#NewBook #CoverReveal ~ Back to Castle Clair

#NewBook #CoverReveal ~ Back to Castle Clair

It’s always an exciting moment when I see my next book cover for the first time, and I’m very lucky because lovely Berni Stevens never lets me down. This time around, she sent me three options for the sequel to Belle, Book and Christmas Candle, each similar in style to my first Witches of Castle Clair book, but it was this one that really caught my eye and won my heart. Luckily, Berni thought the same, so here it is!

As you can see, the new book is called My Favourite Witch, and it takes up the story of the St Clair siblings who are perfectly ordinary people, with family and jobs and complicated love lives. They just happen to be witches …

This time the story focuses on the eldest St Clair sister, Star. Here’s the blurb:

The world is full of magic, if you know where to look. 

It hasn’t been an easy time for Star St Clair. Her father has heaped disgrace on the family, and the man she loves rejected her when he discovered the truth about her powers. But the St Clair family’s magical heritage goes back centuries, and no one could be prouder of that than Star. Neither her father, nor Benedict Greenwood, will be forgiven.

Fate, however, has a shock in store for her. Not only is her errant father back in town, along with his new fiancée, but her ex has arrived home with a new girlfriend in tow. Maths teacher Elsie is everything Benedict seems to want – bright, steady, normal. How can Star possibly compete with her? Not that she intends to, of course. She is a St Clair, after all, and Benedict won’t get a second chance.

Benedict is an anxious man. Bad enough to discover your girlfriend is, in fact, a witch, but running out on her was probably a big mistake. Who knows what she’s plotting in revenge? Taking Elsie home to meet his grandmother is a test of nerve, and Star’s behaviour doesn’t exactly bring him peace of mind. Just what is she up to?

Star couldn’t be sweeter to Elsie, and even presents her with a bouquet of flowers to welcome her to Castle Clair, but Benedict isn’t fooled. Star is plotting something, and when Elsie suffers from a mysterious ailment, he is convinced that it’s all down to his ex-girlfriend. After all, everyone knows witches can’t be trusted.

But events are about to unfold that will challenge both Star and Benedict, and everything they believe to be true. In an attic room in North Yorkshire and a village hall in Ireland, unpalatable truths must be told, secrets must unfold, and life-changing decisions must be made.

Is forgiveness truly impossible? Are witches really that scary? And can a solution be reached before time, patience, and all the bourbon biscuits run out?

A story of pride, prejudice, and a whole lot of magic …

I hope you like the sound of it. I really enjoyed writing this one and I’m having a lot of fun with my witches!

I’ll let you know publication date as soon as I can, so look out for news.

Have a great week!

Sharon xxx

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Anne Williams

    Like it? I love everything about it! Gorgeous cover, wonderful blurb – so looking forward to this one…

    1. sharon

      Aw, thank you so much, Anne! That’s always good to hear (and such a relief, too). xx

  2. Ooh, I do love a bourbon biscuit so let’s hope they don’t run out! I’d already seen the cover and loved it but this is my first sight of the blurb and it sounds amazing. Loved the first one and can’t wait to immerse myself in this one. Congratulations you xxx

    1. sharon

      Thanks, Jessica! I’m probably the only person in the world who doesn’t like bourbon biscuits, haha! Glad you liked the blurb. Not as easy to write as you imagine they will be, are they? xx

      1. jessicaredlandwriter

        It’s easier to write the book than the blurb!!! Which seems quite astonishing x

      2. Lizzie Lamb

        I HATE bourbon biscuits. The look like chocolate but are NOTHING like chocolate.

    1. sharon

      Thank you, Sam! I really do appreciate how supportive you are xx

  3. Isabella

    Oh fabulous! Can’t wait to read it, do let us know! 😊

    1. sharon

      I will, lovely. It won’t be long. xx

  4. Lizzie Lamb

    Just off to have a lie down in a darkened room, swooning at your productivity. Great cover and blurb, I mean to have all my covers re-done before I finish #6. Have kinda got sidetracked into preparing workshops instead. I need to focus …

    1. sharon

      Ooh, look forward to seeing what your new covers are like, Lizzie! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who hates bourbon biscuits. Yuk!

  5. Hywela Lyn

    Lovely cover! Congratulations – the blurb is really enticing, and I know what you mean about the blurb being harder to write than the book – I have the same problem! I’ve met the talented Berni Stevens a couple of trimes and she’s done such a great job on your cover!

    1. sharon

      Thank you, Hywela. Yes, she’s really good, isn’t she? She’s done six for me now, and I love them all. So lucky to have found her! xx

  6. Janet Brigden

    Great cover, title & blurb, Sharon. Berni really is a talented designer. Another winner of a story, I’m sure. Looking forward to reading it. Xx

    1. sharon

      Oh, thank you, Jan! Aren’t you lovely! Xx

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