Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1) by K.F. Breene

Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1)

A Paranormal Women's Fiction novel with a bit of class, and a lot of sass, for anyone who feels like age is just a number!"Happily Ever After" wasn't supposed to come with a do-over option. But when my husband of twenty years packs up and heads for greener pastures and my son leaves for college, that's exactly what my life becomes.Do-over.This time, though, I plan to do things differently. Age is just a number, after all, and at forty I'm ready t...

Details Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1)

TitleMagical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1)
Release DateFeb 16th, 2020
PublisherHazy Dawn Press, Inc
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Romance

Reviews Magical Midlife Madness (Leveling Up #1)

  • Missy Colvin
    I can’t describe how much I absolutely loved this book! Having a heroine in middle age is so relatable. (Even tho I’m 32) I had many laugh out loud moments while reading. Jess is amazing and someone that, as not so young women, we can relate to. I can’t wait to continue this series and look forward to more pwf books!
  • Adrienne McFarlane
    Magnificent!As a woman in her midlife, I have been getting fed up with young, naive heroines who can use magic and kick ass. This book changes the trope of young ingenue and gives us a feisty, snarky 40 year old who has bad knees and has to pee at inconvenient times. The characters are well developed, the dialogue engaging and the storyline is superb. I highly recommend this book!
  • Bobbi
    Great start to a new series. Fantastic characters that make you want them happy, cheer them on. So great to have older characters that are kick ass awesome.One of my favorite authors has hit another home run.
  • Kess
    Absolutely brilliant. The best book K.F. Breene has ever written. I think she might be a stalker, though. She wrote pieces of my life in this one. One of the most truthful books about being a wife and mother, a woman discovering who she is after life changes beyond her control.
  • Jenni Bishop
    What I love is that you never know what you are going to get when KF is involved and it always tops the one before. Opinionated, foot in mouth no filter, no holds barred, divine sarcasm, lots of hilarity, outside the square and around the moon thinking and that is what we get in one magical package. I am never disappointed in a KF story and this one is just brilliant. I love that we finally get something for women in an older age bracket that get...
  • Lisa
    Fantastic K.F. Breene did an amazing job bringing these characters to life. I could not put this story down. I cannot wait to see where she takes this group that I have come to love. I highly recommend putting aside some time when you pick up this book because you will not want to put it down either
  • Heather
    Wow! This is the first book by the author that I have read and I will be back for more! This story drew me in and quickly hooked me. Jacinta is like any middle aged woman out there. Things sag, a few wrinkles, and so on. That on top of being freshly divorced and trying to re discover herself make her more relatable than a younger heroine. She is given the opportunity to be the caretaker of Ivy House., where things are not always what they seem. S...
  • Trisha
    Fanfuckingtabulous! Finally a book that not only embraces what middle age it, it celebrates the hell out of it. The characters are colorful & full of life! The world building is fantastic. I! CAN! NOT! WAIT! FOR! MORE!
  • Jana LaPelle
    Mid-life Powerup?I’m giving Magical Midlife Madness 4 stars. KF Breene surprised me with this one. Being a fifty-something that loves to read and write in this genre, a genre that usually showcases young female leads as they discover their destiny, this book was pleasantly unexpected. I could relate to Jessie on so many levels. Yet, I thought that forty was the new thirty? I’ll leave that there for just a minute. What I loved about this stor...
  • Claire Cronin
    This was an absolute belter of a read, in true K.F. Breene fashion, a heroine after my own heart but not a youngster, a woman who has lived, has wisdom and knowledge of the world, been married, divorced, had a child, been there done that, so what is there left to do?Jacinda is just such a relatable character, she has real woman flaws, battle scars from her life experiences, yet she is ready to start a new chapter in her life that doesn't revolve ...
  • Nikki
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book in the new PWF genre. This was my first K.F. Breene book, and I wasn't disappointed.The characters were well developed, engaging and comical, especially Jessie. Her inner monologue at times was just so funny, and extremely relatable. The dialogue between the characters was so real and kept me interested, especially between Niamh and Mr. Tom, those two are hilarious. The world building in which this story takes place...
  • L
    Newly Divorced-check. Kid off to college-check. Ready for adventure-Double Check!! Jessie is a wonderfully "older", strong female character that is finding her place in life after divorce. She has a brief stay with her parents, and a startling view of Dad's begonias, when her BFF Diana offers her a caretaker position at Ivy House. Ivy House has a host of secrets as well as secret rooms. MMM has a wonderful cast of characters including the butler ...
  • Caffeine & Legends book reviews
    When I first opened this book and read the bit about divorce, I put it down for a minute. Then told myself “It’s KF Breene, this will be fun!”.I’m SO glad I did. It’s hilarious, and it’s not focused on those ugly realities of divorce. It touches on it, as the basis of where this character is in life, and moves on. There’s no drama, there’s no anger, just a happy willingness to move on, and THAT is what I needed to read. For me, fa...
  • Debbie Eyre
