My book, White Witch Black Witch : Initiate is now available on Kindle.
Here is the book’s synopsis:
Lily Lennox, sixteen, lives on a farm in Northern California with her mom, Angela. Lily’s father died in a car accident several years earlier, and being an only child, she and her mom have since become very close.
One Saturday morning at a farmers’ market, Angela becomes strangely panic stricken when she sees three hostile biker women cruising the stands, looking for someone. Angela flees with Lily in tow, but instead of going back to their farm, they hide out in a motel.
Lily is confused and angry – confused because her mother acted so oddly, angry when she doesn’t explain why.
That night, her mom slips away from the motel and doesn’t return. In the days that follow, Lily learns that her mother has been leading a shadow life, and that she’s been abducted by witches.
Accompanied by a young man, a Native American shaman, Lily sets off to find her mom, but she quickly discovers that the witches are now coming after her too. The only way she can hope to fight them, and rescue her mother, is to become a witch herself.
This is the first of a planned series of four books, which follows Lily Lennox as she becomes a more powerful white witch.
The first book, and the subsequent books, deal with a contemporary world where witches, black witches, have embedded themselves into all aspects of contemporary society, and they act like terrorist cells. They exist in Government, law enforcement, the judiciary, the media, and in big business.
Their mission statement is to use their unique positions of power within these organisations to create fear and chaos in our world, and within that murky soup they can then begin to exert their influence.
This is not a Harry Potter type story, this is set in the real world, in the here and now.
Why did I write a book like this? Well, from a very early age I devoured everything that Ray Bradbury ever wrote, and I grew up with his writing as a major influence. I then segued into HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe.
That said, I didn’t want to write fantasy – I wanted the story to be grounded in fact and reality, and so before writing a word of this book I researched the world of witchcraft thoroughly – and I discovered that what we know as witchcraft from popular fiction is fairy-tale stuff. The real world of witchcraft is much more sinister, much more insidious, and way more terrifying.
On one level, this book sits within the genres of thriller, action adventure, and young romance – but at its heart this is a book that examines the true nature of good and evil, and the nature of our souls.
The black witches want Lily’s mother’s soul – and the series of books will be about the fight for her soul, and Lily’s soul. To that extent, the book examines themes which are consistent with, and an extension of, my work with my PGS film.
For those of you who asked for a copy, I’ll get them out today or tomorrow.
If you missed the earlier post and you want a copy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All I ask is that you write a review on Amazon and Goodreads when you’ve finished. The book is only available at the moment on Kindle, but if you don’t have a Kindle you can read the book on any iPad, tablet, smartphone or computer using a free Kindle app.
If you want to buy a copy, then here is the link:
Black Witch : White Witch / Initiate – from Kindle Store
As I said in my earlier post, I will now seek broader publication, and a literary agent. In the meantime though, I want to get it out there. If you get to read it, I hope you enjoy it.
Bought it, got it! Will start reading this afternoon.
Sounds like a book both Dale and I will like.
Lynda – I was going to give you a copy free!! Anyway thank you, and I hope you enjoy it! bb xx
I know you would have but since we can’t be a PGS investor, we like to support you in whatever small way we can. I’m sure we will enjoy it as we both like your style of writing!
Lynda and Dale
Lynda – well that’s very sweet of you and Dale, thank you. Let me know what you think of it when you get the chance… hope all is going well there.
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I also will buy a copy Bill & look forward to reading it over the Chriisie break. Wishing you fabulous sales and reviews.
Love & hugs, Janet
You’re a gorgeous lady Janet, thank you!
Thank you Bill, will it come out in a book form too? That would be wonderful. Hugs
Hi Ingrid – yes a print version should be available by the weekend. Thank you!
Like I said good luck! I’m shortly off on a quick trip, but when back will be buying my copy. Hope you get lots of hits and sales 🙂
Thanks Britta – fingers crossed! Sweet of you to buy a copy too, thank you –
I remember the day your apartment in Sydney was burgled by witches and they set up an altar surrounded by candles with your Logie in the middle of it.
At the time Laurie, if you remember, I had been using it as a door stop.
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Okay I’ll bite! What’s a Logie and the rest of us need more details.
It’s our equivalent of an Emmy. I’ve won two.
Well, the Oscars that are coming will look nice with them!
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24% done and it IS going to be a New York Times Best Seller! Very intriguing !