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Alejandro's Sorceress (Cardinal Witches #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  441 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
Initial release to be in the anthology, Dark and Deadly, with release as a separate ebook tentatively scheduled for May 2014.

He’s a warrior, hardened by years of protecting his town from vampire attack. She’s a garden witch who sees the world in shades of sunshine and delight. Opposites don’t only attract, they go supernova in this sizzling tale of magic and mayhem.
ebook, 74 pages
Published May 2014 (first published April 14th 2014)
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Aly is so frigging bored
Rating: maybe 3.5*
It was a nice novella, but the wait made me expect something so much more. I enjoyed it and it's a great 1-2 hours read.
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
This novella takes place in the world of the Warriors of Poseidon series. I couldn't find a novella number but it is obviously part of that world since it has some of the same Atlantians within the book. I haven't read the series but do have it on my wishlist. This wasn't a hard book to get into if you, like me, haven't read the series yet.

The romance is fast, but it is also cute. I would have liked to spend a bit more time with the couple and get the romance a bit more developed, but even witho
Kristin L.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I actually came across this story in a set called Dark and Deadly, and it was by far my favorite. I just love the laugh-out-loud humor in this tale! The characters are funny, but warm and very realistic. I could picture myself having tea with Rose, her mom and sister Astrid.

Alejandro is the mysterious, darkly handsome P-Ops officer who comes to the "rescue" of Rose Cardinal, a garden witch, with a pesky basilisk infestation problem. What ensues is hilarious, with witty dialogue and enough steam
Laura the Highland Hussy
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've been waiting on this book forever.

This is the start of a new cross-over series with Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon called the Cardinal Witch series. It's a lighter in tone and more of a PNR lite. Alyssa Day's trademark sense of humor shines through as we see one of her warriors dealing with a witch and her kooky family.
Lakshmi C
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The basilisk attacked your cat after you rescued a ninja?


Barb Lie
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alejandro's Sorceress by Alyssa Day is a novella that is part of the Dark and Deadly Anthology. I have been waiting a long time for this story, and was totally surprised. This was a fun, humorous read throughout, and I guess I expected a more serious book, more like her Warriors of Poseidon series.

But this turned out to be a blast, which had be laughing quite a few times. Alejandro is a hardened warrior, who is fights vampires for an FBI type of paranormal law enforcement. Rose is our heroine,

a cute and sweet short story of love and magic. Anytime there is magic there is fate, anytime there is fate... well we just have to play it there way or suffer for it. Smiles.
Alejandro suffered the loss of his family and most of his village to Vampires, as a adult he is always on target as a “paranormal cop”, he and his partner are called in to help some ladies with their Baslik problem. Things go down hill somewhat after that. Rose is witch and one of her gifts beyond witch craft is seeing what
May 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I don't always have a problem with the head-over-heels sudden love syndrome, but this just didn't sit well with me. The writing was overly cheesy and the characters felt shallow. Ms. Day has quite a whimsical world built within the story, but it just wasn't enough for me.

I think that the story is more for the already established fan base that Ms. Day has accumulated. If you are new to the author, I think you'll probably be just as disappointed as I was! However, I might give one of her full-len
Eva Millien
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hardened by years of protecting his town, Alejandro is a warrior that is taken off guard by the garden witch who sees the world in shades of sunshine and delight in this delightfully charming paranormal romance. I was completely and utterly delighted by this offbeat romance and I am glad to know that it is sparking a new series, so I will be enthusiastically looking for the first book in the Cardinal Witches series.

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Lisa Miller
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok, first of all, it is not the great american novel. But it is full of some of the funniest, light-hearted, most whimsical writing I have come across in a while. Nothing about it is based in reality. There are creatures mentioned in here that I have never even heard of. But I laughed so hard!! The cheesiness is just so darn fun!!! Alejandro is so serious and walks into the most hilarious family ever created with a pen, or Word Program, or whatever :) It is a great, short, fun read, and I will s ...more
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cmc17
This book had me cracking up and the timing was perfect because I was stressed out. I enjoyed meeting the different types of characters the author introduced into this book. Even an alpha male can be thrown off his game. If you need a good laugh, I strongly suggest this book. I will be reading more of this series.
Amy T Evans
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute short read
Fran Lucero
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this . Was worth the wait. I laugh out loud many times. Rose was wonderful and loved her crazy family. Truly loved seeing the Atlantean warriors briefly. Really miss and loved this series.
Deborah Carter
This was a fun book to read. The heroine, Rose, is a garden witch with a little extra. Her family is kooky. Her grandmother, mother, and little sister are all garden witches. She lives in a small cottage out behind her mother's house. Between the homes is a garden aka. a jungle. In the garden are some lizard-chickens which are causing problems. These lizard-chickens are turning people and animals into stone statues. The hero, Alejandro, is a P-Ops agent. He has special powers and has been sent o ...more
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Alejandro is a newbie government agent with years of vampire fighting experience. He and his partner are sent on a mission to help the Cardinal Witches with a basilisk problem. What Alejandro finds is a hot mess named Rose.

Rose Cardinal is a powerful witch who lives with her witchy-family. She spends her time helping others and caring for her community. Never giving much thought about personal time, she is shocked by her attraction to not-her-type Alejandro.

Alejandro's Sorceress is a novella-len
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! Alejandro is a special ops guy specializing in the supernatural. Rose is a garden witch as she prefers to be called. When basilisks show up in her garden her mom calls in the special ops to take care of them. The chemistry between them is electric and they can't deny it. Laugh your way through all of their trials to see where end up. I will definitely be reading more by this author!

