Witchbane

Witchbane Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kale Williams
Series: Witchbane Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Seth Tanner and his brother Jesse's fun evening debunking local urban legends ends with Jesse's gruesome murder. Seth vows revenge on Jesse's killer - too bad the murderer has been dead for a hundred years. 

Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feed the power of a dark warlock's immortal witch-disciples, and he's hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He's used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.

©2018 Gail Z. Martin (P)2019 Tantor

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Lots of Drama

The story was all right when it came to the mystery plot but tanked in the romance department. The relationship drama got to be too much and I was rolling my eyes so hard because these guys only knew each other for a couple of days. I did not like Evan. His inner thoughts and hostility was over the top, leading to his to stupid to live decision. This series is not for me and I will not be continuing.

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Hindsight 2020 Review

Title: Witchbane
Series: Witchbane Series Book #1
Author: Morgan Brice
Narrator: Kale Williams
Publisher: Morgan Brice
Format: audiobook
Release Date: 3/29/2019
Genre/ Trope/ Themes(s): MM Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance; Generational Curses; Witches; Magic; Spirits/ Ghosts; Mediums
Listening Length: 7hrs 34min
SteaMMy Swordplay: 4 out of 5 ⚔
Sharonica-Stars: 4.00✨
Audible🎧 avg: 4.3⭐


MMy Thoughts and Review:

In researching this series I noticed a theme among reviewers...the beginning held a “Supernatural” vibe. However, one has only to briefly scan the blurb to know that is totally where any similarity begins and ends. Please excuse my totally irreverent snicker…

Witchbane held me tight with the warm timbre of Kale Williams' voice giving life to Morgan's characters. My heart went out to Seth, the brother left behind who had turned into a veritable vagabond who lived only to hunt the monsters that had killed his brother and taken away his life.

Evan is hiding from a stalker ex, to the point of having changed his name and moved to a new city. He tends bar, and goes home. Keeping life simple and living under the radar are his only desires at the moment. He never knew meeting Seth Tanner would be the best worst thing that would happen to his boring life. Or that he would end up saving Evan and Evan would end up saving him right back…

I'm super thrilled to start this new journey with Morgan's Witchbane Series. I am very much looking forward to all the stops Seth's RV will make along the way.

The Story: 4.00⭐
The Narration: 4.00⭐
Sharonica Stars: 4.00✨


I received a complimentary copy of this book and in exchange, I am offering an unbiased review. 💋

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gay supernatural... so yeah...

like I said gay supernatural. brotheresqu characters with the personalities of a scooby doo villain of the week. while I'm not a fan of sex scenes every five or so minutes I will admit they were written better than most. wasn't really a fan of evan. I hope he's a better character in the next book. there were a few spots of continuity and a bit too much foreshadowing of who the villains were but overall not a bad book.

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Too stupid to live

I normally love Morgan Brice/Gail Z. Martin, but I despise books with characters who are too stupid to live, and unfortunately, this is one of them.

When a character knows for certain that they’re in mortal danger, but then willfully leaves their brain at the door FOR NO REASON, I stop caring about them at all, and start cheering for the villain. This is especially true when another character that I love is working his butt off and risking his own life multiple times trying to keep the ungrateful moron alive, and yet Idiotface is actively suspicious of him, while being RIDICULOUSLY trusting towards the guy who wants to use him as a human sacrifice.

Add in Kale Williams’ generally good reading but incredibly awkward sex scenes, and I couldn’t finish this one.

Give this series a pass, and try the Badlands series instead!

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Same story, with a bit of a tweak

OK guys so I just discovered this author this week. I read two books in the Badlands series and noticed that there were a few issues with keeping up with the timelines and usage errors and repetitions. I never heard of a Hayabusa motorcycle before I read that series. So now I’m looking for something else by this author and I found this book and what do you know? This protagonist also rides a Hayabusa. This one also finds it Ideal that he and his hook up potential are only a few inches apart which is perfect, coincidentally the same exact thing the other protagonist said in the other book. In the other books the protagonist was a medium, in this book all the sudden now he’s a shaman. I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to keep up with these details. Especially given that it’s not right or miss is some thing then the editor should catch it. Oh rider is not only supposed to be a good storyteller but should also travel or at least read about travel and have varying interests. Readers don’t want to read about characters who all have the same interests. Why don’t you Mr. Bryce have a character who rides a Yamaha, crotch rocket, rice rocket? Even if you personally don’t like those types of motorcycles Make your characters like them. If you’re just writing to make money and if these stories are selling then don’t change anything. Just remember now with self publishing there are many, many books out there and discerning readers will move on to more original and varied stories. I myself have not been impressed with this book and probably won’t read anymore. If you’re open to constructive feedback, I would recommend finding new beta readers and maybe get a better editor. I commented on the last series that instead of saying “he said an incantation“ it would be nice if you would actually take some time to create the words of a spell. Take a few more minutes and get the details right. Every time you mentioned the protagonist putting his cell phone on the night table before going to bed you never mentioned that they actually plugged in the cell phone to charge. Anyway good luck I hope you do well and maybe I’ll read these comments and take them for the constructive feedback they’re meant to be. If you see typos or errors in this review, don’t just chalk it up to someone who’s trying to tear you down; I’m visually impaired and I have to dictate and there’s no easy way To review my input. Thank you

