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.
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.
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 Party. Visit 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!