Wednesday, February 8, 2012


by: Barbra Annino

Available at Amazon

Book Two of the Stacy Justice Series has more magic, more mystery and more twists and turns than your average amusement park.

A long-lost sister.
A missing mother.
And murder.

Stacy Justice finds herself caught in a web of deceit, betrayal and family secrets that run deeper than the Mississippi in this follow up to Annino's debut novel, OPAL FIRE.

Not only must the reluctant witch determine if the teenager on her doorstep is her sister--she's forced to confront her mother's disappearance--again. Add to that a dead guy in the kitchen and Stacy's at her witch's end. She's pretty sure the Blessed Book of her family's ancestry holds the key. Except she can't find it. And if the killer does--it may be over Stacy's dead body.

Is Ivy really her sister? Where is Stacy's mother? And what does the dead guy have to do with it all? Find out in Bloodstone.

You all know I love these covers. I wonder if the authors are creating them or paying for a service. Well either way it's eye catching and you can recognize Stacy Justice from the Opal Fire. And yes, please read Opal Fire first, this is the 2nd book in the series.

The story is so fast paced that you barely catch your breath before the next thing happens. But it's not a very long book, so it works for a fast read. Just a couple minor errors, so it's well edited.

What I really, really, really love though is the humor. Stacy makes me laugh, so much so that my husband started asking me what I was reading. And sometimes I just piped up and read it to him.

This book really has it all. Little bit of romance, a big mystery, witches, and humor. Again, make sure you read Opal Fire and then this. I think teens can handle this as well. I didn't feel it ever got so gory, violent or sexy that a teenager couldn't handle it.


  1. "mystery, witches, and humor" it sounds like a yummy reading concoction ;-)

  2. Oh bummer, this is only available on Amazon. Sounds like a good series, but I don't have a Kindle and I don't like reading on my computer.


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