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Betrayed.

Not just by our allies, but by the dark goddess who sent me on this doomed mission in the first place.

Now, my monsters and I are prisoners of the dark fae warlord, pawns in his endless war games.

But nothing in Midnight is ever what it seems.

Not the warlord. Not our enemies. And not the vile magick humming beneath the surface, calling to me in ways I’m ashamed to admit to anyone....

Anyone but him.

For all his cruelty, my enemy might be the only man who truly understands the darkness inside me.

Because deep down, he craves it as badly as I do.

And that — more than the deadly creatures of the realm, more than the thought of losing the monsters I’m already falling in love with —terrifies me.

Because the longer I remain a prisoner of Midnight, the more I’m starting to feel like it isn’t a prison at all…but a home.

One that might actually be worth fighting for.

BLOOD AND MALICE is the second book in The Witch’s Monsters series, a steamy paranormal and dark fantasy romance featuring a sassy, badass witch and the fiercely protective monsters who’ll destroy anyone who touches her. Expect sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance, damaged guys who hate everyone but their witch, and plenty of dark, supernatural thrills!

©2021 Sarah Piper (P)2021 Sarah Piper

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Holly Molly

okay I really didn't not see all of that happening. Like what even happened and I guess if you want to know, your just going to have to continue the series to find out.

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So good!!

I can't wait for book 3 to come out! I love Haley as a strong, independent FMC!! This story itself is great and has the twists and turns to keep me guessing with what will be next. However, I love how this RH isn't the normal, you know all the men right away and once they have sex once its crazy alpha in love. She is truly fighting to build a relationship with each in a different way. I HATE the sad wait for one of them but have a feeling it will be worth it in the end. It's just such a different take on RH and men gathering lol 😆 Also the sex... top knotch... yes.. you won't be mad!

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Blood and Malice is so good

The Witch's Monsters series just keeps surprising me! The plot has thickened and it's hard to tell what way this story is going to go. The definite line between good and bad is disappearing and it is hard to tell who is to be trusted and the motivations they have behind their decisions. It's all so exciting and the story just keeps developing in amazing ways to keep you wondering what will happen next.

Even though the storyline itself keeps you on edge, Haley does not. She is the one character that I can rely on to remain herself no matter what happens. Even being in a new realm unknown to her among people that could cause her possible harm, she remains strong and capable, using her wits and determination to keep those she cares for protected. Her connection to Midnight is something I want to see more of, especially once she has free rein of her power. I think it's going to be a beautiful sight to see everything that she can do when she and the land combine. I want to see her work with the darkness instead of wondering if the pull of it will cause her to turn into something she doesn't want for herself. "Evil isn't a bloodline...it's a choice you make."

What I loved about this book in comparison to the previous book is that each guy had their own moment with Haley. Not everything was steamy but there were moments of just pure connection and understanding between each of them. If you were missing your dose of Hudson before, you'll be relieved to know he finally gets more time with Haley in this book. His moment was probably one of my favorite scenes while reading. As for Jax, you really see the foundation and building up of trust between him and Haley. The great thing about these two is that they push and pull each other. It isn't just Jax pushing Haley past her comfort zone to better herself. She does the same for him in a positive way that allows him to work towards accepting himself as he is. Elias is still...Elias. He's got a lot of issues to work through but I have a feeling he and Haley are going to work everything out soon. There is still that undeniable bond between them and so much love that they won't fully admit to. However, after that cliffhanger, I think everything is going to come to a head with them. I'm hoping for a confession time from Haley on the extent that his abandonment affected her. I think if he is told all the details it may flip a switch in him to work harder to sober on up, buttercup.

Keradoc is a character that I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about at first. The mystery behind his real identity behind the glamor is a fun one to try and decipher. There are so many clues thrown at you during the chapters with his point of view that I'm eager to find out the exact details to go along with his past. Beyond who he really is, I never expected to see such a different side to him so quickly, but I liked seeing beyond the hard, cold mask he hid behind to appear as a strong leader. In Midnight, one show of weakness can be your downfall. I know he's technically the baddie as of right now, but I'm all for seeing more from him. He seemed to connect to Haley easier than I thought he would. There's definitely something there, and I can't wait to find out exactly what it is.

You find that a common occurrence in this book is that past decisions and secrets rear their heads big time, affecting the relationships between the characters, some for the better, some for the worse. Sooner or later everything is going to be revealed and out in the open. Hopefully everyone will be able to get over any betrayal or decisions that were made to initially help out the other but had consequences that weren't intentional. Blood before roses. How far will that pact take them?

The Narrators did such an outstanding job telling the story. they brought the characters to life in every aspect i was hoping for. i could not stop listening to this story. i highly recommended for everyone to check out this series.

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Dark, Action Packed & Entertaining

This story just keeps getting better and better! Haley and her monsters are trapped in Midnight by Keradoc. This fast paced, steamy, dark fantasy romance was an entertaining and thrilling story to listen to on audio. Sarah Piper writes captivating story filled with witty, sexy banter, action filled twists and turns, and some steamy scenes that will leave you panting for more. There are so many new layers to that develop in this story and and the cliffhanger is shocking. I loved this on audio! Mackenzie,Jason, Teddy, and Aaron are phenomenal in their performances of Haley, Hudson, Elian/Keradoc, and Jax. They brought this story to life. Teddy as both Elian and Keradoc was incredible. Both characters are tortured souls and long for Haley’s affection, Teddy captured them wonderfully. I can’t wait for the next book and find out what happens next.

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Completely spellbinding!

