#BookoftheMonth - The Trouble with Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks #1) by Lacey Weatherford
The Trouble with Spells is the first book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, and we start with a prologue of two years ago, when Vance first set eyes on Portia. He finds out she is the daughter he has been warned to stay away from, and so he does.
Skip forward two years, and Portia is near her 16th birthday. On her birthday, she gets more than she bargained for, and finds out she is from a long line of witches and warlocks. Not only that, but she already has an amazing amount of control over her powers. Throw in a soul mate, a big bad, and you're on the way.
Now, this story has an amazing amount of Insta-Love, which I usually don't like too much. I prefer the slow burners. However, it seems to work in this story. Perhaps because Portia deals amazingly well with what is thrown at her. I was worried she would be a whiny character, but she isn't. Her and Vance do make an exceedingly cute couple.
I thought this story was well written, and a delight to read. If you like insta-love, and young-adult paranormal, then I would definitely recommend this one. Plus you can get book 2 free if you sign up for her newsletter!
Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.
It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.
Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.
When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.
Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!