The Trouble With Spells

The Trouble With Spells

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by Lacey Weatherford
     
 

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Portia Mullins had always lived the life of a normal teenager, up until her sixteenth birthday. She is then informed by her grandma that she is actually a witch who is a descendant of a long line of witches and warlocks. After overcoming her disbelief she finds that being a member of the coven comes with one great perk in the form of the school's handsome bad boy,…  See more details below

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Portia Mullins had always lived the life of a normal teenager, up until her sixteenth birthday. She is then informed by her grandma that she is actually a witch who is a descendant of a long line of witches and warlocks. After overcoming her disbelief she finds that being a member of the coven comes with one great perk in the form of the school's handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum. Vance and Portia have an immediate connection as a budding romance begins, only to be threatened by turbulent skies on the horizon as Vance's checkered past rears its ugly head to haunt them. Portia is forced to use her untried powers in defense of everything she loves in a desperate attempt to hold on to the one thing that really matters in her life.

Editorial Reviews

Beverly Sharp
"Wow! I am so impressed! I was IN from the very start. The characters are beautifully written and the story is fantastic. I was on the edge of my chair, turning pages as fast as I could read them! Couldn't get enough of this book! It has all the elements of a must read. It has non-stop action, daring deeds, good vs. evil, danger and suspense, as well as being an all out love story."
Lyndsey Rushby
"The Trouble with Spells has everything needed for the making of an amazing series and has quickly become my new favourite. Vance and Portia will be giving other YA couples a run for their money!!"
Naomi McKay
"Of Witches And Warlocks: The Trouble With Spells is a definite must read and will have you hooked from the beginning. Lacey Weatherford writes an amazing love story that will leave you addicted and craving for another hit of action, romance and an extra dose of the local bad boy, Vance Mangum."
Susan Mann
"I fell completely, head over heels in love with The Trouble With Spells. The charged relationship between Portia and Vance in this electrifying novel leaves a lasting impression."
Belinda Boring
"Forget Team Edward, Team Jacob, Team anybody.... it's all Vance Mangum and Of Witches and Warlocks, baby!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466209770
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
624,132
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lacey Weatherford has always had a love of books. She wanted to become a writer after reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.
Lacey resides in the White Mountains of Arizona , where she lives with her wonderful husband, six beautiful children, one son-in-law, and their energetic schnauzer, Sophie. When she's not out supporting one of her kids at their sporting/music events, she spends her time writing, reading, blogging, and reviewing books.

