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by Kathleen Costa


Jayce, one of three Bonheim sisters, is relieved that life has settled down. Her coffeehouse restored, a curse lifted, her relationship with knees-weakening Brayden a joy, and her sister recuperating, but there’s that niggling sense, a vision, a warning, and the odd couple across the street.

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by Cynthia Chow


It makes sense that in a town full of witches, there would be a veterinarian in Portsmouth who specializes in familiars. Only recently aware of her magical heritage herself, Annabelle Amelia Blessingsound Britton makes an appointment to take her disappearing (literally, at times) cat familiar for a routine checkup. Alistair receives a clean bill of health, but the same won’t soon be said for Dr. Ramona Forsythe.

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by Cynthia Chow



When an elegant blonde steps into Hitching Post, Alabama’s Little Shop of Potions, it’s not surprising that owner Carly Bell Hartwell is caught off guard. Dr. Kathryn Perry bears little resemblance to her past persona, Katie Sue Perrywinkle. Carly’s friend from the wrong side of the tracks, had struggled to leave her disreputable and greedy family behind. While Katie Sue hopes to reunite with her little sister, the real reason for her return is the much anticipated wedding of country music star Landry Calhoun and orphaned heiress Gabi Greenleigh. The union of a U.S. senator’s son and a Miss Alabama beauty queen is as close to royal wedding as The Wedding Capital of The South will ever see.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun trio of brand new paranormal mysteries from Penguin-A Vision in Velvet: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell, From Fear to Eternity by Michelle Rowen, and Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 3, and a link to purchase them where a portion goes to support KRL.

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The Pumpkin Witch: A Halloween Short Story

IN THE October 24 ISSUE

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by Ron Van Sweringen



She sat hunched-back on a large pumpkin, her face cast in shadow under a large black hat. The field was full of pumpkins, but none as fine as the one she chose; prodding and poking with her bony fingers, for the perfect orange texture and moment of ripeness.

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Season of the Witch: Movie Review

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



While I had some trouble believing Nicolas Cage as a knight, I did enjoy Season of the Witch. The story begins with the Crusades and two knights, Behmen and Felson, (Cage and Ron Perlman) who believe they are serving God, but over time become disillusioned and desert.

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