Witches Be Burned - Stacey Kennedy

Witches Be Burned

Artist Stacey Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Paranormal


In Stacey Kennedy’s steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.
Trained as an Elite Guardian and witch, Nexi Jones has lost her family and she’s hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t lose anyone else. At least she has Kyden, her smoldering hot partner who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi thinks she’s done mourning, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Drawn into their dangerous games, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.
Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the black witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock lurking in the shadows. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

Praise for Witches Be Burned
Witches Be Burned has everything I love in paranormal romance: scorching heat, dramatic world-building, heart-wrenching emotion, and sexy heroes!”—Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of Tattered Loyalties

“An intriguing, exciting, and sexy adventure that lures you into its darkness and refuses to let go.”—Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series
“While I do recommend this one for any paranormal romance reader, just about anyone could enjoy this novel.”—Keeper Bookshelf
“If you like paranormal romance/urban fantasy, Witches Be Burned is definitely one to check out.”—Kimber Leigh Writes
“The pace is steady and the plot is well written. This was an enjoyable book with a good cast of characters. Recommended for all fans of paranormal romance and Stacey Kennedy.”—Archaeolibrarian

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


  • 3.5 Stars – rounded

    By glhince
    3.5 Stars – rounded The first I have read in this series, I adore Stacey Kennedy’s ability to tell a story and have me engaged early on. World building, different characters and non-stop action are hallmarks of this title, but I will say that I did find myself at a bit of a disadvantage not having read the first book. Since I can only review what I did read, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and even in the ‘huh’ moments, I was compelled to know what came next. Nexi, the heroine was dynamite in a tiny package! A guardian with magical abilities and a cat familiar named Willow, these two were indefatigable, ready to jump in and mix it up with anyone who posed a threat. Willow also had a smart mouth and a bit of attitude, wholly cat-like (if one is prone to anthropomorphism) and often very funny. Nexi, too, had a great bantering ability, although I didn’t always see her softer side coming out in her interactions with Kyden. Kyden is the hero, a guardian with a sword and the determination and desire to protect Nexi at all costs, he could be fearsome. Until face to face with Willow. Obviously he is NOT a cat person, but they do work out their moments. I felt bad for Kyden through much of the story: it was apparent he would go to great lengths for Nexi, and that he really wanted her for his own. She just wasn’t as demonstrative or affectionate and their romance felt very one-sided to me. Action and danger wise – this story was jam packed and loaded: from huge battles to small mysteries and threats, there wasn’t much downtime for our H/h to have some steamy quiet time – but they did manage some of that too, and in typical Kennedy style those moments were steamy. There are some points where the story does drag, some of the action gets long and conversations about feelings and the relationship between Nexi and Kyden were frustrating due to Nexi’s perseveration, but most of the story flowed well and smoothly forward. I think that if I had read the first book in this series, would have liked this story much more, but as it stands, this is a good story with plenty to recommend, but only if you have read and enjoyed Werewolves Be Damned. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.