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Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow: A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology

Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow: A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology

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by Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, Boone Brux

The Von Tassel sisters are in deep. With a new inn opening up to non-magic guests, these three witches have enough to worry about, but after a deal with the Headless Horseman, all three Von Tassel sisters must find their true loves by All Hallow's Eve or forever be trapped as ghosts in Sleepy Hollow like their ill-fated aunties.

Will Stephanie be able to


The Von Tassel sisters are in deep. With a new inn opening up to non-magic guests, these three witches have enough to worry about, but after a deal with the Headless Horseman, all three Von Tassel sisters must find their true loves by All Hallow's Eve or forever be trapped as ghosts in Sleepy Hollow like their ill-fated aunties.

Will Stephanie be able to forgive her playboy ex? Will Bri be able to win back her childhood crush-turned-ghost hunter? Will Lexi be able to sway her supernatural employee? And will they all be able to fall in love by the week's end?

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Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow

A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology

By Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, Boone Brux, Allison Blisard

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, and Boone Brux
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ISBN: 978-1-62266-591-4



"Come on, you stupid thing." I narrowed my eyes at the computer screen. I was dying to give it a good zap of witchy power but knew from experience that nothing fried a monitor like a misplaced spell. Instead, I resorted to the non-magical technique of smacking the side of the screen and hoping it would jolt the secondhand computer back to life. "Come on."

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. The damn thing was frozen. Then, the screen brightened and my spirits started to perk up. Could it have been that easy? One good smack to the side of the screen and we were back in business? Maybe it was possible to get a good computer system for under $100 online. Or at least one that sort of worked. Not that it mattered much—we'd had $100 to buy and ship, and that meant this little beauty was ours, troubles and all—our troubles, not the computer's. The computer had no troubles because it was going to work or I was going to blast it into next week.

The screen went black and a blue box popped up in the center of it. Computer Error 45666. Computer must be restarted to correct.

Oh, in the name of pink pixies on crack, what the hell was this? Right now I had half of a website online for my new B and B. Well, it was a third mine. My sisters were equal partners. They were probably more than equal partners if I wanted to look at qualifications necessary for owning a place like this—or any business for that matter. But no matter how unqualified I was, I now owned a third of the Inn of the Headless Horseman and I had two responsibilities. The first was to make sure all of our paperwork was in order.

My second responsibility? Keep the website running so we could bring in paying guests and turn a profit. I should have had this in the bag. Five years in Salem, working as the personal assistant to Agnes Nog—bitchy witch extraordinaire—and as the part-time web developer for the New England Regional Witches' Council should have made one teeny, tiny web page with reservations capabilities as easy as my first brussels-sprouts-to-chocolate-cookies transformation spell. Or, it would have been easy if the internet connection here in Sleepy Hollow wasn't patchy, and patchy was giving it an ego boost at the best of times.

The computer went black and then the fan began to whir. The screen brightened again, and I breathed a sigh of relief when it came back online without any hassles. Maybe I could get lucky and this time we'd get the entire site working before my internet froze again?

I had the home page online, lots of pictures of Sleepy Hollow and the Inn of the Headless Horseman, but not the secondary links that had the rates, or the widget that allowed people to reserve a room or email us about hosting a special event. So potential guests could see the inn, but they couldn't stay here or host a fancy event. Shit.

Not to mention, I'd promised my sisters—Lexi and Brianna—that I would have the website up before they got back from picking up the last of the immense amount of stuff we needed to host this weekend's wedding. I'd promised and I'd screwed up enough in my life that I was determined to do this right.

The computer sang a low, electronic whine of a dial tone, and then began to beep as it tried to connect into the substandard local service. A second later I was on the website's developer page and ready to publish. One click and we'd be all set. No more catering exclusively to the witch and wizard world. We would be open for business to the wider—and much better paying—non-magical world.

If we were lucky, soon we wouldn't have to take in magical guests at all. No more ghosts on sabbatical. No more witches on road trips. Normal people. We'd be a nice, regular bed-and-breakfast where eye of newt was not on the menu, and we could make all our monthly expenses without punishing our credit limits.

