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Leslie Tramposch: Managing Editor - Sara Reyes: Marketing and Publicity

October 2006 Issue

 

Witchy Women
Spotlight on Witch Featured Romance

Featuring 
 
 Interviews with: Tara Gavin, Silhouette Nocturne ~ Yasmine Galenorn ~ Candace Havens
Kim Harrison ~ Joanna K. Moore ~ Devyn Quinn ~ T.T. Robbins ~ Kari Thomas

Special Features

Publisher Spotlight: Silhouette Nocturne
Spook-Tacular Romance
 
Chat with Featured Authors ~ September 18th
at PNR CHAT, monthly - 3rd Monday, 8PM Eastern

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...

Powerful, earthy, magical; witch heroines have cast a spell on paranormal romance readers! Check out the latest offerings from our favorite authors. 
 

 

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Berkley Pub Group
October 3, 2006
ISBN #0425212548
304 pages
Paperback
 
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WITCHLING

by Yasmine Galenorn

Meet three semi-supernatural sisters, out to save the Otherworld...

We're the D'Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're savvy—and sexy—operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille—a wicked-good witch. Except my magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as my enemies are about to find out the hard way...

At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, a fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, badass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He's made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: Keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls...

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St. Martin's Press
October 3, 2006
ISBN #0312937636
384 pages
Paperback
 
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SEDUCED BY MAGIC

by Cheyenne McCray

Copper Ashcroft is an accomplished D'Anu witch, but the magic she wields is a potent force—strong enough to hurl her into a mysterious Otherworld when a spell backfires. Before Copper can escape, another being is pulled into her realm—Tiernan, a powerfully virile Tuatha D'Danann warrior. Blond, blue-eyed, and shamelessly seductive, Tiernan could be Copper's savior—and his touch sets her body on fire.

Like others of his kind, Tiernan stands alongside the D'Anu witches to battle the demons of the Underworld. Obligation to his cause and his people cautions against any entanglement with Copper, yet each second spent with this beautiful, uninhibited woman stirs an insatiable hunger. Desire explodes into carnal bliss, but the visions that haunt Copper's dreams are growing stronger, and they foretell a terrifying evil waiting to be unleashed...

Saving the city will take more than brute strength...more than witchcraft. Only together can Copper and Tiernan find a way to overcome the dark forces—and seize a passion that has bewitched them both.

Don't Miss: Forbidden Magic


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Berkley Pub Group
September 5, 2006
ISBN #0425211614
256 pages
Trade Size
 
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CHARMED & READY

by Candace Havens

Monday, 5 PM - Greenwich Mean Time
Bournemouth, England
Spells: 2
Sexy rock stars: 1
Jealous boyfriend who's not returning my calls: 1

I'm so bad at this man thing. After spending most my life single (for witches it's practically an occupational hazard) I finally found someone to love. OK, so then he got killed, but he's recuperating nicely. And I should be home, nursing him—maybe just a little bit naughtily—back to health.

But no. The Prime Minister asked if I could look after this rock star buddy of his, Zane. Creepy Goth guys in cloaks keep showing up at his concerts and zapping his mojo. Hmm, smells like teen warlock to me. Anyway, I owe the PM, and Zane is fun, too—I mean, what girl wouldn't want to hang with the hottest man in music? How was I to know the press would be lying in wait when we stumbled out to his limo?

Look, everyone has vices. Right now, I'd like to indulge in one of mine and blow some people up so I can get back to my sweetie in Texas. But if these caped dudes don't show themselves before another paparazzi shot of Zane and me hits the tabloids, I may not have a boyfriend to go home to...

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Samhain Publishing
September 26, 2006
ISBN #1599981440
e-Book
 
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THE KEEPER OF ETERNITY

by Devyn Quinn

Returning home after twenty years, a young woman learns that her past is steeped in witchcraft as she uncovers hidden family secrets and her own future destiny.

Julienne Hunter had it all. And she used it—her beauty, wit and grace—with a heedless and reckless daring to climb to the pinnacle of success in the world of high fashion. There was no tomorrow in her glittering world and no secrets that her charm could not hide.

But old bodies will not stay buried and Julienne is about to learn the truth of her own lost past. Crushing tragedy lures Julienne back to the family home her mother, Cassandra, abandoned over twenty-one years ago--and straight into the unwelcome embrace of the man her mother feared.

