Review: A Magical Shift (Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #1) by Vella Day (DNF)

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A Magical Shift Book Cover A Magical Shift
Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #1
Vella Day
Paranormal Romance - Witches - Shapeshifters
Erotic Reads Publishing
February 19th 2016


Her powerful presence brings him to his knees.
His animalistic ruggedness has her panting for more.

Always forced to keep her powers and identity under wraps, Isadora Berta dreams of a normal life. After encountering the sexy and mysterious Ryerson McKinnon, the up-and-coming Alpha wolf, she realizes her life was never destined for normalcy. With their desire for one another intensifying and the passion between them igniting, Ryerson tries to keep his amped up libido in check.

Easier said than done...

When Izzy's life is threatened, Ryerson vows to protect her, sending their mating ritual into another realm of pleasure and mystique. But can Izzy find real safety when love as magical as theirs can render her powerless?



A Magical Shift is book one in the Weres and Witches of Silver Lake by Vella Day.

I picked this up for free through the retailer. There were some interesting things going on with a stocker and then things happening in town that weren’t normal. 

Unfortunately, the story and characters weren’t pulling me in. I really tried to read this, but kept setting it aside to read something else. My main issue was I wasn’t connecting with the characters. I didn’t feel the attraction or romance between our leads. The words were there, but the feelings weren’t coming through to me.

I eventually just said that’s enough and DNF’d this title at 28%.

Even though A Magical Shift wasn’t the book for me I urge you to give it a shot, especially if the blurb intrigues you. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: A Magical Shift (Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #1) by Vella Day (DNF)

  1. I’m sorry this one didn’t work for you, Angela. Some DNFs aren’t so cut and dried; they just slowly lose your interest.
    Angie @ Ba_BAMB recently posted…5 * Review | Hard Hitter by Sarina BowenMy Profile

    • Yep. I spent several days reading a little then setting it aside. I really wanted this one to work. I’ve seen it around and the cover plus blurb had my interest, but unfortunately it didn’t work. I don’t have to many DNF’s and when I do it’s clear, but this one just took a little longer to come to the DNF pile. Thank you for checking out my review!
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  2. Oh thats too bad. And, yep, sometimes you just have to call it a day. Hopefully the next will be better 😀
    anna @ herding cats & burning soup recently posted…Top 20 (ish) Reads of 2016!!My Profile

    • With all the books I have on my TBR and the ones I really want to read. I decide that if I’m not getting into it, then maybe it’s time to set it aside and move on. Thanks for stoping in and checking out my review!