Sunday, April 6, 2014

£6.19 per Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga #1) by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Rating: 3/5 stars
Publication Date: June 1st 2013


Julia Taylor works as a recruitment consultant for Paranormal Personnel in London. Her normal day at the office consists of seeing clients, searching for new vacancies, updating CVs and visiting employers.

It seems as though she has an ordinary life but in reality Julia is half elf and she works for a recruitment agency for paranormals. 

She is normally calm, confident and is not afraid to stand up for herself, but when the meeting with La Caz Corporation doesn’t go as well as she hoped, she wants to bury herself under the ground and die. 

Nathaniel La Caz is a player and he wants to seduce Julia. The incredible sexual chemistry that builds up between them complicates her life to the point where she can’t control her magic. La Caz not only wants her but he also has a craving for her blood. Then her ex-boyfriend Jasper comes back on the scene and nearly exposes the whole paranormal world to humans when trying to protect her.

It doesn't end well when vampires and elves mix. The problems start escalating when Julia witnesses the kidnapping of her cousin Claudia on the busy street. From then on things only go from bad to worst. More elves and fairies begin to vanish in London without trace and the police suspect vampires. Julia is determined to find Claudia even if it means she will get herself into more trouble.

*Adult Paranormal Romance novel - contains adult situations, graphic sexuality, violence, suited for ages 18 and up*


What the heck happened? The end is a cliffhanger. Nathaniel's last actions seemed a little out of character. After everything he had done, I was expecting fireworks not that. I guess the reverse spell didn't work one hundred per cent. Julia wasn't bad. She is somewhere between a kick ass heroine and someone who isn't waiting others to have him, but always seems to be the one who ends up in a hospital bed.

Did I like the book? Yes and no. The end was a big disappointment and stole away some of the enjoyment of the reading experience. On the other hand, I liked the rest of the story. It never became boring and I wanted to see what was next, to find out who was kidnapping those fairies and to see how Julia and Nathaniel's relationship was going to involve.

Most of the business is left unfinished. The good thing is that we learn who is behind the disappearances. In the second book I want to see Julia and Nathaniel getting married or going that way, Jasper gets out of Julia's life and the bad guys going to jail.