No Rest for the Witches (Nightcreature, #7.5) (Magic, #3.5) (The Others, #3.5)
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No Rest for the Witches (Nightcreature, #7.5) (Magic, #3.5) (Magic #3.5)

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MaryJanice Davidson
"The Majicka"
Life's a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates--a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

Lori Handeland
"Voodoo Moon"
For Devil's Fork-based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial killer just may be to embrace
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Brandi ;)
I'm giving this book 3 generous STARS because I didn't exactly read each story all the way through and it just seemed fair.
Except for the first one, The Majicka by MaryJanice Davidson. This story I completely read and I loved it. It could be because I love MJD and her Undead series, although I did overdose on Queen Betsy and had to back away for awhile, but that's another story. The Majicka was cute and funny as Hell. The main character, Ireland, is sort of a supernatural creature horder. She f...more
Carolyn F.
Anthology. Just average to me. Nothing to write home about.

1. The Majicka by MaryJanice Davidson. Funny story about Ireland and her group of misfit non-paying roommates. Micah has come over to teach her majick (that's not my misspell) while she's in the middle of her crisis of the week. Loved the story ****

2. Voodoo Moon by Lori Handeland. FBI agent Duran is sent to Devil's Fork to see if there's a serial killer. She meets the local voodoo store owner who is also a suspect. Within 24 hours they'...more
Gwen
MaryJanice Davidson
“The Majicka”
Life’s a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates—a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

I'm not usually a fan of the 'light and quirky' side of paranormal romance. I like it dark and angsty. The fact that I enjoyed this story so much is a testament to MaryJanice Davidson's ability. The fact that I picked up another one of her books because of it is 'off the ch...more
Genie
Four stories written by four different writers. All feature various Otherworld creatures. Three of the stories I liked, one I didn't like at all.

"The Majicka" by Maryjanice Davidson - Ireland lives in an old farmhouse with several supernatural creatures;
A vampire named Ezra, a werewolf named Ownen who had been booted out of his pack, a very tall fairy named Lent and a possessed car named Judith. She decides to protect these unusual houemates but doesn't understand why until Micah arrives on her...more
Gail
Four novellas by four writers of paranormal romances.
"The Majicka" by MaryJane Davidson was an interesting and entertaining retelling of The Gifts of the Magi. It would be nice to see more of these. It was really nicely written with good stories and endearing characters.
"Voodoo Moon" by Lori Handleland was another great suspense story with hunky men and tough women. Edge of your seat suspense, hot sex, and a great story.
"Breath of Magic" by Cheyenne McCray; I just could not get into it.
"Any Witc...more
Dana Marie
The one by MaryJanice Davidson was hilarious, as always. The 2nd one was pretty good as well. The 3rd story read like a very bad transcript to a porn movie with a sci fi twist. The 4th one was okay.
Christina
I wasnt really that impressed maybe I prefer a full story to a short one I dont know. It seems almost like an excuse to read about sex. I just met you lets have sex 15 minutes later
Jennifer
Sexy, fun and good for a short attention span as there is four short stories in this book. I love these multiple author books as it is a really good way to discover new authors.
Gus
Hmm. Apparently I've read this before. I'm giving it 2 stars for being forgettable enough that I ordered it from the library again.
Meagan
This book contains 4 novellas by 4 fantastic authors. The first story is by
MaryJanice Davidson titled “The Majicka”.
This book is about Ireland a self-proclaimed do-gooder who has accumulated a number of supernatural roommates: a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and a mage spelled into a car and now a zombie, or what Ireland thinks of as a zombie. Unbeknownst to Ireland, she is also a Magicka, an unknowing guardian of Magick. Introduce Micah, a tutor for the new Majicka, a spattering of rogue were...more
MaggieReadsRom
MaryJanice Davidson - The Majicka
Life’s a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates—a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

