Magic, humor, romance and eight hot bachelors --what more can you ask for? Johnson's superb debut heralds the beginning of a wonderfully sexy and tremendously engaging new series. Each of these charming, if hot-headed, brothers deserves his own book. Finding the common ground within cultures makes this one entertaining, and the dark thread of danger promises more exciting thrills.
Trapped in an arson fire, 21st-century businesswoman Kelly Doyle is saved by magical intervention. Morganen, the youngest, but most powerful, of eight mage brothers, yanks her across dimensions to save her in the hopes that she
is the woman destined for his older brother Saber.
A series of magical prophecies regarding the brothers portend disaster if they fall in love. Fear of that disaster has forced them into exile. Kelly's arrival causes chaos, but despite being the only woman on the island, she's no pushover and soon starts whipping the brothers and their run-down castle into shape. With both an unknown enemy and the foretold disaster on the horizon, dare Kelly and Saber give in to their growing feelings? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Feb., 384 pp., $14.00)