Spellbound: a Tale of Magic, Mystery & Murder

Spellbound: a Tale of Magic, Mystery & Murder

by Louise Ann Barton

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Because this tale is based on real events, this manuscript was cursed to keep the tale of real magic, real mystery, and real murder from being told. This is a fictionalized account based on one family’s incredible experience and the magical practices in Hispaniola and the United States. It is a tale of Santeria and Voodoo, and a book of great magical power, which if mishandled, could harm the user and spellbind the unwary. Such books are the Grand Grimoires of the Dominican Republic and their magic is contained by burying the book when not in use.

The wrong person inherits the power and distorts it for criminal purposes and human sacrifice. And there were those who said he could take the form of a black horse or a dog. When I turned this story into a novel, I was told, “This is such a common occurrence in Dominica, why would anyone even bother writing it down?”

Then he cursed this book. And every life touched upon by this villain, including my own, became spellbound.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044572812
Publisher: Louise Ann Barton
Publication date: 05/23/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 496 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

LOUISE ANN BARTON is a master storyteller from a family of Cherokee master storytellers. She has an MA in education, a minor in law, and a Master Gardeners' Certification. She has authored both fiction and non-fiction, web and newspaper articles, novels, short stories, flash fiction, children's stories, plays, and is an award-winning poet. She edits musical CD inserts and is a ghostwriter. After a lifetime in NYC, she retired to the Pine Barrens with her faithful feline companion. Known as "the Mistress of the Scary", her works are noted for being page turners, containing thrills and chills. In addition to THE MERRY CHRISTMAS MURDERS, she has written a series of books on the NJ Pine Barrens, containing Piney lore, poems, recipes, and scary stories. The Piney books are carried in the Ocean County Libraries, and the gift shops of Tuckerton Seaport and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ).

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Spellbound: a Tale of Magic, Mystery & Murder 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about 280ish pgs. It is a tale of magic. *** spoiler if there really was a curse why did the book print ? OK so all the practitioners of this magic know about it, but no one thought to look for the children ?? I don't get that, and Maria knowing her upbringing didn't think it was strange her relatives kids went missing, and her and her hubby starring fighting ? After he was kicked to the curb why did Joseph continue to help him ?? I could have done with the details in the rape scenes. Then you have 5 Wiccan who show up, don't really take this seriously, then they don't run around naked, but now they do, then instead of blood magic they have sex magic, which they hadn't done before. Then why the hell is Pedro on the plane ? Where did he get the money ?? Needs work, has potential to be a good story. Gl to the writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting in a weird sort of way. The ending left a lot to be desired as it didnt really leave anything resolved, but it was ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fully realize that this world as we know it is full of evil. It has been,almost since the dawn of creation and I fully believe that since there is already more than enough of it existinwe do not need to be telling stories such as this that might encourage some of weaker nature to try and ecperiment in the dark arts. All that aside it was a well written book and moved right along. To read or not to read, that is the question.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago