Earthling, 2002, 224 pp.
Nightmares disturb Diana Plaas as she feebly dreams of a man covered in blood lying on an altar with a woman on top of him sexually molested by a High Priest. Though she struggles to attain any decent sleep, Diana persuades herself that her dreams cannot predict the future though she envisioned the plane crash that killed her husband and his father.
As a wizard sworn to protect the universal balance, Win Sayre moves next door to keep Diana safe from an evil that wants her. However, Win is shocked to find he desires the woman he vows to keep out of harm's way, an attraction she feels too. As the danger mounts, Win will need to maximize his abilities and Diana will need to learn how to use her MAGICK if they and Mr. Bill her feline are to survive the attack from Shiva, Priest who owns her dreams.
MAGICK is an entertaining romantic fantasy that hooks the readers through strong characters, the good vs. bad story line, but mostly because of the Taffs mythos. Possessors of the talent must also contain strong fortitude and deep ethical considerations in order to avoid the temptations of the dark side. Mary Taffs has provided a universe in which the audience lovingly believes in the magic that leads to an enchanting read.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner