Witchlock by Dianna Love -Review, Interview & Giveaway

Witchlock by Dianna Love -Review, Interview & Giveaway

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Witchlock
Belador #6
by Dianna Love
Release Date:July 7, 2015
Genre: adult, paranormal, fantasy

 

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Description:
The Beladors are back in WITCHLOCK, Book 6 of the bestselling urban fantasy series by New York Times bestseller Dianna Love.

Witchlock vanished in the 13th century… or did it?
Some win. Some lose. And some will never be the same again.

After finally earning her place among the Beladors, Evalle is navigating the ups and downs of her new life with Storm when she’s sucked into a power play between her Belador tribe and the Medb coven. Both groups claim possession of the Alterants-turned-gryphons, especially Evalle, the gryphon leader. But an influx of demons and dark witches into Atlanta threatens to unleash war between covens, pitting allies against each other as a legendary majik known as Witchlock invades the city and attacks powerful beings. Evalle has one hope for stopping the invasion, but the cost may be her sanity and having to choose which friend to save.



Review:
Witchlock by Dianna Love is the 6th book in her wonderful urban fantasy Beladors series. Those of you who have read my reviews know that I am a big fan of this series, and it’s heroine Evalle. Dianna Love, who is a master at writing romance suspense thrillers, once again gives us another sensational new story, with most of our favorites, Evalle, Storm, Tzader, Quinn and my wonderful Feenix. Thank you, Dianna for giving me more of Feenix. 🙂

In Witchlock, one of our regulars, Adrianna, steps up to the plate playing a major part of this story, and escalates herself to be one of Evalle’s group, and an ultra powerful ally. I really loved Adrianna in this book. Make no mistake though, as much as we love the secondary characters, the Beladors series belongs to one of the best kick-ass heroines, Evalle. I have always loved Evalle from the start of this series, and she just continues to get better, especially now that she has the love of her life, Storm.

Evalle is tough, powerful, loyal and totally independent, not to mention always having to prove herself to the gods.  Because she will never cease to fight for her friends, and responsibilities,her relationship with Storm becomes strained at times, due to his wanting to always protect her and keep her from harm, which does not sit well with Evalle. It was fun to watch them try to solve this issue, while all hell was breaking loose around them.

Witchlock continues with both the Beladors (Macha is their goddess), and the Medb coven (lead by the recently revived goddess, Maeve) fighting for control of the Alterants, who are lead by Evalle. The Alterants currently are part of Belador, but Medb wants them, as well as Evalle. While this fight goes on, with Evalle in the middle, the crux of this story belongs to a powerful witch, who has been secretly absorbing powers from other powerful witches. Many many years ago, Witchlock, the ultimate power, disappeared, as the witch who had that power died. That witches coven has been grooming a young witch, Veronika since she was a child, to be able to take on this power and become the most powerful of them all.

Since I do not want to give any spoilers, what follows is an exciting pulse pounding thriller that has Evalle working with Adrianna and others to stop this witch or everyone will die. At every turn, it begins to look hopeless, as Veronika is already an unstoppable force. The last half of the book was a nail biter, which had me unable to put this book down until I reached the end.  

If you have not started this series, and enjoy urban fantasy, a fantastic heroine, fun exciting stories, a beautiful romance that keeps building, great secondary characters….then I ask you, why have you not started the Beladors series? I love Dianna Love’s writing, her wonderful imagination, and her ability to grab us from the start of each book she writes, and keeps us there until the end… Everytime. Witchlock was a wonderful exciting and fun read, and Dianna once again justifies why her last name ends with Love 🙂 .   Please give yourself the enjoyment of reading this series.

Reviewed by Barb

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Interview-RED

Hi Dianna. Thank you for taking the time to visit us again at The Reading Cafe, and to give us an update on your new release, Witchlock as well as what else you may have upcoming in 2015 or early 2016.

Dianna:  I’m thrilled to be back at The Reading Café. I love this site and all the great books and interviews you share with readers!   

TRC: On July 7th, you will be releasing Witchlock, which is the 6th book of your wonderful Belador series. Can you please tell us the premise of this series, for those who may not have read it?

