We are so happy to share The Hex Next Door with you all!
Lou Wilham has written a truly ‘magical’ story, and on May 3rd will be revealing a brand-new special hardcover edition! Visit one of our Bookstagram hosts for a chance to win a signed hardcover!
The Hex Next Door (Witches of Moondale #1)
Genre: Cozy Fantasy/ LGBTQ +
Publication Date: Special Edition Coming Soon
Publisher: Midnight Tide Publishing
What’s a little necromancy between family?
For the Crow Witch, Icarus “Rus” Ashthorne, Moondale seemed the perfect hiding place. But like they always say, you can’t go home again, and Rus finds out quickly that nothing is how she remembered, while at the same time very little has changed. Then she comes face to face with the only woman she’s ever loved, Az Elwood, and… well, things get messier than she thought they ever could.
The Elwoods are a staple of Moondale, respected, feared, powerful, and Azure Elwood was always happy with her place amongst them. Happy to play the part of the good little witch, until Rus Ashthorne. Eleven years ago, Rus got on a bus and left Azure behind, but she’s back, with two little girls trailing her like ducklings, and enough unspoken things between them to drown the town.
Now witch hunters are knocking at their proverbial door, the council of magic is being a real pain in the ass, and Rus wonders how much magic it’ll take to protect the people she loves from herself and the danger following her.
A LGBTQ+ cozy urban fantasy novel for fans of The Ex Hex, and October Daye.
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About the Author
Born and raised in a small town near the Chesapeake Bay, Lou Wilham grew up on a steady diet of fiction, arts and crafts, and Old Bay. After years of absorbing everything, there was to absorb of fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi she’s left with a serious writing/drawing habit that just won’t quit. These days, she spends much of her time writing, drawing, and chasing a very short Basset Hound named Sherlock.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book about a witch family moving back to the town the head of that family Rus came from. Moondale is a place of sanctuary for magic users, witches, druids and mediums.
Rus has taken her adopted daughters there to raise them safely and happily in a community that won’t turn against them and to protect them from witch hunters. Youngest daughter Ailuan has a much sought after gift, and she’s at risk.
Rus also has to deal with being back around her ex, Azure and old friends from her youth.
Luckily Az doesn’t hold anything against Rus, and wants to help keep her girls safe. As do the other friends living in and around Moondale.
As things start to go bad, they rally around Rus and her family to protect the girls and get little Ailuan safely back to her family.
This is the first in a new series and I’m looking forward to the next book.
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