Penelope King tops today’s Buffet with Witchy, Witchy, the first book in her “Spellbound” trilogy of fantasy novels suitable for age 14 and up.
Penelope is a native Californian who now lives in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also the author of the “Demonblood” series.
In addition to writing novels, she enjoys swimming, kayaking at the river, doing Zumba and yoga, or watching a trashy reality show. She can BBQ better than most men, and if she had to marry a food it would probably be pizza, but she’d cheat on it with sushi.
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Life should be charmed for sixteen-year-old Calista McCoy. But being a psychic, empathic, fire-starting witch isn’t all magical fun and games, even if it does come with a snazzy new wardrobe and an awesome beach house in California.
Now she is a target for the deadly Hunters who seek out new, vulnerable witches. Any exposure of her magical abilities can have disastrous consequences. And with covens all over the world constantly fighting with one another, it’s hard to know who to trust. If all that weren’t bad enough, now she has to go to some snooty private school for rich kids….not exactly a dream situation for a shy girl raised in the slums of the Louisiana bayou.
Things look up when she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Nicholas, and she instantly falls under his captivating spell.
But it soon becomes clear that not all of Calista’s new friends are who they appear to be…especially Nicholas. And once the thin veil between fantasy and reality is shattered, no one is safe from the evil that has snuck into their lives.
Dare to dream…
By New York Times Bestselling Authors Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg with Anthony Garcia, “Buyer Legends: An Executive Storytellers Guide” describes a business process that combines the emotional power of storytelling with hard data to open new opportunities, spot gaps and optimize your sales and marketing.
By using Buyer Legends in your organization you will:
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After reading this, you will have more insight as to why your marketing execution may not be meeting expectations and why your team might be struggling to “get it.” You will learn how to communicate your brand’s story intent and the responsibility of each critical touch point within every level of your organization, from the boardroom to the stockroom.
Jacie Calhoun should have married the man who worshiped her.
But, she needed to know the truth about her mother. Was she really alive, a captive of the Comanche?
Luke Howling Wolf can’t lose his beloved adopted mother, Sunstar, his Comanche tribe’s white medicine woman. Somehow, he must keep Sunstar’s identity secret, especially from the interloper claiming to be her daughter, no matter how the young white-woman’s determination and innocence challenges his heart.
A WOMAN’S PASSION
Olivia Breaux left the small Cajun town the day of her high school graduation and never looked back. Until an unfortunate event sends her home ten years later. Returning to her hometown brings back memories and long held desires for the impossibly gorgeous – and aloof – Vincent.
A HUNTER’S DESIRE
Handsome, resilient Vincent Chiasson takes his job as hunter to supernatural beings in the bayous seriously. When an unknown creature begins killing women the Chiasson family has contact with, Vincent knows this has something to do with his parents’ deaths years earlier. To make matters worse, the one woman he’s yearned to call his own has returned – and is targeted by the beast. He’ll have to face his past – and confront his future – to save Olivia…
Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues but when he meets ER nurse Larissa Brockman he’s tempted to break his vow. Larissa’s faith draws him back to the church he’d left behind, but when their lives are on the line Gabe discovers that Larissa is the one who needs to learn about the true meaning of forgiveness. And only Gabe can help heal her heart.
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is determined to bring back the dead.
For Skyla, being an angel from the coveted Celestra faction hasn’t been easy.
An entire band of wicked angels is after her blood, a Sector is after something far more sinister, and her newfound powers lead her on a quest to save her dead father.
Skyla and her boyfriend Logan try to piece together a plan to take down the Countenance in order to maintain their relationship, but will Skyla’s burgeoning feelings for Gage get in the way?
And when Skyla decides to use her powerful blood to change the fate of another deceased soul, just who is going to stop her?
Bianca has three loves: her job, her cat, and Bloody Marys. Not necessarily in that order. Life is good, the best, until Drew sabotages Bianca’s black and white world and forces her to see the gray in it. Which is really annoying, as it disrupts her Bloody Mary drinking time.
Drew Montgomery left his old life to start a new one, but still the past continues to haunt him. Bianca Fisher makes him forget, gives him hope, and confounds him, all at once, and from just one encounter. Drew tells himself to run, to run away and fast, but his feet won’t listen. Neither does his heart.
Someone is stealing the cursed thirty coins paid to betray Christ. Disturbed by these events, the Vatican hires our hero, antiquities thief, Trey Jordan. Trey’s mission is simple: find the coins first. And to combat the dark power contained within the cursed coins, Trey will be entrusted with a powerful weapon of his own, a weapon hidden deep with the Vatican’s secret vaults.
As the adventure begins, he will team up with a past lover, the beautiful numismatist Eve Roberts, a coin collector herself and owner of one of the cursed Judas Coins. Their search begins with a famous sunken ship and will lead to a bizarre castle located in the middle of a Scottish loch. And waiting at every turn is the mysterious Draken, whose dark power multiplies with the acquisition of each new coin. In the end, when a seemingly victorious Draken brings together all thirty coins, when the Gates of Hell have been thrown wide open and the world has been plunged into darkness and chaos, a desperate Trey Jordan will unleash the ferocious power of the legendary Fourth Nail.
One hundred and twelve years after the fall, the Republic of Texas is built on two foundations: total freedom and total responsibility. A law broken means a strike against the lawbreaker. Five strikes means execution. The only hope for the law breaker is to escape Texas—to go Striker—before justice comes for them.
Sixteen-year-old Karas Quick has never had it easy. The daughter of a Striker and an alcoholic mother, she’s gotten everything she has the hard way — even the strike on her neck. Yet try as Karas might to stay above-board with the authorities, there are some things you just can’t plan for.
Like seeing the face of her long-lost father paraded through the town square in chains.
In the blink of an eye, Karas’s life changes forever. Potential strikes be damned, she has to see her father one last time. What she discovers propels her upon an unimaginable journey, one she can only hope she’ll survive.
Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Liliana’s circumstances are anything but normal. Only a few people know what caused her sudden change from model student to the withdrawn, doomsayer she has become, but her situation isn’t about to get any better. When people begin coming down with a quick-spreading illness that doctors are unable to treat, Liliana’s worst fears are realized. With her parents called away on business before the contagious outbreakher father in D.C. covering the early stages of the disease and her mother in Hong Kong and unable to get a flight back to New JerseyLiliana’s town is hit by what soon becomes a widespread illness and fatal disaster. Now, she’s more alone than she’s been since the incident” at her school months ago.
With friends and neighbors dying all around her, Liliana does everything she can just to survive. But as the disease rages on, so does an unexpected tension as Liliana is torn between an old ex and a new romantic interest. Just when it all seems too much, her living nightmare comes flooding back. Will Liliana survive the outbreak and overcome her personal demons? In this thrilling debut novel from author Yvonne Ventresca, you will follow Liliana to the brink of humanity and her own sanity. But there’s no telling if you’ll make it through alive.
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