Review of The Witch of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

“A vampire whose heart beats for a witch… The witch who belongs to a wolf…”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Length: 255 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Divina’s had it with the prophecy.

The vampire whose heart beats for a witch that belongs to a wolf shall save us all. He shall take his throne and rule over all kinds. If not, the vampire who belongs to the witch will end all kinds.

Divina’s not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is his mate.

With the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the present-day United States, Divina is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

Divina (a witch) fell in love with Rori (a vampire). He left and broke her heart. Then out of nowhere he shows back up in her life telling her she’s some sort of prophecy and he only left her because he was told to.

“A vampire whose heart beats for a witch… The witch who belongs to a wolf… He will save all kinds. He gets the throne.”

Divina doesn’t want to be part of a prophecy. She doesn’t want the Ember Witches to be messing around in her life, attempting to control her fate. And she doesn’t want to be manipulated by the vampire she once loved.

Desperate to do what she wants for a change she enjoys a day with Aric who she quickly falls in lust with. What she doesn’t know is he’s a werewolf. Apparently the third part in the prophecy and she feels betrayed.

“He wanted her. His wolf needed her.”

She wants to control her own fate. And she doesn’t want anyone in her life who thinks she can’t.

Rori has to decide between his mate and the power of the throne. It’s a choice that no matter how badly he may want to change later, he won’t be able to.

Aric likes his life outside the pack. He doesn’t want to be part of some prophecy. He doesn’t however want his mate.

The Witch of the Prophecy is the first book in the series. It lays the plot down well and left me wanting more. Not sure how I feel about Rori at this moment, but I am kind of Team Aric. I want him to woo his mate.

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Review of To Spell With It (Anna Wolfe #3) by Casey Keen

To Spell With It

“Bonds, witches, bitches, oh my!”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 199 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Valen disappeared.

Micah’s quest for world domination is underway.

An ancient bond threatens to destroy Anna and Roman.

A vampire who cannot be trusted.

Grand Witch Anna Wolfe’s worst nightmare has just begun. Valen is being held hostage by Micah and to make matters more complicated, an ancient bond brewing between her and Roman threatens their very survival. Anna will stop at nothing to get Valen back, even visiting the dreaded Netherworld and enlisting the help of Vlad, the King of the Vampires.

What Anna isn’t prepared for is battling Micah and his endless army of demons, while waging war on The Highers. Faced with terrifying encounters and disastrous black magic, Anna must do everything in her power to rescue Valen and protect both worlds.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Anna may be a grand witch, but she surely does not act like one. She has no idea when to keep her mouth shut or how to handle the delicate threads of politics. She’s more of an “act first, deal with consequences later” kind of girl. But the one thing she does every single time is to fight for those she’s loves.

Roman is one moody warlock, but who can blame him. He has a bond with Anna and he wants to solidify it because he loves her and wants to be with her, but she doesn’t feel the same way and all she wants to do it find a way to break it. I kind of feel bad for Roman, I’ve always liked him.

Valon holds Anna’s heart, but Micah has him and has no problem using him against her.

Is love stronger than a magical bond…you’ll have to read to find out.

To Spell With It is book number three in the Anna Wolfe Series. I loved books ones and two and couldn’t wait for book three, but it fell a little short for me. Everything seems so easy…their problems just get fixed, most with little to no preparation. Compared to the first two books this one felt incomplete, almost like it was missing the heart of the characters and instead they were just puppets following the script.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Eternal Fires (Guardian Witch #7) by Ally Shields

Eternal Fires

A Fiery Finale

 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Romance (Witches, Werewolves, Vampires)

Book Length (Est.): 280 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Guardian Witch Book Seven

It started with the murder of a stranger. Then the crows appeared…

Ari and Andreas know the O-Seven will never leave them alone. Ari is carrying Andreas’s mortal child, but the vampire elders are convinced the child will be the first vampire baby and are out to posses it. Or kill it. Either way, Ari and Andreas will do anything to keep their unborn child safe, even if it means Ari has to go into hiding and leave Andreas exposed to the O-Seven alone.

