Friday, May 24, 2013

[ARC Review] - A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper

Title: A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses
Author: Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2013

I received this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.

Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor Jed Trudeau keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

Nola Leary promised her grandmother, Nana Fee on her death bed that she would find 4 artifacts that will secure her family's magical power. So, she travels to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky. What she finds there is some friendly but weird vampires. Plus her sexy neighbor Jed, who distracts her at every corner from her quest.

If you haven't read any of Harper's books you really are missing out. I love how she mixes humor and the paranormal.  A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses is the second in the series. It's an excellent addition and enthralling read. Sexy and funny. I loved Nola, she is a strong witch that doesn't take crap from no one. She fits in real well with the Hollow crowd. I also enjoyed the snaky friendship that grew between Jane (must read her books soon ) and Nola. A must read!

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website:

Half-Moon Hollow
Driving Mr. Dead (enovella)
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
Undead Sublet (anthology- The Undead in My Bed)
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

Jane Jameson
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors

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