Strange Fictions Press

"Harry Potter for the grown-up crowd."

"Witchlight is an enchanting read that will tickle the reader with its humor and adventure." Darcie Cameron, The San Francisco Book Review

In this humorous urban fantasy, Holly has been mortal all her life. Now at thirty-eight, her fairy godfather arrives to tell her she’s a witch, and suddenly she's having to come to terms with the uncertainties of an alarmingly magic-fuelled world. Magic is not like it is in the books and films, and Holly starts to doubt whether her fairy godfather, Partridge Mayflower, is the fey, avuncular charmer he appears.

As a new romance blooms, appearances become magically deceptive, and Holly can’t afford to trust those closest to her, including herself. Accidents start to happen, people die, Old Magic is on the hunt, but in the age-old game of cat and mouse, just who is the feline and who is the rodent?

An unusual take on the fantasy chick lit genre, Witchlight is no ordinary paranormal romance, and Holly is no ordinary witch. J.S. Watt proves that wonder, magic ― and love ― wait around the corner at every stage in life. And just when we think we have it all figured out, fate sets us on another unexpected adventure and has us fighting to protect our own.

Holly girl, you are all too human, I can assure you. Prickly and awkward and human, because that's what witches are ― human, that is. Not necessarily the prickly and annoying bit. That's just you."

Fans of strong female characters in a magical world ― like Terry Pratchett's Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching, or J.K. Rowling's Professor Minerva McGonagall and Hermione Granger ― will love Holly Jepps in Witchlight.

"I was a fan of Holly from the first page." - GoodReads Reviewer

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About the author

 J.S.Watts lives and writes in the UK. Her poetry and short stories appear in a diversity of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and the States including: Mslexia and Polluto and have been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She has three published books to her name: a full poetry collection, "Cats and Other Myths" a multi-award nominated poetry pamphlet, "Songs of Steelyard Sue", (both published by Lapwing Publications) and a novel, "A Darker Moon" - a dark literary fantasy, (published in the US and the UK by Vagabondage Press). Further details at: www.jswatts.co.uk  and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/J.S.Watts.page

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Strange Fictions Press
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Mar 3, 2015
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Humorous
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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