When our web hosting site came back online I checked over my code one last time, found the error that had prevented the page from running, and then hit publish. As the page refreshed I glanced over at the provisional business license for magical merchants and smiled. We were now—officially—in business. The phone beside me rang and I raised an eyebrow. We'd published the business line's phone number to the web less than a minute before and we had a call that quick? Damn, talk about the power of the internet. I snatched the phone up and put it to my ear, my stomach tumbling like pixies had taken up residence inside it at the idea of taking our first normal reservation.

"Good afternoon, this is the Inn of the Headless Horseman, and I'm Stephanie von Tassel. How can I help you today?"

"Stephanie, dear." I froze at the sound of Agnes Nog's voice on the other end of the phone. Shit. What did she want?

"I saw that your charming little website has gone online. Congratulations. Very good work."

"Thank you," I said and my knees knocked together. Agnes Nog was the grand high mistress of the National Witches' Council—my former boss. "Your little website is very—" She paused like she was trying to find the best word to describe my work, and I prepared myself for an insult disguised as a compliment. "Cute."

I bit my lower lip and tried to keep my temper in check. I knew Agnes had been banshee levels of pissed when I'd resigned from my position as her assistant to help my sisters turn our family home into a bed-and-breakfast—especially since personal assistants who also doubled as doormats were hard to find in the magical world.

She'd been even less happy about our desire to open the von Tassel estate to outsiders. To prevent us from getting a business license, she'd tried to nail us with magical back taxes, but we'd managed to prove that my parents had been paid up. Then she'd offered to buy us out, but we hadn't been interested in selling. This had been our family home since the von Tassels arrived in America from Holland and we weren't about to give it up.

"We're all very excited to be expanding the inn and taking in a wider, more diverse range of guests, and of course we appreciate the council's support. Your faith in our success means a lot to us," I said, once I was sure something sarcastic wouldn't come out of my mouth by mistake.

"Of course." Agnes's voice was sharp and bitter, like she'd just taken a bite of a particularly noxious piece of unicorn jerky.

I knew that she'd tried to fight our business permit, but she hadn't had a leg to stand on. There was no reason we shouldn't take on non-magical guests. The Inn of the Headless Horseman was a quaint piece of American folklore. Just ask the travel guide writer I'd bribed into saying so.

"If only you could have done as good a job arranging a car for us," Agnes sniffed.

"A car?"

"For Vienna and me."


"Vienna St. James." She said the name slowly, like she was talking to a particularly dim child. "The bride whose wedding you're hosting this weekend. We're both standing here at the airport and there is no car waiting for us."

"I know who Vienna is." I flipped through the pages on my desk to find the car service reservation I'd made. "But why are you with her?"

"Vienna was my apprentice," Agnes said. "I'll be helping perform her wedding ceremony."

"You will?" I coughed, trying to keep my voice from squeaking. Agnes Nog was coming to our inn to perform a wedding? How had that detail slipped our notice?

"If we ever manage to get out of this extremely busy, crowded airport. Which is looking more and more unlikely every moment."

I snatched the car reservation off of a pile of papers and scanned it. Vienna St. James and one additional passenger from JFK Airport to the Inn of the Headless Horseman. Four p.m. pickup. I glanced at my watch. Two p.m.

"Agnes, Vienna's flight wasn't supposed to land until four. That's when I arranged for the car to pick her and her guest up."

"We got an earlier flight. So could you please call the car company and arrange for our pickup?"

"Um." I grimaced. "I'll see what I can do and call you back."

I hung up and quickly dialed the limo company, hoping they would be able to get Agnes and Vienna now so that neither witch had a conniption fit and started doing nuisance spells on random passersby. A dispatcher, a secretary, and two managers later, I'd bribed the car service into picking them up—pronto—in a stretch limousine, and it had only cost me a free weekend in our best suite so the car service's owner could surprise his wife for their anniversary.

"Tell me you have this fixed," Agnes said, her voice harsh the instant she picked up the phone.

