Warmth by Liv Miles – Book Review

Warmth by Liv Miles – Book Review

Warmth by Liv Miles


Author – Liv Miles
Pages – 99
Released – 19th November 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1731039033
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 3 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Can he ever forgive her?

Fire witch and full-time outcast Ariel Manchester thought her dreams had come true when Jordan Walker, her crush since high school, kissed her on New Year’s Eve.

But when Jordan reveals that he is a vampire and she is his midnight snack, Ariel uses magic to save herself — and in the process, burns her attacker to a smoldering crisp.

Now Jordan’s dark and mysterious brother, Ryan Walker, is out for revenge. A talented warlock with a knack for spell casting, he summons a demon to take care of Ariel once and for all.
But Ariel isn’t Ryan’s only problem.

There is a price to be paid for meddling with the supernatural. A price that must be paid in blood.

And there’s only one person he can turn to for help.

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Ariel is a fire witch, although she doesn’t have a great understanding or control of her powers. One evening she is making out with the boy she had a high school crush on, Jordan, she can’t believe her luck. That is until he tries to suck her blood. Turns out he really is a vampire and Ariel is to be his evening snack.

Although he is pulled off by his brother Ryan, Ariel loses control and uses her powers against Jordan, vaporising him. His brother is angry, not only because Ariel killed him but because she’s a witch too.

He’s determined to get Ariel back and summons a demon to take care of her, but not everything is as easy as it seems.

Warmth is a short novella of just 99 pages (90 in the paperback version). It is a paranormal romance book that deals with the fall out between a vampire and a fire witch. Although Ariel has no proper control over her powers she is strong in other ways and has a feisty character.

Ryan is a sexy vampire but even vampires need more than good looks. He is upset and angry with Ariel and wants revenge and does so by using his powers to get someone else to do his dirty work, demon Besarion, who is actually quite amusing. But has he made a mistake?

The book was a quick read, I read it in under an hour and in one sitting. The writing flowed, the pace was good and I did enjoy the plot. My issue with the book though is more to do with the size. You see I feel it needed some world building, some explanation of why and how these people became to be vampires and witches living amongst mortals.

There was also a romance element to the book but because it came around quickly it didn’t feel authentic. There wasn’t enough time to get involved with the character and fully like them. I feel even if there had been an extra 10/15 pages that dealt with the backstory this would have made the book more interesting and intriguing.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Liv Miles

Liv Miles is a paranormal romance author from New England. When she’s not taking care of her baby daughter, she’s writing stories about witches, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural tales of eternal love and dark fantasy.

She is also a freelance writer and an avid reader, with a towering collection of books and a love for yoga, bellydancing, and the Georgian language.


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22 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    Nice review. I love novellas. Means I can read more than one book in a day.

  2. Jordana Landsman says:

    Hungry vampires, revenge plots, firestarting witches… yep, sounds like a trip back to the old high school gang for sure! Great analysis, thanks.

  3. jennifer gaarder says:

    ooh, sounds like my kind of book!

  4. Stormi says:

    Wonderful review! I read this one and had the same thoughts as you. I would love to see this turned into a full page novel with more world building and backstory.

  5. DJ Sakata says:

    Exactly – Sounds kinda Sunnydale Buffy-esque to me 😉

  6. Fee Kelly says:

    I love novellas, though hate the ones that leave feeling it needed more pages. Very few can mange to pack it all into a novella. Still this sounds like my kind of book so will need to check it out at some point.

  7. Tasha says:

    I may pick this one up. It sounds like a paranormal quick read that I could get through quickly.

  8. Bianca says:

    This sounds like a good read, too bad about the world building though.

  9. Under an hour and in one sitting!? Wowzers, sorry it wasn’t a total win but great review!

  10. Great honest review! Too bad you didn’t love it.

  11. Heidi says:

    Gret review! That cover is gorgeous!

  12. Thank you. Novella’s are great.

  13. I can see where you are coming from but I was a huge Buffy fan and I can’t say I picked that vibe up whilst reading. Unfortunately.

  14. Wonderful, I hope you read it.

  15. Thank you. I agree

  16. Thanks. It was good I just wanted more.

  17. Yep I whizz through books. It was a good read but I needed more.

  18. It was a good read.

  19. Great, It is a good book. I hope you enjoy it.

  20. Great that we both thought alike.

  21. Novella’s are great as you get to read a book quickly and can get through numerous in a day – Some unfortunately do need to be longer.

  22. I wish it was like Buffy – I love Buffy.