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    A Witch Alone – Ruth Warburton

    ***Please note that this is the third in the Winter Trilogy and therefore may contain spoilers for the previous two books.***“It was dark, but I could tell someone was there as soon as I opened the barn door.  ‘Hello?’ My voice echoed in the rafters. ‘Hello?’ I waited for a moment, listening. Nothing. But I wasn’t alone. I didn’t need witchcraft to tell me that; someone was there – a living, breathing someone – and the knowledge made the hair on the back of my neck prickle.” Anna is alone now, Seth has gone, left her behind and nothing can bring him back. She still has her father but he…

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    Poltergeeks – Sean Cummings

    “Mrs Gilbert literally flew out the front door of her house. I should add that Marcus Guffman and I had absolutely nothing to do with it because frankly, I’ve had it with the whole irresponsible teenager thing.” When Julie’s neighbour is thrown from her house by a poltergeist witch in training Julie knows something strange is going on. She traps the spirit but then another attacks her best friend Marcus and that’s not normal. Taking the spirit to her mother the three are attacked again when an exorcism is undertaken. Investigating further it would appear that something is trying to lure Julie in, especially when a large scale paranormal assault…

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    Burn Mark – Laura Powell

    “The walls of the Burning Court were high and white-tiled, its ceiling one great chimney. It the young witch at the stake had been able to look up at the funnel, she might have glimpsed a distant pane of sky.” Burning witches at the stake is a thing of the past, now they are drugged to become immobile, put into a glass box, doused in flammable liquid and a switch is tripped to light the fuse. This is only when a witch is accused of the most heinous crimes though, most witches are safe, so long as they give themselves up and are watched by the inquisition. Glory is a…

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    Bookish News

    Hello All,Just a quick one this week as I have so much to do, I really need more hours in the day! I have trailers and a couple of bits of news for you all, wooop! *** Seraphina – Rachel Hartman OK, so I showed you a trailer for this a few weeks back, so I won’t show you that again, if you missed it though, please go here! For other news though, the author, Rachel Hartman, has released a prequel to Seraphina entitled Seraphina: The Audition! You can read it via Scribd by going to this link. *** The Forsaken – Lisa M Stasse This sounds really interesting but…

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    A Witch in Love – Ruth Warburton

    “‘Merry Christmas,’ I said, and leant forward to kiss him. As our lips met I felt a small flurry of snowflakes swirl around our heads. ‘Damn.’ I pulled back, feeling my cheeks flush scarlet with a mixture of anger and embarrassment. The snow fell on Seth’s dark curls and melted on the restaurant table-top. None of the other diners had noticed and Seth only smiled his wide, devastating smile.” Anna is having trouble controlling her powers. Powers that she only recently accumulated, powers that can get her in serious trouble with the Ealdwitan, the head of the magical society. But they aren’t the only problems Anna has to face, she’s…

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    Witchcraft Blog Tour: Researching Vampires & Witches Part One – Witches by Emma Mills

    As the debut author of ‘Witchblood’ releasing the sequel, ‘Witchcraft’ this week, I thought I’d write this post on research, seeing as it seems to be the question that has cropped up most over the last few months. Only last night at my local book group (discussing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is an amazing book, by the way) we found ourselves discussing how writing research has changed over the last ten years. As I have only been writing for a couple of years I have had it easy. There is only one word I need to use…Google! Before the internet people must have spent their lives in…

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    A Witch in Winter – Ruth Warburton

    “The first thing that hit me was the smell – damp and bitter. It was the smell of a place long shut up, of mice, bird-droppings, and rot. ‘Welcome to Wicker House,’ Dad said, and flicked a switch. Nothing happened, and groaned. ‘Probably been disconnected. I’ll go and investigate. Here, have this.’ He pushed the torch at me. ‘ I’ll get another one from the car.’ Anna is used to living a privileged life. Her last school in London had 40 girls in lower sixth. Now she’s been forced to move to Winter following her dad’s redundancy. The school there is huge and mixed sex. Its a change all right,…

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    Hollow Pike – James Dawson

    “Lis knew she was dreaming, although this brought little comfort as the blood ran over her face. It rushed up her nostrils and caught in the back of her throat. The metallic taste chocked her, panic creeping in.” Lis London has packed up her life and moved to Hollow Pike, believing she’s safer there than in her hometown where she was being viciously bullied. Living with her sister at the edge of Pike Copse she settles in nicely, until the nightmares start again. Nightmares she has been having for a month get stronger, more vivid and scarier. She dreams of someone trying to kill her, someone chasing her through the…