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Antique Mirror (short fiction)by D.F. Jones 

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Antique Mirror (short fiction)

by D.F. Jones 

Download Antique Mirror (Free at time of post) and look for the rest of the story, The Witches of Hant Hollow, later this year.
Excerpt from The Witches of Hant Hollow by D.F.Jones, copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved

Carlton walked through the bustling festival reminiscent of the Renaissance. 

Along the hillside, mage members set up camp with elaborate tents for the week long event. Torches dotted the landscape casting a buttery glow while the smaller tents and booths decorated the Glen offering wares and services from spells to silks to jewel encrusted wands and swords.

A wide array of flavors and aromas wafted throughout the main drag along with a variety of specialty drinks and brews for the revelers.

Magic games and challenges added to the fun. Witches and wizards wore colorful costumes with family crests. 

Carlton spotted the young and beautiful Jasmine, the fortune teller under a bright red and gold tent with yards and yards of multi-colored fabric draped at the entrance. 

Her silky black hair draped her shoulders, and her green eyes seemed to glow in the night. 

He inwardly groaned at the thought of kissing her delectable lips as red as wine so full and sensual. 

He watched as she hypnotically weaved a tale of enchantment to the mortals sitting in front of her. 

Someone touched his elbow, and he turned. Another beauty looked up at him and smiled. “Jasmine is 

beautiful. Are you Carlton?”

He replied, “And you are?”

“I’m Lavender, her cousin. Has Brody arrived?” Lavender wore a bright yellow empire waist gown with layers of sheer fabric flowing in the night breeze. Her hair piled high on her head with shimmering gold ribbons entwined between the strands. 

“He and his men are still setting up camp. He’s told me a great deal about you. Brody is a good wizard, loyal and true.”

“I like you, Carlton. But a warning, Jasmine recently experienced heartbreak. But she’s looking forward to seeing you. Please, be patient with her.”

He clenched his fists at the thought of someone touching the woman he intended to mate. “What happened?”

She rolled her eyes. “I can read your thoughts. Nothing happened but her heart is broken just the same.”
“Excuse me.”
He glanced at the fortune teller’s tent. The mortals made an exit, and he entered, closing the fabric door behind him. He bowed before Jasmine, and she blushed. “Did you give them a true reading or one they needed to hear.”

Jasmine looked up and smiled. “One they needed to hear. Would you like a reading?”

“No, but I will pay for your time.” He reached into his side pocket and deposited several gold coins.

Shaking her head, she said, “I’m not taking your money. But I will take a hug. How have you been old friend?”

He swept her into his arms and hugged her tightly. She placed her head on his shoulder and began to cry. He lifted her chin with his hand. “Hey, what’s this? Why the tears? I thought you’d be happy to see me?”

Sniffling, Jasmine brushed away the tears with the back of her hand. “Let’s take a walk. There’s too many people with ears of bats around here.”

He chuckled and snapped his fingers. They reappeared at his camp with a tent fitted for a king. “Wine?”

“Carlton, I can’t be in your tent. It’s not proper.”

“I won’t tell if you won’t. Besides, we have complete privacy here. Please, sit and have a glass of wine with me. What may I do to help alleviate your sadness?”

She took a silver goblet of wine and lowered on a mountain of large cushions. “I fell in love with a mortal.”
“I really enjoyed reading Antique Mirror. It was quick, light, but with some suspense. Because it’s a short read, the suspense parts are minimal, but works well with the story. The pace is very fast, so there is never a dull moment. I happily give this book a 5-star rating! Highly recommended to those who like quick reads with a little suspense and romance.” 

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Changeling by Debbie Herbert

Changeling: An Appalachian Magic Novel (Appalachian Magic Series Book 2) by Debbie Herbert, Author of Bayou Shadow Hunter, RWA 2017 RITA Finalist, best paranormal romance 

She thought she was a witch . . . she’s more

Skye’s a young witch who sucks at spells and works at a metaphysical store, The Green Fairy. Strange things are happening there at night: black specks of movement out of the corner of her eye, mysterious buzzing noises, unidentified dragonfly-like carcasses in the basement, and a hidden cache of absinthe (aka fairy crack).

Kheelan is a human changeling. Raised with the fairies, he’s viewed as an inferior species whose only use is to serve his kidnappers. He’s been totally screwed by the Fae and his only goal in life is freedom. When he meets Skye, he sees an opportunity to escape. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by feelings for this quirky witch. 

As Samhain, the witch’s Halloween, draws near she must make a bold move to claim her heritage and power, restore order in the fairy realm, and try to win Kheelan’s freedom and love. Absinthe, autism and augury meld into a paranormal cauldron where fairies are sly tricksters waiting to trap you in their Realm.

For fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series!

Although this is the second in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel. 

Other Books in the Appalachian Magic series:

Book One: Charmed and Dangerous
Book Three: Charmed by the Salem Witch

Praise for Changeling:

“I absolutely adored this enchanting tale that blends Fae lore with the fascinating world of witchcraft in a coming-of-age story that will touch your heart with angst, humor, romance,and charm.”

“If there was a way to auto-sign-up to receive every one of Herbert’s books, it’d be done already. I LOVED her Dark Seas series and was SUPER excited to see what she had in store with this.

“Skye and Kheelan were immediately relatable and endearing in this coming of age story with magic and fairies. Watching sky to come into her own as a witch was charming. I was rooting for her from the onset, and her flaws, especially as a witch, made the story engaging and suspenseful.”
“This was a fast and fun read, highly recommended.” Top 500 Amazon reviewer

Debbie Herbert’s List of Books

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Charmed by the Salem Witch (Appalachian Magic Series Book 3)

Description
Freshman Year can be deadly in Salem . . . At the Women’s College of Salem, Sarah hopes to meet like-minded students of The Craft. But after joining a coven, the other girls seem to have it in for her and she can’t figure out why . . . . . . until Tanner, the new, cute IT guy, helps uncover her family’s dark secret. Sarah will have to learn to trust Tanner if she’s to survive a killer freshman year. And Tanner must accept his paranormal powers to save Sarah when the blood moon rises at Samhain, the witch’s Halloween.

My Review:
Debbie Herbert is one of my favorite authors. I downloaded Charmed by the Salem Witch this morning and finished it before lunch. This fast-paced read kept me turning the pages. 

The Women’s College of Salem is an academic institution for witches in training.

Sarah comes to the college as a freshman after securing a scholarship. Sarah’s mom dies early in her life leading to a life of multiple foster homes. By the time, she reaches college, Sarah longs for friends and love.

Four bad-girl witches befriend Sarah and invite her to several coven meetings. Sarah enjoys the camaraderie until she realizes they’re using her. She leaves the coven, but the evil witches aren’t willing to let her off that easily.

However, in the love department, Sarah scores big with Tanner, a former athlete turned IT, guru. He too has a mysterious past.

Charmed by the Salem Witch is a wonderful read with lots of suspense. If you’re in for a quick fix of magic, then look no further.

I highly recommend this book!

Well done, Debbie Herbert.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 Stars

Charmed by The Salem Witch