Witch Way To Turn Blog Tour w Giveaway


Hello everyone! I’m finally getting back to normal and back to posting reviews and tours and GIVEAWAYS!! YAY 🙂 Today I am talking about this very cool, very surprisingly awesome book! Since I have several goodies, I’m going to jump right into it. And you guys are probably tired of hearing me blubber on! Don’t forget if you click on the top banner, it will take you to the host site, and the cover will take you to the goodreads page. 

Witch Way to Turn


Witch Way to Turn

By Karen Y. Bynum

Witch Way Series Book #1

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

Date of ePublication: August 6, 2012

Print: October 1st

ISBN: 9781616503994

Number of pages: epub 237

Word Count: 78,000

Lyrical Press

Blurb/Book Description:

Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?

The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.

Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets–one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.

Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.

Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.

WARNING: Contains strong language and some graphic content.


Author Bio:

Karen Y. Bynum

Karen Y. Bynum is an author of young adult paranormal fantasy.  Her novel Witch Way to Turn is published through Lyrical Press.  She grew up in Hickory, North Carolina where mountains and magic surrounded her.  Even as a child, she wrote her own faery tales and prattled incessantly to her imaginary friends.

After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications, she went on to become certified in culinary arts from The Art Institute of Charlotte.  But it wasn’t until her aerospace engineer husband accepted a job in Virginia and they relocated that she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.

With the support of family and friends, Karen embarked on a journey with the voices in her head.  They wouldn’t stop talking (yes, she does answer back) and their stories took shape.

Karen currently lives in coastal Virginia and enjoys reading, tweeting, writing and spending time with her husband and their spoiled rotten Vizsla named Rusty.








Here’s a little excerpt from the book for ya 🙂 

She caught his look. Oh God, she’d been staring. Her mouth was practically watering. The heat forming in her cheeks brought her back to reality. And the way he watched her nearly brought her to her knees. Looking into those pale-green eyes with the golden rim made her weak, left her breathless. He couldn’t be more than eighteen or nineteen but there was a knowing look in his eyes that made her want to find out what, exactly, he knew.

 She took a step toward him and the knowing look turned darker, hotter. There was something raw about it. Something ravenous, and so powerful she could barely keep herself from being consumed.

 He tilted his head slightly in her direction, and it seemed almost as if he was…listening to her. As if he were trying to puzzle her out by catching the subtle beat and hum of her body.

 It finally dawned on her that they’d been standing there a good while in complete silence. She managed to shake herself out of her lust-filled stupor long enough to recover something vaguely resembling her manners. “Ah, about the other night…


Now that I’ve got you interested, here’s my review…

So I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but boy I sure enjoyed it. It started off so sad, as Breena is an orphaned girl, who has had a pretty rough life, in a really crappy foster home. She’s been through some bad times. But her whole world is her little sister, which is actually her foster sister, but she is willing to do ANYTHING to get custody of her and get her out of that terrible life.  She’s pretty much in love with Myles, who is the new guy who works with her at a drug store. And then all of a sudden, hell has broken loose! 

Things get moving quite quickly, and in the beginning, you are never sure who is what, and on which side, and who wants to kill her, or eat her, or love her, or multiple choices of those, lol. She’s frustrated with Myles, as he’s so caring to her and her sister, but won’t reciprocate her feeling back, so she upon meeting Orin chooses him as the boyfriend. But boy, with all the crazy things going on, she doesn’t know which is worse, having a soul mate, or loving your best friend and not having him… Ah, love… 🙂 

I am so surprised with this book, I flew while reading, got all excited, then nervous, then furious, and happy, and sad, and then completely uprooted. Lord, that ending is all kinda crazy and sets up perfectly for the next book! I really look forward to how it will continue and the writing is pretty flawless. If there were any mistakes, I didn’t catch them as I was way too involved in the story. 

In the matter of team Orin vs team Myles… I’m not sure who I would pick, nor am I sure what’s going to happen in the future, so she may change her mind as to who she has picked now, to who she may pick later if she changes her mind. It’s all up in the air LOL but she does pick. I will say I am happy about her pick for the fact that I think at this moment in time, it is perfect for what we have now. It’s kinda hard to explain without spoilers 🙂 LOL, anyways I give a 5 PAWS and say-hurry and gimme book 2!! 🙂 

Now that you’ve read how I feel, I think you should enter this HUGE GIVEAWAY!! Lemme tell you all about it… Here’s what you can win. 

Tour wide giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift card

$15 Starbuck Gift card

2 ebook copies Witch Way to Turn

Here’s how you enter… GO HERE to the host site and enter via rafflecopter. It’s so easy! 🙂 

Well kids, that’s enough outta me 🙂 I wish you all good luck for the giveaways… I SERIOUSLY want that starbucks card lol 🙂 Happy Reading my Gators!!! 


21 thoughts on “Witch Way To Turn Blog Tour w Giveaway

  1. Hi Maghon!

    Wow! Thank you so much for that wonderful review! Really appreciate you taking the time to read and review Witch Way to Turn. I’m thrilled that you loved it and were so torn between the boys! I’m still torn between them!! LOL Can’t wait to share book #2 with you!

    It was so awesome being on your blog today, and I enjoyed the enthusiasm in your post.

    Faithfully writing,

    • magluvsya03 says:

      If there was an award for most enthusiastic, I’d win lol I get excited over the smallest things! I am so excited to host you- & I WILL hold you to that book 2 comment lol!!

      I hope we find more readers who love your book 🙂 thank you so much for coming over and ps I think it’s so cool that you reply to commenters 🙂

      • Enthusiasm is so important and I love it!! 😀 That’s me too girl, I get so excited over the smallest things! You got it! I’d love for you to review book #2 when it releases!

        My pleasure! I absolutely love commenting and talking to readers! 😀

      • magluvsya03 says:

        Well YEE-HAAA!!!! I’m ALL excited!!! I’m so excited I found you and your books!!!

  2. Brenda says:

    Excellent review!

  3. Jean S. says:

    Ooh! I must confess that I can’t resist an assassin who has a change of heart, especially with his intended victim. Sounds good! Plus, I’ve lived in both North Carolina and Virginia, so I have to support authors from those areas. (Yes, it’s a rule.)

    • Hi Jean! I have a hard time resisting an assassin too! 🙂 Woo hoo for supporting NC and VA authors! Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting!

      • magluvsya03 says:

        Ms Karen- Jean is my most bestest loyalest follower- oh and she has EXCELLENT taste in books 🙂

      • Jean S. says:

        I have to point out that Maghon and I have almost the exact same taste in books, so that’s why she says I have excellent taste. : ) And I also think it’s great that you respond to comments. It’s fun talking about books and having “virtual” interaction.

      • magluvsya03 says:

        Giggle!! You sure do have excellent taste!! 🙂 and “virtual” interactions are fantastic 🙂

    • magluvsya03 says:

      Great rule & I think you’d LOVE ORIN!!! He’s really HAWT!! 🙂 oh and he’s even thoughtful and generous… Hard to think of those qualities going with an assassin lol 🙂

      • Aww! Thanks for the Orin love!! 😀 There were three major rewrites to WWTT before my publisher picked it up, and Orin’s character went through the most development. He is very special to me, and I’m so pleased with how his character developed! 😀 Of course, I’m still torn between the two boys!! They are just so sexy and awesome! lolz

      • magluvsya03 says:

        I do love me some Orin! But THREE rewrites!! He must be extra special to deserve all that time 😉

  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Fantastic review, Karen! Congratulations!

  5. That’s a great review! Definitely will be checking this one out. 🙂

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