I STOOD STARING AT THE IMAGE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A COVER SHOT FOR GQ. POSING IN A WHITE TUXEDO WITH TAILS, A BURGUNDY ORCHID IN THE LAPEL, HIS LOOSE HAIR CAUGHT THE WIND AND FLEW BACK IN A MASS OF WAVES. THE DEEP BROWN IRISES OF HIS KOHL-EDGED EYES WERE A PIERCING GOLD, AND IN A STRANGE LANGUAGE THOSE PERFECT LIPS UTTERED A PRIVATE INVITATION.
“ESTRADA,” I WHISPERED. “I ACCEPT.”
WHAT ELSE COULD I DO?
When another witch vanishes from Vancouver, the witches of Hollystone coven spin a charm to catch the killer. But spells can radiate unfathomable ripples before reaching their intended mark.
To charm a killer exposed them all to peril.
Seventeen-year-old Maggie gets caught up in the charm and High Priest, Estrada, travels to Ireland to save her.
Desperate to reverse the spell, the coven call on Hecate at their Samhain ritual, but alas, there is no stopping the charm once cast.
“As one of you has spun the charm, now none of you are safe from harm.
One who all felt they could trust, breeds deception cloaked in lust.
One will gain their heart’s desire; while yet another pays with fire.
Before the dark of winter night, four souls pass over into light.
Once begun it cannot end, but circles round as circles bend.”
And when it was decided that Maggie must go to Ireland to escape the killer, I went with her to co-create her experiences.
On Shop Street in Galway, I watched a woman performing street art and she became the inspiration for Primrose, the Irish fey witch.
Primrose leads Maggie on a mystical adventure in Ireland.
And when Estrada arrives, he experiences Primrose in a wholly different way.
COMMENTS FROM READERS
- a beautifully written book with sexy, complex characters and a cleverly-concealed mystery
- enough steamy bisexual polyamory here to make Anne Rice swoon
- The bond between Estrada and Michael was intimate, intriguing, confusing and tantalizing.
- The story was a page turner right to the end. Who was the killer? Yes, no, maybe, too obvious, perhaps…. I couldn’t decide. In all honestly, I think this story could flourish as a motion picture.
- The images, sculpted beautifully, convey depth and expanse; yet, the writing is crisp and concise.
- I read it in 5 days. I couldn’t put it down. I was actually supposed to be reading another book but once I read the sample of the book, I knew I had to read it. From the very beginning you are spellbound.
- An intriguing plot that offers an intelligent portrayal of Wicca, faeries, love, and a beautiful connection with the magic of Ireland
- The best way I can think of to describe the writing style is extremely creative intelligence. I’d love to spend a day in the mind of W.L Hawkin, just to see what it’s like in there.