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50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Hex #1)

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Jazz can't decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him.

Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can't stay out of trouble.

Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer.

The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again-for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz's help, a

ebook, 244 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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I have never found a funny paranormal romance series that I like. "Funny" in PNR apparently means stupid, eye-rolling humor that I imagine very few people actually find amusing. Why do I keep picking them up, you ask? Because the covers are so frickin' cute! I'm a sucker for good cover art, always believing that the books will be just as enticing as those adorable covers. (I mean c'mon, look at the cover on this one! Spunky witch driving a convertible with her black fanged cat? I'll take two, pl ...more
Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)

This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger

I always say that three star reads are the ones that make give me the worst book slumps . . . I say this because it's true. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads and thinking, why the hell would a book with a good rating give you a worst slump then, say, a one star read? Or a DNF? I can explain. A three star read is an “okay” book, a book that I liked but didn’t love. It’s a book that is so freaking hard to review because you can’t fin
Mrs. Badass
2.5/5 but it was FREE, so that's cool.
This book could have been really good. As it is, it's just Okay.
The title has nothing to do with the story, other than a late library book. Yes, I said library book.

Jazz {Griet} is very selfish, bitchy and although sometimes she made me laugh, I was more irritated than anything else.

Nick could have been very cool. As it was, he just took whatever Jazz thew at him and was all "Ok, I'll just come back when you're ready" even though my vampire friends are miss
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
I liked "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover". The heroine, Jasmine, was someone I would love to go partying with, and the hero, Nikolai, was one hot vamp.

Jazz and Nik have a long history, 300 years or so worth. The problem is he keeps having her arrested, and then says he's only doing it to keep her safe! Jazz decided 30 years ago...No more Nik. So what the heck is her doing here now, and why is he asking for her help? Turns out an evil they thought they had eradicated in 1932 managed to get away, and it
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
50 ways to Hex Your Lover is a hilarious first novel in the Jazz Tremaine series by Linda Wisdom.
The past few weeks, I was into Paranormal Romance & Paranormal Chick-lit. I came across this book after reading Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel, #1) by Kimberly Frost(which I loved!) After loving that book, I was afraid I would be disappointed with whatever I read next in that genre, but I was surprised. I really enjoyed it. And if your thinking, well if I enjoyed it so much, why did you
This book is currently FREE on Kindle. I haven't read it yet but a review will be posted once I get to it. But it may not still be free by then...

This may not last long. Get it HERE
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Linda Wisdom, aka Linda Randall Wisdom, is one of those authors who, after reading a couple of her books, I began collecting everything I could find of hers. I've had this book on my Kindle app since 2011, but hadn't gotten around to reading it, partly because I just so much prefer to read a physical book over digital, and partly because I was just a tiny bit put off by the book being a paranormal romance. For awhile that's all I was reading and I got a little burned out on the genre, especially ...more
Why do I do this to myself? I hated the only other Linda Wisdom book I've read for the same reason I already hate this one: the main character is a spoiled, petulant, childish bitch. We get a vague prologue in which we are vaguely informed bitchy witch "Jazz" was kicked out of Hogwarts 700 years ago, and then vague references throughout the book to Jazz and ex-lover Nick's vaguely checkered past. But Wisdom never bothers to fill in the blanks, other than to make sure we know in excruciating deta ...more
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-series
If you're into Witches, Vampires && other spooks you may just like this book! It's about a witch who runs into her on again, off again for the past 300 years vampire lover looking for her help with a vampire serial murder case. She has a really witty && sarcastic sense of humor. It can be quiet funny. haha My favorite characters in the books were her bunny slippers Fluff n Puff. For a pair of slippers they get into a lot of trouble && have major anger management issues. l ...more
Tammy Thompson
Mar 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buffy fans, Paranormal mystery or romance fans
More of a paranormal romantic suspense book rather than parnormal romance. Jaz is a witch, Nick a vampire who've been on again off again team up to find out why vampires are disappearing. A big bad worthy of Buffy, unfortunately the author doesn't expand the character as well as she could have through out the book, however does a nice job of making him truly loathsome when he finally does enter the picture at the end of the book.

Good characters, my favorites were the carnivorous bunny slippers f
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. I definitely enjoyed reading it. It's fun, spunky, a little suspenseful, great characters, and written well. I was grabbed and entertained throughout. I did get aggravated, I laughed (several times out loud), held my breath, and had a great time. Can't wait to read more and see what happens. Enjoy!
Apr 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a fun book to read! I loved all the comedy in it, especially the fluffy slippers!

Jazz Tremaine is a centuries old witch, working as a curse eliminator in the city. Her old vampire lover, Nick appears on the scene and she throws a few fireballs his way before threatening to stake him. Problem is he still drives her crazy and makes her wants to do naughty things with him! She loves him but also hates him with a passion. However he needs her help desperately and will do anything
Rebecca Lockley
The one thing I hate about the freebie books on Amazon is that they are always the first in a series so if you liked it, you have to buy the rest of the series!

