Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene

May 21st, 2020 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

21st May
Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene
Magical Midlife Madness
by K.F. Breene
Series: Leveling Up #1
Genres: Paranormal Women's Fiction
Source: Purchase
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A Paranormal Women's Fiction novel with a bit of class, and a lot of sass, for anyone who feels like age is just a number!

"Happily Ever After" wasn't supposed to come with a do-over option. But when my husband of twenty years packs up and heads for greener pastures and my son leaves for college, that's exactly what my life becomes.


This time, though, I plan to do things differently. Age is just a number, after all, and at forty I'm ready to carve my own path.

Eager for a fresh start, I make a somewhat unorthodox decision and move to a tiny town in the Sierra foothills. I'll be taking care of a centuries old house that called to me when I was a kid. It's just temporary, I tell myself. It'll just be for a while.

That is, until I learn what the house really is, something I never could've imagined.

Thankfully forty isn't too old to start an adventure, because that's exactly what I do. A very dangerous adventure that will change my life forever. I have a chance to start again, and this time, I make the rules.

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Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene is the first in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction series Leveling Up. This series features a forty-year-old woman starting anew. Travel with her to a small-town with secrets. Supernatural elements, life decisions and magic await you…..

Recently divorced and in need of a do-over, Jacinta accepts a position as caretaker of Ivy House, an old mansion she visited as a teen. Between the strange butler, groundskeeper and talkative next-door neighbor, things aren’t looking dull. They along with Austin, the local bar-owner, soon expose Jacinta to a world she thought belonged only in movies and books.

It is such fun having an older heroine as the main protagonist bonus points for the added paranormal woo-woo. Jancita doesn’t know it, but if the house chooses her, she will awaken its magic….

Ivy House is filled with magic, and I loved exploring the rooms and secret passages and unique surprises. I cannot wait to learn more. The town is home to misfit supernaturals, and all are protected by Austin Steele, a lone alpha shifter. Unfortunately Jacinta is a Jane (non-magical type) and unaware of their world. Mr. Tom, her butler, and Niamh, her neighbor will need to bring her up to speed all while following the Ivy House rules.

There is a budding romance, one I imagine will progress over the series. It offers chemistry and promise.

Humor, romance, unique character and a small-town filled with sups made for an interesting read. I am looking forward to the next novel in the Leveling Up trilogy.

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15 Responses to “Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene”

  1. Katherine

    Oh this sounds good! I’m really intrigued by the paranormal women’s fiction genre. It sounds like just the kind of book I’m in the mood for.

  2. Nicci

    I’ve seen this one recommended by various authors I enjoy but hadn’t seen any bloggers feeding back on it yet! Glad that it was a good one. I think I may check it out. 🙂

  3. sjhigbee

    I love the sound of this one – an older heroine having to pick up the remains of her life and start again… with magic! Thank you for a great review:))

  4. Lover of Romance

    I haven’t seen a paranormal women’s fiction novel before….so intrigued by this. Its so wonderful to have a story filled with such promise.

  5. Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

    This sounds fun. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’ve read others with the over 40 heroine and loved them like Cloudy with a chance of Witchcraft… I’ll be diving into all of them and picking this one up. Great review!

  6. Nadene

    This sounds delightful. I noticed you have been reading quite a few of these lately. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

    • Kimberly

      Yes, 13 authors all released their first book together. They have a fun Facebook group too.