Ireland Shea is an unknowing guardian of the Magick (a Magicka). She lives with a vampire, a werewolf, a faerie and a mage spelled into a car. Micah is new Magicks tutor. He teaches them the ropes. When he goes to Ireland to tutor her, he finds her in the middle of saving...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
"The Majicka"- 4 stars But this was the funniest story I've read in a long time. There was no plot, but it was hysterical. I have no clue what the story was about but I loved it. Just tons of witty banter and the Zombie girl who wasn't a zombie, but a dryad, the Faerie who loved his hot tub, the snooty vampire and more! Too funny.
"Voodoo Moon"- 4 stars A good quick read. I've read some of Lori Handeland's short stories from this series before and I like it, and her style of writing.
"Breath of Ma...more
Kathy
I really enjoyed this paranormal romance anthology. Cheyenne McCray and Lori Handeland's novellas both were peppered with a little urban fantasy which I appreciated.

Cheyenne McCray "Breath of Magic" I checked this anthology out of the library for this novella and I wasn't disappointed. This particular novella seems to pick up where Wicked Magic leaves off. Sydney, a D'Anu witch and Conlan, a Tuatha D'Danann warrior along with the rest of the D'Anu coven and warriors that came over from Otherworl...more
Tammy
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Silver James
No Rest for the Witches (Nightcreature, #7.5) (Magic, #3.5) let me revisit some favorite authors. I need to read more Lori Handeland and Mary Janice Davidson and now I wonder why I haven't read Cheyenne McCray. Christine Warren's contribution was enjoyable, too, and was the reason I read the anthology. I have to admit that in reading McCray's "Breath of Magic", every time her secondary character, grey witch Silver, appeared I blinked. This is the second witch character named Silver that I've enc...more
Jill
I only read the Christine Warren "Any Witch Way She Can," since I'm currently reading that series, so this review is for that one only. I thought the story idea a good one, but the characters were very one-dimensional. I was also confused because this book didn't have any of the characters from the three previous books nor ones that were ever mentioned in any of those--I'm used to that being the case when reading these in between novellas. Also, there was a couple of references made to The Other...more
Nina
Like most short-story collections, the stories in this vary in quality, but this was a pleasant enough diversion for Halloween.

Here's my mini-review for each of the stories:
"The Majicka"- Not super-original, but fun, although the romance portion is a bit rushed.
"Voodoo Moon"- Liked the romance, but the supernatural elements got more and more unrealistic as it went along.
"Breath of Magic"- The weakest story in the collection. The supernatural plot was not involving, and the romance seemed to con...more
Lady Book Voodoo & Hoodoo Review
** Lady Journal Review **

2 out 5 Star's


Unfortunately I really shouldn't even rate this one. Being that I couldn't really get past the first chapter!!?? It really was strange to me ,like in a weird fashion. But hold on ,I would never knock her as in Christine Warren's writing,but it is multiple stories with in the novel. And that is all good and fine if short stories are for you! Now me ,I can't get in to a book that is comical in away to were its got a strange story line. In the first story wa...more
Anna's Herding Cats!
Hm. I'm the opposite of most here. I really did not like the MaryJanice Davidson story but enjoyed the rest and will probably pick up the other books in the series they are connected to. I nearly stopped reading the book after getting halfway through Davidson's story which is surprising since I've loved all of her other series/etc. To me it just tried too hard and threw in too many characters in an attempt to be quirky/funny but in the end just fell flat. Maybe it would have worked better for me...more
Emily
I really enjoyed the Mary Janice Davidson story. In fact, I found myself wishing these characters had more time--in that the entire book had been about them! It felt like an excellent start to a longer work. Sadly, with the way it wrapped up, I really doubt this will ever happen. (Not that it was a horrific ending--just that it had a definite wrap-up.)

The second and third were fine, and I really disliked the last story. It's difficult to enjoy something when the heroine is so unlikable. Really,...more
Natalie
Fabulous collection by several writers of Hot Paranormal Romance!

The Majicka by MaryJanice Davidson - Totally cute story about a witch and her motley crew of friends meeting her man.

