Wednesday 31 October 2012

How do you Voodoo by Janice Horton

When I was sent How Do you Voodoo to review I was very nervous about reading this and had it not been written by Janice I probably would have overlooked it but I have really enjoyed the authors previous books so I decided to give it a try.

Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most important photo shoot of her career.Nola rejects all rational explanation on what might be causing her lost looks and decides she has to find a way to get uncursed. 

This imaginative quest takes her from the Caribbean to Glasgow’s own City of the Dead. Along the way, she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, involved in a voodoo ritual, reveals one or two unrests in her own past and falls madly in love with a doctor. Erm, that would be a witch doctor, right…?

I do not usually read books about curses and dark magic but I trusted Janice and it seemed appropriate to read at this time of year with all these mini witches and pumpkins knocking on my door expecting me to share my sweets!

At just a mere 20,000 Words this was a perfect little read for me which came along at the right time as I had just finished a long in-depth emotional read and could do with something short and light hearted and that is exactly what I got with How Do you Voodoo. Our main character Nola is a very self-centred character so not one that we warm to but she plays the perfect roll.

For a short story it didn’t feel rushed and yet we are thrown straight into the storyline without having to wait for a big build up to the storyline.There is a romance storyline weaved into this book which was a big plus for me who is ever the romantic, and you never quite know if the two characters who are from completely different backgrounds would finally get it together.

If you are looking for something light hearted that can make you laugh and is fitting with tonight spooky feel then this is worth clicking for your kindle especially at the great price.



  1. Hi Rea - I'm sorry to have made you nervous but you were right to suspect that this fun story wasn't going to be heavy on the black magic!

    I had great fun writing this novella and I hope that comes across in the reading. Its a story with a message rather than a spook and could be read anytime of year really - but with it's central scene set in Glasgow's spooky Necropolis or 'City of the Dead' - it's very suited for Halloween!

    Thanks for being brave and taking the time to read and review How Do You Voodoo? Rea!

    Love, Janice xx

  2. Yay! Another FAB review! Well done, Janice! Rae, ask THEM to share their sweets! That'll stop them in their tracks. :) xx

  3. It was such a fun read Janice, so very different from anyting I'd read recently! And agree with you Rea, PERFECT for Halloween although it's a romance that could be read any time of the year!

  4. Thanks Sheryl and Linn - and happy Halloween!
    Janice xx

  5. You are right ladies can be read anytime of year xXx