Dianna:  Beladors are descendants of an ancient race of Celtic warriors, and are governed by the goddess Macha. Beladors look human, so present-day Beladors live among humans all over the world. Many of them are part of VIPER, a coalition of powerful beings who protect the world from supernatural predators. The series is primarily set in Atlanta, Georgia.    

TRC:  Witchlock is your next book in the Belador series, which is expected to be released on July 7th. Can you give us a brief description of this book?

Dianna: 
Witchlock vanished in the 13th century… or did it?

Some win. Some lose. And some will never be the same again.

After finally earning her place among the Beladors, Evalle is navigating the ups and downs of her new life with Storm when she’s sucked into a power play between her Belador tribe and the Medb coven. Both groups claim possession of the Alterants-turned-gryphons, especially Evalle, the gryphon leader. But an influx of demons and dark witches into Atlanta threatens to unleash war between covens, pitting allies against each other as a legendary majik known as Witchlock invades the city and attacks powerful beings. Evalle has one hope for stopping the invasion, but the cost may be her sanity and having to choose which friend to save.

TRC:  How many books are you planning for your Beladors series? Hopefully many many more.

Dianna:  LOL, yes, I do plan many more and thank you for reading them. 🙂 I can’t give you an exact number, but we’re in the early stages of the series arcs. We had one major arc complete at the end of RISE OF THE GRYPHON and the next one has already begun, with big things in store for the main characters. I don’t believe in continuing to put books out when it’s clear the series should have wrapped up so I’ll just say that when it’s time, I’ll let everyone know. 🙂 

TRC:  What is it like to have created, and continue to write such a fantastic heroine in Evalle? How hard is it to keep Evalle being as great as she is? 

Dianna:  I just love Evalle. She has come from the most horrific background and was treated as an outcast among her own people for so long that it’s such a joy to watch how she evolves, which is one of the things that makes me want to write these stories. I’m flattered at the response to this character. As for continuing to develop her – she’s got a lot of things yet to learn about herself and the world, so it’s like opening up a new petal on a flower every time I work on her. Writing is hard, but not nearly as difficult when it’s a character who constantly tugs on my heartstrings. Plus, she’s with Storm, so I also get plenty of Storm time. ;0)  

TRC:  What’s coming next for your Slye Temp series? 

Dianna:  Speaking of ending a series – the last official Slye Temp novel, FATAL PROMISE, will be released summer 2016. That one is Sabrina and Gage’s story. It will conclude the major Czarion arc that has connected the entire series. But … the HAMR Brotherhood romantic suspense series will launch and include characters from Slye Temp. Those who read KISS THE ENEMY met Marguax, Logan and Logan’s HAMR Brotherhood team.

Logan and Margaux were on stage again, helping Tanner during DECEPTIVE TREASURES, and they’ll be around during the last Slye Temp book, too, then you’ll see more of them and the other Slye Temp characters as the HAMR Brotherhood books take off..    

                    TRC:  I cannot wait for Sabrina’s story. I so look forward to this.  I am also thrilled about your new series featuring Logan’s team. I loved their story.

TRC:  What are you currently working on now? Also, would you like to share with us what you may have upcoming in 2015 or early 2016.  

Dianna:  I am so excited to share that Tristan (character in the Belador series) will have a novella this winter (his story is just starting to unfold so we’ll see more of him in the upcoming stories, too), because I couldn’t fit him into WITCHLOCK without distracting from the main story that had to be told. The next full-length Belador novel, ROGUE BELADOR, will be out April 2016, and I’ve got other books brewing, but I want to be sure of the schedule before I share all that.  

TRC:  Would you like to add anything else?

Dianna:  I have so many surprises in WITCHLOCK. I’m as anxious to get that book to readers as–they keep telling me–they are to receive it. I really appreciate the huge support readers have given this series, which keeps me excited to spend more time in the cave on new novels.  

             TRC:  I absolutely loved Adrianna in this book. 

TRC:  Thank you, Dianna for giving us an update on what we can look forward to in 2015/2016, and we wish you the best with Witchlock

Dianna:  Thank YOU, Barb for sharing so much with readers and supporting authors every day.



