Today I'm taking part in the launch party for Simon Kewin's YA fantasy novel Hedge Witch.
Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she's being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn't know they need her blood to survive. She doesn't even know she's a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn't know a lot, really, but all that's about to change.
At Manchester Central Library she's caught up in sudden violence. In the chaos she's given an old book that's been hidden there. Given it and told to run. Hide the book or destroy it. The book contains all the secrets of the undains' existence. They and their human servants want to find it as much as they want to find her.
Cait learns the fates of two worlds are at stake. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or hope it all goes away.
It's only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time...
The first three chapters of the book are available as a free taster to download in Kindle or ePub format.
In addition, if you fancy winning a copy of the complete book, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be in with a shot at five copies in either Kindle or ePub format...
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Simon is also giving away Witching Hour - a collection of three witchy short stories - to all partygoers as part of the celebrations. Grab your copy now!
Contains the stories: The Standing Stones of Erelong, A Sorcerous Mist and Slieau Whallian.
Available in these formats: Kindle | ePUB.
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