Witch Hunt: Of the Blood

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Five novellas based on Devin O'Branagan's bestselling novel, Witch Hunt.

The anthology begins with O'Branagan's own novella about the Hawthorne matriarch, Vivian. She and her fellow British witches work together to prevent a Nazi invasion during World War II. Then there is Colonial maiden, Bridget, who struggles with the guilt of failing her family in Salem, 1692. Her younger sister, Prissy, mysteriously disappears and finds another magical world. Julia, torn by family ...

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Overview

Five novellas based on Devin O'Branagan's bestselling novel, Witch Hunt.

The anthology begins with O'Branagan's own novella about the Hawthorne matriarch, Vivian. She and her fellow British witches work together to prevent a Nazi invasion during World War II. Then there is Colonial maiden, Bridget, who struggles with the guilt of failing her family in Salem, 1692. Her younger sister, Prissy, mysteriously disappears and finds another magical world. Julia, torn by family loyalties, love, and her spiritual quest, pays a huge price to continue the bloodline. And Miranda uses her powers against the great influenza outbreak of 1918 - but finds the ultimate foe is prejudice against her kind.

Discover what was left out of Witch Hunt and revisit your favorite characters with these exciting novellas. The story isn't done until the battle's lost and won.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481073318
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2012
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Devin O'Branagan writes novels about uncommon heroes. She publishes in a variety of genres: paranormal thrillers, young adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romantic comedy. She write columns for TAILS Magazine and Paranormal Galaxy Magazine, is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, The Cat Writers' Association, and many of her writing projects support animal rescue.

Visit her website at www.DevinWrites.com

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

    Lately, it seems I'm being exposed more and more to genres which

    Lately, it seems I'm being exposed more and more to genres which are new and unfamiliar to me. Witch Hunt: Of The Blood is no exception. One of the contributors to this medley of shared world novellas is a good friend of mine, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed--in her work, at least. I had not expected to be so moved by the others.

    Perhaps it's good for the soul to admit being wrong. The writing skill demonstrated throughout this book is superb. Given the choice, I will grab an action/adventure tale every time. But this foray into things mystical may force me to alter my habits.

    Witches, it appears from this book (and confirmed by my limited association with those who follow Wicca), are good people for the most part. Like any other cast of humanity, there are good and bad, and there's at least one story in here which bears that out. But in the main, they're decent folk too often set upon and mistreated by a generally ignorant and intolerant public.

    I have yet to read the book which spawned these tales, but I'm looking forward to it and the recently announced sequel. As both a novelist and creative writing instructor, I would not hesitate to recommend this book. Bravo to all the contributors! And for those who might contemplate delving into this blend of historical settings and spiritual possibilities, I say hurry! You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Just finished this book and was delighted with all the stories.

    Just finished this book and was delighted with all the stories. They were very readable and historically entertaining. I would definitely read more of the Hawthorne family, both ancient and modern.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    This was the book I didn't know I was waiting for. "Witch

    This was the book I didn't know I was waiting for.

    "Witch Hunt: Of the Blood" is an anthology of 5 novellas each written by a different author: Devin O'Branagan (the creator of the Hawthorn family and "Witch Hunt"), Krista Walsh, Keri Lake, Suzanne Hayes, and K.L. Schwengel. Now, I don't normally read anthologies. I don't particularly care for short stories (these are not), but I have never explored the world of novellas before. I'm glad I mad an exception.

    "Witch Hunt: Of the Blood" fills in some of the history of the Hawthorne family. And there is a lot of history as the family ranges from the times of the Salem witch frenzy to modern days. After reading the original "Witch Hunt" I can honestly say that I was hungry for more. I wanted more information on this family that I had just gotten to know and this anthology does give me that. The bad part? There are a lot of questions left unanswered. The good part? There are a lot of questions left unanswered and new ones posed.

    What impressed me the most with these stories is that each of the authors has an eye on the details. In historic fiction, the devil is in the details and the writer must be wary. Add in the paranormal aspect, and the detail of the history becomes doubly important. It is so easy to wave nonchalantly to the history as it goes by. It can be very tempting to scrimp on accuracy. And it is definitely easier to just nail down the big, important bits and let the little things go. None of these writers failed. Each of the stories is historically accurate in addition to being eminently readable. The history is accurate and the fiction is entertaining.

    Once I finished the last story, I picked up the original Witch Hunt again for a re-read.

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