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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review - The Witch and the Vampire by Tricia Schneider


Title: The Witch and the Vampire

Author: Tricia Schneider

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Buy Link: Buy The Witch and the Vampire Here!

Rating: You Want to Read

Reviewer: Wendy Mitchell

Blurb:

Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood.

Review:

In regency England, Melora Merriweather is running for her life. Melora and her sister Lillian have been placed under the guardianship of their uncle Alden. As an evil alchemist, who is obsessed in turning lead into gold, he plans on using the two beautiful young witches to further his plans. Managing to escape, the girls split up in a bid for safety. This is Melora's story.

On his way to London, Sebastian Collins comes upon an overturned carriage in a snowstorm. Stopping to lend assistance, Sebastian is unaware of how much this act of kindness is about to change his miserasble life. Sebastian is a vampire at the beginning of his feeding cycle. Can he stave off his blood lust long enough to protect the lovely Melora?


For a novella, this book packs in alot of information. I was amazed at how well developed the characters were in the short span I had to get to know them. Ms. Schneider left nothing out for the reader to guess about. There was backstory, conflict, resolution, secondary plots, and a very sweet romance that managed to steam up a couple of pages. I was leary of the heroine at first. She did have a habit of fainting, but she developed quite the backbone. She was also not the shy English miss in the bedroom. This was a fun read and I would love to see more on this thread from Ms. Schneider.

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