🎧 Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones

November 10th, 2022 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

10th Nov

Narrated by Traci Odom, Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones is the fourth audiobook in the Betwixt & Between paranormal women’s fiction series. This time, our bestie Annette Osmund tries to learn more about her father with the aid of the house. Humor, swoons and suspense await you!

🎧 Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones
Moonlight and Magic
by Darynda Jones
Series: Betwixt & Between #4
Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 5 hours and 22 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Women's Fiction
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Fortysomething Annette Osmund always knew she was psychic. She's not, but that didn't stop her from giving those nonexistent abilities her all. What she is, however, is a very powerful witch who has just inherited magics she never dreamed possible.

Starting over in a new town with her BFF has been an adventure. Defiance's status as a powerful type of witch called a charmling has kept Annette busy. But while Deph, a seeker, is still learning to use her magics, to control the power at her fingertips, Annette is overcome with powers of her own. Turns out, her being besties with Deph was not an accident. They were drawn to each other even before their powers emerged, and Annette learns she is also a charmling, a healer, and an alchemist. But what does that even mean?

Fortunately, there's one way to find out. She consults the house they're living in. Or, more to the point, the delicious entity haunting the house. Because, like her, he was once an alchemist. Maybe he will have the answers she so desperately seeks before she kills someone. The fact that he was once a stunning specimen of masculinity has nothing whatsoever to do with her desire to learn from a man who may or may not have been a powerful warlock.

Humor magical paranormal SUSPENSE

In the fourth book, we change perspectives and delve into Annette’s story. Annette recently discovered her magic and has questions. After all that we have learned about her, I was excited to dive in.

Narrated by Traci Odom, Annette goes to visit her mother for answers. Namely, who her daddy is. The story that unfolds has suspense, answers and a romance that delighted me.

Jones blends snarky humor into these tales and Annette is a hoot, but it was neat to witness her on her own in Arizona. Her magic is very new and with no training things backfire. I loved the demon we meet, and the two mystery threads we follow. Annette will have to test her skills, fix problems, and trust her instincts. No spoilers, so you’ll have to listen yourself.

For fans of the series, we get updates on Defiance and the gang back in Salem. We also get some news that tugged at my heartstrings. I am hoping we will learn more.

The romance was swoony, and unique, and I grinned a lot. It felt genuine and has me invested. I am looking forward to seeing what develops in the next installment.

Traci Odom gave voice to Annette and the other characters, perfectly capturing the scenes, tones and emotions. In my experience, listening only enhances these stories.

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

About Traci Odom

Traci Odom

Traci Odom, an American-born actor and voice artist, has built a successful career that spans decades. As a stage, film, and television actor, she has played everything from a tree to an Irish setter to a lawyer, but it is as a veteran narrator of more than fifty-five audiobooks that she has truly found her voice, inviting her listeners into the worlds of romance, witchcraft, devilry, and vampirism. To relax in her spare time, she daydreams of becoming the first female American Ninja Warrior—but then she would have to get off her couch to make that dream a reality, so she lives out her daydreams in her professional life, both on camera and on microphone. Working in close collaboration with her authors, she brings their creations to life with dynamic energy and commitment.

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15 Responses to “🎧 Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones”

    • Kimberly

      Oh, I cannot wait to read your thoughts on Charley. I scheduled the day off for every release of the series..LOL

  1. Wendy

    I’ve heard so many great things about Darynda Jones, but I haven’t read anything by her yet. I need to fix that.

  2. Jen

    While I enjoyed this one, I felt completely opposite of you regarding the romance. I also was frustrated by some of the actions (or inactions) in the story. But I did enjoy learning more about Annette and now that I’m used to her being the new narrator, I think I’ll enjoy the next one more. Thanks for your review!