May 27th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Blood

The winner of yesterday book, WICKED BURN, is Ashley L., who said, “Jennifer Ashley and her Shifters series. I won a free copy of Primal Bonds, the second in the series. I’m slowly working my way through her other works.”

Today’s book……

A water witch, Isabelle Novak has always led a chaotic, nomadic existence. But her life spins out of control when her sister—her only friend and emotional anchor—is killed by a demon. Driven by grief and a desire for revenge, she turns her back on the Coven and the rede they hold sacred: Harm thee none…

When Isabelle first encounters Thomas Monahan, she’s running on pure rage and sorrow, channeling her pain into power—and trying to freeze the life out of a warlock she holds responsible for her sister’s death. Together, they form an uneasy alliance to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power. As head of the Coven, earth witch Thomas must thwart Isabelle’s dark impulses, but his very presence stirs deeper desires she never knew she had…

Read the first chapter and/or watch the book video.

Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of Witch Blood. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

Describe to me your perfect mate with all the qualities you dream he or she might possess.

44 comments to “Book of the Day: Witch Blood”

  1. Well honestly, I don’t know if there’s a perfect mate out there for me although it would be really nice if there was. *Sigh.*

    Anyway since I’m thinking about it, I’d have to say that my perfect mate would have to be sweet, maybe a little kind, but also tough when he needs to be.

    I want to be able to have intelligent conversations with him but I don’t want to feel like an idiot around him either; so I guess what I’m saying is I like smarts but I don’t want want a brainiac I already have to deal with that when my brother comes home.

    I’m inexperienced in a lot of things, so if he wants to teach me or guide me into something he’d have to be patient with me because that would show that he cares enough about me that he’s willing to give me extra time with certain things.

    Looks wise; well I have to admit I might be a teeny bit judgmental when it comes to looks even though I don’t try to be.

    I’d appreciate a little muscle but not like a bodybuilder I want him to care about himself but not in a narcissistic or egotistical kind of way. He’d have either shoulder length hair in a ponytail or short hair, I also don’t really mind bald but I like something I can run my fingers through.

    I’d like him to have either dark brown eyes, maybe almost black, or hazel or green that’s my favorite color.

    Then again maybe I’d also like a combination of these traits because I also wouldn’t mind if he was a bit of a bad boy, sort of like I don’t know… the kind of guy that acts like a jerk to everyone else but is decent and kind to the people that know him best.

    I want to be able to bring out the side that I know he doesn’t let other people see very often. Then again maybe I’m asking for too much. Ya think?

    Thanks for the giveaway! And good luck with the new book! 😎 :mrgreen:

  2. Sorry, I didn’t mean to make that so long! 😐

  3. I can’t even put together a real answer to that, sorry.

  4. A wicked sense of humor, strong, protective, loyal, supportive, nurturing, strong moral code, and good with children and animals. As to the physical, I like beautiful blue eyes and auburn hair.

  5. welll i think this is a tough one to answer. i guess just a few of the things would be smart,funny, capable of showing affection without being embarassed about it,strong,good work ethic,strong family values,strong morals,love of children but okay with not having any of his own as i can’t have them(or should have them already,and of course should love me above all others. i know that sounds like a long list but there is always more you can add once you think about it.

  6. For me, my “perfect” mate is a man who makes me feel cherished. Whenever I look at him, I smile with the knowledge that he loves me for me – with all my flaws. He makes me still feel the thrill of tingles and a quick heart beat when he smiles or winks at me. My mate can pull me back when things are chaotic and calm me. He lets me rant and rave, then will open his arms for me to step inside, hug me close and whisper his love for me. My mate lets me be me with no questions. My mate may not be “perfect” on every aspect, but he is “my perfect mate” – my mate, my lover, my husband, the father of my children and my friend – he is the love of my life!

