now is definitely the time. I have no idea how long they’ll keep the price down, so don’t wait!

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Embrace a realm of family secrets…

Herman, assistant to The Great Dagmaru, returns to her hometown—the first stop on their magic tour. Her family has moved without a trace.

Stephen Dagmar, a powerful stage magician, sets out to live his dream … until Herman’s father makes a prediction and resolves to come between them.

Darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time…

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Short review: “Beach Read” by Emily Henry

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Beach Read by Emily Henry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


What a fun read! Being a writer myself, I connected with many of the issues January was going through in her professional life. It was fun to live vicariously through her for a while.
Love a novel that makes me laugh out loud, and this one did. 🙂

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Last chance to get them on sale!

The Great Dagmaru Books 1 & 2 sale ends tonight. Grab them while you can!

When a young woman falls in love with a mysterious stage magician, their passion collides with a dark family secret… Spellbinding romance awaits in this award-winning modern Gothic tale!

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As Stephen and Herman set off on their magic tour, facets of Stephen’s family history come to light, even as Herman’s father tries to come between them.
*18+ Contains explicit scenes.

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Herman’s dreams and their possible foretelling of the future, as well as a strange visitor, threaten to come between the couple and their wedding plans. Meanwhile, Stephen struggles with the possibility that he’s a monster …

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Sale ends soon!

The Great Dagmaru series is complete! And Books 1 & 2 are on sale! Sale ends tomorrow night, March 15th.

When a young woman falls in love with a mysterious stage magician, their passion collides with a dark family secret… Spellbinding romance awaits in this award-winning modern Gothic tale!

Here’s one of my favorite reviews:

Angela 5.0 out of 5 stars Super loved it.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 August 2018 Verified Purchase

Couldn’t put it down so engrossed in reading it almost missed getting off at my station on journey to work brilliant.

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Escape into the twists and turns of an extraordinary romance.

*18+ Contains explicit scenes.

GP 5.0 out of 5 stars Great series continuation!

Reviewed in the United States on 10 August 2018 Verified Purchase

Author Linda G Hill has done it again. She has managed to entertain me, surprise me, shock me, amuse me, frustrate me and make me cry, all in one book. The twists and turns as she continues Herman’s and Stephen’s journey will make you gasp. This book is a true gothic intended for 18+ audiences. Ms Hill does not sugarcoat life’s up and downs. The sex scenes are smoking hot and all serve to move the story forward. Well done!

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The Magician’s Soul is the final book in the series. I may come back to it one day if enough people ask for it to continue, but there are no immediate plans.

I’ve had a few wonderful reviews so far! Here are two:

Linda Fausnet 5.0 out of 5 stars Sweeping romance, excellent world-building and page-turning suspense

Reviewed in the United States on 23 February 2021 Verified Purchase

If you have not read The Magician’s Curse, do yourself a favor and start binging all three books in this fascinating series. This series features the most dashing magician hero you can imagine, as well as a gripping tale filled with demons, intrigue, and a family curse that must be broken. This is a highly imaginative paranormal tale with truly engrossing world-building and page-turning suspense. Just when you think you know what will happen…you don’t. Stephen Dagmar is a truly unforgettable hero and the romance with his one true love, Herman (female, but with a male name ) is a sweeping love story for the ages. If you’re looking for a truly binge-able series – this one is it!

Patricia Winsett 5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!

Reviewed in the United States on 17 February 2021 Verified Purchase

I could not put it down. The author weaves a tale of mystery, suspense, and a love story without missing a beat. It hits all the emotions. I would highly recommend it. Although it can stand on its on, be sure to read the first two books in series.

. You can get it for just $3.99 at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Nook, and Smashwords.


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Enter a world of dark family secrets …

Herman believes setting out to make a better life for herself will solve all her problems. Until she meets a charming, mysterious stranger on a train.

The moment Stephen Dagmar sets eyes on Herman, he knows he’s found a new assistant to join him onstage in his magic show. And the woman of his dreams.

At home in Stephen’s Gothic mansion, Herman revels in the extravagant romance he lavishes upon her. Yet a shadow hangs over their fragile love. Is his devotion really what it seems?

Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the spellbinding tale of The Great Dagmaru.

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Winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewer’s Choice Award!

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paper

your little cut-out paper heart

that i found one unsuspecting day

on a crowded street

mine

all ecstatically mine

took home to delve,

to memorize

to understand …

your tiny vulnerable soul

that i constructed

and nourished

and lived and dreamed with unceasingly …

who knew

we’d end up

bleeding

?

i withstand your pain

and you mine

perhaps that’s why i found you

no mistake

it is why