Taking on Tory

Taking On Tory

Magic, New Mexico, Book 2

Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico. Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. Things heat up when the irritating, young ‘human’ woman refuses to play the game by his rules.

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Twenty-four year old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no. Even if, her father is screaming it!

Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. He has temporarily settled his headquarters in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. He is used to taking what he wants. He has learned that wealth and power are potent motivators for those who are greedy. Confusion reigns when he sets his sights on a beautiful, young female who is oblivious to his power.

After centuries of getting what he wants, he is shocked, and just a little bit fascinated, when he discovers that not all things are for sale. Things heat up when the irritating, young ‘human’ woman refuses to play the game by his rules. She isn’t impressed with his wealth. She isn’t impressed with his looks. In fact, she acts like she isn’t impressed by anything he does, even when he flashes his teeth!

Find out what happens when a centuries old Werewolf discovers he isn’t the only creature who loves to bite.


Simon stared out the large, arched windows of his beautifully furnished office. The unobstructed view of Charleston Harbor along the picturesque coast of South Carolina did little to soothe the beast inside him. He could feel the creature he had become centuries before moving under his skin, straining to break free.

On the outside, he had been called many things over the years. Bastard was just one of the words used to describe him. While correct, it was not the only one that could be associated with him.

He had been born in 1709 to an unmarried servant of a Lord in Worcester, England. By the age of eight, he had learned well at his father’s hand what it truly meant to be called the bastard son of a Lord. But, that was nothing compared to the other word that could describe what he would later become…. Werewolf.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    This one sounds like it’s gonna be kick ass with a side of hot and steamy! ;D

    1. admin says:

      I have to agree with you lol

  2. Heather says:

    Is there a release date for this collection yet? I’d like to put it in my calendar.

    1. admin says:

      It’s out in December, Heather.

  3. Jacqui says:

    Wow, sounds like a great follow up to the first book can’t wait for it’s release.

  4. Laura Warren says:

    This sounds like a great book. It’s going to be hard to wait for it.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Coming very soon! 🙂

  5. Laura Warren says:

    Will anyone else from Frost’s world find love with a human?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Yes, the next full length story will be Idan and Sam’s story.

      1. Ashley says:

        I know this response is from years ago, but I’m still holding out hope we will get Sam and Joanna’s stories!

        Thanks for the wonderful books, I recently discovered your work (breezed through The Alliance series and never looked back!) and now I’ve binge-read just about every one of them!

  6. Nikki says:

    Will you be releasing Marastin Dow Warriors 1.1 and Taking Tory: Magic, New Mexico as single releases.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Both books will eventually be released as single releases. I have a commitment for six months before I can do a single release for either of them. The reason I have done some of the box sets is because many readers still don’t know about me or my stories. Box sets are one way for unknown authors to get their names out to readers who may read a different writer in the set. I also did the one for charity.

  7. Jeannie says:

    I can’t wait! It sounds awesome!

  8. Mary says:

    So excited for this series. Loved Touch of Frost

  9. Kayla says:

    Ready the taming alpha boxed set and I’m in love with the series magic, New Mexico. Please please please say there will be more in the series!!! Loved to see more about Tory and simon. And maybe def babies!!!! Also would love a book about Alexandru. Great job!!!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Kayla. In Touch of Frost, you get to see a little of Tory and Simon, but mostly their twin boys, Joseph and Jonah. That book is not only out, but in audiobook as well. There will definitely be more books involving Magic, New Mexico and their unusual residents. Not only them, but some out of this world ones as well!

  10. LavonaA says:

    Hi, I jusy finished reading “taking on tory” and I loved it. I see their is another book in the series and I will be downloading it in about five mins (lol)
    But I am hoping you can give us more with tory and simon paaaaleeeezZ lol. I look forward to reading more of your work 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Hi Lavona, I thought about expanding on Tory and Simon’s story, but since it had been released in a box set first, decided not to. The cool thing is yes, there will be more of them. LOL. My characters weave in and out of other stories. Just as you’ll discover in Touch of Frost! There will be more of Simon, Tory, and many, many more characters. I love the Magic, New Mexico series and the wonderfully, abnormal/normal characters that live there.

  11. Niki says:

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    When will the magic New Mexico series be out on audio. It must happen!! Please…..the first one was wonderful.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Niki. The others won’t be until the authors get their rights back. I will be writing more stories in the series which I can have audiobooks created. Tory’s story is on the list for production.

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