Book Review: The Guest House Witch & The Book Witch by Desy Smith

Some hatred doesn’t fade with the passage of time…

Sage Rosewood’s heart nearly stops when she arrives home to find the front door of her house open. Someone has been inside, someone supernatural with a grudge against her and her family. But this unfortunate day takes an even darker turn when she learns that her mother and aunt have been taken.

Fearing for Sage’s safety, her grandmother sends her to a safehouse in The Woodlands with strict instructions to stay hidden, but The Woodlands are far from safe. The town is teeming with supernatural life — from the handsome werewolf, Kayden, who makes her tingle in a certain place, to mysterious and possibly dangerous witches — and some of the residents still harbor a deep hatred for the Rosewood witches.

Unable to sit idly by while her family is in danger, Sage sets out to search for answers, convinced that the corrupt Guild is responsible for her mother and aunt’s disappearance, but her investigation leads her straight into danger.

Will Sage be able to escape the threat nipping at her heels? Or will she disappear like the rest of her family, bringing an end to the Rosewood line?

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How far will she go to avenge her family…

There are no bodies to bury, no graves with marked tombstones. There are only three books, each one belonging to a member of the Rosewood family. There is only one reason for the books to be gathered all in one place—the witches who once owned them are dead.

Sage Rosewood is now the last of her line, a burden nearly as heavy as her grief.

Kayden, the charismatic werewolf who holds her heart, sort of, tries to console her, but there is only so much his warm arms and gentle words can do when her heart aches for vengeance. She wants nothing more than to find the people who killed her family, to dispatch justice, and to bring the bodies of her loved ones home.

She sets out on a dangerous path to find the one person who may have the answers she needs an imposter pretending to be her grandmother. But it’s a path that there may be no coming back from. Who can she trust? How far will she go to extract the truth and avenge her family? Will she lose herself along the way?

Walk alongside Sage in this tale of magic, mystery, and vengeance. Every chapter will leave you spellbound.

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Witch-Rosewood-Two-ebook/dp/B07VQD4GW6/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Desy+smith&qid=1564629369&s=gateway&sr=8-2

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-book-witch-desy-smith/1132724499?ean=2940163655458

https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1474681626

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-book-witch-1

My Review

I chose to read these short stories after receiving free e-copies from The Reading Room. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

When I got these short stories, I thought they were books so I was surprised when they ended so quickly. Since Sage said at the end of the 2nd story that she was just getting started and because not has much happened yet, I’m sure there were will more stories in this series.

In The Guest House Witch, Sage is contacted by her grandmother who tells her to go to a safehouse in The Woodlands which is in another dimension. Once she gets there, she realizes that her Grandma, mom, and aunt have all disappeared. She decides it’s time to find out what is going on.

Sage also meets Kayden, an alpha werewolf, and there’s an instant attraction. Because of this, he plans on keeping her safe.

The Book Witch is a continuation of The Guest House Witch. Sage continues to investigate and learns what has happened to her family. She also encounters danger along the way but she’s a strong witch. The attraction between Sage and Kayden grows and Kayden’s pack makes it clear that she should be his.

The story of Sage could be a good one; however, both books are in serious need of editing. There are so many errors that it is distracting and although I usually like reading series, I don’t plan on reading any more of these books unless they’re edited.

About the Author

Desy Smith, MFA, is a paranormal romance author and English teacher who is on a mission to expand her readers’ minds and create unique worlds that they can escape to through the power of storytelling. Her poignant writing style features sassy heroines, urban drama, angels, wolves, demons, witches, and sensual scenes.

Born, raised and based in Dallas, Desy spent most of her childhood picking apart movies and books. Her mother and her affinity for all things supernatural also really drove Desy to dabble in life’s unknowns and use her imagination. Ultimately, this led her to writing stories of her own at just 10 years of age. After her release of “The Talented (The Messenger Series)” this February, she will be working on book number three, and plans on writing until her last breath.

Currently, Desy is the Founder of Floebe Publishing, where she publishes her own and other writers’ short stories (of 20,000 words max) with the busy reader in mind. She also provides complimentary creative writing advice to her fellow word weavers.

When she doesn’t have a pen or book in hand, Desy Smith is a movie buff and foodie with an unquenchable sweet tooth (having a gluten allergy makes things a bit tricky). She also isn’t much of a whistler and has a round face (people like pinching her cheeks any chance they get). With her “carpe diem” mindset towards life, she looks forward to exposing her readers to realms unseen.

Author Social Media Links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floebepublishing/

Twitter: @FloebePublishi1

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