Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong
(Women of the Otherworld)

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From one of today’s most original writers comes the mesmerizing tale of an exceptional young woman caught up in an otherworldly realm where some will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world’s most powerful elite organizations—the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige’s wildest antics can’t hold a candle to those of her new charge—an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil...and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder—and frame Paige for the crime. It’s an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.

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About Kelley Armstrong

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When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story begins with Sea of Shadows.Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. All of her novels for teens have been New York Times bestsellers. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.
Published October 31, 2006 by Bantam. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Unlike the Wizard of Oz , the witches in this sexy supernatural romance, including the murdered mother of 23-year-old heroine Paige Winterbourne, are not evil entities inhabiting a fairy tale land.

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Paige Winterbourne is still reeling from the death of her mother, but has moved on the best she can.

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SF Site

She was killed, and so now Savannah and Paige live together in a typical teen-mother (or maybe older sister, since Paige isn't much older) relationship, Savannah testing the boundaries constantly.

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SF Site

At the conclusion of Stolen, Elena, Paige, and the rest of the supernatural interracial council rescued Savannah and destroyed the facility that was kidnapping supernaturals.

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Paige Winterbourne has spent much of her twenty-threes years of life in trouble with the Elders who felt her defiant ways made her unfit to succeed her highly regarded mother as head of the American Coven of Witches.

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He’s willing to take her using all the Cabals resources from legal means to direct attacks by cabal witches.

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We met Paige in book 2, Paige is not a likable girl.

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