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Leashing the Tempest (Arcadia Bell #2.5)

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Dating a demon, defeating evil, running a tiki bar: Arcadia Bell is a great occult mage in many respects. But then there’s the challenge of her boyfriend’s precocious teenage son…

Arcadia "Cady" Bell may have saved the Hellfire Club’s children from a local bogeyman, but she and her Earthbound demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, now face a more disturbing problem: his teenage son’s
ebook, 65 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by Pocket Star
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
3.5 stars.
The purpose of this e-novella, at least in my eyes, was to make waiting for the May release of Binding the Shadows just a bit easier. Mission accomplished, Ms. Bennett. You gave me a chance to spend some quality time with my favorite characters and if possible, got me even more excited about the upcoming book. In length, Leashing the Tempest is about one-fourth of a book, so it’s definitely worth your $0.99 or 2.99, depending on your location.

Things rarely go as planned for Cady Bell
Rashika (is tired)
Jun 12, 2014 Rashika (is tired) rated it really liked it
***This mini-review has also been posted on The Social Potato

If you know me, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of the Arcadia Bell series and now that the series has come to an end (the last book was published only a couple weeks ago), I am not sure what to do. It really sucks to close the last page to the last book of one of your favorite series doesn’t it? Well it wasn’t the last page for me because I hadn’t read the novella that came in between books 2 and 3I will forever be glad that I read i
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Bennett's Arcadia Bell series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series and this short novella is just enough to whet my whistle until book three releases in the spring. Reading this just reminded me (like I could even forget) what a gem this series is. There are all the best elements of urban fantasy but set in a beautiful California setting and with a unique laid back sense of humor.

In this novella, Cady, Lon, Jupe, and Kar Yee have chartered a yacht and plan to spend the day at sea testing o
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Sep 28, 2014 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.5...Cute short story.

This story can't stand alone. The story picks up soon after book 2. Jupe 'knack' practice experiment and family sightseeing boat tour takes a nighmarish turn. A lesson is learned. Not much character development. Fun for fans of series only.

Next up: Binding the Shadows (book, #3). Yessss!
Nov 08, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing
I think the biggest draw for me with this series is the relationships between the various main characters. Cady and Lon are... I don't know how to put it. I love the way they sink into one another and happily lean on the strengths of the other in a crisis. Lon rocks the father thing with Jupe. I honestly adore their dynamic and the resigned acceptance Lon has for Jupe's antics. Cady has the protective, growly mama bear thing for Jupe, but in a cool way. She treats him like he's hers and she'll d ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Lon, Cady, Jupe and Kar Yee take a day trip on a boat so Lon can take some pictures and they can find a safe environment for Jupe to test his knack. Unfortunately, the Captain is a little strange and through a series of mishaps, they end up with a demon on board.

I really enjoy this series and this was a really nice but way too short story. My mind can't help but wonder if any of the little tidbits that were dropped will factor into anything in the future or if we're just given a cute, little sto
Dec 21, 2012 Negine rated it really liked it
A sweet slice of life visit with Cady, Lon and Jupe (along with Kar Yee)! Let me channel my inner Jupe and say "Diz-amn" I need more! Alas, I must be patient until May of 2013 for my next fix.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Dec 16, 2012 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

For me, this short story was like gravy on top of two, already delicious books; not essential but oh so good. The familial chemistry between Bennett’s characters in this series is undeniable and somehow manages to shine through even in a short novella like Leashing the Tempest.

Cady usually has much bigger fish to fry so it was fun to visit her during her rare downtime and to see her step-parenting skills in action. She’s definitely a good person to have at your back no m
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Dec 11, 2012 Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-releases
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4.0


