Beware of Warlocks Box Set Books 1-3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Shadowcat Publishing
Date of Publication: 10/26/15
Number of pages: 128
Word Count: 41, 483
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons
Can two warlocks be too many?
Yes, if one happens to be your ex-husband trying to kill you for a witch divorce.
The other, a sexy Aussie that makes you forget all the rest.
Catherine walks in on her husband in bed with her best friend. What is a woman to do? It helps that she is a witch. Unfortunately, so is her husband. Before you can say spell battle, Catherine high tails it up the coast of California to clear her head. Lucky for her, she finds an Aussie hitchhiker. She's going to have to face her husband in the awaiting spell battle. Can she have a little fun with her newfound boy toy, or will he get scorched in the foreplay?
But nothing turns out as you think. Catherine runs to Las Vegas with Jeff finding her feelings for him the saving grace from the dangers of Las Vegas. Confused between her husband cheating and a new addition to her heart, she will have to choose between the two of them. Will she marry either, or end it all in a spell battle that will bring Las Vegas to its knees. Only time will tell. No one knows the mind of a witch better than herself. Unless, she falls in love.
This box set includes the novelette titles:
Never Marry A Warlock
Never Fall For A Warlock
Never Cross A Warlock
Warlocks, what’s not to like about them? They don’t really get much love around the paranormal scenario, vampires, angels and werewolves get all the love, but warlock novels very rarely cross the border and are translated. Mages and wizards are more common than warlocks or even the words is rarel used even though as a WoW player I agree than the word warlock is so much sexier than wizard. But this is not a review on the fancy magic users, it’s about the three novellas.
Now, I believe that the synopsis tells a little bit too much and it’s no really about whom she will end up with. Catherine is a smart girl, after she finds her husband in bed with her best friend she is over with him and the plot is more about her divorce and how she just doesn’t really want to fall in love with another warlock and just wants to appreciate her freedom. And that is important. It is common to see female main characters appreciating their independence and Catherine is not so different, she has powers, she feels bad for being cheated on but decides to get over it quickly and enjoy her new single life.
And that also means sex. Which is curious because she is still married technically so he cheated on her and she cheats on him twice, which can angry some readers. The husband is suppose to be the villain because he cheats on her with her best friend but Catherine also cheats on him with a random guy that she gives a ride.
Apart from that is an easy story very easy to read with some action and spicy moments. The sex scenes are pretty good but i would love to have more moments with Catherine and Jeff. He is such a nice guy that I would like to have them more friendly moments. He starts out to be her sexual relief, her way to start her new phase of her life but in the end he is just that, a nice guy who tried to help her. I would like to see more moments and build up of their relation.
The antagonist is a but weak as well. He is only there to serve as an atagonist but he doesn’t appear that much. He doesn’t really make her life that miserable and also there is no explanation why he cheated on her beside the: well he’s an asshole. He lacks depth. He’s an asshole but he wants Catherine back because... It’s the way he is. As much as I understand it, I would love to see more scenes between Catherine and her husband. More scenes and that guy would get on your nerves. The relation between Catherine and her best friend is solid, I would like to see how she deals better with the whole warlock scene perhaps in a next novel.
Beware of warlocks is a nice boxset of novellas that trend a new female main character. Women who want to have fun is getting really popular and if you enjoy reading about their journey of appreciating life without a love interest and with a lot of sexy moments, this boxset is for you.
My husband’s arms were wrapped around her naked body. The blankets were strewn and interwoven between their legs. He was spooning her with his biceps draped over her. I stood in the doorway taking in the scene of my husband and my best friend. It was the end of the world, at least for me. But I wasn’t going to take it lying down. I should have known better than to have married a warlock.
I hit him with a force spell that knocked him up against the headboard. He fell back down and braced his hands out to catch his fall. Cassandra scrambled out of the bed, dragging the silk comforter with her. Bitch. She better get out of my way. She was next.
Rich was naked as he sat up to look at me. Normally, the abs-flash trick would work. But not now. I was too pissed off. I knew what spells he used to look like that. It was easy to fool a mortal and ex-best friend on the floor. But not me. Thing is, we were too evenly matched. I think that was the problem.
He threw a counter spell that lanced light through my arm, digging into the flesh as it tried to anchor and link me to him. I flicked out a removal spell that broke the connection, laced my hands together, and hit him with a burst of everything I had. He went flying backward, through the window into the pool. It was satisfying to watch. He tried to rise up and hover toward me, but I knocked him back in the water with another force spell.
He yelled from the pool. His wavy, brown hair trenched with water. “Baby, we can talk it out. It’s just a moment of weakness. You’ve had them with mortals.”
I’d drown him if he couldn’t breathe water. Blowing up the six-million-dollar house probably wouldn’t kill him either. Like I said, never marry a warlock. I shot another burst of energy, creating a field that pushed him under. He swam back up and came to the side, with both chiseled arms on the edge of the pool. His brown eyes tried to melt my insides. I wasn’t going to let him win again.
I walked through the window ledge, broken glass crackling under my heels. “It’s over Rich. Just over. I’m done with playing the games, or sharing you with the next mortal you pick up. Really, when I said my vows, it was forsaking everyone. Including mortals.”
“I haven’t touched another witch in ages, Catherine. Really. Scout’s honor.”
I blasted him into the pool again. Rich came up from the bottom, laughing. He swam back to the side and got out. He walked toward me with glistening, rock-hard muscles. I fought down the attraction, along with the writhing anger. Maybe blowing him up was too good for him. Slow, painful death. Maybe.
Marilyn Vix writes paranormal romances for women that want to forget the real world and find their new alpha boyfriend made to order from their deepest desires. She enjoys the characters that just don't fit in. From witches to time traveling researchers, she is letting her imagination soar to explore new worlds and write all the details down. Marilyn has traveled to Paris, London, Sydney, Las Vegas and Munich. She loves to include these in her settings. Best of all is letting her readers enjoy them through the perspective of a character. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and cat. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.
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