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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: Hunting for Witches (The Ludus Book One) by Lana Pecherczyk + giveaway

by Lana Pecherczyk
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Creative Cartel Publishing
April 25th 2015
ISBN: 978-0994313911
Number of pages: 424
Cover Artist: Lana Pecherczyk
Witches have been obliterated - or so the world hopes. At 24, Roo struggles to keep her DNA-changing abilities secret. She doesn't feel like a witch, but if she isn't, how can she manipulate the physical world? Why does she feel the energy of all living things?

On tenuous ground, Roo keeps her skills hidden with the help of her sexy songstress BFF and her barmaid job at The Cauldron. Hiding in plain sight seems to be working until a mysterious witch hunter comes to town. Roo's powers are growing and, when a witch possesses the body of her sister, she defends her using any means possible.

Roo is exposed and attacked from all sides. She must learn to trust others while she discovers her identity and masters her powers to save the lives of her loved ones. She needs to convince herself and her town that she's more than a witch.

Inspired by mythology, science and fantasy, this fascinating debut novel is set in a brilliantly envisioned world where life is a secret game played by gods and witches until death ...

Available at Amazon

Post Modern Day Witch hunt!

I love witches... all sizes, shapes and talents....especially good witches. Roo La Roux is introduced to us as an "almost witch" living in Australia after the early 2000's "war" on witches. Hmmm, I guess I would have thought there might have been another time period used but the newspaper clippings shown in the beginning of the novel proved that I somehow missed that tidbit on the nightly news!

Anyway, apparently there was a rash of "nasty bad" witches causing all kinds of havoc in the world and the answer was resurrecting the Salem Witch hunts and trials. Roo was thought to show signs of being a witch but since they weren't sure, she was put on probation with a glass "probation" collar that gave her a little shock when she did something against her parole agreement. She was within weeks of having it removed after 3 years. Secretly knowing she had some "talents" that weren't exactly normal, she didn't really think she was a witch. Hmmmm, changing your makeup and hair-color just by thinking about it is not a little suspicious? A little witchy? yes... a little convenient....heck yes!

This story tells of her discovery of her full talents as something other than a "witch" and her journey to put her talents to good use with the help of a "hunky" witch hunter named Cash. Cash and his brother are also supernatural beings but apparently supernaturals and humans had been living fairly well together until those "viscous soul eating witches" started using humans for their own agenda. (just not sure what that agenda was)

I thought the story line had some promise but I was a little taken back by a lot of disconnected tidbits. Such as her nursing orphaned "joeys", her obsession with "Prince" songs, her love for her black "bike", her being rather oblivious to having 3 admirers and the fact that her sister may have been possessed by her other "sister".

I think there was a lot of good story info and great characters but perhaps too much for one book. I had to go back and check on who was who in the beginning to try and keep things straight. Lots of inter-tangled information and seemed like more than one story being told. After getting through the first book and having a fair idea of what is going on, the second book may be a little easier read.

I give this 3 1/2 "soulful" sheep

Jeanie G

About the Author:

As an author, marketer, and artist, Lana is a triple threat! She also makes a mean chocolate cake, and has Level 46 Creative Mojo. A fan of ‘pro-caffeinating’, Lana loves writing mash-ups of the fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and horror genres.

An author in her own right, with her urban fantasy novel Hunting for Witches recently released, Lana creates all of her own cover work and illustrations, and infuses websites with her unique stylistic talent and quirky graphic design.

She loves Sailor Moon. No judgement.

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