Magical Intentions by Jaliza A. Burwell – A Book Review

Posted August 4, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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Magical Intentions

(Biomystic Security – Book 1)

by Jaliza A. Burwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Urban Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and in Paperback

Down and Dirty

Science & magic! This is a great blend of two unique concepts, crafting a world that is sure to provide hours of entertainment.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Working in the bowels of Biomystic Security, Dr. Laila Porter is content as a magical lab technician. To her, nothing is more exciting than figuring out how to use both magic and technology in innovative ways to help the security experts at BMS stay alive.

After a small incident involving one of her prototypes, Laila is offered a job she can’t turn down: boost the company’s defenses in preparation for a visit by an important client everyone wants dead. Eager to put her skills to the test, she accepts. But once she begins, she realizes she needs to brush up her skills in one critical area: teamwork.

Teamwork has always been a foreign word to Laila. As a magical genius with a rocky childhood, she’s learned the only person she can rely on is herself. But that isn’t how Biomystic Security operates. In order for her to be successful, she needs to learn to trust those around her.

Their client, Cyril Shanton, is relying on that teamwork. If everyone in the company isn’t able to work together flawlessly, Biomystic Security will be remembered as the company that got one of the last remaining dragons killed.

Thoughts on Magical Intentions

I love a story that knows how to blend tech and magic so seamlessly… as this one does. It takes a simple concept, a security company, and injects it with the supernatural legends of magic, vampires, dragons and shifters. It’s unique and well done, presenting a slow burn story that dances the blade of romance and action nicely.


  • Unique.
  • She’s strong, but a lab rat at heart.
  • Black dog. Rather love him.
  • Explanations are easy to understand.


  • Her youth, no matter how tempered by strength, experience and intelligence, is showcased by her naivety with the emotional reactions of the men around her. It’s hard to jive with the character she is otherwise.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

Episodic, Meta Plot continues to Book 2



Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

19 to Ancient


4 out of 5 Stars

This is a great start to a unique series, blending tech and magic well. Great for fans of both Paranormal and Sci-Fi.

Published August 7th, 2018

229 Pages

Please note, this is the first book in a Reverse Harem series that features alternative romantic dynamics and possible sexual scenes more suited to an adult audience. 

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