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Forbidden Witches

(The Tarot Witches #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  592 ratings  ·  58 reviews
PLEASE NOTE: Due to explicit sexual content, this book is intended for mature readers 18+ only.

In a week, straight A student and total good girl Leah Todd is supposed to graduate with her bachelor’s degree. Then she receives a mysterious tarot card in the mail and everything changes.

The tarot card seems to serve as a VIP ticket into a show by a metal band called The
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Red Iris Books
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Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, arc
As I said it before about Sara Reine: "she moves pretty well among different characters and types of women. You don't read the same thing or about the same "person/ality" twice in her books. They are never a mold for each other, quite the opposite."

And so Leah wasn't something I've read in her books. But unfortunately she still reminds me a little too much of Rylie. Not because she's the same character, simply as she's 20 and naive. Not much to like it for me, quite the contrary. NA isn't my
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jan 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Leah has led a sheltered life… she certainly has never attended many concerts. But even she’s pretty sure concerts don’t usually end up with you waking up on the tour bus surrounded by naked people - and sexy werewolves and witches

I am going to, again, reference my pledge to read every word SM Reine has ever typed in her entire life ever.

One of the mild downsides to this is the Tarot Witches series - because this would probably be a series I would never pick up at any time. It’s a paranormal
Felicia Wood
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I knew this series had potential! Book 2 was leagues above the first! For starters, Leah is way more likeable than Ophelia was as a lead protagonist. Leah is curvy, nerdy (English major who loves to read), and her first concert was The Backstreet Boys; girl after my own heart. Leah's internal dialogue is downright hilarious and surprisingly realistic, and it also helps that she starts off as a "normal" person. In this vulgar world of S.M. Reine, we meet this meek little Mormon (ex-mormon?) girl ...more
Oct 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I wanted to shake this main character until she got some sense in her through the entire book. I could not get into this until Ofelia from the last book made an appearance. The "heroine" was a ninny, as well as being incredibly young, and it didn't interest me at all. The storyline for this book was also absurd. I only kept on because I have the entire series on my Kindle, so it'll be easy to continue. I am planning to keep reading the series because the premise is interesting,as long as the ...more
Sue MacKenzie
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting read

This series is becoming very addictive.
Every one of these witches are so different but this author makes it work.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: New Adults
Recommended to Darlene by: SM Reine
I am loving this Tarot Witches series. Okay, it does get into more adult erotica but the stories are still quite interesting. The characters are full and flawed but lovable. This series takes you back to the beginnings as it were with werewolves and the worries those guys bring to the world. But now we have witches who are just learning that they even have that inner talent of magic.

This is the second book. The author sent me a free copy but then I bought the Amazon Kindle version so I could
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Forbidden Witches - Tarot Witches - Book 2

I am a big fan of SM Reine and I have over 20 of her books, but I was very disappointed with Forbidden Witches. If this book was to be read by young adults, I would never have allowed my girls to read it. The story started out, in my opinion, glorifying kidnapping a 20 year old woman for the needs of others. Once under this rock groups control, Leah Todd is enveloped into a world of alcoholism, drug abuse, perverse sex abuse and actual violence upon her
I received this ARC book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

I did enjoy this book, but I wasn't a fan of the main character to be honest. Leah is the sweet and innocent straight A student when her friend convinces her to go to a rock band's gig after she received a tarot card, which she believed was an invitation! One of the road crew of the band noticed the tarot card on her and dragged her off to meet the band and from there the whole story develops.

She claimed she was
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leah is a straight A student, innocent, Mormon girl who is excited to finish finals and graduate college. Until the night her and her friend, Chad, go to see The Forbidden and she ends up in the VIP section thanks to a mysterious card she received in the mail. Her life is never the same after that, she was very naive and didn’t believe in witches or werewolves or demons. She believed in god and she believed she was meant to graduate college and marry a good Mormon man and have tons of ...more
Ann O'Nymos
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
From book 1 I knew that this series is a very steamy, 18+++ rated one.
But I couldn't warm up to this one. The whole story feels stupid and I am a bit outraged at the content of abduction, bondage and partonising.

Leah gets abducted by Rage and his Band. She falls for Donne, a werewolf, but him and Rage want to save/sacrifice her for Graham, Donnes Dad. Noone really is interested in what she wants. She is a mere “kitten” and that's fine for her. There is lots of sex including cutting and bonding
C. Erani Kole
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Leah is a twenty-year-old Mormon graduating two years early with a bachelor's, but when she's brought into the new world of magic and 'monsters', it's hard for her to accept anything. It's because of this that I had a hard time enjoying Leah. She was close-minded, a little judgmental in my personal opinion, and she really had a difficult time near the end, but her constant need to continue satisfying her curiosity- and maybe even the parts of her that she rarely let out -made me continue on ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Were there any PoC? Yes! No main characters this time, mores the pity.

Were there any Queer/GLITTFAB characters? Yes! Explicitly! There was bonus NonMonogamy that wasn’t shamed! So good!

