Monday, January 9, 2012

Witch Way Bends - review and Giveaway!! :-)

I am absolutely in love with the newest book that I get to review for you guys!  And even better- it's yet another new author to add to my quickly growing list of "Must Read Everything They Write" which I actually do keep on my computer..  Yes, I'm a book geek.

The great thing about today's author is that this is her first book so I don't have to go stalk the library and Amazon to find the rest! :)   Even better is how GREAT this book is.. I mean it is her first and some of my absolute favorite oldies (Nora Roberts) don't have the most wonderful beginner books.. I mean they are good but they didn't grab me by the throat.

Ok let's get on with it.. I know when I'm babbling.

Witch Way Bends (Book 1 of The Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy) by Olivia Hardin is today's book of the day.

Devan Stowe is a woman on a quest.  She has only one thing on her mind when she teams up with Kent Crosby and his associates-- putting an end to her father's child trafficking business.  Her determination takes her on a journey to discover her true strength and.. the one man she was destined to love.  In his arms, she'll learn the meaning of trust, honor, and courage.   Old friends and new will come together to help Devan unlock an amazing gift that will free her from her past and open up a future full of magic, faeries and more things than she ever imagined possible. 

My Take:

Witch Way Bends is a wonderfully written book!  While it seems to be a paranormal thriller/mystery there is enjoy romance thrown in throughout the book that I'd definitely recommend it to my fellow romance readers. I actually read the book 3 times before sitting down to write this review because I loved it so much and that , my friends, is pure love. The book has wonderful flow, no stagnant parts that you want to skip thru (some of my favorite authors can go for 2 pages on the type of cushion on a chair- argh) and not moving so quickly that you get lost.  The highs and lows are perfectly situated- I laughed, cried and even maybe "awww'd" aloud a time or two.  It's hard to pick a favorite character because they were all so great.  I do feel pulled to Langston and Roon though, perhaps it's a bit of the mystery they both represent that I want to know MORE!!  Plus I know this is the first of 3 and am hoping that we'll learn more on all the supporting characters soon!  What sealed it in my head as best book ever was my favorite quote from Devan's  "imaginary friend" Roon ~  "Everything has a purpose.  Pain, joy, hurt, death, life, magic-  all of it fits.  You are in this moment because you were meant to be."  I believe that 100 percent.

The Giveaway: 

Our wonderful author of the day -Olivia Hardin , who is pretty much going to become my new BFF (aka- stalking subject)  has graciously offered up a book for review.. Your choice of print version or Kindle and I promise not to judge you too harshly if you choose Kindle  :-)   Just fill out the thingamajig below and you're entered! Entries are accepted until Jan 30 @ 12:01am just because I want to announce the winner on my birthday in a reverse birthday celebration :-)  Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Feel free to stalk Olivia on facebook and twitter so you will know when the next installment of the trilogy will arrive!   If you just can't wait to see if you win the giveaway (or *sad face* you don't win) you can purchase  Witch Way Bends  by clicking the following links : Print  (yay!)   or  Kindle (boo)

*Disclosure- A printed copy (because I'm a book snob) of Witch Way Bends was provided to my by the author (Olivia Hardin) for the purpose of this review.  Another copy will be provided for the purpose of the giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way and all thoughts/opinions are 101% my own!   *



  1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm totally excited and can't wait to see who wins a copy of Witch Way Bends!

  2. I would love to have a print copy of this book.Sounds like my kinda read. :o)

  3. AM I the only one not seeing the rafflecopter entry form?

  4. Sorry!! Rafflecopter is now working!!! :)

  5. I'm an ebook girl, I can't live with out my Kindle. My house would be full of books if I didn't have it lol.

  6. I love my kindle equally to holding a book in my hand but this book, I would LOVE to hold in my hand while I devour it!

  7. I also love my kindle. Just don't have the room to add any more paper print books!

  8. Ebook for me because I like to read books on my iPod Touch with Kindle.

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  9. Print, its nice to have the book in your hand!

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  10. Print -- I don't like reading electronically

  11. I'm a kindle kinda girl, because my house would be over flowing with books otherwise. But its always good to keep a few favorites on hand!

  12. Hey, Mama C! I have a Kindle...but, I always ask for a print book if it's offered! This book sounds like a good read...I like the cover too!

  13. I prefer print books. I'm still holding out on getting an e-reader.

  14. BTW just noticed I forgot to leave my email address.Its :o)

  15. I would choose print because there is just something I love about actually holding a book in my hands!

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