Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison
Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children’s cries for help. After all, they’re werewolf cubs, and he’s an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic.
Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon’s bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs’ alpha, a man named Gray Townsend.
The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn’t have much choice about it—or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon’s help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings—before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.
Review by Paulina Woods
Who doesn't love a mage? I play video games and my character is always the battle mage. They can fight with the mind as well as the body. They are sensitive to all other types of supernatural beings and above all they can bend the laws of physics. Poppy Dennison brings to life a world were all magical beings live away from each other and if they do interact it's punishable by each of the High Councils. Her characters are honestly real with fears, sorrows and the need to keep family close and protected.
Gray Townsend is the alpha of the High Moon Pack and has a terrible problem, some of his pack cubs are missing including his son. When they are found, by a mage, he is torn between his feelings for this man and his need to protect his family. In a twist of fate the mage is needed to find the demon responsible for the kidnapping, good news for Gray.
Simon Osborne is a mage apprentice about to come into his powers. He hears the cries of young children and without any thoughts of his own safety he goes to help. With a little magic, which had me laughing, Simon was able to get the children away and back to their pack. When he sees Gray for the first time there is an instant attraction but he fears the Mage Council and returns home.
Two men thrown together during a time of crisis forge a relationship that is solid and builds a very unorthodox family. From the werewolf who mated a mage to the vampire/mage grandfather this book will keep you entertained until the last page.