The Witches of Dark Root

Book One in the Daughters of Dark Root Series
Author: April Aasheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615819327
Category: City and town life
Page: 362
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Deep in the forests of Central Oregon is a town called Dark Root, a place shrouded in secrets and mystery. Founded over a century ago by Juliana Benbridge, a woman driven out of Portland for practicing witch craft, Dark Root claims to be the most magical place in the Pacific Northwest. The tradition of witchery is kept alive by Juliana's granddaughter, Sasha Shantay, a charismatic coven leader and the mother to four young daughters who have exhibited magical abilities themselves. But for twenty-year-old Maggie, Sasha's most powerful daughter, Dark Root is also a prison, a place where she is forced to spend her days working in her mother's Magick shop, forfeiting any dreams of her own. So when a mysterious stranger suddenly appears and offers to take her away from it all, she jumps at the chance. Now, seven years later, a strange phone call sends Maggie back to Dark Root and she is unprepared for what awaits her: a dying town, a sick mother, a renewed sibling rivalry, and a past she had hoped to forget. She also learns that if the Magick dies in Dark Root, the entire world will be in great peril. Part Practical Magic, part The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Witches of Dark Root is a tale that seamlessly weaves the normal with the mystical, the mundane with the fantastic, zipping in and out of time to Maggie's childhood as a young witchling, to current day where she must decide between once again running from a life she never wanted or saving the town she thought she hated.

The Curse of Dark Root

Part Two
Author: April Aasheim
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533194015
Category:
Page: 338
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***Welcome to Dark Root: The Most Haunted Town in The Pacific Northwest.*** Things are tough in Dark Root. Shane is missing and presumed dead. Julianna Benbridge is haunting the town. And the mysterious curse has tightened its grip on Maggie. The clock is ticking down and its not looking good. Can Maggie save herself and her family from the deal made with Larinda? Or will she be too late this time? Return to Dark Root. More Magick. More Mystery. More Mischief. More Sisterly Fun. Old friends and new surprises make this the best one to date.

Daughters of the Moon


Author: Joseph Curtin
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786013098
Category: Fiction
Page: 381
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A legendary vampire known as the Blood Countess journeys from her castle in the Carpathian Mountains to the glitter of the modern-day world of rock music, in search of a beautiful young woman named Chloe who is destined to become her faithful servant, but Chloe is determined to stop the depraved huntress's evil, regardless of the personal cost. Original.

The Witch's Daughter


Author: Paula Brackston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125000408X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Witnessing the death of her witch mother in the spring of 1628, Bess turns to secluded Warlock Gideon for protection and learns formidable powers including immortality, skills she begins teaching to a new apprentice centuries later while her former master insists on payment for saving her life. Reprint.

The Wizards of Once


Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316472158
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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The instant New York Times and International Bestseller! In the first book of a new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure. Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds. With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

Complicated Blue

The Extraordinary Adventures of the Good Witch Anaïs Blue
Author: P J Whittlesea
Publisher: Tyet Books
ISBN: 9492523027
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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An unconventional witch. A ghost with an identity crisis. A librarian with exuberant fashion sensibilities. A mysterious entity with the power to influence the weather. And a nanny… ...put simply, it’s complicated. Not all witches are created equal. Meet Anaïs Blue, a teenager trapped in the body of a five-year-old. Physical limitations are the least of her problems. Her job? Help the dead with their unfinished business. This New Year's Eve something shady is going on in the city of Amsterdam. The dead walk the streets, but they are not alone… Exposed, inexperienced and threatened with forces more powerful than her own, a witch's lot has never been more complicated. Join Anaïs Blue and her motley crew as they embark on an adventure into a world not unlike your very own. “Do you like stories that have witches? Ghosts? Entities with powers? Do you enjoy books that make you feel a whole bunch of emotions? How about adventure? If so, I would like to invite you into the world of Anais! You will meet characters unlike any others you've ever come across. Is it a good book? It's a great book!” – reviewer TopsailAngel. Volume Two, The Promptuary, out now!

Touch of Shadow

A Baylee Scott Paranormal Mystery
Author: April Aasheim
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986178426
Category:
Page: 256
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Psychic Baylee Scott is turning thirty, but birthday cake is not on her mind. Objects are turning up missing all over town, and strange rat-like creatures have been seen lurking in the shadows. Add to that the untimely death of Reed Hollow's beloved mayor, and Baylee is up to her ears in mystery. Now, she and her supernaturally-inclined family must use their collective gifts to solve the riddle of the shadows before another person suffers the mayor's fate. Book 2 in The Reed Hollow Chronicles picks up where book 1 left off, but is a complete stand alone novel. Join Baylee, Alex, Kela and Vivi as they work through family mayhem and paranormal riddles, all while trying to keep their tea house and antique shop running.

