Book two of my Poppy Blue paranormal fantasy series, Plenty of Trouble, is available now as an eBook as well as in paperback. In this novel, flame-haired hedgewitch Poppy discovers her aunt and cousin are coming to town for a visit.
This has Poppy's headstrong mother Fiona in an uproar, and Poppy finds herself trying to manage her mom's outbursts, stoke a budding romance with handsome Roger, work with new hire Jordan Keep who has some curious magic of his own, and figure out why strange things keep happening when her diva of a cousin is around. Throw in a botched curse, and Poppy's witchy world is experiencing plenty of trouble.
Book three, Tricks and Treats, will follow. There, Poppy arrives at her shop one morning to find it ransacked. She then sets out to learn who, or maybe even what, is responsible for the damage.
Flame-haired Poppy Blue runs her own magick shop way up north in Sault Ste. Marie, a tourist stop and college town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Mostly she sells candles, crystal balls and some touristy items, reads a few palms, and has regular chats with her father's ghost, but Poppy is also a hedge witch. Like her mother, the strong-willed and highly opinionated Fiona, she performs occasional feats of the amazing and the uncanny, largely on instinct.
One day a woman visits Poppy’s shop, worried for her son, Roger, who has never gotten over the death of his sister, Ivy, in an auto accident. Poppy discovers Ivy's ghost is still around, tied to this plane by Roger's unresolved grief – she can't move on until Roger moves on – and she wants Poppy to help. Poppy wants this too, both to get Ivy out of her hair – she's as thoughtless and impatient as the teenager she was when she died – and because the red-haired witch is very attracted to Roger.
Soon Ivy is exploiting Poppy's abilities and compassion, discovering some fringe benefits to being a spirit and disrupting Poppy's life – and prospective love life. Can Poppy convince Roger to give up the ghost?
Available now as an eBook and paperback on Amazon. com, or as a paperback on Createspace.com.
To read the first chapter, visit my Snippets page.
I'm Magenta Wilde, author of the Poppy Blue paranormal fantasy series, and the forthcoming Happily Hereafter series. Hint: It involves ghosts.