Blog Tour- To Snare a Witch by Jay Raven

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Thank you to Jill at Books N All for Welcoming me on this tour

5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty,  intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.

What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…

My Thoughts

This story may contain triggers for rape and domestic abuse

This book made me SO ANGRY!! which, you would think would make me hate it… But, as I always say, if a book can instill such strong emotion of any sort (as long as it is not due to horrible writing, or vague plot points), then it is a worthy read! With this story is was because of the character of Sir Henry Cruttendon who brought such rage out that I couldn’t stop reading in the hopes that he would get his due. I read as the despair of Elizabeth and Jack poured onto that page, and just HOPED that they would get their revenge!

It was a tough book to read because it involved the humiliation of a strong, beautiful woman at the hands of a man to save her beloved, causing this book to represent the weakness of women in this day. Men had all the power, and they knew how to use it, even without flashing their money around. Their influence was enough to have others cowering. There is no one to stand up for you if he sets his sights on you, and there is no standing up for someone else, as a woman, without giving them what they want.

The characters of Matthew and Thomas were the biggest mystery to me. How do you go from being a penniless actor, to causing the accusations of innocent people for money?? The tortures and pain they inflicted… I get that times were hard for them, but there has to be some blight on their soul to cause them to turn to something so evil for profit and to feel nothing about it! Is it the fact that they weren’t doing the killing themselves that made them feel they weren’t entirely in the wrong?? I wish there was a little more about them, as I felt that the story could have almost been told without them being a part of it.

….All I can say is, that ending. Wow. I just feel like I wouldn’t have seen that coming. I would highly recommend it, for sure!

It’s just a novella,so short and so worth your time, really, and I highly recommend it!

Buy it HERE Now!!

Amazon U.S

Amazon Canada

Amazon U.K

 

Crimson Siege Author

Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men.

He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

Website  /  FaceBook  /  Twitter @jayravenauthor

To Snare a Witch is Best Served with

a Salem Witch Cocktail

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It looks like there’s a Tornado coming out of my glass! ….or maybe it’s just me. (or the witch!)

I found this wonderful recipe on All Recipes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Fill a collins glass with ice
  2. Pour in the vodka, raspberry schnapps, melon liqueur, and splash of lime juice.
  3. Pour in the sour mix until the glass is 2/3 full and top off the glass with the soda water.
  4. Stir gently to mix, then add a splash of grenadine to serve.
  5. CHEERS!!!

35 thoughts on “Blog Tour- To Snare a Witch by Jay Raven

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  1. I love it when a book (or a movie whatever has your preference) invokes a very powerful emotion…with of course anger being one of the strongest ones. It really shone through in your review which only made it even more powerful than it already was. Do remember the wise words of Master Yoda however: Anger leads to hate….and hate leads to suffering…..😊 Great post! (and now pressing send and wondering if this comment is going to be sent straight to spam 😂).

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    1. 😂😂😂 Well, the only suffering that this hate was going to cause was me suffering if the story didn’t have an ending I liked and I wound up throwing my phone across the room in my rage. 😂😂 Luckily, my phane and my heart are intact and the only rage I feel now is towards the new book that I’ve started which is driving me mental. 😜

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  2. I’m with you about a book that stirs strong emotions is a great read. I think I’d be eager to see Sir Henry get his due too. (And you’re right, the challenges faced by women and the tactics haven’t changed much in 300 years. At least it’s mostly against the law now.) Thanks for the recommendation, Nicole, and congrats to Jay on what sounds like an awesome read. 🙂 .

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    1. I really hope that people check this one out!! It was short, so not a huge time sink, and it was really well done!! I’m definitely enjoying Jay’s writing style so far!! 👍I hope I can get in on any other blog tours he has! 😀

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      1. Ha ha!! Well, this one is a great choice! Super cheap, and short so, you can probably have it read in an hour or two!
        I hear you on being doomed. My TBR is aver 900 books long… And all of my books aren’t even on the list. 😕 Plus I’m always adding more every day because of all the wonderful blogs that I follow! (I can’t wait to get to your new book, by the way! 😀)

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