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Great story

This series has an excellent premise and is very well told. Kale's voice is perfect for it

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Great Story

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. Seth is determined to get redemption for his brother’s death. I really enjoyed listening to this story the narrator did an excellent job at keeping it interesting.

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  • Violetsunshine
  • 03-31-19

Yes!

Really enjoyed this one! It was a bit of a gamble as both the author and the narrator were unknowns for me. I liked the sound of the blurb and thought I'd give it a go.
The story was really good, I want looking for something heavy and over the top angst ridden as I've just read one of those, so this fits the bill nicely, the two CMs are well put together, there have their issues but they aren't laid on so thick it draws you away from premier of the story. Some reviews I've read said that it was predictable and a cliche but I don't agee. I loved it! I routed for Seth & Evan, enjoyed their journey and have just happily bought book 2 😊
Kale Williams is a narrator who i will definitely search for in the future. A good range of voices, the female voices were handled well and he was very expressive, I felt he showed the emotions of each character well.
Definitely a recommendation 💝

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 12-29-19

Great start

Great start to a new series especially for supernatural fans, narration was good though sometimes spoken a little fast.

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  • Headinabook
  • 04-26-19

Entertainingly paranormal

This is a book that is full of Ghosts, warlocks, magic and human goons. If this is not your thing then it's not the book for you.
This book begins with the brutal murder of Jessie, Seth's younger brother and this book doesn't shy away from giving you some of the gritty-ness of this.
Seth wants vengeance and to keep the next victim safe.
Jackson doesn't know what to believe.
The chemistry and sexy times are so hot this book is NOT intended for anyone under 18. I loved this book and hope that we see more of these two, the action and drama although quite dark is offset by the sexiness of their relationship making this a fantastic story.

Having listened to the audible. It was well done and the narration by Kale Williams, did well to bring the action to life. I enjoyed reading the book and found the audio file to be as enjoyable. The audible added a depth to the angst and fear felt by the characters, as the action of evading dark witchcraft and falling in love. This is very well done.

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  • SarahH
  • 09-01-19

Wow! Amazing start to a new series!!

Just wow! I adored this book and honestly couldn’t put it down. I’ve loved the author’s Badlands series and for me this book was even better. It has amazing lead characters that are really well developed, great secondary characters that have their own important roles to play in the book, an awesome plot, loads of action and a hot romance - what’s not to love!

Two years before the book is set, Seth and his brother Jesse went camping in the area of reported supernatural events. Neither really believed the stories were true and they stayed in the area as a bit of a dare and also as a brother’s bonding weekend. What they didn’t expect was for the stories to be true and they certainly didn’t expect that only one of them would be alive at the end of the night. After witnessing and being involved in the evening’s supernatural happenings, and then finding his brother dead, Seth is a changed man and is determined that no-one else would die the way his brother did. This starts Seth’s journey into learning about the supernatural and how to stop deaths by supernaturals.

Seth is an amazing character. He’s determined, focused and completely committed to his new “job” and trains really hard to be good at it. He’s prepared to put all chance of a normal life to one side to do what he believes is right. He’s also got a protective streak a mile wide. The lighter side of Seth comes out when he meets Evan and we meet the man who yearns for companionship, fun and love. I’m really looking forward to seeing his inner personality come out more and more as the series progresses as I think the author has a lot in store for us.

Evan meanwhile is a much more lighthearted and sunny natured man. He’s naturally easy going, finds talking to people easy and also likes to help his friends out wherever he can. When the two meet he is a bartender and he and Seth have an instant spark when Seth goes into the bar one night. When they discover that Evan is the man that Seth is looking for, as he needs protection from the supernatural, the story really speeds up. I loved the way the author wrote the uncertainty Evan had over what to believe in Seth’s story of why he needed protecting. The push and pull of his emotions and beliefs was so real and I rode his rollercoaster of doubts with him.

The two men together are amazing. They each have such different strengths and personalities, but they just click as a couple and their chemistry is hot! I can’t wait for more of these two!!

Kale Williams is an incredible narrator and is absolutely perfect for this series. He absolutely brought this book to life