Happy Wine & Books Wednesday! I'm so happy to be bringing my Romance, Reads & Wine posts back after taking a break from this blog. I debated waiting till next week to start up again, but S.L Prater's Street Witch and Parrone's Cab Sav looked to good together not to post right away. If you're looking for a really fun fantasy romance read and a nice red to sip as we head into the beginning of the holiday season, give this pair a try. Happy reading!
*Read on for buy links and my review!
A Recipe for Disaster: Malicious Magic, Shifting Political Powers, and a Forbidden Love
Marnie is a gifted witch—but magic has a mind of its own. Left unrestrained, it will always misbehave. When a demonic curse threatens Lord Bran, a man she’s loved since childhood, Marnie uses her abilities to save him.
After years of suppressing their feelings—knowing the relationship is prohibited by the Church of the Cloth—the two succumb to their passion. Her growing power triggers a dangerous political war—and their relationship is doomed before it begins.
Now the couple must decide whether to keep their love a secret or face imminent persecution . . . knowing they may not survive.
From my review:
Witty, Fun and Magical
I enjoyed this first installment of Prater’s magical, gaslamp romance series. The stage the author sets is impeccably designed, complete with a Victorian, Steampunk type vibe, forbidding religious and societal mores amid a rich, magic based fantasy world. I found lead character, Marnie, to be a lovely and interesting character. Her secret relationship with Bran was one that, while delicious from the start, grew all the way to the spectacular end. The fantastical new Street Witch series is one I can’t wait to read more of.
Amanda V Shane - Fantasy Romance Author of the Tides of Atlantis Series and Enchanted Lands Romances.