on October 14, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Witches
It’s a darkness that doesn’t want to let go...
After being banished from her coven five years ago, Sarah vowed to stay away from black magic forever and instead tried to embrace the life of a white witch. However, now a family death has brought her back to her hometown of Raven’s Cove, and the good little witch is in line to inherit a powerful gift.
Peter is invisible. Voiceless. Imprisoned in the little cottage in the woods with no way out, waiting for the day that someone will set him free, even as his hope fades. He comes from a coven of white witches, yet was always tempted by the power of dark magic.
Sarah and Peter find themselves drawn together, and they soon learn that to escape the dark magic that controls them, they must first learn to embrace it.
Because the only way to rise out of the ashes is to first burn everything down to the ground.
I walked silently into the living room and found her curled up on the sofa, the blanket draped across her stomach and her eyes closed. The fire had begun to die down, and I had the urge to throw some wood on it for her, to keep her warm through the night, but I couldn’t, because I couldn’t touch the wood, nor could I pull the blanket higher up her body. I couldn’t do anything to help keep Sarah warm. I couldn’t protect her, the love of my life, from anything—not even the cold.
My eyes traced the smooth curves of her collarbone and shoulders, the way her pale skin contrasted with the navy blouse that she wore and made her look even paler, her skin even smoother. The way her hair fanned out across the arm of the ugly sofa. The way her pink lips were parted fractionally, allowing the air to enter and leave as she breathed quietly.
I watched her, and the anger I held inside of me faded—not all of it, but just enough to take comfort in the sight of a beautiful woman sleeping. I stood in front of her, but I cast no shadow. I stood in front of her a lonely man.
Copyright Claire C. Riley 2015