Jemma Finnegan is determined to seduce her best friend, Griffin Trudeau, after years of pining for him. Their banter is genuine and you can cut the sexual tension in the atmosphere when the two are in the room together. You want them to be together – until the first rotting corpse arrives. Then they kind of have to be together. Jemma doesn’t know this, but she’s a witch and Griffin is her familiar. When they made with the love, it awakened her power and brought a dead voodoo queen knocking on her door. With Jemma’s blood, Bloody Nettie can gain power over the dead. Until she has the blood, she has to make do with a small contingent of zombie assassins. The only way to save the world is for Jemma to “power up.” The best way to do that? A threesome with Griffin and a werewolf familiar named Logan.
There is, of course, a bit of cheesiness whenever Logan is on screen. He’s your stereotypical Alpha male with a god complex. He knows he’s God’s gift to women and he isn’t ashamed to flaunt what he has, especially if it enrages Griffin. His main purpose, I believe, is to spark the plot for a sequel and up the level of man-candy.
Jemma reacts the way I would if a zombie were to shamble into my bedroom. She doesn’t automatically become a warrior woman and slay the evil creature, no, she ponders her sanity and freaks out. One of my favorite freak-out moments is on page 16: “She’d seen enough zombie movies to know that loosely translated, graw meant Hmm, which of your tasty appendages should I snack first?”
I’ve read many excuses for characters to have a threesome, but Jodi Redford is the first to use the fear of a zombie apocalypse as a catalyst for dirty, dirty deeds. This is one of the many reasons I adore That Voodoo You Do, the first in the That Old Black Magic series.
- e-book, digital format
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing
- Book Length: Novella
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1-60928-225-7
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