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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Giveaway and Review: Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc

Author: Deborah Leblanc
Publisher:Leisure Books, September 30, 2008
Genre: Fiction, paranormal mystery, thriller
Paperback 290 pages
Book source: Publicity firm FSB Associates

Synopsis from LeBlanc's website:

Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret.

Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn’t just disappear; they were taken. By something far more dangerous than the ghosts and spirits living in the swamp. Something with very special plans for the children—and for anyone who dares to interfere . . .

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book. It had a paranormal, spooky, scary element, along with the thrilling search for two missing children. This story is set in the swamps of Louisiana and one of the characters has a local dialect when she speaks. This was a little annoying at first, but as I pictured this woman in my mind, I got over that real fast. The dialect complemented the story, and added to the realism of being in the bayou. The descriptions of the thick humid air and the mosquitoes helps put the reader squarely in the swamp as well.

The main character of Dunny is likable and strong. I was really pulling for her because she must risk exposure of her deep dark secret to help find the missing children. This is not easy for Dunny to do, because it will leave her vulnerable. Dunny battles both her personal demons, and supernatural demons in the story. But she is strong and handles it very well.

Overall this was a great quick read. It was very hard for me to put this down at the night. I just wanted to find out what happened next. The story also kept me guessing until the end. I will definitely check out her other books.

My Rating: 95/100


So, would you like a copy of your very own to keep you reading into the night? I bet you do!
I have one copy to give away and here is the scoop:

Giveaway Rules:

* For one entry, leave a comment on this post with your email address

*For an extra entry, post about it on your blog or sidebar.

*U.S. and Canada only (sorry). No P.O. boxes

*Ends midnight, EST Tuesday, September 8th, 2009. Day after Labor Day.

Thank you to Anna from FSB Associates for sending both my review and giveaway copy.

Good Luck Everyone :)


Anonymous said...

You did a great review. I also have this book to review and I have to say that I am half way through it and wasn't going to finish it until I read your review. i also have a problem with the older lady talking, she is very annoying and when I have to read like she is talking it drives me nuts, I literally sigh out loud and get frustrated when I see that she is speaking again in a chapter. But the book was really good other than this. So I am going to try to get past this part of the book and finish this book.. :)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a really good book.

lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

Jennifer said...

This novel is a tad outside the usual genres I read, but your review hooked me. I would love to win a copy of Water Witch! Thank you for not only giving me a chance, but for introducing me to a new author.

Susan said...

Please add me to your list of participants for the drawing :) I have been seeing this book around the blogosphere for sometime, and I really want to read it!

Staci said...

Robin at My Two Blessings also really liked this book. You both have made me more curious about this one!! I would love to win it!

Blodeuedd said...

Great review.
I do wonder how I would cope with the dialect since I am not really acquainted with it. But I am sure I would get over it fast too.

Good luck to all those in the contest

Anonymous said...

I love sppoky thrillers, especially ones set in Louisiana. Please sign me up!
stacybooks at yahoo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book, and I love the Louisiana bayou as a setting. Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

This books looks great. Thanks for sharing it.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, not commenting to enter the draw, just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you at my blog here.

Nise' said...

Sound like a good one. Paranormal is a genre that I am tryin more and more! Thanks.

kalea_kane said...

What a wonderful review. I get thrown by dialect sometimes, but it does seem to add a life to the story. This sounds great. Please include me in your giveaway.



kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway in my blog side bar. :)

I am also setting up a blog post that will be up in a few days that will have it too. Not that I am looking for another entry. Just sharing. :)

Thank you for a great giveaway!


Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a keep you on the edge of your seat book.
theres N

Darlene said...

Fantastic review. I had wanted to read this one when I saw it on your blog before. I'd love to enter and I'll post it in my sidebar as well Jen.
bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Anonymous said...

What a great review....Please count me in. thanks.

karen k

Jennifer said...

I posted your Water Witch Giveaway on the right side of my blog:

carla said...

This books looks great. I would love a chance to win it. Thanks for sharing it.

cjay2 (at) iavalley (dot) edu

Pam said...

Sounds so exciting! Sign me up please!

melacan at hotmail dot com

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.


Fab review!

fredamans said...

blogged giveaway


Gaby317 said...

Great review! I had seen this book around and was wondering if I'd like it. Reading your review has piqued my interest!

Thanks so much
gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog:


Stormi said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for the review.

I would love to enter and I will add your giveaway to my side bar.


Nancye said...

Looks like an interesting book.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

lag123 said...

I love this type book!

Anonymous said...

I included this in a blog post.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I forogto to leave you the link. Sorry!

minishoes1 said...

This usually isn't my type of book,but after reading your review ,I really want to read it! Thanks!

Carol M said...

I enjoy reading any kind of mystery. This one sounds good and she would be a new author for me. Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book to read.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be included in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me in the giveaway, sound like a good read & thank you!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

The Demille's said...

Sounds great! Would love to win!

Kaye said...

Great review! I like it when the author has the ability to really set you right down into the scene.

Sounds like a really good read. Enter me in the drawing, please.


JMom said...

I'd love to read this book!

jmomblogs [at] gmail [dot] com

Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me. Would love to win this one.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to be entered for a chance to win it! Thanks.

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

You did a GREAT REVIEW! I wasn't sure if this was something I'd be interested in, but after reading what you posted, now I am dying to lol This would be right up my spooky alley :)

Thanks for the chance to win, hope everybody has a Safe & Super holiday weekend ~

Ellie Wright said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to read this book. Please include me in the giveaway. Many thanks.


Anonymous said...

I would love a chance to read this book. Great review you did as well!

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

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