Thursday, February 5, 2009

Debut Showcase: Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost

Would-Be Witch (US - Canada - UK)
By Kimberly Frost (Website - Blog - MySpace)
Publisher: Berkley Trade (February 3, 2009)
Paperback: 304 pages

Author's Blurb:

In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.

The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a stay away from anyone named Lyons.

Mulluane's Take:
Another Urban Fantasy, sigh. Well I guess it would be pretty hard to break into the market these days with anything else! Atleast the vampires and werewolves are mixed in with witches and ghosts! This is a mystery story that has elements of paranormal romance and humor. For more information you might try this review: Books Books and more Books!

Tia's Take:
I'm actually planning on reading this one. The publisher is supposed to send me a copy. No vampires or demons, so I'm good. The lines about releasing her inner witch and dysfunctional magic hint at a playful voice. Like Maria Lima's Matters of the Blood and Blood Bargain, this appears to be an urban fantasy that isn't urban. I'm hoping--like the above novels as well--that it isn't snarky, either.

I noticed this review just yesterday on Darque Reviews.


Todd Newton said...

The distinct cover art alone would have me reading this one.

Maria said...

I like the sound of this one! I also like the cover art.

Tia Nevitt said...

The cover art for this is fabulous! If I were the author, I would have squealed and jumped up and down as soon as I saw it.

Raven said...

I agree, the cover art is fantastic. The story sounds like it smacks too much of paranormal romance for my taste, though. That genre rarely works for me. I think I'm just not romantic enough. Good thing Tia is planning on reading this one, not me. :)

Tia Nevitt said...

I admit it--I like a good romance. I don't like it to be the whole story, though, which is why I read fantasy and mystery.

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks for the DR link. :) I thought it was a cute read, hope you'll like it as well!