Morgan Saint-Evanston.

Dark. Brooding. Sexy as hell. He's everything a woman desires, yet his own dangerous secrets have tainted his heart and blackened his soul. He is a man Julienne will dare to take as her lover even as he plunges her into an occult realm where human souls are open barter...


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Harper Torch
June 27, 2006
ISBN #0060788194
464 pages
Paperback

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A FISTFUL OF CHARMS

by Kim Harrison

Rachel Morgan series - Book 4

The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her -- not necessarily in that order.

Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses -- savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.

Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake.

Don't Miss the first 3 titles in the Series:

Book 1: Dead Witch Walking
Book 2: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
Book 3: Every Which Way But Dead
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PublishAmerica, Inc.
August 9, 2006
ISBN #1424149401
186 pages
Trade Size
 
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THE KARBER WITCHES: DEMONS AMONG US

by T.T. Robbins


This is the story of the Karber Witches: each born with their own unique psychic ability, bestowed upon them by the powers that be and dating back to the origins of Magick itself.

Kyleigh Karber weaves us a tale of the supernatural entwined in what is considered everyday life for the Karber family. She has a quirky, dark humor that keeps you wondering what she will say or do next, and only the influence of a wise old woman she calls Grand Mammy keeps her grounded in the midst of her chaotic life. She explains her families abilities even as she leads you down the path destined for her. Her life is far from ordinary; she is surrounded by the dead that only she can see, and they clamor endlessly for her attention. The twists and turns that fate throws at her will leave you guessing about her next life-altering experience. She has endured her share of tragedies along the way, yet remains driven to fulfill her destiny. In her story, you see the delicate juggling act she performs, as she uses spells and enchantments to balance good and evil.

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Triskelion
July 14, 2006
ISBN #1933874589
e-Book
 
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TEMPTATION UNLEASHED
by Kari Thomas

 

Do opposites really attract? Shapeshifter Aiden Calhoun will do everything in his human power to keep witch, Kira Douglas, at arm's length. Too bad the animal side of his nature has different ideas! Call it animal lust, the primal call of a mate, or even sorcery. Whatever the reason, Aiden fights the bewitching temptation of Kira, knowing that to give in to his ravenous desires could mean the destruction of his family, and even their lives.


For Kira's attempts to gain custody of the precious half-shapeshifter, half-witch niece they share has brought a powerful sorcerer back into their lives. Together, Kira and Aiden will desperately fight temptation, danger, and against all odds --- destiny.

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Triskelion
December 15, 2005
ISBN #1932866604
e-Book
 
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THREE OF SWORDS

by Joanna K. Moore


Selene McPherson is finally leaving the witch tag behind her. She has a successful restaurant and a happy life. When she draws the Three of Swords card three days in a row, Selene knows trouble is brewing.

It comes in the form of a horrific series of murders, starting with her sister's boyfriend. Police suspect her sister, and in order to clear her, Selene must once more return to the magical world she'd left behind to help Police Chief Adrian Burke find a killer. What she finds is aconnection to the Chief she never thought possible; can she convince him that her spiritual powers can be helpful in the case? The stakes are increased when someone she loves is in danger. The race is on to find a killer before Selene loses more than she's willing to give.


Coming Soon in Print from Triskelion, January 2007

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Extasy Ebooks
June 23, 2006
ISBN #1554106745
192 pages
e-Book
 
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RETURN TO ME

by Sarah Leigh Tomas

The answers to the present lie in the past...

Or at least that's what Annie Beltane is hoping. In years gone past, Annie's twin sister Audrey was killed, and in a visit to an abandoned mansion previously belonging to a suspected witch, Annie and her best friend Cal Peterson watched in shock as the murder was re-enacted out on Audrey's spirit. The murder went unsolved. But as Cal investigated matters privately, he, too, lost his life. Now Cal lives as a ghost, and he implores Annie to delve deeper, to find out who killed both him and Audrey...and why.

With nothing else left to do, Annie throws herself into her memories as she pieces it all together. Her love for Cal, and the dark secret she'd kept hidden for so many years, is about to be uncovered. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more frightening the future looks.

