Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
Inborn Magic is the first novella in the Hidden Coven Series, written by Kim McDougall. After a fire-lighting spell goes awry, Bobbi Cole lies paralyzed, but conscious, at her home. Her rescuers come in the form of Quinn and Abilene Mason, who’d sensed the witch on the brink of death. After being whisked away to a hidden coven, Bobbi is given a chance to not only recuperate, but also see full-powered, majestically performed witchcraft in action, en masse, whilst also gaining a substantial amount of knowledge about Pagan Sabbats, rituals, celebrations, light and dark magic ... and the evils which have been unleashed, destined to destroy all that is left of the original coven members. Bobbi’s strength returns and she senses the dangers surrounding them all. With time running out, Bobbi must find a way to convince the coven members that she can be an asset while, at the same time, discovering a new love which could possibly be real. As screaming pierces the air, it may already be too late.
It is rare that I find a Pagan romance which is so action-packed and well written. Kim McDougall brightens a dark path, filled with mystery and suspense, as an unskilled witch is determined to complete her journey, all while blocking out the negativity which surrounds her. The detail written into the sabbats, esbats, rituals and the Pagan faith is astounding, warming my heart to its very core. Whether as a solitary practitioner or a member of a coven, wielding the power of witchcraft is a wondrous thing, engulfing true followers with an unseen, undefeatable force of wisdom, truth and, in the case of Inborn Magic, history of the craft and a romance, the likes of which has never before been seen. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every twist and turn of Inborn Magic, and recommend it to fans of the paranormal, followers of Paganism, and devotees of true love.