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Smart men quit while they’re ahead - they lay low and hope disaster blows on by them. Not me. Especially when disaster seems to follow me and my soulmate Havoc, a demon I bound to me 300 years ago with my magic. 

The dark mage Geoff is back from the dead and creating chaos by devouring the hearts of people with magical abilities, giving him overwhelming power as his followers grow. And since I’m one of the strongest mages alive and am leading the resistance against him, he’s coming for me next. Oh, and it might have something to do with the fact that I was also the one who originally killed him. But you can’t blame me; the guy needed to die. 

Havoc and I, along with our unlikely band of...(I don’t want to say heroes, I can’t give them that much credit) annoyances will stop at nothing to end the destruction. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a sexy demon by my side every step of the way. For the first time in 300 years, I’m finally with the person meant for me, and I will do anything to keep from losing him. 

Familiar Beginnings is a 63k word sequel to Happy Endings. Contains a powerful mage who just wants to be left in peace, a mysterious curly-haired troublemaker, gargoyles that are literally dumber than stone, a river trip that doesn’t feel at all like a vacation, and a “cat” with some unusual features and deadly claws.

©2020 Alice Winters (P)2021 Alice Winters

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very entertaining

this series is full of intrigue, suspense and humor with great character development and plot.

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Had me laugh crying hysterically…

people thought I was crazy. Not kidding. You should have seen the looks I got but I couldn’t stop laughing. Love this story, Miles will never let you down.

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Love love love it!!!!

This was a fun series! The characters are great and unique. I wish there were more books coming in the series. I’m sure there are more adventures they could get up to. The “cat” was a Menace that made me laugh so hard!!!! If you like fictional beings you’ll love this.

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Love this series

Narrator does an excellent job being this series to life. I hope we see Miles, Havoc, Menace and the gang again.

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I love this!

This book is awesome! It kept my interest all the way through. I love it, and I hope there's going to be more in this series!

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HAVOC AND MILES FOREVER

I love them. I love their “cat”. I love their friends. And I love their love. Such a good sequel- so good I’ve read it twice ;)

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Wonderful characters and narration

An absolute pleasure to listen and immerse yourself in a different world with fun, quirky characters and a fabulous narration.

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hilariously great

I am in love with Miles and Havoc. This book is sweet sexy serious and salacious. fantastic narration as well

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I LOVE this series

I want more of this series! I LOVE the characters - Alice writes such great group interactions. I love the sass and snark and dynamics. I really think that Alice is an author whose works need to be truly enjoyed in audio format. The narrators she picks really brings the characters to life and you get to hear all that snark and hilarity. HIGHLY recommend this series!

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Entertaining

Extremely entertaining and just as good as the first one. Hopefully there’s another book to come.

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  • Mary
  • 05-27-21

A mess

While I generally enjoy Alice Winter's tales, this book was a mess of cliches. Yes, there were some funny, snarky moments, but they could not save this book for me. There was nothing original in the story, just a bunch of paranormal story cliches thrown together with far too many characters. The last hour and a half felt like she was desperate to get the story finished no matter how it was cobbled together. A big disappointment, despite the great narration.

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  • MyRev-u
  • 06-25-21

Excellent

Absolutely loved this book. Excellent author and narrator. Funny and a great start to the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-20-21

Hilarious

The story and the narrator are just awesome! Characterisation is brilliant and I found myself grinning like a maniac most of the way through. I can recommend reading the books too, as well as listening to them. Fab!

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  • Matt
  • 06-11-21

This series is the bomb

I loved these books so much. The first one was Awsome and the second one was just as Awsome!!

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  • M86
  • 06-08-21

Awesome

Greg does these characters so well, the inflictions and emotion into his voices adds another wonderful dimension. This book is awesome, I loved this edition and hope that it’s not the last. I adore Etienne and Leo. Alice needs to make more books, I love that Miles can share and relive memories especially with Havoc and the way that they use this as an escape from their problems and a way to bond as a couple it’s really lovely. Evan is so wonderful odd. I had a cat very similar to Menace and now have questions. It was great to see the gang again. Reread list for sure.

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 05-23-21

Alice Winters Does It Again!!


Another great audiobook instalment in this series 😁

This series, like all of Alice Winters books are just amazing and gets better and better.

From the MC’s, to world building and the excellent humour and snark, along with empathy - just makes for a great audiobook listening experience! 🥰

Highly recommend ❤️❤️

Definitely gets 5🌟’s from me 😁🥰🥰

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-01-22

Fun conclusion

I really enjoyed this book, though it wasn't that long, it was a good conclusion.

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  • AshPenny37
  • 02-23-22

Great Series

I love Miles & Havoc - such great characters with an amazing bond. They're still in the fight against the bad guy from Miles's past, but they've got the support of their frinds. All in all it's a brilliant story

I cannot recommend Greg Boudreaux enough, either. His narration absolutely brings to life this heartwarming, hot, hilarious tale. 5*

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  • Carl Clarke
  • 02-18-22

brilliant series

such a great storie full of
. Comedic touches. Love the ending. It's a must read. never soar that Twist .coming . Near the end.

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  • Love my fantasy.
  • 09-29-21

As good as book one.

The same great characters with some fun additions. Great sense of humour. I've read many of Alice Winters books, I love the humour and the fun characters. She has great way of making seemingly evil characters the heroes and always makes me laugh. Some moving moments to. An enjoyable story with excellent narration by Greg Boudreaux.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-22

Fantastic

This book has been amazing, with moments of raunchiness and also tender love, but never starting from any of the other characters, and the twists in the story are just as incredible, this book is more than worth a read definitely a new favourite

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  • Thor
  • 05-21-21

Fantastic addition to the series

Loved the story, a great queer book that is just about sex scenes. This novel is filled with story. Narration is fabulous. Hope there is more novels in this series soon!!! Highly recommend