Thursday 30 October 2014

Review ~ Voodoo Romance Boxed Set by Janice Horton.


To celebrate Halloween, Janice Horton is cranking up the fright factor with her Voodoo Romance Series. Keep your eyes peeled for weird, supernatural happenings as the reviews, guest posts and extracts and a giveaway to die for appear on your screens…wooooooooooooo!!

The Voodoo Romance Boxed Set features Amazon bestselling ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ ‘Voodoo Wedding’ and ‘Voodoo Child’ and is exclusive for Kindle worldwide and - during the days of the tour - available to download at the amazing price of just 99p!


Title: Voodoo Romance Boxed Set.
Author: Janice Horton.
Publication Date: May 14, 2014.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US

How Do You Voodoo?

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. In her attempts to get uncursed 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…?

Voodoo Wedding

The voodoo isn't over for Nola! Loved up fashion model Nola and her handsome Haitian fiancĂ© Louis have finally set the date for their wedding. All they need now is a venue and a guest list, but before Nola can have the wedding of her dreams, she has to deal with something old, something new, something borrowed… and something voodoo!

Voodoo Child

In ‘Voodoo Child’, ex-celebrity UK fashion model Nola and her handsome Haitian husband Louis are expecting their first baby. But as one precious life begins another is about to end. Louis’s beloved old Uncle Sid is dying and has declared his last wish is to see Louis and Nola’s new baby baptised on St John’s Eve – the most important event in the voodoo calendar. The voodoo isn't over for Nola or for Louis!

The Voodoo Romance Boxed Set looked like a whole lot of fun and Janice Horton definitely provided that. The boxset combines three Voodoo novellas, How Do You Voodoo?, Voodoo Wedding and Voodoo Child into one and the format worked perfectly, bringing us a refreshingly bonkers read that makes ideal light reading come Halloween time. Though this boxset is fast-paced and a little magical, I was pleasantly surprised to see that with it, we see our main character taken on a journey and her character develops well. Nola is a model who has a lot to learn about life. Soon after we meet her, she’s convinced she’s had a voodoo spell cast on her and with this, chaos ensues. However, in amongst all the madness, we see her grow and it makes the Voodoo Romance Boxed Set an entertaining and uplifting read.

How Do You Voodoo? introduces us to Nola and she’s not all that likeable to begin with. She’s vain and self-obsessed and completely unaware that her outlook on life is about to change. This novella is fast-moving and yet everything unfolds at a great pace – there was a never a dull moment but the development of the plot and Nola’s character wasn’t rushed either. This novella was my favourite of the three and I loved the moment Nola met Louis and how everything began to change for her. Who knew there was more to this model than met the eye? Things between Nola and Louis developed pretty quickly, as was kind of the theme throughout the boxset, but that didn’t really affect how I enjoyed it.

Voodoo Wedding takes us on the exciting path to creating the perfect wedding – if that’s possible with the amount of obstacles Nola and Louis look set to face. Whilst I didn’t enjoy this novella as much as the first one, it was still a lot of fun. I loved meeting Louis’ family – they were weird and a little crazy but really kept the light-hearted feel to the book. I did feel like this was the least magical novel of the three and was expecting more of the actual voodoo rather than just the eccentric beliefs of Louis’ family. I enjoyed the twists here though and was a bit of a sucker for the sweet romance that had built between Nola and Louis.

Voodoo Child was my least favourite of the three but I still liked it. Nola and Louis are just weeks away from the arrival of their first child although this didn’t really feel like the main story here. Louis’ uncle Sid has not long left to live and he wants to see the baby baptised on St John’s Eve. This was the more touching novella of the three I felt but of course we didn’t lose the sense of magic or the eccentricities of the characters. But I thought it was a little bit too predictable and not as fresh and witty as the previous two novellas. I did however love how it ended.

My rating is reflective of my slight disappointment that I didn’t love the second and third novellas as much as the first one. I thought How Do You Voodoo? was brilliant and I didn’t want to stop reading there. I carried on straight away to the next instalment and although I didn’t feel each novella lived up to the expectations set by the one before it, taken as a boxset Janice Horton delivers a few hours of ideal escapism as we join the quirky world of voodoo, which frankly is a lot more fun than real life. You’ll smile, you’ll laugh and you might even be moved a little bit and therefore, I think the Voodoo Romance Boxed Set is well worth losing yourself to.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK


Janice Author BW Janice Horton writes fun modern-day romantic adventure stories. Look out for her Amazon Kindle bestselling ebooks 'Bagpipes & Bullshot' and 'Reaching for the Stars' and her voodoo romance series of novellas ‘How Do You Voodoo? ‘Voodoo Wedding’ and ‘Voodoo Child’ which are now also available as a boxed set. Her bestselling non-fiction title ‘How To Party Online’ has been selected as recommended reading by publishers for authors looking to promote their books online. Janice has had work published in national and international magazines and regional newspapers and she is currently an editor at the innovative and award winning Loveahappyending Lifestyle Magazine where she produces the monthly Bookshelf feature and her quarterly Snap Gap Travel features. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland's 'Write Here Write Now' initiative and the research she did for her celebrity chef novel ‘Reaching for the Stars’ in Michelin-starred kitchens, attracted the attention of an ITV producer and became a television feature. Janice is an avid blogger and she loves to chat on Facebook and Twitter. See her website at She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and an author represented by PR Publicists Hit Lit Pro.

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