"The driver should be there within half an hour. You're supposed to meet him at the taxi stand." I held the phone away from my ear, cringing, as I waited for her to start yelling.

"Outside?" Agnes's voice was low. Not good. So very not good. A quiet, pissed-off Agnes was much deadlier than a yelling one.

"It's the best I can do, Agnes." I tried to sound as meek as possible. Agnes liked meek. Agnes thrived on meek.

She let out a loud, melodramatic sigh. "Why am I not surprised? I told Vienna that if she had her wedding at your inn it was going to be a fiasco, but does anyone listen to me? Of course not.

"You have handled all the preparations haven't you?" My former boss was using the same tone she always did when I'd handled major events before, talking to me like she would an irresponsible high school freshman planning the homecoming dance.

The only reason I'd put up with it before was that good jobs for witches who lacked apprenticeships were hard to find, and in this economy it was almost impossible to earn a living wage with a C average in high school and no college degree. That had left me with the choice of Agnes Nog or checking groceries, and I hadn't made a very good impression during that interview at the Pick 'n Save when I'd applied there last Thanksgiving.

"We have everything in order for Vienna's wedding. It will be a magical day for everyone." I gritted my teeth and tried to think happy thoughts, thoughts that involved leaving Agnes as a sacrifice for overly cranky dragons who didn't mind fighting with their food first.

"I certainly hope so. But I was talking about your new venture serving the less capable among us."

"Of course. The inn has been in business now for the past twelve weeks servicing magical guests so there wasn't much additional work to do. A few new storage cupboards for coven materials and summoning gear. Then, we converted the back of the dovecote for spell work and broom storage so our magical guests will still have a place to do their work while the non-magical guests will simply see the area as a picturesque, abandoned relic. The hardest part has been transferring our website from the Witchweb to the regular internet so normal guests could find us, but like you said, we've even got the bugs worked out of that now."

"What about the ghosts?" Agnes asked. "You have broken their curse and arranged for them to travel to the Summerlands, haven't you?"

"What do you mean?" I asked. "What does the Aunties' curse have to do with our B and B?"

"Didn't you receive the council's memo? The one regarding the appeal of your magical merchant license?" Agnes's voice had turned sugary sweet, and I knew she was doing her best bitchy smile that made her look like a constipated Mrs. Claus impersonator at a crappy West Virginia flea market.

"What appeal?" I sat up and fixed my eyes on the paper tacked to the wall of our office.

"Well, you see," Agnes said, her voice even more syrupy now that she thought she'd won, "an appeal was filed against your license and it was brought to the council's attention that the presence of ghosts on the von Tassel estate could be harmful to non-magical guests."

"And who filed the appeal?" I asked, my voice flat, as anger flared in my veins. Forget the dragons, I'd give my left arm for the chance to beat that woman over the head with her own broomstick.

"You know I can't tell you that," Agnes said. "It's confidential. But after hearing this very well thought out and rather charmingly presented appeal, the council has decided that your license can only be kept current by exorcising your current poltergeist problem. For the good of your potential guests. After all, it would be a tragedy if one of your Aunties decided to go on a malicious haunting spree."

"The Aunties wouldn't dare haunt someone," I said stiffly, letting my annoyance at her suggestion come through in my tone. How dare she accuse the Aunties of having such bad manners? Sure, they were young and somewhat impetuous by poltergeist standards, but they were still well-bred young witches who had been taught basic manners in their mortal lives. They knew better than to scare the guests.

"Yes, well, get rid of them, and we can all be as confident in your inn's success as you are. Otherwise, you'll only have two choices. Allow us to bring in the council's official necromancer to banish them or cancel your plans to open the inn to a wider audience."

She wanted to bring in the council's necromancer to banish the Aunties? No way. If a necromancer got his claws on the Aunties, he'd bottle them—like genies—leaving their souls in the nothingness, unable to enter the Summerlands. Then he'd ban them from earth except for when they were helping him perform truly nefarious deeds.

It would be an eternity in hell for the Aunties. Worse. At least in hell there was a chance of redeeming yourself enough to get out at some point. There was no escape from a necromancer.

