Banished Witch by Anita Philmar
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (97 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
Once a princess of Ardenia, Danella, left her homeland to warn her childhood sweetheart only to be kidnapped and sold into slavery. Learning the dark magic from her keeper, she grew to accept her role as a witch to protect her family and track down the traitor to the crown. But when Omar Mandel, the love from her past, arrives to bring her home, she realizes she can never go home. That doesn't mean she can't use his assistance in her plan for revenge and, in the meantime, live out a few unfulfilled fantasies.
The queen wants her daughter to come home and Omar’s job is to see that it happens. However, Danella isn’t the same sweet girl he remembers. In her place is a sexy woman who excites his lust and claims his heart. He must teach her to trust in his love and face the sins of the past if they are to have a future together.
Omar never forgot his first and only true love. Although the queen had ordered him to find the missing princess it did not take much persuasion. He had decided a long time prior to that he would spend the rest of his life if need be to find Danella.
I loved the fact that Omar would not give up on Danella even when she had given up on herself. Daniella believed that because she was forced into becoming a whore and witch her family and Omar would never accept her back into Ardenia. Omar knew how Danella had been forced to live in the human world and it only increased his love for her. This really demonstrated how much he truly loved her since he was willing to accept her anyway he could get her.
I really felt bad for Danella. She had no control over the situation she was thrown into yet she blamed herself for everything. She blamed herself for not only what happened to her as a child, but also what happened to her parents and siblings. She felt as if it was best for everyone for her to stay away since every decision she made, believing she was helping, always seemed to have a negative effect. That did not stop her from still trying to protect her family. She really did have a good heart and I was happy to see her get the happy ending she so clearly deserved.
One aspect of the plot that I found interesting was the character of Rodman, who thought he had everyone fooled and no one knew his devious plans. Like most villains Rodman felt as if he was so much smarter than everyone else, when in fact his arrogance was his downfall.
The conflict at times was a little hard to follow and I would have liked to see a little more on the history of Rodman vs. the royal family because at certain times I felt a little lost. Although it is not mentioned in the cover page of this story I did go on the author’s website and discovered two earlier books in this series. If that had been mentioned on prior to me starting this story I may have understood why I felt certain background information was lacking in this story.
The relationship between Danella and Omar was exciting. They had been in love prior to Danella’s disappearance and throughout this story rediscovered that love with the help of lots of sex. Even when Danella was fighting the relationship I, as a reader, and Danella knew there would be no other man for her again. Did I forget to mention a lot of hot sex also! Hot heavy erotic sex. Danella may have felt her being forced to prostitute has a hindrance to their relationship, but Omar was more than willing to utilize all of the knowledge she had learned.
The interesting antagonist, conflict and exciting love story made it easy for me to give this story 4 cherries.