Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: Halfway Hunted (Halfway Witchy #3) by Terry Maggert

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for Halfway Hunted, book three 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 and Halfway Bitten, the second book, here!

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hunted-3dAudiobook Title: Halfway Bitten
Author: Terry Maggert
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Publisher: Terry Maggert
Length: 6 hours and 56 minutes (unabridged)
Audio Release Date: Nov. 10, 2016

Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.

A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time.

Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie’s spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.

But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:

  1. Don’t complain about the diner’s waffles.
  2. Don’t break the laws of magic.
  3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf.

Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire’s curse without burning the waffles?

Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.

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Review

Here we go! Book three!

After Halfway Bitten’s cliffhangerish ending leaving the relationship of Carlie and Wulfric completely up in the air and frankly totally heartbroken, I was itching to start Halfway Hunted. I’ve become very interested in the life of Carlie McEwan, which also translates to “I really wish Carlie was a real person because we can totally hang out and she can make me all the breakfast foods she wants.” Honestly, that’s my favorite thing about the Halfway Witchy series. Each book pulls me in more and more, but it’s really like picking up the phone and calling your best friend happens to be a pretty rad witch and lives an adorable town. Okay, let’s be real, I’m totally having life envy when it comes to Carlie.

Okay, let’s be real, I’m totally having life envy when it comes to Carlie. I mean, first, she’s a witch, which has pretty much been my life goal since I knew what the supernatural world was. She’s still in her early twenties, this one comes mostly from my increasing panic of getting closer to my thirties, but she really knows what she wants for herself. She has gumption that I definitely lacked when I was twenty-two and was more focused on the bottle of the whiskey bottle than what I wanted to do or be in my life. Yet, even with that being said, she’s not without fault, though her faults just make her all the more quirky. Really, enough about my girl crush.

With each of these books, Maggert continues compounding this world with more interesting and mysterious villains. Possibilities seriously seem endless to what could go wrong or even come next for our favorite citizens of Halfway. I really loved that while I was looking for some romantic resolution for our girl, the romance wasn’t the main focus of the book. I like that Maggert is able to divvy up time between the different plots pretty equally and still make each detail come full circle. My one complaint is that sometimes certain conflicts go by too quickly, but that could just stem from my bias of wanting more.

As always, Erin Spencer does a phenomenal job narrating. I’ve grown so used to her speech patterns and voices during the Halfway Witchy series that I can clearly hear each character completely separate from each other. My favorite voice is Tammy’s, with her thick accent that really brings the visual forward to such an eccentric character.

Rating: 4 stars

7226905About 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.

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erin-spencerAbout 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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Giveaways

Halfway Bitten Giveaway #1
Halfway Bitten Giveaway #2
Halfway Bitten Giveaway #3

Tour Schedule

Jan. 30: terrilovesbooks (Review)

The Book Junkie (Spotlight)

Jan. 31: Chapter Break (Review & Author Interview)

Feb. 1: Dab of Darkness (Review)

Feb. 2: The Book Junkie (Review & Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 3: Collector of Book Boyfriends (Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 4: The Desert Bibliophile (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 5: Totally Addicted to Reading (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 6: Guilty Indulgence Book Club (Review & Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 7: Que Sera Sara (Review & Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 8: Rolo Polo Book Blog (Spotlight)

Feb. 9: Jorie Loves A Story (Review & Author Interview)

Feb. 10: Mama Reads (Review)

Feb. 11: Lilly’s Book World (Review)

Up Til Dawn Book Blog (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Feb. 12: Book Lover’s Life (Review)

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.

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