On what is supposed to be a nice relaxing afternoon on a boat taking pictures and teaching 14 year old Jupiter “Jupe” Butler about his newfound knack; Arcadia "Cady" Bell, her Earthbound demon boyfriend Lon Butler, and Cady’s Tambuku Tiki Lounge co-owner and best friend Kar Yee end up getting more than they bargained for after Jupe makes a regrettable mistake with his knack. Throw in the Captain of the boat who has made more than a few bad promises a
Nikki Brandyberry
May 01, 2014 Nikki Brandyberry rated it really liked it
Leashing The Tempest is a short foray back into the magical world of Arcadia Bell that takes place in between full length books 2 and 3. Cady and Lon find themselves trying to take a day trip on a small day cruise in order test Jupe’s new found persuasion knack on Cady’s best friend and business partner Kar Yee. What starts out as a informational day quickly takes a turn south when Jupe’s knack knocks out the shifty boat captain and as a result unleashes something that seems to want to take over ...more
She-Wolf Reads
Dec 22, 2012 She-Wolf Reads rated it it was amazing
LEASHING THE TEMPEST by Jenn Bennett was the perfect little novella for me. With the right length and perfect pacing, it gave me a taste of the characters and added some development to the series; it made me feel like I was back home, and then it whet my appetite for more.

The Arcadia Bell series is one of my favorites. And what makes it one of my favorites is Jenn Bennet’s ability to really capture the chemistry and camaraderie between Lon, Cady, and Jupe. I love it when writers give the charac
Dec 11, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
{This review was originally published on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}

It’s no secret that Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series, up there with Patricia Briggs’ wonderful Mercy Thompson books. In fact, the two series share a lot of commonalities. Both are packed with memorable, multi-faceted characters, good humor and warmth.

The long wait between books in this series is mildly torturous (though, thankfully, each wraps up a complete story) but fortunately, Lea
Jun 24, 2014 Ronda rated it it was amazing
This was a cleverly written addition to the Arcadia Bell series, not necessary but fabulous all the same.

Lon and Cady decide to take Jupe on a yacht with Cady's friend, and co-owner of their club, Kar Yee. Kar Yee has agreed to be the subject of an experiment, to test Jupe's knack, of course Jupe is thrilled because he is crushing on Kar Yee!

Cady usually has bigger beasts to contend with but while this short story provides us with a dead demon or demon zombie mermaid as Jupe describes her, Cady
3,5 stars

“In other words, never tell someone they’re brainless when I’m using my knack.”
“No,” Lon corrected. “Never use it in anger.”
“Or carelessly,” I added.
“Just don’t use it at all,” Lon said gruffly.
Jupe grimaced. “I’m actually okay with that. But I do have one request.”
“What’s that?” Lon asked.
“Let’s forget about buying a boat.”

I simply love Jupe and his outbursts!But that kid, lol, is really a disaster waiting to happen! lol
This time, Cady, Lon and Kar Yee find themselves into
Jeannie Zelos
Jul 26, 2014 Jeannie Zelos rated it it was amazing
Leashing the Tempest, Jenn Bennett
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I don’t usually enjoy novellas, I findbringing new characters and situations into an interesting story is just too difficult with a limited word count. When they are part of an existing series though that’s not a problem as the word count can focus on the storyline, because we already know the characters and their situations. I love this series, and Jupe is a great star of it IMO! He’s just such a typical teen, motor-mouth,
Jun 16, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing

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I was so happy when I discovered a novella from this series! I love these books and this short read it’s not an exception! Our favorite characters are back and they have a very difficult day. Arcadia, Lon, Jupe and Kar Yee had a plan so they can spend the day on sea and test Jupe’s knack. But nothing went as planned and they found themselves in danger.

For one more time, I have only good things to say for Arcadia
Diane ~Firefly~
Good short story. Jupe is testing his powers while they are out to sea and ends up doing something stupid in anger. That leads them into a bit more adventure than they were looking for.

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Leanne Crabtree
For a short story/novella, this had everything that's included in Jenn Bennett's full length novels in this series; a mystery, some romance, and Jupe being Jupe :D

This was the boat trip from hell. Everything that could go wrong, did. Storms, demons, Jupe...

A great instalment in a series that I love. Straight onto book 3!
May 01, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
I love these books, this writing, these characters SO MUCH. MORE MORE MORE.

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Re-read April 2013
Jul 31, 2013 melissa rated it really liked it
Fun little novella involving Cady, Lon, Jupe & Kar Yee taking a trip out to sea for Jupe to practice his knack. Of course, hijinks ensue. And, sorry, ***spoiler***, but YAY for zombie mermaids!!
Dec 18, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: para-norm, uf, short
Short and sweet, I can't wait for the next Cady book!
Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
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I think I end up liking this series more and more with every book I read! When I started this series I wasn’t particularly impressed but the more I read the more I end up loving Cady and her friends and enjoying the original and exciting plots Bennett creates.

