#Review “Beltane Bliss (Pagan Pleasures Book 1)” by Lilliana Rose



3.5/5 Stars

Edith is a white witch, a healer by nature. She’s in training to become a full witch and part of her covenant of Magiks.

However, before she can complete her training, she’s betrayed by her lover, Anto, suffers a devastating loss and flees from all she knows.

She ends up at a seaside village six hours from Sydney a week before Beltane and feels her psychic intuition led her to this place, just as it leads her to open a small shop, Crystal Sands, for healing. She needs time to heal herself and concentrate on her magical abilities, not the humiliation she suffered because of Anto or the disappointment her parents have in her for leaving him and the city.

Voltaire is a plumber, also used and betrayed by a lover. While working himself out of the financial hole she leaves him in, he’s also coming to terms with the loss of his mother and sister to breast cancer.

When Edi and Volt meet, the attraction is instant. But she’s sworn off relationships until she has healed and can trust her own judgment, and he’s closed his heart because of the way his ex turned his life upside down. He’s also not a fan of the “new age” stuff Edi practices because his mom and sister were believers and it did them no good.

Despite their broken hearts and better judgments, these two do get together, and it’s not a bad thing. They’re a cute couple.

This quick read has a good premise and story build that draws you right in.

Unfortunately, for me, there wasn’t enough follow through, and it could use a good edit.

Edi reflects on her past and the thing that happened but leaves too many unanswered questions. She’s a walking contradiction and I don’t know if it’s what she went through with Anto, the coming of Beltane, or just her personality, but her thoughts were jumbled and all over the place.

I don’t know the rules of Wicca or fantasy Wicca, or even fantasy magic if such rules exist, but for a witch-in-training who spoke of her lack of powers, Edi sure did a lot.

Volt doesn’t believe, then he does, then he doesn’t… choose a side already!

And what about Sol, the ghost?

Beltane Bliss is a light romance sure to appeal to romance readers and lovers of the supernatural. It has a nice ending that doesn’t feel rushed, but I needed the story fleshed out more.




Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.

Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.

Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?

Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.

Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?

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