"Tides of Time," by Luna Joya
A witchy good girl hiding secrets from her family…
Cami yearns for a regular, ho hum, average life. Or at least as normal as she can get in a family of witches. But she can’t tell her sisters about her violent ex. Or that she broke the first rule of magic to “harm none.” Yet, when her youngest sister asks for help unraveling the death of a 1930’s star abused by loved ones, Cami can’t refuse.
A reformed bad boy who doesn’t know his family’s hidden secrets…
Sam lives for his restaurant and the intrigue of digging into Hollywood history. He avoids the entanglements of relationships since even his own parents didn’t want him. But when the enchanting Cami needs his help to crack an unsolved mystery, he can’t resist. The closer they come to finding the killer, the more they crave each other. But someone is determined to stop them.
Can they solve the mystery before history repeats itself?
Tides of Time by Luna Joya—released by City Owl Press—was one of those reads that kept my hands locked around my e-reader and my butt firmly planted in my chair. This book promises witchy mystery and romance, and it doesn’t disappoint.
The rich world building Joya achieves positively bowled me over. I adored her unique take on magic and the skillful way she portrayed it—and her story—with deft care. I can easily get overwhelmed in paranormal, fantasy, or sci-fi reads when there is an excessive amount of new I have to wrap my readerly brain around. Don’t get me wrong, I clearly live and breathe great world-building, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing, and the authors of those genres tend to get a bit over their own heads sometimes. But Joya didn’t fall victim to that trend. Her words, story, and witchy world were all easy to follow, yet provided a genuinely new take on the topic.
Plus, her subplots? They’re wonderfully gripping and support the main story line effortlessly. I was particularly obsessed with the Sunny Sol mystery. It was so much fun to dive into the life of a starlet circa early 20th century Hollywood, and Joya handled the mystery around her death with finesse.
I would recommend this to any readers who love paranormal romance, magic, and mystery. Joya weaves a tale chocked to the brim with all three and will leave you panting for more!
So, what are you waiting for? Tides of Time is available for pre-order… for one more day! As of tomorrow, August 20th, 2019, it will be ready for your immediate reading pleasure!!
Until next time,