Books & Reviews

Magical Gains
- Eternal Press - March 2011

(Magic Series #1)

Her wish is his command....

Magical Gains was awarded Highly Commended Best First book in the IP Picks award 2009.

  "A compelling, fresh and original fantasy story that combines magic, fairytales, romance and humour. Set in  both Perth and Kuching in an alternate dimension, the story overflows with creativity and originality. Nicola Sheridan manages to articular both tension and humour masterfully, and creates lively, authentic characters with complex emotions and relationships. "Magical Gains" is visually stimulating and evocative, with almost  tangible smells and tastes and a smooth blend of fantasy and reality. Here is an enthralling, engaging story that is a completely different take on fantasy". IP News, eNews 41 (http://www.ipoz/News/eNews41.htm)

"If you're looking for something inventive and new in the PNR genre then give Magical Gains a go. It's a fresh, funny, fantastic read with a healthy dose of sexy thrown in. I can't wait for the second book in the series, Magical Creations.http://strangecandyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-magical-gains-by-nicola-e.html

In a world where magic items are taxed, Primrose becomes the unwilling owner of a genie lamp and it’s sexy occupant. Primrose is not happy about it and to boot she has some problems due to a domineering ex. So what’s a girl to do with a handsome genie? Take advantage or send him back to where he came from? Sheridan provides a great paranormal romance with all the magical trimmings. This is a sure delight to all those who love to read about magical beings and romance of course. Sheridan also did her homework in magical beings as she brings back some beings that we only sometimes hear about in fairytales or myths. Be sure to pick up Magical Gains and plunge yourself in the magic and passion. http://thepenmuse.net/archives/2953

Magical Creations
- Eternal Press - October 2011

(Magic Series #2)

Can true love free your soul?

Magical Creations

What a unique story and interesting characters. My question to you is, do you get tired of reading about the same paranormal creatures all the time? If you do, "Magical Creations" is definitely great book to break up that monotony...

"Magical Creations" is a romance based on the sub-character of Omar from "Magical Gains"

Sometimes freedom comes with a painful price.

Omar is a ‘masterless’ Genie and freedom has given him an Achilles heel no enemy can miss. When desperation drives him to search for services of a Nephilim – with the ability to see, touch and take souls - Omar finds the sassy Antigone Watson who is running from demons of her own.

With magic a commodity to be governed, sold and stolen just like any other, the Magical Mafia  are always on the look-out for new talent and soon the hunt is on. Together, Omar and Antigone realize that weakness of the flesh can be remedied by strength from the soul and true love can be born of dreams…

(...and for those of you wondering, Antigone is pronounced An-tig-uh-nee)

Mimosa Black
- Eternal Press - December 2011

When nature rules your head, can you follow your heart?

Mimosa Black

Mimosa Black is set in the world Sheridan created in her novels and expands on it just a little. I was sucked into the novella and when I finished I found myself desperate for more. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13275182-mimosa-black#other_reviews

In a world where magical creatures are as rare as a spotty teen at a supermarket checkout, being one quarter Harpy shouldn’t be a problem.
Unfortunately for Mimosa Black, this is not the case. Combining her failed marriage, inability to fly, and unrequited crush on her childhood friend, Bo Elliot – Mimosa’s existence is less than idyllic.

Things however, are rarely as they seem. Bo has a secret and when Mimosa falters, his secret is revealed.  Yet in their darkest moments, where bad magic lurks, love is never far away. Mimosa and Bo do have a chance at happiness, if they're selfless enough to find it...

Magical Redemption - November 2012

(Magic Series #3)

She would forfeit her soul for his love...

Magical Redemption

"Magical Redemption is a pacey and exciting read with characters to fall in love with."
Loretta Hill, author of "The Girl in Steel Capped Boots"

"Magic, myth and mayhem collide in the quirky story of unlikely love". Shona Husk, author of "The Goblin King"

"Magical Redemption" is a romance based on the sub-character of Lucian from "Magical Creations"

When magic is heavily taxed and traceable, a Genie can't expect good working conditions. So when Jinx finds herself the Genie of the coldly handsome Demonspawn, Lucian, she knows she's in for a rough time.

Lucian is being hunted by the Magical Mafia, otherwise known as the "Family". Years ago he pledged himself to serve, but in a moment of weakness betrayed them. Now, unable to live or love freely, Lucian finds himself falling for Jinx, but knows a future between them is impossible. As they hide from incredible and malevolent Magical Beings they search for a way to be together before fate and the Family separate them forever.