No Rest for the Witches - MaryJanice Davidson, Lori Handeland,
Cheyenne McCray and Christine Warren
"From broomsticks to black magic, leather-clad warriors to love
potions gone wrong, here you'll find four stories of supernatural sex
and suspense from some of today's hottest bestselling authors."
Admittedly, I originally picked this charming book up for the
MaryJanice Davidson story "The Majicka". It was a great surprise to
come away from this read with an additional three authors to seek out
The anthology starts out with Ireland Shea starring in "The Majicka".
For a girl who tries hard to live a "normal" life, she ends up
surround by a wide variety of characters of the supernatural
persuasion as her inner circle of friends. Each turn of the page
brings new twists to her increasingly paranormal life and to this fast
paced and uproariously funny story. If you love other MaryJanice
Davidson works for their acerbic wit and good humor (with a splash
of steamy magical love) then you are sure to be pleased with this
In "Voodoo Moon," Lori Handeland pens another thriller resplendent with
a tough FBI agent, murder, voodoo dolls and no small amount of magic.
Special agent Duran thinks she's embarking on yet another routine
serial killer case - cut and dried. Not so much. What she encounters in
the backwoods of Louisiana is enough to make anyone's skin crawl.
Faced with the power of belief in the unknown or cold hard data to
apprehend this killer, she faces one of the most evil creatures you
can conceive of and the opportunity of a lifetime. Of course, no story
from this author would be complete without a little steamy sex and a
completely unforeseen twist at the end. Lori Handeland does not
Who knew that San Francisco was home to resident evil Gods, sexy
leather-clad Celtic warriors, witches and the ultimate struggle
between good and evil? Why author Cheyene McCray of course! Ms. McCray
brings just the right balance of fantasy realms coupled with real life
places in her mini masterpiece, "Breath of Magic". A little slap and
tickle, save the world from destruction - all of that and a bar of
Few authors have the power to make me actually laugh out loud.
Christine Warren in her savvy "Any Witch Way She Can" did just that.
What happens when a non-magically inclined thirty-something,
desperate for love Randy Berry, decides to make the man of her dreams
appear with her own special brand of magic? Her own special blend of
backfire that's what. Hot and heavy mind blowing sexual seduction (in
45 minutes or less) has Randy on edge (of love that is) and her shape
shifter grandmother in full disapproval mode (in 5 minutes or less).
Complete with time warp, this little ditty is sure to have you
splitting your seams just like me.
All four of these stories are well written, fast paced, humorous and easy to read.
4 really good stories from 4 terrific authors. I loved the Cheyenne McCray story as it ties into the witches & warriors which I just finished. I don't usually like all stories in an anthology but these were all great. Enjoy!
I didn't care for this book much. The good part- the stories are quite hot and sexy, the bad- at least one story tried to fit way too many unnecessary characters in, and the main character was just irritating. If you're looking for witchy stories, I'd recommend Alice Hoffman instead.
I bought this book for the MaryJanice Davidson story and ended up liking the Lori Handeland story better. All four stories were okay although I really didn't love the third and fourth stories much. The MJD story and Handeland were both pretty good.
I really enjoyed MaryJanice Davidson's story in this anthology, and would love to see the characters again in their own book. Although it contained the same "we just met, now let's have sex" as most of her other books, the characters were funny and unique enough that I still liked it.
Lori Handeland's story was quite freaky, Cheyenne McCray's was sexy, and Christine Warren's was really enjoyable.
Short storied by these 4 ladies was quite a treat! If you love witch & majic--you will love this. You can laugh, cry and be afraid in one book.I'd recommend this to any reader who enjoys what the title states.
KD H. reviewed No Rest for the Witches: The Majicka / Voodoo Moon / Breath of Magic / Any Witch Way She Can on + 24 more book reviews
Christine Warren's short story is #5 in her on going series, "world of the Others", This is
a great series. I rated this book on Christine Warren's story only.
1. Wolf at my Door
2. She's No Faerie Princess
3. The Demon You Know
4. Howl at the moon
5. Any Witch way She Can - "Rest for the Witches"
6. Walk on the Wild side
7. One Bite with a Stranger
I haven't read stories from the other authors because their are more "NOT SO GOOD" than GOOD.
This book provides a great way to sample the writings of four top paranormal romance authors. Except for MJ Davidson, all of the stories are set in the respective worlds of their current book series. While I have never been able to get into her Undead series that is so popular, I found the short in this book to be a direct hit on my funny bone and a lot of fun.
Regardless of how I felt about the other three stories, each was a good representation of what to expect from each authors' series and easily helped me make up my mind whether or not to put them on my Wish List - and I will be putting some of them on it.
Wich stories are kind of like Vampire stories and an author can make up different rules for what will or will not work for a witch, so I was drawn to this book so see what they thought. Really, as a whole, not much.
From broomsticks to black magic, leather-clad warriors to love potions gone wrong, here you'll find four stories of supernatural sex and suspense from some of today's hottest bestselling authors.
MaryJanice Davidson ~ "The Majicka"
Life's a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates-a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie... especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?
Lori Handeland ~ "Voodoo Moon"
For Devil's Fork-based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial killer just may be to embrace life. But little did she know that voodoo could be so viciously sexy...
Cheyenne McCray ~ "Breath of Magic"
San Francisco's witches are in an epic battle. But even if Sydney can use her sultry ways and ancient Druid powers to save the world, can she risk losing her heart to handsome warrior Conlan?
Christine Warren ~ "Any Witch Way She Can"
A desperately lonely witch decides to take matters of love into her own hands when she casts a cosmic personal ad'only to find that the perfect formula for love is a strange brew indeed.