But then the O-Seven call on the Mahmo magic that can turn an elder into a winged killer, and each time Ari runs, they find her again. The only way to protect their child’s future is to defeat the O-Seven, once and for all.

And to do that, Ari will have to face the elders head-on in their castle stronghold deep in Germany’s Black Forest…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Red Moon Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

The line between friends and enemies still remains a little blurry. Everyone has secrets, but it’s the ones that effect Andreas and Ari that are the most problematic. Sometimes you simply don’t know who to trust.

With a baby on the way, (YAY Ari and Andreas!), he’s even more stubborn about her safety. It’s sweet and she knows it, but Ari is Ari and some things aren’t as easy to change, but she’ll do what she must to protect their baby. And Andreas will become even more of a badass in order to protect his family. A sexy vampire with witch powers…damn he is one hot alpha male.

“Make love to me, Andreas. If we don’t make it through tonight, I want loving you to be one of the last things I do.”

A dead body, crazy baby rumors, freaky crows, and hellhounds only add to unease the O-Seven are causing. Andreas and Ari are willing to risk everything for their family…but so are their friends. It will become a battle of battles and everything will be on the line.

Eternal Fires is a suspenseful, action packed ending to the Guardian Witch series. Enemies will become allies, friends will become enemies, and everything will become a hectic swirl of chaos until it all plays out. This is how you end a series with a bang!

My Favorite Moment: I have several favorites in this one, but nothing like a little sass mixed with suspense and one determined vampire.

His jolt of alarm sizzled across their telepathic link. “Where are you?”

“I’m with Steffan and Jena, on the way to his house. I’m safe.”

“Like hell you are. Not from hellhounds.” he shut the connection.

Ari’s heart pounded with rising panic. He would try to get to her. The hounds would tear him pieces.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Wild Fire (Guardian Witch #6) by Ally Shields

Wild Fire

Never Doubt Destiny

 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Romance (Witches, Werewolves, Vampires)

Book Length (Est.): 294 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Guardian Witch Book 6

A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time…

A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect.

When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy from the past has bound her fire powers, and the city’s string of arsons seems connected.

Daron, the vampire prince in Toronto, has information that two of the vampire elders are on their way to Riverdale. Which can’t be good. Only a risky and unprecedented journey through time can provide the help they need. But that will leave Andreas to face the O-Seven alone…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Red Moon Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Andreas and Ari got married at the end of  Fire Storm and all they want is a little time to enjoy it, but with the O-Seven persistently after them things won’t slow down any time soon. Andreas has to stand beside Daron while Ari is sent on a little journey through time to recover something once lost.

“Signorina, have you not made a mistake that you regret? I have come to beg your forgiveness.”

I really enjoyed the back and forth…following Andreas and Ari as they were both in different places and time periods. Her interactions were very interesting while she was gone, no matter what time she’s in Ari is still the same sassy smart mouthed Ari, and I loved how it all played out.

“Which side of me do you prefer?” he whispered, running lips along her throat. “The man or the vampire.”

“I am so not going there.”

Their connection continues to grow and the possibilities of what they can do is endless. They may only wish to be left alone, but when they’re pushed into a corner they have no problem pushing back.

Wild Fire is a dividing journey that will bring power and love together. The line between enemies and friends will become a little blurry and risks will be taken. And when you get to the end you’ll be ready to start Eternal Fires, the final installment of the Guardian Witch series. I know I can’t wait to see how it all comes together, especially with the surprise addition at the end.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Their first attempt at trying new technology was hilarious. The lights! The sarcastic comments! And definitely the laughing! It was priceless.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Fire Storm (Guardian Witch #5) by Ally Shields

Fire Storm

Never Lose Faith In Your Love

 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Romance (Witches, Werewolves, Vampires)

Book Length (Est.): 300 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Guardian Witch Book 5

Sometimes you just need to stay alive to fight another day.

