Blood, Smoke and Mirrors
Even a bad witch deserves a second chance. Wrongly accused of using her magic to harm, the closest Catherine Baker comes to helping others is serving their coffee. Life as an outcast is nothing new, thanks to her father’s reputation, but the injustice stings. Especially since the man she loved... show more
Even a bad witch deserves a second chance. Wrongly accused of using her magic to harm, the closest Catherine Baker comes to helping others is serving their coffee. Life as an outcast is nothing new, thanks to her father’s reputation, but the injustice stings. Especially since the man she loved turned her in. Now the man has the gall to show up and suggest she become the next Titania? She’d rather wipe that charming grin off his face with a pot of hot java to the groin. Alexander Duquesne has never faltered in his duties as a guardian—until now. The lingering guilt over Cat’s exile and the recent death of his best friend have shaken his dedication. With the murder of the old Titania, the faerie realm teeters on the brink of chaos. His new orders: keep Cat alive at all costs. Hunted by a powerful stranger intent on drawing her into an evil web, Cat reluctantly accepts Lex’s protection and the resurrected desire that comes along with it. Lex faces the fight of his life to keep her safe…and win her back. If they both survive. Warning: This book contains one tough and snarky witch, one gorgeous guardian, explicit blood drinking, magician sex, gratuitous violence against vampires and troublemaking Shakespearean faeries.
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Bad Witch (#1)
There were some things I liked and didn't. What I liked: Cat. She's strong and witty, but most definitely not perfect. I liked that she clearly communicated her issues with Lex. "Is it really so much to ask that just once I be worth sacrificing something for?" I thought it was funny that Porti...
Starts off with a strong premise: outcast witch finds herself in the unlikely position of vying for job of Titiana, the intercessor between the land of fairy and Earth's magical critters AND her competition is none other than her father, the man who killed her mother. Unfortunately, the plot fizzles...
This was a pretty fun read. The premise was really good and the characters are wonderful. Cat and Lex are great and their story was eventful. It was slow in some parts and would get really good and then slow again. Overall, I found it a quick and entertaining read. I wonder if it's the beginning of ...
Wasn't crazy about the lead, so don't think I'll finish...
2.5 stars This book felt like 2 novellas mashed together into one book. The problem/action in part 1 was a lot of fun and I liked it. The second half fell apart for me.The author has an engaging style. I do wish that there was a bit less of the "he's so perfect, I'm not" bits. Cat seems inconsistent...