Friday, March 20, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review} The Southern Belle's Guide to Witchcraft - By Loribelle Hunt

Author: Loribelle Hunt 
Release Date: 2/27/2015  
Purchase Info: Amazon ~ B&N 
 There’s a new evil in town, and it’s gunning for Scarlet...

Scarlet Burke isn’t an ordinary witch. She comes from a long line of Burke witches, whose job it is to protect the good folks of Purgatory, Alabama from things that go bump in the night—and things that might slip through the portal in Fool’s Wood. Normally, it’s an easy gig that doesn’t take much time from her day job. Until her ex-husband turns up dead in a ritualistic killing no one recognizes. William, a mundane, had high-tailed it out of town years ago after getting Scarlet’s baby sister pregnant. So why had he come back? Better yet, who (besides Scarlet) had wanted him dead badly enough to lure him to the forest, stake him, skin him, and drain his blood? It wasn’t a vampire kill, but she was damned if she could determine what it was.

Werewolf Jake Mills, the bossy and possessive chief of police, can’t believe anyone in his town could commit such a brutal crime. And Scarlet can’t believe she’s still trying to avoid his advances. Jake has been chasing her for years, and if he wasn’t so charming—and so drop dead sexy—she might try harder to outrun him. Or at least summon a bit of self-control. But the man simply refuses to stay in the “Just Friends” box she’s placed him in.

But when the killer targets Scarlet’s family, ghouls, demons, and dark fae all come under suspicion. And when her daughters become the targets of an ancient dark ritual, Scarlet and Jake are forced to make an impossible choice. Fight evil with evil, or watch Scarlet’s daughters die...


Diving into The Southern Belle's Guide to Witchcraft was such a change from everything I've read lately. It was dark, sexy, and full of action!

Scarlet was a spit fire, I fell in love with her wit, charm and low tolerance for stupid people....(we share that trait) She is such a fighter too, you cross her, or anyone she cares about, and you've got hell to deal with. Whenever a heroine has all these characteristics it's really hard for me not to fall in love with them. I like a fighter, what can I say?

Then of course, there's tall dark and furry.
At first Jake got on my nerves, I don't know what it was about him, but I definitely wasn't team Jake in the beginning....but then one scene in particular had me swooning over him. It was his selflessness for Scarlet and her daughter's that made him Book Boyfriend material. Plus, I feel by the end of this book he realized a lot more was a stake than just his feelings for Scarlet.

Now let's talk witch craft! Some of the spells, charms & rituals in this novel were so maticuously thought out, I feel as though Loribelle Hunt truly did her homework. Anyone can write about witches, but it takes that specfic type of ompf to make it feel real and tangible.

So bring on book #2, I need more witchcraft, more Scarlet, more everything!



About the Author:

Loribelle is like the South she calls home. Hot and sultry. Languid and sexy. Magnolias and gardenias scent her silk lined boudoir, and men and children alike bow to her magnificence...

Okay, maybe it isn't quite that glamorous. She does have two smart and lovely daughters who give her a run for her money and a son that will one day be someone's model of a romance hero. (She promises.) Her husband is a real life hero, and Loribelle just tries to keep up with the demands of military life. In between, she writes a book or two. 

She's had every job under the sun, but haven't most writers? That Army military police, bookstore manager, waitress, wedding photographer, website designer experience has to come in useful sometimes. As they say in the South, it all washes out in the end.

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