Sunday, February 7, 2016

Searching for a Spell #8Sunday #wewriwa #excerpt

The Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a group of writers who share excerpts of their published works or works-in-progress every Sunday for reader's enjoyment. Be sure to check out the other writers in this group. You might find the next great read to talk about!

My excerpt this week comes from my novel, The Witch's Kiss. In this chapter, Sage Merriweather and Marianne Grey, have just discovered from a stranger about the possibility of a spell that might help Marianne's spirit return to her body.


For months Sage searched, reading every spell book he could get his hands on, asking every witch, sorcerer, enchantress, druid and shaman he could find. He even had a vampire and a werewolf assist him in the search.

Yet they found nothing. Not a reference to any sort of spell, not a mention in any book or legend.


Until this man literally yanked the carriage out from beneath their feet, reveals a powder and suddenly all is well.

Marianne…flesh and blood. This Gentleman is the hero.

And Sage is still the fire-breathing monster.

The irony in the situation shook him, so much so he didn’t realize until that moment how much it mattered.

If you'd like to read more, check out The Witch's Kiss, available in print or ebook at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

Marianne Grey is a ghost. But, she's not dead. Cursed by a necromancer, Marianne searches for the elusive spell needed to merge her spirit with her physical body. She's not alone in her search. Her neighbor and best friend, Sage Merriweather, has vowed to help her break the curse.

Sage suffers from his own demons. Literally. After surviving a horrific attack, a demon has bonded with him, mutating Sage's magic so he can only conjure fire. Until he can break the bond, he is a danger to everyone near him, including those he loves.

From the glittering ballrooms of London to eerily dark graveyards, Marianne and Sage battle forces of evil destined to claim their souls for eternity. Though their newfound love for each other may be the toughest battle of all.

Thanks for reading!



  1. A moment of intense realization. Nicely done, Tricia!

  2. Well that's certainly an intriguing snippet! And I felt so sorry for Sage...

  3. Poor Sage. Marianne sure got the better of this spell!

  4. Yes, Marianne is fine, but poor Sage has nothing!

  5. Poor Sage! I feel for him, after all his searching, and now to realize how much it matters to him. Great snippet. Look forward to reading more!

  6. I really feel for poor Sage. Great snippet