Title: Witch’s Jewel
Synopsis: A sorcerous jewel. A mysterious uncle. Can a barista keep her magical heirloom safe from murderous crooks?
Kit Melbourne longs to quit her brother’s coffee shop to pursue her artistic dreams. And despite the temptation to sell the sought-after enchanted gem she inherited from her uncle, she promises her family to protect it at all costs. But when her brother’s tea-leaf reading predicts her imminent death, she’s terrified to discover those who want it will kill to make it theirs.
Forced to dig into her late relative’s murky past, Kit is doubly shocked when she learns the artifact’s mighty power cannot be transferred unless its caretaker is dead. But despite her command of karate and fierce vampiric allies, her attackers show no sign of giving up their relentless lethal pursuit.
Has Kit’s vow not to sell sealed her doom?
Witch’s Jewel is the first book in the engrossing Kit Melbourne urban fantasy series. If you like strong female leads, high-stakes action, and nail-biting plots, you’ll love Kater Cheek’s enthralling tale.
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Witch’s Jewel is the first book in the Kit Melbourne series. A fast-paced urban fantasy, Witch’s Jewel is the story of Kit, a young woman who has inherited a magical bindi from her uncle. This enchanted jewel allows the wearer to see all things paranormal – witches, vampires, were-creatures, spells, enchantments, and more. Of course, a powerful object like that is highly coveted, and, as Kit soon learns, some people will stop at nothing for the power of the witch’s jewel.
The plot begins with a foreboding prophesy that sets the tone for the rest of the story. Kit knows her life is in danger, and she is determined to uncover who wants to harm her. Luckily, she has her skill in martial arts as well as her loyal brother and best friend to help her survive the prophecy.
The character development in this story is fantastic. Kit is a complex and dynamic protagonist who remains fierce and undaunted by adversity. I love her toughness and determination. Down on her luck and in need of money, Kit thinks about conducting some devious business. Her morally grey actions, as well as her sometimes selfish attitude, contribute to her realistic and complex personality.
Other characters in the story are as well developed as Kit. Her brother James, her best friend, her roommate, even her deceased uncle are well-rounded, dynamically developed, and interesting characters. The variety of paranormal beings are vividly constructed as well. Plus the story includes a friends-to-lovers romance which I loved! I’m a sucker for romance, and the relationship that develops throughout the story is fabulous!
The plot is as well developed and complex as the characters. The main story centers around Kit trying to stave off the predators after her inheritance. However, the plot also delves into complicated family relationships, budding romances, money problems, and learning to adapt to a whole new world of supernatural people.
This is a wonderful start to what promises to be an epic urban fantasy series. Thanks so much to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- Kit. She is a fabulous protagonist, and I can’t wait to read more of her story.
- The mystery. Who is trying to harm Kit?
- The romance, of course! I love a good romance, and this one is sweet and sexy.
Readers who like urban fantasy with a strong and independent protagonist and an interesting plot-line will love Witch’s Jewel!