Witchlight

“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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Knight of Cups: A Fae Magic adventure

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A ghostly medieval knight and a creepy curse spoil the summer.

Brigit, a fae dryad, and Jib, her talking cat, become trapped in a haunted French chateau. They quickly become embroiled in a creepy family mystery with ties to the medieval myths and legends of the Holy Grail.

“I also had an interesting time,” the True Beast said, ignoring the materialization of the knight. “This family is under a curse.”

“Duh,” said Brigit, warily eyeing the ghost who was floating about a foot off the ground. “This guy probably knows something about it.”

Taking Brigit at her word, the knight began to speak, “For three days, I shall warn those at the Château du Puis. On the third night, one of you will die.”

The púca commented, “Sounds like we will be leaving tomorrow.”

Between the bizarre dinner ritual and unearthly screaming from the cellar, can the two break the Dupois curse before it claims another victim?

A contemporary fantasy – this Fae Magic adventure short story is a standalone tale using characters from the YA fantasy, Never Date a Siren – the College Fae Magic Series, book #1.

Tidings of Hardship

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Tidings of Hardship is the first book in the Mixed Tidings duology

Seventeen-year-old Alex longs for the day when he graduates from high school and leaves his abusive parents’ house forever. But before that can happen, Fate intervenes. . . . One night, during a tense family dinner, Alex notices a gremlin crouching in the corner of his parents’ dining room. A moment later it suddenly disappears. Alex finds himself questioning his sanity and wondering what he really saw that night. Over the next several weeks, he catches sight of several more bizarre entities.

These strange sightings are a glimpse Alex has been given into a hidden reality where a war is being waged between demons and legendary creatures of the Natural World. And the demons are winning. Nearly all beings from the Natural World have been caged up, and Mother Nature and the God of the North Wind have been considering what resources they have left to combat their foes. But they are not entirely alone. Three long dead heroes have been stirred from their complacency in the afterlife and are ready to seek out someone they can train to fight back against the demons and inspire hope among humanity. Alex’s newfound ability to see gremlins has piqued their interest.

This debut novel by Rob Snyder offers a rich and elaborate world of complex characters and an engrossing plot.

Mixed Tidings

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This contemporary fantasy explores the tale of Pandora’s Box and its consequences in a world of complex characters and vivid imagery.

It’s the 21st century and wind gods and nymphs are fighting for survival, demons are lurking in shadows, and 17-year-olds Alex and Cynthia are having their ordinary lives transformed by extraordinary adventures.

Alex has spent his life being ignored at school and trying to survive an abusive home life. Then during a tense family dinner, he glimpses a gremlin in his parents’ dining room. A moment later it vanishes. He tries to dismiss it, but over the next several days more gremlins show up: at home, at school, at the park. No one else can see them, and no one else seems to care, except for Cynthia, a compassionate classmate who unexpectedly intercedes in a school fight on his behalf one day.

While Alex and Cynthia are testing the waters of their new-found friendship, a trio of long-dead heroes is looking to train a new warrior, as demons feed off humanity’s vices and a maniacal figure of legend schemes to assassinate Mother Nature herself. The two teenagers may soon find themselves called upon to rescue both the Natural World and the man-made one.