Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1) by Shannon Mayer

Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1)

I am cursed by the desert I was born in, and now I wander the space between the Walls meant to hold my kind-the supernatural kind- in. If I can find a way out, if I can find a way to escape, perhaps I can outrun this curse. But that means passing through the Ice Witch's realm-something no one has returned from. But life has a funny way of changing directions on you. A freak accident. A child in danger. And a damn Warlock named Merlin who thinks h...

Details Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1)

TitleWitch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1)
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherHijinks Ink Publishing
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Witches, Shapeshifters

Reviews Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1)

  • Beth
    You know that moment when you finished every book a specific author has released and you just can't get enough... Witch's Reign has made me realize I'm there with Shannon Mayer.
  • Stacy
    If I'm to be honest, I must start off by saying that If I had known that WITCH'S REIGN was part of the Venom world, I would not not have given it a chance. Thankfully there is only one mention of 'super dupers' in WITCH'S REIGN.WITCH'S REIGN is part of the same world as Shannon's Venom series—even has some of the same characters—, but it feels different. Which in my book is actually a good start. Unfortunately I feel that we are missing a lot...
  • Elisa Hordon
    Witches Reign was pure magic.I really love a supernatural story that grabs you from the first page and keeps you in it's grip the hole way through, constantly trying to guess which way the author will jump with the story.Zam, Maks and Lila were my favourites, Darcy I'm hoping will have more of a part in future stories, Steve and Kiara and both go to hell I mean seriously I want to see them both taken down a few pegs.Merlin entertaining and always...
  • Becky
    The Desert Cursed Series is a spin off/continuation of Mayer's Venom and Vanilla. This book focuses on Zamira and her hunt/quest to save a friend. She is "Zamira the Reckless. A Wall Breaker.” There are a lot of secrets and backstory that come out in the book but many pieces are still missing. It will be interesting to see where the series goes but it is one that I wish I could binge read the series rather than waiting for the next. I just feel...
  • Sheila Ryals
    😻I'm not sure I love the world. but I'm dam sure I loved some of the characters!!! Zam especially! The world they live in is scary as hell. And kind of a bit to dam mean!! God now I gotta wait on book two and I want it now!!!!!!
  • Heather Rainwater-Alvarado
    Shannon Mayer starts Witch's Reign off with an edge of your seat action scene and doesn't stop until the end of the book. This book was very fast paced with periods of reflection by the main characters in order to elaborate on their history or character development. She does a very good job of planting Easter eggs of information for you to figure out. I am an avid reader and get annoyed with most author's attempts at such coy tidbits; but I will ...
  • Sarah Leenart
    I am truly in love with this book. It was pure magic woven into words. If you loved Rylee you are going to love Zam. That is not to say that Rylee and Zam are the same character, oh no! But they have that same fire and passion in them that seems to sparkle off the page, carries the story along, lives with you long after you have closed the final page and keeps you thinking about them at random moments. Zam is truly a great character and her story...
  • Reesa
    Witch’s ReignBook 1 Desert Cursed SeriesShannon Mayer4 BookgasumsThough she be little she is fierce (Shakespeare and Mayer)Ms. Mayer has another amazing series on her hands. If you are a fan of some of her other series: Venom, Rylee and Phoenix series then you will love this new series too. If you are new to Ms Mayer then this is a great place to start. Follow along in this alternate reality where gods, dragons, and other things that go bang in...
  • Denise Sherman
    first off I like to say that Witch's Reign is an Awesome book..If you love action from the get go and shifters you will really love Witch's Reign.. Zamira “Reckless” Wilson belongs to the Bright Lion Pride although when Zamira shifts.. well she does not shift into a big cat.. she shifts into a small cute and adorable house cat. Nobody would think her dangerous.. but watch out she has some pretty sharp claws and teeth. Her father was the leade...
  • Alison Motherwell
