Monday, 21 May 2012

The Witching Pen by Dianna Hardy


(Book One of The Witching Pen Novellas)

It's hard being the most powerful witch on the planet. It's even harder when you're a twenty-five year old virgin who'll lose all of that power the moment you sleep with someone ... that's why Elena's never slept with her best friend and flatmate, Karl, despite the true feelings they harbour for each other.

Elena's about to discover that there are even more difficult things in life to deal with. One of them comes in the form of a pen she discovers one day, a pen that allows anything she writes to come to pass...

Suddenly, it's not just her powers or her heart that's at stake, but her very soul, as a dream demon with a seductive pull uses the pen to try and turn her away from her reality, and from Karl.

But the pen is just the beginning. Everything Elena has believed in is a lie, and her world is about to fall apart...

My Review 

I knew from the second page of The Witching Pen that I was going to love it and I was not wrong. What a kick start to The Witching Pen novellas series. All the bad things you have ever heard about novellas, like them being rushed, not in-depth, not enough world building, well all that can be scraped with this book. It is perfectly paced and Dianna Hardy has written some fantastic world building, including the interesting Demon Mythology that we start to find out about. Magic, romance, witches and demons that are brought together in a brilliantly fun and definitely sexy way. Hats off to Dianna Hardy for this amazing first instalment. I am so glad I had the 2nd book to get my teeth stuck into straight away.

Elena is 25 years old, she is the most powerful witch in the world, oh and did I mention a virgin.? She has always been told that if she looses her virginity all her power will be lost to the man in question. Karl is Elena's childhood best-friend and they are currently living together. Karl is the love of Elena's life but she just needs to realise it.

One day Elena discovers a pen, out of nowhere really and whatever she writes with it comes to pass. This is very strange so she keeps it to herself only telling Karl. But when Elena starts to have strange dreams of a demon who makes her hot and bothered and who can make her unconsciously use the pen, causing disastrous results, Elena starts to panic.

You can't expect to be the most powerful witch in the world and expect to be left alone, can you? And with everything Elena has ever known being revealed as a lie, her world will crumble.

I only wished Dianna made the sexual tension between Elena and Karl last a little bit longer LOL, as I was really enjoying the tension. There is so much more I am dying to know about the demon tribes and the elders, so I hope there is loads more info in book 2.

The ending is brilliant and I think Dianna knows how to leave her readers begging for more. If you haven't yet picked up The Witching Pen, you are seriously missing out. Add it on Goodreads or buy it on Amazon UK US or Book Depo.

My Favourite characters:

Karl: he is definitely your cute boy next door. He is also kind, caring and loving towards Elena. And he has a devilishly sexy side ;)

Elena: She is fun, down-to-earth and extremely powerful. She has a really likeable personality and I think most people will love her.

*Special thanks to Dianna for the review copy*

4/5 Stars

Carly ;)


  1. Every review I see of this talks about how awesome it is! I must read it soon, it sounds like a real gem. Awesome review!

  2. Well this sounds like a spicy fun little read. I think that I would agree with you about wanting that sexual tenison to last a bit longer. The Witching Pen itself must be cool too. I am going to go look this up on Amazon. Happy Monday, Carly :)


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