Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Half Past the Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga, #3) by Joanna Mazurkiewicz | Review of New Release

Half Past the Witching Hour
(Paranormal Personnel Saga, #3)


After months of anguish and pain Julia’s life is finally getting back on track. She is seeing a handsome giant, an art dealer named Quentin, the agency is getting a lot of business and she is finally over her ex.

All of the sudden her peaceful life shifts, when she blacks out and wakes up several hours later with blood on her hands and with no recollection of what’s happened to her. But life must go on and Julia carries on with her morning, stressed and worried about the future. When she arrives at La Caz Corporation, she stumbles upon a dead body, her ex- co worker Jennifer Griffiths. She starts seeing visions of herself wandering around streets with a knife, the same knife her ex-co worker has been murdered with.

Sadly this is just the beginning of her problems as more petrifying visions keep haunting her thoughts. She begins seeing her mother dying in the fire, screaming for help, and when a new enigmatic elderly elf shows up with an offer that she can’t turn down, nothing seems to be making sense anymore.

She knows for sure that she has to do everything in her power to prevent her visions from happening, which means that she has to start taking some magic lessons and learn to put her trust in strangers.

She gets pulled into the most dangerous game of desire, death and magic. She has to fight her beliefs, understand herself and face the internal struggle of what’s wrong and what’s right. It’s going to be tough but Julia has no choice other than to pull through.

If you are following my reviews, you know I VERY SELDOM read paranormal stories. This is one of the exceptions. This series is so intriguing to me that I had to continue reading what happens to Julia and Nathaniel.

We have here paranormal elves, fairies, giants, shape-shifters, mermaids, vampires and you name it of the paranormal genre. They are a community living peacefully (most of the time) amongst humans in England and Europe. Our story revolves around the antics and growing pains of our heroine Julia who is a half-elf half-human combo - and that always gets her into trouble.

Falling in love with a half-vampire caused turmoil in her family in the past. Now she is dating a giant and things are no better. Everyone has an opinion as to who she should date, marry, etc. You get my drift... these paranormals are faced with the same issues we as humans face every day. The only twist is that they have powers, magic, and strength that causes chaos beyond our dreams.

This is a well-written and thrilling story. In addition, we have an erotic love affair that twists and turns and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Through our author's magical gift of writing, Julia faces murders, amnesia, and dangers that can turn anyone's hair white instantaneously. You won't be able to put it down! Please note... You need to read this series in order to get the most appreciation as to what is happening. Like with any other series, our characters evolve and grow as they journey through the story. Start at the beginning so you will enjoy the full impact of this remarkable series!

About the Author
Joanna Mazurkiewicz was born in Poland. She moved to United Kingdom when she was only nineteen and just finished high school. She had aspired to be a writer upon completion of the Harry Potter series but also enjoyed reading books like 'Gone with the Wind', 'Animal Farm' and 'The doll'. She graduated from Swansea University with a bachelor degree in American Studies. While studying in the UK she made a decision to start writing fiction in English.
The "Whispers of the Sprite" is her first debut novel and she is currently working on the second book in the series. Joanna lives in Cowbridge, a small town in South Wales near Cardiff with her boyfriend Bruce. She enjoys cycling around Welsh countryside some of which has become the settings in her first series. 

It's a short novella written from Nathaniel's point of view, can be read as stand alone or a prequel to £6.19 per Witching Hour (Paranormal Personnel Saga # 1)

I am a Dhampir — half vampire and half human. When my father died he was brought back to life by a vampire. He returned to my human mother as a vampire, and nine months later I was born.

Thoughts about Julia had corrupted my mind to the point that I couldn’t function. Since Isabelle, I’d avoided getting involved in a real relationship, keeping things to sex only. I had my routine and women who wanted to sleep with me. But now I didn’t want other women; I only wanted Julia.

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*


Julia is determined to forget about her recent break up and just move on, but this doesn’t come easy when she have to deal with her ex-boyfriend’s company every day.

When her regional manager Rufus, asks her to attend a networking event she can’t wait to break the routine and just have some fun. The same night he disappears and Nathaniel La Caz who was supposed to be in Switzerland interrupts Julia’s sales pitch.

Yet again Julia can’t control her magic and Nathaniel insists that he wants her back. Her mind screams no, but the flames of desire are instantly rekindled.

Moreover her best friend Ella witnesses a terrible crime and becomes immune to the memory spell. Apart from dealing with kidnapping, knocking out rapists in the dark alley and just getting on with life itself Julia discovers that her regional manager had been kidnapped. The rival agency is ready to take over the contract with La Caz Corporation and Ella wants nothing to do with her.

Soon she is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Can she find happiness with a half vampire when everyone else is against it?

*Adult Paranormal Romance, contains graphic sexuality, violence and harsh language, It is only suitable for ages 18+*


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