Psychotic mate match?

A Demon and his Psycho Book Cover A Demon and his Psycho
Welcome to Hell #2
Eve Langlais
paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Kindle

With a giggle and an outrageous mouth - perfect for things other than talking - Katie comes flying into Xaphan's life, upsetting centuries of self-inflicted misery. How can he stay true to the one he lost when a bubbly psycho, with mismatched eyes, keeps consuming his thoughts - and awakening his desire? So she was a tad bit nuts, Katie's insanity came in handy as the Devil's favorite problem solver. But killing's not on the menu when a dragon goes missing, and worse, Lucifer teams her up with Hell's grumpiest demon. Xaphan's rejection of her advances only makes her more determined to seduce him. And despite her violent reputation, a part of her is oddly tempted to let him live. Warning:This story centers around a grumpy demon holding on to an ancient vow and a perky psycho (with killer tendencies) who is determined to make him snap. There's cursing, melt-your-screen hotness, messed up religious tropes and snort out loud fun. If you already know you're going to Hell, then dive on in.

 

 

 

Fun!

They do love kill – both of them – and even have competitions to see can kill the most.

‘Natch these are demons who need killing but.

And any of the Damned who get involved and killed will just go back into the pit and be reborn as a new soul wiped clean of all sins, so not that bad maybe?

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When the FBI meets the real spooks

Earth Witches Aren't Easy Book Cover Earth Witches Aren't Easy
Chance Monroe #1
Heather Long
fantasy, paranormal, romance, humour,
Kindle

Nearly a decade ago, hedge witch Chance Monroe’s life irrevocably changed. She survived the attack of a serial killer. His death should have set her free.

When her ex-lover shows up on her porch, Chance isn’t ready to hear Randall Oakes is still alive and less prepared for the sea of emotion swamping her. One man wants her dead and the other just wants her. When the FBI offers protective custody, Chance refuses. Connected to the earth, Chance must rely on her supernatural senses and her wits to survive this game of cat and mouse.

In the farm rich countryside of her native Northern Virginia, Chance confronts her troubled past, a supernatural adversary and a sizzling passion that’s lain dormant for years….

This time, she will teach her hunter a lesson: earth witches aren’t easy targets…

 When I was given this free book, I read the title and thought it must be a paranormal, fantasy romance.

What I actually got was very different.

I got  a serial killer suspense/thriller with the FBI and a witch who is ‘tied’ to, and responsible for, maintaining the health of a particular patch of land. So harvest and seed sowing blessings, ensuring that pesky elves and fairies and other magical creatures don’t upset the earth and those who ‘garden’ it are part of her job – for which she gets paid. And an earth witch can trace the history of the land through communing with it. Murder, war and so on leave scars in the land’s memory that she can access.

When Chance was at college studying Forensic Psychology she was attacked by a serial killer, but was saved from death by her attacker being interrupted and her being rushed to hospital very quickly.

Now the serial killer is back and targeting his only survivor and the FBI want to use her talents to catch him.

Heather Long is a well established paranormal author with many published novels and it shows in her writing. The book is well proofed, the style is fluent and she tells a story that not only crosses genres but is one that you really don’t want to stop reading.

I went and bought the next book in the series immediately! .

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When you are confused about your identity

Xoe Meyers Trilogy Book Cover Xoe Meyers Trilogy
Xoe Meyers
Sara C. Roethle
urban, science fiction, fantasy, coming of age
Kindle

A demon’s life is never easy. Join Xoe as she’s thrown to the wolves, the werewolves that is. As if witches, human sacrifices, and other demons weren’t enough to deal with, Xoe must struggle to rein in her powers before she sets something more important than a washing machine on fire. If she can’t, her whole life might go up in flames.

The initial 3 books form a solid story about Xoe the 16 year old who suddenly finds she is not who she thought she was. For a start her father was a demon. And then she finds that her temper is rather uncontrollable and she just sets fire to things.

Each book ends on a cliff hanger and each book starts exactly where the previous book ends. This is effectively therefore one very long long book divided up into 3 parts.

The trilogy gets a 4 for a YA audience, but I found the final 3 books in the series rather short and less stimulating and original. I was going to give them a 3 but the final story – Ghosts – wraps up Xoe nicely and thus I’m going to stay with the 4.

