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A #MyNetgalley review of The Line @TheLineSavannah – book 1

I am slowly making my way through my Netgalley feedback reads which are still on my TBR shelf (some I really apologize and offer an extra pastry because I am so behind…)!

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Specifically and in accordance of NetGalley I find this read extremely entertaining, provocative and extremely on top of what is being asked for in pop-culture consumers today. Grab your copy…

I so love the promise of todays book as a movie or a good series.  This would be so amazing on TV.

At any rate, let’s move on to this great amazing read which is a combination of Amazon Primes program KINDLE FIRST and I also had it as a pre-approved reader book from the publisher… ANYWAY, for you PRIME users, Kindle First has let me in on some great reads since last year. Bookmark it, it is awesome and I got this book because of it! PLUS hooked up with the publisher!!! ANYWAY, let’s look at the book!!!

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A #MyNetgalley review of The Line @TheLineSavannah – book 1The Line
Series: Witching Savannah, Book 1
by J.D. Horn
four-half-stars
Pages: 285
Published by 47North
on 2014-02-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Gothic, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Romance
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Move over, Sookie Stackhouse—the witches of Savannah are the new talk of the South. Bold, flirty, and with a touch of darkness, debut author J.D. Horn spins a mesmerizing tale of a family of witches . . . and the problem that can arise from being so powerful. As Charlaine Harris’ series winds down—and as Deborah Harkness’ series heats up—Witching Savannah is new contemporary fantasy that will be sure to enchant new readers.

Mercy Taylor, the youngest member of Savannah’s preeminent witching family, was born without the gift of magic. She is accustomed to coming in a distant second to the minutes older, exquisite and gifted twin she adores. Hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend, she goes to a Hoodoo root doctor for a love spell. A spell that will turn her heart to another man, the best friend who has loved her since childhood.

Aunt Ginny, the family’s matriarch, would not approve. But Mercy has more to worry about than a love triangle when Aunt Ginny is brutally murdered. Ginny was the Taylor family’s high commander in the defense of the bewitched line that separates humankind from the demons who once ruled our realm. 

A demon invasion looms now that the line is compromised. Worse yet, some within the witching world stand to gain from a demon takeover. Mercy, entangled in the dark magic of her love spell, fighting for her sister’s trust, and hopelessly without magic, must tap the strength born from being an outcast to protect the line she doesn’t feel a part of... 

In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.

BTW I LOVE this series, so don’t fret I am going to review book two………………………. PROMISE!

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The Line (Witching Savannah, Book 1)  was an amazing read. I am thrilled to be in on this urban fantasy a month before it happened. I have Amazon Prime and with this once a month I can get one book out of four categories for free. A couple months ago I grabbed The Line and have been working my way towards it. . After reading The Source I am even more intrigued.

The Line had me coming, going … expanding and apologizing. As a real-day magic user urban fantasy books which have “witches” tend to be taken by a grain of salt with us. (and a whole lot of eye rolling). We have been trained, we know “the way” and we tolerate the fiction and we enjoy it too. The Line has, especially for myself, a lot of this and a lot of real concrete aspects of the different religions involved. I absolutely soaked it up. .

The novel was a wonderful southern witchcraft tale. In reality, families of witches; southern family lines are not just woven into the paperback you are holding. They are reality, a generational hidden society which had one family in Savannah, GA.

What I loved about this story was the connection with the young witch. I found myself yearning for the ability to hire her to take me on her wing and ultimately teaching me her secret with the tour.. wait… sigh.. oh dear… sigh, plus that town??? Oh me oh my!!!! ANYWAY, for this series it is more than a reality but a MUST. I truly enjoyed Mr. Horn’s weaving of this young woman’s story. By the end I was thrilled with the whole package.

The author does not just create a family strong in relationship and the “reality” of their familiar magic but she creates a covenant which the protagonist must keep, even if it means working with one of the families most reviled in positions…

It was a grand tale which led into a series, and I am after all… a series whore which would garner waves of cheerleaders with blood dripping pom-poms… Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a great ADULT Urban Fantasy!!! If you like realistic religious stories which are woven into an urban fantasy and within the backdrop of a charming southern town and without a bunch of glitter smothered trite… Grab this and get ready for The Source (the second in the series published June 4th).

You know what I really want????? I want Mr. J.D. Horn to give us a tour…. the LIARS TOUR.. of New Orleans… So.. Mr. Horn??? What Say YOU!!!??????

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About J.D. Horn

A #MyNetgalley review of The Line @TheLineSavannah - book 1

J. D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee, and has since carried a bit of its red clay in him while traveling the world, from Hollywood, to Paris, to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. He also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. He has race bibs from two full marathons and about thirty half marathons. He and his spouse, Rich, and their three pets split their time between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco.

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