In "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover", we meet Jazz, a 700-yr-old witch who was kicked out of the witch's school when she was younger, her vampire on-again, off-again lover, Nick, and the ghost that lives in her car, Irma. Nick has asked Jazz to help him track down a person who has been killing vampires, a man Jazz thought she had killed in the
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Apr 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't believe am about to start another review with a cover rant, but yeah, this one does not do this book justice either! Nor does the title actually, but luckily, 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom was a Kindle Freebie (oh-so-smart-move Publisher Person because now I'm hooked and I will buy the rest of the series), so it was easy to press the 'Buy' button.

This book is black, funny, wry, and felt as 'real' as a supernatural tale can feel in terms of relationships and dialogue. I liked th
Jazz an exiled witch tries her best to stay within the rules of her banishment. Life keeps throwing things at her that make her lose her patience and release a little more magic than she should. She takes it with a smirk and keeps living. he life is too busy to worry about what she can't change. She has a haunted car, vicious slippers and an ex love that is hotter than...well you know. She also has the stinky-est job ever. * Gross*
Nick the hot vampire who has been her lover for over 300 years ha
There were some parts I liked and some parts I didn't.

I welcomed Jazz as character; she wasn't that sassy/witty witch, in fact, I thought she had anger issue, but it was different than those PNR that I had read. That was something :). I also enjoyed her relationship with her roommate, Krebs.

But most part, the book was just getting nowhere. There was a lot of events that HINTED but never fully explained. I though the super big mystery was with Clive Reeves and the disappearance of vampires, but
Cassandra Curtis
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually prefer a more realistic, down to earth, portrayal of witches (thinking practical magic), but once I first met Jazz and her toothsome slippers Fluff and Puff I was hooked. I love the backstory the author created, love the addition of a ghost sidekick, and think Jazz' dialogue with her car's spectral passenger is witty and funny.

If you like your romantic comedy with a sprinkle of the paranormal, and find vamp heroes yummy, you'll enjoy 50 Ways To Hex Your Lover.

Single caveat — the title
The One Tree
No Spoilers...

From the get go you knew that this was going to be a paranormal romantic comedy. Everything from the title, to the cover told you that much before you opened the book. It was also light and witty, and has a male lead that I wouldn't mind waving my wand at, yum, yum.

I found this to be a lovely, light and entertaining book to read.

What I didn't like: not a great deal really. The grammar was good with only a couple of hiccups along the way, and those I put down to the formatting of an
I liked this book. The main character Jazz is a tough witch who was banished to the mortal realm 700 years ago along with her classmates.
Nick is a very old vampire who is a private investigator. He's also been Jazz's lover for quite a few centuries. Off and on. Mostly off. They are seriously attracted to each other, but aren't always good for each other.
When Nick comes back in to Jazz's life to ask for her help on a case involving missing vampires, they are headed for trouble and each other.
Dec 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Can't do better than 3stars for it.

I liked it but didn't love it. Humor is a strange thing doesn't get everyone the same way. Some of the umor worked well for me and some fell flat. I really enjoyed the secondary characters -- more than the leads. First of a series is tricky because there is so much world building that needs to be done. I hand to concentrate to keep going as this didn't flow as well as I thought it should.

Perhaps I'll read the second book before making a judgement about the se
The story was fine and I enjoyed it, more so as I got further into the book, but I felt the author "told rather than showed" too much and over explained things. On the other hand I liked Irma, Fluff, and Puff. I think I would enjoy this more as an audiobook narrated by someone who can do all the voices.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book. i really enjoyed reading this one. you got a little bit of everything...comedy, sex, and action.
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
This one was a quick read, with crazy characters (who doesn't want a pair of killer bunny slippers?) a witch and a vampire. It was enjoyable enough, fast-paced, and kept my attention.
Lucy King
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really good! I love Jazz...witches, ghost, fluff and puff, vampires, sarcastic, ironic, funny...a lot of weird creatures... what else to wish for? Love it!
Kevin Connery
Aug 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Got a 4.5 rating at Amazon, but I couldn't finish it; gave up half-way. The writing was OK, but NONE of the characters were interesting enough to bother with, and the 'mystery' wasn't either.
Kathy Davie
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy, funny, urban
First in the Jazz Tremaine hysterically funny paranormal-romance revolving around a witch with an attitude.

My Take
There is a God! This is only the first in a too, too funny series and it makes me so happy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, so I'm easy… Loved that wallmail! Then there's that ringtone…!

Think about it, the girls were banished in 1313 to only the powers they had. They had 100 years to make up for their behavior---time would be added on for bad behavior---and most of 'em are still not redeemed in
This book is a bit of a puzzle, rating-wise. I started it sometime last year because it looked hilarious and fun. Then the pace got me, and I didn't love the characters, so I stopped about halfway through. I finally picked it up again as part of my TBR list challenge, and I finished it. I still don't think it's amazing, or even funnier than most things I read. But the last half did get better. So overall, I think it rates somewhere around 3.5 stars. I'll read book 2 because I have Kindle Unlimit ...more
Kimberly Haller
Jun 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. Made it 75%, then decided it wasn't going to get any better. Jazz is an angry, petulant child. Nick is slightly more likeable, but likely to bore you to sleep. Story is sloppy and uninteresting. Can't believe there's a whole series.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute book!
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