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Magical Midlife Invasion (Leveling Up #3) by K.F. Breene #Review #PWF #2021AudiobookChallenge

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Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Magical Midlife Invasion by K. F. Breene. The third book in her paranormal romance series, Leveling Up.

What’s Magical Midlife Invasion about?

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Title: Magical Midlife Invasion by K. F. Breene
Series: Leveling Up #3
Published by Hazy Dawn Press on 17 November, 2020
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes
No. of Pages: 362

Jessie is well on her way to learning her new life and settling in. The tough alpha, Austin, has joined her team, and she has painstakingly learned to fly. At the moment, life couldn’t get any better.
But it can get a whole lot…more irritating.

Her parents have decided to visit. They don’t know anything about magic, about Jessie’s new digs, or about the crazy crew living in and around Jessie’s house. She must do everything in her power to keep the truth away from them.

Which would be much easier without the unfelt presence lurking within Ivy House’s borders. It seems an enemy has figured out a way to magically bypass Ivy House’s defenses. Jessie is completely exposed.

The real battle, however, won’t be with the incoming force. It will be between Mr. Tom and Jessie’s mom, each intent on being the most helpful. Mr. Tom might have met his match, and he is not pleased.

Just when things were finally settling down, Jessie is in the thick of it again, and this time, the turmoil is all around her.


Source: Bought
Formats Available: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal Link ¦ Audible*

Audible Review in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2021

Magical Midlife Invasion is another book in the new reading genre, Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF). Visit my PWF page to find out more about this trend-setting genre.

What did I think about it?

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I devoured this story from beginning to end.

I’m already a fan of K. F. Breene’s books. I love her writing style and her stories tick all my boxes. Breene has an intelligent writing style that’s easy to read. Her main characters have realistic personalities that I can’t help but root for. She also writes great supporting characters that contribute towards the protagonist’s growth and the plot. I love the believable background stories and settings in her books and marvel at the balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery she creates.

Nicole Poole is a fantastic narrator.

I like the pace at which Nicole reads and the emotions she conveys. Her performance was outstanding for this audiobook; bringing the story and characters to life. There are some very unique characters in this series, and the voices she has created for them all are very impressive. Their personality shines through. Nicole transported me into each and every scene.

As a menopausal woman within spitting distance of the big 5-0, I love that this series has an older protagonist and supporting characters.

Jessie is a woman who’s comfortable in her own skin and has the confidence of life experience behind her. However, as everyone knows, change is a big part of life, how we react and deal with it is the key to personal growth. I loved how Jessie dealt with the situations in this book, how she’s learning and growing into her new magical position.

Magical Midlife Invasion builds on the previous books.

The threads running through the series and the ones that begin and end in this book were enthralling and entertaining. I loved listening to Jessie stumble through her parental visit while trying to keep the magic hidden from them. It created some very entertaining scenes.

Be Warned: There are some darker scenes, including violence and scary-ass killer dolls.

I’d recommend Magical Midlife Invasion to adults who enjoy coming-of-age stories with older protagonists. Readers who love older, independent, capable heroines and strong alpha heroes. Plots with a generous helping of banter, humour and realistic issues for the over 40s within a paranormal adventure.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the next audiobook – Magical Midlife Love – and check out the other books available in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF) genre.

Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

Leveling Up by K. F. Breene

Books in the Series

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Keep reading to find out about K. F. Breene.

About K. F. Breene

Author - K.F. Breene

K.F. Breene is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Amazon Most Sold Charts and #1 Kindle Store bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and fantasy novels. With over three million books sold, when she's not penning stories about magic and what goes bump in the night, she's sipping wine and planning shenanigans.

She lives in Northern California with her husband, two children and out of work treadmill.

And because this is a review for an audiobook, here’s the narrator’s bio, Nicole Poole.

About Nicole Poole

Narrator - Nicole Poole

Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been a member of the critically acclaimed Walter Thompson Orchestra for over fifteen years, and recently became a member of the Parisian groups SPOUMJ and Anitya. She is honored to have been recognized for her narration by an AudioFile Earphones Award, a Publisher's Weekly Listen-Up Award, and nomination for an Audie Award.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts, I really appreciate it. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉  Find out why I love this genre so much and which bestselling authors are championing Paranormal Women’s Fiction.

K. F. Breene has written many stories that I loved. You can find her on my Favourite Authors page. Before you leave, check out which amazing authors I’ve mentioned as my favourites.

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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