Review: Witch Hunter by Shari Nichols


Witch Hunter

By: Shari Nichols
Genres: Paranormal, paranormal erotica
Pages: 194
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Published on: November 19, 2014
Review: Witch Hunter by Shari Nichols

Determined MBI (Magickal Bureau of investigations) agent Alex Denopoulos will stop at nothing to catch a killer, including recruit notorious felon, Willow McCray to work for the agency. The lines between duty and passion become blurred the more time he spends with the sultry witch. In the midst of the investigation, they succumb to the dark edges of desire, placing both their lives in danger. Alex will risk more than his badge to keep her alive.

Kick-ass witch Willow must use her powers for good if she wants to stay out of Hellios, a mage prison for those who have broken the Wiccan Rede of ‘Harm ye None.’ Willow never expects to fall so hard for Alex, a mortal with a penchant for justice and a deep seated hatred of witches. Though a future together seems impossible, she doesn’t want to let him go.

Can she vanquish the evil surrounding them and give Alex her mind and body before she loses her heart and maybe her soul?

 

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
 
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I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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 Excerpt:

Willow took a sip of her margarita and glanced down at Alex’s big hands, tanned and sprinkled with a smattering of dark hair. Funny, she never found a man’s hands sexy. Suddenly her mind filled with images of Alex trailing those big, masculine hands over her body. She wondered if he fit the stereotype. Big hands, big…

 

“You never did answer my question. Are you considering taking me up on my offer?” The sound of his voice pulled her from a host of fantasies. Willow dug her nails into her palm to get her head back in the game. She shouldn’t be thinking about this man in such a raw, sexual way.

 

“Why not? My car’s parked in the back.”She probed through the nearby crowd to check if Alex came here with bodyguards. A virtual cacophony of conversations invaded her thoughts, but nothing about protection for Alex. Once she got him alone, she’d take her chances and pray she wouldn’t be outnumbered. “Then let’s get out of here. Unless of course I’ve got some competition.” He   motioned over her shoulder to the incubus whose head now lolled forward over the bar.

 

“I think you’re flying solo here.” She’d set her trap and let the consequences be damned. She rubbed her finger along the rim of the glass and licked off the salt.

 

She lifted the glass to her lips, savoring the tangy flavor of margarita mix along with the zing of tequila as it slid down her throat. Headrush. No surprise there, she couldn’t remember the last time she’d slept or eaten in the past forty-eight hours, existing on a combination of raw nerves and pure adrenaline.

 

“You missed a spot.” He ran his thumb along the seam of her lip. He put it to his mouth and licked. “Mmm, sweet.” Her plan didn’t involve foreplay…but damn he was hot. In another time and another place she would be seriously into this guy. Too bad I might have to kill him.

 

 

~~Andi’s Review~~

 

So I JUST finished this, I mean I just put it down so everything is super fresh in my mind.

 

This was a good book, actually it is one of the best witch books I have read.  There are two main reasons why this book is so good.  1) The main characters while obviously fictional, are very well structured and you really start to care about Alex, Willow, even Ellen and Lucinda.  I mean the MIB doesn’t exist, no no not the Men in Black; that probably does exist, no these are Mage hunters who help get the bad mages.  Now mages aren’t your typical mage fare, no these are demons, vampires, etc that all live together in a mostly peaceful society.  2) The author did a ton of research into witchcraft. Even if the author is a witch there is so much more than from one witch’s perspective, it has what different witches do and it really looks at it from a broad view.  I really enjoyed that.

 

There is some sex, and it does get a little graphic so if that is not your thing you could either skip the sexy scenes or skip this book, but I wouldn’t skip the book.

 

I do have an issue with the cover, I personally would not buy this book if I saw it at a store or at Amazon.  For me it is a little to obvious, or suggestive.  I know this is from Ellora’s Cave which is a romance company, but they could have spiced the cover up a little, AND the blade that she is holding is more of a K-Bar that the military uses versus an Athame that the witches tend to use.  I know that may be nit picking but the first thing I thought was the main character “Willow” via the cover was a witch hunter and used her Military Issued K-Bar to hunt witches.

 

Overall this is a good book and if you can get past the cover, it is a good read.

 

 

4 stars

 

 

About Shari Nichols

Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. Shari has been married to her own alpha hero for twenty-two years. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two teenagers, and her adoring golden retriever. Shari graduated from Rider University with a degree in Business Administration. After spending several years in the grind of Corporate America, she quit to stay at home with her kids. Now she’s thrilled to spend her days in sweats, eating chocolate while pounding on her keyboard to create her next novel.

Her first book, Witch Hunter has been contracted with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. Her next book, another steamy, romance, will venture into the world of ghosts and haunted inns. Shari is a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.

 

 

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2 Responses to Review: Witch Hunter by Shari Nichols

  1. Thank you so much fro having me as a guest. I want to thank Andi as well for the awesome review.

  2. Thanks for having me as a guest. I also want to thank Andi for the awesome review.

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