Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Featured Selection: Deceiving the Witch Next Door

Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Published: July 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled
Imprint: Covet
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 149 Print Length

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SummaryDown-on-her-luck witch Storie Bell never thought the biggest threat to her future would be Reid Malone, the very man she’d run from years before. After striking it rich in Texas shale, he’s back in town, and he seems hell-bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. A witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is hard enough, but now he’s seriously testing her strict No Kissing Mortal Men policy. But even witches don’t have a spell for that.

Reid knows there’s much more to Storie than meets the eye. But right now he has only one mission: to infiltrate her shop so he can snatch the elusive secret ingredient to his father’s million-dollar moonshine recipe. Once he does, he can go back to the city and get out of his small hometown, a place in which he has no future. 

But as the days go by, he can’t help falling for Storie in every way…and every encounter brings him closer to finding out what happens when you try to deceive a witch.

About the author: Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

She is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspense novels to be released in 2012.

Thoughts: I am featuring Melissa Bourbon Ramirez' book, Deceiving the Witch Next Door for several reasons. Ramirez is an author that is very knowledgeable not only in her writing itself but in the craft of writing. She has written two cozy mystery series'. The Lola Cruz Mystery series and A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series and now she has turned her hand to paranormal romance. This is a favorite genre of mine and I was very happy to see this author branching into the genre. One thing I like about Entangled Publishing new Covet line, is that the stories are more adult. I don't mean erotic. They just have more mature themes, which is nice, because most of the good fiction coming out these days is Young Adult. I was looking for a line with more bite and book, Deceiving the Witch Next Door was just what the doctor ordered!