Review: £6.19 per Witching Hour: Paranormal Personnel Saga #1 by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

July 3, 2013 Review 0

Review: £6.19 per Witching Hour: Paranormal Personnel Saga #1 by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Julia Taylor works as a recruitment consultant for Paranormal Personnel in London. Her days at work seem normal. She sees clients that regularly are looking for work; she searches for new vacancies, updates CVs and visits employers.

Everything is pretty ordinary for her, apart from the fact that Julia is half elf and Paranormal Personnel is not an ordinary recruitment agency at all because all jobless supernatural creatures come to the agency to look for work. Fairies, vampires, witches, hags, wizards, mermaids, elves, giants and trolls, they all need to find employment, and during this economic climate, this seems pretty challenging.

Julia doesn’t want her life to be complicated, but when her day is interrupted by the shapeshifter with the chain saw, she just has to deal with him as she always does. She is normally calm, confident and is not afraid to stand up for herself, but when the meeting with Nathaniel’s Corporation goes not as well as she had hoped, she wants to bury herself under the ground and die.

Then, to make matters worse, Mr. La Caz gets under her skin, lighting up a fire inside her. She accidentally reads his thoughts and learns that he craves her; he wants to suck her dry, but she is convinced that he is not even a vampire.

Title: £6.19 per Witching Hour
Author: Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Series: Paranormal Personnel Saga
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: 7 July, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

This could quickly become one of my favorite series, with the quirky and clever Julia and set in a temporary agency for the paranormal in London. Julia is half-elf, and is a recruitment officer for an agency that specializes in placing pararnormal creatures. Everyone has to earn a living, and employers want to deal with the best agency possible for screening and matching job to worker.

While she is half-elf, her control on her magic is tentative; her self-proclaimed short attention span has hindered her abilities to cast and remember spells, and extreme stress bring out her magic in interesting and clever ways. Julia is a heroine that has real-world issues, even as her setting is far from the world we know. Add in a luscious CEO who wants her for her, and most possibly her blood, and a series of kidnappings of the fae, and a sorcerer who practices dark magic with a penchant for stalking and this just starts to scratch the surface.

Joanna Mazurkiewicz has created a clever world: integrating giants, vampires, trolls, mermaids, fairies, elves and werewolves into the streets of London and providing a sense of grounding that is easy for readers to understand and relate to their own lives. Full of clever dialog and a forbidden (because of species and danger) relationship, the story is both fast paced and fully developed with few characters of note left wanting. You will laugh at, cheer for, and empathize with Julia as she navigates her life in London. I can’t wait for the next installment – try it – you’ll be anxious too.

I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.



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