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Thursday, September 14, 2017

The witch hunter cannot fall for the witch... Hooked on a Witch (Keepers of the Veil #4) by Zoe Forward

"[a]n entertaining and spellbinding tale of two destined soul-mates overcoming incredible supernatural odds. I love how I learned about some new and interesting mythological creatures from this story. I cannot wait to see what’s next in future installments." - Visionary, Goodreads


Published: September 11th, 2017

The witch hunter cannot fall for the witch...

Pleiades witch Shannon Randolph has been framed for a theft she didn’t do. She has one week to return a stolen relic to the god it belongs or she will be executed. What’s worse? Evil magic-wielding wackos are coming out of the woodwork after her to get it. But the biggest danger is Merck. This sexy, dangerous witch-hunter who understands all forms of magic might be her only hope. Enlisting his help may require she be a very naughty witch.

The moment Shannon strolls back into Jason Merck’s life he’s in trouble. There’s something about the witch he can’t resist, but he must. The witch hunter cannot date the witch.


I’m so excited to celebrate the release of Hooked on a Witch, book four in my Keepers of the Veil contemporary paranormal romance series here at Mythical Books. Since I adore heroes, I thought I’d introduce the book by sharing the top ten reasons I think you just might fall in love with the hero of this book (Jason Merck): 

10) Merck is tormented by a difficult childhood full rebellion, pain and lacking a reliable parent, making trust one of his greatest challenges. 

9) Merck doesn’t believe he’s capable of loving, of long-term. The chinks Shannon makes in his armor will make you want to wrap your arms around him and never let go. 

8) He’s the son of Poseidon. We could probably stop right there because that’s a wow, but he’s also been reincarnated as the Enforcer, which means he’s slated to patrol the magic world for those who cross the line and put humans at risk. Merck definitely has supernatural skillz. 

7) He’s fiercely loyal to those in his close circle. He may not have a huge group of friends but those closest are the only family he’s ever known. 

6) He is a romantic at heart. Although he’s never given himself a chance to try long-term with a woman, he’s quirky and cute in his thoughtfulness for Shannon. It’ll melt your heart. 

5) He has a strong sense of duty, honor, and integrity. He fights for what’s right, admits when he is wrong, accepts the consequences of his actions without excuse, and fights for the safety of all humans. 

4) At heart he desires a core family. He wants somewhere to belong and people he can come home to. His isolation and loneliness will break your heart. 

3) He choses to protect Shannon, even from himself (however misdirected that idea may be), above his own duty and needs. 

2) He’s a skilled lover unafraid to show just how much he needs and desires his partner. Just ask Shannon. 

1) He’s ah-mazing-ly gorgeous, from his dirty blond hair and blue eyes to the tattoos covering his arms down to his hands and all over the incredible muscles covering every inch of his body. 

Need more convincing? Read on… 

“What is it you’re going to do exactly?” Shannon asked. “At least tell me what you’re about to deal with since you’re dumping me here.” 
“A warlock.”
“What’re they like?”

I don’t want you to know. “The best plan is for you to get a ride home and text me when you get there. I don’t know how long I’ll be.” Or if I’ll be coming back. As he shifted to give her space to get out of the car, she caught his hand in hers, holding it there. 

“Jason...Merck, be careful,” she whispered, her gaze darting up the paved two-lane in the direction of the dirt road and abandoned house. “This feels really dangerous.” 

Her soft touch trapped him, like a caught wild animal. He shouldn’t imagine kissing her, not right now. Shouldn’t even go there. Something about her concern melted every ounce of his resistance to her. He wanted. Christ, he wanted. He hadn’t felt this kind of all-consuming desire since the last time he ignored his rules to kiss her. 

Her eyes widened and she withdrew her touch. “I’m sure you’ll be careful.” 

“Always am.” Tempted beyond endurance, he captured the back of her head and put his lips to hers. He coaxed her mouth open with his tongue. She deepened the kiss with a groan of surrender and gripped his arms. 

She wanted him. The knowledge was more intoxicating than any high-inducing drug or enticement spell. This was what he’d remembered about her, but had convinced himself was no more than the product of fantasy. Kissing her wasn’t just a kiss. It was a full-body, mind-altering experience. It blocked out the rest of the world and all of reality. 

His brain nudged him about the warlock. Yet, this...this was so much better than whatever sickfest he’d find inside the house. He wanted her, this, and everything that came next. Hell, he’d wanted it, dreamed of it, and run away from it for over a decade. 
Thanks for reading! ~Zoe 

About the author: 
Award winning author, Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. Her novels have won numerous awards including the Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award.

When she’s not typing at her laptop, she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s a small animal veterinarian caring for a wide range of furry creatures, although there has been the occasional hermit crab.

She’s madly in love with her globe trotting conservation ecologist husband who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, and she's happiest when he returns to their home

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds very interesting.


Zoe always has the best-looking guys on the covers!

Sandy Lender said...

I love the headline..."The witch hunter cannot fall for the witch." Fabulous marketing!

Richard Brandt said...

Falling for witches: an occupational hazard.

Linda Romer said...

I'm looking forward to reading this series. Thank you

Zoe Forward said...

Thanks so much for letting me pop by the blog! I love the cover to HOOKED ON A WITCH (thank you Quincy Marin who did an amazing job). ~Zoe

CindyWindy2003 said...

Jason Merck sounds like my kind of hero, i love mythology so I was excited to see he was the son of Poseidon!

Dan Denman said...

I like the storyline. A witch hunter trying not to fall prey to a witch's charms.