Annie knows she must find the answers, must avenge what was lost, but that's not easy when her own family doubts her sanity, and a violent end seems very close...

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Chippawa Publishing
June 2006
ISBN #n/a
e-Book
 
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WITCH OF WOLF HILL

by Sara-Jane Fox

 

Witch of Wolf Hill: The Second First Daughter 


There's something different about Devon White. It's not just his motorbike or his silver-gray eyes that draw Brangwen Black to him; it's something much deeper. Something ancient. Unbeknown to Brangwen, their two families have been sworn enemies for centuries. Usually, only the first daughter receives training to continue the fight. But when the first daughter (Brangwen's sister) is murdered, Brangwen's magical training must begin. Why does Devon want to help her? And can she even trust him?


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Berkley Sensation
January 3, 2006
ISBN #0425201287
336 pages
Paperback
 
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THE STAR WITCH

by Linda Winstead Jones

 

The Sun Witch and The Moon Witch introduced the Fyne sisters, three different and engrossing witches coming into their own. Here, the eldest wonders how she can remain chaste with a sensuous enemy tempting her.
 
 
 
Don't miss the first two titles in this magical series:


Book 1:
The Sun Witch

Book 2:
The Moon Witch


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SynergEbooks
April 1, 2006
ISBN #0744310482
e-Book

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MOON OF LITTLE WINTER

by Margaret Marr

Chely Austin is still hurting from the death of her grandfather. He was the only family she knew. Her birth was the result of a one-night stand, so she never knew her father at all, and her mother disappeared from her life over twenty years ago. Whenever she had asked her grandfather about her mother, he would tell her only that she had left and no more.

Chely's grandfather left her a big, spooky-looking house no one had ever lived in even though it was furnished right down to the towels in the bathrooms. Still the house couldn't replace her grandfather and loneliness crept in ... until the night Ty Walker broke in claiming half the property it was built on belonged to his grandmother.

Ty Walker has spent his life as a loner, never getting too close to anyone because of a special gift passed down from his grandmother. He didn't figure any woman would hang around once they found out he was a male witch who could shift into a wolf. So his plans were to buy a portion of his grandmother's property, resell it to give her a comfortable life, and get back out of town as quickly as possible.

When the skeletal remains of children turn up on the property, Ty and Chely begin to fear their grandparents have kept a grisly secret for years, a secret Ty and Chely have blocked from their memory. They unknowingly release the witch from the binding spell, and must now remember what happened all those years ago before the witch regains her full power and draws them into a trap that could end both their lives.


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Berkley Sensation
December 5, 2006
ISBN #0425213463
304 pages
Paperback

 
THE SCOT, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

by Annette Blair


Accidental Witch: Book 3


To restore his clan to glory, Rory MacKenzie must reclaim a beautifully carved unicorn. His search leads him to Victoria Cartwright, whose untapped magical power reveals a long-hidden treasure in her wardrobe.

 

Don't miss the first two titles in this magical series:

Book 1: The Kitchen Witch

Book 2: My Favorite Witch

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Red Dress Ink
September 1, 2006
ISBN #0373896077
320 pages
Paperback

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GIRL'S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT

by Mindy Klasky

Which is more unlikely?
Meeting a single, straight, reasonably attractive, willing- to-commit man?
Or discovering a secret cache of magic books?

For good-girl Jane Madison, neither has a shot in hell of coming true -- until the day she finds a hidden room . . .

Now she's done a bit of experimenting and found a spell that makes her irresistible to men -- even those who have previously ignored her. And another that turns a cat into her witch's familiar (a snarky, critical, self-absorbed man -- pretty much a typical male). Though her impulsive acts of magic have brought a warder (sexy, grouchy, elusive and determined to stop her from using magic) down on her, Jane's not willing to let go of this fantastic new life.

Though she wonders about having things that aren't "real," she's having too much fun to stop. After all, no one ever said being a witch was easy . . .


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Jove
June 27, 2006
ISBN #0515141542
368 pages
Paperback

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DANGEROUS TIDES

by Christine Feehan

Drake Sisters: Book 4

Dr. Libby Drake is sensible and practical. To her more adventurous sisters, she's always been the "good girl". Certainly not the kind to attract the attention of a genius like Ty Derrick—until a tragic accident leaves the handsome biochemist at her mercy.

