Being Familiar With A Witch by Sapphire Phelan
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (116 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Tiger Lily
Tina doesn't know she's a witch. It will take Charun, her demon Familiar, to convince her to make love with him and let loose her witch powers. For if she doesn't, then with the demon army about to bring Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won't stand a chance in Hell.
He’s waited his entire life and most of his afterlife for his perfect woman – not just another vessel for sex. That’s a great thing, except that the woman of his dreams isn’t sure she’s ready for him. He’s a demon after all and she’s only a mortal. The only way the relationship will work is if they both compromise – which means Being Familiar with a Witch.
Ms. Phelan writes a new twist on the Armageddon story, complete with a plethora of demons and witches that aren’t all bad or ugly. Her characters are easy to relate to, despite the fact that they are inhuman. They each have needs and desires that run their lives, even when they don’t want them to. How do you decide? Sleep with a man you hardly know in order to save the world, or protect your heart from the unknown? Tough choice. We all make tough decisions in our lives, though not always in order to save the human race.
You can identify with Charun’s struggle. He’s in love with Tina from the moment he first sees her centuries prior to the story, yet he can’t have her until her true time. As much as he wants to push the subject, he restrains himself until she comes to him. Give the man credit for being a gentleman in a time when manners don’t always exist.
As for Tina, she’s dealing with a life of the bizarre – men she’s interested in only give her a passing glance. Her best friend dates hunks all the time. And then there’s her anger issues? Are they in her head or real? You can’t help but keep reading to see what happens to her and if things work out.
If you want a sexy read to warm a cool summer night, then this novella is it. I give Being Familiar with a Witch 4 ½ cherries.