Six months ago Ari moved in with the vampire prince Andreas. They defied the vampire elders in Europe, killed their enforcer, and have waited for retaliation that never came.

Until now.

On a trip to Italy, Andreas is captured by the vampire rulers, the notorious O-Seven, and taken in chains to their stronghold in Germany. Ari goes after him, even though it’s against the orders of her Magic Council. She is fired for her actions, losing her special Guardian powers at a time she needs them most.

But the vampire rulers are not through with her or with those who attempt to help her. They launch attacks in Europe and at home in Riverdale. Ari is forced to fight them on several fronts, and victory grows increasingly uncertain.

Her last chance to rescue Andreas is a daring plan that places her in the hands of the O-Seven and relies on untested witch magic, the final hope for their survival.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Red Moon Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Unlikely bonds are formed, traitors step forward to revel in their treachery, and life for Andreas and Ari will change forever.

Ari and Andreas are officially living together, but with the threat of the O-Seven still pushing in around them things are more tense than happy. When Andreas is taken captive Ari will stop at nothing to get him back…not even his resistance or stories of betrayal will keep her from following her heart.

“Are you all right? My God, Arianna. I wanted to tear out their evil hearts.”

There’s a lot that happens in Fire Storm, and yet at the same time it seemed to drag on as if nothing was happening. For the overall series storyline I know there were important things that light was shed on, but at the same time this was definitely not my favorite book. Many of the characters I have grown to love only had minor parts and many new characters were introduced that I didn’t feel connected to. However, I loved the ending!

My Favorite Moment: I always enjoy when Ari has gotten fed up and goes barging in somewhere. Warlock or not she’ll set Riverdale free with her fiery vengeance and when push comes to shove she’ll take back what’s hers.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Blood and Fire (Guardian Witch #4) by Ally Shields

Blood and Fire

Sass and Fire…what a combination!

 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Romance (Witches, Werewolves, Vampires)

Book Length (Est.): 306 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Guardian Witch Book Four

A dead body, black magic, and a vampire enforcer…

Ari thought her biggest problem was deciding if she should move in with her vampire boyfriend, Andreas. That was before they found the dead body at the bottom of the Riverdale cliffs. And before she realized he’d been cursed by black magic.

Just as she begins the murder investigation, the vampire rulers in Europe send an enforcer to make inquiries into the recent defeat of the Toronto vampire prince. While Andreas has taken responsibility for the brutal dictator’s death, there is much about the incident that he and Ari must keep to themselves—secrets the vampire elders would stop at nothing to learn.

With threats of retaliation hanging over their heads, Ari moves into Andreas’s Victorian mansion—for safety’s sake—while the enforcer begins a campaign of terror. Ari is caught between competing dangers and challenges: black magic, a ghost, a missing Native American artifact…not to mention a new roommate…all while trying to stay alive…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Red Moon Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Andreas is now Prince of Riverdale and all he wants is for his little witch to move in with him so he can keep her close and protected, but Ari is quite independent and if her safety wasn’t involved I’m not sure she’d ever even consider agreeing. He, on the other hand, can be quite persuasive in getting his way.

“Still angry with me? Don’t be,” he whispered, melting her irritation away. “I only want to keep you safe.”

Ari is still feisty as every, but now she’s torn between her duty as Guardian and her need to be by Andreas’s side. It may be impossible to be everywhere at once, but that won’t keep her from trying. Riverdale is important to her, but at the same time she cannot turn away from where her heart tells her she needs to be.

“Are you positive, cara mia? This is not yet your fight?”

“Yeah, right. I’ve been part of this fight since we med.” She quirked a smile at him. “What could be more fun than irritating some nasty, old vampiress?”