The Witch’s Monsters series has me completely spellbound! Blood & Malice, book two in the series, was the perfect continuation with yet another exciting and suspenseful ending. The story jumps right in and takes us back to the castle of Keradoc, the Warlord of Midnight, who is holding Haley Barnes captive. I fell even deeper for Haley’s men as they try to rescue their favorite blood witch. Hudson, Jax and Elian will stop at nothing to get her back. Their love for her is intense and their bonds grow even stronger. Keradoc himself is a bit of a mystery and we see glimpses of another side to him. Even Haley softens to him a bit. I couldn’t stop listening as the suspense continued to build, not only as they sought to rescue her and carried out Keradoc’s demands but also as more hidden truths about each of them were uncovered. Haley reveals a truth of her own that sets her on an uncertain path.

Not only is there plenty of suspense throughout, there is also plenty of heart, humor and a whole lot of steam. Make that scorching hot steam! Haley’s connections with Jax and Hudson are not just physical and intense, they make her feel stronger and braver too. Her long ago love of Elian is always simmering under the surface and I keep waiting for the moment when they give into those feelings that have never died. Haley is fierce, smart, powerful, passionate and a force to be reckoned with! No wonder these powerful monsters and men are so drawn to her.

The narration is fantastic all around, too! Mackenzie Cartwright, Aaron Shedlock, Jason Clarke and Teddy Hamilton are perfect in their roles and help draw you in to all of the action, suspense, tension and steam. I can’t write a review of a Sarah Piper book without saying that I love her writing. I also love her amazing characters and the way this incredible cast brings them to thrilling life.

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This series just keeps getting better!!

The adventure continues, and Sarah Piper isn’t joking with the plot twists. I’m not sure where this series is taking me, but I am here for the ride! This series has love, hate, betrayal, trust, witty banter, mistrust, lust, hot and growly alpha monsters, and a badass witch.

Haley is still being held hostage by Keradoc, and the monsters are working on getting her freedom. Meanwhile, the has been a huge betrayal (no spoilers) that surprises just about everyone. Haley is trying to figure out the angles of the players in this wicked game of chess. I thoroughly enjoyed this second book.

In the first book, I had a serious crush on Elian (vampire), then Jax (demon) yanked me toward him. This book is all about my mad love for Hudson (gargoyle). Haley is getting closer to all three of the guys, but I love that she’s getting one-on-one time with them. During those intimate times, we get a bigger picture of their backgrounds, and just how deeply Haley has affected them. Hudson and Jax’s dirty talking game with Haley is seriously on point. They do not hold back, and I’m so here for that!

Amid all the chaos, Haley is the kind of a “what you see is what you get” type of witch, and to me, the constant in this story. I think that’s part of the pull she has with her monsters, but not all of it. I am so excited for the next book in this series, and can’t wait to see how this all wraps up.

Mackenzie Cartwright, Jason Clarke, Aaron Shedlock and Teddy Hamilton are so great with their narration.

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And the plot thickens !

Nothing short of Amazing ! Exciting ! Sexy ! So darn intriguing. Sarah Piper has built an incredible world and an elaborate plot thats is complicated and suspenseful. Hailey and her 3 men have revealed more and more of themselves and now a 4th candidate throw his hat in the ring. Teddy Hamilton has never sounded so sexy and terrifying ! I cant wait for the grande finale! Its going to be epic 🎧❤️😍

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love love love teddy Hamilton

another great book can't wait for book 3 . love Teddy Hamilton.. great book

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Spicey Dark Paranormal Suspense Series Book 2

Sarah Piper just keeps on going, giving us spicy, dark, fast-paced suspense layered in steam, action, humour, and sexy AF banter. This story is getting better, darker, and more intriguing. Sarah´s brilliant writing grips me with fascination and I love to get lost in the worlds she creates. I am so very curious about where this story leads us with all its intrigue, twists, and secrets.

Blood & Malice picks up right where Blood & Midnight ended, Haley being held captive with Elian and Jax under Keradoc´s command. Elian is in bad shape, on top of that still fighting his addiction but seemingly losing battle. His and Jax´s friendship is on the edge as secrets come to light and things are not always what they seem. Hayley is intrigued by Keradoc but has a scorcher of a time with some of her monsters, including Hudson, who is also running into trouble and harbouring secrets that haunt him.

This is not only a great audio production but also multicast perfection as Mackenzie Cartwright, Teddy Hamilton, Jason Clarke & Aaron Shedlock give us all the aural pleasures making this another flawless exciting listen. Their performances are captivating, and all these growls are giving me the chills, the good kind. Special props to Mackenzie Cartwright though as her male voice growl is something else and she gives us the perfect sass as Blood Witch Hayley keeping these men in place.

Did I mention cliffhanger? Yes, in true Sarah Piper fashion, we are left on edge again and eagerly waiting for this paranormal thrill ride to continue with Blood and Madness, Book 3 of The Witch´s Monster series.

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So addicted

Such a phenomenal series, so many questions still unanswered, so many secrets waiting to be revealed. I can’t wait to see how Hailey evolves into her role. She clearly hasn’t reached her full potential thus far, and I’m dying to see what happens in the next book. The narration is flawless, these narrators are the best of the best in what they do and keep you thoroughly entranced in each word.

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  • Ria Hockey
  • 12-03-21

Full of darkness, intrigue, blood and deceit.

Fantastic 2nd book in the series!!!

Wow! I honestly didn't think Sarah could top book 1 but this book is brilliant. In this story we learn more about Midnight, about Keradoc and the men travelling with Haley. Listening to the actors voices brings a completely new dimension to these books. I read this book before listening to the audio version and I love how they took me away to Midnight and I sat listening like a perve.

I love a book when it's hard to write a review because i don't want to give anything away. The story is meaty and fun and sexy and deep. It's intriguing and endearing and everything you expect from and Sarah Piper book.

Bring on book 3 Sarah!