What Haunts Me

Ghost Killer - Book 1
Author: Margaret Millmore
Publisher: Margaret A. Millmore
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
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What Haunts Me – Ghost Killer – Book 1 (a supernatural/paranormal thriller) is the first book in an episodic series. It is currently listed on Amazon as a pre-order item and will be officially published on November 15, 2014. Back cover: You can’t kill something that’s already dead. Unless of course you’re George. There are ghosts and demons that wander among the living; they do not haunt in the traditional sense. Instead, they plague the living with diseases and physical deformities, and once a ghost finds its victim it will haunt them for a lifetime. A mild illness brings on the dreams, which trigger the suppressed memories, which in turn allows George to see ghosts. Along with this new sight into a realm unknown to most, George instinctually knows that he must kill the ghosts. Of course none of this makes sense, but he cannot control the urge to kill when he encounters them, because deep inside, he knows this is what he must do. Another thing he knows; if he kills a ghost, a person nearby is suddenly healed. His acceptance of this newfound ability to see and kill ghosts becomes his obsession, but it is also destroying his life and threatening his sanity. George seeks the help of Phil, a known paranormal expert, who briefly explains his new ability, but also warns him about a dangerous man who is looking for a powerful ghost killer, and insinuates that George is that powerful ghost killer. Soon after, George meets Billy, a young woman with a brazen and unlikable personality. However, she is another ghost killer, and that makes her someone he needs to know. With the help of Billy and Phil, George looks for answers as to how and why he’s become what he is and who and what the dangerous man wants. His quest for knowledge leads him to new friends and allies, but also to enemies he could never have imagined, enemies that killed his mother and grandparents and now want him.

Witching on a Star

A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Mystery --
Author: Amanda M. Lee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781496186362
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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When you're a witch, being wicked comes naturally.For the Winchester witches, though, being wicked is only half the fun.After a long winter, spring has finally hit Hemlock Cove and Bay Winchester thinks things are finally settling down in the town – and with her family. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true.As a way to distract Aunt Tillie, the Winchester family has decided to give her a new project: Her own greenhouse. As construction starts, though, Bay is approached by a young girl – one she quickly realizes is no longer among the living – and given a task. The litter girl wants her mother – and she wants Bay to find her.If that wasn't bad enough, Bay's boss has brought in a consultant who wants to up The Monitor's production to three times a week, Bay's father and uncles are in the midst of opening their own rival inn – which has the middle generation of Winchester witches in a tizzy (and Aunt Tillie on the warpath) – and FBI agent Landon Michaels is finally embracing the truth about witchcraft.In short order, Bay finds out that there may be more than one ghost in need of help, Landon is still suspicious when it comes to the Winchesters and Aunt Tillie finds she has an unlikely suitor in pursuit of her curmudgeonly affections, which doesn't stop her from cursing the youngest witches in the family when the mood hits.It's just a normal week in Hemlock Cove – that is until the truth about two small ghosts blows sky high and brings a world of trouble to the Winchester witches' doorstep.

Salt & Storm


Author: Kendall Kulper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316404500
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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A sweeping historical romance about a witch who foresees her own murder--and the one boy who can help change her future. Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself. Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane--a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas

Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil
Author: Al Ridenour
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 162731041X
Category: History
Page: 248
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The Krampus, a folkloric devil associated with St. Nicholas in Alpine Austria and Germany, has been embraced by the American counterculture and is lately skewing mainstream. The new Christmas he seems to embody is ironically closer to an ancient understanding of the holiday as a perilous, haunted season. In the Krampus' world, witches rule Christmas, and saints can sometimes kill.

How to Hang a Witch


Author: Adriana Mather
Publisher: Ember
ISBN: 0553539507
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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Samantha Mather moves to Salem, with her stepmother, 300 years after her family hanged witches there. At school she is ostracized by the witch descendants, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family.