Was it worth my time? Yeah. Seeing a privileged, religious youngster learn all about the beauty of Sharing & Loving was pretty delightful. Learning more about the mysterious tarot cards was pretty good, too. I did enjoy how there was at least an attempt to weave Leah’s very strict religious upbringing with the
Suzanne Gandolfi-lapham
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this series. I want to see where the tarot witches take us. I have the 3rd book in my library but I really wish it was on Audible. The narration was phenomenal. Ofelia, our stripping bartender raised as a witch and Leah, our mormon college student were genuine . I would have liked to see more of the relationship between Donne and Leah (more of a spotlight on her blowing Rage than their matting ) but I recommend and plan on finishing series than perhaps moving on to another by this ...more
Cat- Lee
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay, One: the covers does not resemble the Main Character at all from how she is described. I was happy to have a heavy set girl as an MC, but that cover is not. Two: I was very disappointed when I started this book and the characters from book one were no where to be found. Not until near the very end. Three: I found all that went on with this book to be confusing but maybe thats just me. Anyways now that book One characters have come back I will read book Three.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you liked the first book, you'll probably enjoy this one. I caught o e or two continuity errors (in the end, Donne is said to be dressed in his sweats, but a minute later, he's taking off his jeans....?), but other than that, good story. In a way, this series is starting to remind me a bit of Night World by JL Smith, and in a good way.
Linda Levine
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the Story

I liked the storyline and that it kept you guessing. It felt more original than many of the books I have read lately. She has no knowledge of the paranormal when she encounters the band and has a rush course on learning magic. I was interesting to watch her journey.
Joe Kinkopf
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: magick, supernatural
I'm liking this series a little more. Now I really want to know where this is going. Witches and can you go wrong with that, right? I kind of wish this book would have gone more into the magick portion, but maybe we'll get more in the next book.
Shari Smith
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this book! Can't wait to read book 3.

I think the author pours her soul, fantasies, and everything else she has to offer into the books. I cannot resist the temptation to buy everything she writes!
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
Forbidden Witches (Tarot Witches Book 2)

The story of Leah and Donne. Leah is an "A" student and a unknown tarot witch. Leah research a VIP card to a rock concept and she meet and is kidnap by Donne in hope she can save his father. Great story and a fin read.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting use of tarot

Enjoyed the book. I liked the tarot card flavor of it. Thought the first in series was better. The characters weren't brought out enough for me in this one. Needed more depth.
Lisa Kubin
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great story!

Love this series so far. This was a great story and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I loved that Leah was changed from everything she used to be so quickly and that was able to accept and appreciate her new found self!
Tena Barnes
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really liked this book

A little magic,a little music and throw in a werewolf. What more could you ask for. Plus you have the characters from the first book to show up. Now for the next book in this series
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow Sara! Second book in the series and the story is developing wonderfully, I can’t wait to read the 3rd... at 3am... who needs sleep?
I’ve never been huge on erotica, I’m not sure this qualifies, but it’s definitely hot! Anywho, still enjoyed this story immensely!
Jonathan Roth
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Part two of the Tarot Witches took a while for me to get into, however once the started it became non stop.The story became full of action and adventure progressing till a dramatic ending. Highly recommended for everyone who is a fan of good paranormal books
Sam Allen
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Raunchier than I was expecting!
Jaime Andrews
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Very adult. Rock and roll, magic and a Mormon. What could go wrong?
Ashley Ehlers
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

Was originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

For some reason I never really saw this as an erotic- even though in the summary it says there's sexual content and the plot is surrounding a mating theme- but knowing this authors past works it just didn't click. It's probably why some of it felt weird to me. However by the end of it I can see it being an erotic and I'm kind of disappointed. Just a little cause it just isn't the same as her previous works.

Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received Forbidden Witches in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First, this is not your typical S.M. Reine werewolf/magic romance. Before you pick this one up, pay close attention to the disclaimer in the description. The Tarot Witches is definitely the most erotic of all the series that this author has written. For the record, I’m kinda lovin’ it. ;)

Leah knew nothing about magic, much less werewolves and witches. None of that existed in her world. That world changed drastically when she
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Things I enjoy in life: Werewolves, crazy magical shenanigans, naughty sexy times, and S.M. Reine's books. OH, LOOK! ALL THE THINGS I LIKE IN ONE SMOKIN' PACKAGE!

We were introduced to the Tarot Witches and the slippery path the tarot leads them on in book 1. While we learned *some* of what the tarot means, there was a whole lot to still be explored. The introduction of Leah to this world, a witch who has no idea that magic exists or that she has the ability to wield it, gives us a chance to
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2015
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This second book in the Tarot Witches series and it is even hotter than the last! We get a new tarot witch story mingled with a sexy rocker tale.

Leah is a straight-laced overachiever who would never dress up and go to a Goth concert. Her BFF Chad ends up convincing her to go after she received a mysterious tarot card in the mail (that they assume is the ticket to a much sought after “Forbidden” concert). All gothed up and sexy
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