Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tabitha Shay, Witch's Heart; Book Two of the Winslow Witches of Salem
Title: Witch’s Heart; Book Two of the Winslow Witches of Salem
Author: Tabitha Shay
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Keywords: Witches, Familiars
Page Count: 220 Pages
ISBN E-Book: 978-0-9804739-8-8
ISBN For Print: 978-1-897559-41-3
Publisher: Eternal Press
Buy-Link (If available): http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b66585/Witchs-Heart/Tabitha-Shay/?si=0
(E-Book) Buy-Link For the Winslow Witches Series: http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/TabithaShayeBooks.htm
(Print) Buy-Link For the Winslow Witches Series: http://www.amazon.com/Tabitha-Shay/e/B002BM3FCK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Reviewer: Kristin Manter
Fall under the spell of Witch's Heart-where Sage and Hannah discover love has a magic all its own . . .
Hannah Miller is starting over-new life, new location, and the grand opening of the Sugar 'N' Spice bakery with her best friend, Kirrah Walker. But Hannah soon discovers Sanctuary is not small town America. Trapped in a world of magic where humans are considered aliens-Hannah soon becomes the target of a waken assassin.
The male witch, Sage, is sent to terminate Hannah, the impertinent human who has dared to enter their sacred realm. Sage usually complies with the guild's orders, but he faces this assignment with dread. He hasn't forgotten what took place at the Salem witch trials in 1692 and has vowed to avoid all mortals-until he sees Hannah for the first time.
Caught up in the immortal conflict sweeping across Ru-Noc, the star-crossed lovers wage a different kind of war that set off more sparks than a witch's wand. . .
Only wonderful words for the Winslow Witches!!! Tabitha Shay proves her true talent in this, book two, of the Winslow Witch Series.
Witch's Heart is a roller coaster of emotion, action, adventure, and fantasy. The banter between the characters (especially between Sage and Dinka) provides the comedic relief throughout as true identities and intentions are revealed.
From the beginning, when Sage finds himself lost and powerless in a desert (a place he tends to think it worse than Hell) and is bitten by a rattlesnake in his, well....um.... “nether-regions”, the reader will be bitten by Witch's Heart.
As Sage sets out in his mission to kill Hannah, the danger and conflict builds as does his desire for the very being he has been ordered to assassinate. Despite the evil nature of his role, he is the least of the villains in this tale. Just as in the very first book, the vileness of the anti-heroes makes the heroine and her warlock that much more easy to fall in love with.
The relationship between Sage and Hannah develops from physical attraction at first sight to a deep, conflicted, and very romantic storyline that leads nicely into the climax of the book that will give the reader the surprises that Tabitha Shay is known for delivering.
This book is sensual and explicit. The language is, at times, dark as well as descriptive.
This book can be read out of series order or even as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading after Witch's Brew, simply for history and entertainment value.