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Blonde with a Wand (Babes-on-Brooms #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,587 Ratings  ·  157 Reviews
From the "Wild & Hexy" imagination of a "New York Times" bestselling author
Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of w
ebook, 336 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Signet Book (first published December 22nd 2009)
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Laurie Garrison
This book is brilliant! I had a very hard time putting it down when I had things in the real world to do. This book is loaded with humor that kept me laughing thoughtout the book.

Few *spoilers* below

Ancia puts a spell on Jasper and turns him in to a cat, they both have an adventure together trying to change him back into a man. In the mean time he changes back in forth between man to cat, he has to learn how to cope with life as a cat this is where the fun part comes in. Imagine if you were a
Casse NaRome
Feb 12, 2010 Casse NaRome rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blonde with a Wand has helped me rediscover my love of light and funny paranormal romance. It’s what first pulled me to the genre. It is reminiscent of Playing with Fire by Gena Showalter. That is a very good comparison considering Playing with Fire is my fav para romance one of them at least.

Blonde with a Wand was very easy to read and pulls you in rather quickly. Once you start reading it’s not even an option to NOT read it. The Characters are likeable. Jasper and Anica seem like a perfect fit
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**3.5 stars**

Nothing like having a guy make you so mad that you invoke an ancient curse to turn him into a cat and on top of that, it makes you lose your magical abilities. Anica is a witch and Jasper is the cat...ummm man that she has been dating. They were really good together and it was interesting to see them and their relationship evolve.

There are a few other interesting characters in the story but I really enjoyed the relationship that Anica has with her sister, Lily. It was great to see t
Apr 12, 2010 Steven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Mary Janice Davidson's "Undead & Unwed," I thought Vicki's witch collection would be an exciting change of pace from my frequent vampire obsessions. I want to start off by thanking Vicki for "Blonde With A Wand" book 1, "Chick With A Charm" book 2, and an autographed postcard featuring the cover art for both novels.

Typically if I am reading a book I am so set in my ways that if after the first chapter doesn't hold my attention I discard the novel and don't look back. It took m
Fun and breezy! That's what I would call Blonde With A Wand. Plenty of hilarious slapstick moments to make you chuckle out loud. Jasper the cat searching for answers in an entirely human way was one of those hilarious moments. Let's just say I'm glad my cats have never done that. As far as I know!

That one illegal spell and its consequences teach both Jasper and Anica an important lesson and makes them better people. This is especially true for Jasper who is incredibly insensitive, especially in
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
A Chick-Lit story with plenty of humor and lovin'. The first 6 chapters was laugh out loud funny. The story then toned down with Anica, Jasper, and Lily trying to get poor Jasper back to a man.

The moral of this story..... Sacrifice for the sake of the one you love.

Best line in the book..... “Dollars to doughnuts that cat you found is not fixed." "Uh, no, I’m sure he’s not.” “I hope you’re planning to take care of that immediately. I can’t abide a male cat that’s not fixed.” Jasper suddenly wen
Review from Backchatting Books

Anica Revere's date Jasper Danes turns out to be fairly obnoxious and she accidentally turns him into a cat. The ancient curse just tripped off her lips and unfortunately isn't easy to reverse. The two learn some difficult life lessons while they attempt to turn him back into a human.

Anica's blunder is fairly humiliating as her magic is suspended and she is forced to beg her irresponsible sister for assistance. She has to learn to live like the rest of us mortals b
Debra Glass
Sep 29, 2013 Debra Glass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable! I've laughed and awwwwwed. Vicki Lewis Thompson is a real treat.
Mar 20, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
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Mar 24, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, pnr, magic
Here you are on a date with a gorgeous guy, you both expect it to end in bed for the first time. While in the bathroom for one last appearance check you run into his ex, where you learn all sorts of things that ring true about him. On the walk back to your place you ask him about these things, he tries to dance around the lies he as told you. So what is a girl to do, well if you are Anica you turn him into a cat because you are a witch and he just isn't taking your shouts of "Get lost" seriously ...more
Aug 31, 2010 Myhotstylist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was insanely funny!

Meet Anica Revere, witch and owner of a local coffee establishment called Wicked Brew. After dating a non-magical man named Jasper Danes for 3 weeks, she discoveres he is a lieing scumbag when it comes to women. SHe calls him out on it, and he trys to convince her otherwise. In the heat of the argument Anica accidentally invokes an anicent curse, turning him into a black cat. As a result, Anica has lost her magic powers until the curse is undone. Now the 2 of them m
Amy Rosenkoetter
While it's formulaic in the manner of most romances (where the outcome is, predictably, a romance), it delved into the growth of the characters far more than most. It wasn't about the setting or the actions as much as it was about the people involved. Both of the main characters saw significant personal growth and stretching of their limitations and prejudices throughout the story.

The sole flat note for me was in the epilogue which was trite, rather predictable, and involved two supporting chara
Hot, sexy, funny, entertainingly wicked, super cute read. Filled with a few little life lessons, hot steamy sex, and a whole lot of magic. Anica is not known to lose her temper, but Jasper Danes has just pushed her to the limit. With one spell she has changed both their lives forever. Wanting nothing more than to be rid of him, Anica has now made them attached more than ever. Gone with Jaspers human body, is Anica's magic. With the help of her sister Anica tries to reverse the spell and get her ...more
When a loutish cad gets what’s coming to him, the results are amusing and a little scary. Ms. Thompson captures a cat’s-eye view of its world with precision and delightful humor. She also credibly shows the redemption of a caddish lady’s man—all in the space of one week.

