Welcome to my blog tour stop for Halfway Bitten, book two of the Halfway Witchy series, by Terry Maggert narrated by Erin Spencer. You can see the rest of the blog tour, plus giveaways, below! You can also find my review of Halfway Dead, the first book of the series, here!
Audiobook Title: Halfway Bitten (Halfway Witchy 2)
Author: Terry Maggert
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Publisher: Terry Maggert
Length: 7 hours and 18 minutes (unabridged)
Audio Release Date: May 23, 2016
The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird. When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table- or grill, as the case may be. When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare. Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after. With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.
After Halfway Dead‘s great introduction into the life of Carlie McEwan and the town of Halfway, I was really excited to delve deeper into this series. I actually ended up liking Halfway Bitten a little bit more than the first book thanks to my familiarity with the characters. With Maggert’s casual way of writing Carlie’s voice, listening to this audiobook is really similar to listening to a best friend tell you about their day. It also helps that Erin Spencer’s voice will forever be Carlie’s to me now, you can’t convince me otherwise. Erin does a great job differentiating each character. I can’t get enough of the voice she gives for Gran, she just sounds so kind and warm.
I was super happy about seeing more of Gran’s magic this time around. She’s such a pleasant character who makes me giggle and wish my grandmother had been a badass witch. I just love the way she seems to be able to read Carlie’s mind without much of a second glance. Now that I think about it, maybe I don’t wish my grandmother had been a badass witch.
The plot of the circus coming to Halfway was interesting and not really something I was expecting. While I knew that the big baddie how to be involved with the circus, I was enthralled with each piece of information that led to the discovery, even when there was a twist at the end.
While I love me a good romance, I did enjoy that while the romance of Wulfric and Carlie is very much alive, it wasn’t really the main focus. Clearly, Carlie loves her half vampire Viking, honestly, who wouldn’t? But, she’s strong enough to know that she can handle danger and function just fine without him. You have to love a strong, independent witch.
The ending of the book still has me reeling. It’s on to book three for me!
Rating: 4 stars
About the Author
Born in 1968, I discovered fishing shortly after walking, a boon, considering I lived in South Florida. After a brief move to Kentucky, my family trekked back to the Sunshine State. I had the good fortune to attend high school in idyllic upstate New York, where I learned about a mythical substance known as “Seasons”. After two or three failed attempts at college, I bought a bar. That was fun because I love beer, but, then, I eventually met someone smarter than me (a common event), and, in this case, she married me and convinced me to go back to school–which I did, with enthusiasm. I earned a Master’s Degree in History and rediscovered my love for writing. My novels explore dark fantasy, immortality, and the nature of love as we know it. I live near Nashville, Tennessee, with the aforementioned wife, son, and herd, and, when I’m not writing, I teach history, grow wildly enthusiastic tomato plants, and restore my 1967 Mustang.
About the Narrator
Erin loves audiobooks! As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents! She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category. She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more. She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.
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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Terry Maggert. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.