Spell Bound by Jacob Z. Flores

Title: Spell Bound
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 216
POV: 1st
Genre: Paranormal, Vampires,
Urban Fantasy
Kisses: 4.5


The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge: Book One

Mason Blackmoor just can’t compete with his brothers, much less his father. They represent the epitome of black magic, strong, dark, and wicked, and though Mason tries to live up to his respected lineage, most of the spells he casts go awry. To make matters worse, his active power has yet to kick in. While his brothers wield lightning and harness the cold, Mason sits on the sidelines, waiting for the moment when he can finally enter the magical game.

When a dead body is discovered on the football field of his high school, Mason meets Drake Carpenter, the new kid in town. Drake’s confident demeanor and quick wit rub Mason the wrong way. Drake is far too self-assured for someone without an ounce of magical blood in his body, and Mason aims to teach him a lesson—like turn him into a roach. And if he’s lucky, maybe this time Mason won’t be the one turned into an insect.

Not surprisingly, the dislike is mutual, and Drake does nothing to dispel Mason’s suspicion that the sexy boy with a southern drawl is somehow connected to the murder.

If only Mason didn’t find himself inexplicably spell bound whenever they are together, they might actually find out what danger hides in the shadows.


From the first page, Spell Bound by Jacob Z. Flores caught me up within it’s gripping storyline. First, we have Mason Blackmoor, who comes across as a arrogant jerk who hangs out with the school bullies that serve Mason’s every whim. Although Mason does not bully people personally, he still comes across as untouchable.

Drake is a new student that both infuriates and fascinates Mason at the same time.

I loved the interaction between these two young men and the misconceptions they have about each other. Although this story is funny at times, it is also has a dangerous and suspenseful element to it because someone is trying to kill them.

One of the reasons why I loved this book was the character of Mason himself. When Mason’s magic is not working, he feels inadequate. His family’s magic is strong and very powerful. I ended up loving the Blackmoor family and you will too. I cannot wait for their stories in this series.

I highly recommend this book.

Mason and Drake are just meant to be and I know you will love them too.

Jacob Z. Flores is a talented writer and once you read this heartfelt tale, you will want to add his work to your library of must-read authors.

Reviewed by: Cheryl

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