Spell of the Ball Anthology

NF 4.5 Spell

Spell of the Ball

Spirits, Hurricanes, and the Krewe of Ghoul by Deanna Chase
The Witch’s Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter
Bad Moon Rising by Michele Bardsley
A Charming Death by Tonya Kappes
Mission Impawsible by Melanie James
One Charmed Evening by Rose Pressey
Catatonic by Liz Schulte
Desperate Housewives of Olympus by Saranna DeWylde

I wanted to read this book for Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls story. While I read some of the other stories, I felt like I was missing back story that was needed to get the full extent of their story.

Here is my breakdown on what I have read so far.

Spirits, Hurricanes, and the Krewe of Ghoul by Deanna Chase
I’ve read a few of Deanna’s books. I am not fully up on the bourbon street witches which I think this is tied into, but having read a few of them, I feel that I am missing something big to get this book at all. The story was interesting, and I think I need to get back to finish the series so that I can understand where this story fits (or be corrected if this isn’t tied into the bourbon street witches).
I would give this story 4 stars. It was entertaining, but as mentioned I feel I’m missing something.

Romance: PG (Some kissing & PDAs)
Violence: Moderate. Some Sparring & Battles. Some blood.

4 starsThe Witch’s Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter
Since I am fully up to date on the Nocturne Falls stories, I didn’t feel like I was missing something to get Kristen’s novella. I think anyone not up to date with the novella may question some of the story bits and I would recommend at least reading her new book The Professor Woos the Witch before reading this one. I loved getting to read the story about Corette and Stanhill. It was full of surprises, and twists. I’m also excited that Stanhill and Corette got some major screentime. I hope their story is revisited in future Nocturne Falls books.
I would give this story 5 stars. Fully entertaining, and leaves me wanting more.

Romance: Mild (PG references to past sexual encounter no detail)
Violence: None

5 stars

Bad Moon Rising by Michele Bardsley
I stopped reading this book shortly into chapter 2 when it started to get X rated. I will not finish this novella due to my standing policy that I will not read porn. The story will remain unrated.

Romance: X Rated with detailed sex scenes.
Violence: Unknown.

Unrated

A Charming Death by Tonya Kappes
I started this story but had a difficult time keeping interested. I will try to revisit after reading the other stories.
No rating as I haven’t finished.

Mission Impawsible by Melanie James
Currently reading this story.

One Charmed Evening by Rose Pressey
Have not started yet.

Catatonic by Liz Schulte
Have not started yet.

Desperate Housewives of Olympus by Saranna DeWylde
Have not decided if I want to read.

I give the overall anthology 5 stars. Just because I’ve not read an author before and am having trouble getting into their work isn’t a bad thing. It just introduces me to new authors. I will update as I read the remaining stories in the anthology.

5 stars

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