Saturday, September 20, 2014

Romance Review: Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga #1) by Deborah Blake

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart.

Author of seven non-fiction books from Llewellyn. Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice (2007), Everyday Witch A to Z (2008), The Goddess is in the Details (2009), Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010) Witchcraft on a Shoestring (2010), Everyday Witch Book of Rituals, and The Witch's Broom. I am also the author of the Baba Yaga series from Berkley Romance, including Wickedly Magical (novella), Wickedly Dangerous, and Wickedly Wonderful.

I live in a 120 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with five cats, and run an artists' cooperative shop when I'm not writing.

Russian folklore brought to life before your very eyes, Wickedly Dangerous is a sharp, exciting and unique fantasy.  It's full of magic, strong characters, clever humor, heart pounding adventure, mystery and a touch of romance.  From beginning to end, it's one wild ride that I want to share with every one!  

For the sake of trying not to give too much away, this book has so much going for it.  It's got a wonderful plot, a beautifully created setting, and very well developed characters.  The author has introduced readers to an addictive new world with an unbelievable heroine.  Baba is strong, confident and smart - the perfect heroine for such a brilliant story!  

I loved it.  I loved everything about it.  My only disappointment came at the very end when I had to close the book and now must wait to find out what's in store in book number two.  

Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.   


Deborah Blake said...

So glad you liked it, Marie!

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