Book Review and Interview: Black Widow Witch by A.J. Locke

June 23, 2014 Book Reviews, Giveaway 2

I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review and Interview:  Black Widow Witch by A.J. LockeBlack Widow Witch by A.J. Locke
on May 15, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 239
Source: Blog Tour
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A deadly curse, a deadly assassin, and one shot to save everyone she loves…

Malachi Erami can’t fall in love. After she’s caught with Knave, the witch Queen’s favorite lover, she’s cursed to savagely butcher any man she falls for. Exiled to live among humans, Malachi runs a bar that serves magic-laced drinks, but since her curse labels her high risk, she’s also closely monitored. Julian Vira is her latest babysitter, but he’s also the first man since Knave that she’s been attracted to. Good-looking and nonjudgmental of her horrible curse? Yeah, he’s hard to resist.

But when Malachi finds a body behind her bar, she knows she’s in trouble. If the Witches Control Council gets wind of it, she’ll be accused of murder and sent to her death. And when her friends start getting framed for murder, she realizes she’s not the only target. Malachi and Julian dig into the evidence to clear her name, but the closer they get to answers, the closer the curse comes to taking over. So when Malachi uncovers a plot to kill the witch Queen, she finds herself suddenly recruited into service, with the promise of having her curse lifted and a reunion with Knave as well. But if she fails, Knave will die. And she and Julian might not live long enough to see that happen.

Hi all, I am back to review Black Widow Witch by A.J. Locke.  We also have A.J. here with a little interview.  So if you all didn’t notice, the author is the character on the front of the book, or it is a close lookalike which I think is really cool.

There are some parts of this that I really liked, and then there were parts that I kinda was confused about.  I don’t know how they do it in the supernatural world but when you love someone you can’t just jump to someone else all willy nilly which is what I felt the main character did.  There is also some inconsistencies that strained my brain trying to figure out.

I did like the idea of her best friend though, which was in actuality a floating head that was pretty open about her sexuality.  In fact I really like her, even though she is only a head, and that is a little strange.  I enjoy the main character Malachi, and I liked the twists that were included.

I didn’t like the length persay, I think that it could have been shorter and had the same punch.  Overall though I really enjoyed it and I think that I would read more from A.J. Locke as I like her overall writing style.

Here is the interview with the beautiful A.J. Locke.


  1. Tell us a little about yourself!

I’m originally from Trinidad & Tobago, I’m mama to an adorable four month old baby girl, and I’ve loved writing since I was very young. My first book was written when I was fourteen. I also love reading (of course), and enjoy various creative outlets like drawing, painting, and graphic design.


  1. At what point did you decide/realize you wanted to be a writer?

Probably when I was around 9 or 10 years old. As I grew up the only thing I ever had in mind was to be a writer and artist.


  1. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

Probably working in the writing industry in some way or another. Which I’d still like to do even as a writer.


  1. Do you have a day job? If so, what do you do?

Right now my role is being a mom but I plan to get back out to work soon.


  1. If you became independently wealthy, what would you do with your time? Would you still write?

I would share the wealth and take care of my loved ones and I would definitely still write.


  1. What are your favorite:
    1. Authors: Laurel K. Hamilton, Richelle Mead, Kalayna Price, Tamora Pierce, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa Marr
    2. Book genres to read: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, YA
    3. Band/song: My two favorite songs are by Japanese artists (I have eclectic music tastes!) Secret Base by Zone and Simple and Clean by Utada Hikaru
    4. Desserts: ALL OF THEM! I have a serious sweet tooth


  1. What do you do in your spare time?

Well spare time is hard to come by these days but when I can find some time I try to catch up on some reading because I’ve fallen behind on that.


  1. Tell me about your best (or worst!) vacation.

A few years ago my best friend and I went to Disney World and that was a lot of fun, even as adults lol


This or that:

    1. Vampires or werewolves? Vampires
    2. TV or Movies? TV
    3. Beach or Mountains? Beach
    4. Cat or Dog? Dog
    5. Beer or Wine? Wine

10.          What is something we may not know about you?

I was once in a television commercial for KFC back in Trinidad. Was fun to shoot!


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All About A.J. Locke


A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad, now residing in New York City. Black Widow Witch is her second published novel, and other than writing she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, graphic design, and watching too much television.



Twitter: @maqueripe


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