Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spell Checked by C.G. Powell (Review by Melissa)

   Vampires, witches and Ireland, oh my! A well written paranormal romance with mythological and alien history, this is a new twist. The story is about Maelin, a woman who has just ended another relationship, in a long line of bad relationships. Her friend Gemma convinces her to escape to Ireland for a little fun and frolicking. Mae, as she is called, goes along for the trip even though she's more for the fun, less for the frolick. On the plane ride over they meet a handsome Irish man named Aidan. The girls have unknowingly been tricked by Aidan - he has cast a spell on them to get them to Ireland. Mae is special. She is the host to Helen, as in Helen of Troy Helen, who returns time and time again to a new body to reunite with her lover Beck.

   Beck is a 3,500 year old vampire from the time of Greek gods. He's walked the earth searching for Helen over and over again due to a curse. Aidan, a witch, is his best friend along for the ride. Witches and vampires do not get along, which makes this friendship even more endearing and makes the reader like Beck even more. Aidan is a randy fellow, looking to bed humans and witches alike. Beck is a more down to earth and analytical creature, who is unlike most vampires in the fact that he is in love with Helen, something most vampires don't do. 

   Mae finds herself confused when she discovers that she is a witch, falling in love with a vampire. Beck too is confused that not only is Helen not surfacing from the host, as she usually does upon his appearance, but that he is also falling in love with Mae. Here is an excerpt:

Beck lay in bed tossing and turning, his actions from the day mentally replaying.
It was the first time in over thirty five hundred years that anyone other than
Helen had stolen his heart. He betrayed Helen by getting close to Mae and
now he stood at the cross-roads unable to choose. How could he tell Mae about Helen?

   With a big cast of characters, twist and turns that will keep you on your toes, and everything from aliens to vampires, computer games to shopping, this book covers it all. Be warned, as with most romance books, there is sex scenes and they're pretty steamy! Make sure you have a fan handy! 

Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Have an awesome day!
A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero


Wow!!! your Review is AWESOME!!! Thank you Mellisa, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Sounds exactly like the kind of novel I should buy and read over the Thanksgiving break! I love vampires AND I'm Irish!

I can't get enough of this book! I'm looking forward to the next one I'm completely hooked, I have ready my fair share of supernatural books and this twist by far is the absolute best! Thanks CG for and amazing read and if anyone's interested she has an amazing blog that keeps the readers updated as well as other great short stories! Just simply amazing!

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