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Birthspell (Lebrus Stone #1) by Miriam Khan

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He’s bad news. Full of himself, brutally honest and arrogant. Under that gorgeous mask is something dark and twisted, and he’s claimed me as his victim.

When orphan Crystal visits a great aunt she’s just met in Blacksville, West Virginia, she sets some rules for herself:

#1 – Don’t get too close to anyone.
#2 – Don’t expect too much.
#3 – Don’t fall for the town’s bad boy like everyone else.

While she finds the last one frustrating, Crystal has no intention of giving into any weaknesses. That is until she’s told there’s a curse that’s been running through her family for generations, and it seems the one she needs to avoid is the key to bringing it to an end.

Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her from the side of magical beings, and she’s crossing it.

But she learns rules are in place for a reason. The hidden world in the seemingly small and innocent town goes far beyond the one she knows and understands.  It’s a world where humans once visited and have been warned not to return.  Ever.


It’s been a while since I’ve read a paranormal so I couldn’t wait to read this one with a broody bad boy in it.  It was a bit slow in spots, but it kept me captivated enough to finish it.

A love triangle involving an unsuspecting heroine, a rich and angsty bad boy, and a charming homeless boy. The question is who is her protector and who is there to harm her? 

Crystal grew up in a group home thinking she had no family to speak of…until Aunt Isobel showed up and invited her to Thorncrest Manor in the small town of Blacksville, West Virginia. What she finds is a wealthy family of strange and rude relatives who want to run her life and a number of locals who know more about her past than she does. Add in realistic nightmares full of danger and mayhem and you have a magical mystery that leaves you hanging at the end.

Overall, this is a mysterious and odd story with a supernatural vibe full of unusual events, freaky visions, and bizarre characters. If you like paranormals that will leave you guessing with a cliffhanger ending, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Khan for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Miriam is from England and is from a family of six siblings. Birthspell is her debut novel and began as an idea she woke up with in 2008. After many years of trying to perfect the story, a shortened version was published in 2014 by a small press in the States, and was named, The Lebrus Stone.

The book went on to be adored by many and even reached the top ten hotlist for YA Paranormal Romances in the famously know WATTPAD within weeks of its partial upload, bringing together fans screaming and begging for more of Cray and Crystal.

Miriam has now decided to republish the book with a new title, cover and original (longer) manuscript, and is eager to see how it will be received.

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