Halfway Bitten by Terry Maggert
Halfway Witchy: Book Two
Take a bite out of evil.
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 adored Halfway Dead, so when Halfway Bitten popped up on my kindle I was super excited. I really thought I knew what to expect (within reason) from the blurb.
I was wrong.
What I thought was going to be a custody battle with vamps, witches, and shifters (oh my) was actually a lot more complicated and involved. In fact, there was very little of what I expected. Just goes to show, no matter how many paranormal books you read, whether they be romantic or not, a good book will still surprise you.
Terry Maggert has a great, dry, sarcastic sense of humor and this book is laced with it. Not so much so that you’re drowning, but there is a good trickle.
There is A LOT going on in this story. I had to take my time and really try to absorb everything so I didn’t get lost. If you’re looking for a fun, quick paranormal, keep on lookin’ this sucker is involved! It isn’t, however, slow. I kept having to turn the page (we played the “one more chapter” game a few nights) and I needed to know what the hell was going on. This book (this series, really) is written with such originality there isn’t something out there that I can say “If you liked X you’ll love this” (at least not one I’ve read). But if you like mysterious plots, positive female main characters, strong, healthy relationships, and a sucker punch at the end of the book, Halfway Bitten is perfect for you.
Start the Series:
Come for the waffles. Stay for the magic.
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. 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. The threat is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. 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.
About the Author
Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books.