Tuesday, August 4, 2015

[Review Tour] Giveaway: Santeria and Sorcery (The Tithe Collector #1) by Lola White


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Book Description:

Magic is necessary to all
things, but like any other source of power, it can be abused. The king of gods
has created a Special Collections Team to deal with illegal magic users, those
who break the law set forth by the Council of Five. Being part of the team is
not an honor however, but a punishment for the crimes the teammates have
committed themselves.
Zahra is a magic-addicted djinn
charged with the capital crime of consorting with humans. Niccolo is a vampire
who betrayed his goddess. Beryl is a fairy assassin demoted for her
transgressions against a queen. Wade is the only human on the team, and though
his inclusion is supposed to be a compliment, it’s clear there’s a larger plan
in play.
From tragic romance to zealous
belief, the Special Collections Team is in over their heads, but still must
find a way to be successful in their investigations, pay their penance and
learn to work as a team.
In Santeria & Sorcery, their
first case finds them in Miami, where trouble has come to the attention of the
Council of Five. A sorcerer is stealing magic to set himself up as a god, but
the team is new and each are unused to working well with others. Their personal
issues also hinder their investigation—dealing with bloodthirsty boyfriends,
jealous fairy kings and a dangerous fallen angel on top of their own emotional
deficiencies take a toll.
The Tithe Collector is an erotic
series and does include graphic scenes: M/M, M/F and multiple partners.
“I think
this team has been assembled as more than punishment. I know Niccolo is well
placed in vampire society, for all he believes he is not. From what he’s said,
I think Zahra also has some importance she is not telling. Beryl has served her
goddess for a thousand years, and people say simply speaking the assassin’s
name is enough to make Lucifer’s Fallen cower in fear.”

“So what?”

The bouda
shook his head. “And you are Blessed. I think the team is being used for a
bigger purpose than what we’ve been led to believe.”

Chimbwe, that’s possible.” But that’s all I was prepared to say on the matter,
at that moment with his words of war mocking my memories. I was half-believing,
and half-resistant to the idea. On one hand, it was excellent strategy to take
the wind from the enemies’ sails, on the other, it was hard to imagine God
being so manipulative.

“I don’t
know what is going on yet,” Chimbwe whispered. “But the team needs to learn to
trust each other. I am afraid of what may happen in the future, and I do not
want Niccolo caught in something that may lead to his death.”

I waved my
mug because it seemed a better option than putting it down to cross my arms
over my chest. “So you and I need to be all buddy-buddy to get the job done. Is
that it?”

grimaced. “Even if my suspicions are not correct, this team must meet the
expectations of the Council in order to be released from their punishments. I
want Niccolo to be free, so you four will need to work as one.”

I weighed
his words carefully. I was used to being a part of a team that shared the same
training, values and goals. This team, though, was all over the map. They only
spoke to each other when they had to, came from different Nations, definitely
had different training because I couldn’t imagine Zahra or Niccolo handling a
weapon like Beryl, and they all reported in to different leaders.

Hell of a
team. Four of us were moving in four different directions, and it seemed
Chimbwe wanted to be our wise guide, leading us all into a cohesive whole. A
wise guide might be just what we all needed.

realization had me sitting back down at the table. “I would like this team to
work together,” I told him. “Considering the monsters we might run up against,
our lives might depend on it.”


Santeria and Sorcery was told in multiple pov of the characters who's part of the Special Collection Team. Each of them belong to different nations and all but one were chosen as a punishment of their crime by their leading factions.

Each of these individuals have their own story and we get to learn their past and the jobs that they were assigned to. Mostly I felt for each of these characters because they were punished due to the relations they had and for me it wasn't really fair for them. Now, they have to endure till they paid for their punishments.

While at the beginning they were distrustful of each other somewhere along the plot, they seemed to grow closer if not as friends who needs to work together in order to solve the investigation that they were assigned to.

This is definitely for a mature audience (I missed that part or have forgotten about it) and while I don't mind reading erotica this has a lot for almost each member.

Well, the romance isn't exactly the sweet kind of romance, it's really more on erotica and while like I mentioned that their punishments were because of their relationships, it's mostly heartache.

The ending was a cliffhanger and I would definitely followup this series.

Lola White writes what she
writes, which is erotic fiction. Sometimes horror, sometimes paranormal,
sometimes romance. It’s all sexy, but never predictable because she likes to
twist reality at its edges in her stories. She likes delving into the emotions
of her characters, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and seeing (and
showing) how they get themselves out of whatever trouble has found them—if they

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read, review and share. I appreciate it!