The Midnight Coven presents:
On Samhain night the covens gather to share their power and celebrate. It’s a time for pure magic. A night of unbridled witchcraft. But there’s a dark force waiting in the wings, determined to curse every witch at the gathering, and when she does, no one escapes.
Face their darkest fear. Survive or die.
These are the stories of thirteen witches cursed at the one place they should have been safe. Join the coven and learn their fates.
✨ Wicked Witch ✨
Fauna Calpurnius was a witch on a mission.
Or several of them, you might say.
She needed to kill her evil father, help her best friend Liv find her magic mirror, and secure her own freedom once and for all.
There were few options in the dire situation known as her life.
If Fauna didn’t kill her father, the head of their Coven, or his sadistic henchman Hannibal, she would die without ever experiencing freedom. And if she didn’t help her friend Liv find her magic mirror, then an evil witch named Thea would smash it in to a million pieces. Thereby, killing Liv, the only friend she’d ever known.
Could it get worse than that?
Some people really shouldn’t ask that question.
Fauna Calpurnius being one of them.
Buy Links: books2read.com/wickedwitch
Ch 1 Excerpt: https://jessielanebooks.com/wicked-witch-excerpt/
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You know how when you least expect it Murphy’s Law kicks into effect and life happens in ways you were not expecting it to? Yeah… that’s me this past month and a half. I got a new day job working at my local newspaper. I love it. It’s fast paced and awesome. I was supposed to be one of two sales executives. My third week into the job the other sales lady quit. In her defense she had been offered pretty much her dream job – so who could begrudge her that? But it meant everything was landing on my shoulders and that was a lot to take on. So I had to pick up an extra day in the week for working my day job and for a little while my writing time was pushed to a big fat zero. I’m now starting to stabilize at my job and my writing time is coming back to me. Yippee!
If that wasn’t enough on my plate my oldest Minion hurt herself a few months ago. We’ve been trying to take care of it but it wasn’t going away so we took her to the doctor. It was her IT Band in her lower back and hips. She now has physical therapy appointments.
On top of all of that I am a “Mom First” person. My kids are always #1 in my life. We’re smack dab in the middle of Marching Band season and there are practices, football games and weekend competitions. The good news is there is only about a month of that left!
So I told you this very long story so you would understand WHY I had to speak to the Head Witches In Charge at the Midnight Coven and ask them for an extension on my Cursed Coven story, Wicked Witch. They were very understanding and gracious enough to let me push back my release date by a month. Wicked Witch will now be releasing on November 24th.
It’s still a part of the Midnight Coven’s Cursed Coven Series… just brewing in the cauldron a little slower than everyone else. 😉
I want to thank everyone in advance for their understanding. Hopefully you won’t get mad and decide to go all Salem witch trials on me and burn me at the stake. And to show good faith that my witch and all of her snark is coming… I give you Junkies the very first peek at my heroine Fauna. Those fingers of hers are dangerous.
❤ Jessie Lane
P.S. Buy links are on Wicked Witch’s website page.
I get to brag a little today.
One of Grizzly (aka my husband)’s 911 dispatchers received a national award today for her excellent work and reaction time during a call that took place last year.
A man had murdered his wife, told his niece what he had done, and then also told the niece he was headed to his son’s school to pick the boy up. That dispatcher immediately notified the school of a potential shooter situation and told them to go on lock down. And they did – just in time. That man showed up to pick up his son and was denied entrance. The murderer then went back to his van and pulled his gun on the responding officers. He was shot and killed.
What Grizzly didn’t know until after he was on scene, and the murderer was deceased, was that our Oldest Minion was in that school for a band festival/competition. Thanks to that dispatcher, my baby is alive today. I can’t thank her enough. She deserves that award and so much more – but if you tell her she’s a hero she will tell you that she was just doing her job.
Remember your 911 Dispatchers folks. They’re first responders who don’t get recognition nearly enough. #GoldLine
❤ Jessie Lane
Today Daddy and I were chillin’ on the front porch. It’s our spot. Anyways, we’re sittin’ there and I see the Terminix truck pull up. I ask Dad, “We due for the Terminix guy?”
Dad says no. We watch then as the guy backs his truck up our neighbor’s driveway on the right and we don’t think anymore about it.
A couple of minutes go by and I look up and see halfway down our long ass front yard that there’s a fat white and gray cat walkin’ through. Y’all got to understand my Dad is highly allergic to cats so he basically HATES THEM. So me bein’ me, I egg the old man on. “Dad, there’s a cat in your yard.”
No lie, what he does next is what he does every time there’s a cat in our yard.
He starts yellin’, “Hey motherfucker, get out of my yard!”
This always cracks me up because let’s be real. He’s talkin’ to that cat like A) it understands, and B) it gives a shit.
WE ALL KNOW CATS DON’T GIVE A SHIT.
Anyways, he keeps yellin’ and cussin’ at the cat, who by the way wised up and realized he needed to get goin’ because my dad was obviously not a fan of Puss In Boots.
The cat gets almost all the way to the far right side of our front yard, a dozen feet or so from the poplar tree line we have that separates our yard from our neighbor’s yard, and I happen to look past the cat to see the Terminix guy standin’ in our neighbor’s driveway, with his head cocked to the side, confused as hell as to why my dad is yellin’ at him to get out of our yard.
Seriously guys, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair. Somehow I managed to tell Dad the Terminix guy thought he was yellin’ at him and not the cat… and then of course my dad starts yellin’ at the bug guy.
“Not you man, the cat! I’m yellin’ at the cat!”
Terminix guy gives my Dad a thumbs up and I’m still dyin’ laughin’ in my chair. I told my dad, “I don’t know what’s funnier. The fact that he’s gonna go in our neighbor’s house and tell them that you called him a motherfucker or the fact that you almost got your ass whooped by the bug guy”.
By the way, the cat disappeared while I was laughing. He probably thought we humans were bat-shit crazy.
I hope you all enjoy this insight as to what my life is like on a daily basis.
I’m pretty sure I’m just gonna start sharin’ all my Dad stories so everyone can laugh with me. 😉