Black Spells and Twisted Souls by CeCe Rose – A Book Review

Posted February 5, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

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Black Spells and Twisted Souls

(The Grey Witch Series – Book 1)

by Cece Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, PNR, RH (??)

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

Down and Dirty

This is a decent read and a good start to a new series. Recommend.

What is it about?

Kayla just wanted to get back at her harassing boss and possibly enjoy her office job in peace – instead, she is now the prime suspect in his murder! With no evidence, mind you. Well, so he was killed by a witch… and Kayla is a witch. And she might have summoned a demon to deal with it, but she ordered the demon not to kill him, just get rid of him. it’s not really that bad, right? Even if it looks really, really bad….

But Kayla didn’t kill her obnoxious boss. Honest. Now she just has to prove it, while somehow dodging the determined black witch detective, staving off the demon, soothing her werewolf shifter ex and avoiding a flirty Fae Prince! Easy Peasy…. oh, and there is that bad luck curse thing to worry about too….


Can a story about murder, demons, witches, shifters and fae be called cute? Well, if so, then this book qualifies. There’s something almost effervescent in its appeal, or perhaps it’s her innate clumsiness and poor decision making skills? Either way, it’s charming.

As the pages progress, you can feel the plot tighten down, drawer ever nearer to the pseudo conclusion at the climax – before spilling out into the greater universe for a sequal. There is more to this little witch than it first appears, and the souls drawn into her sphere have little choice but to go along for the ride.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type:



  • A Feel good story, oddly enough.
  • Can’t peg a love interest just yet as there are a few roaming. Perhaps an RH? 😉 (Update after reading book 2…. yeah, almost positively a RH)
  • Flows well.
  • Relatable witch.
  • Last bit clears up the character questions I had… almost.


  • Need more info on that necklace!
  • For someone cursed with bad luck, she didn’t come across that unlucky.


4 out of 5 Stars

Great start to a promising new series, it would be a fun addition to your Kindle or paperback collection.

Published July 16th, 2018

310 Pages

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