The Wicca Man 01: Tongue-Tied

Emily Veinglory
Paranormal erotic romance
Available from Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-59632-445-9
April 2007

Sean Watkin is a university professor not too certain of his sexuality and untenured. He shares a crowded office with Rhea, a teaching assistant. Sean's world is one in which magic is accepted as a way of life. He'd pursued a Ph.D. in occult studies using the mass suspension of belief as the subject of his thesis. He gave it up before completion however. One night after his last class, Sean takes a wrong direction walking home to his inner-city flat and is confronted by a vampire. As a Wiccan, Sean is very familiar with the Rede {"An it harm none, do as thou wilt"} but the magic training instilled by his late grandmother is perhaps stronger than his Wiccan leanings, and instead he utilises a love binding spell on the sexy vampire who then becomes his thrall.

Now Sean, who is actually of the gay inclination but has never realised it, has a male vampire in his apartment, feeding from him and tidying up. Sean's desires tug him toward the vampire Thane, who is more than willing, but his conscience compels him to avoid him. He determines to find a practitioner who can break the spell cleanly without turning the vampire's rage on him. He turns to an older lady, Bessie, in the history department. As it turns out, Bessie and her cohorts have evil plans in mind and find Sean to be a perfect witless flunky. Enslaving vampires is already their goal and Sean is just another magical tool. Now he must battle evil sorcerers and find a way to release the vampire he has come to love.

The Wicca Man: Tongue-Tied is an intriguing paranormal tale of a society in which vampires are believed to be a medical syndrome and magic really exists, as do good and evil, along with controlling and greedy practitioners of it. The first installment in author Emily Veinglory's new series The Wicca Man: Tongue-Tied shows promise for an exciting continuation. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is gloriously twisted and convoluted, maintaining the reader's attention through to the end. Tongue-Tied is a winner from outstanding author Emily Veinglory.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Annie
April 12, 2007

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