Book Review Saturday: Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not my usually reading material, especially with the guy on the cover with an open shirt. I like reading books without shirtless men on the cover, but this one was about a witch and the description was interesting.  I was soon to discover that you really can’t judge a book by its cover! This fascinating and imaginative mystery romance is exceptionally well written and keeps the reader totally engaged as the writer builds the story into a crescendo from breathless interludes to heart-stopping suspense. From the very first pages, the reader is drawn to the beautiful and enigmatic Kat and the very dangerously sexy Matthew, as they try to untangle the web of mystery surrounding them.

Kat has no idea who and what she is as she struggles to understand the strange phenomena that grips her and even threatens her life. Matt is determined to avoid being pulled back into a world of ancient mythology that he has tried to forget. Kat and Matt, suspicious of the inexplicable physical chemistry in their passionate and contentious union, find they are under attack by powerful forces that threaten their very existence as ancient enemies lead the world toward Armageddon. Kat and Matthew are determined decide their own fate at the risk of losing everything they hold dear.

I was completely spellbound by the power unleashed in this story of sizzling passion and high suspense to see what fate had in store for the beautiful Kat and the devilishly handsome Matthew. I could not put this story down for a minute and I highly recommend this stylish and sexy thriller as a must read.

Book Review Monday! Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Uniquely Magical, Alien, and Danger-at-Every-Turn Mystery Thriller! Great Story!

This magical, alien driven, strong female heroine story, first captured my attention by its interesting cover and title. This story takes place in a normal appearing small town in the present day, with chapter one opening with, “Brutus is dead”. Well, I had to find out what happened to Brutus and from that moment, I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading. Our intriguing Heroine, Dina, keeps us guessing about who, what, where, and when, as she struggles to resolve the mysteries surrounding her – while managing to stay alive. This fascinating story takes you by surprise with exciting and scary alien adventures from the very first page with unique mysteries, good writing and complex characters that will make your head spin. The ending left some unresolved issues, however, they are carried over to book 2. Anyone looking for a good mystery involving human and alien magical interactions, this is it.

The Merchant’s Pearl

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“The Merchant’s Pearl,” by author, Amie O’brien, is a stunningly written historical romance about life in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire and the life of harem slaves. The main characters, Prince Emre and his concubine, Leila, one of many among his concubines and wives, begin to fall deeply in love amidst the turbulent times of change from the old-world-order to the new-world-order of the Industrial Revolution of Europe. The Merchant’s Pearl is an intriguing and intimate look at the Ottoman Empire’s daily life with all the opulence, beauty, and suffering as a way of life that existed for hundreds of years. The Merchant’s Pearl Saga has much more to say and I am eagerly looking forward to Aimie O’brien next novel. I highly recommend The Merchant’s Pearl.

Reblogged in Celebration of Samhain on All Hallows Eve, “The Witch of His Dreams”

Samhain is a Celebration for  All Hallows Eve, or “summer’s end”  and tells us that winter will soon be upon us. For Wiccans, this is the beginning of a new year and time to reflect on the old year and look forward to a new year.  From ancient times,  it is the end of Harvest Time and time to rejoice in life and survival. Samhain is a time of festivals heralding the colors of black and orange, obsidian, onyx, apples, catnip, corn, pears, squash, and wormwood.  All Hallows Eve or Halloween (as we know it) is also referred to in different cultures as Blood Feast, Celtic New Year, Day of the Dead, Last Harvest, and Winter’s Eve. 

Beautiful Witch 4She comes to him at midnight,

The Witch of his dreams,

Her eyes, a forest green,

Her hair, dark and long,

Her voice, a sweet magic,

He could not help but watch her,

Dance among the daisies,

Beneath a waxing moon,

She whirls and cast her spells,

A haunting chant she sings,

And soars into his soul,

On gossamer wings,

She whispers things he wants to hear,

Of secret longings in his ear,

She enchants him with delights,

And leaves him breathless with her kisses,

Craving her embraces,

She tells him of her love,

And casts her spell upon him,

To love him, evermore,

His heart she steals, forever,

The Witch of His Dreams

 

 

 

Review: Touched – The Caress of Fate

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A strange take on a teenage love story, but I liked it anyway. Instead of graphic sex there are earnest and heartfelt feelings, pages of feelings, well done, I thought – but then again, I am a romantic at heart. The sense of the story premise, is a first love, a true love, a sense of a soul connection that takes the main characters by surprise, an unwanted surprise, at first. The teenage girl is innocent, pure, inasmuch as she had never dated, yet her feelings are so strong, despite her own reservations and concerns, concerns that are also fearful. There are interesting biblical passages, such as a hatred of witches portrayed as evil incarnate figures (a myth of course), Greek gods and goddess stories that I found interesting and quite telling as a back drop to the story. All in all, the novel is a rather contemporary Christian take on good and evil and a true love that defies both.

The Sheer Madness of Love

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Love makes us whole,

Completes us,

Yet out of sheer madness,

It tears us apart,

Love’s folly,

Yet, we learn,

We survive,

We wait,

We believe,

Until one day,

We find,

A cornucopia,

Of love,

A cherished thing,

Cradled with care,

For you,

Are my heart,

And the gentle hand,

That touches my soul.

 

MISTY ROSES

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I can walk down garden paths,

And wander through the misty roses,

Until I find a resting place,

Where my love can find me.

I can sit on velvet skirts,

Upon a mossy knoll,

And ponder on the changing skies,

Until my love can find me there.

I can listen to a whip-her-will,

Cry her mournful tune,

And wonder if she lost her love,

As mine was lost to me.

I can lay me down on fragrant beds,

And watch as posies toss their sleepy heads,

Until I dream my heart away,

And wait until my love can find the way.