Earth Witches Aren’t Easy by Heather Long

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Earth Witches Aren’t Easy by Heather Long
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (197 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

He’s supposed to be dead…

Nearly a decade ago, hedge witch Chance Monroe’s life was irrevocably changed. She survived the attack of a serial killer. His death should have set her free.

But he’s killing again…

When her ex-lover shows up on her porch, Chance isn’t ready to hear Randall Oakes is still alive and less prepared for the sea of emotion that swamps her. One man wants her dead and the other just wants her. When the FBI offers protective custody, Chance refuses. Connected to the earth, Chance must rely on her supernatural senses and her own wits to survive this game of cat and mouse.

But this time, she plans to teach her hunter a lesson…

In the farm rich countryside of her native Northern Virginia Chance must confront her troubled past, a supernatural adversary and a sizzling passion that’s lain dormant for years to survive….

Earth witches aren’t easy targets…

Earth Witches Aren’t Easy is a departure from Ms. Long’s normal romance, and is a delightfully suspense filled Urban Fantasy romp. Chance Monroe is a hedge witch, that nearly a decade ago was the only survivor of a serial killer’s spree and she thought she was finally free of the nightmare with his death. Now he’s back and very much alive and the killing has begun again, and her ex-lover and FBI agent Jack Harker, shows up to protect her.

Ms. Long writes a wonderfully rich world where a hedge witch is just another part of the world to those in the know. She spends her time healing the earth and helping with the harvest, so everyone assumes she’s weak, but Chance is an incredibly complex character that is easy to fall in love with and root for. The rituals and rules of the world are all fleshed out nicely, and the mystery and suspense of this action packed story keeps the story moving along quickly. This isn’t a romance, there is no happily ever after between Chance and Jack, thought their friendship remains strong, and there is this thread of sexual tension between them that just amps up the story.

The first person can be hard for some to pull off well, and I will admit I’m very picky about mine. However, Ms. Long pens Chance’s voice in such a way that you become so immersed in the world and how she sees it that the first person just adds another layer to this multi layered and colorful story.

While Chance may spend her time with fairies and blessing fields, she’s still a very strong witch and it’s easy to see how everyone could underestimate her. My only complaint for this story, if I can even call it that, is that I wanted more. I want more adventures with Chance and hopefully more appearances from Jack and maybe even some of the lovely cast of characters that add to and enrich Chance’s life.

If you love action packed Urban Fantasy with a mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the end, you need to pick up this book. Soon you’ll be waiting for more Chance Monroe books just as anxiously as I am.

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