Sunday, August 18, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Witch Hearts by Liz Long

This weeks Indie Book of the Week goes to an author that is all about the originality and her latest book, Witch Hearts is not an exception!

Title: Witch Hearts
Author: Liz Long
Series: Stand Alone
Published: April 11, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:
How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells?

Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.

If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.

About the Author:

Liz Long is lucky enough to have a dream career in magazine publishing as an editor and writer, yet still have time to create adventures on the side. If you catch her staring off into space or talking to herself, don’t worry – it’s just her imagination at work.

Liz graduated from Longwood University with a BA in English, though her professors might be disappointed to hear she reads more fantasy fiction than literary novels. She also loves action and thriller genres. Her books might not change your life, but she hopes they steal you away from reality for a while.


My Thoughts and Review:
If there is one thing that I know I can expect from Ms. Long is that when I pick up one of her books I know I can expect something different, unique and engaging. 

Long convinced me with her debut novel Gifted that she could write and with Witch Hearts she kept that belief alive and kicking. This book has a little bit of something to please everyone. It is full of mystery, romance, magic and a psychotic killer on the lose that will keep you on your toes. Just when I thought I read it all pertaining to witches, Long throws in a whole new aspect and story line that really had me engrossed and I had a hard time putting it down. In fact, I had no intention of starting this one and finishing it in one day. I only wanted to read the first chapter and get a feel for the story and characters. That one chapter of course, turned in to many and before I knew it, I was done with the story.

I was pretty entertained right up until the last page. I love a good mystery and it was nice to get one with a paranormal twist that kept me guessing, where everyone is a suspect and nothing is sacred. Where you will be on the edge of your seat and sometimes have your hand over your eyes cringing in anticipation over what will happen next.

If you love witches as much as I do and want something a little different to go with those witches, then this really is something you should try. 

My hat goes off to Ms. Long for creating something fun and different in the genre.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review*


  1. Oh that cover is creep-tastic and I love all of the elements in this. Glad you enjoyed this and that the author continues to impress you, adding this one to my Amazon wishlist.

  2. Ooo that is a eerie cover for sure! I haven't read very many witch books, so I'm excited that this one got such a positive review for you! I'm always on the lookout for something new and different to try, and clearly this author delivers on those fronts!

  3. Oh yes, this one sounds creepy and intense! Glad you liked it!

  4. Thanks Candace, I hope if you try this one you like it as well.

  5. I do enjoy books about witches, but it's been a while since I've been completely blown away by one. I'm curious about this one now, especially as you mention that it has something just a little bit different. I'm glad it worked for you! Great review as always. :)

  6. It's been awhile since I read a book about witches, and I love that this sounds like one of those books you can't help but read in one sitting! Great review, thanks for putting this on my radar—I always get such great indie recs from you! :-)

  7. I read this one not long ago and loved it! Liz is a fabulous author!

  8. Thanks everyone! I hope that some of you that do enjoy books about witches give this one a try. :)

  9. Unique and engaging are pretty much magical words this summer. I like books about witches so I'm always up for adding another one to my list. And I do love the cover too.

  10. Thank you SO much for the amazing review. I am thrilled you enjoyed it! And thank you to all the nice comments, especially about the creepy cover - I've achieved my goal ;) Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do!!