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Review & Giveaway: DANCING WITH THE DEVIL by Misty Evans

Update – Congratulations to Emmy B., the winner of Misty’s giveaway! Thanks to all who participated and Happy New Year!

With 2012 coming to an end and the New Year approaching I thought we would celebrate by offering our first book giveaway! Misty Evans is giving away a book from her Witches Anonymous series to one lucky reader (winner’s choice).

If you haven’t ready Misty’s books, you are missing out.  She writes such great stories and is able to carry her writing across different genres. She has everything from romantic suspense to urban fantasy to paranormal romance. I was not a fan of paranormal or fantasy in the past but after reading her romantic suspense books I just had to try out more of her works, including these new romance genres. I am so glad I did.  You will see several books by Misty on my blog because I just can’t get enough of her writing.

Dancing with the Devil is the latest book from the Witches Anonymous Series.

Official Summary:

One step forward…

Ex-witch Amy Atwood has never wanted anyone the way she wants Lucifer. As she tackles Step 5 of Witches Anonymous—atoning for the sins she committed as his right-hand witch—she may actually land him and the magic-free life she desires.

Two steps back…

But when an ancient curse is revealed, a heavenly force determined to remove Lucifer from her life traps Amy between giving into her love for him and saving the souls of her family and friends.

Will this be the end for Amy and Lucifer?

As the war between good and evil reaches a tipping point, Amy must rely on the devil she knows—and can’t resist—to break the curse and help her redeem the souls she’s damned to spend eternity in Hell. Souls Lucifer has no intention of giving up.

My Review:

To start off, I wasn’t so sure about the Witches Anonymous books because I am a Christian and wasn’t sure how I felt about the Devil being one of the main characters (the hero!) and all the Bible references. However, Misty caused me to look up different things in the Bible just to see what was true and what was fictional, so I thought that was a win and was excited to see the similarities and differences. They actually generated good conversation with my husband, too. So, I then read them all!

Dancing with the Devil was my favorite book in the Witches Anonymous series. Mainly because Amy and Lucifer (Luc for short) were finally together in it the way I wanted them to be. Even though this is a fun, fantasy series, Misty packs so much emotion in her characters including a whole lot of love this time around. I enjoyed all the Biblical characters and references in these books (Tree of Good and Evil, Angels, etc).

In this story, as is typical, Amy tries so hard to be good and not use magic. However, she realizes that she and Luc really are meant to be together and does whatever it takes (even use magic) to let love win out over anything else.  Amy isn’t always sure who she can trust with different characters coming in and out of her life.  In this one we are introduced to Zayfeer who was quite a trip. One minute I loved him, the next minute I really disliked him. I am still not quite sure how I feel about him in the end, but that’s okay, because it works. Amy’s friends tried helping her out of the situations she was getting into and usually were able to a little in past books, but this time it was all on Amy to figure things out. She learned a lot about herself and her family in this book, which I thought was pretty cool.

I don’t want to give much away in the review because, well, that would ruin the story. Misty does a great job with the fantasy part of the book and she carries you through it so easily. You don’t have time to stop and think about what is going on because you are too excited to find out what is coming next.  I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this story. Check out her books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords!

Now for the giveaway…

To be entered into the drawing to win an electronic copy of one of Misty’s Witches Anonymous books, simply comment below and tell us what your plans are for New Year’s Eve!  Contest is open until 11:59 pm central time on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email first and then announced on website after confirmation.

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  1. Beth Mills

    Spending time with friends and listening to the Live Karaoke Band in Champaign. After reading this review I am excited to read this series. I like the idea of mixing a little Biblical history with fiction. It will make me think!

    1. Debra Taylor

      Hope I win a copy of her book!

      1. Amy

        Hi, Debbie – What type of books do you usually read? I always like to hear about new books from other people. Happy New Year!

    2. Amy

      Your Karaoke probably sounds good since you have such a great voice, anyway! Happy New Year!

  2. Edie Ramer

    I love the WA books. Misty hits just the right notes of fun. And Amy and Luc are such a great couple. I’ve been on Luc’s team since the first WA book.

    We don’t have anything planned for New Year’s Eve. But during the day, I’m meeting with writer friends for a long lunch, and I’m looking forward to that.

    1. Amy

      I was always rooting for Luc since #1, too. I was glad how #5 ended. Have a Happy New Year! Getting together with writers friends will be fun!

  3. Susi Boastick

    Reading during the day, spending time with friends to bring in the New Year!! I’ve been on vacation a week so far & have read three books!!

    1. Amy

      Hi, Susi! It is easy to get lost in books so I am not surprised you have read three. Which ones did you read? I always like to hear about what others are reading!

  4. Abby Light

    No plans yet! Maybe a date night?! 😀 It looks like I need to start using my Christmas gift cards to download a bunch of books!

    1. Amy

      Hi Abby – are you guys going out for date night? How fun! I have to work during the day, so I am not sure what we are doing at night yet. Make sure you update Goodreads with your books so I can see what you are reading!

  5. Kamela DeAtaley

    Driving to the ice arena and waiting while M practices for upcoming competition of course! (She and I live at the ice arena–maybe one day she’ll thank me for it!) Followed by dinner at Biaggi’s and movies at home. I haven’t read any of these books so I would like to try one out!

    1. Amy

      Hey, Kammi! I am not surprised that you are taking one of your children to an activity. You are a busy family. Eat some bread for me at Biaggi’s. What movie are you guys watching?

  6. Erica Wells

    Been reading lots on this christmas vacation! Would love a new book/new author to check out. NY plans consist of dinner as a fam bc it’s our sons 15th bday on the 31st then heading to friends to ring in the new year!! Happy new year!!

    1. Amy

      Hi Erica – What books have you read over vacation? I always like to hear what other people are reading. That is usually how I find my next read. Happy Birthday to A! 🙂

  7. Kim

    News Years eve just staying in with Ashley. Lol might get her a party hat and some balloons….. We usually get some cupcakes………. Happy New Year!!!!

    1. Amy

      So, Kim, does Ashley stay up until midnight or do you have her go to bed at her regular time. I bet she would be fun to ring in the new year with. I love having her in Sunday school!

  8. Emmy Boesch

    We have friends coming over for new year’s eve, so yummy food and fun games are on the agenda.

    1. Amy

      Hi Emmy – I hope you guys have a wonderful new year’s eve! Eat lots of food for me! 🙂

  9. Kamela DeAtley

    We watched “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”–M got it for Christmas, she really wanted it. And also watched “Facing the Giants”.

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