The best books stepping into the world of magic and realms beyond our own

Who am I?

As a magical realism/horror author, born and reared in Ireland—I love stories that scream strange and unusual. By adding an extra dimension to a story, you can open the mind to the most wonderful places. I love to write for everyone with no exceptions, and while there are many worlds to lose yourself in while reading, I am drawn to the what ifs of magic. The worlds of witches, the dead, the unimaginable and realms beyond our own. This is why I love to write, and the reason I share my mind with those who enjoy a tale outside the norm of daily life.


I wrote...

Sekhet

By K.K. Weakley,

Book cover of Sekhet

What is my book about?

Molly, unaware of her black powers, summons the red-eyed Hell Demon Sekhet. Furious, ready to kill, Sekhet demands Molly make a deal—supply Sekhet with someone to take her place! Time? Place? Sekhet will decide. Molly hides this from her coven; her friends and lover. A coven that not only fears Molly herself, but knows deep down that one day she will be its face to the outside world. A fatal mistake when Lucifer involves himself in what could have been dealt with within Molly’s Supernatural world. Loyalties, trust, and friendships are stretched to their limits.

Everyone she loves is now in the Hell Demon's path! Magic, romance, and suspense flowing into a series of plots and twists, Sekhet will keep you captivated throughout.

The books I picked & why

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Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer

By David W. Thompson,

Book cover of Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer

Why this book?

The story of Moll Dyer caught my attention from the first page, the second my homeland was mentioned. Like so many in Ireland during this timeline in history when work was scarce and mouths needed to be fed, moving across the pond to England where her father still struggled to find work was the only choice she had. Violated, shunned, shipped off to the Colonies with her uncle, making an enemy in the process.  

While this can be deemed historical fiction, it is a paranormal, supernatural story, of a witch-hunt that just keeps giving.

Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer

By David W. Thompson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Sister Witch as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Moll Dyer prays she can leave her troubles behind when she immigrates to the new world, but a paranormal threat grows, and soon follows her across the ocean to Maryland.

Colonial life in the Old Line state was tough on both man and woman. Hunger, disease, Indian attacks, and drought tested the resolve of the settlers daily, but troubles for the Dyers included the threat of a succubus on a mission! Will the demonic call initiated by her family prove too much to resist as she labors to rebuild her life in a distant land?

The legend of Moll Dyer…


Dime Store Magic

By Kelley Armstrong,

Book cover of Dime Store Magic

Why this book?

The 3rd book in the Women of the Underworld series, Paige Winterborne, a young witch who has been groomed to be the next leader of her Coven, has to step into her role a lot earlier than she ever expected. Not as experienced in witchcraft as she would like, but she is rebellious in her thinking. Finding herself in situations beyond her control, Dime Store Magic brings witches and sorcerers head-on in an age-old fight of ‘who is better.’ This book definitely is one for those who love a good series.

Dime Store Magic

By Kelley Armstrong,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Dime Store Magic as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

'Paranormal and show-business power struggles make for hard-to-put-down entertainment.' - Booklist

'The Women of the Otherworld universe has expanded and gained further definition with this latest entry. . . . If Kelly Armstrong writes it, then you should add it to your reading list if you want a darn good tale.' - HuntressReviews.com

Paige Winterbourne is a witch. Not that you'd notice - no warts, no green skin, no cute little wiggle of the nose whenever she casts a spell.

No, most of the time she's just a normal 23-year-old girl; works too hard, worries about her weight, wonders if…


Hour of the Witch

By Chris Bohjalian,

Book cover of Hour of the Witch

Why this book?

Set in 1662 Boston, with period dialogue and a look into the country when discrimination against women was above all; normal. Like many times during this time in history, declaring your neighbor a witch wasn’t anything unusual. Mary has to fight against, not only a witch-hunt, but a husband who does nothing right toward her. A story of plots and twists, and one for those who love historical fiction.

Hour of the Witch

By Chris Bohjalian,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked Hour of the Witch as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant: “Historical fiction at its best…. The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying” (Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the Outlander series, The Washington Post).

A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul—plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense.

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But…


The Witch's Daughter

By Paula Brackston,

Book cover of The Witch's Daughter

Why this book?

A compelling story on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches, Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree during 17th Century England. Turning to Warlock; Gideon Masters, who introduces her to the darker parts of the craft. This is where the story will take a turn for the worst, when Bess discovers the real price of accepting his help. It is a battle of good vs bad, love and hate.

The Witch's Daughter

By Paula Brackston,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked The Witch's Daughter as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In the spring of 1628, young Bess Hawksmith watches her mother's body swing limp from the Hanging Tree. She knows that only one man can save her from the same fate - Gideon Masters, the Warlock. She knows, too, that his help comes at a steep price. In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself. She has spent the centuries in solitude, moving from place to place, surviving plagues, wars and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. Against her better…


The Witch's Tree

By Elena Collins,

Book cover of The Witch's Tree

Why this book?

A time slip novel around two somewhat unlucky-in-love women living in the same Somerset cottage 300-plus years apart. A tale of the connection through time brings Selena and Grace together. One with a spirit fighting to rest and one dealing with pain that only the other can aid in finding peace.

A solid character build, multiple storylines, unresolved love stories, and a look into witch trials from the ages.

If you are in the mood for a story that moves from the past to present seamlessly; then this book is for you.

The Witch's Tree

By Elena Collins,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Witch's Tree as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

'A wonderful book by a fabulous author, very highly recommended.' Louise DouglasA tale as old as time. A spirit that has never rested.

Present day

As a love affair comes to an end, and with it her dreams for her future, artist Selena needs a retreat. The picture-postcard Sloe Cottage in the Somerset village of Ashcombe promises to be the perfect place to forget her problems, and Selena settles into her new home as spring arrives. But it isn't long before Selena hears the past whispering to her. Sloe Cottage is keeping secrets which refuse to stay hidden.

1682

Grace…


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