    A spectacular start to this new series. This book is set in the same world as the venom series and we get a glimpse at some familiar faces. It appears Merlin is up to his old tricks, playing games and putting people into a position to benefit his overall agenda, Yaya has gotten herself mixed up in it all and is enjoying the adrenaline rush that comes with this kickass book.Shannon Mayer is a brilliant writer and always manages to make the underdo...
  • Vicki Ramirez
    "Just what in the sand dunes of hell was going on here?' is just one line I loved from this new book from Shannon Mayer! Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed Series, book 1) is keeper. The story revolves around the main character, a shifter named Zamira (aka Zam) who is asked not to retrieve a friend who was captured by the Ice Witch. Of course, she can't leave her bestie to a terrible fate so she heads out to rescue her. Along for the ride, is a human f...
  • Trudy
    Witch's Reign (Desert Cursed, #1) is my first Shannon Mayer read ever and I must say I have been missing out! She writes in my favorite way, with sass, class, humor, heart, fight and a strong female lead, reminiscent of one of my favorite authors, K.F. Breene! I could not put this book down! She had me from page one all the way to the last page! This new exciting world that Shannon created is full of threats that must be overcome and we, the read...
  • Chrissy
    Ok, this book was amazing!Meet Zamira a shifter in the world if supes (supernatural people with abilities) and humans aaaand dragons and shifters and Mages and Warlocks and lions and wolfs and bears, oh my!!!This is another awesome cheecky female lead by the author! Zam is everything you are looking for: intriguing, magical, indecisive, too decisive... very headstrong but still with her own doubts and fears.Shannon has the ability to flow and mel...
  • Erin McDaniel Coolbaugh
    Shannon Mayer does it again! Another fantastic book! Witch's Reign follows Zamira's journey to help her mentor, Ish, find stolen gems that will help Ish return to her full power. Once returned to her full power, Ish will be able to help heal Zam's brother. As is typical in Zam's world, nothing ever goes as planned or is ever easy. Her journey to rescue her best friend, get the gem Ish needs, and also rescue an egotistical ex-husband pits her with...
  • Vicki Poll
    I have devoured each and every one of Shannon’s books and series. The desert cursed series has given me hope of another series that will rival the elemental and Rylee Adamson books. I love a morally incorruptible, strong bad ass heroine and I have that in Zam. She is fierce and determined, to complete her mission, regardless of the personal costs involved. As always, I didn’t see the direction each character would take their development. Lila...
  • Lindsey McBride
    Never underestimate an underdog.... In Witch’s Reign we see Zam be underestimated and practically disregarded because she is considered less than. Cursed to fail in all her pursuits and small in size, especially for a supernatural of her type, she is up against it all to prove her worth to her entire “family” and herself. When one of her own is in trouble she must fight for those who would rather she die, but that means she must learn to tr...
  • Ashley Green
    What a start to another awesome series ! I am absolutely in love with the fact that Shannon Mayer can take and tie her books together in little ways that just leave you wanting more and more . Zam is our new heroine and boy does she doubt herself . Her size is her biggest issue she’s supposed to be a lion shifter and big and mighty and strong but she just does not have the size or the right animal . She lets her doubt hold her back. Not only th...
  • Karie Mathiesen
    Another awesome series from Shannon Mayer!! This one is about Zamira's journey to help her mentor and only person that has been like a mother to her (Ish) find stolen gems that will help Ish return to her full power. She is hoping that once Ish has all the gems she will be able to help heal Zam's brother Bryce. After her best friend is abducted Zam is ordered to go get her by her brother with the help of the human that has been staying with them ...
  • Latisha Bramlett
    Witch's Reign is set in the same world as Ms. Mayer's Venom series. We meet some familiar characters and alot of new ones. Merlin and YaYa are up to something. Merlin always had an agenda. YaYa seems a bit more childish now that she is young again.Zamira is the daughter of an Alpha. She is not very powerful but she tries really hard to overcome what she perceives as a weakness. She feels she has no one she can trust. Everyone has seemed to have l...
  • Debbie Turk
