Thursday, October 23, 2008

Review: The Healing Spell


The Healing Spell
by Kiki Howell
Excessica
ISBN# not assigned
Release Date: October 20, 2008
Pages: 31
Format: Electronic
Paranormal Category: Erotic, Witches
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Samantha is a witch; and one that knows herself very well. She is very intelligent, very well researched in Wicca, and has spent a lot of time getting closer to herself and learning what she believes. When a lost soul continues to come near her home, walking near a stream in deep thought, his despair pulls at her, night after night. Finally, she feels that she must help him and approaches him to offer him her deal.

David is an ad executive, who was once very good at his job. Lately, he cannot find his creative side and is exhausted, trying to keep up with his job. When the lovely Samantha approaches him, he cannot resist her. He has never met anyone so in tune with himself or herself. She knows who she is and what she believes in, without a doubt. She offers him a sex spell, which he cannot turn down. When the spell is over, will David be able to walk away and never experience Samantha again?

Kiki Howell wove a story of magic that drew me in on the first page. I was impressed with Samantha and how well she knows herself and her craft. David is like most of us; he has lost his way and does not know who he is or what he wants any longer. Kiki’s use of words and descriptions is indescribable and weaves a kind of magic around the reader. This is my first experience with Kiki Howell, but after reading The Healing Spell, she is now at the top of my to be read list!


Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
October 2008

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Review: Gingerbread

GINGERBREAD

By Gabriel Daemon

eXcessica

June 30, 2008

Length: Novella

Category: Paranormal, Fantasy

Heat Level: eXcess 4

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Gingerbread is an erotic retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel’s mother doesn't want them around anymore. She is not really the mothering type. She decides that she needs to take them to another town and just leave them there to fend for themselves. The twins hear her telling their father what she is going to do and decide to figure out a way to find their way home. It takes them longer than they thought it would but they eventually find their way home. Their mother is furious that they came home. The next day they have breakfast with their parents. The twins start to feel dizzy and the next thing they remember is waking up in the middle of a stand of trees. This is the beginning of a harrowing experience for the twins who had only been away from home one other time.


To start I should say that this story has a good bit of sex, some that may not appeal to everyone. This is not your average fairy tale. It was very well put together and descriptive. I was drawn to the twins and their struggles. Everyone knows how the original story ends and they do live happily ever after with a twist. I enjoyed very much how well the story flowed and it didn't feel like a big stretch from the original. I was very impressed with Mr. Daemon’s storytelling capabilities.


Reviewed by Breia Brickey

ParaNormal Romance Reviews

July 16, 2008

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Review: Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack
Leighann Phoenix
eXcessica

June 1, 2008

ISBN#
not assigned
EBook
Heat Level: eXcess 4

Paranormal/Shifter
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Working for a scummy boss in a sleazy bar was not all it’s cracked up to be. Aislinn could complain, but she needed the job and the money it brought. She had a past she was running from and nowhere to run to, until she met Cullen. Cullen was a werewolf not to be trifled with. Cullen is drawn to Aislinn in a way that neither one could believe was possible. When he realized that he wanted Aislinn, he knew no one could stop him from having what he wanted. Struggles within his pack and with Aislinn's past threaten their new found relationship. They realize that they are stronger together than apart and they will fight to get what they both want.


This is a wonderfully written and descriptive story. There isn’t a shortage of action in this story. The love scenes are just as nice as the action and I enjoyed every minute of it. This story shows me that supernatural or not, everyone has things to work out in their family. Most of the characters are loveable and the ones that aren’t, you love to hate. I found this story flowed very nicely. My only regret is that I want more from Cullen’s pack. There are stories there waiting to be told and I look forward to hearing more from Leighann Phoenix. I hope to read more on this pack.


Reviewed by Breia Brickey

ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 16, 2008


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