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Review: Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1) by K.F. Breene #PWF #2020AudiobookChallenge

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Hello Avid Readers, it’s time for another mini review, today it’s Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene.

Magical Midlife Madness is part of a new reading genre – Paranormal Women’s Fiction or PWF for short. 13 amazing paranormal romanceurban fantasy and paranormal cozy mystery authors have teamed up to write books where the protagonist is a woman in her 40s or older. As a menopausal woman within spitting distance of the big 5-0, I’m overjoyed at this new genre and can’t wait to buy them all! (You can check out the ones I’ve read by following the tag PWF.)

Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉  This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs).

Ok enough rambling, on with my thoughts about…

Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1) by K.F. Breene

Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene Narrated by Nicole Poole

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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I Couldn’t Stop Reading This Fantastic Book!

I’m already a fan of K. F. Breene’s books and her writing style. Her stories tick every box for me; intelligent writing style that’s easy to read, main characters with depth of personality that I can connect to and believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, believable background story and setting and a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery. As a menopausal woman, I love that this series will have an older protagonist and supporting characters.

I’ve listened to audiobooks narrated by Nicole Poole before and I loved her performance in Magical Midlife Madness. The pace that she read the book, how she poured in the relevant emotion for the different scenes was fantastic. There’s a strong core cast of characters in this story. Nicole’s performance brought each of them to life. She showcased their personalities while giving them each suitably different voices when reading the dialogue.

Due to the graphic nature of some violent scenes, I’d recommend this book to adults who are OK reading that sort of thing. If you enjoy second coming-of-age stories for older, independent and capable heroines. Like strong alpha heroes and a generous helping of banter and humour. In addition to realistic issues for the over 40s all within a paranormal adventure, then this book may be your next favourite read. It’s certainly left me wanting to read the next book – Magical Midlife Dating. I’ll also be checking out the other books available in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF) genre.

Buy MAGICAL MIDLIFE MADNESS (or the rest of the Leveling Up series) in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources, including:

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible

or download for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

(Im part of Amazon , Audible , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes. Consequently when you use my links to buy something, I’ll get a (very) small % from the sale.)
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Author - K.F. Breene

K.F. Breene is a Wall Street JournalUSA TodayWashington Post, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy novels. With over two 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.

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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. 😉

Bye for now,

Flora x

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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 -

(4) Comments

  1. […] by MaryJanice Davidson ~ Storm Front by Jim Butcher ~ Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie ~ Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene ~ Hammered by Kevin […]

  2. Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF) a great idea whose time has come – Happy Dance!

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    You know what Flora? That one seems empowering! LOL

  4. Okay, okay. i am officially freaking out about the idea of this new genre. Life does not end at 35 and some books will finally show that! Yay!

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