(Mini) Review – LEASHING THE TEMPEST by Jenn Bennett

December 22, 2012 General, Reviews 2


TITLE: Leashing the Tempest
 Arcadia Bell #2.5
  Jenn Bennett
  Pocket Star
  Dec 16, 2012


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Dating a demon, defeating evil, running a tiki bar: Arcadia Bell is a great occult mage in many respects. But then there’s the challenge of her boyfriend’s precocious teenage son…

Arcadia “Cady” Bell may have saved the Hellfire Club’s children from a local bogeyman, but she and her Earthbound demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, now face a more disturbing problem: his teenage son’s new demonic abilities. Jupe Butler can persuade you to do anything—or so he thinks. To test the limits of his newfound power, Cady invites the co-owner of Tambuku Tiki Lounge to be the teen’s guinea pig during an afternoon boat cruise. But when an angry storm whips the Pacific into a frenzy and Jupe puts them all in serious danger, will Cady’s magick trump a teenager’s excess confidence?

**A review copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**  



She-Wolf Review

LEASHING THE TEMPEST by Jenn Bennett was the perfect little novella for me.  With the right length and perfect pacing, it gave me a taste of the characters and added some development to the series; it made me feel like I was back home, and then it whet my appetite for more. 

The Arcadia Bell series is one of my favorites.  And what makes it one of my favorites is Jenn Bennet’s ability to really capture the chemistry and camaraderie between Lon, Cady, and Jupe.  I love it when writers give the characters moments to just shoot the shit.  It makes them more real to me and gives a better understanding of why two characters are together or why they want to actually spend time with one another.  Bennett always gives her characters these moments and they’re always pitch perfect.  The banter between Jupe, Lon, Cady and Kar Yee made me laugh out loud; it made me want to be on that boat with them…well, until all hell breaks loose.

There is magic and mayhem; great dialogue and a sweet moment between Lon and Cady.  We learn more about Jupe’s knack and spend more time with Kar Yee.  This is a great novella for fans of the series who want more Cady and Co. and can’t wait for the May 2013 release of BINDING THE SHADOWS.  I would even go so far as to say that readers new to the series, who would like a taste of Arcadia, could read this one and not be lost yet get a sense of the relationships, writing style, and magic that makes up the series as a whole. 

Whether you start here or with KINDLING THE MOON, book one, you need to start somewhere – Arcadia Bell is one of the best.  And you have until May to get ready for the new release.  So, what are you waiting for?


My Soulmate. May not be perfect, but it’s perfect for me.



About the Author


Jenn Bennett is an award-winning visual artist-turned-author. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the US, and the Far East. She believes rebellion is an under-appreciated art form, has conjured more demons than you’ve had hot lunches, and likes her fairy tales like she likes her coffee: dark. She currently lives near Atlanta with her film-geek husband and two very bad pugs.


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2 Responses to “(Mini) Review – LEASHING THE TEMPEST by Jenn Bennett”

  1. Readsalot81

    This was a terrific little short.. and Binding the Shadows is in my top 5 of most anticipated releases of 2013. 🙂 I think you’re exactly right when you mention that often times they shoot the breeze or tease one another.. It gives depth to the relationships and makes you want to spend time with all of them.