Review: Werewolves be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

Sucked into a world that co-exists with ours, I couldn’t stop reading this book. I was hooked from the very first word.
Werewolves, witches, vampires and guardians all live in either the Otherworld or the Earthworld. Nexi Jones has never known about the Otherworld. Then her parents are murdered in front of her and everything changes. Nothing is as she thought.
Once she’s brought back into the Otherworld, she gains her powers as guardian and witch. She also finds Kyden. But nothing will stop her from seeking revenge for her the murder of her parents. Can Kyden keep her alive long enough to get vengeance?
I think Stacey did an amazing job of building a world that co-exists with ours. It’s seamless and beautiful at the same time.
Kyden is an alpha-male that wants Nexi. Nexi is strong-willed, tough and independent. And she wants Kyden. Kyden was amazing. He’s a caveman and his caveman tendencies show through. Yet, he knows Nexi needs something different, so he does his best to give it to her. I loved when his inner caveman comes out. Contrary to what you may think, so does Nexi!
There was definitely some sexual tension between Nexi and Kyden. It wasn’t as intense as I expected or wanted. When Nexi and Kyden finally got together though, the sparks did fly.
The suspense of the hunt as well as the targeting of Nexi really added to the story. The secondary characters added a depth to the story and I’m as excited about learning more about them as I am Nexi and Kyden.

The second story Witches Be Dazzled continues the story of Nexi and Kyden. I’m very excited about that as I think there is a lot more to them and we didn’t get it all in this one.
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ARC Review: Hunter by Jax

Good vs. Evil
One hot white witch
The battle of a lifetime
Finding your ONE!
All of these things make Hunter one HOT, fun, intense book.
Tatyana is on her way to visit her brother, but he doesn’t know she’s on her way. Along the way, her car dies and she’s forced to walk. It’s a dark, deserted road in the middle of the night. It’s cold, freezing in face, as she only has a shawl to keep her warm. She finally makes it to the house where her brother is staying. She leans on the door to get a twig out of her shoe, when the door opens and she falls into his arms. Hunter.
The prodigal son has finally returned. On Hunter’s first night back, she falls into his arms, literally.
They’re both instantly attracted to each other. There’s a sizzle, a spark. But Hunter has secrets. In fact, everyone in the house has secrets.
What follows in an intense story of attraction, bonding, magic and good versus evil.’
I admit, I was hooked from the very beginning. Jax has a way of writing that is witty, sarcastic and funny, with a dry humor. The intense scenes between Hunter and Tatyana were HOT. I could feel the passion and heat that was building between them.
Jax did an amazing job of building a world that lives along side the world we all live in. Her easy explanation account for how these witches live in our society, yet we know nothing of their world.
I liked the idea of the differing schools of magic. Each school of magic gives the witch or warlock certain advantages and disadvantages. No two witches are exactly alike. The power level of each witch is different as is the school of magic and their ability.
It was just a neat world to be a part of. Now, I don’t KNOW that this is the first in a series. But I certainly hope it is. While there were no cliffhangers, there certainly were hints of the possibility of future books with this witch coven. I certainly hope there is!
Favorite Quote: “Now, here I am, a stranded woman marching down a spooky, remote road with no one to hear me scream. I’m in a damned plot for a B horror flick!”
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