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Monday, March 30, 2009

Storm Chasing by Donica Covey

Storm Chasing by Donica Covey
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Paranormal; Fantasy
Length: Full (201 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Orange Blossom

There’s a storm brewing and the race is on—will it be love or a natural disaster…

Storm Duile is what they call an Elemental; a witch with special powers over one of the four aspects of nature, in her case, air. Her sisters have issued a challenge: Be the first one to find a mortal in her element, make him fall in love and propose. She's sure she can be the first one; she just has to find the right mortal.

Enter Vance Nodin a storm chaser for the National Weather Service working out of Red Cabin Oklahoma. He's too preoccupied in his research developing a new severe weather early warning device to be bothered with a little thing like love.

When they meet, lightening crashes and Storm is set to stir the air with this hunky weatherman. Can she win the contest or will her heart be blown away?

Come along for the ride in Storm Chasing--a story both comic and seductive with witches, storms, talking familiars and a sexy adventurer/scientist.

This second book in the Elemental Desires Series by Donica Covey begins exactly like the first with the four sisters meeting at a local mortal eating establishment and making the challenge between them to have a mortal fall in love with her. Except this time the scene is written from the perspective of the eldest sister, Storm, who is the elemental of the air. (Must be tough being a witch with this much time on her hands.)

The hero of the story (Vance) calls Storm ‘a wild and free spirit.’ And that is Storm to a T. She embodies the characteristics of her element. Her emotions are as unpredictable as the weather she has power over. Storm is very confident at being able to entrap an unsuspecting mortal. After having read two of these books, I get the feeling that these witches don’t know or understand mortals or the mortal realm very well. But once they dip their finger into the mortal pool they no longer wish to return to things as normal. It was quite fun watching Storm not only fall in love against her wishes but also try to conform to normality on earth. Things like getting a job, cooking dinner or even driving a car.

I love that this series is written about smart (yet sexy) men--scientific men. They are Alpha mixed with Beta so I guess that makes them Gammas. Ms. Covey shows us that smart is sexy--at least I found myself more attracted to a man with a brain. It isn’t all about the body, ladies. Vance may be a man of science (a meteorologist) but he’s also an adventurer seeking out to tame those unpredictable tornadoes. And maybe he’ll find a way to tame Storm too.

In my last review, I compared the Elemental Series to the tv show Bewitched and in this sequel the author actually has her heroine watching that particular show on the television. Priceless! I loved it! If you like your paranormals with a humorous flare, witches who control the elements and fall in love like the rest of us then make sure to read Storm Chasing. Curl up with it close to the fire on a cold, stormy night. It’s sure to keep you warm.