Hello, and happy May!
I just thought I’d do a quick blog post to let you know some of my news, in case you don’t subscribe to my newsletter or haven’t spotted my posts on social media.
I’m pleased to tell you that The Witches of Castle Clair 4, Will of the Witch, was published on July 26th and you can buy your copy here. Here’s the gorgeous cover. Isn’t it fabulous?
Here’s the blurb:
The St Clair sisters, Keely, Harley, and Romy are mysteriously invited to an island off the Cornish coast as guests of Meri Kittow – an old lady they’ve never met.
Upon arrival they discover they’re not the only ones to have been summoned, when they meet the Castle Clair family members they never knew existed. Zephyr Ambrose, leader of the High Council of Witches, has also been invited, and he couldn’t be more dismayed to find himself on a boat with a whole bunch of St Clairs.
It soon becomes clear that although they know nothing about their hostess, she knows a surprising amount about them. Their alarm grows when they discover they’re unable to leave the island. Then three new guests arrive, deepening the mystery.
Lowen Ericson is just an ordinary solicitor based in the Cornish tourist town of Gerrenporth. He doesn’t believe in witches or magic, and as far as he’s concerned he’s simply visiting the island to deliver some legal papers.
But within hours of his arrival, he and Keely make some discoveries that challenge everything he thought he knew, opening his eyes to a world he’s never dreamed of. Lowen must set aside his old beliefs because Keely needs his help. And she’s not the only one.
The mystery is growing, the clock is ticking, and with the supply of chocolate chip muffins fast running out it’s every witch for herself. The St Clairs need to figure out what’s going on before they all turn feral.
Just who is Meri Kittow? And what does she want from the St Clairs?
The Witches of Castle Clair are non-steamy magical books, written in British English. They should be read in order for your best reading experience.
It’s been great fun being back in the world of the St Clairs, catching up with Raiden, Iliana, Sirius, Star, Celeste and Sky, as well as grumpy old Castor. It’s also been fascinating meeting new members of the family, Keely, Harley, Romy, and their mother Ewella, and learning where they fit in. I’ll be honest with you, it’s been a revelation to me writing this book, because for the first time ever I hadn’t planned it all out before I started writing. I had a vague idea of who was who, but I’ve had lots of surprises along the way! Will of the Witch will be followed by two more books in this series, and there are plenty of twists and turns to come…
I haven’t forgotten about Tuppenny Bridge. I’ve sent book cover briefs to my designer for the first two in the series, and I’m hoping to have the first book up for pre-order as soon as the cover for that is ready. I’m already in love with Tuppenny Bridge, my gorgeous little market town in the Yorkshire Dales, and I’ve met some fascinating characters there already – as well as bumping into a couple of familiar faces…