Name: Of Fear and Faith
Author: N.D. Jones
Published: July 22, 2014 by Sire Publishing
Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $3.44 on Kindle.
Blurb: Before trust and love can take hold, grow solid roots, and blossom into a reality larger than self, fear must be conquered and faith embraced. Yet fear of an ancient prophecy, of burning magical power, and a broken heart, Sanura Williams, psychology professor, is unprepared when Special Agent Assefa Berber enters her life, hunting a preternatural serial killer. Assefa’s intelligent, chocolate eyes and intoxicating aura signature stirs her fire spirit but frightens the woman. In a world where all is not as it seems, Sanura and Assefa must battle the gods’ first creations – vile predators who threaten the safety of humans. Each confrontation, each bloody clash, will bring Sanura and Assefa closer to fulfilling the prophecy of being the Fire Witch and Cat of Legend – the ones who will save humanity from the Water Witch of Legend. Death, godly magic, and physical attraction draw Sanura and Assefa to each other, but fear and faith will determine their destiny.
Review: This was a little different from the usual paranormal I read and I can’t really remember the last book I read that had witches as the main characters besides the Harry Potter series or The Drake Sister series by Christine Feehan and they were nothing like this.
There was quite a bit of information but I was never lost because the author kept the reader informed while keeping the plot going smoothly.
I also really liked the fact that the readers get with the gods at least twice to find out what is going on or what is going to happen, however vague.
I didn’t really get that much connection with the characters though, I felt a little something for them but not as much of a connection as I would have liked. Now, while I didn’t feel a strong connection with the characters, the story never got boring and kept me interested through the whole thing.
When I thought that a spot was good enough for the book to end, it would keep going and while I did think that it ran a little long, I think the author made a good decision in making the book as long as it was, it allowed the romance and the plot to have equal time.
The cover is beautiful, the plot is a great little romantic mystery and the idea for this book is a well executed one that kept my attention.
Thank you for reading my review.