"You have no right to interfere in our family situation," I protested. "The Aunties are von Tassel ghosts, and as such, we have the right to choose whether or not to exorcise them. The Witches' Council can't force us to make them break their curse and move into the Summerlands if they don't want to go. Trust me. Auntie Katarina and her sisters have no intentions of going anywhere. They like being earthbound."

"Your choices are clear, Stephie dear. Get rid of the ghosts or the council will. Otherwise your charming little inn will never host a non-magical guest—not while I still have my wand."


"And next time make sure the car is waiting."

There was a sharp click and then nothing. I gaped at the phone and stifled a small scream of frustration. She had the nerve to hang up on me? First, she threatened our inn, and now she was hanging up on me? Oh, when this was handled I was going to hex her so hard those ugly labradoodle-schnauzer mixes of hers were going to feel it across their fat backsides, even Mitzi, I didn't care if the dog was suffering from arthritis and blind in one eye.

"I never could stand Agnes," a faint voice said from the bookshelf. Auntie Katarina materialized on top of a stack of area maps that advertised local winery tours.

"Even when we were girls she had a holier-than-thou approach to life, her bloomers always in a twist, trying to find ways to curry favor with the Witches' Council. It's a family trait, of course. There were always rumors that her great uncle consulted Judge Hathorne at Salem, helping him kill all those people. Not to mention that poor harmless pooch. Mother said when they brought him up for trial he'd claimed he'd been doing it on behalf of the council, protecting the real witches from being exposed during the trials. Not that anyone believed him."

She floated over to peer at the web page and scrunched her nose at it. "If I were you, I'd lighten the background on this front page a pinch, more of a lilac rather than lavender. It'll make the house stand out more in the pictures."

"Agnes said that we have to lift the curse against you and the other Aunties." I opened the master copy of the website to try out the changes to the background color that she'd suggested. The lilac did make the images pop more. I hit publish and watched as the site updated. "She thinks you need to be exorcised."

"Bah." Auntie Katarina floated to the window and looked at the family cemetery where her body was buried. "That sanctimonious, overgrown twerp. What does she care how I spend my eternal rest? My sisters and I aren't vengeful spirits; we pose no threat to mortal kind."


Excerpted from Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow by Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, Boone Brux, Allison Blisard. Copyright © 2014 Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, and Boone Brux. Excerpted by permission of Entangled Publishing, LLC.
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Patricia Eimer
Patricia Eimer is a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the backyard made for reading in on summer days. Mixed with too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become a storyteller. After a stint of "thinking practically" in her twenties she earned degrees in Business and Economics She currently lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she's not writing romance novels she can be found fencing, training for triathlons and arguing with her dogs about who's in charge.

Rosalie Lario
Rosalie Lario is the award-winning, paranormal romance author of the Demons of Infernum and the Fallen Warriors series. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don't actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!

After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn't nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. She never imagined all the mythology she'd learned throughout her undergraduate education might actually come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the paranormal romance stories she now dreams up.

When not writing, you can find her on a boat somewhere along South Florida's waterways, chasing down a rainbow or pretending to be a pirate. You can visit Rosalie at her website: http://www.RosalieLario.com.

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Boone's stories range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal.

Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she's always looking for the next adventure. It's not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.

