High Witch Book 1
by Mona Hanna
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Immediately the two must flee; evil warlock Julius wants to enslave Ariel - mind, heart and body. Julius and his lover the High Witch Nadia will stop at nothing to capture Ariel, and the danger threatens to tear Ariel apart from Brayden. Ariel's only hope is that her love for Brayden and her newly-discovered powers are strong enough to save them.
This is a NOVELLA of approximately 25,000 words.
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She looked at him with sadness in her eyes. He could feel it — she was leaving. He felt like she’d left him a thousand times before. That they were endlessly reliving this moment. He tried to hold onto her, but she turned and began to fade from view. He grasped at her disappearing figure, but his hands clutched air. She was gone.
He stood there, sorrow consuming him. Then the faint sounds of bells twinkling, and her soft, sweet voice.
High Witch Book 2
In the meantime, Hallie, an eighteen-year-old witch, is being pursued by Nicholas, a strange young man who knows about her past. What does Nicholas want with Hallie, and how are they both connected to Ariel? And what about Sean, the man Hallie loves? Will they end up together, or will Nicholas’ plan hurt all of them? The two witches will need to work hard to save those they love, and each other.
This book is approximately 44,000 words, or 150 pages in print.
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“How long are you going to make me wait, Hallie?” he whispered.
She looked at him in confusion, seeing a pleading look in his beautiful green eyes. She frowned. “Wait for what?”
He smiled crookedly. “Never mind. It doesn’t matter.”
She sat up straight. “Wait for what?”
He only shook his head, looking down. Hallie felt her heart beat faster. What was he talking about? Did he mean...? She found it hard to breathe. She wanted to touch him, to reach out and take his hand, but she was suddenly too nervous. Don’t get too emotional. She tried to breathe deeply, tried to clear her head, but her heart was beating too fast and her breath was shallow and her hands were starting to shake.
Sean suddenly looked at her. “What’s wrong?”
She only shook her head. I’m in love with you, you big, stupid idiot, she thought, and shut her eyes, trying to ignore him.
Then his arms were around her and he leaned her against his chest. He gently kissed her hair, holding her to him. She melted into him, letting out a little sigh. He laughed. “I feel it too, you know,” he whispered, and she looked at him in surprise. He gave the same crooked smile. “I’ve been waiting for you to become more confident, for you to believe in yourself, because I want this to be right. I don’t want to be with you until you’re strong—if we’re together now, all your strength will come from me, and I want you to be strong from you. From inside. Oh, Hallie, I’ve wanted to kiss you since you were twelve, but I can’t. Not yet. Do you understand?”
High Witch Book 3
Thrust into a new place, the High Witches are delighted to find the fourth—but the circumstances couldn’t be worse. A group of men are determined to stop them from casting a spell that could change the world, bringing immense joy but also great disaster. The risks of the spell might be beyond their ability to handle.
A great darkness is coming. It will take more than two High Witches to stop it: it will take a coven.
High Coven is the third and final book in the High Witch series.
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He’d arrived in town out of nowhere, handsome, charming, seemingly wealthy, and had a confidence about him, brought on partly by his ability with magic. While warlocks and witches were often frowned upon, Cameron was proud of being a warlock, amusing those in the town with shape-shifting.
He’d pursued Alexandra, who was working at the local tavern as a waitress. Men never pursued her—an unmarried woman close to thirty was viewed as odd, strange, an outcast. People suspected there must be something wrong with her, although she’d have wiped the smile off their face if they’d said it to her directly.
But Cameron went after her as if she was the most beautiful woman in the world, and Alexandra couldn’t help but succumb to him in the end. They had a glorious handful of weeks together, but when Alexandra told him she was pregnant, he disappeared, just like that.
That’s when she discovered he wasn’t wealthy—he’d conned his way into everything he’d had. He was nothing but a charlatan, a fake, and Alexandra felt like such a fool for falling for him. In the end, though, she had Julia, and she couldn’t ask for anything more. She still worked as a waitress, with her mother or sister watching Julia when she had her shifts.
There was only one thing, however, that always worried her.
Julia was a witch. A powerful one. Alexandra knew nothing of magic. But the spells she’d seen her daughter cast, without even trying—spells of every kind, just pouring out of her—it was a concern. How was she going to raise a witch?
And why in the world was Julia’s magic so strong?
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I was born in Melbourne, Australia and currently live in Adelaide, Australia. I’ve lived in Australia all my life, but have been overseas twice – once to the U.S. and once to New Zealand. I went to Disneyworld in 2000, which had been my dream for years, and it was amazing!
What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
I wanted to become an author ever since I was a child. I tried writing books as a teenager and my early twenties, then left writing for a while to focus on music. I went back to writing in my thirties, and began self publishing. I’m so glad I went back to writing and fulfilled my dream.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I enjoy reading and like fantasy books the most. I also like romance novels, and occasionally read thrillers. I don’t enjoy horror novels because I’m very squeamish so can’t stand the violent scenes. I have read a couple of Stephen King books, and although they were amazing they were very difficult for me to get through.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
I have two books that I’ve half finished, and hope to eventually complete. One is called ‘The Choice’ and is a fantasy/romance about a doctor who is cursed, and has to choose between suffering a great deal or accepting enormous magical power, which would make him become evil. The other book is called ‘Seventh Daughter’ and is about a woman destined to save the world, but lose her life in the process.
Pen or type writer or computer?
I usually write my books on a computer, although when I was much younger and first started writing books I wrote in notebooks. There’s a box or two lying around full of notebooks with half finished, terrible books I wrote as a teenager. I occasionally write a chapter or two on paper now, but that’s rare.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
When I want to unwind I like to watch TV – I enjoy dramas like Scandal – and I also like to read, play games on my phone, and listen to music. I enjoy exercise – it might sound weird but it helps me to de-stress if I go for a walk or put on an exercise video. Then of course there’s spending time with my friends, and my cats!
What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
When I start a new book I usually just have the beginning of an idea, and I work from there. I might see a character and something about their life, then I build the story around them and their motivation. I might not see how the book concludes until I’m over half way, however it all comes together in the end.
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
My characters generally come to me as I write. I’ll see one or two up front, but the others emerge as the story unfolds. The villain is one that I usually won’t see until later, and their true motivation can come to me even later still. I’ll know the villain’s goal but as to why, that can take some time to emerge.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Kind, thoughtful, weird, creative, short!
Do you have a favorite movie? which of your novels can you imagine made into
My favorite movie is probably The Princess Bride. I love how it’s so clever and sweet and well written. I imagine High Witch would make a good movie, as it contains action, romance and drama. I’d love it if one of my books was made into a movie one day, or even better, a musical!
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I prefer to write with music or the TV going. I really don’t like sitting in a quiet room – it’s easier for me to get into ‘work mode’ if there’s noise in the background. It might be an album I like or just TV shows I don’t need to pay attention to, and that will help me work on the book.
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