About The Author

Dianna Love

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love once dangled over a hundred feet in the air to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. Now she focuses her energetic muse on storytelling. The first book she wrote won a RITA® Award and sold out in six weeks. She writes high-octane romantic thrillers and urban fantasy. STOLEN VENGEANCE, book 6 in the sexy, fast-paced Slye Temp romantic suspense series released March 2015, and WITCHLOCK, book 6 in the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series will be out July 7th.
When not in the writing cave, Dianna loves touring the country on her BMW motorcycle. She lives in the Atlanta, GA area with her motorcycle-instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater critters.

Connect with Dianna on facebook at Dianna Love Fan Page or sign up for the crazy fun on her Dianna Love Street Team

Excerpts of all her books are at AuthorDiannaLove.com.

You can learn more about Dianna at the following links:
Facebook (Fan page)  / Dianna’s Street Team / Website / Twitter

 

 

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Dianna Love is graciously offering an ebook of WITCHLOCK and a set of signed Belador Keeper Kase Cards to ONE (1) lucky commenter at The Reading Cafe

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46 thoughts on “Witchlock by Dianna Love -Review, Interview & Giveaway

  1. Terrific review, Barb. I cannot wait to read this book. Great series. Wonderful interview, and I am even more excited to hear what is upcoming. Thank you, Dianna.

    • Ah, thank you, Bran. I”m very excited to get this one out to everyone. I had a blast writing it (when the characters would act right, which isn’t often with that bunch!). So nice of you to stop by today!

    • Hi Eni and you’re welcome! Thank YOU for reading my books. 🙂 Even though I spend months stressed out writing them (thank goodness for an understanding husband!), but I love what I do and can’t wait to get it to everyone as soon as I can. 🙂 Thanks for visiting today.

  2. Wonderful review and interview. Congratulations Dianna on the new release. Sounds like a great series.

    Please enter me into the giveaway

    • Wow, how nice of you to try my series, T Whitmire! Kudos to Barb for always doing such a super job with the interview (she and my asst Cassondra get high fives for what they do with my scrambled up typing). Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. I’m in!! Barb had to give me “log in 101” – lol, but I made it. Thank YOU Barb for an amazing review. I’m always saying to write a detailed review without giving away spoilers is a gift and you’ve got it. I’m so happy to return to the TRC playground again. 🙂 Thanks for having me.

  4. Great review Barb. Congratulations Dianna on the new release. Sounds like an intriguing series. Can each book be read as a stand alone or should they series be read in order to understand what has been happening or is happening?

    • Alicia, very good question. You really need to start from the beginning to learn about the Beladors, and how Evalle comes into play. She evolves so much in each book. The Evalle you meet in Witchlock, is not the same Evalle when you first met her. Start with the first book Blood Trinity.

    • Hi Alicia and thanks for that question. It’s an ongoing series with the same characters, and that means there’s a continuing story arc and threads. For that reason, I always suggest starting at book 1 – Blood Trinity – and the good news? The publisher put Blood Trinity (ebook) on sale this week only for 99cents. Demon Storm (book 5) is also on sale for $2.99. The reader order is:
      Blood Trinity
      Alterant
      The Curse
      Rise Of The Gryphon
      Demon Storm
      Witchlock (July 7, 2015)
      Rogue Belador (April 2016)

      Thanks again for asking and for stopping by. 🙂

    • Hi Fran – Thanks for giving the Beladors a try. I forgot to mention earlier that the publisher put book 1, Blood Trinity (ebook), on sale this week only for 99cent. So you can test drive for a deal. 🙂 Thanks for visiting today.

  5. Barb. Great review again. You are amazing! I can’t wait to read the next
    Installlment in the Bellador series. Evalle and Storm are so wonderful together. Every book is one you just can’t put down. Thank you Diana!

    • Thank you for all your support, SisterSher!! I did have fun with Feenix in this one. He’s just a mess no matter what and keeps me smiling all the time while writing. 🙂 Thanks for visiting here.

  6. Very nice review Barb and thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Congratulations to Dianna on the new release. Sounds like a great series and book.

  7. This series is soooo good! Really looking forward to reading Witchlock!

    Thanks so much!
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