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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Charming Incantations: Enticed by Monique Snyman

Charming Incantations: Enticed by Monique Snyman
Publisher: Knightwatch Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (158 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

When Lisa Richards’ parents die in a horrible accident, she never thought her life would change as drastically as it did. Not only does she have to take over the family business as being the Human Representative in a supernatural council, bound to protect the world from the common threat, but she also has to deal with falling in love with a werewolf that has a vampire best friend and try to keep herself alive long enough to defeat the goblin army, before all hell breaks loose and the world is destroyed.

A gentleman vampire; a motherly witch; a shy banshee; a businessman shapeshifter and a drop dead gorgeous werewolf. These are the generals of the Alliance who protect their races against the evil trying to destroy their world. The sixth member is human but their general has been killed in an accident and his untrained daughter has to take over. Along with the other generals she must save the human and Supernatural world from total destruction and obliteration. Problem is, until now she knew nothing about the danger and didn't know Supernatural beings existed.

Elizabeth can't go back to her old life, everyone thinks she died with her parents. Her father was the best leader of the Generals so she must be trained to lead the troops. Not human troops as no other human must know of the existence of the beings in their midst. While she is trained she lives with Romulus, the handsome werewolf, in his mansion and the temptation is great. Elizabeth is fascinated by him but also scared - well he is a werewolf.

I loved the mischievous Milosh, the vampire who is very much the gentleman, but who has to resist temptation every time he sees a human. The other generals, while strong characters, didn't impact as much as the vampire, werewolf and human. Elizabeth is a feisty, modern young woman and Romulus is surprisingly gentle for a werewolf. The story is well written and draws the reader along at a steady pace until the climax arrives in a most unexpected way. The passion between the two main characters gradually builds as would a normal relationship, but of course there are abnormal stresses pulling at them both.

This book is a very satisfying read with just the right amount of highs in exactly the right places and the occasional lighthearted approach. I look forward to reading the next in this series as I know I'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed this first book.