Author: Cheryl Dragon
Publisher: Changeling Press
Buy Link: Buy Four Guys and a Witch Here!
Rating: You Want to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
When demons invade Detroit, four modern day pagan warriors go to work, but they need a little extra help from their favorite sexy witch. Phoebe has been their magical contact for years, but none of the men have dared break ranks to make a move. A protection spell won’t cut it this time. The group needs sex magic to boost their skills and bond them on a new level. Sharing a hot witch is one thing, but two of the men have issues that make baring their feelings harder than their bodies. Phoebe is determined to have them all and bring love to the warriors’ world.
This short 73 page story has three plot lines, and does not devote enough time to any of them. The most obvious is the sex spell, which ties into the other two – fighting the demons and Reed’s hang ups.
The sex isn’t bad, but it is poorly described. It is difficult to tell where all the bodies are, or the placement defies physics. It also suffers from being very clinical: Phoebe did this and DC did that, but never anything on how it feels.
The demon fighting follows much the same pattern: it is hard to tell where everyone is, and it lacks feelings.
As for Reed and his hang ups about religion and sex… I classify myself as “other” religiously, so I am glad to see Paganism shown in a positive, if fanciful, light. I however, am not amused that this is accomplished by vilifying Christianity. The book presents Christians as abusers, victims, and bigots, while Pagans are all wonderful, loving people. Neither extreme is true.
Overall, I think if the book gave each plot a bit more time to develop and give more attention to the feeling invoked by exciting situations like sex or battle, then it would make the story more tangible.