Acting on her uncanny ability to heal, she stirs in the reawakened Ty his own long-suppressed desires for the woman who saved his life. But he's not the only man with designs on Libby Drake. Her miraculous and selfless power has also captured the attention of a dangerously influential admirer. He's pursuing the elementally gifted beauty for his own wicked purpose. And he's willing to go to deadly lengths to make it happen.

Don't miss the first three titles in this magical series:

Book 1: Magic in the Wind

Book 2: The Twilight Before Christmas

Book 3: Oceans of Fire


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Ellora's Cave
September 15, 2006
ISBN #1419906887
e-Book


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VENGEANCE DUE

by Lauren Dane

Witches Knot #3

Simone Charvez admits she's high maintenance, but she's also more than the pretty piece of fluff everyone seems to take her for. When Kael Gardener walks into her shop, tattoos, piercings and bad boy attitude she knows she's in for trouble. For Kael, the news that not all vampires are like the monsters that slaughtered his entire family is nearly as hard to take as his all encompassing attraction to a witch with a family that includes one.

Simone fights to get Kael to let his guard down and love her and Kael fights to keep his emotional distance from a woman he's sure he has nothing to offer to. All of this as they race to find and kill the Oathbreakers who threaten not just all of New Orleans but Simone's very soul.

Don't miss the first two titles in this magical series:

Book 1: Triad

Book 2: A Touch of Fae


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Cobblestone Press
July 7, 2006
ISBN #1600880185
e-Book


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UNDER COVER OF THE MOON

by Loribelle Hunt

 

In book one of the Lunar Mates series, Darius Stewart is banished and offered the leadership of a new pack. He has a new pack to settle and a rogue wolf terrorizing the local population, threatening to expose their species. The last thing he needs is a mate further complicating his life.  


That's just fine with Meg O'Reilly. A witch, she knows something is not right in her town. Good werewolves, bad werewolves, and the possessive, bossy, sexy Alpha wolf trying to order her around. Life’s never been so complicated.


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Cobblestone Press
October 6, 2006
ISBN #1600880506
e-Book


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THIS SPELLS TROUBLE

by Shelli Stevens

 

Arianna's a holistic witch who tries to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds her when the Hell's Ball she's attending lives up to its name. She meets a cocky vampire who's creating havoc on her hormones. But he's also her only hope at getting through the night alive.


Jake's a casino investigator, working undercover as a bartender on Halloween night. When a sexy, green-eyed witch becomes the targeted victim for a sacrifice ritual, he'll go to any lengths to save her. Especially when he realizes she may be more to him than just another casual lover.

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Ellora's Cave
March 8, 2006
ISBN #1419905554
e-Book
 
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WEB OF DESIRE

by Cathryn Fox


Something Wicked.

When Ally Shears, a good witch of Belhaven, discovers her old flame Tanner Cage captured in a silky web courtesy of her wicked witch of a cousin, she concocts a plan to make him pay for deserting her a decade ago.

Tanner is a prisoner to her desires, and with the help of a table full of sex toys, Ally's ready to try everything she missed out on years ago.


Everything.

But when the captive suddenly becomes the captor, Ally finds herself tangled in a web of desire-of her own making.


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Kensington Publishing
September 1, 2005
ISBN #0758209312
352 pages
Paperback

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SEX AND THE SINGLE WITCH

 

Never underestimate the power of a little black dress...and a little white magic.


Get BEWITCHED with a new chicklit anthology that puts the magic back in romance.


The Trouble with Witchcraft
by Holly Chamberlin.

Single White Witch by Carly Alexander

The Witch's Guide to Life by Theresa Alan


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Triskelion
August 1, 2006
ISBN #1601860013
162 pages
e-Book


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BLOOD HUNT: THE LEGEND

by J. Gilbert

 

How far would you go to keep a deadly secret? Would you let a little boy die?


Nurse Brianna Eaton's world turns upside down when EMTs bring her best friend and her six-year-old son to St. Francis. Bri's blood is the only hope he has. If she saves him, she can no longer hide what she is—part vampire, part witch. Forces will come against her; it's only a matter of time. Not even the fierce vampire protector her father assigns can stop the fulfillment of The Legend.


