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Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can't summon fire, can't read minds. She knows the arcane. She's studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases.

Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There's a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Not just any demon, though. A man born long ago, made a demon in order to protect the Gate to Hell.

Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders, and re-discover Paige's gift.

She's a demon summoner and she's key to the killer's plan.

©2014 Whistling Books, LLC (P)2017 Whistling Books, LLC

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 06-17-17

Great read!

urban-fantasy, demon-hunter, demons, ghosts, witches, serial-killer, family-dynamics, law-enforcement, paranormal

Very different from other urban fantasy/demon hunter books I've read. Not a good or bad thing, but certainly fascinating. The publisher's blurb gives a good intro, but there is so much more. There is a pervasive sense of urgency, snarky comments, convoluted family involvements, and a Louisiana police chief plus an FBI agent who have an inkling about the paranormal. The characters certainly are and are very well developed. It's really, REALLY, worth the money to read it.
But I was happy to get it as Whispersync on the cheap. Kalinda Little adds a lot to the emotional tones of the characters and the tale itself.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Complex storyline & characters!

This is my first encounter with author S. M. Blooding and I gotta say I am blown away by her writing ability. Blooding weaves a diverse, complex story filled with amazing characters whose backstories could be books of their own. Whiskey Witches is a fast paced, thrilling paranormal read that i highly recommend. The main character, Paige Whiskey, is phenomenal. I seriously do not know how she controls her anger because if i was in her shoes I would be summoning a horde of demons to exact my revenge. Trust me read or listen to this book!

The narrator, Kalinda Little, did an fantastic job of embodying each character. Through her interpretation the story sprang to life from my speakers.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great witchy adventure

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. The main character has amazing revelations thrust upon her and has to learn to deal with it. Through it all her friend is by her side and he makes for great romantic tension. Wicked demons and even more wicked angels complicate her already complicated life. Wonderful narration and world building and a solid story made me immediately pick up the next book already. I didn't want the story to end. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • THOMAS
  • United States
  • 04-02-17

A Must Read for Paranormal Mystery Fans

Whiskey Witches is an amazing story and performance. S. M. Blooding's story includes well-rounded characters with powers and problems and the reasons to struggle with both. It is rare to find a 'tough cop' like Paige Whiskey that you just can't help feeling sorry for and at the same time wondering keep 'what the hell are you being so stubborn for?' Dexx is also easy to root for. He has gotten himself tangled up in Paige's 'family problems,' but, at the same time he is doing everything he can to help her to deal with those problems while also trying to solve a case that could cost both of them their lives. And when is he going to kiss her? The plot twists and turns, keeping you guessing, and also keeping you wondering who are the good guys and who are the bad guys and why do BOTH keep killing people? Making the conundrum even more perplexing is that said good and bad guys are Demons and Angels.... Shouldn't that shed some light (or darkness) on the confusion? Not always, it seems. I could not wait to finish the book and now I cannot wait to read (listen to) the next one.

Kalinda Little's performance was also very good, making the character's easily defined and giving them life. Her speech is clear and easily understood. I hope that she also narrates the rest of the series.

If witches as homicide detectives is your cup of tea, then grab some crumpets and spend some time with Paige, Dexx and the rest. You won't be sorry.

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An Awesome Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, and found it very entertaining. Witches, Demons and Angels, now that's almost perfect combination, through in a Demon Hunter and it's perfect. This action pack novel has lots of suspense, blood and humor. The main character is a police detective born into a long line of witches and she's out to save the world. It's a bumpy ride with unplanned turners and detours, but a very enjoyable listen. I'm looking forward to listening to book 2.

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wonderful!!

I loved this book!! It was a breath of fresh air. I needed something new and refreshing. This was exactly what I needed 😃

The story of Paige was engaging. I loved the excitement, the hint of a possible romance, all the characters. I was enthralled from the very beginning.

The voice was great, the writing fantastic. I can't wait to find out what happens next!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It's like a spinoff of Supernatural TV series

Whiskey Witches is pretty fun brain candy! It’s light, humorous, and has a bit of an edge. Paige Whiskey is an entertaining detective. I loved her foul mouth. Totally in keeping with her Whiskey heritage… except she doesn’t have any powers. Well, so she thinks. We quickly learn that nearly all her family is in the know about some necessary memory blocks that were put in place and it looks like those blocks are breaking down. This makes Paige a confused and dangerous individual. There’s going to be some butt-kicking indeed!

