Dark Corner by Vicki Vass
Source: Great Escapes
About The Book
Evil has awoken in Asheville, North Carolina, and Terra Rowan must prepare the Ladies of the Biltmore Society for battle. With her familiar, Pixel, a crooked leg fluffy orange cat, and her apprentice Abigail Oakhaven, a stubborn teenage girl with a bloodline dating back to the beginning of time, she begins their journey. The witch hunters have come to the Appalachian
Mountains in search of the last witch of Salem. The magic of the mountains can no longer protect her and her coven. She must travel to the one place on earth that holds the secret to save mankind – Dark Corner.
Combining elements from different cultures, Appalachian folklore, Celtic legends, Native American mysticism, Dark Corner continues its new witch mythology while staying true to the realm of cozy mystery.
Terra Rowan is a witch trapped between worlds and lost in time.
When there’s a cat, a witch and a mystery involved in a book, you can be sure this will be an interesting read!
You always should be careful on how you treat the cats, because like this book, they can be a witch transformed into a cat waiting to return to the human form! Terra is a fluffy orange cat destined to protect Abigail and her coven, but Abigail is not a peaceful girl, she loves to push the limits and discover all her powerful powers, but this can be dangerous and make their lives a little bit risky.
This is a battle between the good and the evil, trust and mistrust, because Abigail and her coven need another witch for the “big fight”, but is the new girl a friend or an enemy camouflaged? Of course you’ll have to read the book to discover the truth.
This had been an addictive read full of supernatural characters and curious situations, but it was a great story, I am sure that you will fall for this series!
This is the second book of the Witch Cat Mystery series, I would recommend you to start the series from the beginning, you’ll understand much better the characters and their situations!
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I am lucky to have the privilege to share with you this Guest Post from the author, enjoy!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I cannot help myself from remembering those early Thanksgivings – the scent and smells of the food cooking, the laughter. We lived in
Salem then surrounded by my sisters. The air was cool, we were giddy in our youth, our future set before little knowing the troubles that would come.
My dear Prudence wore her hair up high, the buckles on her shoes polished to a mirror silver. Of all the things I miss now it is my relationship with my dear Prudence.
Elizabeth was fresh in the glow of her love, little seeing what the future would hold for us. She was the leader of our coven, sworn to protect us and she would die trying.
Little did I know back then the troubles that would descend upon us, and for me the troubles have continued over the past 300 or so years. From Salem to New Orleans and now to Asheville, North Carolina, where I have put down roots finding myself a
little family with Mrs. Twiggs, Abigail Oakhaven and Pixel, the fat orange cat. I don’t count Tracker, the dog. I do not have much use for dogs though Abigail is extremely attached to him.
As we celebrate the harvest and prepare for the winter chill, I feel a darkness settle upon my bones. There is a cold shiver in the air and as the days become shorter and the nights darker, I feel evil stirring. It is up in the mountains surrounding us. This
evil is told in the new book, Dark Corner, of which I am the heroine – if I do say so myself.
Some may believe that Abigail is the heroine but I know better. Abigail is a slip of a girl – well, really a witch. She has much to learn and without my guidance would be lost or worse dead by now. I spend my days training her, it takes longer and longer
with each spell as she constantly questions me. In my day, we were taught to respect our elders but she must have missed that lesson. She will learn. That is what I’ve learned over my 300 years on this earth – you never stop learning.
I glance outside from my seat on the window sill. The leaves are falling off the trees, yellows, greens and burnt red. There is a crisp, chilly breeze on this November morning. Mrs. Twiggs bustles around the kitchen, preparing her quaint tea shop to
open, baking scones, brewing coffee and counting change. She is always so full of energy – a miracle for a woman of her advanced years.
I cannot keep my eyes open. A hardship of this life I have been forced to endure. It makes me weary, very, very weary. Pixel pushes his paw against me. He wants to play. I swat him away. It’s time for a well-deserved cat nap. Thank you for letting me
share my thoughts here, and I hope to hear from you all.
About The Author
Vicki Vass traded in her reporter’s notebook to pursue her passion of writing cozy mysteries. Her Antique Hunter series was a finalist in the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem contest. Bloodline is the first book in the Witch Cat Mystery series.
Vicki has written more than 1,400 stories for the Chicago Tribune as well as other commercial publications including Home & Away, the Lutheran and Woman’s World. Her science fiction novel, The Lexicon, draws on her experience in Sudan while writing about the ongoing civil war for World Relief.
She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, writer and musician Brian Tedeschi, son Tony, Australian shepherd Bandit, kittens Terra and Pixel, seven koi and Gary the turtle.