Hey all, today’s post features another book that I read an ARC of, but I was also fortunate enough to have been on the sidelines as it came to be. Love Spells, Full Moons, and Silver Bullets is the fourth in the Maizemerized series. (You can check out earlier posts here, here, and here.) There’s so much to love about this book, but my favorite part is the world building. Allie has created a fully fleshed out world, and readers will be able to savor future stories set in Clayridge.
What’s it about?
What do you do when your ex’s werewolf boss wants to feast on the mortal you’ve sworn to protect?
Quinn was unaware of the love potion her meddling cat dumped into her tea, so when Ian Hannigan ends up injured on her property, she thinks she’s dealing with another mortal, not the man who can help mend her heart. Her life becomes a balancing act as she attempts to keep him safe, while hiding secrets better left buried with the dead.
In a realm filled with things that go bump in the night, Ian didn’t expect to find security and happiness in the arms of a green skinned witch, yet for the first time since his parents tragic car crash, he’s found some measure of peace. The rumors he hears in Clayridge aren’t pleasant, but Ian knows there’s more to Quinn than what people would have him believe. If he’s placed his trust in the wrong hands he’ll be paying with more than just his heart. He’ll pay with his life.
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Romance author Cameron Allie grew up in a small town north of Toronto. As a child she loved stories, and after reading her first romance novel at age fifteen, her dreams of writing became singularly focused on the love story. She is currently living in Ontario with her husband, their young daughters and with their cat, who is constantly trying to interrupt the writing process.
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- Is your family big or small? Who does it consist of? Do you have siblings?
Pretty small. No siblings. For a while it was just me and Quinn. That was after her grandmother passed, but now Ian’s around. He’s pretty cool, for a mortal, I guess, just don’t tell him I said so.
- How well would you handle a long-distance relationship?
Quite well, I think, considering. I’m not admitting to anything, but I might see Rowan’s familiar from time to time. Okay, maybe more frequently than that.
- What exactly is a familiar?
A familiar is an animal who has bonded with a witch. The bond creates a unique, strong friendship. The familiar is in tune with the witch’s feelings and our lifespan is connected to the witch’s, meaning we have long lives, hundreds maybe even thousands of years. We, the familiars, also have nine lives, regardless of species, it’s not just a cat thing.
Any type of animal can become a familiar, but not all animals can become one, it’s something you’re born with. Basically, if an animal can talk it can bond with a witch, though generally it’s cats and birds and small rodents or reptiles.
We’re here to provide guidance to the witch, which maybe isn’t a good thing for poor Quinn, since she’s stuck with me.
- Can you lie easily?
- Have you ever done something illegal?
Of course not. What kind of imbecile admits to something like that? It’s not as though I killed anyone. Spiking Quinn’s tea with a love potion isn’t really all that bad, and I had good intentions. Intentions count for something, right?
- Are you more likely to ask for permission or forgiveness?
Definitely forgiveness. If you ask permission they’ll just say no. If I know I’m right, then I go for it. Even if they get a little angry about it, once it all works out for the best they’ll see I was right.
- What’s your favourite book?
Everard and Daphne. It’s a star-crossed lover’s tale. But it’s not some sappy love story. Nope. It’s got tons of action and fighting and ruthlessness, and did I mention fighting. It’s way more than just a kissing book, though there’s plenty of that as well.
- How do you respond to a threat?
Eliminate it immediately. Getting out ahead of problems, threats and problematic people is the only way to survive in this world.
- What living person do you most despise?
Right now, Draven is pretty high up on the list. He’s the alpha of the local werewolf pack and seems to have it out for Quinn.
- Have you ever had your heart broken?
No. Well, yes. I suppose there’s more than one way a heart can break. So, yes. For example watching Quinn mourn for her grandmother, feeling her pain as though it was my own, that was heart break. Romantically though, no. No one has ever broken my heart.