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Wickedly Ever After

(Baba Yaga #2.5)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  566 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable adopted daughter to rais
Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by InterMix
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Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Oh Baba Yaga! How I'm loving this series. Blake is a refreshing new voice in the world of paranormal romance. Unique and intriguing. It's been a blast exploring the Russian mythology of the Baba Yaga. And Wickedly Ever After? Such a treat as we check in with Liam and Barbara post happily ever after.

The quick of it is that Liam and Barbara have gotten serious and now they need the Queen to bless their marriage. It's the only way Liam will be able to take a
Marta Cox
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
If like me you have enjoyed the previous books in this series about modern day Baba Yagas' then this novella will be a treat. Still it is a sequel in many ways to the first book Wickedly Dangerous which introduced Barbara and Liam. Now as readers anxiously wait for the next full length book it's time to revisit the world and find out just what trials await those who seek the approval of the Queen. Three seemingly impossible tasks but as readers already know with Barbara and her sister Baba Yagas ...more
Erma Talamante
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: needs-reviewed
Full review pending...

And who knows? This may get bumped to a full five stars after I sleep on it a little...

A fun, short story, to say the least.

(Picked up on NetGalley in exchange for a review...)
3.5 stars

This is the case of me crashing into the middle of an ongoing series without having read any of the previous books. The good thing is: I enjoyed the story. Even going blind, I still got the whole Baba Yaga world fairly well.

Barbara Yager, one of the Baba Yaga, took his mate to the Otherworld to get the Queen's permission and approval over her marriage with (human) Sheriff Liam McClellan. The Queen gave three impossible tasks to the couple and they had to fulfil them in two weeks. And
Dec 08, 2015 rated it liked it
While I am not a huge fan of novellas, Blake drew me in with the promise of visiting the Otherworld and their fickle Queen. I cannot help but imagine her as the Queen from Alice in Wonderland.

It was lovely getting updates on Liam, Babs and Barbara. In Wickedly Ever After, they travel to the Otherworld to seek the Queen’s permission to marry. Her approval will allow Liam to drink from the water of life and death allowing these lovebirds to grow old together. Accompanied by their dragons, things d
3.5 stars rounded up

A short sequel to Wickedly Dangerous, Barbara, Liam and Babs must travel to the Otherworld to ask the Queen's permission to marry. After first refusing the Queen sets them 3 tasks, if they succeed they may marry, if they fail they may not and will never bother the Queen about this matter again. The story then follows them on their quest to fulfil their tasks.

Deborah Blake is a completely new to me author but the blurb for this book intrigued me enough to want to give it a re
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
This was a splendid chance to reunite with most of the characters in the series for a fun, short romp between the longer, more action and passion-packet novels.

The story is a quick shorter read and falls between books two and three in the series. It really doesn't do well as a standalone or out of order.

Barbara and Liam are married and enjoying life rearing their gifted adopted child, Babs. Barbara is training Babs to be the next Baba Yaga in her place while Liam tempers this with time being a
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

"As the not-quite wicked witch in the story, Baba Yagas rarely got to act the part of the princess. This time, Barbara thought she'd actually get the happily ever after, as unlikely as that seemed."

Don't know why I didn't think to look for this novella after or while I was reading the series, but anyway, I'm glad I've got to read it. Especially this one, because Barbara and her dragon/dog is my favorites of the whole series. She's just so badass, with a little bit of attitude and Chudo-Yudo
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wickedly Ever After (Baba Yaga #2.5)

by Deborah Blake

Received a ARC for an honest review by Netgalley.

This was my first Deborah Blake story, Wickedly Ever After is the short, light and enjoyable story.
Yes this one is connected to the others in the series, it would be a good idea to read the first two books before you dive into this little novella.

Unfortunately in my case I didn’t do this, but still read about Barbara (Baba Yaga) and Sheriff Liam McClellan, their adopted daughter and their god-d
3.5 stars

In this novella, Blake returns to Barbara and Liam, who first appeared in the start of this series, Wickedly Dangerous . As the title suggests, it is the (happily) ever after update for our couple, although to achieve such thing, Barbara and Liam must first fulfill three impossible tasks set by the Queen of the Underworld.

