Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Tour for The Vampire, The Witch and the Werewolf: Mirabella’s Mardi Gras Ménage by Louisa Bacio (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today brings you a steamy little delight from Louisa Bacio who takes us to the craziness of Mardi Gras and introduces us to an intriguing paranormal ménage.  Keep reading to get my impressions of the story and make sure to sign up for BOTH giveaways!

5 Reasons You Know It’s Time to Move Out:

In Mirabella’s Mardi Gras Ménage, the main character rests on the cusp of adulthood. She needs to move out on her own in order to reach new opportunities. In her honor, here’s a quirky list highlighting when it’s time to say goodbye.

5) You’re tired of your Voodoo queen aunt sampling your blood for remedies.
4) The home apartment doubles as a Voodoo shop, and it’s an open door for paranormal creatures in trouble.
3) You’ve kept your own powers hidden for too long, and it’s time to be free.
2) If she could, your crazy ol’ aunt would start calling you Rapunzel, lock you in a tower and toss away the key.
1) You’ve got a vampire lover waiting for you.

So what do you say? Is it time for Mirabella to find a place of her own? How did you know when to say when?

Constantly under the watchful eye of her Voodoo priestess aunt, Mirabella longs to break free during the events of Mardi Gras. Escapades draw her into the arms of Marguerite, a fiery redhead with a passion for life, and Nick, a familiar vampire who’s haunted by his transformation and past.
What starts as a new experience – a Mardi Gras Ménage – soon turns deadly, and none of their lives will ever be the same.  


As the seventh book in The Vampire, The Witch, and the Werewolf series a lot has come before this but though I haven't read any of the previous books I didn't feel out of the loop at all.  The characters featured in this story have been seen before with vampire Nick being the fledgling of old vampire Lawrence, Mirabella being the relative of a Voodoo priestess who has more powers than even she knows, and human Marguerite whose life is about to change dramatically once these three form their fiery ménage.

The people in this ménage come together out of an instant attraction or through years of longing, but either way their time together is super steamy and well-written to make it a truly believable relationship. They're immensely likable with a surprising playfulness to their personalities.  They care about each other instantly and once a life or death incident befalls them their love shows its true intensity.  The intermixing of their paranormal abilities, which we see very little of, was entertaining and their interactions brought to mind a modern twist to the TV show Friends.  They present a united front and will grow in their abilities as they support each other in the years ahead.

This was a fun story.  There was no earth-shattering message, just a well-written and sexy story that vividly depicted the excitement and exoticness of Mardi Gras.  Those looking for an entertaining and wild ride of a story will find this story a fantasy-like delight that has me wanting to read more from Ms. Bacio.

My rating for this is a B

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

BUY LINKS:  Ravenous Romance  |  Amazon  |  BN


Louisa Bacio is the author of six erotic novels, including the paranormal series The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf, and numerous steamy short stories.
Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family. In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.


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  1. Thank you for your time, and a kind review.

  2. Nice list of reasons

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  3. I'll take the Vampire lover please :D Great series and an even GREATER author!

  4. You are a doll Dawn! And thank you for following me BN100. You earn a book no matter what!

  5. This looks like such a great series!!! :)

  6. Just started the first installment of the series, and this one looks fun, too!


  7. Thank KeLu and VitaJex -- It's a haunting one for me.