Jera’s Jamboree review: How Do You Voodoo? by Janice Horton

How Do You Voodoo? by Janice Horton

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 186 KB

Print Length: 70 pages

Publisher: Thornhill Print (1 Oct 2012)

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language: English


 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.

Nola rejects all rational explanation on what might be causing her lost looks and decides she has to find a way to get uncursed. This imaginative quest takes her from the Caribbean to Glasgow’s own City of the Dead. Along the way, 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…?

How Do You Voodoo? is a novella of approximately 20,000 words.


We meet Nola Nichols as she’s journeying from Barbados to London.  She’s left her polo playing boyfriend behind and is returning after time away from the spotlight to model a new collection for a hot glossy magazine.  Straight away the reader is introduced to Nola’s lifestyle and on the flight home, we get a glimpse of her personality that goes with that lifestyle.  It’s during the flight back that she is cursed and from that moment, nothing is quite as it seems …

As Nola’s beauty fades she’s drawn on a quest with doctor Louis. During this time, opportunities present themselves, which in turn causes a reaction in Nola to look beneath the surface.

The lead characters and those on the periphery are well developed.  The descriptions of the places we visit alongside Nola are well written – it was easy for me to feel as is if I was by her side.  The pace of the novella doesn’t rush us through Nola’s story but unfolds at just the right time.  As well as containing a moral, the reader has the romance between Nola and her doctor (with a couple of will they won’t they clashes).

How Do You Voodoo? is a novella that will entertain you and engage you … perfect for reading on that journey, as a break between full-length novels or when you have a spare couple of hours to yourself.

Buy it and spread the word

The official launch of How Do You Voodoo? is Friday 26th October 2012 although you can purchase a Kindle copy for yourself on Amazon now, retailing at £0.77 .

You are welcome to join in Janice Horton’s The Spellblindingly Fun Blog PartyVisit Janice’s blog  to find out how.  It will be a lot of fun!

I will be welcoming Janice Horton on my blog on Monday 29th October 2012.  Mark that date to check out the fun blog post she has lined up for my readers!

Janice Horton tweets and you can find her on Facebook on her author page.  Janice is also a showcased author with Loveahappyending.


12 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree review: How Do You Voodoo? by Janice Horton

  1. Hi Shaz! I was really excited to see your review of ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ and to find that you enjoyed reading it. It was such a fun book to write and I hope that comes across in the reading!

    Thanks so very much Shaz. I’m really looking forward to being here on the 29th – when I might have a spell of my own to cast!

    Love, Janice xx

    • Yes it does Janice! For me, it was the psychology and the moral that was forefront. Fab that Nola/Nora finds her way 🙂 Look forward to hosting you x

  2. Pingback: Talking Voodoo Spells with @JaniceHorton : Book Launch #lahe | Jera's Jamboree

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