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Masks & Mirrors



Ian Black’s commitment to safeguarding Earth has come at a price. His career as an illusionist is at a standstill and attending to the planet’s needs has distanced him from his best friend, his guardians, and the woman he loves. When presented with an opportunity to perform, Ian seizes the chance. But moments before he takes the stage, Ian encounters the mysterious Jaered and a rebel force fighting to protect Earth alongside the Weir.

Jaered is determined to stop a malevolent Weir from releasing a drug capable of wiping out the last vestiges of their race and plunging Earth into self-destruction. But when Jaered is willing to sacrifice an innocent child to obtain the drug for himself, Ian risks everything to uncover the secrets of the rebel forces and their true intentions for Earth’s survival.

Sue DuffAuthor Bio:

Sue has been writing since high school but never became serious about it until a skiing accident laid her up for an entire summer and she turned on the word processor to combat the boredom. A couple years later, her first urban fantasy novel, Fade to Black, was a finalist in the RMFW Colorado Gold Writing Contest. By day, she’s a dedicated speech-language therapist in an inner city school district to pay the bills but her life as a writer is her true passion and the creative outlet keeps her sane.

Sue is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and The Pikes Peak Writers. Her creativity extends into her garden and the culinary arts. She is the second oldest of six girls with an avid reader mom and her dad, the family’s single drop of testosterone in a sea of estrogen. Fate thought it hilarious to give her a son but maternal instincts swing both ways and she didn’t break the little bugger. She lives in Colorado with her miniature dachshund, Snickers and hears from her son, Jonathan whenever he needs something.

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Masks & Mirrors continues right after Fade to Black and there is so much going on. Aeros is trying to get a formula to kill all Weirs so he can have full access to the Earth’s core. Jaered is trying to keep his ties to the rebel’s secret but gets put in a hard position when he tries to get the formula for Aeros. There is also a lot more about Jaered that gives you a different angle from meeting him in Fade to Black.

Then there is Ian. He is still fighting with his limitations and his love for Rayne. Ian keeps trying to keep everything going but just keeps running into one thing after another. Then, he is brought into a plot to help Patrick’s mother’s friend and her son disappear to keep him safe from the people that her husband has dealing with, Ian doesn’t realize how far into trouble he is going to be getting.

I really liked Masks & Mirrors. It was a great follow up to Fade to Black, but I do recommend reading them close to each other. I was a little lost and had to figure out what was going on in the first couple chapters. After that, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough; I just had to find out what is next.

This is a great series. I really like how nature and the Earth play into it without being too over bearing. There are great characters and I really like how there is so much more to them. This is one series that I recommend to readers of fantasy and paranormal romances. You will not be disappointed.

For more information on Masks & Mirrors, The Weir Chronicles or Sue Duff be sure to check out Amazon, Goodreads and Sue’s website.

I received this book for free from Samantha Lien with Roger Charlie.

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