Friday, October 29, 2010

Review: No Rest For The Wicca by Toni LoTempio

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 340 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00427ZIIG

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Communing with the dead is an everyday occurrence for PI Morgan Hawkes. A half-Wiccan witch who can commune with spirits of those caught between worlds, Morgan uses her talents to exorcise the trapped ghost or demon as part of the Paranormal Investigation Squad – until a string of murders with a voodoo slant prompts the Special Forces Agency to ask for her assistance. Someone’s killing pureblood witches- and the SFA’s convinced Morgan’s heritage (her father was a voodoo priest) could be instrumental in solving the mystery. Teamed with dashing SF agent Cole St. John – an Inheritor Vampire that sets her blood racing – the two of them fight their attraction for each other as they race to stop a madman from unleashing a demonic force upon the world.
Morgan Hawkes is a half-Wiccan, half-voodoo Paranormal Investigator. After the murders of several pure-blood witches, the Special Forces Agency ask her for help. They think her heritage will give them an advantage in stopping the madman. 
I really enjoyed Morgans character. She was feisty, tough, and wouldn't take crap from anyone. She held her own with guys, and wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. She does carry around some baggage after the death of her partner when she worked Homicide. As the Wiccan rule is Harm None, Morgan feels immense guilt, and believes she's not worthy of redemption. She has heightened instincts and uses them. She can be a little cocky, but fights for what she believes in with tenacity. 
Morgan gets teamed up with super hot Special Agent Cole St. John. I liked Cole a lot. He's an Inheritance vampire, a breed thats as close to being as you can get, while still being a vampire. He treats Morgan with respect and takes her and her abilities seriously, even though she tries his patience quite a few times. I liked the way he helps her understand her previous partner had her own free will, and that Morgan should stop blaming herself. You can feel the chemistry between them, but Morgan is stubborn and fights her rising attraction to Cole valiantly. He does a nice job wearing her down. I liked the rapport Morgan and Cole had. They worked the case well
Xia, Morgan's cousin, is the embodiment of what it is to be a Wiccan. They live together and are almost more like sisters. Xia has an almost calming effect on Morgan. She's always there when Morgan needs her. I liked Xia, she seems a little fragile, but stands up for herself, and is willing to help even if her own life may be in danger.

The story is great with plenty of interesting secondary characters, intrigue, murder, suspense and an I-did-not-see-that-coming ending. This is a fantastic addition to the Urban Fantasy genre, and I'm hoping there will be more Morgan Hawkes books. I'd love to see what happens to everyone. I'm really glad the author contacted me to review No Rest For The Wicca. I recommend it to anyone who likes Jennifer Rardin or Lilith Saintcrow. I give it 4/5.

1 comment:

  1. I'm findng so many great books on your blog, thanks for the great review. I'll be picking this one up for sure.