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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Demon Street Blues (Wicked Good Witches Book 1)

Demon Street Blues (Wicked Good Witches Book 1)
Starla Sliver
Published: November 16th 2014
Price: $0.00 (at the time of this Post)
The Howard Witches, three siblings charged with protecting The Demon Isle…
Charlie, the werewolf.
Michael, the empathic death reader.
Melinda, living under self-inflicted house arrest. Her gift: prophetic dreams of people about to die.
Their mentor, the four-hundred year old Vampire, William Wakefield. Charming, ridiculously handsome, and walking a dangerous line between sinking into darkness and living in the light. In constant temptation to declare his love for the one woman that could be his undoing.
The story begins with an unsolved murder. One that will change everything…
Come stalk the streets of The Demon Isle… you’ll go up against witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, guardians, shapeshifters, ghosts, ghasts, mermaids, faeries and a host of other devious supernatural creatures waiting to wreak havoc on The Demon Isle. Where fans of the paranormal come to vacation and immerse themselves in fantasy. Where magic comes to life, mysteries abound, and you might just find yourself laughing, crying, and most definitely, falling in love.
In Book One:
Melinda Howard is the Demon Isle’s weird girl… the one that’s been holed up in the Howard Mansion for the last four years. Why? No one knows the truth except her family… a long line of witches charged with protecting the Demon Isle, along with their mentor, the four-hundred year old Vampire, William Wakefield.
Another reason Melinda doesn’t mind her self-inflicted imprisonment. She gets to spend her days with the charming vampire, who also happens to be her best friend. Only now, she’s spending her night’s with him too. He just doesn’t know it…
Any other girl would enjoy the nightly thrill of a sexy vampire invading her dreams. But not Melinda as her dreams have a tendency to come true. Although typically, they don’t include the handsome vampire she’s crushing on, but rather horrifying visions of people about to die.
But she cannot stay under self-inflicted house arrest forever. And if her brothers or William get their choice in the matter, Melinda will be out of the house partying with her friends, giving her affections to a human, not a vampire, and digging into her role as a witch.
A role her eldest brother Charlie lives for and a role her second brother Michael would rather live without. Nevertheless, when duty calls, usually from the local sheriff needing help with some tourist who’s gotten themselves into trouble, life screeches to a stop, and duty takes over.
Such is the case when the sheriff needs help with a four-year-old murder investigation; one she fears has a supernatural cause. To assist her in the case, she calls upon the skills of The Howard Witches.
However, what they learn might be more than any of them can deal with, or accept. Worse yet, they fear what this discovery will do to Melinda, as it returns them all to the core of her self-imprisonment.
Back to the lives, she could not save…
…..First thing first I am realist… Demon Street Blues (Wicked Good Witches Book 1) is an ADULT version of Make Me a Real Girl (The Demon Isle Book 1) So if this sounded familiar now you know why.
Over a Year ago I read the PG one. Than Exactly a Year later I re-read it with my full attention. I enjoyed it very much. (You can read my Review on it Here) A Couple months ago, Rachel Humphrey D’aigle Posted about having so many request for an Adult one that she decided to give it a go. Her and another Author got together and Made it more Adult and penned it under the name Starla Silver.
The Characters are still there, The Plot is the same, the story line got pump up a bit. Hmmm not sure pump is the word I should use??? Any who.. This is my honest opinion about Demon Street Blues. I Felt some of the F Bombs diminished the characters a bit. All Except Eva the profanity just suited her better. Charlie seemed a bit more rougher around the edges this time around. Which wasn’t a bad thing. Micheal was the same, the extra scene was a bit nice… Just certain phrase made me wince. Melinda, her using profanity to me just seemed off. I know she is a grown woman and all that jazz. Just felt like it made her less for some reason. Which is odd, since I have been accused of making sailors blush. If someone told me that my potty mouth diminished me or made me less than who I am. I salute to them with my middle finger as I tell them they can kiss my Mother F’n Lily white a$$. The dream scene was nicely written with out any hiccups. The scene with the young man on the street. I didn’t really like that. I kinda preferred him to be a mystery until the next book.
The ending to Season one, has me torn, I like the extended ending with the couple. But I did really like the WTF ending with Eva in the PG one.
If I have to pick my Favorite, I am going to Go with the Make me a Real Girl, I never noticed it wasn’t a grown up story. Never Noticed that Rachel faded to black on scenes. Okay I lie I did notice but I like it. I have enough imagination to get why Melinda’s dreams had her flushed and bothered. I can understand that a guy is having umm troubles without being crass about it. Though if you have never read any of the Demon Isle Books, and are new to the Howard Witches, and prefer your books a bit More adult, crass, naughty. I would highly recommend Demon Street Blues.
Would I read the rest of Wicked Good Witches series? If I was requested to or was gifted any of the books. Yes, I would read them. Would I go out on my own and buy them? I don’t really think I would, I love the Howards Just as they are.

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