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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Book Review: Hex Factor (The Paranormals Book One) by Andie M. Long + giveaway

Hex Factor (The Paranormals Book One) 
by Andie M. Long
3 August 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Andie M. Long
Number of pages: approx. 180 
Cover Artist: Tammy Clarke at The Graphics Shed
Hex, Blood, Rock and Roll.

Vampire guitarist Noah is about to face the music…

At auditions for Britain's Best New Band things get awkward when Noah bumps into his old high school sweetheart and sassy ex. The one he dumped to form his band, The Paranormals.

Witch Stacey has never forgotten Noah’s betrayal. Determined to charm the judges with her own band and win the recording contract, it will be the perfect revenge on her ex.

But as the competition heats up, so does the chemistry between them, until one of the show's presenters going missing threatens everything.

With ghosts on the loose and bands who will stop at nothing to win, can Noah and Stacey survive the competition and claim each other's hearts? Or are they doomed to be just another cliché of Hex, blood, rock and roll? 

Katie's Thoughts, no Sheep. 
This book has me all kinds of mixed up. It's pretty over the top at times and has situations so far fetched that I kinda almost liked it? It's cheesy. Our leading male Noah however leaves MUCH to be desired. He's a dirt ball, hard to like a not many redeeming qualities. Stacey can do better and honestly I wish she would have. 

The story overall is written in a very straight forward no messing around fashion. Fast pace taking you right to end. Perhaps the writer could have made this one a lot longer, with more depth and character development. I'd say though, in my opinion, Noah needs a total dang rewrite. 

I would suggest to check out what other reviewers are saying. I'm glad I tried this one but would not be very interested in reading more in this particular series. 


We were waiting in turn for our audition for Britain’s Best Band, a reality show that could take unknowns and send them stratospheric.

Being a top rock band was our dream and had been for years.
“Are you not cold?” Zak leaped from foot to foot rubbing his hands.
“Idiot, I’m always cold, I’m a vampire.” I eye-rolled him. He was off his game today and I could hazard a guess why. The guy was knackered from his extra-curricular activities.
“Well, you must be cold, because you’re not able to put your furry coat on.” Zak pushed at Rex.
Rex didn't move, despite the shove. “Even when I can’t have my fur on the outside, it warms me on the inside. PS, if you push me again, I’m going to knock you the fuck out.” Ever the alpha wolf, Rex growled at Zak. “There are loads of women here, go warm yourself up by screwing a few of them. Get some extra credit.”

Zak's shoulders slumped. “I’ll not stay awake for the audition if I do that. I need to have a word with Abaddon, seriously. My quota is too large. I could hack it when I was eighteen, but I can’t now.”

Roman, our lead guitarist, took a swig from the bottle of scotch he seemed to have permanently attached to his hand. “I feel lovely and warm.”

“Piss off, Satyr. That’s because your bloods almost 100% proof.”

“Can you keep it down, Zak?” I narrowed my gaze at him. “I don’t think we should be broadcasting our paranormal status to the two thousand humans we’re sharing the queue with.”

“Excuse me?” A slim blonde tapped Zak on the shoulder. She was wearing a fluffy blanket around her shoulders. “You can share my blanket if you like?"
Zak ran a hand through his hair.

“Oh look, he's responding to the female. The penis flytrap is about to ensnare another victim.” Rex scoffed.

Roman almost choked on his mouthful of whisky. “Penis flytrap. That’s fucking fabulous.”
Zak gave us all a withering glare, then turned back to the blonde. “Thanks, doll. I’d like to take you up on your invitation to share your blanket another day, if I may? Perhaps you could give me your phone number?” Then he yawned. It didn't put the blonde off though. She gave him a beaming smile and her contact details.
About the Author:
Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.

She lives in Sheffield with her long-suffering partner and son.

When not being partner, mother, writer, or chocoholic, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.

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  1. I love the cover. It really fits

  2. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

  3. Sounds like he's really in for the fight to get her back into his love life.

  4. I love the cover. The colors are amazing.