Wednesday, March 26, 2008

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover

I have always been a fan of vampire stories and when you throw a sassy witch into the mix, you’re bound to have some interesting things happen! I noticed there are so many dark and angsty type paranormals where the undead “boo hoo” over their immortality or some shift changing individual is sick of always being too furry, scaly or drippy (drippy as in man changing into seal and visa-versa). But you won't find that here with this book.

Linda Wisdom has written a light hearted and funny paranormal that was a true gem of a read. 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover has everything to suit your paranormal needs. There is magic, action, some nice sex scenes and fuzzy bunny slippers that will munch on everything in sight. This is the first book I have ever read where bunny slippers (named Fluff and Puff) have teeth and are always hungry. When you are around them you better watch your toes. And Jazz, our witch loves to wear them. I think Fluff and Puff should have their own story. Can you imagine the adventures these bunnies would go on?

But for the moment this is Jazz’s adventure. Jazz is a seven hundred year old witch who was cast out from the Academy for Witches on her first day of class back in 1313. Her class was banished for one hundred years till they make amends. It looks like Jazz isn’t doing too well on that end because she is seven hundred years old after all. But Jazz doesn’t moan and groan about her poor immortal life. Jazz is a modern girl and embraces it. She is a working girl after all. She is a driver for the All Creatures Limo Service and in her spare time she helps get rid of curses and spells. But Jazz doesn’t work alone because her 1956 aqua-white Thunderbird convertible has the former owner in the front passenger seat. Irma is a ghost owned the car when she was alive and now she won’t go to the other side.

Everything is going great for Jazz, that is until vampire Nikolai Gregorvich comes back into her life and that is when things get interesting. Nick and Jazz have always had a very touchy relationship. She tends to throw fireballs at him when she gets angry with him. Nick and Jazz have had years… centuries of loving and fighting. These two can’t be cordial to each other, unless their mouths are busy when they are kissing each other. Nick needs Jazz’s help to defeat an old enemy of Jazz’s, which send chills down her spine.

What I especially liked was how Jazz and Nick became a great team, not just as a romantic couple, but two people who worked together to solve a mystery and defeat the bad guy. These two have great chemistry with each other and the intimacy between them was perfect. Linda has many years of writing under her belt with 70 books and many award nominations. This latest by her shows her skill at trying something new and creating really great characters that made me smile and laugh.

A witch, her sexy vampire lover and some rabid but cut fuzzy bunny slippers make 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover a hoot of a read.

Make sure to stop back on Friday when I post a one-on-one interview I did with Linda. There may be even a contest to come…

Katiebabs

12 comments:

Christine said...

This book sounds like a really fun read. I love the name Jazz and can I just say that is one adorable book cover? I think I'll make this one of my beach/pool books this summer.

BTW Do Fluff and Puff actually bite? Do they talk?

Katie(babs) said...

Fluff and Puff are like puppies, they will eat anything in sight and destory it. And they talk in their own little language. So cute! Perfect beach weather :)

Bev(BB) said...

I'm going to have to watch for this one because it sounds like it would be a really fun read. I'm having a brain drain moment, though. Is Linda Wisdom an AKA for Linda Jones/Linda Winstead Jones or am I going in an entirely wrong direction there? My mind's trying to make the connection because I know Jones have a lot of AKA's but I'm hesitating. Hmm.

lisabea said...

Katie(babs)~Intriguing use of bunny slippers. Can't wait for the interview on Friday. Do you remember that song? Just hop on the bus, gus. Make a new plan, stan.

OK. I've olded myself again.

Katie(babs) said...

Bev(bb)- I have am not sure about that. I must go investigate...

Lisabea: Nope, don't know that song. I must be a young soul. I just turned 18 a few months ago. ;)

lisabea said...

Too young for a certain older man who we are not squabbling over.

Katie(babs) said...

Oh, that is right!
I can always settle for the young one for the time being. ;)

nath said...

This book sounds great!! I want it!! Thank you so much for reviewing it!

Shannon said...

oooh! Sounds like a perfect light, fun read. Fluff and Puff! Love it! Kinda reminds me of Bunicula. heehee :)

Linda Wisdom said...

Fluff and Puff also have their own stories in my blog at MySpace and now they have their own MySpace! www.myspace.com/magickbunnyslippers

I know they'd love for you all to stop by!

And Bunicula is one of my favorites along with Count Duckula!

Linda Winstead Jones is another writer and a wonderful person.

Linda

Brandy said...

I read this a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. If I remember correctly Fluff and Puff were given their own interview on the author blog on Amazon for this book. *g*

Ana said...

Sounds great! I am getting it! I love the title....