Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blog Tour: The Line


 The Line:  Witching Savannah, Book 1

Series: Witching Savannah (Book 1)
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: 47North (February 1, 2014)

Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical . . .To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps—culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch—leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart . . . and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations.

In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J.D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flare.

“In this debut contemporary urban mystery, J.D. Horn weaves an intricate, gripping tale of magic and mysticism with the assured grace and lyricism of a seasoned novelist.”  —Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of Dark Passages and star of the classic TV series, “Dark Shadows”

 Unknown-1About J. D. Horn

J. D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee, and has since carried a bit of its red clay in him while traveling the world, from Hollywood, to Paris, to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. He also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. When not writing he is likely running, and he has race bibs from two full marathons and about thirty half marathons. He and his spouse, Rich, and their three pets split their time between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco.
Connect with J.D. on Goodreads | Facebook

My Review:

This book was a mixed bag for me. While I really enjoyed it, I wasn't sure I connected with it. I really liked Mercy but she didn't always click. She's in her early 20's but seemed a LOT younger. Her actions were rather wobbly at times.  She wasn't described as young, but she didn't act like an adult at times. That was rather distracting.

HOWEVER, other than this issue; I highly enjoyed the story. I will admit though that her characterization was a challenge to get over, the story itself is quite nice. I really really love stuff like this. The family, the witches, the demons..oh my! There's so many twists and turns, it just kept my attention rapt, and my fingers itching to flip the page.

I'm very curious to know what the next book has in store. The ending blew me away and kinda sealed the deal for me..I will read the next installment! This series has some VERY solid potential!

J. D. Horn’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, February 3rd:  The Whimsical Cottage
Tuesday, February 4th:  Books and Bindings
Wednesday, February 5th:  Mystery Playground
Thursday, February 6th:  The Reader’s Hollow
Monday, February 10th:  The Novel Life
Tuesday, February 11th:  Nerdophiles
Wednesday, February 12th:  Midnight Book Girl
Thursday, February 13th:  Florida Hillbilly
Monday, February 17th:  Cheryl’s Book  Nook
Wednesday, February 19th:  Books Without Any Pictures
Sunday, February 23rd:  Book Marks the Spot
Monday, February 24th:  Urban Girl Reader
Tuesday, February 25th:  Must Read Faster
Wednesday, February 26th:  Bibliophilia, Please
Monday, March 3rd:  Walking With Nora
Tuesday, March 4th:  A Dream Within a Dream
Wednesday, March 5th:  From the TBR Pile
Thursday, March 6th:  A Novel Idea
Friday, March 7th:  Sweet Southern Home


  1. I'm glad to see that you'll be reading the next book in the series!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

  2. Thank you for your review. I know what you mean by liking the writing style or Story line yet not really connectig with it.

  3. I am kind of intrigued by a paranormal story where the main character doesn't have powers/magic/whatnot.


Thanks for visiting!