Title: Vicious Circle
Author: Linda Robertson
Publisher: Juno Books
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4391-5428-1
Release Date: July 2009
Rating: Recommended Read
Persephone Alcmedi is a witch. When her friend Lorrie is murdered and leaves behind a young daughter, Persephone is manipulated by Vivian, the high priestess of the local coven, into taking a contract to kill the killer. Little does Persephone know that she’s being set up to go up against Goliath Kline, who just happens to be a powerful vampire. As if that’s not enough, master vampire Menessos becomes involved when Persephone finds herself in possession of his property, property he wants back at any cost.
When Persephone asks one of local werewolves who kennels in her basement during the full moon to do a background check on Goliath, it leads to Thea being critically injured when Goliath takes exception to someone poking their nose in his business. When the hospital won’t treat her because she’s a werewolf Persephone takes her home to look after her. Some of the local werewolves decided to stay at the house to help out. So now Persephone has a house full of werewolves– one who has a major crush on her, Lorrie’s young daughter Beverly who has been abandoned by her guardian and dumped on Persephone’s doorstep and her grandmother who has recently moved in with her after the assisted care home turned out to be a bad idea.
Oh and did I mention 2 ticked off vampires that turn up with their minions to cause havoc?
This book has it all it’s a paranormal readers wet dream: witches, werewolves, vampires and minions. Written with a witty style that will have you laughing in places—it’s a real page turner. Ms Robertson has obviously spent a lot of time on research and it shows. This is without a doubt one of the best paranormal books I’ve read in a while. Refreshing and very witty, Ms Robertson earns a place on my must buy list.