The Para-Portage of Emily

The Para-Portage of Emily

Shadow Seduction Series Book One

Fiction - Paranormal
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 12/22/2015
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Author Biography

Muffy, likened in style to one of the Bronte sisters and Anne Rice, is an award winning bestselling author of provocative romance about love, sex, hope and passion. An American author of the popular Shadow Seduction Series (a paranormal love story) and the Ribbons of Moonlight Series (a contemporary romance), she has penned more than a dozen other books and anthology collections.

Muffy was born in Texas to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and 'came of age' in France which forged her joie de vivre and love for books and writing. Married and living in the tropical paradise of SW Florida along the Gulf Coast, Muffy writes and enjoys life in the sun with her husband and wee Havanese pup, Burt.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite

It all started with death. Emily Macque's Uncle John died and she was sent by her father's law firm to handle his probate, personal affairs, and summer estate. She was also sent there to rest as she was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. Such is the beginning of Muffy Wilson's The Para-Portage of Emily. Emily's stay was supposed to be uneventful. However, as she dug deeper, she uncovered more than what was normal. Muffy Wilson wrote about a love which transcends time. In the Para-Portage of Emily, this love was put under scrutiny and was explained thoroughly.

The novel was exquisitely done. It was written with such grace that even when it took time to uncover all the mysteries, it was worth it in the end. The dialogues were cleanly written, too. This was a book I had the pleasure of savoring. How Muffy Wilson wrote it will give readers the right feel. The sensitive details were written with such grace that it didn't sound too much. In terms of the characters, they were like real life people. They were suitable for the story and not out of place. As far as I'm concerned, I'm in love with Emily. In addition to that, I was torn between Colin and Cooper. Overall, I think The Para-Portage of Emily is a wonderful, seductive read. It's definitely a page-turner. If you are a fan of romance, this book is an indulgence. It was mine.

Jack Magnus

The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1 is a romantic paranormal thriller written by Muffy Wilson. Emily Macque is a successful attorney and a partner in her father’s law firm, and she seemed to have it all -- until she was diagnosed with a serious and potentially fatal heart condition. Her father has asked her to handle his recently deceased partner’s probate and legal matters relating to his estate on a remote island in Lake Michigan. It’s the dead of winter, and the lake is filled with ice floes. Emily is not at all comfortable with the idea of taking the car ferry out to the middle of nowhere, but she has Barkley, her Havanese pup, with her for companionship, and she knows getting some rest is crucial for her very survival. When she finally arrives at the island, she’s enchanted by the timeless atmosphere of the place and soon feels a deep connection, as though she belongs there. That feeling intensifies when she actually arrives at Uncle John’s estate.

Muffy Wilson’s romantic paranormal thriller, The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1, is an atmospheric and haunting tale about a young woman whose professional successes have been achieved at the cost of her personal life. Wilson’s picturesque descriptions of the island’s natural beauty and community made me long to move there, even if the winter season does sound quite harsh and unforgiving. I especially enjoyed the background story of Colin Jorgenson, the maritime captain who built much of Uncle John’s estate and pined away after the untimely death of his beloved wife. I found it deepened the suspense and mood as Emily finds herself courted in her dreams. This is a highly sensual and erotic story that is not appropriate for young readers nor for those who prefer squeaky-clean romance; however, the sexual interludes are both loving and respectful, and I did not find them at all offensive. While I found the ending a bit abrupt, I’m willing to wait and see what happens in the next book in the series. The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1 is highly recommended.

Kim Anisi

The Para-Portage of Emily (Shadow Seduction Series Book 1) by Muffy Wilson tells the story of Emily, who has serious heart problems and is sent to sort out her dead uncle's estate and papers, so she would not have too much stress and find some time to relax away from what might cause her serious health problems. What nobody expected was that there was more to the estate she surprisingly inherited. There are shadows and dreams whose touch feel more real than the real world. There is the portrait of a woman who looks very much like Emily, and an intriguing love story from the past. Will the mystery be good for Emily's weak heart? Was it really such a good idea to send her to a remote island with so many unknown factors? And who is that man from her dreams?

While I enjoyed the general plot of The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson, there was a bit too much detailed sex involved in it for me. Apart from this point, the novel was a very good read with vivid descriptions that made it quite easy to imagine the surroundings and people very well. There was a sense of suspense throughout most of the book which made it hard to stop turning the pages, and generally speaking, I wouldn't mind reading more books like this.

Lisa McCombs

When lovely Emily Macque, successful lawyer in her own right, inherits her uncle’s mansion on the coast of icy Lake Michigan, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with the isolated beauty of the island which houses the property. A city girl through and through, Emily is immediately transfixed with her new home. She visits the island and the mansion solely to finalize the paperwork involved in her father’s request to do so. Although she was relatively close to her uncle, Emily’s lawyer father is her one true champion; ever mindful of his daughter’s health, happiness, and business success. She tells him everything. But what happens on the shores of her private island and magical mansion are not subjects she is willing to divulge, even to her father. In an attempt to gain more knowledge of the lore of the past occupants of Mariner’s Maiden, Emily falls under the seductive spell of the ghostly Colin, who has mistaken her for his lost love Amalya, the inspiration for the magical statue that guards the gates of the mansion. Why can’t Emily fall for a human lover rather than the abstract spirit who haunts her?

I thoroughly enjoyed Emily's story. This offers an old-world charm of Victorian writing found in the romance classics of Bronte. Muffy Wilson has created a magical combination of romance and erotica in the most tasteful manner imaginable. The Para-Portage of Emily: Shadow Seduction Series, Volume 1 is a rare combination of ghost story fantasy that pulls the reader into a complex tale without the stigma of pornography while maintaining all of the elements of a sexy read. I am anxious for the second installment of Wilson’s series.

Carol Coetzee

The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson is the story of Emily Macque. As a young lawyer who works for her father's law firm, Emily is sent to an island estate to handle the estate of her father's late partner, John Matheson. She enjoys the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the local inhabitants. Emily is a strong willed, yet disciplined character who becomes fascinated with the history of the house and the island, delving deeply into the sad, enthralling story. A sad story regarding previous owners of the home makes itself known through a wonderfully twisting, weaving and engrossing tale that will leave you gasping for more! Colin Jorgensen and his endearing love for his wife, Amalya, is an incredibly poignant story. I was glad to notice that this is book one and would love to know where the next book is heading!

The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson is a fascinating, gripping and intricately thought out novel. Eloquent writing, with beautifully described scenes, and interesting little crumbs scattered throughout - look for them as they are leading somewhere - make for an interesting, enticing read. A haunting, ethereal romance, with paranormal events, intrigue, mystery and a fascinating, winding, complicated plot, all set out to grab you by the shoulders and keep you reading. A ghostly character and an incredible yearning permeate the book, which I found really touching. The characters are delightful, and sometimes quirky, well developed and entirely realistic. Lots of tantalizingly, dangerous, other-worldly and sensuous scenes. A lovely, enjoyable read.