    OMG what a read! Right off the bat I was curious, get to Ivy house and the town and damn I am not able to put this book down! I love the storyline, I love the characters especially Mr Tom! There’s action, there’s adventure, there’s magic, shifters and a gargoyle, goodies and baddies, a fab old house and lastly our awesome kick ass, badass snarky over 40 years old female lead Jessie! I laughed out loud, yep I cringed in places but I read in ...
  • Lorraine Caruana
    To whoever is reading this, if you could see me at this moment with the biggest darn grin on my face whilst writing this review. I couldn't help myself, from the first page I was cracking my jaw with the biggest smile imaginable and trying to stifle my giggling. After all it was around midnight when I decided to kick back and start reading Magical Midlife Madness by K.F. Breene. Suffice to say, there was a lot of snorting involved. In this new bo...
  • Fiona Weaver
    I was lucky to receive an early copy and I loved it! One of the PWF authors, an amazing group of women giving a voice to the 40+ generation of readers, this was a superb story from K.F. Breene. I‘ll be honest, it took me a little while to get into the story but once I did it was a fascinating journey. It took me a while to warm to Jessie but she is a strong, no holds barred character that I really wanted to have as a friend by the end of the st...
  • Nikki Brooks
    I loved this authors Darkness series so I was intrigued to see what she could do with an older heroine.I was not disappointed. Jacinta is a normal, middle-aged human whose life has been put into tailspin after her divorce. So what if she's not blemish free, if she sags a bit and has a few wrinkles. She had an undue fascination with a friends relatives creaky old house and when given the opportunity to become its caretaker, she leaps at the chance...
  • This Literary Life
    I don't even know what to say...this book is hilarious and bizarre. The cast of characters is brilliant. I have been so excited for the Paranormal Women's Fiction authors to bring on the arse kicking middle aged ladies and have been not so secretly hoping to see some women in their 50's and 60's represented as well. At 40 we have experienced so much that life has thrown at us, we are starting to realize how much we haven't fought for ourselves an...
  • Tina Courts
    Now this is a story that has caught my attention. Main heroine Jessie is similar in age as me so I can so relate. Now the others who become an integral part of her life are the coolest, wackiest bunch that I would love be to have as friends of mine. This is the first in this series and I could not put the book down. I am itching to read the next one to see and experience what will happen next. A must read and one I will treasure
  • Jacquie Stolz
    Hilarious Must Read PWF!!!This book was f*ing amazing!! I loved Jess and her take no nonsense attitude. The fact that she chose to start fresh and take life by the begonias, kicka$$. The hilarious, slightly nutty side characters made me laugh. Austin Steel, alpha with a heart of gold that is drool worthy. I couldn't put this book down. Read it you will not be disappointed!
  • Hannah Duncan
    So good! Things KF Breene makes me do: laugh hysterically, keep me so engrossed in a story I lose all sense of time, swoon over multiple heroes, cheer on amazing heroines. New thing KF Breene makes me do: make ME feel like the hero and own midlife! Love this series. Love this author.
  • Curly's Ramblings
    Finally, a paranormal fantasy female character close to my age that I can relate to! Jess shares my no nonsense attitude. Many laugh out loud snarky moments that caused me to get some weird looks from my hubby! Read the entire book in one setting! Absolutely adore the support characters.
  • Sarz
    Yes, yes, yes! Fantastic opening to this new series. I adore every single thing about Jacinta, I want to be her! Niamh is the best sidekick, she is hilarious, I laughed out loud several times reading her parts. Will eagerly read more in this series please Ms Breene
  • Tara Heilman
    There has never been another author that could take something so batshit crazy and turn it into a bestseller. This will definitely be one. The characters and storyline were not just amazing, they enthralled you. Ms. Breene has a talent that goes above and beyond. As the first in the series, there is a lot of info. Jump in and hope you can swim, or at least float. I absolutely loved it. Middle age just might turn out to be okay after all. Your wil...
  • Heather Jones
    This woman is magic!I cannot express how much I love K.F. Breene. She draws me in every time and sleeps seems unnecessary. I can’t wait for more!
  • lynn mcelhinney
    I absolutely loved this book! I can't wait for the next chapter. The characters are crazy in the best way. It's well written with great humour. I absolutely loved this book! I can't wait for the next chapter. The characters are crazy in the best way. It's well written with great humour. 💕
  • Maegs InWonderland
    If you’re getting tired of stories where someone completely inexperienced is thrust into a paranormal world and have wondered: “How might someone with some actual life experience react to encountering creatures and powers that have been the stuff of legend?” - this book is for you. It includes some feisty characters, some amusing dialogue and a lead female protagonist that is fed up with devoting her existence to pleasing others so she’s ...
  • Sara
    Another fantastic book by KF Breene. I so so so enjoyed this, agh I can’t even explain! Jessie is such an awesome character and it was a great and oh so fun to go on this journey with a middle age heroine with ‘middle age’ problems with all the fun of a paranormal universe! More please! 5 stars!
  • Brightlotus1
    This was a fantastically hilarious story. Truly great characters and world building. There's the perfect amount of real world mixed with the magical. I really enjoyed the older cast. They are so much fun. Their gripes are very relatable. They also show us that you don't have to be young to be bad ass. I hope there will be many more adventures starring this unique and wholly enjoyable crew.