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Title: The Witches of Vegas

Author: Mark Rosendorf

Narrator: Jeffery Lynn Hutchins

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, YA Paranormal Romance


Book Blurb:


Where can witches and their vampire mentor practice their powers without being discovered or persecuted?


By using their magic, the witches of Vegas become the number one act performing on the Las Vegas Strip - a great achievement for them, but not so much for the magicians, who can't possibly keep pace.


Isis Rivera is the adopted 15-year-old daughter of the witches of Vegas. Zack Galloway is the teenage nephew and assistant to the last magician left in the city. Although they should be rivals, when Valeria, a 400-year-old witch with a long-seeded grudge against humanity arrives in Sin City, both teens act to bring their families together to stop the evil hag in her tracks.


But can the combined witches' powers and the ingenuity of the magicians be enough to stop Valeria from taking over the city...and possibly the world?


My Review:


Summary –

Rivals Isis and Zack team up their families of witches and magicians to stop an ancient witch vampire from feasting on humans in Vegas. Take one vampire and a coven of witches, create an awe-inspiring act on the Vegas Strip where they can use their magic in front of humans without penalty, and watch the money roll in. Sure, they’re putting magicians out of business but who cares? Isis cares and so does handsome Zack, her new crush turned boyfriend. Witches versus magicians, let the rivalry begin. For Isis and Zack, they’re not rivals…they fall in love. When an ancient witch vampire, disguised as a sleazy reporter, sets out to destroy the witches of Vegas, Isis and Zack convince their families to work together to save not only Vegas but all humanity.


Narrator’s overall voice –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ voice has personality all its own but when it employs the various character voices, it takes on each character with aplomb. I thoroughly enjoyed his voice.


Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Jeffery Lynn Hutchins fits the characters, especially the witches. I’m amazed how well he evokes women and a teen young woman. Very well done.


Narrator’s reading style –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins has a reading style that is casual, nice and easy, but with plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener vested.


Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins has an innate ability to draw a listener/reader in without any effort. He takes what is one of the most original stories I’ve ever read and makes it come alive.


Narrator’s pacing –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ pacing is perfect, blending action, romance, mystery, suspense, and more with ease.


Audiobook flow –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins allows the audiobook to unfold naturally with plenty of dialogue, action, romance, and everyday life.


What makes this audiobook unique –

Jeffery Lynn Hutchins and Mark Rosendorf partner up to bring readers/listeners one of the best YA urban fantasy books I’ve ever heard/read. The plot is fast-moving which adds to the exhilaration while listening. Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ narration brings The Witches of Vegas alive, like a movie. Brilliant from start to finish.


Would I recommend this audiobook –

YES! Don’t delay. One-click this audiobook right now.


My Rating: 5+ stars


Buy it Now:

Audible US https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Witches-of-Vegas-Audiobook/B08TLYJ548


Audible UK https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Witches-of-Vegas-Audiobook/B08TLYJ548


Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Witches-of-Vegas/dp/B08TM4L4ZC


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57499979-the-witches-of-vegas


Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-witches-of-vegas-by-mark-rosendorf



Author Biography:


Mark Rosendorf is the author of the award-winning young adult fantasy novels that make up The Witches of Vegas series. So far this includes: The Witches of Vegas, Journey To New Salem, and Witch’s Gamble. He is also credited with other works such as The Rasner Effect.


When Mark is not writing about witches and vampires, he works as a high school guidance counselor for students with special needs in the New York City’s public school system. Mark holds a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University. He is also a former magician and once worked in the hotel industry.


You can learn more about Mark and The Witches of Vegas, or get in touch with him through his website: www.markrosendorf.com


Social Media Links:


Twitter - https://twitter.com/MarkRosendorf

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Rosendorfs-The-Witches-of-Vegas-113603592013139

Official website - www.markrosendorf.com

Video trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQVKZXYVKs&t=6s&ab_channel=MarkRosendorf


Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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