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The Windhaven Witches

Welcome to one of the September 11th stops on the tour for The Windhaven Witches series by Carissa Andrews. Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour with Silver Dagger Book Tours for more promo posts, reviews, and a giveaway!

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About the Book

Secret Legacy
The Windhaven Witches Book One
by Carissa Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Suspense, Paranormal Academy
Page Count: 289
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Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…

When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls.

But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.

New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…

Fans of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, or MR Forbes’ Necromancer: The Complete Series will love The Windhaven Witches.

On sale until September 21st! $0.99 USD/CAD or £0.83

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Excerpt

“Right,” he nods. “I suppose you’ll need the Wi-Fi password. It’s YBG0n3. Wanna write that down?”

“Nah, I’ll just add it to my phone now. Hang on,” I say, taking my phone out of my pocket.

As soon as I get it entered and logged in, I lean against the edge of the breakfast bar, unable to truly grasp the sheer size of this place. I mean, I knew my Dad had a big house, but for some reason, I didn’t realize that translated into having money. It’s weird how when you’re a kid, you don’t think of those things. But now, it’s like moving in with a secret superhero or something.

“Our last name isn’t really Wayne, is it?” I blurt out.

Dad pulls up short and snickers. “Ha—no. Blackwood’s as good as it gets, sweetie.”

“Just checking,” I say, grinning sheepishly.

The two of us stand in awkward silence for a moment before I crack open the Redbull and take a sip.

“So,” I start.

“So—” Dad repeats.

“I guess, I’ll head back to my room and get situated.”

“Of course. Yeah. You do what you need to do,” Dad nods.

I nod and cast a tiny wave his direction. “Thanks, Dad. See you in the morning.”

“Night, sweetie” he says. I can tell he’d like me to stay a bit longer, though, because his smile doesn’t quite reach his eyes.

I make my way out into the entryway and down the hallway leading to my room. Suddenly, the same cold sensation from earlier flashes over me. I shudder and turn to look over my shoulder.

This old house must be super drafty.

I turn back around, taking a few more steps, when I swear I hear a woman’s voice whisper, “Welcome home, Autumn.

About the Book

Soul Legacy
The Windhaven Witches Book Two
by Carissa Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Suspense, Paranormal Academy
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Turns out being the town’s only necromancer could pose some problems when the dead won’t stay dead.

The new semester of Windhaven Academy is about to start, and already Autumn Blackwood’s life is in jeopardy. Rumors are swirling around the school that Autumn and her boyfriend are raising the revenants, and Autumn worries they might be right.

What if the resurrection she performed last semester wasn’t as successful as she thought? What if she really is the cause of the dead returning to life?

Soon, Autumn and her boyfriend find themselves in the center of a supernatural federal investigation that could land them both in prison—or something far worse. And if Autumn doesn’t find out what’s really behind the soulless scourge quickly enough, everyone she cares about could be next on the death toll.

Soul Legacy is a harrowing and suspenseful supernatural mystery for fans of heart-thumping paranormal tales! Fans of Joe Hill and Kelley Armstrong will love The Windhaven Witches by Carissa Andrews!

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Excerpt

“We’re going to need as much help as we can get, Wade. You know this,” I say, reaching out for his arm.

Wade makes a face, but nods. “Doesn’t mean I have to like it.”

“True,” I say softly. “We also need to find someone else. Abigail was cryptic, but she said that in order to make sure no more revenants rise, we need to consecrate the cemeteries.”

“How is that cryptic? Seems pretty straight forward.”

“She said it has to be done by someone who has been ‘touched by death, but who doesn’t want to control it.’” I say, using air quotes. “Whatever the hell that means.”

Wade’s eyes widen and he recoils like I just told him I’m about to grow horns.

“What is it?” I say, narrowing my gaze and reaching out for him.

He shakes his head, his hands flying to his hair, as he rakes his fingertips though the strands. “That can’t be. No…

“Wade?”

Suddenly, his expression brightens. “I know exactly who you’re looking for.”

About the Book

Haunted Legacy
The Windhaven Witches Book Three
by Carissa Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Suspense, Paranormal Academy
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Being haunted by ghosts isn’t unusual for Autumn, but this time it’s someone she didn’t think was dead.

Autumn’s world is a life of ghosts, death, and destruction. The last thing she wants is to be the cause of her boyfriend’s early demise. Especially when she’s already been warned by the Angel of Death to stay away from him. So, to keep Wade safe, there’s only one thing to do: end it.