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Trouble with Spells 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting and exciting start to a series that promises to be filled with plenty of magic and mayhem. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters; especially, Vance. He is just so gorgeous, and even though he looked the Bay Boy part with his motorcycle and leather jacket, he proved that chivalry is most certainly not dead. His relationship with Portia was sweet, and the fact that his moral compass pointed in the right direction only made me like him so much more. I was a little surprised that there wasn’t more conflict when it came to their relationship. What I mean by this, is that even with the knowledge that Vance was in hiding from his evil father, Portia’s family accepted their relationship without any worries. I would have expected them to flip out a bit more, especially with how quickly they transitioned from complete strangers to being in love. And Portia’s father acted so casual when he found out about their binding ceremony. Of course, Vance and Portia had plenty of other conflict plaguing their relationship, but the final moments in this story only affirmed how strong their love for each other was, and I knew they could get through just about anything; even a near demon conversion. Weatherford has created amazing characters with plenty of heart and emotion. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series.
tonytoni1 More than 1 year ago
EXCEPTIONAL!! Best series I've read in a very long time. Lacey Weatherford is a mind blowing exceptional writer!! This series is so good I want everyone to experience it; you'll read it in record timing because you want to put it down, and leave you wanting more. You'll be captivated by Portia and Vance. It a must read!!
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Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
Overall, I have to say I very much enjoyed the book. It’s a powerful tale that draws you in and gets you emotionally invested, then pulls the rug out from under you with the exciting climax without leaving you completely devastated. It was a pretty awesome book, and I look forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of books and this book was unbelievable!!! I started to fall in love with the characters by page 13, I don't know how the author did it! I'm 25 and this book was completely captivating to my level of reading. I finished it in one night. Again absolutely amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this series is ok, I really dont know how to describe it other than how many times can u die...........lol
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LauralynnElliott More than 1 year ago
This was really a fun read for me. It was geared toward young adults, but I really enjoyed the story. I really liked the two main characters, and I could feel for them when bad things started happening. My main expectation for a book is that it entertains me and makes me want to keep reading. This book met that expectation.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
By itself, this is a well written book. The story is a good one, easy to follow and has some great characters, like the grandmother. She¿s pretty special. I liked how the author let us into the private world of witchcraft and showed us, along with the heroine. Realizing it is a work of fiction, I learned a lot about why witchcraft is the way it is and its association with the Earth. I liked being taught. I have to say, however, other than the way the author opened up the witchcraft world, the story was pretty typical of a witches and warlock story. I think there was too much emphasis placed on the couple¿s ¿link¿ and way too many times where they ¿didn¿t do it.¿ It felt like the author struggled between making this a romance and a witch story. I kind of felt torn as I was reading it. Am I reading a romance where I can expect it to get hot and steamy or am I reading a witch book where it¿s going to get weird and exciting. I did enjoy the book, however and wouldn¿t hesitate to recommend it to a younger audience. I¿m not sure that an adult would find it as enjoyable as I did since I¿m basically a YA type of gal. Worth a pickup, though.
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3boysdivamom More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderfully written book. You could feel what the characters were going through and every emotion that they felt. Portia and Vance are my favorite couple of the moment. A love like theirs is hard to break. I can't wait to dive into the second book. This is by far one of my favorite YA paranormal series. Love it!
Kacey262 More than 1 year ago
Vance Magnum need I say more. What a perfect book to start a series. I could not put it down. I read all 4 books in 2 days. Just enough magic, romance and adventure to keep me wanting more(.. and more and more) Move over Edward and Jacob make room for Team Vance!
Hotmaja54 More than 1 year ago
Let me just say that as soon as I finished reading this book, I had to download and start the next one in the series. What a good read,and WOW,such a cliffhanger.....!!!!! Lacey Weatherford,I predict that someday soon, your name is going to be synonymous with N.Y.Times Bestseller.
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kkellijo More than 1 year ago
Didn't know if I was going to like this book or not, I started reading it & couldn't put it down. I am now ready to get the next three in the series!!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
I liked how fun and clean the book was to read. Vance Mangum has been running from his father for years. His father is evil and was turning vance too. Vance mom found out and she got Marsha to take care of Vance and protect and keep him safe. Vance is a powerful warlock who's power started at 5years old. When he was 16 they moved again at the new school he instant he saw Portia Mullins he was tuned into her but found she was the one person that he promised to stay away from till she turned 16 and found out she was a witch too. Two years later Portia world changed when she found out her dad, grandma and Vance were witches too in the same coven and if she joined they would be 13 members. Portia also found out that Vance has watched over her for two years and he new she had a crush on him because he could hear her feelings and voice inside of him. Later Portia could hear and feel Vance's feelings inside her too. But than someone tried to kill Portia and they got closer together and had a binding spell between them that was stronger than any heard of they had a hard time being apart. It was a good story and look forward to reading more about them in the next book.
BSharp More than 1 year ago
Wow! I am so impressed! I was IN from the very start. The characters are beautifully written and the story is fantastic. I was on the edge of my chair, turning pages as fast as I could read them! Couldn't get enough of this book! It has all the elements of a must read. It has non-stop action, daring deeds, good vs. evil, danger and suspense, as well as being an all out love story. All of the characters have been carefully created and as a reader I found myself drawn to each of them for different reasons: Portia - she is a genuinely nice young girl, adjusts remarkably well to finding out that she is a witch, and falls HARD and FAST for the school "bad boy" Vance. Vance - the school "bad boy" but truly a powerful warlock who has been secretly in love with Portia for 2 years before they finally get to meet and find out she loves him too, he is running from his father and his father's evil plan for him. Grandma Mullins - an amazing, wise, powerful, loving, supportive woman, she leads the coven. Stacey - Portia's mother who is not magical in a witch sense, but is in her own way and who is completely comfortable in her role as the only non-magical member of the family. Sean - Portia's dad who seems to always find the right balance, he is the second most powerful person in the coven. Brad - Shelly's boyfriend who you expect to be the dumb jock with no ability to befriend the "bad boy" Vance, but who completely surprises you by being so very much more. Shelly - Portia's best friend, she falls under the spell of an evil witch, spends a bit of time being jealous of the relationship that appears to be taking her best friend but comes around. There are more characters, but obviously these are my favorites. They are so well created that I found myself completely invested in their lives in no time. It was refreshing to read a YA love story with no love triangle and even the willingness of Portia to die to save Vance doesn't rub the reader wrong. Loved the book - can't wait to read the next one!
vvb32 More than 1 year ago
This was a nice start for a YA witch series. We are introduced to this witch world along with the main character, Portia, as she learns of her powers. Portia and Vance make for such a lovey dovey couple. But what gets interesting with their relathionship is the twist at the end.
SusanKMann More than 1 year ago
Of Witches and Warlocks, is a series of books written by my favourite author Lacey Weatherford. She is an amazing and talented writer, not to mention a wonderful wife and fantastic mother to six, yes six children. How she finds the time to write as well I will never know, but I am grateful she does. Lacey has created a strong, role model worth, protagonist called Portia Mullins. Portia is an ordinary teenager, living an ordinary life until she reaches her sweet sixteen birthday. Instead of being given a dress or some frivolous gift, she is told she is a witch. A very powerful witch at that. She is a descendant form a long line of witches and warlocks on her father's side. Her Grandmother is the high priestess of a coven, in which she meets Vance Magnum. A leather clad, motorbike riding bad boy. Who turns out to be more than her soulmate, they are meant to be together. The chemistry and romance is breathtakingly deep, as Portia struggles to balance love, life, magic, family and being a teenager. What I love most about the fact that Portia was a witch, was that she was a real witch that can do some really cool magic. Not just, mix some herbs together and cure a cold. She can move things, blast things and just about anything. However, she needs to learn them and more importantly learn how to control her powers. Their bond is put to the test when Vance's past catches up with him. Will they survive it? Sparks will fly and not just between Vance and Portia. This book is refreshing, different from the others out there. I would rank this book one of the best paranormal young adult books out there. It appeals to readers both young and old. I will read it over and over again. You won't be disappointed.