“A fascinating story of magic . . .” —Romantic Times Magazine
Bailey Campbell renounced magic after a terrifying childhood incident following her father’s death. But when deadly, faceless creatures pursue the snarky ex-witch, she must call on her powers again. To control the magic, however, she’ll have to master the rage that’s burned within her since Bern Emmerich, a vicious sorcerer, murdered her father.
In the caverns beneath the house where her father died, Emmerich has escaped imprisonment in another reality to exact revenge on Bailey and unleash Hell on Earth. Bailey battles the sorcerer with the help of Frank Demming, a powerful warlock. But does Frank’s disturbing confession that he’s watched her for years mean he’s her savior or a stalker?
Bailey and Frank pursue Emmerich through the chaos and destruction he rains on Atlanta, Georgia. But can Bailey trust her heart and her life to her mysterious mentor—and resist her own dark desire for revenge that is sure to condemn her soul forever?
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I just finished reading The Mystic Witch by Mark All. It is a paranormal romance book (with emphasis on romance). Bailey Campbell has ignored her talents since she was eight years old and her father was murdered by Bern Emmerich. Her grandmother (Eileen) passed away a week ago and left an unusual will. Bailey is in her office late when she hears glass shattering. Bailey goes to check it out and finds weird faceless creatures and they are after her. Bailey runs to her friend, Bob's house (who has no magic or the ability to help her). When the faceless creatures attack Bob’s house, they leave in a car. Now they have driverless vans herding them down the highway towards her grandmother’s (now Bailey’s) house. Frank Demming has been watching Bailey for ten years at the request of Eileen. He is waiting for the right moment to talk to Bailey and help her (I think he waited a little too long). Bailey and Bob arrive at her grandmother’s home and hurry inside. Bailey is led to a book left to her by her grandmother. The book tells Bailey that she has to control her temper and anger in order to use her powers properly and defeat Bern Emmerich. Bailey (when she was eight) trapped Emmerich in a space where he could do no harm. Bailey’s grandmother kept him trapped all these years with her powers. Now that her grandmother is dead, her power/control is slowly receding and Emmerich is coming out. Bailey with the help of Frank, Bob, and Tim (Bob’s partner) must defeat Emmerich and accept her powers. Mystic Witch has an unusual take on magic. There is a lot of physics talk (I am sorry to say it gave me a migraine) along with Bailey and Frank flirting as they fight for their lives. I give Mystic Witch 2 out of 5 stars. The description I read of this book made it sound very interesting and unique, but, in reality, this was a hard book to read. It got to the point I hoped the main characters would get killed off. I got tired of Bailey and her anger management issues (and her negativity). I received a copy of Mystic Witch from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
In Atlanta, the funeral of Gram last week led Bailey Campbell to think back to the Incident that changed her family dynamics with the death of her father murdered by evil sorcerer Bern Emmerich over two decades ago. Her mother cut her off from her Gram and raised Bailey to live a normal life; void of magic. Nearing thirty, Gram's odd will especially the coda has shaken Bailey's soul. At work late at night, something attacks her only bud Juan who screams for Bailey to run. Instead the Bailey Temper flares as she confronts faceless creatures. Apparently evil Emmerich has escaped captivity and is coming for the daughter who he blames for his two decade imprisonment in an alternate reality. His plan is to use her to bring his hell to her earth. Bailey obtains a mentor in warlock Frank Demming, who admits he has kept an eye on her over the years as he expected her to play a pivotal role when Emmerich returned. As she trains for the war of magic, she wonders if her teacher is her soul mate, ally or a perverted foe while Atlanta burns. The Mystic Witch is an exciting character driven urban fantasy although the theme of the battle between the light and dark goes back to Beowulf. Fast-paced, the dark seems too powerful for the innocent light (loosely mindful of an adult version of the movie The Seeker) since the heroine even suffers from "homophobic" fear of the sight of blood. The key to this enjoyable winner take all thriller is the third party Demming as the audience ponders whether he is teaching his beloved student effective magical processes or if he is a sick pervert abusing her before allowing her adversary to use her. Harriet Klausner