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Saturday, October 15, 2016

The banshee's mouth seeped aftertastes from countless dead witches #SundaySnippet Witch's Cursed Cabin #99cents #PNR

I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. Find samples from other participating authors at the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list.
Witch's Cursed Cabin 
A Coon Hollow Coven Tale
Now on sale for 99 cents until Oct. 18th
A perfect Halloween read
Available on Amazon

The death servant loomed twelve feet above the boulder’s forward vertical drop. The sinuous hem of its dingy, shredded gown billowed over the rock toward me. Matted strands of hair undulated across the rock. Arms of an octopus coiled to strike.
Waapake hurled himself between the demon and me. The coyote gnashed his teeth at its gruesome, hollow face.
The banshee opened its cavernous mouth, a limitless depth that seeped aftertastes of powers from countless witches who died centuries before. The stench of that foul breath—a vile mix of rotted flesh, burnt hair, and vomit—made the yew potion smell like perfume.
I clamped a hand over my nose and mouth.
The coyote whimpered and pawed at his nose, then his muzzle wrinkled in a teeth-baring growl.

Genre: Paranormal romance/ Urban fantasy
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:

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Aurora Springer said...

Awful stench! She's lucky the coyote is willing to help.

Kim M said...

"seeped aftertastes of powers"

Love your imagery, Marsha!

Veronica Scott said...

OK, quite the use of the senses to make the scene have maximum impact!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Not a scent I want to bottle. lol Great imagery in this snippet.

Added your link to the snippet on Pinterest. :)

The Belle in Blue said...

I'm glad I didn't read this while I was eating! ;-) Great snippet.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Diane Burton said...

Great description. Yuck!

P.T.Wyant said...

Great sensory descriptions!

Anonymous said...

Great description of the Death Servant, and then later some pungent smells. A highly sensory passage.

Cecilia said...

This scene is so full of life. Great descriptions.

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Great description! Good luck with your release!

Daelyn Morgana said...

Amazing descriptions! Love the imagery you create with them! I think I'd choose the yew potion over that monster's breath too. Love the name of the series, too! Coon Hollow Coven, I love the ring it has.

Chelle Cordero said...

Really good visual scene and full of tnesion and action. Great snippet.