But of course, fate doesn’t let them off the hook that easy. Thrust together for a school project, Wade is put right in the line of fire when an unexplained, and surprisingly violent, haunting erupts at Blackwood Manor.

To figure out how to stop it, Autumn has to communicate with the spirit, but it will do anything to protect its identity. The deeper Autumn digs, the more sinister the truth becomes. Devastated and vulnerable, Autumn has to face the facts and find a way to end the ghost’s deadly attacks. Otherwise, both she and Wade will become the ghost’s next victim.

Haunted Legacy is the third installment of the Windhaven Witches series – a spine-tingling supernatural suspense series that will have you questioning everything you think you know! Fans of Deborah Harkness, Kelley Armstrong, and Anne Rice will love The Windhaven Witches by Carissa Andrews!

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Excerpt

The apparition of Abigail kneels down beside her body. Her ghostly hand runs along her semi-bloated arm and she slowly shakes her head.

“It has been too long. Even for an experienced necromancer, the time has come and gone.”

“But,” he begins, dropping down by her side, “I cannot lose you. You cannot leave me here alone.” Tears emerge and he blinks them away, wildly clawing at his cheeks. “We were meant to carry on our legacy together.”

“It appears, being without me is a concern you will no longer be tormented with,” she whispers, forcing a smile.

Confusion blossoms across his features and Abigail ignores it. Instead, she points at the body before her. “You must find a way to get my body into the catacombs. Once inside, I will walk you through my entombment.”

He blinks away the tears still falling. “But if I am to bury you, how will you be able to—”

Rage suddenly blossoms in her essence and she quivers violently. “I will never return. Do you not see? I have been damned, Warren. Cursed, by you, to remain as I am before you. Now, do as I ask, or we shall suffer a worse fate.”

The vision ends abruptly, and I bend over, gasping for air.

Why did she show me this? Is she trying to tell me she’s losing control? That she is the entity going rogue?

If so, what in the hell am I meant to do about it?

About the Book

Cursed Legacy
The Windhaven Witches Book Four
by Carissa Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Suspense, Paranormal Academy
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How do you break a family curse set by the Fates themselves?

The Blackwood family curse is closing in on Autumn. No matter where she goes, the tattered red threads of the Moirai follow her. It’s only a matter of time and she’ll join the early grave of so many Blackwoods before her. What’s worse, the curse is expanding and threatening to take more lives.

Expelled from his birthright for loving a necromancer, Wade is now a completely mortal—and vulnerable human. If he dies, there’s no coming back because not even Autumn can save him when fate and death conspire.

After an eye-opening revelation, Autumn realizes everything about her crazy, supernatural life has been built on a lie. And that lie is about to wipe out her entire lineage forever. With time running out, will Autumn find a way to appease the Fates and break the curse?

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Excerpt

“Autumn, wait. What if…” he reaches out, grabbing my hand and pulling me up short. “What if it’s one of the Moirai?”

The word snaps me out of my trance like a slap in the face.

The Moirai…

I blink back my surprise, appalled that the thought hadn’t even entered my mind. It should have been the first thing I thought. Yet, the moment I saw her, any concern for myself vanished completely and all I knew was I needed to catch up with her.

“Oh god,” I say, pressing my fingertips to my mouth.

I spin around on the spot, searching for the woman, but her footsteps have disappeared on the snow, as if she led me here and vanished.

Beside us is a large statue of an angel. I’ve never noticed it before, in the many times I’ve visited this cemetery. Its face is tilted in anguish, tears carved across its marble face that look realistic in the dying sunlight. Its arms are outstretched, as if reaching for an offering. And there, dangling between the outstretched fingers, is another tattered red thread.

My eyes drift to the bronze plate at its feet. The words read: I pledge my soul for your sins and ask God Almighty to remove their burden from you and place them with me to consume.

I shudder at the imagery those words invoke.

Was she leading me here to atone for my sins? Or was she leading me to my death, in order to consume the mistakes of my ancestors?

About the Author

“An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice.”

Carissa Andrews is an internationally bestselling author from central Minnesota who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, supernatural thriller, and dystopia. Her plans for 2020 include launching the paranormal/supernatural thriller series: The Windhaven Witches.

She keeps sane by chilling with her husband and five kids, playing with art in its various forms, seeking out mysteries, and being an occasional meditation and reiki badass.

You can learn more about Carissa and her upcoming books by visiting her website: www.carissaandrews.com

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