Linda Levy
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good entertaining read that has three of the Warriors of Poseidon popping in to lend a hand.
Alejandro and his partner Mac head out to handle a basilisk garden infestation. Mac gets turned into a statue and Alejandro meets his future in a feisty witch with a crazy family.
Loved granny with Alaric.
I got this as a free read but a bit pricy for the short length.
Keoki Ki`Ili
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny, cute, and a full fast paced story. Who knew basilisks could be so much trouble to get rid of. When new P-Ops agents arrive on the scene completely unprepared for what awaited them, the Cardinal witches tried to take care of the problem themselves. Good thing Alejandro had back up here could call in a pinch.
Mar 20, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ebook-only
Part of dark and deadly *8 book series
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book from this author & I'm so glad I picked it up. I absolutely loved this short read. I laughed out loud so much my husband started having me tell him about the book. I ended up backing up to the beginning & reading it to him! He (stop for dramatic loved it as much as I. He told me it reminded him of my crazy, nutty, true, they are all crazy! Love them though. Can't wait to sink my teeth into more of her books in the future. Oh wait...did I sa ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast and funny adventue

Basilisks in the garden
An agent turned to stone
What else could happen to the Cardinal witches?
Fun and laughter as you find out
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4 Sorceress Stars ~

Alejandro’s Sorceress clearly takes place in the world of the Warriors of Poseidon series, since it has some of the same Atlantans within the book. I have only read book one Atlantis Rising, but have the rest on my list to read. Alejandro’s Sorceress is not a hard book to get into even if you have not read the series yet. It clearly stands on its own. I was laughing, smiling, and having a blast reading this story!

The romance is fast paced, but cute. I prefer to spend mor
I sort of wish I had read a book or two in the Warriors of Poseidon series before reading this novella. While I realize this series is a spin off from that series, I never really got a feel for the world and I think I would have appreciated the cameo appearances by a couple WoP characters WAY more than I did.

For the most part, I liked Rose and her crazy family. I'm not really sure how Rose expected to take care of her little garden pest problem on her own, but I can look past that. Especially wh
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alyssa-day
"Alejandro's Sorceress" by Alyssa Day. Book 1 in the Cardinal Witches series.

This series is loosely connected to the Warriors of Poseidon series and the Tiger's Eye Mystery series. This series is a novella series.

The main characters are Alejandro, a vampire working for the P-Ops unit (paranormal division of the FBI) and Rose, a garden witch. The basis of the story is that Rose has basiliscs in her garden and the creatures are turning unsuspecting visitors to stone. When two P-Ops agents come to
I bought this even before I finished Dead Eye because I was curious about Alejandro Vasquez. His job as an agent for FBI Paranormal Operations Division intrigued me; plus he mentioned about his partner being turned into stone statue by pet basislisks and I was, like "WHAT?!? There's a basilisk in his story?!? This I need to read!"

Unfortunately, his story failed to entertain me like Dead Eye did. I guess maybe because the tone of the story -- which felt like those light / humorous / wacky / craz
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This little novella was a surprise of humor and loads of sexual tension.

Officer Alejandro has one purpose, protect people from the evil beings of the supernatural world. Rose is a witch who lives happily in a little town with her crazy family.
When an invasion of basilisk forces them together and Alejandro’s partner turns into a stone, the couple has to find a way of turning him back while fighting their attraction. Add a crazy grandmother, an overprotective and noisy mother and a sister who defe
Paulina Woods
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This book had me laughing so hard that I had to put it down for a moment. How could so much go wrong in so short a time. From crazy sisters to partners turned to stone I had the same reaction Alejandro had most of the time…confusion.

Alejandro is an agent of the Paranormal type and his partner and him are sent out to get rid of some garden pest that turn people into stone. Within a few minuets of arriving Max, Alejandro partner, is turned to stone and than shit hits the fan. A crazy man in jammie
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars

This novella is one of the stories in Dark and Deadly. It's my first time reading Alyssa Day's writing. I actually have enjoyed this novella because of the right tinge of humor, romance, and supernatural all together. I wish it is longer. I want to read more of the Cardinal Family's craziness, especially Sue and Granny. I am guessing that this story is a spinoff of "The Warriors of Poseidon" since three of the main characters (Alaric, Ven, and Lord of Justice) from that series have play
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Alejandro's Sorceress by Alyssa Day

Instant awareness. She's the one.
Fun and a little crazy world. A spin off from the Atlantian series.

Alejandro Vasquez works for the FBI Paranormal Operatives Division. His first assignment takes him to Rose Cardinal and her garden with the basilisk infection.

"Distraction again. Darn it.
"No, stop distracting me with your.....argh. No. Listen. My gift is that I can sense a person's deepest desire within a few minutes of meeting him. Or her. Or, um, you. Except,
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alejandro's Sorceress by Alyssa Day is a novella that is part of the Dark and Deadly Collection. Dark and Deadly Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance by Jennifer Ashley
This was a fun, humorous read, I wasn't expecting that. Really enjoy the lighter side of this compare to her Warriors of Poseidon series.
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Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of RITA award-winning author Alesia Holliday. She is a multiple finalist in the prestigious RITA awards for excellence in romance fiction and has won several awards for her novels.

ATLANTIS RISING was the first of Alyssa's Warriors of Poseidon novels for Berkley Publishing, and was featured on the cover of the March, 2007, issue of Roman
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