    Thank you for for writing incredible books! I love reading and enjoy the “reading vacations” everytime I pick up a book. 😀

  7. I want a good looking man that likes to read and is my equal in intelligence. He should have a great sence of humor, like the outdoors, like guns, hunting, love all dogs, especially standard poodles, and just an overall nice guy. I divorced my husband of 22 years for a not keeping it in his pants and his lack of equal intelligence. It just gets to you after a while that he can’t keep up with the affairs of the world or anything else in life.

  8. i do love a man who can handle thangs in the bedroom…but does not try to be sooo controlling outside of it…its always a plus if he could cook, and offer a shoulder when needed…but i mainly want to be wanted not needed…if they are too needy i feel like i am raising them instead of partnering with them

  9. Umh…the perfect mate…Well, he would be intelligent, kind, physically attractive to me – what I like might not be everyone’s cup of tea…lol…I would also like him to be emotionally strong but emotionally available… would like him to be at least 6 feet 2 inches in height, fun loving, good sense of humor, blue or green eyes, good sense of humor, a lover of books …and someone who would be completely faithful.

  10. Perfect mate? hmmm do they even exsist? Please don’t tell my hubby that… lol
    Honestly, it would be someone that truly challenged me. Not challenged like that but made me a better person by keeping me on my toes and not getting into a routine day in and out….

  11. My perfect mate.. everybody not perfect, LOL! But I can choose my perfect, he must be has a wicked sense of humor, so he can make me laugh everyday, he lend his shoulder when I’m crying, he must be by my side when I need his help. But, the most important I think is he love me with all his heart. My perfect mate will be my lover and my best friend forever

  12. My perfect mate would have to be passionate (not just sexually but about a lot opf things he believes in, like honesty, loyalty, generosity). He should have a warm heart and be compassionate. He also should be determined and strongwilled, but believe that what I have to say also merits to be heard. Respect women and consider me a partner in making decisions. He must be an intellectual partner I can look up to and who isn’t intimidated by my success. He should be self-confident and be proud of me 🙂

    Physically he should be tall and preferably not scrawny ;-
    D lol

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Perfect Mate? hmmm, close to perfect may have to do, otherwise he’d be pretty boring 😉
    I think he would need to be: caring, romantic, sensible, trustworthy. Have a good sense of humor& willing to be wrong once in awhile, a flirt, with me :mrgreen: Spontaneous, fun but also steadfast and willing to fight for his beliefs.

  14. I <3 a tall, bad boy, with an understanding and loving personality. He has to be patient amd love being around family and friends.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

  15. Reading about Isabelle reaching the book was getting HOT. And when she reached out her hand to Thomas a readedr knew it was getting hotter!


  16. My perfect mate is my husband…..corny, I know! 😆

  17. I don’t believe there is such a thing as a ‘perfect mate’. Rather I would love to find someone who has similar interests and is willing to be flexible, like me. (Wait, that’s my hubby!)
    I like to read fantasy novels as they allow me to experience other people’s relationships that are way more risque than mine will ever be!

  18. My “perfect mate” would be a man that would be understanding, and love family. I am a very family based person and my children and grandchildren mean everything to me. My perfect mate would want to spend time in family based activities. Looks to me do not mean much it is their personality and love of family that is everything.

  19. As long as he has a sense of humor, loves animals, and can put up with my weirdness he’s perfect for me. Oh wait..that means I already found him!! Yeah me 🙂

  20. Perfect, nah, I would not expect that! I am looking for as close to Mr. Right for me! Who knows he may even be the opposite of everything I think I want… as long as he is an animal lover and cares for me!

  21. I think a perfect mate might drive me crazy.
    But I would want him to be handsome, smart, thoughtful, loves dogs and enjoys just being with me.

