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Book Review | Midnight Desire by Award-Winning @Shari_Nich #urbanfantasy #paranormal #bookreview

Title: Midnight Desire

Author: Shari Nichols

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:


While trying to escape from her sordid past, kick-ass witch Willow McCray dispenses her own brand of justice swiftly and without mercy, until she crosses paths with sexy Magickal Bureau of Investigations Agent, Alex Denopoulos. Now, she must use her powers for good if she wants to stay out of Hellios, a mage prison for those who have broken the Wiccan Rede of ‘Harm ye None.’


Alex will stop at nothing to catch a killer, including recruit notorious felon, Willow McCray to work for the agency. Now under his guard, the lines between duty and passion become blurred the more time he spends with the red-haired beauty. His penchant for justice and deep seated hatred of witches makes a future together seem impossible. But he’s not ready to let her go. Now he’ll risk more than his badge to keep her alive.

If only Willow can vanquish the evil surrounding them and give Alex what he wants—before she loses her heart and maybe her very soul in the process.

My Review:

Willow McCray is a witch who can take care of herself and blurs the lines between self-preservation and vigilante. From the moment she sees Alex, a sizzling attraction burns inside her. When she discovers who Alex is and that her best friend has been brutally murdered, she teams up with Alex as a psychic to find the serial killer who’s exterminating witches and absorbing their powers across the city. The closer they get to discovering who the killer is, the hotter the passion ignites between Willow and Alex. Willow doesn’t want to be a one-night stand but she can’t deny how she feels. As they explore their new relationship, the killer has its sights set on Willow. Will Alex be able to protect her from the serial killer or will Alex lose his nerve once again?

Wow, this book made my heart race and plunge to my feet as I was reading it. There’s so much to this story than just the passion between Willow and Alex. There’s suspenseful scenes with everyone trying to catch the serial witch killer. There’s the hateful bias Alex has against witches. There’s the family dynamics of a coven and overcoming bad feelings to work together for the common good. There’s the loneliness Willow feels and her yearnings to be a part of a family. There’s action, magic and romance which brings everything together in one gripping story.

The writing is so well done, I didn’t want to put it down. I kept thinking about who the killer may be and why it is murdering these witches in such a sadistic way when I wasn’t reading. A few plot twists I didn’t see coming made me gasp aloud. The ending was just, wow! It whets my appetite for the next book.

If you’re looking for an urban fantasy which will keep you enthralled, pick up Midnight Desire today. I can’t wait to read more!

Favorite Character/Quote: Willow. She seriously kicks butt and I love that about her. She reminds me of Faith in Buffy. A lonely woman who hides behind a mask of sarcasm. Her growth throughout the book is immense and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and her golden retriever. Shari’s a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers. Shari’s Book HAUNTED is a Golden Leaf Finalist, a Best Book Finalist by a New Jersey Author, as well as a HOLT Medallion Finalist. In addition, Shari has won the Beverley Award, and is a Literary Titan Silver Medal Winner.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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