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New Concepts Publishing
March 4, 2006
ISBN #1586088610
e-Book


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WITCH HUNT

by Leanne Karella & Vivienne King

 

Lina Brennen has been searching for one thing all her adult life: A place to call home. Between her Granna's ghost, who's been by her side since she was a child, and Lina's skills as a healer, she's been run out of town after town.


Trent Godfrey has spent the last ten years keeping his heart safe from any woman, until Lina comes into his life. He's turned his back on his Native American heritage, refusing to have anything to do with the Spirit World.


The sizzling attraction between them can be stopped by only one thing: Lina's gift. Is their love strong enough to lead him through his buried past? Or will it tear them apart forever?

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New Concepts Publishing
September 14, 2005
ISBN #1586085905
e-Book
 
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DANCE WITH THE DEVIL

by J.C. Grey

 

Rowan Byrne feels that some dark, sinister, and inherently evil force has invaded the small town where she lives. The healer knows that it's critical to keep her wits about her if she is to triumph in her dance with the devil and yet she finds herself caught up in a dangerous attraction to Max Larkham-Jones and completely unable to resist his dark allure.


Is it purely coincidence that he arrived in town the day evil came? Or something far more sinister?

 


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Triskelion
April 6, 2006
ISBN #1933874023
e-Book

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TRUTH OR DARE


by Melanie Atkins

 

Kaitlyn Chambers is a witch inexperienced in life and love who's just been given the biggest assignment of her immortal life--to rid Scarlet Oak of the greedy ghosts plundering its refurbished halls. What she doesn't count on is running into a serial murderer.


FBI Assistant Deputy Director Colin Winter doesn't believe in love or the paranormal. Yet when he is sent to Louisiana to solve the bizarre series of crimes, he is forced to rely on Kaitlyn to teach him not only the secrets of the grimoire, but how he can use a spell to unlock his haunted heart.


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Silhouette Nocturne
December 1, 2006
ISBN #0373617526
304 pages
Paperback


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HAUNTED

by Lisa Childs

Witch Hunt Series

WAS HE HER SAVIOR OR HER WORST NIGHTMARE?

Ariel Cooper is about to marry her soul mate, but she has a secret. She can see ghosts.

For years Ariel's resented her gift, believing it a curse. She's been hiding it from her powerful, brooding fiancé, David, afraid that he wouldn't understand. But now she has to tell him. Twenty years ago, she and her two sisters were separated to protect them from a man who had vowed revenge on the women in her family. And someone has resumed the hunt.

Ariel knows she must warn her sisters before it's too late— the killer is closing in and his power is growing stronger. With David's help, they begin the search. But the closer Ariel comes to finding her sisters, the more secretive he becomes. Can she trust the man she plans to spend eternity with? Or has he been waiting for the perfect moment to destroy her?


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Regan Books
October 1, 2005
ISBN #0060548932
352 pages
Hardcover
 
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SON OF A WITCH

by Gregory Maguire

Sequel to WICKED

When a Witch dies—not as a crone, withered and incapable, but as a woman in her prime, at the height of her passion and prowess—too much is left unsaid. What might have happened had Elphaba lived? Of her campaigns in defense of the Animals, of her appetite for justice, of her talent for magic itself, what good might have come? If every death is a tragedy, the death of a woman in her prime keenly bereaves the whole world.

Ten years after the publication of Wicked, bestselling novelist Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz to follow the story of Liir, the adolescent boy left hiding in the shadows of the castle when Dorothy did in the Witch. A decade after the Witch has melted away, the young man Liir is discovered bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully. Shattered in spirit as well as in form, he is tended by the mysterious Candle, a foundling in her own right, until failed campaigns of his childhood bear late, unexpected fruit.

Liir is only one part of the world that Elphaba left behind. As a boy hardly in his teens, he is asked to help the needy in ways in which he may be unskilled. Is he Elphaba's son? Has he power of his own? Can he liberate Princess Nastoya into a dignified death? Can he locate his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in shackles under the Wizard's protection? Can he survive in an Oz little improved since the death of the Wicked Witch of the West? Can he learn to fly?

In Son of a Witch, Gregory Maguire suggests that the magic we locate in distant, improbable places like Oz is no greater than the magic inherent in any hard life lived fully, son of a witch or no.

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