In Blood and Fire lines will be drawn and lines will certainly be crossed for when it comes to having an enforcer in your area it is always good to have a determined fire witch at your disposal. Between the black magic drifting into Riverdale and the enforcer showing off her strength this book is full of action. There’s also a little more on the romantic front when it comes to Andreas and Ari, not to mention the added humor and occasional tension Gabriel can add. As in the previous books in the Guardian Witch Series the characters all continue to play off one another in forming a suspenseful and enchanting read.

My Favorite Moment: I liked the ending. Nothing like a little realization to put one’s fears to rest.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Burning Ends (Guardian Witch #3) by Ally Shields

Burning Both Ends

Love or Duty?

 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense, Romance (Witches, Werewolves, Vampires)

Book Length (Est.): 288 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Guardian Witch Book Three

Friend or lover. Life or death…

Supernatural cop Ari Calin arrives at the hostile Toronto vampire court with an ultimatum from the Riverdale vampires: Sebastian, Toronto’s vampire prince, must stop his unprovoked attacks—or else. Ari wasn’t expecting a fight—the “or else” was typical vampire grandstanding. But even with vampire Andreas De Luca by her side for a show of strength, things get ugly fast. Toronto’s vampire world is in crisis, and surrounded by enemies, Ari and Andreas find themselves under attack.

That’s when Ari gets the call from the Magic Council ordering her home. Steffan, a good friend and leader of Riverdale’s werewolves, has gone missing during top secret negotiations with the US government, and is believed to have been kidnapped—or killed.

Andreas can’t abandon the Toronto vampires, and Ari can’t leave him to face impossible odds alone. But neither can she disobey her orders from the Council, or leave her friend Steffan to be tortured and killed. Ari’s loyalties pull her in two directions—the closest thing to love she’s ever known on one side, and friendship and duty on the other. If she can stay alive long enough for the choice to matter…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Red Moon Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Things just cannot be simple for Ari, if it’s not one thing it’s something else. She lost her mentor in Fire Within, but she got back her family’s Book of Shadows, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. She’ll need everything she can get when Andreas is threatened, Steffan is kidnapped, and there’s a missing kitty to add into the mix.

“Good to know. Nevertheless, we need to stop the bleeding. The bite is deep.” Still holding her hand, his voice held a question. “My saliva wills top the bleeding by coagulating the blood.”

“You want to lick it?” Ari made an effort to keep her voice neutral, as if this was a perfectly normal development. But, ew! Wake up call. Boyfriend was a vampire.

After all the chaos Prince Sebastian has caused Andreas will go to petition his court to cease all malice behavior toward them, and he’ll do it with his power little witch beside him. Of course nothing will go as planned. But in the end he’ll end up right where he wants to be.

Burning Both Ends is just WOW! Each page is filled with action and suspense. There’s so much going on that it’s almost impossible to put down. Can’t forget about the romance either. It may not be steamy, but it’s certainly entwined within the story enough to keep Andreas and Ari’s relationship known. But to be completely honest with all the kind of “fade to black” intimate moments I’m not entirely sure if they’ve actually slept together or not.

I’d also like to note that there are several new characters added in this book, but Gabriel is by far my favorite. The things that come out of his mouth add a little humor and lightheartedness to the story.

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoy Andreas and Ari’s relationship. If it wasn’t for the bond they share I’m not sure if she’d ever actually go out with him. She doesn’t know much about vampires, just what she needs to know for her job, and that doesn’t exactly scream boyfriend material. But he’s known to charm her every time.

“…. The smell of your blood is pleasant, but it does not tempt me to feed from you. Of course,” he added, with a devilish gleam, “there are certain times when even an experienced vampire is tempted to bite. It is very pleasurable for my kind. Enhances other enjoyments. The state of our unbroken skin should be testimony enough of my control.”

“You could have stopped with ‘it does not tempt me,'” Ari said. “The rest isn’t very reassuring.”

Jenn 5 Heart

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