Hazel and Holly is Out in the World
I don’t know about you, but for me it feels like this book has been “coming soon” for basically forever. But now it’s finally here! Hazel and Holly are out in the world causing mischief and mayhem with their wild and witchy ways. I can’t really express how happy this makes me.
And I do have to say I think the decision to delay the release was worth it. I managed to get a fair amount of early reviews, including having the book reviewed by Booklist, which was pretty cool! I also teamed up with several reviewers to give away free copies of the book on Instagram, which was a lot of fun. Oh, and I had my very first video author chat which was an interesting experience. I’m a big fat introvert (and a pretty shy one at that) so video chats are definitely outside my comfort zone. But I figure it’s good practice.
That’s what I managed to organize on my own. The publicist I’m working on has so far managed to generate a fair amount of interest in the book with publications and such, so hopefully I’ll be able to follow up with more H&H news in the coming weeks.
Lastly, a huge thanks to everyone who read the story while I was writing it here on the blog. You basically made the story happen, and I hope you had as much fun reading it as I did writing it. The finished version is mostly the same. A couple of chapters were cut, and general rewrites here and there throughout the text to improve flow and clarity. But it’s essentially the same story. If you’d like to grab a finished copy of the book, now’s the time to do it! The ebook is currently at a promotional price of $2.99 (only on Amazon and Apple for the moment), so be sure to grab it before the price goes up!
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Nestled within an enchanted forest is the Grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice elemental magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well, except when Hazel’s long-lost father uses necromancy to trap her dead mother’s soul.
That simply won’t do. Necromancy is forbidden in the Grove, and for good reason too. Nobody wants filthy corpses shambling around, mussing up one’s garden. Hazel is determined to find her father and undo his treachery.
But despite Hazel’s plans of becoming a one-woman army, she can’t do everything alone. It’s not until wild sister Holly convinces her to leave the house for once and go to a party that Hazel finds a pair of unlikely allies in two bickering warlock brothers.
Together, the four of them go on a journey that takes them out of the Grove and into a world where necromancy reigns and the dead won’t respectfully stay in the grave. Hazel will do whatever it takes to stop her father and save her mother’s soul. Even if it means turning to necromancy. Even if it means losing her friends. Because they would never help a necromancer. Would they?