Jul 20, 2011

My Wishlist

The Spellbound Bride by Theresa Meyers
Twice a widow and now suspected of witchcraft, Sorcha MacIver must find a man who can overcome the curse that haunts her, or burn at the stake at the hands of her own clan. Mercenary Ian Hunter thought marrying her would be easy money and a way to escape Scotland, and his treacherous brother who stole his first bride. But neither counted on Sorcha being a pawn in a deadly play for the throne of Scotland by King James cousin, the Earl of Bothwell, where witch hunts are only the beginning, and...

Fallen (Of Angels and Demons Series) by Michele Hauf
Wanting to be a part of mankind, the angel fell—losing his halo, the prize that held his earthbound soul. Now Cooper must retrieve it. But wherever the Fallen walk, a Sinistari demon intent on slaying one is not far behind. Cooper knows he must be wary of this demon. But his first encounter with her leaves him curiously hungering for more….

To reclaim her own soul, Pyxion must kill an angel. Not just any angel, but one who's fallen to earth and taken on an irresistible, seductive human form. She never expected that she would feel an attraction for the man she hunted—or that she might need his help. When faced with a powerful mutual threat, she and Cooper form an alliance. But as the danger heightens, so does the passion…and if they give in, all could be lost.

Midnight Cravings: Racing the Moon\Mate of the Wolf\Captured\Dreamcatcher\Mahina's Storm  Under the cover of night exists the dark and sensuous world of Midnight Cravings—a world conjured up in six seductive tales of paranormal passion. Follow some of the genre's best writers, including Michele Hauf, Karen Whiddon and Lori Devoti, on a mesmerizing journey where the extraordinary comes breathtakingly close with every turn of the page. So, please, come on in. The first bite won't hurt, and it's likely that you will crave another...

Jul 19, 2011

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Jul 18, 2011

I'm a Winner!

What a day! It is great to share that I will be receiving Theresa Meyers Vampire Love Prize Pack from VampChix ~includes a pair of high-quality customizable fangs, an autographed copy of 'The Vampire Who Loved Me' and a luxury bubble bar from LUSH. So Cool! Thank You! Thank You! Now this Wytch will have her own set of fangs to live out all Vampire fantasies. Interesting. If I can find my icam, I will take a snap of me wearing them, that is... if you don't mind seeing a toothy mug of me LOL...and turned vampire... This really is a cool giveaway and I am completely looking forward to the book. When I am finished reading The Vampire Who Loved Me, I will be sure to post my review. I'm already hooked on Theresa Meyers and her Steampunk fiction.

Oh! And not to forget, I want to say big thanks to LadyVampire2u for sharing awesome giveaways and is where I found this particular giveaway! 

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Jul 2, 2011

Long Weekend Giveaway Winner

It is late in the day here in Ohio on a steamy Saturday afternoon and well into our long weekend celebrating our Country's Independence. May I use this as my excuse for my tardiness in getting on with the picking at Random.org for our lucky winner of Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule? *hiccups* Good food, good company, and just a plain good time!

I wish a wonderful weekend to all and 
Happy 4th of July to America!

Our lucky winner at The Wytch's Mirror is LadyVampire2u! An email to you has been sent and I will notify Sherry. Thank you all for coming by and wishing Sherry Soule the very best with her Spellbound series. Look for it! It really is great! Here is my review for book one titled Beautifully Broken.

Jul 1, 2011

Book Review Beautifully Broken

Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them.

Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?

It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been normal, and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

Book title: Beautifully Broken
Release Date: July 01, 2011
Publisher: Firelight Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Look for Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule being released for purchase today! And followers! Hurry to Shadow People, Guest Post by Sherry Soule and add your comment for a chance to win a copy of Sherry's book Beautifully Broken. Giveaway ends today!


My view and Review by Cynthia ~Beautifully Broken is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and can easily be considered a Gothic read. In fact, I'm counting this one towards my Gothic Reading Challenge. While there is no castle per say, there is a Gothic mansion Ravenhurst, and the descriptive details is a large part of the story where much of Shiloh's time is spent and the story is told from. There is an absolute existence of suspense and mystery through out the entire book for over the years kids have disappeared from Whispering Pines, and Shiloh uncovers family secrets, unveiling truths about her own magickal powers. Without a doubt there are Supernatural or otherwise inexplicable events when the shadows come to life and that causes plenty of emotion. A terror to be exact, and I absolutely found myself breathless and a bit panicked.

Shiloh is 15 turning 16, and she does go through a difficult time naturally that would put a character of that age in distress. Her parents are a bit self absorbed, especially her Mother that also seems to be in denial and hiding something dark, so from Shiloh's point of view she most likely feels abandoned. I found her more to be of a heroine with strength and struggling to find her place as she holds tight to her individuality. That very strength may be what makes her a lone or lonely as she labels herself a weirdo.

Taking all of the Gothic detail into consideration, there is a connection. That which causes the mystery and suspense in Beautifully Broken is the very essence that makes Shiloh's parents keep secrets and act so stand offish with her and then creates a chain of events that continues to roll itself into this elaborate paranormal read.

Shiloh has a certain knowing and gift. She is guided and helped through this horror of the shadows with the ability to see and hear spirits. It is that communication skill that saves her from what is lurking in the dark.


This is a great book! I absolutely loved it and was blown away with Sherry's strong descriptive narration. Every chapter made me hunger for the next and it was an incredible richly written paranormal romance. Soule did not scrimp on ways to bring out the story line with color and flare. This is one of those YA books that I would highly recommend to anyone that loves reading, even those that do not normally pick up a paranormal. For YA and Paranormal Romance fans, this will shoot straight to the top of your favorites list, along with the entire Spellbound series.

5 Pendulums out of 5

About the Author:

Sherry Soule has won numerous awards for her short stories and now writes full time. She adores cats, loves scary movies, and lives on peppermint mochas. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and her black cat, Charm. She is hard at work on the next book in the Spellbound Series.

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My copy is an PDF read on my Nook and provided to me by the author Sherry Soule. This read counts toward my Gothic Reading Challenge and Outdo Yourself.
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