Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Tour + Giveaway: The Witch Hunter by Nicole R. Taylor

The Witch Hunter

The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter Saga #1)
by Nicole R. Taylor

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Publication Date: March 3, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
I was born into the world covered in blood, and that's exactly the way I left it.

Ever since, I have been damned to walk the boundary between life and death alone. Unwillingly turned and left to my nightmare, I have seen men commit countless horrors and committed many of my own.

My origins shall remain unknown, my true self hidden. I have been called by many names, but in this life I am known as the Witch Hunter. I have been asleep these past 150 years, until I was awoken by a haunting call.

Zachary Degaud was twenty three when he died. The problem was, he didn't stay that way.

Present day, he's just another vampire with another unremarkable story. That is, until he manages to provoke a two thousand year old witch named Katrin, who wants to make him pay in the most horrible way imagined.

Along with his brother Sam, newly made vampire Liz and their only witch ally, Gabby, his only chance for survival is to summon the ancient and unpredictable vampire known as the Witch Hunter.

Zac is just looking for a way out of his psychopathic witch problems, but instead will find himself falling head first into a blood feud that has stretched thousands of years.

Aya has been asleep for the past 150 years, until she was awoken by a haunting call. The witch she has been hunting for thousands of years, Katrin, has resurfaced and marked a young, annoyingly arrogant vampire by the name of Zachary Degaud. Unless she does something, he will die a slow and painful death. He has given her an opportunity to end the witch, but does she want to help him or leave him to his fate?

Zac will get under her skin like no one else has and she just might find herself making the ultimate sacrifice before he is gone forever.

They will both have to choose sides and look deep within themselves before the end. But, what Zac learns about himself, will surprise him most of all.


About the Author

Nicole R. Taylor
Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.

She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.

The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is currently available in e-edition and print.

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My Thoughts

The blurb of this book really interested. I had been looking for a good vamp book for a while now. One where they acted like vamps not all self sacrificing and crap. This one had both.

It started out pretty much the same as Vampire Diaries. The asshole brother and the goody-two-shoes brother with the stupid naive girlfriend, the best friend witch and of course the human friend. Also there was a bit of a cheating and love triangle crap going on at the start, but at least that was resolved fairly quickly and moved on from there. It didn't really start getting interesting till Aya appeared.

She was really the one who made the book. Her and Zac. Aya was brutally honest with her opinions of people and she verbally slapped Liz (the stupid girlfriend) a couple of times and I was just whooping with joy xD Aya was also very bloodthirsty, she had no qualms with killing or even actually wanting to kill, and she still retained her humanity. She had achieved a somewhat balance between her vampire and true self.

After the appearance of Aya things go from bad to worse for the brothers. there are appearances of founding witches and vamps, some lesser of both, and lots of pulling beating hearts out and staking going on. I liked the plot quite a bit, and loved that the book was gory and didn't shy away from killing. My problem stemmed from the way it was written and the romance.

It was written in third person but with alternating PoVs and that would switch sometimes from paragraph to paragraph which would be really confusing. I had to keep making mental notes to figure out who's PoVs was. Then there is the romance between Aya and Zac, which was just weird. they have a love-hate relationship thing going on, which is fine but they don't have enough interactions with each other for them to be declaring their love at the end, and it just didn't seem quite real. It just advanced much to quickly for no reason.

And last but not least, the ending. Freaking cliffhangers! Can't just end it like that! I refuse to believe that ending. I am in full on denial till I read the next book. And hopefully the transitions of PoVs will be smoother and Aya's past will be revealed, cause I'm just left with more questions than before. If you like the Vampire Diaries without the epic love triangle then you should definitely give this one a try.

Rating: 3 Stars




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