Being a Baba Yaga, Barbara is gifted with long-life, thanks to Water of Life and Death that she consumes regularly. She hasn’t shared the water with anyone – until
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
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Wickedly Ever After was a short, but satisfying read. I really liked Barbara and Liam in Wickedly Dangerous , so it was nice to catch up with them again and to see how little Babs is progressing in her Baba training. The story was pretty simple; the Queen of the Otherworld gives Barbara and Liam three impossible tasks that they must complete before she will give her permission for them to marry and for Liam to drink the water of life a
Douglas Meeks
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in this series Wickedly Dangerous and when I was told this was actually more of a continuation of that book I skipped book 2 and read this one which was a bit of a mistake since it kinda has a few spoilers for book 2.

So with that information provided now, it was a great little story to put so finishing shine on the couple from book 1 and I enjoyed it. It gave you a bit more of a look at Barbara and Liam since they have to go ask The Queen for permission to marry and stay w
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession

This was a quick and fun read bringing the story back to Liam and Baba. I always love follow up novellas like this as they give glimpses into the couple's lives after the original happily ever after. There's just something so satisfying at seeing where characters you loved are now, and that really was the case here. I enjoyed seeing Liam, Baba, and little Babs interact and navigate their new lives as a family all the while juggling three impos
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
A short story about the Baba Yaga, Barbara and her mate,Liam! Very enjoyable reading!
Anna Wick
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet

I fell in love with the characters of Barbara and Liam and Babs when I read the first book comma I really enjoyed revisiting them
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
cute short story. enjoyed seeing more of the queen.
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great to have a peek into Barbara, Liam, and Babs' lives! And on the quest so they can be married in the eyes of the Otherworld, and so he can have the Water of Life and Death! So great! ...more
Mary Beth
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute, quick read!
Pam Bales
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love the Baba Yaga series. Great update to the Russian Baba Yaga and "fairies". ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
I did enjoy this, but as far as novellas go, quite a standard one
Cara Noyes
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first I'm reading in the Baba Yaga series.
I like them and want to read more!
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great quick read

Great short story for the series. Love how all the baba's get brought into it. And i do love babs.
Rosalee Tabor
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
True love

Great series love how it's always moving through worlds but teaches at the same time . True love always worth the wait to spend eternity with that much love.
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great side story about the Baba Yagas
extra 1/2 star
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't really care for stories this short. ...more
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
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Wickedly Ever After
Baba Yaga, Book #2.5
By Deborah Blake
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Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A highly entertaining, bewitching brilliant novella!

"Couldn't I just take up juggling fire over a pit of alligators?" Liam muttered. "I think it might be easier."

WICKEDLY EVER AFTER by Deborah Blake is a short, perfectly enchanting novella in the author's Baba Yaga series. I would not recommend reading it without previously reading WICKEDLY DANGEROUS as that is where you meet the primary characters. Both books are highly entertaining reads. Be aware, too, that if you read WICKEDLY EVERY AFTER
Fangs for the Fantasy
Mar 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
We first meet Barbara and Liam in Wickedly Magical. Barbara is the modern version of the infamous Russian with. In Wickedly Wonderful along with solving a mystery, Barbara fell in love with Liam, a human sheriff. Now in her eighties, though she looks to be in her late twenties or early thirties, Barbara is tired of a solitary life. and is relieved to have found a husband and a young child to train as her replacement. Barbara now has the family she never knew she wanted and couldn't be any happie ...more
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Wickedly Ever After (Baba Yaga #2.5)
by Deborah Blake

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…
Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is ready to welcome her happily ever afte
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Deborah is the author of twelve non-fiction books on modern witchcraft and a tarot and oracle decks from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series, The Broken Rider series, and the Veiled Magic series (mostly from Berkley) as well as a few stand-alone novels.

Deborah lives in a 130 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with multiple cats, and runs an artists' cooperative shop when she's not writing. She believ

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Baba Yaga (4 books)
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