There’s a lot of nods to a popular TV show, Supernatural, in this book but I think folks who haven’t seen the show will enjoy this story nonetheless. Paige is the female version of Dean Winchester and her sidekick and romantic interest, Dexx Colt, is yet another version of Dean Winchester. So, yeah, it was like Dean & Dean working together and eventually sharing some steamy moments.

I’ll just give you a moment to fully visualize that.

… And we’re back. There’s plenty of action and then some more action. Most of the book is action. There’s a little character development here and there but for the most part, they walk onto the page fully formed with personal agendas, favorite swear words, and plenty of weapons. I just really had a lot of fun listening to this book.

Granma Alma Whiskey was a blunt force of wind. I loved her character, especially that name (which I have only encountered once in real life). I really want her backstory. She has been instrumental in getting witches out of the closet and into mainstream military and police work.

Balinor often had me chuckling out loud. He’s a well spoken polite demon who calls Paige, Peanut. Ha! every time he did that, I laughed a little. Who has the balls to repeatedly call Paige, Peanut? So, yeah, I like Balinor even if I wasn’t sure if he was a good guy or a bad guy for much of the book.

The strengths of Whiskey Witches are also the weaknesses. There’s so much action that there’s hardly a break for something deeper, like some character development. The parallels with Supernatural (being a Hunter, Colt + Paige = Dean Winchester, demons, angels, nephilim! oh, my!) make the story line a bit predictable. Still, with that I give this a solid 4/5 stars based on entertainment alone.

The Narration: Kalinda Little was a perfect fit for Paige Whiskey. She sounded just as butt-kicking charming as I expected Paige would. Little obviously brought her enthusiasm for this story to the table; she was great with all the action scenes, the swearing, and the humor. Sometimes I did want a little more masculinity from some of her male characters, yet all her character voices were distinct. 4/5 stars on the narration.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by S.M. Blooding. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Dawn H
  • Baxter Springs, KS
  • 11-04-17

Dark fantasy

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by S.M. Blooding. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

When I decided to listen to this book I had no idea how dark it would be. I usually try to avoid dark fantasies because I prefer to read more positive novels. After a few minutes, I started wondering what I'd gotten myself into but I ended up liking it. There are some books that are better read and some that are better listened to, and I think I would have liked Whisky Witches even more if I'd read it.

Paige is smart and independent but broken. The problem is that she didn't even know it because her memory of the last few years was erased by her family "for her own good." They're scared of her powers because she's a demon summoner. Now that she has her memory back, she has terrible memories to deal with besides trying to find a killer and trying to keep herself and others safe from demons and angels. 

When I heard that Paige was a demon summoner, it made me wonder about her, but once I learned about this world's demons and angels, a demon summoner didn't sound so bad. Paige's nonbelief in God and the way angels are portrayed may bother some readers. 

Kalinda Little does a good job narrating. She has good timing and inflection and I was able to follow the different characters by the changes in her voice.

Whisky Witches is a mostly dark supernatural adventure but it did make me laugh once or twice and there's this sexual tension between Paige and Dexx that will hopefully be explored more in the next novel which I'll be listening to soon. I'm looking forward to learning what happens next with Paige.

3.5 stars

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Very very interesting!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

** I volunteerly offered to do a listen and review for this audio book for the author**

Since I have received this book I have listened to it 2x with my daughter, and we both have loved listening to it together over and over.. Very great and wonderful book. The narrator is very good also and loved the sound efftects very much.

What did you like best about this story?

The sound effects when the demon possed the MC..and when she grew a back bone against her nasty family.

Which character – as performed by Kalinda Little – was your favorite?

The MC and the Demon who originally tried possioned her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, cry, and get mad with the MC through out the whole book.

Any additional comments?

Absolutey amazing book!!!

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Excellent !! Loved It!!

Would you listen to Whiskey Witches - Episodes 1-4 again? Why?

Yes, I just love the story and all the action.

What other book might you compare Whiskey Witches - Episodes 1-4 to and why?

I cannot think of any books in league with the Whiskey Witch book series. They are non-stop action and just a great story.

What does Kalinda Little bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does great with the different voices of the different characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too Many To List

Any additional comments?

Look forward to more of this series on Audiobook

1 of 1 people found this review helpful