About the Book:
Tales of Blood and Magic #1.5
Witch Anjali Gupta keeps a damning secret. At age twelve, she saved the life of a boy not much older than her. Which would have been a good deed—if that boy wasn’t a shadow demon, and Anjali meant to hunt and kill his kind. Now, ten years later, she discovers that the elusive dark protector who has covertly guarded her for years is in fact the shadow demon she once saved. Determined to face her past, she confronts him to find out if sparing his life was right—or whether he’s the biggest mistake she’s ever made.
Thorne has never forgotten the girl with the dazzling green eyes, nor her inexplicable act of kindness when she saved his life. For years, he’s been her silent, stealthy protector, not daring to act on his desire for her. When Anjali stubbornly wiggles her way into his life—and further into his heart—he fights the passion sparking between them—for the secret he keeps holds the power to destroy her.
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Eve Hart's Romance Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anjali is a smart, sassy, kick ass witch who actually has a pretty noble side. She isn’t willing to just assume all demons are bad because of the prejudice against them—even though one of the buggers killed her mother. Thorne is a shadow demon who’s been pining after Anjali, protecting her from harm, desiring her from a distance. He is such a likeable character my heart hurt with every revelation of his terrible childhood.
Nadine Mutas did an amazing job crafting these characters, and her use of words to color a scene is amazing.
She’d never felt that kind of pull toward someone. As if her whole being, her soul, was a compass, and he her true north.
He turned, finally, and her hand came to rest above his heartbeat. What he said next shattered fragile pieces of her soul. “All of them.”
She made me fall in love with Thorne and my heartache with Anjali, and she made me want to kill anyone who got between these two lovers.
The sexual tension was perfect, progressed naturally, and was HOT! HOT! HOT!
Wherever she touched him, muscles bunched and skin stretched taut, arousing evidence of the effect she had on him. Heady stuff, that kind of power.
Not only does Nadine write a seriously sizzling love scene, she can also make you “laugh out loud” with her witty turn of phrase.
The shit had really hit the fan after she and Aunt Madhuri had gotten home last night. Her aunt had wasted no time spilling the beans to the rest of the family, and the craptastic screaming fest that had erupted right after had given Anjali a new level of tinnitus.
All in all, I loved this book, and as someone who’s read the first book in the series, I was pleased that Nadine continued creating an amazing paranormal world where witch, demon, and magic are as real to the reader as the pages in their hand.
Well done, Nadine. I cannot wait to read book two!
I give this book a heart-pounding:
Pulse Points™: YYYYY