Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Some Like It Wicked by Stacey Kennedy *Ellora's Cave*

Some Like It Wicked
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (Twilight)
ISBN: 9781419942235

Length: Novella
Heat Level: Sizzling
Release date: March 1, 2013

Bryanna is far from the perfect witch. Shunned by her coven and her boyfriend for her unruly magic, she seeks a new life for herself in a new town—Charmstone.

When Bryanna arrives in Charmstone, Zeke, a demon gone good, is burning with fire over her. Not only has she set his world ablaze, but he’s found one soul he can save. He’s determined to free her from the insecurities that have damaged her soul.

Together they experience lava-hot passion as they weave their way through a tornado of emotions. But when Bryanna’s ex returns for her, Zeke will need to take a stand and hope that their lust leads to a forever love.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Whatnots & Doodads in 2011, and has been revised and expanded for Ellora’s Cave.

I obtained this story from Ellora's Cave for my honest thoughts!

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

And for those of you that come to my blog a lot, you will know that I read a lot of Ms. Stacey's stories. She is an author that will captivate you with each story she writes. She will tickle your senses with the humor she instills in her characters. She will show you some wicked, powerful desires that runs amuck in her story! Some Like It Wicked is no different.... Well, it is different... because a witch saves a demon.... Or is it a demon saving a witch...

Bryanna is a witch that is not like any other witch... She is an elemental witch... She is connected through the Earth. She should be able to conjure spells with a flick of the wrist and produce flowers, fire... even clothes... But Bryanna is a witch that is a bit different. Her magic is a little "off." Those in her life have shunned her and her magic. They have laughed behind her back; hell, they even laugh in front of her face. The man that claimed to love her wanted her to stay home, so she could be out the eye of the public. She did what any person would do... She left her past behind to start her own future. The way she wanted to live it... But what she was not ready for was what comes when you do decide to strike out on your own...You will have good days and you will have shitty days but Bryanna's shitty day takes the cake... But what will surprise her will be who saves her at the end of the day... Someone she never would have expected...

Zeke is a demon who has set out to be his own person. He has put behind him the "stealing of souls" for the Devil himself. The Devil basically banished him from Hell and will only welcome him back when he wants to make a deal for the Devil... I have to give it to him, not only is he hot as hell (hahaha) but he knows what he wants and is not afraid to go after it... That is, until a little witch turns his world upside down and makes him feels things that he did not think he wanted out of life... But could he truly turn over a new leaf in life with the hope of one witch accepting him for who he truly is...

This story is such a, I would say sweet but that is not strong enough. I mean, this is a sweet tale of how one man wants to save one soul and one witch who just wants to be saved... But this is so much more... This story is filled with some wicked magic, some hot teasing loving, some action that you will not want to miss and some sweet romancing that is - well... just to sweet! I enjoyed the journey of Bryanna and was glad she let me on the ride with her....

I am going to tease you with a few pieces of excerpts from Stacey's place....
Hope you enjoy, hehhehee...

Copyright © STACEY KENNEDY, 2013
All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

If she were a normal Earth Witch, she could conjure magic to stop the dirty water from hitting her. Sadly, she was anything but normal. Instead, she braced herself, shut her eyes and waited for the deluge.

Only a second later, the frigid water hit her dead center, as expected.

When she opened her eyes, she discovered her violet-streaked long black hair dripping around her. Looking down at her black corset, she found it completely soaked and dirt particles marred her flesh. “That’s it!” she shrieked to the sky above. “I’ve had enough!”

“You can either get in or stay wet. Your choice.”

At the low, velvety voice, Bryanna jerked her head toward the car, looking at back door of the black Dodge Challenger, which was open. Get in the car with a stranger? Or stay in these soaked clothes, with a broken heel on my boot?

The right decision was glaringly obvious.

With her continuing limp, Bryanna approached the car, then settled into the backseat.

“Thank you for stopping.” As she leaned against the back of the seat, she noticed she was dripping dirty water along the expensive black leather. “Perhaps this was a bad idea. I’m ruining your seat.”

“It’s only a car,” the driver stated.

Glancing up from her soaked clothes, Bryanna examined her savior. He stared out the front windshield, but then looked at her in the rearview mirror, and she sucked in a harsh breath. It wasn’t his appearance that worried her. His short dark-brown hair, the broad set of his shoulders and even his nicely defined arms filling his pale-blue T-shirt looked incredibly nice. But it was what lay in the depths of his coal-black eyes that terrified her.

A demon.

“The name is Zeke.” He flashed a grin that, if she hadn’t been frightened, might have been sexy. At her silence, he chuckled, put the car in gear and then drove down the road.

She had lived without the important stuff for twenty-five years and she couldn’t do it any longer. Those desires made her leave everything she knew behind in Shreveport in search of a new life.

And now here she was, in Charmstone with a demon.

~Hope I have teased you enough to make you want... Something wicked!

To see more of Stacey's world, please visit her website - here!

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket

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