Black Magic Woman (Novels Of The Others #4)
Daphanie Carter is thrilled that her sister Danice finally found her Prince Charming even though he's not quite, well, human. Daphanie is trying to keep an open mind. Which is why she jumps at the chance to enter the hidden world of The Others when a friendly imp invites her to a non-human nightclub. Daphanie is curious to see how the Other half lives and parties but soo
At the beginning of this book is an author's note and when I read it, I felt as if Ms. Warren had read my review of Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here and this note was addressed to me personally. Which made me instantly think that this book would rock my socks...and yet, I had the same exact problems with this book I had with Prince Charming.
My complaint is that the author tells us that these heroines are strong and intelligent women, but we nev ...more
The voodoo plot has potential, but the heroine is TSTL and the hero's sexiness is not enough to compensate for the weak romance.
Daphanie (what kind of name is that anyway? Daphne wasn’t exotic enough?) has got to be one of the most idiotic and ignorant heroines ever. In possession of the knowledge that Others with magic powers exist, she doesn’t hesitate to provoke and insult a complete stranger who is obviously not completely human.
Daphanie and Asher’s romance is incom ...more
It was BORING, and a MAJOR fact of her mortality, seeing that Ashers Immortal & over 500 y/o, was never resolved. Also her lovely guardian could not protect her at all. (THAT ...more
Black Magic Woman is book 11 in Christine Warren’s Others series. It introduces a new type of other (Guardians) and the sister of the heroine in ...more
I found the lead female, Daphanie to actually be interesting. I liked the fact that she's an artist but doe ...more
The problem I had was in the HEA. It was addressed in this story, just like in the prior ones - But not resolved. As a Guardian Asher is essentially immortal. Daphanie however is not. I don't need my HEAs to last foreve ...more
1) Some character descriptions were missing for me while others were painfully clear. 2) The story itself was good although I'm not a fan of voodoo. No reason why, it just isn't my thing. 3) Thankfully, we get to see some shape shifter and vamps. 4) But I just fail to understand why they're jumping through hoops to help a woman they didn't know existed the day before. Well, she was under Guard by Asher, but still, the accommodations made for her ...more
Good climatic ending but I think I'm still a bit in the dark about where a Guardian and the Watcher fits in this Others world.
This series doesnt need to be read in order, but if it is you would recognize the character cameos and see many connections through it.
I don't like characters who purposely put themselves in dangerous situations just out of curiousity and rely on others to rescue them. Also I would expect a guardian that had been on the 'job' for hundreds of years would have more knowledge about the darker arts.
Content warnings: dubious consent, possession, misrepresenting parts of religion, attempted sexual assault while possessed.
So, I know that the main character has a thing for the guy in this book. I read that. Very clearly. But him kissing her without asking if it was ok was not ok.
On the whole, I liked that I went an entire 100 pages before anything not ...more
Again Quigley starts trouble. Daphanie meets the imp at her sisters wedding and ditches it to go to a club with Others. What she didnt' expect was to find trouble. Which of course we all know curiosity will only lead to trouble. Asher is a guardian of humans from Others. Hes quiet, sexy, and protective. Whats not to love right?
Together they have to battle a vo ...more
The best thing about this book? I didn't spend my money on it, I borrowed it from the library.
I know I'm being harsh, but this is the latest in a series of disappointing reads from Warren. I really enjoyed the original Fantasy Fix stories for Ellora's cave. And the initial transfer of the series to mainstream fiction seemed to be going well. Walk on the Wild Side is still one of my favorites. But I found Daphanie just as TSTL as ...more
(view spoiler)[I could live with the fact, that romance consisted of their meeting, him taking her under his wings, their instant attraction and then realization that they are made for each other and fabulous sex. I could live with the fact that there was so much more of 'action' than romance. I could live with the fact that she wasn't herself for more than 1/3 of t ...more
Daphanie has come home to New York for her sister's wedding, only to find that her new brother-in-law is not human. He is an Other. She meets an imp at the reception. She is curious about Others and gets Quigley to take her to an Other club called Lurk. Daph spills some root beer on a witch doctor and finds herself in big trouble. Asher, a Guardian, was on duty in the club. He has decided to protect her. But does she need protection from him?
Daph starts to have disturbing ...more
When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writi ...more