We have a GREAT way to kick off the weekend. We're shining the spotlight on two books by the amazing Paula Brackston!
The first is a spotlight on the paperback release of The Midnight Witch. We were fortuante enough to read this last year, and LOVED IT.
We're also showcasing her upcoming book The Silver Witch, and trust me when I say: you're going to want to read this too!
On Paula Brackston:
Paperback, 448 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 25th 2014)
From Paula Brackston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter and The Winter Witch, comes a magical tale that is as dark as it is enchanting. Set in high society Edwardian England, The Midnight Witch is the story of a young witch who faces the choice between love and loyalty to her coven…
"The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life."
Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch.When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith, instructed in the art of necromancy, who inherits their father’s role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And it is Lilith who must face the threat of the Sentinels, a powerful group of sorcerers intent on reclaiming the Elixir from the coven’s guardianship for their own dark purposes. Lilith knows the Lazarus creed: secrecy and silence. To abandon either would put both the coven and all she holds dear in grave danger. She has spent her life honoring it, right down to her engagement to her childhood friend and fellow witch, Viscount Louis Harcourt.
Until the day she meets Bram, a talented artist who is neither a witch nor a member of her class. With him, she must not be secret and silent. Despite her loyalty to the coven and duty to her family, Lilith cannot keep her life as a witch hidden from the man she loves. To tell him will risk everything.
Doesn't this sound amazing? Seriously, Paula has an amazing knack for writing strong, complicated and bewitching women. You want this when it comes out on the 24th - trust me! You can also check out an excerpt here!
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 21st 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books
On this same lake in Celtic times lived Seren, a witch and shaman. She was respected but feared, kept separate from the community for her strange looks. When a vision came to her of the Prince amid a nest of vipers she warned of betrayal from one of his own. Prince Brynach both loved and revered her, but could not believe someone close to him wished him harm, even as the danger grew.
In her own time, Tilda’s grief begins to fade beside her newfound powers and a fresh love. When she explores the lake’s ancient magic and her own she discovers Seren, the woman in her vision of the boat. Their two lives strangely mirror each others, suggesting a strong connection between the women. As Tilda comes under threat from a dark power, one reminiscent of Seren’s prophecy, she must rely on Seren and ancient magic if death and disaster are not to shatter her life once more.
Read the excerpt:
I'm loving everything about this book, including the gorgeous cover (that hair!) and the magical-sounding synopsis. I can't wait to see how Tilda and Seren's lives collide! Read the excerpt here!