“How to Capture Your Match” by Wendy Sparrow:
Being the demigod of pain and a bounty hunter in Vegas have made Corbin Slone very aware of one truth: they always ran. When his match, the demigoddess of healing, kissed and ran, they had a problem. Without some very close time together, they’d both die. In that respect, he had no choice but to abduct Tam for a courtship. Tam might be into Corbin, but demigods? The guy was hot, but Corbin was no mythical god, even if he kissed like one. Love might heal the pain of a demigod’s lonely existence, but was it worth the gamble?
“Destiny’s Dark Light — Part Two” by Sara Dobie Bauer:
The love story of Cyan and Liam continues. Due to the violent arrival of a dark witch in Charleston, Cyan’s powers awaken. She is the foretold white witch, fated to save the world, but her skills must be honed with the help of her powerful family. Liam fears the loss of his beloved Zoe while feeling strangely connected to Cyan. His entire life is turned upside-down when wicked witches involve him in the forthcoming War. The search for a dark witch intensifies, as do questions surrounding Liam’s past.
“This Hollow Heart” by Em Shotwell:
New Orleans witch-turned-tattoo artist, Marchland Murphey’s bad luck with men has led her to swear off love for good. When mysterious client, Chase Kimberley insists she go out with him, she says no, but soon finds herself tumbling into his bed. At first things are great, and Marchland thinks Chase could be the one to turn her bad luck around.
Until Chase’s pregnant wife shows up demanding an explanation. The women compare notes, and with the help of Marchland’s magic conspire to teach Chase a lesson he won’t soon forget.
But Magic has a mind of its own, and while Marchland struggles to deal with the consequences of a spell-gone-bad, she could miss out on the possibility of a good thing with favorite client, sweet single-dad, Samuel White.
*** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. ***
This was heartwarming and romantic continuation of the mystic-centric collection of novellas. Each novella tied back to the prior release (Magic Spark: Enchanted, Book One) but can also be read as stand-alone. (Which is most intriguing considering “Destiny’s Dark Light” is a pick-up right where it left off in the previous installment. Kudos to the author for the amazing recap to bring the reader up to speed without missing a single plotline.) There is a magic; there is romance; there is absolutely everything right in this compilation.
Below is the rating I give to each story and the average makes up the status of “my rating” for the entire compilation.
- How to Capture Your Match ~ Wendy Sparrow (4.0)
- Destiny’s Dark Light, Part Two ~ Sara Dobie Bauer (4.5)
- This Hollow Heart ~ Em Shotwell (4.0)
My rating: Redbreast