Author- Harper L. Jameson
Rating- 5 out of 5 Cupcake
Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
The winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself . When they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.
What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.
Wes’s brows shot into his hairline, still reeling from hearing the words on her lips and not fully grasping what she was asking him until her hands moved over his chest. Her seared palm throbbing with a humming current where it lay over his heart. His lips peeled back off of teeth sharpening with his desire. “I would not take you while you are weakened, ni’wa,” he tried arguing, but it was too late. Her need filtered to his senses, a heady perfume that the animal in him wasn’t going to let go unanswered.
“You make me strong, Wes,” Annie insisted, face tipping up to brush her lips to his throat. “The first time was to trap you,” she frowned, her guilt still weighing heavy on her. “This time, I just want to love you, n’ I want you to love me. No traps. No tricks. Just us for however long we got.” Annie took a deep breath and took the chance, her hands smoothing down the muscled plane of his chest until she reached his answer.
Reviewed by Kitty
When I started reading this story, I was a bit of afraid that it would be hard to read because some of the words that are used in this story were hard to remember along with their meanings, but I was glad to see that it was much easier to read than I thought.
The heroine of this story is Annie, who is the witch of their small mountain village. She is areally powerful character, who has her own opinions and always look after the needs of those in need. I loved learning everything that happened around her and how it all just made her even stronger. She is a well written and very likable character.
The hero Wes, who is the Great Spirit was strong, but at the same time I liked how he seems to be even more when he was together with Annie. Upon meeting Annie the chemistry between our hero and heroine was so strong and intense I found myself blushing! I really enjoy watching the intensity grow with each page.
I found the plot to be really interesting to read, it made me want to gobble up the pages as quickly as possible. I am glad that there will be more to this story to come! I think this story is perfect to everyone who love stories with fantasy and romance the kind that pull you inside the pages and spit you out once the book is done longing for more of the story.
I am giving this story Five out of Five Cupcakes!
Harper L. Jameson was born in South Eastern Ohio and raised on the stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Beginning with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.
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