Voodoo Moon by Lori Handeland - Nightcreature 7.5 - Human cop meets and falls in love with a sorcerer and they end up working the X-files together.

Breath of Magic by Cheyenne McCray - Magic 3.5 - Witch and immortal warrior get together for ever.

Any Witch Way She Can by Christine Warren - The Others 3.5 - Witch and wa...more
Sue
Majicka, MaryJanice Davidson
This one is funny and held my interest. I will be looking for more by the author of this short story.

Voodoo Moon, Lori Handeland
Whew! Is it hot in here or is it me? This one is steamy! Also has an original storyline.

Breath of Magic, Cheyenne McCray
I couldn't get into this one. It just seemed to drag.

Any Witch Way She Can, Christine Warren
This story was cute. I found it interesting and steamy. I'll be looking for more from this author.

One more cool thing about this col...more
David A. Carey
I started this book some time ago and tossed it aside as I really did not like what turned out to be only the first story in the book.
When I purchased the book I had no idea it was actually 4 short books in one.
The first story "The Majicka" by Maryjanice Davidson I did not like at all.
The second story "Voodoo Moon" by Lori Handeland was a very good read and in fact I purchased another book by Lore to see how it is.
The third story "Breath of Magic" by Chenenne McCray I did not care for and did no...more
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
Overall, this anthology started off a little slow and clumsy, but by the end, it managed to pull it all together. The Davidson story wasn’t that great, in fact I can’t really remember anything except for the fairy, werewolf, and vampire; the Handeland story was good, but not really memorable in my opinion; the McCray story was great; and the Warren story was fantastic. If you’re unsure about it, I would probably find it at the library.

To read my full review, click here.
Ladiibbug
* Paranormal Romance Anthology *

Mary Janice Davidson: No longer reading this author

Lori Handeland: Very enjoyable story (voodoo), well developed & exciting ... I MUST read more of this author ... somehow ...

Cheyenne McCray: MMMmmm, winged ancient hunky warriors, and a very good story. Like Lori Handeland, I've read a couple short stories by CM and want to read more of her.

Christine Warren: Eh ... quit reading ... if you like MaryJanice Davidson's snarky characters, you'll probably like this...more
Michelle B
This was a pretty good anthology. The first short story is by Mary Janice Davidson and I didn't really care for it. Which is suprising because i love her undead Betsy series. The second story by Lori handeland was okay but did not really keep me intrigued. The 3rd story by Cheyenne McCray was great. I definitely look forward to reading some of her books. The 4th story by Christine Warren was also great and probably the one i liked the best. I also will be looking into more of her books.
Jennifer Wardrip
I really enjoyed MaryJanice Davidson's story in this anthology, and would love to see the characters again in their own book. Although it contained the same "we just met, now let's have sex" as most of her other books, the characters were funny and unique enough that I still liked it.

Lori Handeland's story was quite freaky, Cheyenne McCray's was sexy, and Christine Warren's was really enjoyable.

Overall, a quick way to spend an hour or two!
Jessi
Generally speaking, the sci-fi part of the romance genre is not one that I read. I don't like vampires and werewolves are just odd. But I do like short stories and this was at the library (aka free) so I picked it up. Not having high expectations balanced out any prejudices I might have had about the overall story themes.
None of these stories made me fall in love with the authors or the series but it was a fun little read.
Paraphrodite
I initially thought I'd just read the Christine Warren's "The Others" short story but couldn't resist completing the book. To my surprise, the MaryJanice Davidson story was just hilarious with all those oddball characters. Cheyenne McCray's short story was pretty good too and I've now put her Magic series in my TBR pile!

So all in all, not a bad anthology!

Kimberly
Whoosh! Steamy paranormal sex scenes. They were hot but I wish the stories had less sex and more magic. MaryJanice Davidson's story, The Majicka, was my favorite. I almost wish she'd pursue that one a bit further. The other stories were good but they werent long enough to get a real feel for them other then the sex bits. Lots of sex bits.
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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005.

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