Haunted Houses….

Mr Peabody’s House Book Cover Mr Peabody’s House
(Werewolves, Vampires and Demons, Oh My Book 2)
Eve Langlais
ghosts, fantasy, witches and wizards
Eve Langlais
9 Nov 2017

A haunted house becomes the focus of a demonic investigation so Brenda teams up with a trio of werewolves to solve the mystery. But when the house eats her, can they find a way to save her?

I met a trio of furballs when my BFF was dealing with a demon issue  and since then, I can’t stop thinking about them.

When the chance to investigate a possessed house appears on my desk—after I filch it from someone else’s—I know it’s fate we team up again.

However, I might have bitten off more than I can chew because suddenly my hunky puppies are demanding I become their permanent chew toy.

Me, mated? Eek, but also yum.
 Did I mention they totally make my body purr?

Before we can indulge in a sweatily-ever-after, though, they’ll need to save me from Mr. Peabody’s house, because I do believe it ate me.

What an imagination this writer has – she continues to amaze me. Here we have shifters, witches, demons and rather unusually possessed houses that eat people!

All good rather naughty fun.

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The Lost Son

Lazy Son Book Cover Lazy Son
(Hell’s Son #1)
Eve Langlais
paranormal, romance, humour
Independently published
(26 Sept. 2017)

The problem with being born with expectations is the failure to live up to any. Christopher might be the antichrist but taking over the world and leading the minions of darkness sounds like a lot of work. And while slacking is a sin his supposed dad Lucifer approves of, his lack of goals is a problem. Personally, Christopher would rather just work hard enough to make ends meet—and maybe buy a six-pack. But fate is conspiring against him. For some reason the dead won't stay in the ground, apparently he's not an only child, he has sisters and this hot chick he met in the cemetery refuses to sleep with him. It’s time for this lazy prince in waiting to rise to the occasion and embrace destiny—or at least make out with it

 Another amusing spin-off from her successful Hell series. 

Christopher - get the deliberate spin on the name? - is the son of Lucifer - that Lucie doesn't know he has. and he is very lazy. A slob in fact. Least work the best is his motto. 

But 
He does ensure that his cemetery remains safe from the nasties 

and then he meets a lonely virgin and his life takes quite a twist. 

An original idea and fun - riding a dinosaur? Who wouldn't want to? even if it is an unexpectedly animated skeleton.....

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Jewel Fire

Opal Fire Book Cover Opal Fire
Stacey Justice #1
Barbra Annino
Fiction
Thomas & Mercer
December 18, 2012
267

Small-town reporter and witch Stacy Justice has her hands full when her cousin Cinnamon's bar is set on fire, the investigation of which reveals that someone wants Stacy dead, and that her so-called magic skills are rusty.

A cosy mystery with witches whose magic is gentle, ‘seeing’ and healing mainly – the Wise Women.

It is written in the 1st person as the story unfolds so you know only what Stacy knows; thus very difficult to know the solution to the mystery in advance. You need to read on to find out who dun it and why.

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Clever Cats?

Wonder Cat Mysteries Book Cover Wonder Cat Mysteries
3 book series
Harper Lin
animals, witches, cosy, magic
Harper Lin Books
(13 Jan. 2016)

A Paranormal Mystery Series about Magic Cats and Modern-day Witches

Box set includes THREE complete novels in The Wonder Cats Mysteries. A $15 value!

A Hiss-tory of Magic (Book 1)

Cath Greenstone, her cousin Bea, and her hippie aunt Astrid live in Wonder Falls, a small town near the mystical Niagara Falls. They run the Brew-Ha-Ha café, and naturally, they’re witches hiding in plain sight along with their three magical cats, Treacle, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallow.

When Brew-Ha-Ha's baker is burnt to a crisp, along with their beloved café, Aunt Astrid lets out a big family secret: a powerful spell book, a Greenstone heirloom from the Salem days, has been stolen from its secret hiding spot in the café. If it’s fallen into the wrong hands, black magic could destroy not only Wonder Falls but the world.

A secret society… A new detective with a shady past… A once-bullied local returning to town as a multimillionaire. 

Who in town could know Cath’s family secret? Cath, Bea, and Astrid must use their witch powers to uncover the deadly truth. Cath communicates with their cats, also magically inclined, and they help uncover more than one secret lurking in wonderful Wonder Falls.

