Monday, April 27, 2015

Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy (Magic &Mayhem, #2)

Witches Be Burned
by Stacey Kennedy

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Magic & Mayhem - Book 2
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 9780553395136
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem, #2)My Review
Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy

The magic in any tale is in the power and imagination of the author’s words. Period. That said, Stacey Kennedy’s got the power to create a magical tale of intrigue, danger and the eternal battle of good vs evil. Yet, there is more in her black hat and she whips out some heated romantic tension that causes her cauldron of creativity to boil and steam!

Nexi’s family is gone, she has lost her guardian duty privileges and her mastery of white magic is still shaky. When the murder of a guardian by vampires is committed, she and her mentor/hot guardian/heartthrob are sent to the Earthworld to find the killers, who are brutal, ruthless and vile in their acts of depravity. Is it true their leader is a black witch bent on ending Nexi’s life for revenge? Who is the warlock who has an attraction to Nexi? What is her reaction to him? Will it threaten the relationship forged between Kyden and Nexi? Nexi will be called upon to go beyond what she thinks is possible, is it love that will stand as her ally and inner strength?

Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy is a wonderful showcase of her thoughts, ideas and imagination as supernatural creatures are practically coming out of the walls to battle on either the side of good or the side of evil. Will this be the time that ends the constant warring? Nonstop from start to finish, there is high voltage tension and intrigue. Incredible scenes are built and amazing characters play off against the hero and heroine, two equally strong people who are capable of letting go when necessary and trust in each other and their (in Nexi’s case) potential powers.

Think you have the stamina for all that happens? If so, you are going to be enthralled from page one.

I received an ARC edition from Loveswept in exchange for my honest review.

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