Publication Date: April 3, 2012
When young women start dying, Boston cop Samantha Ryan is the perfect person to investigate, for only she knows what the archais symbol carved into their flesh means. The last in a long line of ruthless witches, she grew up in a coven seduced by power and greed. And now she’s sure that bad witches have returned to Salem. Reluctantly, Samantha goes undercover-into a town obsessed with black magic, into her terrifying past, and into thedark, newly awakened heart of evil.
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THE THIRTEENTH SACRIFICE is a well crafted supernatural thriller. The characters and story line are well-developed. Samantha Ryan grew up in a coven of witches, and she was the only survivor when a spell goes wrong and everyone in the coven , but Samantha is killed. She is now a detective and is no longer a practicing witch. She is pulled back into the world of witchcraft when a few murders are brought to light with a supernatural twist. Samantha is once again immersed into the life of a witch. She has to go undercover to flush out the killer. As she gets closer to the one who is behind the murders, Samantha starts to have flashes of memory from her childhood and that fateful night. Samantha has to be strong or risk losing herself again to the magic and life of a witch. I loved this book with its many twists and turns, and surprising ending that I did not expect. I give THE THIRTEENTH SACRIFICE 4/5 stars.
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Like most immortal witches, Verity Van Velde knows how to look after herself—and she knows better than to trust any man. But then, a vampire with a grudge roughs her up and steals her precious talisman. Before long, Verity is swept up in a terrifying intrigue—and into the strong arms of a devastatingly sexy vampire hunter.
For the past four centuries, Rook has devoted himself to avenging a terrible loss. But something about this pretty witch calls to him, and it’s not just her long legs…or her pouty lips…or her fiery magic. Something deep inside Rook knows that Verity may be his only chance to find his soul mate—and his soul.
BEYOND THE MOON is a great read, with well-developed characters and story line. Verity was born with an old soul that has died twice. Rook is a Hunter that intervenes when Verity is being attacked by Vampires. When Rook places his hand on here he cannot read her truths like he can everyone else, but he does recognize her soul. Rook had given up his soul to bring his dead wife back to life, but he only brought her back as the living dead(zombie). He has a truth demon in him that enables him to read people’s truths. Verity is a fire witch and uses her talent in the Demons Arts Troupe.Verity is Rook’s wife Marianne reborn and has to get over his fear of the past to move forward. I loved reading BEYOND THE MOON and I give it 4/5 stars.
Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world’s most powerful elite organizations—the AmericanCoven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige’s wildest antics can’t hold a candle to those of her new charge—an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil…and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder—and frame Paige for the crime. It’s an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.
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Dime Store Magic is well written with characters that are well-developed and that are able to help move the story along. Paige Winterborne is a witch and has recently inherited her mother’s role as leader of the American Coven of Witches. Paige has recently been given custody of a 13-year-old angry witch whose mother has been known to dabble in black magic. She was kidnapped along with her mother Eve who was later killed. Lucas Cortez a nerdy sorcerer lawyer helps Paige to keep Savannah safe while keeping his hands off the delectable Paige. The sparks and looks between Paige and Lucas are very hot. Savannah is also a very powerful witch that one day will be a witch to be reckoned with. The action in this been is very fast paced. There is also demons, and vampires making an appearance. I really likes Dime Store Magic and I give it 5/5 stars.
Water witch Isabelle Novak must form an uneasy alliance with earth witch Thomas Monahan to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power, even though Thomas’s very presence stirs deeper desires than she ever knew she had.
It has been a been a while since I have read this book and I thought it would be good to visit some old favorites. Anya Bast is very good at creating well-developed characters and story lines. When Isabelle’s sister is killed, she goes looking for the ones who killed her. She finally tracks down the Cabal who summoned the demon who killed her sister. During her hunt she teams up with Thomas Monahan, and together they try to hunt down and destroy the uberdemon of tremendous power in her quest to avenge her sister. During their time together their desire for each other grows hotter I loved Witch Blood, it was a fast past read. The characters of Isabelle and Thomas were very likeable. I give this book 5/5 stars.
After a chaotic marriage and a rough divorce, all Mira Hoskins wants is stability and normality. But when sexy Jack McAllister enters her life, she discovers that what you want isn’t always what you need.
Jack is a powerful witch with the ability to command fire and is anything but normal. As the head of a security detail for The Coven, a national organization that governs national witches, Jack has been assigned to watch over Mira. She is a natural-born witch with the ability to call the air. And although she is unaware of her talent, a group of renegade witches has discovered her existence and are determined to steal her power–and her life.
This is a fast paced, delicious read. The characters and story line is well-developed. Mira is an air witch who has lived outside of the coven, and has no idea of her talent or that she is a witch. There is a rogue coven out to get Mira and steal her power and her life. Jack is not about to let that happen, he was entrusted by the coven to watch over Mira and not let the other coven get ahold of her. We all know what happens when fire and air gets together, they burn hotter. Anya Bast is a great writer, and this is a great book. I recommend this book to everyone. I give Witch Fire 4.5/5 stars.