Pawsitively Dead (Book 2)

When Cath visits her parents’ graves, she finds the dead body of the local hairstylist. What’s even stranger is that she also stumbles upon an older corpse, nearly a skeleton, of a woman who died in 1958. It has been exhumed from her grave, but who would do that?

While the police are stumped, Cath, Bea, and Aunt Astrid suspect sorcery… necromancy…

Cat-astrophic Spells (Book 3)

Treacle, Cath’s magical black cat, is missing. Meanwhile, in the mysterious town of Wonder Falls, a beloved chocolatier dies. The police deem the cause a heart attack, but Cath, Bea, and Aunt Astrid know something more sinister is at play. And whoever is out there has Treacle.

 

Starting with book #1, I found the story confusing in its attempt to explain magic – which I assumed was based on an incomplete understanding of multiverses/quantum physics. And the denouement and ‘big’ ending were a damp squid [pardon the pun as it was all about water].

I never finished book 1 completely and had no urge to read books #2 and #3.

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Enter 4 Witches and 4 Horsemen

Which Witch is Which? Book Cover Which Witch is Which?
Which Witch #1-3
Kerrigan Byrne, Tiffinie Helmer, Cynthia St. Aubin, Cindy Stark
paranormalromance, humour,
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(28 Sept. 2016)

Aerin So you played with some dark magic, what’s the worst that could happen? For Aerin de Moray and her sisters, it’s that witch hunters are no longer a 400 year-old problem. What is a girl to do with this new threat when she’s already trying to coral zombies, fight a she-devil with a penchant for possession, all while attempting to thwart the prophesied apocalypse? You keep your sisters close, and your enemies closer… like in your bed. Tierra Who has time to worry about the Apocalypse when you’ve accidentally sent your baby daddy to Hell? Dooming Death to Lucifer’s infernal realms might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but with uncollected souls swarming the manor and her unborn child’s alarming powers increasing by the minute, Tierra de Moray has a hell of a problem on her hands. With tensions rising between her sisters and chaos ruling the streets of Port Townsend, they can’t afford to be one Horseman down. If Tierra can’t find a way to rescue Killian Bane before the Devil gets her due, the world doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance. Moira So Satan is wearing your sister’s body like a Chanel pantsuit… For Moira de Moray, fending off witch hunters, dodging ghosts from her past, and surviving Conquest’s insistent advances has become a full-time vocation. So when it comes time to serve Lucifer an eviction notice, Moira aims for the surefire solution—jealousy. But pretending to bump uglies with another Horseman could produce results more deadly than Moira had planned, particularly if Nick Kingswood has anything to say about it. Claire What girl wouldn’t want to be in a love triangle with two men? Claire de Moray is caught between her first love and the fierce Horseman known as War. She needs to pick one and let the other go, but how can she make a life-altering decision when she’s busy hunting the witch hunters who’d like to burn her at the stake? She’s not afraid because she is Fire, but their arsenal is deadlier than she expects. Pushed to the limits, Claire takes a chance to save her family and stop the apocalypse, but gets far more than she bargained for.

The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse meet the 4 (human?) witches fated by prophesy to bring about the End of Days. And they all fall in love! Wow…

Now these 4 ‘men’ are immortals who have wandered the Earth for many thousands of years – War, Battle (difference between strategy and actual fighting), Death and of course, Pestilence. One touch and you get whichever disease he thinks right for you…

All were given their job by the Goddess and Death still has his wings, except for Pestilence who was cursed by Lucifer because he wouldn’t sleep with Her- or Lucy as she is more commonly called by them.

The witches are quadruplets, identical in looks if not temperament, separated at birth in order tat the prophecy NOT be fulfilled. In fact, it was hoped that they had died. Each has a temperament that matches – roughly – to their element. Thus the Earth witch has green fingers, the Water witch can breathe water and manipulate it, the Air witch can fly, and as for the Fire witch, she accidentally burnt up her early lovers when it got a bit fiery in their encounters.

Each survived the attempts to kill them but lived in very different parts of the world until the Earth witch called them together.

Another good fantasy series (I seem to keep coming across them at the moment). Interestingly the books are a 4 author collaboration, each author taking one witch and writing the next part of the story from their perspective. It melds together extremely well and you can’t see the joins!

Thoroughly enjoyed this romp through the Bible and Revelations, but don’t take it too seriously! And can’t wait for the last part to come out in October.

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