    This story is full of of pace with twists & turns along with friendships made, broken & some heating up to possible romance in the future!! I liked the female heroine, Zamira, she is fierce of heart though she lacks self belief due her differences from her family. She has an unrelenting need to help those who can't help themselves even if it's likely to cause her end!!! I've only rated this book 3.5 stars as it feels like I was reading a book tha...
  • Brandy
    I was really excited for the newest series from Mayer. I've been a fan of hers for a long time. By now I know what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed.Zam is a dynamic and complex character and she compels you to care about what happens to her. She does the right thing even when it is the hard thing to do. I love how Mayer's newest heroine is driven to protect the underdog...or should I say under-"cat."I think Lila might be my favorite sidekick ...
  • Heather
    What a great first book in this new series from Ms. Mayer! Zamira (Zam) is a great new heroine. The book opens with an action scene and it never really slows down. We get to meet an interesting cast of characters, shifters Steve and Zam, human Maks and dragon Lila. Some characters you grow to love and one not so much, because every story has to have an enemy, right? We also get to see a couple of characters from the previous books that took place...
  • Kathern Watts
    Oh my....Shannon Mayer keeps on writing some of the best books I have ever read and she sure didn't disappoint in this book either.This book follows the story line of her Venom and Vanilla series. It is very action packed and I couldn't put it down. I was hooked right from the first page.Zamara has to fight all types of paranormal creatures even dragons. She is on a mission and she doesn't intend to lose. She is doing it to help her brother.Now b...
  • Tiffany Heidt
    I LOVED this book. As usual, Mayer draws you in from the beginning. She writes in a way that has you walking along the characters and escaping reality. I love the way I feel like I am a part of the world and feel the emotions as the characters feel them. I loved the surprises along the way and the relationship that formed between the three travellers on their mission to save Darcy and retrieve the jewel. I loved the mystery surrounding Maks and c...
  •  amber parke
    I absolutely loved this book and am impatiently waiting for the next one! Shannon Mayer's style of writing is excellent. It is fast paced, intriguing, and makes the reader want to stay up all night to finish! The story has mystery enough to make you want to continue on with the series and not so much that you don't know what is happening. The character has you rooting for her from the very beginning and reminds you that 'though she may be little ...
  • Rebecca Williams
    Another book that I couldn't put down by Shannon Mayer. The characters in this first installment are hard not to love; funny, strong, and smart. Mayer has multiple series under her belt filled with stories and characters that you miss when you hit the final page. One of the gifts that Shannon Mayer has is in allowing her characters to cross in and out of worlds and story lines without making the reader feel as if it's just to put words on a page....
  • Jo Claire
    Wow! Excellent start!I am so loving this new series! I cannot wait until April for the next installment. Zamira, like many of us, has well deserved trust issues and self esteem issues, but she is working on it. She is funny, smart and brave as well. She is a character with whom I would like to hang out or go on a dangerous mission. I really enjoyed this book and these characters and look forward to what comes next.
  • Holly Parker Fletcher
    If you like cats, dragons, and awesome writing, don’t waste your time reading reviews! This book was about an awesome woman named, Zamira, Zam for short, and her heroic adventures. She has a family that is hurting and treasures to find. I could do without Steve, but there always has to be a person to dislike, and he’s it! It is fast moving throughout, with bits of twist thrown out you to keep you guessing, looking forward to book two.
    I get giddy when this amazing author releases a new book. I know I will love the story and her style of writing and I am thrilled to say this book is FANTASTIC. I am able to get lost into Shannons books and I always want to stay there!I really enjoyed getting to know Zam and Maks and learning more about Merlin who I hope gets his own book.You all have to read this! You will get caught up in this incredible world Shannon has created and I highly r...
  • Sabrina Keely
    BreathtakingThis book will hook you from the beginning and never let go. It has everything, slow burning romance, humor, suspense, even heartache. Zamira will draw you in until you feel everything she is feeling just as a good book should. I am in love with these characters, so much so they may be my new favorites. You don't wanna miss this ride it's a good one.