Hallows End by Kristen Proby is now live!
New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby returns to tales beyond the natural and normal with her brand-new, captivating paranormal romance series that is sure to capture your heart and make you believe in magic.
Returning to her beloved home of Salem after a trip away, Lucy Finch can’t shake the feeling of anxiety that suddenly plagues her. Nor can she shrug off her third eye’s urging that she has a mission she must undertake—a secret she must uncover.
As a green witch, Lucy has always felt strongest and the most at home in the forest, surrounded by nature. But when a disturbing dream wakes her and sends her fleeing into the woods, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. She expected her element. Perhaps a message from spirit. She didn’t expect to cross paths with a sexy-as-sin man, straight out of a movie scene.
Jonas Morley isn’t like the other residents of Hallows End. He knows the town’s secrets, as well as Salem’s, and it has been his honor and duty to protect them for as long as he can remember. But the gorgeous witch who graces the town’s hidden border shakes him and makes him second-guess his directive. She calls to him like no other. But can he save his home and those under his care and still make her his? Or will their union mean danger and destruction for not only them but also those who live within the town’s borders?
Curses don’t discriminate, and the curse of the blood moon is the most determined and dangerous of all.
Hallows End is the first book in the Curse of the Blood Moon Series.
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Narrated by: Samantha Brentmoor & Sebastian York
My ARC Review:
This was a very enjoyable read for me, I’m not particularly into ‘witchy’ books but the blurb to this one had me intrigued…..
The story is set in a modern-day Salem, where a coven of witches practice and have done for generations. Lucy is a green witch, along with her cousins Breena who is a hearth witch and Lorelei who is a sea which. Lorelei has just returned home after being away teaching, but has returned after disturbing dreams brought her home, dreams that have plagued all 3 of the women. Lucy has her own store, growing lots of herbs herself and preparing everything she sells in her store. One night she sees a man crossing over the bridge at the back of her house, surrounded by a strange light, she feels compelled to find him.
Jonas is that man, he comes from the neighbouring village of Hallow’s End. This twist to this is that the village is under a curse that Jonas put into action. His village is stuck in the year 1692 after he tried to protect his coven from the Salem witch trials back then – but the curse was only supposed to last a couple of years, yet over 300 years later he is still trying to remove it. The village and its people relive the month of October over and over again, with time resetting at the New Moon, with only Jonas remembering what has transpired and only he can leave the village and in effect time travel to Salem.
Jonas and Lucy have never felt anything like the chemistry the feel when they are together. Lucy promises the help of her coven to try and find a way to remove the curse, but there is evil about that they must contend with. Something has been killing a witch from Salem every year since they can remember, it took Lucy’s mum last year, and seems to have its sights set on the 3 cousins now. But strange things are happening in both Salem and Hallow’s End, things that have never happened in 300 years, can these instances be connected? Can they free the village from it’s curse or will Jonas be forced to leave Lucy never to return?
This was a good read, full of witchy things, like spells and wards, quite in depth with the descriptions. I loved the 3 cousins, each with their different abilities, and how the coven works together to try and help. There’s a bit of romance going on with some of the characters and of course the evil out to get them, so plenty in here to keep you entertained. Looking forward to reading more to see how it all turns out.
Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.
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