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Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow: A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
This was the change of pace I needed. A light hearted romance with sass in triplicate.  Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow is an anthology that works together to create one masterfully written story. Each story is told by a different author, and the amazing thing is their styles of writing work seamlessly together.  I loved the Von Tassel Sisters, the old ghosts as well as the living Von Tassel sisters. Each author explored the auntie and sister that were similar in nature. Each set had their own issues with their love lives and the resolution of those problems were given a time limit by the one thing we know lurks around in Sleepy Hollow- The Headless Horseman.  What an enjoyable light read! 
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
The Von Tassel sisters have decided to open an inn to both magical and non magical people. They have to make sure they can hide the magic from the ones who don't know about it. When it looks like everything may go wrong one of them calls upon the headless horseman to help out. The deal includes they must all find there true loves by All Hallow's Eve or like their ghost aunt be trapped in the world as ghost to haunt the place. With a short time to find them they have their hands full with more than just keeping the inn going. Bewitching Her Enemy by Patricia Eimer Stephanie has to learn to forgive her ex Carson who she believes cheated on her. She doesn't want to get her heart broke again and she knows he is a guy who likes to play around. Her aunt Katarina is left haunting the place after her love Brom left her after declaring his love for her. They haven't spoke in a very long time. Now both couples must try to work things out to save the inn and to not spend from now on as ghost. I liked this story as both Stephanie and Katarina are the ones who called the horseman up. They both have trust issues and have to work through them. Katarina can be very stubborn at times. Carson is actually a great guy and I like what kind he turned out to be. Brom has nothing but love for Katarina even when she won't speak to him. Both couples add something special to this story. Under His Spell by Rosalie Lario Brianna always liked Jason growing up. She was in love with him but he never knew it. He didn't have magic so she tried to get him out of her mind. Now he is a tv show host and back in town. Just when they think they might have a shot a woman shows up and is determined to get Jason for herself. Jason seems strange at times and Brianna has to figure out why. You also have the story of her aunt Elizabeth and her lost love Edward. He died while leaving town and she married his brother instead. Now she is trying to get him to listen to her and forgive her. I liked all of these characters and at times really laughed while reading this. Jason has a few tricks up his sleeve he doesn't tell Brianna about. Hexing Her Ex by Boone Brux Lexi knows it is up to her to find true love as her sisters have all found theirs. Time is running out and she isn't sure how she will find him in time. She is only attracted to one man and he can't be the one for her she thinks. Handyman Tristan likes Lexi and helps her in anyway he can. This also has the story of Cassandra and Jacob. Jacob left Cassandra married another woman and Cassandra gets stoned to death. Both of them get stuck as ghost and Cassandra refuses to even listen to Jacob. I have to say for me Cassandra was the highlight of this story. She really pops out and does some crazy stuff. Add in a woman looking for her ancestors who really pushes Cassandra's button and you get tones of laughs. This story wraps up all three and it does a great job of it. I even enjoyed the horseman in this book. If you want an entertaining book about a legend you surely have heard of try this one. The is love, laughter and great plots in all three stories. I like how it all wrapped up nicely but I would have loved to see more because I enjoyed these characters so much.
CharleneCF More than 1 year ago
A fun paranormal read.  It is about three sisters, who are witches, and their three Aunties, who are witches also, and happen to be ghosts. They run a inn together.  They are cursed with not being able to step on their land unless they can be with their true loves.  It takes awhile, but everyone finds their true loves, even the headless horseman.  It was very nice also that the bad people got theirs in the end.  Everyone had their happily ever after.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
You'll never look at the legend of the Headless Horseman the same way after you read Spellbound In Sleepy Hollow. The Von Tassel Sisters are witches (in the true sense of the word). As the struggle to make a success of the family inn and find their true love, the deadline with the Horseman is looming. What will happen to them? I loved this anthology! It tells the story of the three Von Tassel sisters and their ghostly aunties. They need to fall in love by midnight on All Hallow's Eve or they lose everything they hold dear. I loved the sisters and their stories, but the Aunties steal the show. I was captivated by this sexy, romantic paranormal. The characters are well written and the magical setting adds so much to the story. The humor and sassy dialogue will make you smile. The combined talents of three excellent authors made this book shine. The stories flow seamlessly together. If you love romance with a liberal dash of the otherworld, don't miss Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Bewitching Her Enemy This was a very cute sweet funny story.  