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REVIEW: Witchblood, by Lissa Kasey

Title: Witchblood

Series: Kitsune Chronicles

Author: Lissa Kasey

Genre: Paranormal/Shifters

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay/MM

Publisher: Self

Pages: 368

Reviewer: Becky

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About The Book

Sebastian Volkov, a fox shifter raised among werewolves, ran from everything he ever loved after a brutal attack that left him fearing his own shadow. That night a single kiss saved his life and left him with fantasies of a man whose face he couldn’t remember. When Sebastian’s car breaks down in a small Washington town, he meets an Alpha werewolf who reminds him vaguely of a stranger’s kiss.

A year ago Liam Ulrich, Alpha of the Northern Cascade’s Pack, shared a magic filled kiss with a virtual stranger, the infamous Witchblood child of the most powerful werewolf in the world. Since that night, Liam has been waiting for Sebastian to find his way home. Liam knows that Sebastian doesn’t trust easily, or at all, so he’s going to have to give his prickly mate time and space.

The past Sebastian tried to escape still stalks him and slowing down gives it time to catch up. 
When the werewolves’ ultimate enemy rises up to cast its shadow over them all, Sebastian realizes he will have to stop running or risk losing everything…. including his hope of a future with Liam.

Edit: Edition updated to reflect minor character changes, grammatical corrections and a removal of about 500 words.

The Review

“Witchblood” was an engaging PNR. With entertaining characters and relationship developments, the romance provided lots of opportunities to swoon over.

Liam and Sebastian offer interesting contrasting characters. Both with their flaws and unique voices, their relationship growth was fun to follow.

The world-building was a little complex at times. That combined with long descriptions meant that the plot could become a little confusing and meant it was necessary to wade through heavy detail to get to real plot points, those that pushed this great couple along.

There were moments though of carefully crafted scenes that were vivid and graphic—the fight scenes especially. These scenes had fabulous pacing and were truly gripping.

While the fantasy world was a little heavy at times, it didn’t distract from the well-delivered romance. I enjoyed the read, and look forward to the next one.

The Reviewer

A supporter of indie authors and small presses, Becky lives and breathes literature. A full-time book editor and publisher, Becky and her team have edited well over a thousand books and have published over a hundred. Life is hectic and amazing, but there’s always time for “just one more chapter.”


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