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“A Cold Spring”–Episodes 23 and 24

Looking for previous episodes? Start Here with a PDF of 1-18. Episode 23: Witches, Witches Everywhere Older relatives, slightly singed but maintaining an air of refinement, rest on tussocks near the river, enjoying quiet conversation. Their breaths puff into white vapor in the cool morning air. All in all, the scene is one of a pleasant outdoor celebration in full swing despite the occasional crash from the burning castle. The one common trait all witches share—no matter their politics––is […]


“A Cold Spring:-Episodes 21 and 22

If you want to read the whole story so far, Follow this link to Episodes 1-20 Episode 21: Unexpected Discarding the light blanket Mayebelle has wrapped around me, I scrabble in the spring-damp mold of the forest floor. Pain in my midsection redoubles, but I crawl to the edge of the road and use a handy rowan sapling to hoist myself up. “Maddock!” I would have run to him, but little Priscilla or Madeleine or Jane will not be […]


“A Cold Spring” BONUS Episodes-Happy Groundhog Day 1 comment

Surprise and Happy Groundhog Day. This day is the cross-quarter day–midway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. For me, today is the first day of spring–the quickening when roots stir and hibernating critters begin  to wake. My present to myself is a large bonfire and small libation of Laphroaig. Your present is a pdf of “A Cold Spring” –With 2 new episodes. (I’d give you a taste of my Laphroaig if you were here–really I would.) Use the navigation […]


A Magical Tale for a Winter’s Day: “A Cold Spring” Episodes 5 and 6 3 comments

At the beginning of December, I started posting “A Cold Spring,” a witched-up serial story, on Paranormal Romantics for my monthly guest post. But it seems to me like a month is too damn long to wait–Let’s hear it for Immediate Gratification!!! So I’m speeding up things by posting here every week as well as on Paranormal Romantics when it’s my turn. If you missed the first 4 episodes–here they are! Episode 1 “A Cherry Tomato” and Episode 2 […]


BookWhammy: New YA Fantasy Release!! The Stone Awakened 1 comment

If you’re looking for gifts to please a YA Fantasy lover, we’ve got you covered. Two books in this series are now available. Winners of Judith Sterling’s giveaway listed below. You’ll also find links to purchase both books right now.  Links below. The Stone Awakened (Guardians of Erin, Book Two): Since moving to Ireland, Ashling Donoghue has tackled one challenge after another.  Now the mystery of her parents’ disappearance seems unsolvable.  Are they dead or only missing?  No one—not […]


Novel Magic: Inside The Witch House with Judith Sterling 21 comments

Judith Sterling is in Sorchia’s Universe this week to tell us about her YA fantasy series, Guardians of Erin. Book 1–The Cauldron Stirred–is available right now.  Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free e-copy. Book 2–The Stone Awakened–will be released December 19.  Inside the Witch House with Judith Sterling Every October in Salem, Massachusetts, is interesting, but this past one stands out; especially where I work: The Witch House, the home of 17th-century witch trials judge […]


BookWhammy: Occult Thriller-Cruel and Unusual Magic by Eden Crowne

Cruel and Unusual Magic  An Occult Thriller by Eden Crowne A Soul Eater, a Vampire, and a Reaper walk into a bar…except the bar is owned by a Japanese Yakuza demon and what follows is no joke. Become a better person or a better sorcerer? Julian Lake can’t be both. Soul Eater, monster, murderer and still only eighteen, Julian comes to Japan seeking revenge against the sorcerers who sacrificed his lover to their dark magic. But first, he needs a […]


Novel Magic: Mystical Scottish Discoveries with Author Jean Grant 8 comments

Today’s Novel Magic guest, Jean M. Grant, takes us to Scotland where she delves into the magic and lore of a mystical land. Finding the Mystic in Scotland’s Lore by Jean Grant Scotland is a magical place. Sweeping moors and meadows, craggy mountains, eerie castles rich in history and lore, kilted men, brogue-accents. Ahh…I fell in love a few decades ago thanks to Julie Garwood and Diana Gabaldon (of Outlander fame). The setting in A Hundred Kisses takes my […]