Monday, July 20, 2009

Witch's Heart Review

What Erin O'Riordan, author of Beltane, had to say about Tab's second book in the Winslow Witches series, Witch's Heart.

Any book that starts off with the hero being bitten by a rattlesnake in a very private part is bound to keep the reader flipping pages. Tabitha Shay's second book in the Winslow Witches series keeps the pages flipping for many other reasons,too. Shay has created a world of magic and wonder, where witches, wizards werewolves and demons interact with talking animal familiars. Danger abounds in this world, and her villains are truly hideous creatures. Despite the dark, haunted atmosphere and the mission he's been given, warlock Sage (a hottie with lavender eyes) manages to fall in love with the woman he's supposed to be hunting.

Shay is the absolute mistress of sexual tension, writing scenes that ache with the unfulfilled desires of the characters, and then skillfully granting heroine, hero and reader fulfillment. The language is explicit, especially from frog-familiar Dinka, whose amphibian mind can't seem to stay out of the gutter. With Dinka, Shay injects an element of humor into the romance.

Although Witch's Heart stood alone just fine, and I haven't read the first book in the series, I'm hooked.

review by Erin O'Riordan, author of Beltane

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