The Majicka by MaryJanice
Ireland Shea has quite a
collection of roommates. They include a vampire, a werewolf, a
fairy and a spirit stuck in a car. When they find a zombie
roaming around the cemetery one night, she does what any Good
Samaritan does. She brings her home. Micah is looking to train
the next Majicka, the guardian of all things magic. When he
meets Ireland, he knows she’s special. He just doesn’t know
Full of MaryJanice Davidson’s
special brand of wit and sarcasm, The Majicka
is a fun tale that kept me laughing. I enjoyed meeting
all of the characters in this novella. They have quirky
temperaments and characteristics that come together in the end
to provide a spell-binding climax. Definitely a great read.
Voodoo Moon by Lori Handeland
FBI agent Dana “Don’t Call Me
Scully” Duran has been sent to Devil’s Fork, Louisiana to find
a serial killer. When she arrives, the sheriff tells her the
only thing left at the crime scenes is a voodoo doll. Julian
Portier runs the local voodoo shop. He’s Dana’s top suspect,
until she finds out there are other forces at work.
kept me up way into the night, in more ways than one. Eerie
and seductive, I fell in love with the characters and the
setting. I hope this short is the beginning of a series,
because I loved the ending. This novella is not to be missed.
Breath of Magic by Cheyenne
D’Anu witch Sydney Aline is
fighting with her other witch sisters against Darkwolf, a
warlock, who has stolen the powerful eye of Balor. Just when
she thinks she has him cornered, things go wrong. That’s when
Conlan, a Tuatha D’Danann warrior, comes to help.
Unfortunately, they lose the battle, but win each other. After
that, they team up with their fellow withes and warriors to
battle for the eye and keep its evil power from being
unleashed on the world.
Breath of Magic
is an action-packed ride. I feel in love with Conlan, a
warrior who definitely has a gentler side that made me tingle
with delight. Ms. McCray’s story is a delightful return to the
world of her San Francisco witches.
Any Witch Way She Can by
Miranda “Randy” Berry is a
non-magical person, even though many of her family members are
“others.” Or so she thinks.
After being stood up, she
decides to take matters into her own hands and cast a spell to
find her true love. The spell sends her spiraling into her
grandmother’s house one day before, and into the waiting arms
of Michael Devon. Randy and her grandmother don’t see eye to
eye, but this is Randy’s chance to help the older woman
overcome a huge problem, and gain favor in her sight. And it
doesn’t hurt that Michael is there to help her, every step of
Any Witch Way She Canwas a delightful breath of fresh air. Randy is a
fantastic character who could be portrayed as bitter and
selfish. Instead she comes across as fun-loving, adventurous
and self-reliant. And Michael is drop dead sexy. This charming
tale was my first experience with Christine Warren, but won’t
be my last.
One thing I love about
anthologies is the chance to get a sampling of various
authors. No Rest
for the Witches was perfect for just that. I
visited two writers I love, MaryJanice Davidson and Cheyenne
McCray, and got a taste of Lori Handeland and Christine
Warren. Readers will truly enjoy this foray into worlds that
feature vampires, zombies, voodoo and witches. I know I did.