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Book Review: Blood Moon Magick, by S. M.Blooding (2015). Whiskey Witches series book 2.

The second book of the Whiskey Witches series authored by S. M. Blooding, is a novel that thankfully glues the first four episodes included in the first book together leaving only minimal seams. We join the infamous Witch Paige Whiskey as she returns home from her previous case in Louisiana, and is thrown sideways into yet another potential demonic cataclysm. This time Paige is not alone on the magical field and is accompanied by a demon hunter, vampire and a reaper. Not only are there Demons and Angels, but other paranormal beings that Paige had no idea existed, even though all of her memories are returned. And if this isn’t all enough Paige still has a door to hell burnt into her soul that she needs to deal with, a sister who is about to have a baby, a frightened grandmother, a psychotic mother, an unknown brother and a daughter whom she hasn’t seen for 5 years. 
Now to be brutally honest I had a difficult time getting through this book. It would seem to fluctuate in standard of writing skill so that some of the book is clearly well thought through and edited whilst other parts are in obvious need of work. For example, I found that every time I read a reference to “Jackie”, Dexx’s car, I could almost feel my teeth grinding. The style used when writing about or with the car was so corny that it became sad. The car is a reflection of the owner, and by all intents and purposes I just can’t picture Dexx as the type of guy who could mirror the car. Using a TV show reference as comparison, DexX is no Supernatural Sam or Dean! I just can’t see him being able to to pull it off.

However, all things considered, I have enjoyed the storyline greatly. The author has a great imagination, and although there is much room for improvement in writing style, this can only develop with time. I believe there could be great things to come with not only this series but also with future novels. I have greatly enjoyed following Paige on a fast paced action packed ride to save the world from evil. There has even been the occasional pang of sorrow when she discusses her daughter. The inclusion of more supernatural beings has also been a wonderful addition, as well as the permanent of other characters other than Dexx.

Overall I feel that there is much promise in the series and have to admit that although I have issues with certain things, the book as a whole was good, and worth the read. Definitely looking forward to future work from this author. I recommend this to teens and up. I give the novel a rating of 4.5/10 stars.

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Book Review: Whiskey Witches: Ep 4 Gates of Hell, by S. M. Blooding (2014).


The final episode to the first season of the Whiskey Witches sees Paige Whiskey solving her investigation and setting things to rights in St Francisville. However not all is as it seems. She has sent Mike back through a gate and retrieve the key from Lucius only to batter it away for a life and her daughter. Sven is up to something. The question is what now?
The storyline and overall concept of these books hasn’t been too bad and the characters look to be a little more established than before. But the way it is written has me confused constantly or find that I am rereading similar information as something is repeated. The language isn’t exactly appealing either. Some of it is written to be a humerus throw off, but just doesn’t quite come out right.

Overall I think that the series has potential in that the storyline is quite interesting. I just hope that the writing settles into a more reader friendly writing. I recommend this series to adults who enjoy fantasy thrillers. I also give it a rating of 4.5/10 stars for the final episode.

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Book Review: The Whiskey Witches: Ep 2 Possession, by S. M. Blooding (2014).


The second episode to the Whiskey Witches, sees Paige Whiskey at the centre of trouble. After a disastrous paranormal stake out which involved Paige being attacked and thrown across the room by the ghost of a young girl who isn’t exactly supposed to be there, she finds herself kidnapped and drugged by the town coven crazies, tied up and drugged with hallucinogens. 
The story continues at a fast pace and Dexx is still trying to find out who the attacking ghost could be when Paige is being kidnapped! It’s not until the possession occurs that he finally catches up with Paige who is thankfully in the care of a non-possessed Cheif White. It’s just a shame that the demon has already taken control of Paige, although not in complete control. Somehow she is still managing to fight the demon, although not entirely successful, but the question is for how long. Although the demon says he is here to help destroy the evil in their midst, can his word really be trusted?

The storyline is slowly moving forward and the plot is finally coming to the surface. I feel that the way the story is written is why it seems as though it’s being dragged out, even though they are only short stories. However the storyline is interesting enough to keep my attention thus far so I shall continue! 

I recommend this book to adults who a bit of intrigue mixed in with their fantasy! I give it a rating of 4.5/10 stars.

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