This novella started off hilarious; with Captain Christie and his lewd comments and Cady putting up with none of it, I was smiling after the first few pages. I just love the
Petra Sýkorová
May 24, 2014 Petra Sýkorová rated it it was amazing
Tohle je doplňková povídka zabývající se rozvíjejícím se Jupeho nadáním. Ačkoliv to ze začátku vypadalo, že to bude jen nějaká nudná vyplňovačka o tom, jak se má oblíbená parta vydala na výlet na lodi, nakonec to přerostlo v pořádnou akčňárnu. Tedy... alespoň akčňárnu takového kalibru, jaký se vám vleze co 65 stránek. Ale i tak to stačilo. Protože já se skvěle bavila.

Ukázalo se, že Jupeho magie je daleko mocnější, než by si Lon s Cady představovali. Jupe dokáže pouhým zvukem svého hlasu a správn
Jan 14, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This is a novella that goes along with the series. I honestly think it should be read in order because you are in full awareness of the characters leading this adventure and you are already invested in them. Plus, this follows the series chronologically.

My fave UF dad, Lon, his son Jupe and Cady are all back in this novella where they are just looking for a small get away for some fun. However, the captain of the ship has a few secrets he's keeping. The secrets plus a precocious Jupe all add up
Dec 21, 2012 Myonlycookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This is Arcadia Bell "2.5" in the series. I like the idea of releasing a digital novella in between the novels, especially when it's only .99 cents! The story is short and sweet (only took me 1.5 hours to finish, I think), but it's fun and a little side romp with the characters.

Ah, you know I love Cady as a heroine, and I really love the family dynamic with Lon and Jupe. Their triad is what makes this series unique in the urban fantasy genre, I think. I like that Cady's character growth is abou
Dark Faerie Tales
Dec 19, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Adventure on the high seas including magic, mermaids, and mayhem.

Opening Sentence: It didn’t seem like the sort of boat that got lost at sea.

The Review:

Arcadia “Cady” Bell is back with a whole new challenge. Jupe Butler, 16 yr. old son to Cady’s sexy boyfriend Lon, came into his demon ability during the last book, Kindling the Moon; and boy is it a doozy. Jupe can influence people and make them do whatever he wants. Rightly, Cady and Lon wa
All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 12, 2012 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
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Urban fantasy has seen a handful of promising new series in the past year or so, and the Arcadia Bell series is one of the best. Even in this bite sized novella (just the right length during the busy holidays), Bennett perfectly conveys her super cool demon and magic infused world, the smart and playful relationship between her trio of main characters, and a fun twisty mystery with plenty of action.

While I highly encourage new r
Dec 21, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Cady and Lon along with Jupe and Kar Yee are back in Leashing the Tempest, a short tease of a story by Jenn Bennett. I say tease because I never find I’m with these amazing characters long enough when I’m reading them…and this time especially since this book is only about 65 pages long.

Leashing the Tempest is book number 2.5 in Jenn’s Arcadia Bell series. Lon, thinking about buying a boat, takes the gang out on a luxury boat ride for the day. He also wa
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Mar 22, 2014 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
What a satisfying novella! So often, stories like these can fill like pure filler, but I really enjoyed this afternoon spent with Cady, Lon, Juke, and Kar Yee.

It takes place just a couple of weeks after Summoning the Night. Lon and Cady have decided to take Juke out on a boat to test his new knack of persuasion. Kar Yee agrees to be his guinea pig. The captain is hiding something big. Juke makes a pretty substantial mistake. Throw in a major storm and a lightning strike and this group is facing
Feb 20, 2013 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Jenn Bennett leapt onto my radar in 2012 with KINDLING THE MOON, the first book in the Cady Bell series and also her debut novel. It's a wonderful series, filled with awesome world building, ribald humour, not-so-ribald-but-equally-entertaining humour, strong relationships, and one very dashing moustache, which is nicely referenced in this mini-novella.

When I first heard about the premise of LEASHING THE TEMPEST, my brain immediately starting singing The Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat". And then
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