I loved the witty banter between both Stephanie and Carson as well as Katarina and Brom.  The two couples working together despite their differences was fun.  It was a quick enjoyable read that had me smiling while reading it. Under His Spell Bri and Jason's story was very heartwarming to me.  I love the second chance at love theme.  Bri had a childhood crush on Jason that he didn't know about.  And when he saw her again many years later, they both felt the spark.  Their story to me seemed to be more tender as I read it.  I loved the underlying theme, as with her aunt Elizabeth and her love Edward, that you have to have faith and trust, to put aside your pride.  Beautiful story. Hexing Her Ex Lexi and Tristan had a great story to end this fun series.  It was great to see them reconnect and fall in love again.  I loved the little twist that Tristan had.  Lexi going after what she wanted was awesome to read, especially when she got her HEA.  It was satisfying to see how everything and all couples worked out.
cattouch More than 1 year ago
Three stories with two couples each. One living and one ghostly. The stories are set at the Inn of the Headless Horseman and include the horseman and a curse placed on our heroines family. There are three separate stories about three sisters and their three ghostly aunts..each needing to not only find true love but forgive pass wrongs. The stories are connected of course because our heroines are sisters but they do stand on their own. I can'[t decide which of the three couples..Stephanie and Carson, Bri and Jason or Lexi and Trestan are my favorites. Their each unique with their own strengths, but they all have a sense of humor. I'm not going to describe the stories...their each great...easy to read, satisfying endings and great characters.. I would like more stories including this group. Read them...you won't be disappointed.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
This is a first for me by the 3 Authors in this book.  Let me say first that this is a Hilariously Funny book. I loved all 3 stories.  We have 3 Witches who are sisters, 3 Family Women Ghosts who are their aunties, and 1 horrible curse that needs to be broken.  First story is about Stephanie and Carson, and Ghost Auntie Katarina  They must find a way to break the curse to help Auntie and her fella to the other world.  Stephanie also doesn’t know if she can trust Carson again. She found him with someone else and to  her all warlocks are bad news. But these 2 well you can feel the love between them.  Can they break the curse?  Will they all get their happily ever afters? Grab the book and get reading !!! 
Ren_Puspita More than 1 year ago
Witches, curses and ghosts oh, my.. Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow is an anthology, but this one is not just an ordinary anthology! Usually in an anthology, the authors write different stories but the theme is the same. Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow was not. This have three different stories by three authors but all of them were connected. The story is about Von Tassel sisters, Stephanie, Brianna and Lexi, about how they try to lift their curses (that happen because Stephanie's impulsive action. Must read this antho, to know why, lol) and their Aunties cursed (one of the Aunties was Katarina von Tassel, from the original Sleepy Hollow legend) by find their own true love and reconnect their Aunties with their loved ones. The story first begin with Stephanie's, told by Patricia Eimer. Ms Eimer did a good job to start the series, to place the world building and the setting for the foundation for the next sister's story. It's explain how the Aunties got their curses and it give us a glimpse into the witch and wizard community. While I think that Stephanie is reckless and also impulsive, I enjoy her voice and her relationship with her true love, Carson Rivers. Theirs is more like a second chance for love theme of story. Alas, the sex scene was fade to black :/. This story become my favorite, because Ms Eimer also write the story from Katarina POV. The next is Brianna, the mid sister's story. She will face her childhood crush, Jason Palmer who happen to be a host for ghost show. Jason is a dud, a term for human that can't do magic and for von Tassel sister, bloodline is everything. But the biggest problem is how Bri overcome her fear for love and mend her broken heart. This story told by Rosalie Lario, and while I quite enjoy it, I'm so disappointed because the worldbuilding is too simple. No mention of the witch community, and the Auntie's story, this time Elizabeth is not as good as her sister, Katarina. The last is Lexi, the oldest. This is my less favorite story, even I like the Auntie, Cassandra. The magic part also told more than Brianna's. But I can't relate with Lexi and Tristan's story. I feel something amiss and their chemistry also lack compare with Stephanie-Carson and Brianna-Jason. Because this is the last story, the ending wrapped nicely and everyone of course got their HEA. Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow is an enjoyable read and while I'm not fans of anthology, this is an anthology that I will recommend to read. The anthology use different take from Sleepy Hollow's legend, add it with witch and ghost, also love stories and cursed going awry, make it a pretty good mix for a fun read. While I think that some story feel disconnected, the three authors did a good job to portray the von Tassel sisters. Alas, I don't know why the cover for this book is so horrible. I think better to feature the sisters rather than the couple that.. I don't know, what exactly they do with those awkward pose? Also I don't like that male model expression :/ Very recommended if you love paranormal romance with witches sisters ala Charmed,the hot men who loved them and some quirky ghosts and magic.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. You have three stories about the Van Tassel Sisters your not going to want to miss.
