Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: The Bear, The Witch & The Web
SERIES: The Live Oak Tales #2
AUTHOR: Stephen del Mar
PUBLISHER: LMW Books
LENGTH: 153 Pages
A month has passed since the events in “Dark Love” and Max is preparing to deal with the passing of his Aunt Flora May. What he isn’t prepared for is entering the world of faeries and dragons. The Jumble, the ancient wood just beyond the family farm, is in crisis. The fae are missing and the Witch of the Wood is dead. Can the Circle move past their grief and defeat the menace in the depths of the Pit? Will the secret of the Water Stone be revealed? And most importantly, will there be tea?
Welcome back to the part of Florida that has faeries, dragons, bears, witches and magic. The author says in his copyright notice, and I quote.
“This is a work of fiction none of this is real. If you don’t understand that, see a doctor and get on medication”
So better get me some meds baby, because I so want to believe this place is real and just a couple hours away from where I’m sitting right now!
The Bear, The Witch and The Web picks up a month after the end of Dark Love. With the passing of Auntie Flora May, things seem to have changed at the farm in Live Oak. Her nephew Max, who we met in book one, is planning her memorial and the spreading of her ashes on the meadow of the farm, as were her last requests.
Max still doesn’t believe in magic, faeries, or any of the rest of it. He thinks is aunt was just a little touched, and doesn’t care for some of her friends at all, particularly this guy Innes who says he is a male witch! Max hopes that the memorial service will let him grieve for his aunt and get past her death. Some of those friends of his aunt, including Innes, look at it as a way to save the faeries. And they’re already trying, as Max finds out when he finds Innes and two other guys naked and having a three-way on top of a rock in the forest!!
Max is described as a sixty year old daddy bear. He thinks he is fat, but that doesn’t stop at least two hot young guys from fighting over him. And that isn’t even counting the guy who looks the same as he did when Max was a teenager. How the hell is that possible?
What will happen when Max finally drinks the blue tea his now deceased aunt always wanted him to drink with her? What happens when he discovers it is all true?
Warning: This book contains faeries, dragons, bears, a mysterious web, and a lot of fairy bukakke!! I loved the story, and can’t wait to move on to book three, which I just happen to also have on my kindle already! Take my advice, read Dark Love, then read this one, then get ready for the third one that I’ll be reviewing in a few days!