Overall a good YA read with demons, ghosts, witches, vampires, and werewolves.

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Witchy witchy

Witch Sense Book Cover Witch Sense
Witch Sense bks 1-3
Alexis Cade
fantasy, urban, science fiction
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
24 May 2015

All witch Lara O'Connell wanted to do was dump her neglectful boyfriend and get on with her life. But thanks to a show of power he thought would charm her, her ex is stuck in wolf form. And until she turns him back, she’s stuck with him shedding all over her stuff. The local Alpha werewolf, Stephen, will help her turn her ex back into a human—for a price. He needs Lara’s sensitivity to magic to figure out who is killing his people. But with the FBI looking into Phillip’s disappearance, an Alpha trying to make kissy face with her, and a killer who can’t be too happy to have her on his trail, Lara’s problems are just getting started.

This is a novel divided into 3 novellas.

Parts 1 and 2 leave you with a cliff hanger so you just need to find out what happens next.

In the world portrayed in the novel there are natural witches and ritual witches.

Natural witches are born not made and have unique energy focusing powers.

Our reluctant heroine is a natural witch with an affinity for plant life. She has the proverbial green fingers – or in her case feet as she stands on lawns a lot. She stands barefoot in your garden and pushes her energy through the soil into your plants and they grow magnificently.

She had a boyfriend – Phillip, with whom she had broken up, partly because he had become obsessive about using his powers for a particular purpose – that of transformation into animals. And, unfortunately, he finds a way to do this and thus the story unfolds with our heroine and her best friend – a ritual witch – plus shifters they manage to convince to help them etc, trying to undo what Phillip had done. With some awful consequences.

Quite a fun story in this genre – better than some so 4 stars.

I received these books free and decided to review.

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Ghosts and Witches tell a tale

Ghost Mysteries and Sassy Witches (Vol 1)

A Box Set.

I shall however review each book in the set in one go as I have been reading rather a lot of box sets just recently. Partly because I have been given some, and partly because I have been able to buy them for 99p. Which is just too much of a bargain to ignore!

Book 1.

Wisteria Witches.

Red hair and pale are essential pre-requirements to be a witch. Plus a sense of adventure and fun, an ability to concentrate and practice, and a love of life. Not to mention a name beginning with a Z. but who calls a child Z…?


A fun book with a family of witches who all look alike and have similar names.


Book 2.

Love Singer

I have read this before. 4


Book 3. 

Ghost Hackers.

I have read this before. 3


Book 4.

Bring on the Poltergeists.

Ghost hackers part 2.


Book 5.

Love and Elephants.

Dice witches, knitting witches (I want to be one!), weather witches, email witches, hospitality witches. So many very specific types of witches looking after some very specific areas of our life.

And then the witches get together for tea and cake and watch all their spells activate on a very large TV screen in real life as they happen…

Such an unusual idea. 4.


Book 6.

Date with a Ghost in Colorado

Ghost Mysteries of the Southwest

Owl Bend Colorado.

Warren – her boyfriend (sort of) – appears to Samantha in a tuxedo – but he died 9 hours before this, in the outside world, taking photographs – and clearly would not be dressed in a tuxedo! And then he moves in with her – but only comes after dark.

But he gives her enough mysterious hints and evasions and not quite truths in their conversations – yes she is talking to a ghost -  to make Samantha suspicious about what happened to him.

 And the amount of gin she drinks doesn’t help her reason rationally.

This is a very different story telling. It moves along slowly but inevitably towards the denouement.

4


Book 7

Broken Shell Island

By Dalya Moon

Magic story for the YA


Death of a Dapper Snowman

By Angela Pepper

A Stormy Day Mystery

And yes, Stormy Day is a woman…

This is a cozy mystery with a cat. Good start.

Stormy returns to her childhood home Misty Falls, Oregon, to settle and invest after leaving her high stress and high earning job. She initially buys a shop and a pair of semi-detached houses.

She then finds her father’s neighbor very dead – encased in a snowman!

But Jeffrey – her father’s cat, looks after her and even helps her in the many mysterious ways that cats can.

Gentle humour and self-deprecating 1st person narration style.

4.

Bought book 2 in the series ‘Stormy Day and a Crafty knitter’.

Great title and appeal to the knitter in me.

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