Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Seven Year Witch ~ By: Jodi Redford

The Seven Year Witch ~ That Old Black Magic Book 2
By: Jodi Redford
Published March 23rd 2011 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. 

From GoodReads ~
"After this much foreplay, something’s bound to combust.

As head mistress of Beaumont coven house, Clarissa Miles has perfected two things: keeping her sister witches from accidentally turning innocent bystanders into toads, and resisting the sexy overtures of her familiar, werewolf Logan Scott.
But her resolve is vanishing—fast. Seven years ago she sold her soul to save her father, and that contract is coming due. The allure of spending her last days indulging in some dirty, naked loving is too tempting to resist.
Logan has patiently ridden out the past seven years, content to do Clarissa’s bidding and ignoring his consuming need to mark her as his. Now that the ban on witch/familiar fraternizing has been lifted, he’s off the leash and ready to launch a full-on sensual assault on her defenses. They’re destined mates, and he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her.
It’s delightfully easy to get her in bed. Get at her heart? Not so much. Especially when a deadly predator stakes its claim on her…and Logan faces a battle not only to win her heart, but save her soul.
Warning: This book contains a villain with more personalities than Sybil, a witch in search of redemption and a dirty-talking werewolf hell-bent on claiming his mate in every wicked, sexy way possible. Spontaneous howling may occur."

My Thoughts ~
After just finishing That Voodoo You Do, I got the pleasure of reading the next book in the series.

Bravo, Jodi Redford!
You did it again.
I read this book in less then 10 waking hours.
Couldn't. Put. It. Down.

In this book, Clarissa and Logan are falling in love. Logan knows it. Clarissa is avoiding it.
After getting a note from Seven, the person she sold her soul to seven years ago, Clarissa is faced with the fact that she has 7 days left to live.

I love the interaction with Clarissa's father 
and the reason she is under contract with Seven is heartbreaking.
When Clarissa decided to try to save others from his contract, I cheered for her!

Jodi's way of including the seven deadly sins was wonderful.
The descriptions of all of the multiple personalities of Seven,
Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Sloth, Pride and Greed,
were amazing. She really seems to capture them well.

The seduction between witch and wolf is amazing. 
[I love a good smutty book!]
You never forget that Logan is a wolf.

I can't wait to read the next book in That Old Black Magic series.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hurricane ~ By: Jenna - Lynne Duncan

By: Jenna - Lynne Duncan
Published August 9th 2011 by Divertir Publishing LLC 

From GoodReads ~
"Adriana couldn’t decide what was worse—that Hurricane Katrina was heading for New Orleans, or that she might not survive her kidnapping to see its potential effects. She had trusted Hayden, even fallen for him, and now he and his brother Luke were taking her deeper and deeper into the Bayou. Why had two of her classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers, kidnapped her? Why had Adriana’s dreams started predicting the future? Most importantly, would she make it out of the Bayou alive…"

My Thoughts ~
Slow to start, but a pretty good book overall. This is by no means a can't-put-it-down book. In all actuality, if I wasn't reviewing this book, I doubt I would have finished it. I'm glad that I did though. That just lets me know that sometimes I just need to grin and bare it and maybe it will work out in the end. The history of New Orleans is spot on and the remains that Katrina left are heartbreakingly real.

One thing that I didn't like was that right when the book held my total attention, it ended. I know there are other books in this series, but I was left asking questions about everything. Hopefully, answers will arise out of the sequel. 

I rate this book 3/5 stars.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Evermore ~ The Immortals Book 1

 Evermore ~ The Immortals Book 1
By: Alyson Noel
Published February 3rd 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin

From GoodReads
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school-but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head-wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea who he really is-or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

My Thoughts ~ 
After reading the Twilight series, I was hesitant about reading another supernatural series, but Evermore was actually a very good book. It wasn't really a "Oh-My-God-I-Can't-Put-It-Down" book, but it will hold your attention and leave you wanting more. 
 Watching Ever grow over the course of the book from a hide-behind-sunglasses girl to a confident chick who can handle her own is a nice twist. I'm sick of books where the girl needs a man to take care of her. 
The sequel to Evermore is Blue Moon. 
[Review on it soon.]

I would rate this book 4/5 stars.

Buy Evermore from Amazon!

Friday, January 13, 2012

That Voodoo You Do ~ By: Jodi Redford

That Voodoo You Do ~ That Old Black Magic Book 1
By Jodi Redford
Published September 13th 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

From Goodreads ~

For ten long years Griffin Trudeau has managed to keep his paws off Jemma Finnegan, best friend and leading star of his kinkiest fantasies. As her appointed cat familiar, indulging those fantasies with the delectable witch is strictly forbidden. But when Jemma shows up at his door with seduction in mind, control goes right out the window.
Too late he realizes making love to Jemma is the trigger that launches a zombie apocalypse.
Jemma's been dealt a double whammy: she's just discovered she's a witch. And Griff has been hiding whiskers and a tail. Oh, and if her life wasn't crazy enough, a dead voodoo queen needs her blood to raise a legion of zombies.
There's one plan that might work to increase Jemma's powers so she can put an end to the looming holocaust. A sexy threesome with Griff and Logan Scott, a werewolf familiar with a history of rubbing Griff's fur the wrong way. A cat and a wolf playing nice, much less sharing? It'll take a miracle.
Warning: A witch, tiger and wolf doing naughty things. A dead voodoo queen doing evil things. And zombies doing zombie things. Get your shovels ready.

My thoughts ~

Damn, this book is sexy as hell. Jodi Redford does a fantastic job of really making you see the characters. There are quite a few really erotic parts, which in my opinion, is always a great thing.
Jemma seduces Griff in mind blowing kitchen sex that causes the earth to shake. Great news, right? Wrong. Her orgasm actually causes zombies to raise in an attack to free the spirit of a witch, Nettie, whom was put under a spell by Jemma’s grandmother.
Friends are turned against each other, zombies are killed and the truth is set free.
I rate this book 5/5 stars.