Mennina1 More than 1 year ago
There are three stories included in this book. The first is about the youngest sister Stephanie who makes a deal with the devil....Ok not the devil but the headless horseman is a second best. She is wanting to preserve her family farm, that her and her two older sisters have made into an in. Oh did I forget to mention that all three sisters are witches. Stephanie makes a deal with the horseman to save the inn, but includes her, her sisters, and her three deceased aunts pledging themselves to their true loves. Only in 5 days time.. The second sister Bri finds her childhood crush returning to the inn, but he is a ghost hunter who has never actually seen a ghost. And his popular show tends to hurt the businesses they do stories on. That and his co host who has the hots for her man trying to throw a wrench in things. The third sister Lexi hired her ex boyfriend to do handyman work around the inn. She finds herself staring at his fine bum at odd moments of the day, but then finds out he left town for a very good reason, but there is a time pressure to break the curse! Patricia did a great job of setting the mood of the book. I loved that there were 3 separate books for each sister, but they were all included in this book. No waiting for additional books to be released! The only thing I found odd was the 5 day time window. Seemed a bit short but she made it work.
Snoopydoo77 More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful twist on the sleepy hollow tale.  It is funny, sexy steamy and easy to read. It follows the current generation of Von Tassel sister witches and their dead ghost aunts. The book is split in three parts, each following one of the sisters and their aunts with their own unique story, but it is really well written and it just all flows great together in one great story. All the characters are well written and I enjoyed them all in their own funny, sexy and witchy ways. But my favorite was the ghost auntie Cassandra. I also enjoyed the nice twist they put on the horseman. All in all I liked the book a lot. There were only a couple minor things that bugged me about the book. One was, and that might just be me it bothered was when they first encounter the horseman he spoke German, but it was badly translated German like google translate was used or so. That kind of bothered me … not sure why but I think they could have better translated it. I know it was wrong because German is my first language. But like I said it might not bother others. The other one, the spells they used were kind of lame and could have been more creative. They only say out a couple of spells throughout the book but when they did they kind of sounded lame and I thought it could have been a bit more creative. Like I said minor things and other readers might not even care about those two things, but it was enough for me to knock one star off. Over all I loved the book, it was funny, sexy and interesting. I give it 4 ¿ * received a free ARC  copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is an anthology set around 3 ghosts and 3 sisters who are witches and are running/haunting their familial estate/bed and breakfast. Each story features a ghost and and sister coming to terms with a romance from the past. Each story is funny and well written, with the outstanding dialogue between heroes and heroines. I especially enjoyed the 1st story that featured Stephanie and Carson, it was a fresh twist paranormal. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review What a fun and clever collection! Three intertwining, yet unique tales, using the basis of the original story of Sleepy Holly and the headless horseman and turning it into a thrilling, romantic comedy of sorts.  In the 'original' Sleepy Hollow we all get to meet Katrina von Tassel, but in Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow we get her AND her sisters, Elizabeth and Cassandra, ghosts bound to the Inn of the Headless Horseman that their nieces, Stephanie, Bri, and Lexi, run.  Bound via a middleman to the Dark Prince, the sextet is tasked with finding and pledging their love to their destined soul mates or be denied entry to Summerland forever. The problem... each and every one of them has a convoluted history with those that they covet and love - heartbreak, lies, subterfuge, & more! - and there is many a hurdle to overcome.  The book was chock full of wit, romance, comedic action and surprise, and was entertaining from cover to cover.  I would highly recommend this book to just about anyone. If you like the legend of Sleepy Hollow you will find this fun and refreshing. If you just want a light-hearted read to put you in a good mood, this is a good one to try.  Kudos to the authors for spinning a fresh, interesting and unique new light paranormal romance. I love each of these authors' independent works, getting them together for a project like this was brilliant! :)