With the threat of magic loss and the possibility of true love in the offing, the romantic stakes are of a different caliber in this novel. Once again, we are treated to the appearance of Dorcas and Ambrose Lowell, the meddling
Jul 12, 2010 Jodi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
This was such a fun read! I was laughing throughout the book. It was fun to imagine witches fitting into real life with us like Annika is in Chicago. I loved that she "accidentally" placed a terrible spell on Jasper and being a cat lover, I liked that it turned him into a cat. It was also fun to see him start to change throughout the book and that they were able to eventually break the spell with the help of Lily and some of her friends. Hoping the second book about Lily is just as fun!
Desiree reilly
Mar 31, 2010 Desiree reilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i seen this in the book store and i had to read it well it remind me of me blonde or use to be and then she try to get the fairys to behave and not destroy her place and the buisness she owns wi relly like the book and want to get more of vickys book thumbsup all the way to the bank and the bf wow he put up with some stuff you cna not beleve it
Apr 24, 2010 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute book! I have loved Vicki Lewis Thompson ever since her Nerd series came out and I was not disappointed. "Blonde With a Wand" is a great start to her new series. It was light and cute, with the right amount of fluff. I loved reading Jasper's point of view as a cat. Can't wait to read Lily's book next!
Karen Nichols
Mar 09, 2012 Karen Nichols rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny, a little sexy and complex brain using story. Loved the extra characters - the crazy lady out to fix all cats and the couple Anica talks to about repairing the spell she used from a very, very old book - with no counter spell to reverse the problem.

Waiting for Lily's story to arrive in the post.
Here's something fun...Blonde with a Wand. Vicki Lewis Thompson gets my vote for fun and cheeky.

When Anica learns that her new boyfriend is a jerk, she uses old magic to turn him into...of all things...a black cat! Then she discovers that she can't turn him back because she's lost her magic. Whoops! Now she must figure out how to get him to turn back all on his own.

Sometimes I am just looking for a book to help me escape from all of the daily pressures of life. This one definitely filled the bi
Aug 10, 2010 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. The man-as-a-cat theme was original and funny. As a cat lover, I was amused to see a human live life as a cat. I enjoyed the witch aspect of the book. VLT has a way with humor, and this book was a great showcase of that.
Dorcas and Ambrose are in this one too, but the focus is on Anica, a witch who accidentally teaches Jasper a lesson and learns one herself. Nice twist on the love story.
Aug 21, 2010 Angel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice light, fun read. I really enjoyed this one and it had some laugh out loud moments. Jasper started out really arrogant, but he definitely changed for the better.
Ok, so I really liked a slightly cheesy supernatural romance book. It was a lot of fun - AND I'll admit to reserving the second one from home.
Jul 21, 2014 Alexa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book is the definition of light and fluffy.

The plot is pretty straight forward and can be easily deduced from the blurb: Anica and Jasper are dating, they fight, Anica turns Jasper into a cat. (Since I think about turning people who annoys me into frogs all the time, I see absolutely no problem with this.) Then of course, they have to find some way to turn Jasper back into a human.

What I liked

Jasper's reactions while being a cat. He takes everything on stride and tries to make the best ou
Jul 19, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this novel! I adored the characters and I am eager to read more novels in this series!
wanda flanagan
Mar 07, 2010 wanda flanagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book loved the combination of witchery and humor couldnt put it down . I highly reccomend it.
Feb 11, 2010 Rebyj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully engaging funny novel. A great kickoff to a new series.
Leslie Hickman
I stayed up way too late to finish this!!!!
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
Review Courtesy of: Books That Hook

Anica, in a moment of anger, unintentionally uses an old spell that has no counterspell. Can we say, “Oops”? Her date, who she found out had manipulated her into dating him, is now stuck as a cat.

Even her sister Lily can’t undo the spell. Everything they try fails. Anica has to get help. She takes her chances and contacts two witches, Dorcas and Ambrose, who are on the council. They agree to keep her mistake a secret and help her turn Jasper back into a human.
Dec 14, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2014
Blonde with a Wand was just as fun, funny, and adorable as I expected it to be! It all starts with a date gone wrong. Anica is out with Jasper, when his ex corners her in the bathroom. Turns out, Jasper lied about being dumped and heartbroken in order to get Anica to go out with him. She confronts him about it, and he doesn't think his lie was a big deal and continues to be pushy. Well, Anica is a witch, and he pushed her too far. Now he's stuck as a cat, and she lost her magic and can't change ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of more than ninety books, Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor. Following the success of her nerd stories, Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal ...more
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“Too bad you don't have cable. We could test him by putting him in front of ESPN with a bowl of beer and a package of Cheez-Its."
Jasper hissed his disapproval.
Anica laughed softly. "I don't think he appreciates your stereotyping him like that."
"Oh, bite me Jasper."
It was a tempting thought.
Lily stood. "Enough of this. Let's raid your closet and find us some hot dancing duds." She continued down the hall.
Jasper glared after her. Lily was so wrong about him. He didn't like Cheez-Its. Onion rings went way better with beer.”
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