Review: White Magic Woman by: Ju Ephraime


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Newly married, Todd Montgomery was happy with his life. He had a job he loved and a wife he adored, life couldn’t be better. Or so he thought, until he became the obsession of a White Magic Woman. His work as a research scientist took him all over the world, but now stationed on the tiny island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, he had become the night-time plaything of one of the most powerful sorceress on the island.
Simonia was passionately in love with her husband, Todd, and lived for the moments they could spend together, whenever he got a break from his demanding job. But, when on one of his trips home, he could not perform his husbandly duties; Simonia was beside herself. She thought he was cheating on her. Not knowing how to handle such deception, Simonia became very despondent and cold to her husband.
But when Todd came home suddenly and told her he was the object of a sorceress’ obsession and it had gotten so bad, he had to leave his job and return home to seek help. She believed him, especially since the witch had followed him all the way to New South Wales. Todd was helpless to fight the witch, so it was left to Simonia to save her man, and her marriage. Together these two lovers set out on an adventure of a life time, to capture and destroy a powerful witch who was hell bent on destroying their marriage. Will they succeed against the power of evil?...

I received this book to give an honest review. 

I previously got to read another sexual ghost story kind of like this one. And I enjoyed it. With this story it was no different I stayed up later to finish the book as I wanted to know what was going to happen next. This is not your average ghost spooky story, this has a touch of cultural magic to it, which I loved. You are taken into the world of St. Lucia and you are met with Todd who has caught the eye of a island woman who will stop at nothing to keep him to herself sexual. When Todd ends up telling his wife after trying to get rid of this "White Magic Woman" his wife stands beside him which I found to be awesome because that is what a wife or husband should do. Yes of course she was a bit jealous and wondering if he cheated who wouldn't but when she found out the truth she didn't hesitate to help me figure out a plan. I loved how we got a bit of background to his wife's cultural on her mother's side.  
I enjoyed how there was different ways to end the magic this witch had on Todd, and how he did try them even when he didn't believe. 
I enjoyed how the author weaved in the magic, the cultural, the occult's of both the  Aboriginals and St. Lucia. 
Now I would have liked more character building with "Papino" Simonia's grandfather. What exactly did he put Todd through? This was never fully explained. 
I also would have liked the ending to have been better. Don't get me wrong I liked the happy ending but there was never any confirmation that they got the right witch. They never went back to the restaurant just to make sure. I would have liked that in there. 

Besides those two issues I had, the overall story was wonderful. Full of magic, sex,  a love that will stop at nothing. 


About the author:
Ju Ephraime (http://www.juliaeantoine.com/Ju-Ephra...) is the debut author of State of Ecstasy. Her latest novel, Temptation to Sin, was published by ENVISION Business & Computer School, in July 2011. Her next novel, The Man in The Black Top Hat, will be published by ENVISION in November 2011. Her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ENVISION, Books-A-Million, Borders, Amazon UK (England), Flipkart (India), Amazon CA (Canada), Booku (Australia), Amazon JP (Japan) and many other retailers. 
Ju's books have received great reviews from many different sources, including Midwest Book Review and Readers favorite. 
Ju is a member of the RWA, Women's National Book Association, The Red Room, Filedby, and NAME. She earned her graduate degree from Northeastern University. She has a varied background, but for the past 12 years, has settled in the area of higher education. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Goodreads. Ju lives with her family in Connecticut



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