Friday, April 26, 2013

VBT: Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly ~ Giveaway and Review

When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals. But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself?

Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office. The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business. When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck, Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold. Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business.

Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge. If Reed doesn’t distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer.

Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?

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“A spell … ” Hope mused, then her face lit up. “If there’s a spell to attract a man to a woman, there must be one to repel women from a man. Right?”

“Spells shouldn’t involve negative energy. Sending out negative energy can cause it to return threefold. They aren’t intended to harm someone or make them do something against their will.” Jordan had drilled this into her head.

“I wouldn’t be making Kyle do anything against his will. I’d be warning women to stay away from him.”

Sounded borderline.

“Please,” Hope whined, picking a clump of batter from her long, wavy hair.

Monica let out a defeated groan. “All right.” Hope would never actually cast the spell anyway. When they were young, Hope refused to wear a Casper costume for Halloween because she didn’t believe in ghosts. She was closed-minded when it came to paranormal or New Age beliefs. And you had to truly believe in a spell for it to work.

Monica set down the bowl of salt and grabbed a pencil and pad of paper off her desk and handed them to Hope. “Write this down. It’s called,” she tapped a hot pink nail against her lip, “the dirtbag spell. Take one of Kyle’s socks, fill it with dirt, and add a photo of him. It’s critical you aren’t in the photo.” Monica paced, tightening the sash on her lavender silk robe. “Include something of his like … ”

“His new Rolex?”

Personally, Monica would list the watch on eBay and pray for a bidding war. But Hope, no matter how ticked off, was too timid to sell Kyle’s precious watch, and too frugal to risk damaging it by mixing it with dirt.

“That’s fine. Sew up the sock and bury it in your front yard. It’ll warn all women he’s a dirtbag.”

Hope poised the pencil against her lower lip, reviewing the spell. “Don’t I have to say something when I bury it, like a chant?”

What happened to being spell ignorant?

“Bury it in the moonlight while saying … ” Monica scrambled for a few rhyming lines, “moonlight, glowing bright, warn all women in your sight, the man who lives in this house, is a dirtbag and a total louse.”

“Perfect.” Hope sprang from the bed, looking inspired. “Kyle’s at work. I’m going over to the house right now to bury that sock.” She turned and marched out, a woman on a mission.

Monica nibbled nervously on her fingernail. Hope wouldn’t seriously go through with casting the spell, would she? A big part of spell casting was psychological, focusing all your energy on making something happen. Monica had never seen Hope look so determined, or vindictive. Hopefully, if she did cast the spell the negative energy didn’t return threefold.

What was the worst that could happen?

About the author: 

Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy.

You can find Eliza on the web at Website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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My Thoughts:

This book was cute. There were many funny moments. There is a whole lot of smoking going on (the steamy kind)! There is one scene in a restaurant that may shock you.

This is an opposites attract book if I've ever read one. Monica believes in love and happiness. Reed is a divorce lawyer who doesn't believe in love.

It was fun to watch the sparks fly between these two. ;-)

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was a fun steamy read and I enjoyed it.

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  1. ^^ i could see this book as funny for sure ^^ a pell to repel man she is definitively determined.
    Now opening an opposite affair just beside one already established looks strange for me ( they are rule in my couintry so you can't open a affair/shop too similar to one already established under a certain distance and it's the same for racical opposition between affair)

    they will have at least to speak about it and it must be not easy to say teh least ( with sparks flying even les^^)

    thank you for the discovery i will keep this one in mind for when i'm feeling down^^

    1. I always learn such interesting things from your replys. :-)

    2. a pleasure to help^^ and it's intereting to share that way because there are so many difference between countries

  2. The book does look cute and funny :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I can relate to Reed being down on love after working with people during the divorce process but for me it has just shown me that you should not make the decision to marry to fast.

  4. This does sound really cute! I will add it to my wishlist!

  5. Sounds like a fun read, I like the idea of casting spells.


  6. It does sound like it would be fun to read.
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  7. hi. sounds like a really fun read. thank you for sharing. :)

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  9. What an interesting book! Sounds like a fun read. Love the combination of magic and humor. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  10. i love reading romance books with magic....thx u for the giveaway :)

    -nurmawati djuhawan-
    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Cute cover. Thanks for the giveaway! bluepooh1(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  13. ooo Steamy! jmelter at gmail dot com