  22. I see there is another Gigi on the blog too. 🙂
    My last name is Hicks

  23. My perfect Mate is of course my High School Sweetheart and still going at almost 18yrs married. Yes there still some of us out there. Thanks for the contest and best of luck to everyone

  24. I already have my perfect mate. 🙂 He’s funny, he understands me in a way no one else ever has, puts up with all my craziness, and doesn’t ask for more than just loving him in return. Of course….I wouldn’t be upset if he suddenly came into possesion of large sums of money… :mrgreen:

  25. The only must for my perfect mate is that he have a sense of humor. Otherwise we would never get along

  26. He’s smart, has a sense of humor, trustworthy and takes care of himself.

  27. I don’t know what my perfect mate would be. I just really hope I know him when I find him. All I really want is someone that’s going to love me exactly as I am and gets along with my family.

  28. Sense of humor is a must for me.
    Really as long as it’s someone who can put up with all my weirdness and whom I can put up with all their oddities, I’d be alright.

    Because nobody wants to be with someone who truly annoys them with all the little things.

  29. My perfect mate is caring and gentle, knows his way around a woman’s body and takes pleasure in my pleasure, and he has to have a fiery temperament ( I love a good argument and the make up sex is great).

  30. Perfect mate – Someone who can tolerate me is a definitely plus. One that can be patient but have very much in common with. One I can talk to about just about anything and have fun debates on the information that we do know.

  31. my perfect mate would definitely have to have a sense of humor.And get my humor at the same time.I love a man who can make me laugh.He’d be protective.Caring,Not shy about telling me he loves me.He can put up with my mood

  32. Perfect Man to Do List:

    Awesome sense of humor
    Very intelligent
    Can put up with my sh*t
    Taller than me
    Younger than me
    Goal oriented
    A good father
    A good work ethic
    Loves animals
    Has an awesome butt
    Has an awesome “you know what”
    Knows his way around the bedroom
    Knows how to cook
    Knows how to fix things
    Likes to be spontaneous
    Likes to try new things
    Is there more? I can’t think of any….

  33. My perfect mate is my husband, he’s funny, loyal, witty, handsome, a wonderful father, loving, and always doing nice things for me (like letting me sleep in!).

  34. Perfect mate would be a man that has a lot in common with me.
    Honest, not afraid to talk & tell me the truth.
    Ssweet, caring, loyal &not afraid to have fun, not lazy, b able to care for himself if needed lol, not to whiny but its okay we r all whiny at times
    Just someone to always lean on. To look forward to seeing 🙂

  35. Dark good looks, an intriguing personality, protective and possessive, and ooey gooey sweet on the inside 🙂

  36. Intelligent, a quick wit, honorable, reliable, a strong work ethic & worships the ground I walk upon.

  37. Has a sense of humor and an interest in the world around him.

  38. I used to think that my perfect mate would have a long list of qualities that I wanted/needed. I have grown to realize that my perfect mate is someone totally different. He knows me and still loves me, he listens to me, he hears what I have to say, he compliments my personality, and he sticks with me through all that life has to throw at us. I feel terribly lucky to have found him 15 years ago

  39. I used to think that my perfect mate would have a long list of qualities that I wanted/needed. I have grown to realize that my perfect mate is someone totally different. He knows me and still loves me, he listens to me, he hears what I have to say, he compliments my personality, and he sticks with me through all that life has to throw at us. I feel terribly lucky to have found him 15 years ago.

  40. 1. Intelligent
    2. Great sense of humor
    3. Family oriented
    4. Believes in forever

  41. A good sense of humor, young at heart, will push me to have more fun but know when to back off, loves animals, enjoys travels, open minded on religion & politics (and all those other tricky subjects); and enjoys being with me!

  42. Tall, tanned & long blond hair. Smart, strong, caring & good with children & pets. Funny, focused & devoted.

  43. Hmm…the perfect mate would be–I guess–perfect–with a whole lot of amazing and great qualities and just a bit of the bad to make him human–without driving me nuts lol

  44. There is no such thing as a perfect mate, but there are good matches. My husband is a very good match for me, my opposite and I love his for all his differences.