Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Menage-A-Blog: Review of The Trouble With Spells & Free E-Book Copy to ALL Commenters

Rating: E, R, B
Published: 2011
Publisher: 4 Corners Press

Author's Website: OfWitchesAndWarlocks.com and Lacey Weathford Books

Purchase @ E-Book Amazon.co.uk E-Book Amazon.com

Portia Mullins had always lived the life of a normal teenager, up until her sixteenth birthday. She is then informed by her Grandma that she is actually a witch who is a descendant from a long line of witches and warlocks. After overcoming her disbelief she finds that being a member of the coven comes with one great perk in the form of the school's handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum. Vance and Portia have an immediate connection as a budding romance begins, only to be threatened by turbulent skies on the horizon as Vance's checkered past rears its ugly head to haunt them. Portia is forced to use her untried powers in defense of everything she loves in a desperate attempt to hold on to the one thing that really matters in her life.

The Trouble With Spells is the first book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series written by Lacey Weatherford. This book will have you addicted from the first page. Vance and Portia’s story is one that I couldn’t put down. Packed with action and love, this book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.

Portia Mullins is your typical teenage girl. She loves hanging out with her best friend Shelly and spending time with her family. But now that her sixteenth birthday approaches it means she can start dating and boy does she pick the good ones. Not only that but she uncovers that she is also a witch.

Vance Mangum is the local bad boy. He rides a motorcycle and is drop dead gorgeous and not only that but the boy is seriously gifted. I don’t mean he is an underachiever, I mean he has some seriously awesome talent because he is a…warlock. Vance is over excited that it’s Portia’s sixteenth birthday because it means he can finally get to know her instead of admiring her from a distance.

Well, what can I say? This is my second time reading this book and I still love it. All the added extra scenes was definitely worth the re-print. My favourite part of the book was the prologue, this is a new section that was added to the book. I loved it because it was all from Vance’s perspective which was awesome. I think the first time I read the book I didn’t fully comprehend Vance’s feelings from Portia but this opening chapter explains it all and it made me realize how much he had to go through staying away from her for all that time and then eventually being able to let out all that pent up love.

I don’t think there were any parts of the book that I disliked. There was one moment, but I wouldn’t say I disliked it. It’s essential to the book plot and set up for the next book but it doesn’t make it pleasant. Tugged at my heart strings it did. Lacey sure knows how to build up the drama. Although I was giggling at certain parts.
Overall, brilliant book and I would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in reading about witches.

Disclaimer: I was sent this e-book as part of a tour via The Bookish Snob Promotions

Head on over to Lacey's page, Lacey Weatherford Books, today to swoon along with Lacey on all things Vance Mangum. Comment for the chance to win a 'Night IN With Vance Mangum' basket which is full of goodies including a personalised signed picture of Matt Lanter (Lacey's muse for her character Vance Mangum)! (Too bad he can't just ship himself over hehe..*daydreams of Matt Lanter being left on the doorstep covered in nothing but stamps*. Of course, Lacey is just so brilliant that she is giving away a free e-book of her first novel 'The Trouble With Spells' for anyone that comments on this post (please leave your e-mail address). So what are you waiting for?! =)


Felecia said...

Hot Warlocks Rock my World! This series is good reading. I just finished book 4 The Dark Rising..and I couldn't put it down til I finished it. On pins and needles for book 5!!

Calico Crazy said...

Hot warlocks rock my world! Every time I read Vance I see Matt, I just wish I could have a never ending supply of stories about Vance and Portia.

The image of Matt covered in nothing but stamps - PRICELESS! Thanks for that.

onecrazycalico at yahoo dot com

_yay_ said...

“Hot warlocks rock my world!” They really REALLY do :-) Thanks very much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hot warlocks rock my world! Thanks so much for the chance to read your book. I am looking forward to it.


Pinky said...


Thanks for the great review, oh and, “Hot warlocks rock my world!”


LMWeatherford said...

ROFL!!!! PRICELESS IMAGERY right there!! Matt covered in stamps...gotta say...not hating on that at all!! Thanks everyone for coming to comment on the AWESOME NAOMI's page!! I hope you're enjoy the Menage A Blog!
Definitely come by and enter my GRAND PRIZE giveaway too and leave me your BEST pick up line in the comments!!
Here's one of mine!!
Do you know what I did last night? I looked up at the stars, and matched each one with a reason why I love you. (Wow! that's a lot!! LOL)

Denise Z said...

Thank you so much for participating in this fun event and supporting this wonderful author. I think her books sound awesome and Warlocks Rock My World. I have signed up with GFC to follow your site, I think we are of like interests and I look forward to reading more of what you have to say.


missyebookmail said...

“Hot warlocks rock my world!”
Love the review.
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Linda: By the Book said...

Hot warlocks rock my world! Oh yes, they do. Loving all the great reviews.
I love her personal prize. Especially the signed pic of Matt! Yummy.

Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

rhonda1111 said...

Hot warlocks rock my world! read the book this morning loved it thanks.http://readalot-rhonda1111.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

love the reviews, hot warlocks rock my world. if only true we can still dream thanks joannie jscddmj@aol.com

Teresa K. said...

I've read nothing but good reviews on this series and I can't wait to start it.

"Hot warlocks rock my world!" Also, "KISS ME, VANCE!" You got to love him.

Teresa K.