What the book has to say:
Alex Grisham, a practicing witch, is familiar with the paranormal, but nothing can prepare her for the evil she and her Wiccan Sisters must face when Celia, their High Priestess, suddenly disappears.
Alex and her Sisters of the Laurel Tree Coven must work against the clock—and the hidden evil that wants to destroy them—in order to discover the mystery behind Celia’s disappearance before Samhain, when the world as they know it might just come to an end.
In her search for answers, Alex finds herself torn between her live-in partner, Glenn, and Dan, a sexy animal control officer, with far too many dark and dangerous secrets of his own. Soon Alex realizes that one of these men is out to kill her. If she chooses the wrong one, she’ll unleash pure evil upon the world.
What I have to say:
When one her of coven sisters disappears, practicing witch Alex Grisham will face a decision that could unleash pure evil upon the world in this thrilling paranormal romance.
Danger and excitement draws the reader in and keeps them shivering in anticipation from the beginning when Alex discovers that there is an evil hunting witches - an evil that her and her coven sisters are unprepared for and the suspense and tension builds throughout the story as the danger intensifies and Alex becomes the target. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination in this steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot full of suspense, excitement and romance.
Speaking of romance, Alex is torn between her live in partner, Glen and a sexy animal control officer, Dan which leads to quite a bit of emotional turmoil that readers can easily relate to and since both have secrets adds quite a bit of the mysterious to the story as well. But not everything is as it seems and one of these men wants her death which spices things up with lots of suspense and excitement. The strong compelling characters grab the readers attention and refuse to let go while the well orchestrated events ensures that the reader has to know every last detail and along with some unexpected twists keep the readers guessing.
There were was a couple of instances when the story seemed a little on the slow side but for the most part I was completely bewitched by the world with some interesting and different elements that the author has created. I am looking forward to reading the second book Wiccan Moonlight and discovering what the characters face next.
4 STARS 3 FLAMES
Imajinn Books, May 31 2011, 284 pages, ebook & print
#2 Wiccan Moonlight
Introducing Lori J Schiele:
Born and raised just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm a eclectic Wiccan with a deep and devoted love for animals, especially cats and wolves.
Worked as a veterinary nurse in a 24-hour veterinary ICU for over 15 years. Also volunteer time at a wildlife rehab, and doing TNR (trap-neuter-release) with feral cats.
I currently live in Philadelphia with my boyfriend, nine "special needs" cats and a tankful of misc fish.
Have been reading since age 3 1/2 and wrote my first story when I was 8 years old. Although I have had several short stories and magazine articles published, "Wiccan Shadows: Book One of the Wiccan Sisterhood" is my first published novel.
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