Sunday, May 8, 2016

Snippet Sunday: Witch's Cursed Cabin: A Coon Hollow Coven Tale #PNR #SnippetSunday #8Sunday

I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. Find samples from other participating authors at the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list .
From 
Witch's Cursed Cabin: 
A Coon Hollow Coven Tale
Cerise dropped the sheets in a pile, wiped her dusty hands on her skirt, and said, “Those sorts of ghosts are in all the homes here in Coon Hollow Coven. Maybe some animal spirits, too, from the surrounding woods.”
Eyeing corners of the deserted home, the parlor and the length of the hall, I wondered if I could ever get used to living with ghosts of people who’d lived here before. In New Wish, Indiana, where I’d spent my entire twenty years, we only had an occasional ghost. Usually lost souls who ‘d been tormented by darkness and experimented with black magic while they’d lived. Or so Mom told me, but I always thought that was just her way of keeping my magic in line.
I pushed those thoughts out of my head. I wanted a place of my own more than anything else, and not in the tiny town of New Wish where everyone knew me…or thought they did. They all said I was the spitting image of my Aunt Faye, that I’d grow up to be like her with a houseful of kids, seven or more. Fact was, they didn’t know me, and I wasn’t sure I even knew myself. 

Genre: Paranormal romance
Description:
Eager to be on her own away from home, twenty-year-old Aggie Anders accepts a relative’s invitation to live in Coon Hollow Coven. Although she’s a witch from a different coven, what locals say about the Hollow confuses her. How can witchcraft there live and breathe through souls of the dead?
Aggie’s new residence in this strange southern Indiana world is a deserted homestead cabin. The property’s carriage house serves as the coven’s haunted Halloween fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity for her to make new friends, especially with the coven’s sexy new High Priest Logan.
But living in the homestead also brings Aggie enemies. Outsiders aren’t welcome. A cantankerous, old neighbor tries to frighten her off by warning her that the homestead is cursed. Local witches who practice black magic attempt to use their evil to drive Aggie away and rid their coven of her unusual powers as a sun witch.
Determined to stay and fit in, Aggie discovers not only that the cabin is cursed, but she alone is destined to break the curse before moonrise on Samhain. If she fails, neither the living nor the dead will be safe.

Series description:

     The Coon Hollow Coven Tales series is about a coven of witches in a fictitious southern Indiana community, south of Bloomington, the neck of the woods where I spent my favorite childhood years surrounded by the love of a big family. The books are rich with a warm Hoosier down-home feel. There are interesting interactions between coven members and locals from the nearby small town of Bentbone. If magic wasn’t enough of a difference between the two groups, the coven folk adhere to the 1930s lifestyle that existed when the coven formed. 

     A note to readers: the books in the Coon Hollow Coven Tales series are written to be read in any order. The series is about one community, and its residents may pass in and out of various books, but each book has its own unique and special story to be told.

Coon Hollow Coven Tales include:
Blood Ice & Oak Moon (coming autumn 2016)

Here's the Goodreads link for you to add Witch's Cursed Cabin to your TBR list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29410037-witch-s-cursed-cabin
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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her COON HOLLOW TALES of paranormal romance and her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.

21 comments:

Christina Ochs said...

Interesting glimpse into her character- why she's leaving the town she grew up in. I can relate, though not to the witchy part. :-)

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

We learned a lot about the character here, whether she did or not! She knows more about herself than she realizes.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thank you, Elizabeth and Christina!

Linda said...

Wow, so they all decided she was going to replace her aunt in a way. I wouldn't like to live there either.

J. Rose Allister said...

I'm guessing she'll get used to it, but making peace with her new life may take an interesting journey! Nice snippet.

Marsha A. Moore said...

J. Rose, she does have an interesting journey from this point, which is in chapter one.

Ed Hoornaert said...

I can't tell for sure, of course, but this snippet hints that this could be a coming-of-age story, in which she answers the question posed here: 'Who am I?'

Marsha A. Moore said...

Hi Ed! Learning her way in the adult world is one of the themes in this book.

T. M. Hunter said...

Great setup, and an interesting read.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thank you, T.M.!

Veronica Scott said...

An interesting premise and I enjoyed meeting the character in this scene!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thank lots, Veronica!

Amy Braun said...

Great characterization, and I loved the last sentence! :D

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thanks, Amy!

PT said...

I love the last line: "I wasn’t sure I even knew myself."

Marsha A. Moore said...

Hi PT! That last line is a starting point for one theme of the novel, where the main character learns how she fits into the adult world.

The Belle in Blue said...

I loved this line: "In New Wish, Indiana, where I’d spent my entire twenty years, we only had an occasional ghost." Just a normal amount of ghosts! Ha ha Great introduction to what promises to be a fascinating story.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Daelyn Morgana said...

Love that last line! Isn't that the hardest thing to do also, fjnc ing ourselves? I wonder if the bit about her mom keeping her magic in check she believes is because of some grave secret about her. I am definitely intrigued.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thanks, Daelyn! Aggie does have to work hard to learn about herself in this book, but she gains a lot for her effort!

Teresa Cypher said...

Youth years to be different, to be set apart from their beginnings. I think you've done a marvelous job of conveying that sentiment. :-)

Karysa Faire said...

Great characterization--I feel like I'm already beginning to know her in just those few short sentences.