A Modern Day Witch Hunt

I found it very hard to get through this book -- Plot aside, the writing was overdone, wordy, and at times pretentious. The sentences were almost always awkwardly constructed so that it seemed like the book was overrun with run-on sentences. This was mostly because the sentences seemed to be invariably overloaded with adverb and adjectives.

Regarding the plot, I found that half way through the book I still hadn't gotten a clear idea of just what was going on and what anyone intended except that Kamillia just couldn't manage to keep her hands to herself, that Luca had a similar mental problem, and that some people were out for Kamillia's blood because they were evil. I had to wonder why they were killing Kamillia when she wasn't even working against them. Inordinate amounts of stage-time was devoted to the description of the lust that Kamillia and Luca felt and Luca angst about said lust and how he could never be with her. 

The sudden "happily ever after" ending came as a bit of a shock. After all the angst and moaning about having to leave her -- I almost just wanted them to be parted forever just so I didn't have to listen to all that whining in vain. I wish there was something positive I could expound upon, but I just wasn’t able to find anything that really clicked.


Book Blurb for A Modern Day Witch Hunt

Kamillia is an author of paranormal romances living in an upscale suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.   Accused of being an actual witch herself by an ambitious group of businessmen with a dark agenda, she is surprised to find a man who resembles one of her fictional, alpha male heroes at her door offering her protection.

Luca is an immortal Watcher from the River of Light.   Sent to Earth to help Kamillia, whose true heritage has yet to be revealed to her, Luca is caught off guard by the fighting spirit of the woman and the way his human body betrays him in her presence.When research for her next novel requires Kamillia to travel to Italy, she and Luca are forced to join together despite numerous obstacles to overcome the evil of many centuries blocking a portal there.    Only then, can she return to the problems awaiting her in her own city, with or without this stranger who has captured her heart but cannot share her future.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2009 2.50