Burned by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel (The Baine Chronicles Book 1), by Jasmine Walt
214 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 54 reviews

"This is an exciting romp with strong, well-rounded characters and innovative worldbuilding. Sunaya is an intriguing personality with a tough, startlingly modern voice that is consistently vivid and rich. The conflict between the shifters, mages, and humans is layered and morally complex, and impacts the characters' relationships to one another, particularly the romance between Sunaya and Iannis. I appreciated Burned by Magic for both its fresh prose style and its lively characters, and I can't wait for the sequel to explore unanswered questions left at the end of the book." -- Amazon Reviewer

In the city of Solantha, mages rule absolute, with shifters considered second-class citizens and humans something in between. No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.

Sunaya Baine, a shifter-mage hybrid, has managed to keep her unruly magic under wraps for the last twenty-four years. But while chasing down a shifter-hunting serial killer, she loses control of her magic in front of witnesses, drawing the attention of the dangerous and enigmatic Chief Mage.

Locked up in the Chief Mage's castle and reduced to little more than a lab rat, Sunaya resists his attempts to analyze and control her at every turn. But she soon realizes that to regain her freedom and catch the killer, she must overcome her hatred of mages and win the most powerful mage in the city to her side.

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I'm obsessed with books, chocolate, and sharp, pointy objects. Somehow, those three things melded together in my head and transformed into a desire to write. Usually fantastical stuff, with a healthy dose of action and romance. My characters are a little (okay, a lot) on the snarky side, and they swear, but they mean well. Even the villains sometimes. When I'm not working on my next book, you can find me working on my dao sword form, spending time with my family, or binge-watching superhero shows on Netflix. I love to hear from my readers, so if you've got a question or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me via my website at www.jasminewalt.com.