Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Salon - 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover

A gorgeous witch with a sense of humor. Her sexy vampire lover who she hasn't seen in thirty years. A ghost who haunts a 1956 Thunderbird convertible. Two man-eating bunny slippers. A wicked humor. A cruel villain. Hot sex. Linda Wisdom's 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover is the perfect book for an October Sunday.


In 1313, Jazz Tremaine was thrown out of the The Academy of Witches, along with a group of friends. Seven hundred years later, she has a curse-removing business, and drives limos for a business that caters to creatures. She loves her Thunderbird, even though it's haunted by Irma, a ghost that died in the car. She's content spending time with her landlord, who she calls Krebs, and her bunny slippers, Fluff and Puff. She isn't happy when her vampire lover, Nick Gregory, shows up asking for help. Why should she help the vampire who had her thrown in jail thirty years earlier?

Nikolai Gregorivich (Nick Gregory)is an investigator and enforcer for a vampire security agency. And, vampires are vanishing. Rumors abound, even in the California human community, that some of them have returned to mortal status. Nick has his doubts, and he's convinced that Clive Reeves, a former Hollywood movie star, is behind the disappearances. But, Jazz thought she killed the man in self-defense years earlier. Now, he might have returned to use the black arts to try to live forever.

Linda Wisdom has created two sexy, fascinating characters in Jazz and Nick. She skillfully wove in their backstory, but leaves much to be discovered in the story of these lovers. Although these are well-developed main characters, Wisdom's secondary characters are just as compelling, Clive Reeves, Irma, Krebs, and, of course, Fluff and Puff. It's a sexy book, tempered with terrific humor. What kind of witch has a cell phone with a ringtone of "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead"? It's hard to finish a book such as 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover, with its suspense, great characters, steamy sex, and fun story. Fortunately, Linda Wisdom's Hex Appeal is waiting on the pile. Enjoy an October treat, and try one of Wisdom's "hexy" books.

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom. Sourcebooks, Inc., ©2008. ISBN 9781402210853 (paperback), 374p.

10 comments:

Serena said...

This looks like a fun book. I just love the cover.

Lesa said...

Serena,

It is a fun book, and I'm looking forward to the next one. I really like the characters.

wisteria said...

What a perfect choice for the season. This sounds like a fun book. I wouldn't have ever considered reading it had I not read your terrific review. Thanks. Donna

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Donna! And, it is a perfect book for the season. I'm looking forward to the second one as well.

Literary Feline said...

This does sound fun! I recently got caught up with Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series. I do love a lighthearted paranormal series!

Have a great week, Lesa!

Lesa said...

Thanks, Wendy. You have a great week, too, with lots of good reading!

Dani in NC said...

What a well-written review! You've given me just enough information to intrigue me without giving away too much of the plot. You definitely set a standard for me to live up to!

caryn said...

I checked and our library has a copy. I'll have to see if I can get it in time to read later this week. If not, a trip to the bookstore may be in order!
Caryn

Lesa said...

Dani! Thank you SO much. That's the perfect compliment. I try not to give away too much of the plot, just entice readers.

Lesa said...

Good luck, Caryn! It's a fun book.