Early Review: Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem,#2) by Stacey Kennedy

May 12, 2015 Review 0

Early Review: Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem,#2) by Stacey KennedyWitches Be Burned Series: Magic & Mayhem, #2
Published by Loveswept on May 19, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

In Stacey Kennedy’s steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.

Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

WITCHES BE BURNED is full of interesting twists and action set in a really unique world where the Otherworld is in another dimension from our world (Earth). I really want to read more about how these two worlds came to be and so many other things about it in general. The general plot is kind of like a police procedural amped up with vampires, witches, and shifters as the potential bad guys. I enjoyed the political maneuverings they had to do in interacting with the vampires who are supposedly at the center of the murders. Unfortunately I found myself checking to see how many pages I had left to read as they plot seemed to just hand around for a bit before any action happened.

Kyden and Nexie are already an established couple although they are working through their own personal boundaries aka Kyden being cool with Nexie going out to fight bad guys. Their relationship is sweet and they work well together. I was a bit annoyed at Kyden's overprotectiveness at every instance of possible danger to Nexie's life but it's understandable and he tended to back off and compromise with Nexie pretty easily which I liked.

WITCHES BE BURNED is a pretty satisfying, suspenseful paranormal romance. I enjoyed the ways magic is used in this world and how the worldbuilding is set up. I admire any author who can create such a vast and intricate world of magic and mayhem.

Series Titles:

1. Werewolves Be Damned

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