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Smashwords book reviews by Naomi

  • Of Witches and Warlocks: The Demon Kiss on July 21, 2011

    The Demon Kiss is the second book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series by Lacey Weatherford. This book has the perfect balance of love, action, determination and resilience. After waking from a horrific ordeal, Portia finds that the love of her life is gone. This infuriates her and makes her determined to find Vance and give him a piece of her mind. He has ran off to find his demonic father and take care of him once and for all. Portia is outraged that Vance has left her behind and is worried that he won’t come back to her. So she decides to go find him along with her two best friends promising to call in the coven when she finds him. This trip ends up being more of a black ops mission; to find Vance’s father, help save his victims and kill him whilst not getting killed themselves. This is a lot more tricky that what they think as Vance’s father has unlimited power and resources. I loved the character development in this book. Portia shows just how resilient and strong she is in this story. Not only has she to deal with her every advancing powers and recovering from being drained of blood but also has a blood lusting boyfriend to deal with. I also loved how much closer Portia and Vance became in this book if that’s even possible. It seems as if their love is even more unbreakable. I had a strange feeling of foreshadowing in this book but not from anything that Lacey had written. I had the feeling that something bad was going to happen as soon as I started reading one of the chapters and it ended up happening how I thought it would but at the same time I was surprise that it happened. The ending left me with the mother of all cliffhangers but at the same time it explains the nightmare that Vance went through in The Trouble With Spells. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed The Demon Kiss and can’t wait to read the next book in the series, Blood of the Witch. Hopefully some more answers will be made available in the next book. Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the author for review. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.
  • Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells on July 21, 2011

    The Trouble With Spells is the first book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series written by Lacey Weatherford. This book will have you addicted from the first page. Vance and Portia’s story is one that I couldn’t put down. Packed with action and love, this book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Portia Mullins is your typical teenage girl. She loves hanging out with her best friend Shelly and spending time with her family. But now that her sixteenth birthday approaches it means she can start dating and boy does she pick the good ones. Not only that but she uncovers that she is also a witch. Vance Mangum is the local bad boy. He rides a motorcycle and is drop dead gorgeous and not only that but the boy is seriously gifted. I don’t mean he is an underachiever, I mean he has some seriously awesome talent because he is a…warlock. Vance is over excited that it’s Portia’s sixteenth birthday because it means he can finally get to know her instead of admiring her from a distance. Well, what can I say? This is my second time reading this book and I still love it. All the added extra scenes was definitely worth the re-print. My favourite part of the book was the prologue, this is a new section that was added to the book. I loved it because it was all from Vance’s perspective which was awesome. I think the first time I read the book I didn’t fully comprehend Vance’s feelings from Portia but this opening chapter explains it all and it made me realize how much he had to go through staying away from her for all that time and then eventually being able to let out all that pent up love. I don’t think there were any parts of the book that I disliked. There was one moment, but I wouldn’t say I disliked it. It’s essential to the book plot and set up for the next book but it doesn’t make it pleasant. Tugged at my heart strings it did. Lacey sure knows how to build up the drama. Although I was giggling at certain parts. Overall, brilliant book and I would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in reading about witches. Disclaimer: I was sent this book for review as part of a blog tour via The Bookish Snob Promotions. This is the second edition of the book and you can find my review of the first edition here. I have not been paid to review this book.
  • Of Witches and Warlocks: Blood of the White Witch on Aug. 21, 2011
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    Blood of the White Witch is the third book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series by Lacey Weatherford. This instalment in the series is full of action, passion and love. Best of all, it’s set in Scotland. Portia and Vance are still overcoming their ordeal with Damien Cummings (Vance’s father) from The Demon Kiss. Vance decides he wants to dig deeper into the confession that Darcy had made regarding his mother and his father’s family. This takes them on a journey to Scotland where they find more than they had bargained for. I absolutely loved this book. Vance was his usual sexy and awesome self and Portia was sort of taking a bit of a back seat in this story, but we do see her powers developing. This book was more about Vance looking into his family history and Portia, being part of his family, was there every step of the way for support. Sometimes delving into the unknown can lead to good things, but unfortunately for our hero and heroine, something always goes wrong. Vance learns more about why his father was performing the demonic rituals on him when he was a child and the heritage that comes with it. Portia also learns more about herself in this book but what she finds out is the cause for landing her and Vance in their predicament half way through the book. My heart actually broke at the end of this book. It was such a heart wrenching cliff hanger to be left on but it builds immense suspense and a brilliant set up for the next book in the series, The Dark Rising. My favourite moment in this book had to be when Vance and Portia newly got to Scotland and involves some sexy Scottish attire. Overall, loved this book and love the series. Vance and Portia’s story is timeless and I would recommend everyone to pick the series up and have a go. You won’t be disappointed. Disclaimer: I was sent this ARC e-book for review from the author. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.