Title: Here Comes the Witch
Series: Main Street Witches #1
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Release Date: September 7th, 2016
Descriptive Blurb: Jewelry designer Kat Ramos has come to Banshee Creek to break the famous Hagen House curse and, in order to do that, she must marry Liam Hagen. A vengeful ghost with a deadly history isn’t part of the deal, and neither is love. Will Kat be able to handle both? Or will the mystery of the cursed Hagen House remain unsolved?
“Not Perfect, but still Sparkles.”
Impressions: Ghosts? Not my favorite topic, however…as a lover of Gothic romance, I do adore a creepy house, and a good old-fashioned curse, with a dash of ‘Hatfield and McCoy’ on the side. So, I’m game.
Romancing the Witch: A cute connection between the hero and heroine…I felt the chemistry, but I think the author skipped a step or two in their romance. When did they get to know each other? The tension didn’t have time to build. While, I liked them and wanted them to get together…I think the coupling was a bit anticlimactic, like an underdone cake.
Banchee Creek Confidential: Many of our favorite Banchee Creek residences were back and as funny as ever. Caine, in top form as the chief paranormie and head of PRoVe…was quite hilarious. And of course there was Zach’s Poltergeist pizza and haunted baked goods by Patricia. Also, I really like the diversity of Banchee Creek’s residences…the variety of races, languages and Ethnicities are a rich backdrop for the freaky goings-on in town. Even the supernatural fodder that runs amok during the course of the book has diverse origins…there’s a Chinese Ghost Festivals along with the Afro-Caribbean theological/mythological mesh of Santeria’.
Minor beefs: The book, while an easy read had some pesky typos which kept popping up like a mosquito buzzing in my ear. My recommendation…One more round of proofreading and its golden. Also, I got lost a little bit in the Botanica’ and the explanations surrounding the Santeria religion and its practices. As a Christian I am completely unfamiliar with both. Reading the encyclopedic information dump at the beginning of the book did not increase my level of understanding. I think more of an effort could be made to translate the tenants of Santeria’ into layman’s terms…and to dole out the info in smaller, more digestible bites.
Cliffhanger: Naw, not so much…but there was a nice epilogue and a little set up for the next book in the series.
The Verdict: Light-hearted fluff. Cute read. It’s more of a novella, but enjoyable.
You can find ‘Here Comes the Witch’ on Goodreads.
You can purchase a copy of ‘Here Comes the Witch’ here:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Here Comes the Witch. These are the prizes you can win:
– Custom Jewelry (US Only)
– a 25$ amazon gift card (International)
For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I write paranormal romantic comedy and cozy mystery (whew, that’s a mouthful!) set in Banshee Creek, Virginia, The Most Haunted Town in the USA. My books feature feisty funny heroines dealing with a host of paranormal critters (ghosts, cryptids, pagan gods…the sky’s the limit) and mysteries. They find magic, love and laughter and readers get to follow them every step of the way.
I love quirky towns with spooky stories, and, thanks to my books, I get to “live” in one year-around. In real life I live in a Minneapolis suburb (which is sadly lacking in ghosts) with my husband and three children and I’m still trying to adjust to the cold.
You can find and contact Ani Gonzalez here:
– Website: http://www.AniGonzalez.com
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AniGonzalezAuthor/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ani_gonzalez
Related Posts: My Ghostly Valentine by Ani Gonzalez