Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Review -- The Vampire, the Witch, and the Werewolf

Haunted by paranormal abilities that she can't control, and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation.

In the French Quarter, Lily dives into the paranormal world and enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack.

As the trio encounters ghosts, voodoo and unspeakable evil, will Trevor and Lawrence be able to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse? And when Lily discovers that she needs to lose her virginity in order to embrace her powers and get the demon off her back, will the twosome be able to survive as a threesome?
Over Memorial Day weekend I participated in the Blog Tour de Troops and now have a long list of e-books from new-to-me authors to read. I started with The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome by Louisa Bacio.

Okay, I admit it, I have a soft spot for menage stories and The Vampire, the Witch, and the Werewolf didn't disappoint. The sex sizzled and all three leads were delicious together. But the story was more than just a means to jump from one scene to the next.

"I thought you two were supposed to hate each other."
Aww...nothing like an interruption to kick off a story and that's just what starts this tale. Lily interrupts Law and Trav. All three struggle with their attraction and Bacio nails the inner aghast of all three. I felt the character development was believable and the love story between these three people well done.

Meanwhile, the external challenges were well built and helped push the characters' growth. The story moves along at a nice pace and I polished this (approximately 134 page novella) off in one night. I felt there were a couple holes (or plot jumps) at both ends of the story. However, going back over the story I couldn't pin-point them without a complete re-read so while the feeling remains the details didn't thus not something I'd mark down for.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the read and will be keeping an eye on Ms. Bacio.


Louisa Bacio said...

So glad that you enjoyed the interplay among the characters. They're very feisty and "live" to me. Their story will continue later this fall.

All the best,


Sherri said...

Whoot! I love hearing favorite characters will be returning :) Thanks Louisa!

Nicole said...

Sounds like an amusing read! I like a (good) ménage story now and again...

Darn it! I already have enough to read! Stop suggesting new books! ;)

Sherri said...

LOL Nicole, got to reach those 100 books :)