Review and Guest Post: Ryan’s Wizard (Paws and Magic Book 2) by Beany Sparks

An alpha ends up with more than he bargained for when he finds his mate…his wizard mate.

After years of no contact, Oliver “Olly” Grey was finally able to reunite with his cousin Aiden. He’s surprised to find that Aiden now has a mate—a male, shifter mate—named Lex. And it’s Lex’s pack mates that Olly is there to help save. What he hadn’t expected was Lex’s brother Ryan.

Ryan Shepherd was happy to have found his brother Lex, and even happier to know that his brother was happily mated. But there is something about Aiden’s cousin Olly that Ryan doesn’t trust, especially when he also smells like the man currently holding his pack members captive. Yet that doesn’t stop Ryan from wanting to hold and comfort the man, and eventually he realizes why—Olly is his mate.

Now the four of them need to plan a rescue mission, but what happens when they run into the two men that had held Lex captive and those same men come to the cabin in the middle of the night?


I enjoyed the second book in this seres. It was a fun read and I managed to read it pretty quickly. Mostly because I didn’t want to stop reading because it kept me engaged the whole time. This book picked up right where the first book ended so it was nice not to have to guess what happened between the two. While it’s possible to read this book without having read the first, it’s definitely better to read them in order because you will get a little lost. This book tied up one of the questions that I had at the end of the first book. There’s also great set up for more books in the series.
I really liked seeing Olly and Ryan were confused by their reactions to each other at first. Once they understood what was going on their love blossomed beautifully. Seeing how they cared for each other and looked out for each other was one of my favorite parts of the book.

Aiden burst out laughing and moved one hand to ruffle Olly’s hair.

“Hey!” Olly exclaimed as he pulled back in order to glare at Aiden, who just smiled bigger and pulled him back into his arms.

“I couldn’t resist,” Aiden said, the laughter evident in his voice.

“Yeah, whatever. Anyway, back to what I was saying, but hopefully without interruptions this time.” Olly looked pointedly at Ryan when he said that. Ryan seemed to be studying him intently, but didn’t utter a word.

Olly looked away and started talking again. “I know where the pack is, or at least, I know where a bunch of canine shifters are being held.”

“How do you know that they’re part of our pack?” Lex asked, sounding like he was trying to restrain his eagerness.

Olly turned to him. “Because I heard a few of the guards talk about how they captured a bunch of them together.”

“And why didn’t you get caught?” Ryan asked, anger in his voice.

“Because,” Olly paused, then sighed. “The house they’re being held in belongs to Walter.”

Aiden gasped and when Olly looked at him, he saw the horror that was on his face.

“How long has Walter had shifters imprisoned on his property?” Aiden asked, outrage in his voice.

“I don’t know for sure, but it would be a number of years.” Olly couldn’t face any of them as he said that.

“Who is this Walter?” Ryan growled.

Olly looked up at him, then looked away as he replied, “My father.”

Guest Post:
I asked Beany to write a little bit of advice to give new authors. What she wrote is straight up amazing. So with that, take it away Beany!

My advice for new and would-be writers is to take it one step at a time and have a go. Start by writing the story, let it go wherever it wants to and enjoy the journey. When you’ve finished writing and re reading the story then you need to find a home for it. Do your research! Make a list of the publishers you’d be interested in submitting your story to and then research them. Google them to see if they’re having any issues or if there’s something going on that may not make them a good publisher to submit to. If you submit your story and it gets rejected, that’s okay. If the publisher has given you advice on how to improve the story then see if you can do that and try again, maybe with the same publisher or a completely different publisher.

And when you find a publisher who accepts your story, make sure you read the contract carefully. If you don’t understand something then ask the publisher, ask an author friend, ask someone. Don’t sign it if you don’t understand it! I’ve heard of some crazy things that publishers have put in their contracts and authors have signed them, thinking that it’s normal when it’s not.

Then there’s the editing process. Don’t be discouraged if you get edits back and there’s lots of corrections to be made, your story has already been accepted so someone liked it enough to take a chance on it. But your editor is there to help you make the story better.

When you finally get to release day you can watch as your story steps out into the big wide world. Just remember, some people will love it, some will like it and some may hate it, but that’s okay. You can’t please everyone.

And last but not least, don’t let any negative reviews upset you. Some people give everyone bad reviews for no other reason except that they can.

The important thing is to have fun and keep writing.

About Beany:
Beany lives in Western Australia. She first started reading romance novels in 2008, but it wasn’t until January 2010 when her Kindle got delivered that the world of erotic romance opened its doors to her, and she hasn’t looked back.

With suggestions and support from friends, her muse—“affectionately” known as PITA—was finally able to break free, and in January 2014 her first story was written. Since she can’t put PITA back in his box, Beany has decided to give in and team up with him. Together they’ve made plans to write both MF and MM stories.
She can be reached at
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