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Get Inborn Magic, Book 1 of the Hidden Coven Series HERE!

5 Stars from Readers' Favorite

The reviews for Hidden Coven are starting to come in. Check out the for 5-star reviews at Readers' Favorite:

"Hidden Coven is the best boxed set I’ve ever read. Each novella stands alone, with a few unobtrusive reminders dropped in, but I didn’t need them. I read one after the other, constantly astounded by how the already well-grounded characters, the plot, and the suspense increased. Will Bobbi learn to control her dark magic and use it to defeat a demon, or must she allow Jane, mistress of the coven, to use the weapon entrusted to her by The Lady? Will Bobbi’s lover, Quinn, even survive, sick with mawr that allows the mildest infection to drain his aether, his magic strength? In Hidden Coven, Kim McDougall has created magic worlds that will captivate paranormal suspense fans and convert thousands of others." ~Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite. Read more...

"Not wanting to give anything away, all I can say is if Urban fantasy is a favorite of yours then you cannot miss out reading this intriguing and adventurous series it will take you into a world you would never expect. I highly recommend you grab this whole series today." ~Michelle Chantler on Goodreads. Read More...

I love fat books and I cannot lie!

The paperback version of Hidden Coven is a hefty 432 pages! Don't you just love to hold a fat book in your hands, knowing that you've got all that wonderful story ahead of you?

Apart from its generous size, the paperback also features artwork by my talented daughter, Genevieve Chatel. Here is a sneak peek from Inborn Magic (Book 1) with the title art.

From Hidden Coven, The Complete Series:

He turned my hands and pressed my palms to the ground. An instant connection tingled through my fingers. For a moment I was aware of the massive, awe-inspiring being that was the Earth. Then heat surged up my arms. I gasped when it hit my lungs. 

“Don’t fight it,” he said. “Just let it flow into you.” The Lady’s lifeblood sang in my veins.

“Good,” Quinn said. “Now open your eyes.” I did. A nimbus of light surrounded us. 

“Can you see that?” I asked. 

“Yes, that’s the glow of your aether mingled with the Lady’s. It’s beautiful.” His eyes held mine. 

I laughed. Magic radiated through me like every soothing memory I had. I lay back, confident that the soft ground would catch me. The stars seemed brighter now. Crickets resumed their happy chatter. 

Quinn leaned over me. The nimbus of light circled him too. His aether or mine? It didn’t matter. My fingers, still tingling, reached up and caressed his skin, feeling velvet under the rough prickles of a new beard. I opened my mouth to speak about the wonders I saw, felt and heard. I never got the chance. 

His lips covered mine, warm and eager. Magic jolted me again. His chest pressed me to the earth, connecting us both while his mouth opened enough to make me eager for more. His tongue brushed mine. A low sound growled from his throat. He broke away, tucking his nose into the soft hollow beneath my ear. He kissed the pulse in my neck. 

“I wasn’t expecting you,” he whispered, hot against my skin. “Never saw you coming.” 

You never do. Not the real passions. Those hit with the force of an earthquake, sudden, terrifying and all-powerful. 

I tilted my head up, wanting to taste him again, but he cleared his throat and moved away. 

“That was a good start. We’ll try again tomorrow,” he said, “when you’re feeling rested. Goodnight, Bobbi.” And the forest cat disappeared into the trees as if he’d never been. 

I lay against the Lady Earth, with the pungent smell of crushed grass the only evidence of a kiss I might have imagined. 

Hidden Coven, The Complete Series, Now Available!

“I was pulled into the narrative by two strong elements: the colorful setting and the elaborately developed characters…The prose is beautiful and the writing filled with powerful imagery. It's a well-plotted, skillfully written, and an enjoyable read.” - Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

​Hidden Coven is now available in paperback and as an ebook bundle. Read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Tucked away in the rugged hills of Pennsylvania is a unique village; a mix of medieval and modern, dark and light, guided by a mad seer and hidden from the mundane world by dangerous magic. As ley-lines swell and magic spills back into the world, keeping this coven a secret becomes a race against dark forces who would take the power of the witches for their own.

In this complete series of five novellas, Bobbi Cole progresses from a novice spell-caster, who is a danger to herself and others, to a warrior and protector who must lay her life and sanity on the line if the coven is to survive. 

Quinn Mason has his own demons to fight, including his knee-jerk reaction not to trust this new, untested witch thrust into his life. Together, Bobbi and Quinn confront the family secrets that set their story in motion long before they were even born.

Includes all five novellas of the Hidden Coven Series:
Inborn Magic, Soothed by Magic, Trigger Magic, Bellwether Magic, Gone Magic

The exciting conclusion to the Hidden Coven series!

Bobbi and Quinn fought Koro’s murderous agents, battled against berserker demons and even outsmarted death itself. Now they face the biggest threat to the coven yet.

When a portal opens between the green hills of the coven and the desert world of the demon Koro, Bobbi and Quinn take on what feels like a suicide mission to confront Koro on his turf, before he has the chance to invade theirs. With friends and allies behind them—including the divine Lady and a group of mystical natives who can cross the veil between worlds—they race to the hellish epicenter where Bobbi's story began. 

 

The grueling journey leaves Bobbi and Quinn little time to renew their strained bonds of love, and each will have to face bitter truths if they ever have a hope of a future together—a future free from the perverse and all-seeing eye of Koro.

 

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Flash Fiction: 25 Prayers

I love flash fiction. These days, I'm focussed on writing a novel and don't have much time for it. But a few years back, I enjoyed being part of several writing groups for flash fiction, and I had several pieces published. 

I also love a good writing prompt. You can check out my blog post at Castelane for an article on how I used a job jar of writing prompts to inspire healthy writing habits. Here is one of my favorite prompts and the 207 word story that came from it. "25 Prayers was first published in Everyday Fiction

Won't you try your hand at flash?

 

25 Prayers

B Kim McDougall

Early one morning, as dawn broke the blackness in two, I was three sheets to the wind and the sky was four shades of pink. Five minutes later, my sixth sense warned me of the angels who flew in from seventh heaven. Eight of them, not enough to fit on the head of a pin, were bound for the nine circles of hell. 

“The ten commandments have been ignored,” said Zacheus, eleventh Malakim to God. “Twelve nights and thirteen days of darkness will be your punishment.”

He struck me fourteen times with his clawed hand and disappeared. Fifteen feathers floated to the ground in his wake. I took a sixteen-beat breath and counted my prayers--seventeen in all—before remembering where it all began.

I was eighteen the first time I knew with certainty that our dimension was nineteenth in an infinite number of realities. My ignorance killed twenty people that day, twenty-one if you counted the death of my own innocence. Twenty-two years later, I still could not shake the angels. 

My case of Coors had twenty-three empty cans. I popped the top on the twenty-fourth, thinking that I would need more beer to get through the next twenty-five days.

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Mega Local Authors Event at Chapters. Come out  to meet 10 great local authors (including me!) at the Chapters in Newmarket Ontario on May 4th (10am-5pm) and Chapters Markham, Ontario June 8th (10am-5pm).

The Bookshelf, a book market of local authors at the Newmarket Community Centre. Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 8:30am-1pm.

Self-Publishing 101: I'll be running this workshop in conjunction with the Newmarket Public Library and the Writers' Community of York Region. June 25th, 7:00-9:00pm. Register here.

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