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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Snippet Sunday: Witch's Moonstone Locket: A Coon Hollow Coven Tale #99cents #PNR #SnippetSunday #8Sunday

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Witch's Moonstone Locket: 
A Coon Hollow Coven Tale
NOW ON SALE for 99 cents through May 3rd!
From a pink Depression glass tray, Adara slipped on the marcasite ring she’d worn since being appointed the coven’s high priestess, worn by all previous women of power in her family. In the shape of a snake, it coiled around her left ring finger, a constant reminder that her path in life was coven leadership. Dreams of exciting new love belonged to the girl she once was, but the woman she’d become appreciated the advantages of power and control.

In her bedroom, she walked to the black cherry bureau that held a large inlaid jewel case. She opened it and selected onyx drop earrings and threaded their wires into her lobes. Last and most important, she lifted a massive onyx pendant to her throat.

Unlike Adara’s mother, whose Sight required no aid, her father had adopted that pendant as his focus amulet when he became high priest. He died while wearing it, and therefore much of his power remained in the gemstone.

While cleaning out the house she’d inherited, Adara worked for a week to find the spell that opened the locked drawer of the roll-top desk. Her reward was that pendant and the energy it contained.

Genre: Paranormal romance

Twenty-three-year-old Jancie Sadler was out of the room when her mother died, and her heart still longs for their lost goodbye. Aching to ease her sorrow, Aunt Starla gives Jancie a diary that changes her entire life. In entries from the 1930s, her great grandmother revealed how she coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket, which allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead.

Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival held in her small southern Indiana town of Bentbone. This opposes her father’s strict rule: stay away from witches. But she’s an adult now and can make her own decisions. She meets Rowe McCoy, the kind and handsome witch who wears the moonstone. He agrees to let her try to open the locket, but they’re opposed by High Priestess Adara and her jealous desire to possess him. Desperate for closure with her mother, Jancie persists and cannot turn away from a perilous path filled with magic, romance, and danger.

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)

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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.


Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Nice jewelry! Sounds like a very nice story.

Linda said...

So does she have the same ability as her mother and then further help because of the father amulet? That sounds like an interesting family story.

Aurora Springer said...

Is she dressed to Kill? Metaphorically at least.

Veronica Scott said...

Loved all the descriptive elements, which painted quite a good picture! Excellent excerpt.

Alexis Duran said...

Love the weave of rich details and ominous mood in this snippet. The fact that her father died while wearing the pendant makes me wonder if it might be more dangerous than helpful.

Ed Hoornaert said...

This is a loving description of her jewelry that manages to turn it into a character with a role to play.

Amy Braun said...

Love the descriptions and her thoughts of her parents. Great snippet!

Heather Boyd said...

Reward or curse since she's given up her dreams of 'exciting new love'? Nice snippet.