The Witch's Daughter


Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307776077
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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With the bold adventure and brilliant magic that have made him one of fantasy's bestselling authors, R. A. Salvatore continues the epic series that began with Echoes of the Fourth Magic. Join him for a spellbinding tale of darkness, fantasia, and unbridled imagination. Though many perished in the dark times past, a precious few survivors escaped, fleeing certain doom to find a dazzling, dangerous land of wonder. Here wizards and witches inhabited forests spun from enchantment and towers of celestial beauty. But in this place of promised safety, the Black Warlock was rising from the ashes of defeat--with an insatiable lust to dominate the world. Square in the path of peril was Rhiannon, the gently reared daughter of the Emerald Witch. As hamlets from the Crystal Mountains to Avalon fell before the fury of the Black Warlock, the young witch sensed a sudden call; strange, terrifying powers tingled within her body. Now Rhiannon had to summon these new, untested abilities to stop the ancient warlock, an enemy who had long since mastered the forces of the universe and bent them to his diabolical will. . . From the Paperback edition.

Daughters of the Storm


Author: Kim Wilkins
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0399177485
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic—the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb. FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN. They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom who is risking everything for a forbidden love. Ash is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift—or a curse. And then there are the twins—vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, these five sisters must embark on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.

The Hangman's Daughter


Author: Oliver Pötzsch,Lee Chadeayne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054774501X
Category: Fiction
Page: 435
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After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.

The Witch's Boy

Free Preview - The First 12 Chapters plus Bonus Material
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205075
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 90
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Special Free Preview! “A lightning bolt erupted from the cloud and aimed directly at Ned’s heart. He couldn’t cry out. He couldn’t even move. He could just feel the magic sink into his skin and spread itself over every inch of him, bubbling and slithering and cutting deep, until he didn’t know where the magic stopped and he began.” When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Sure enough, Ned grows up weak and slow, and stays as much as possible within the safe boundaries of his family’s cottage and yard. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, it's Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community. In the meantime, in another kingdom across the forest that borders Ned’s village lives Áine, the resourceful and pragmatic daughter of the Bandit King. She is haunted by her mother’s last words to her: “The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his.” But when Áine and Ned’s paths cross, can they trust each other long enough to make their way through the treacherous woods and stop the war about to boil over? With a deft hand, acclaimed author Kelly Barnhill takes classic fairy tale elements--speaking stones, a friendly wolf, and a spoiled young king--and weaves them into a richly detailed narrative that explores good and evil, love and hate, magic, and the power of friendship.

Hexed


Author: Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0449813118
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
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The first novel in the spellbindingly sexy two-book series about a teenage witch in L.A. by Michelle Krys, author of DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY! Victoria Scott, author of Fire & Flood raves that HEXED is "Fast-paced with sizzling tension!" and Amy Plum, author of the Die For Me series, calls it "Wicked fun!" Indie Blackwood is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend. On the surface, her life looks perfect. But when a guy dies right before her eyes and an ancient family Bible is stolen, Indie's world spirals into darkness. Turns out, Indie has a destiny. And it involves much more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn't get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that's seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, the hot warlock who has an uncanny knowledge of everything that matters, she's a witch too. Indie is about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid. Want more HEXED? Don't miss the next HEXED book, CHARMED. *** "A perfect mix of action, romance, and humor - HEXED kept me riveted until the very last page!"—Amy Tintera, author of the REBOOT duology and the RUINED trilogy “Seriously fun, deliciously enjoyable.”—The Huffington Post From the Hardcover edition.

The King's Witch

Frances Gorges historical trilogy
Author: Tracy Borman
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802146244
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. His court may be shockingly decadent, but his intolerant Puritanism sees witchcraft in many of the old customs—punishable by death. But when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to the royal palace, she is a ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal, Lord Cecil. As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace, culminating in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Frances is surrounded by danger, finding happiness only with the King’s precocious young daughter, and with Tom Wintour, the one courtier she feels she can trust. But is he all that he seems? Acclaimed as a brilliant historian, Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller.

The Shadows of Dark Root


Author: April Aasheim
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974126262
Category:
Page: 340
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Maggie's child has been stolen! The dark witch, Larinda, has taken the newborn into the Netherworld. She is intent on trading him to a warlock, who will use the child to fulfill a bargain with the Dark One. And Maggie has just three days to stop it. Aided by her sisters and companions, Maggie must journey beyond the Veil to save her child. She will meet many surreal creatures along the way - some friendly, some foe - and quickly realize that her powers cannot compare to those that walk below. But the perils of the Netherworld are nothing compared to the demons they must face as they pass through each portal along the way. More secrets are revealed... and this time, everyone can see them.