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Witch of the Cards
     

Witch of the Cards

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by Catherine Stine
 

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Fiera was born a sea witch with no inkling of her power. And now it might be too late.


Witch of the Cards is historical, supernatural romantic suspense set in 1932 on the Jersey shore. Twenty-two year-old Fiera has left the Brooklyn orphanage where she was raised, and works in Manhattan as a nanny. She gets a lucky break when her boss pays for

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Fiera was born a sea witch with no inkling of her power. And now it might be too late.


Witch of the Cards is historical, supernatural romantic suspense set in 1932 on the Jersey shore. Twenty-two year-old Fiera has left the Brooklyn orphanage where she was raised, and works in Manhattan as a nanny. She gets a lucky break when her boss pays for her vacation in Asbury Park. One evening, Fiera and her friend Dulcie wander down the boardwalk and into Peter Dune’s Tarot & Séance, where they attend a card reading.

Fiera has an unsettling ability to know things before they happen and sense people’s hidden agendas. She longs to either find out the origin of her powers or else banish them because as is, they make her feel crazy. When, during the reading, her energies bond with Peter Dune’s and form an undeniable ethereal force, a chain of revelations and dangerous events unspools. For one, Fiera finds out she is a witch from a powerful sea clan, but that someone is out to stop her blossoming power forever.

And though she is falling in love with Peter, he also has a secret side. He’s no card reader, but a private detective working to expose mediums. Despite this terrible betrayal, Fiera must make the choice to save Peter from a tragic cruise boat fire, or let him perish with his fellow investigators. Told in alternating viewpoints, we hear Fiera and Peter each struggle against their deep attraction. Secrets, lies, even murder, lace this historical fantasy. Around 230 pages.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940154225202
Publisher:
Konjur Road Press
Publication date:
12/28/2016
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
650,180
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Catherine Stine is a USA Today bestselling author, whose novels span the range from futuristic to supernatural to contemporary. Her Fireseed sci-fi romance series includes Fireseed One, Ruby's Fire and the sequel novella Blue House Magic. Dorianna, her twist on the Oscar Wilde classic won Best Horror Book in the Kindle Hub Awards. Other books include Heart in a Box and Witch of the Cards, a supernatural historical thriller set in 1932 on the Jersey shore.

She also writes romance as Kitsy Clare. Her Art of Love boxed set follows artist Sienna's life and loves in New York City. Catherine suspects her love of dark fantasy came from her father reading Edgar Allen Poe to her, and her love of contemporary fiction comes from being a jubilant realist. She loves "bad" reality TV, travel to offbeat places and meeting readers.

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Witch of the Cards 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Queenbethanny More than 1 year ago
A book about a orphaned young lady on vacation in New Jersey in the 1930s from her job as a nanny. She meets a young socialite and they visit a tarot card reading establishment where she encounters Peter, an undercover investigator bent on exposing psychic frauds. Ivy and Peter's attraction is instantaneous. Ivy learns she has her own powers when she takes part in a seance. This story was told from two points of view giving you the best of both worlds and both of them are hiding their own agendas. Catherine Stine made great use of period costumes, mannerisms and phrases. However, I felt that there needed to be more back story to Ivy (Fiera) being a witch. Her powers blossomed so quickly I wondered how she could contain them or how she instinctively knew how to perform the spells. That being said I can still recommend the book as an entertaining read with a wonderful ending.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Ivy is a nanny on a summer holiday in Asbury, New Jersey, in 1932. She often has premonitions and feels strangely attracted to the ocean, even though this is her first visit. Ivy knows nothing of the circumstances of her birth, other than her birth name, Fiera. When psychic Peter Dune calls her by that name during a séance and later gives her a deck of Tarot cards, Fiera embarks on a journey to discover her origins and her destiny. The story is told from the points-of-view of both Fiera and Peter. This leads to some repetition, as we sometimes see the same events from both perspectives. This author creates a great sense of atmosphere, capturing the voice and the mood of the nation during the Depression and Jazz Age. She includes historical references to Asbury Park, Hooverville, designer Elsa Schiaparelli, artist Salvador Dali, actress Irene Ware, actor Bela Lugosi, and the Morro Castle cruise liner. And she cleverly weaves supernatural fiction with a real-life tragedy. While this story is complete, the ending hints at adventures to come. Warnings: sexual references, mild sex scenes, alcohol consumption, drug use. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (11 April): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/witch-of-the-cards-by-catherine-stine.html