Monday, January 12, 2015

Review of 'Whiskey Witches: Season 1' by S. M. Blooding


WW-S1-6Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can’t summon fire, can’t read minds. She knows the arcane. She’s studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases.

Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There’s a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Not just any demon, though. A man born long ago, made a demon in order to protect the Gate to Hell.

Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders, and re-discover Paige’s gift.

She’s a demon summoner and she’s key to the killer’s plan.

**My thoughts**

This book reads like a Netflix marathon of a TV show. The episodes are engrossing and quick. leaving you with just enough of a cliffhanger at the end to entice you to continue with the next episode, but not so much that you are going to be swearing and throwing things while waiting for the next installment to appear. I started this season, one episode at a time, waiting for the next one to be available. Now, you all can just grab the entire season all at once and don't have to deal with the waiting.

I admit that at first I didn't like Paige. Okay, so she is a demon summoner. But, she once tried to use her gift for something so heinous that she lost her family and so much more by doing so. As more of her story is revealed, though, she softens, and I softened toward her. While being a demon summoner is kind of cool, it also really sucks, leaving her vulnerable at times, despite the strength she has within herself and from her cohorts.

Dexx is fun. He knows how to handle Paige and her attitude, while still making himself endearing. You could say I had a bit of a crush on him.

The mystery of the rampant deaths and how to make the demons stop is intriguing. It has been a while since I read a paranormal mystery. This one was well worth the time and effort. I look forward to Season 2!

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Meet the Author:

SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

Find out more about her at:

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