BEFORE THE WITCHES by Karina Cooper
Before the Witches by Karina Cooper
Dark Mission, Prequel
Reviewed by Miranda
Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Zhuvova thought she was coming to America to escape the people that cast her out because of her uniqueness. Instead she finds herself a sex slave; used and abused by many. Katya has a plan to get her and the other girls away from their evil captors. Detective Nigel Ferris has been undercover trying to bring down the largest prostitution ring in Washington. He needs the help of one of the victims and thinks Katya is a perfect informant. However, all rational thought goes away when Nigel is alone with Katya. His attraction is fierce but there’s more he wants to protect her. Before either can make any decisions the world turns upside down literally. It seems the end of days are upon them if they hope to survive they must act swiftly. Fire, brimstone, and floods rush towards the couple. Will they make it out of Seattle alive?
Find out what happened Before the Witches in Karina Cooper’s fascinating new novella. The intriguing title is an attention getter and then you get to page one and become invested in Katya immediately. Katya’s strong will and huge heart make it easy to become attached to these wounded characters. Nigel is the perfect hero and match for Katya. A hardworking father who only wants the best for his daughter; he strives to bring down the most evil of criminals. Nigel and Katya have instant chemistry not just sexual there’s more to it. As their eyes meet it’s as if they know their lives have just changed and the rest of their lives are dependent on this new person. As if these two didn’t have enough problems trying to bring down a prostitution ring, their world begins falling apart. The disaster scenes, which were brilliantly written by Ms. Cooper, are fantastically intense. I felt as if I was perched on the edge of a trembling building holding on for dear life along with these characters. I could see the ash falling around them and feel the horrifying emotions that passed through these characters as they realized what was happening. If you like dramatic, highly intense, passionate novels Before the Witches is for you! Before the Witches is a pulse-pounding, breath-stealing nonpareil feat! I’ll be impatiently waiting for the next story in this incredible series!