The Witches of Echo Park

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The Witches of Echo Park

An Echo Park Coven Novel, #1

When her great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her becomes gravely ill, Elyse MacAllister returns to Echo Park. She learns of extraordinary Secrets but soon things become chilling as there is an evil coming for the Witches of Echo Park in this riveting urban fantasy.

This steady to fast paced story holds reader’s captive with lots of intriguing elements and a plot that has you shivering in suspense. Lyse returns home under a cloud as her great-aunt has become gravely ill but her world is turned upside down even more when Eleanora reveals secrets that turns her and her beliefs on its ear. The reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Lyse meets the coven and tries to accept the unbelievable. All the characters are strong and compelling and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning and the sense of unity that the coven brings to the story despite each of their differences adds depth to the story and makes the reader want to stay and visit awhile.

The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and the well-orchestrated suspense and excitement draw the reader deeper into the story and holds the reader captive until the very end. Spine tingling anticipation builds as danger begins stalking the coven and bringing about a mysterious evil that will wipe out witches. The battle has just begun and already things are in turmoil which causes lots of emotional angst and has everyone questioning who they can trust because magic is under siege.

The author has created a fascinating world that promises great books in the future, Amber Benson provides lots of world building info as well character insights that makes it easy for the reader become enthralled in the book. Although there were a few slow parts, I couldn’t put the book down and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Book Blurb for The Witches of Echo Park

From beloved author, director, and actress, Amber Benson...

Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated?and we will all pay if their power falls?

When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets?extraordinary secrets?from her.

Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril?for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.00