Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: No Rest for the Wicca by Toni LoTempio

ASIN #: B00427ZIIG
File Size: 340 KB
Copyright: 2010

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Communing with the dead is an everyday occurrence for PI Morgan Hawkes. A half-Wiccan witch who can commune with spirits of those caught between worlds, Morgan uses her talents to exorcise the trapped ghost or demon as part of the Paranormal Investigation Squad – until a string of murders with a voodoo slant prompts the Special Forces Agency to ask for her assistance. Someone’s killing pureblood witches- and the SFA’s convinced Morgan’s heritage (her father was a voodoo priest) could be instrumental in solving the mystery. Teamed with dashing SF agent Cole St. John – an Inheritor Vampire that sets her blood racing – the two of them fight their attraction for each other as they race to stop a madman from unleashing a demonic force upon the world.

Mandy's Review:


The cover is definitely sexy, but I'm not sure if it really gives you a preview of the story inside.  Yes, this story has some romance in it, but it is not the main objective.


A definite twist.  I don't recall ever reading a mystery that involved witches, vampires, trolls, shape shifters and more.

It certainly keeps the reader guessing until close to the end, where the reader finds out if they were correct or not.  There were elements of humor and romance, but they did not take away from the main focal point of the story ... and that was the mystery element.

Main Characters

Morgan - A hard-ass paranormal investigator who uses her tough exterior to keep away potential emotional entanglements.  She would rather be single and alone than to risk being hurt.  She used to work Homicide until a tragedy befell her partner.  Unable to forgive herself for her part in her partner's demise, Morgan now doubts her abilities with her Wiccan heritage.

Cole - A sexy vampire (what vampire isn't sexy?) who believes in Morgan and her abilities.  He requests her to work a case with him because of her Wiccan and voodoo knowledge.  We learn that Cole is also half-Wiccan, thanks to his mother's genetics.

Xia - Morgan's cousin who has psychic abilities and a fetish for collecting tarot card sets.  She is broad-minded and worries over Morgan, almost constantly.


I wasn't sure what to think when I first received this book from the author.  From the title and cover alone, I thought it was going to be an erotic tale involving witches.  This was not the case.  Because of the uniqueness involving witches, daemons, vampires, trolls and ghosts, No Rest for the Wicca is a novel that mystery lovers will enjoy reading.

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