Monday, January 28, 2013

The Latest in The Dark Woods Trilogy Now Available

The first book in the second cycle of The Dark Woods is now available to readers via Smashwords and Amazon.

Spell (The Dark Woods Trilogy, Second Cycle) 

 "There are sticks and stones which can bind a witch, but not kill her. They can't be drowned as some thinks. Killing one by flame is the only way to destroy the bone and blood..."

In a time when magic makers and spell casters roam the countryside, there are men who earn wages by hunting them. Burning them for their crimes, facing the peril of spells and subtler dangers from dark servants skilled in evading punishment...

Among them, Neel is the greatest of all. A legend in his prime who tracks even the most cunning of witches who plague the land, he carves a mark for each sorceress or warlock of power burned at the stake by his hand. Calculating and hard by nature, a loner and wanderer by trade, he and his services are demanded by king and commoner alike. Any who has a grievance against a magic maker and the coin with which to pay the hunter's services.

A request from a queen to track a witch of no name takes him across the vast countryside in pursuit of a sorceress whose spell is unmistakable–and whose curse takes a hideous form each time it is cast. Three victims in all, three tales which span consequences from abandoned thrones to lovers divided by pain. Three sufferers who describe a witch whose physical appearance and power seems to change without explanation, until the witch hunter knows his pursuit is of a witch possessing no ordinary magic.

Three sufferers, three separate fates, one spell.


  1. This was an amazing book!! Loved The Dark Woods Trilogy and SPELL was my favorite because I love the connection that Marwy and Neel have. I wish you would write a whole book about them and their adventures together. Loved the way you researched all the herbs etc. When Neel is making the Trinity Cross with Marwys hair around it~it is a cross that he is making out of silver or iron? Is that what burns Marwy when he puts it on her? Keep writing these fantastic books! Love them all! Rose(Historical Maiden)

    1. That's right Rose--I believe it's a silver cross that burns her(though sadly my memory is not the best for these things, lol). Sorry this reply is late--I've been neglecting the blog for writing :) Glad you dropped by and thanks again for all your kind feedback!