Halfway Dead & Halfway Bitten
by Terry Maggert
Blurb for Halfway Dead:
Carlie McEwan loves many things.
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. But there are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years--Come find me.
Like the forest shadows, danger can run deep. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS
Wow. If you love witches and paranormal how can you not love this book. I am a fan of witches and magic. I have always been interested in them. I loved this story! It is a different approach and will engage your interests right from the beginning. I loved how in depth the writing was. This story will pull you in and not let go even after the last page! I loved Terry Maggert's descriptions of all things paranormal. The battles were so descriptive you actually could see it playing out in your head. The way the whole book was written was wonderful.
Carlie is a young white witch. She has learned the craft from her grandmother who has been a practicing witch for many years. As a white witch, Carlie draws her powers from nature and protects all things good. When she is not practicing witchcraft, she is cooking in a local diner. Carlie is highly thought of in her town.
When a company representative comes to town looking for specific trees, Carlie is approached for assistance. Doing research for the trip in the woods, Carlie learns more about her family's past. What does Carlie learn? Is the trip successful? Who does Carlie meet along the way?
Blurb for Halfway Bitten:The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird.
When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table- or grill, as the case may be.
When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare.
Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after.
With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.
I asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS
Another good book by Terry Maggert! Witches, shifters, vampires, and all things magical; what is not to love about this book! The characters a likable and the story line is good. I love the main character Carlie. She is a good witch with a wonderful sense of humor. She always has spells and quick comebacks ready on stand bye.
Gran, Wulfric, and Carlie are keeping an eye on their small town. They try to protect the humans of their town from evil magic that passes through once in a while. When multiple deaths start piling up, Carlie and her family go on the hunt. They puzzle out what is killing people in their town. Several vampires have come to town, but why? As the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Carlie realizes that they have some very old magic on their hands. Will Gran and Carlie's magic be enough? How does Wulfic react being half vampire himself?
I urge you to pick up this book. This book can be read as a standalone as it offers as much history and detail on the characters as the first book did. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Author Bio:Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books.