The Wiccan Way Book 1
by Nicole Coverdale
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
For as long as the earth has been afloat, demons, witches, Gods, and angels have walked among us. Unknown to the human world, and now the time has come for four sisters to embrace a destiny…
Josslyn, Jade, and Julie Morgan never imagined magic was real. That is until they visited their grandmother’s grave. Now a journal their deceased mother left for them, a symbol they all know too well, and an earthquake in Minnesota has them all believing in the impossible…
They’re witches. Good witches, destined to keep the human world safe from the demonic forces that plague mankind, and now they have powers. Magical powers. Josslyn can freeze time, Jade can control electrical forces, and Julie can see the future. But, another surprise awaits them. Jasmine Nichols, a young woman who looks the spitting image of their mother. She’s their sister, and she can move things with her mind.
Adjusting to their new life as witches, coming to grips with the fact they have another sister, and to control their newfound powers the sisters find themselves on a trip to the past to get answers. But as they search for answers… an even greater threat is coming. The demonic world now knows about them, and they want one thing. Their powers.
Footsteps sounded on the sidewalk behind her, and she hurried down the sidewalk toward her car, walking as fast as her legs would carry her. Come on, Jasmine. Just a little further. Don’t let them catch up to you. Remember, this was a mistake. You don’t need anyone.
A hand wrapped around her wrist, dragging her to a stop and she spun around. “Let me go!” she cried. “Please! I don’t want anything from you. It was a mistake coming here. I just want to go home.”
“There’s a reason you showed up on our doorstep,” Julie said, crossing her arms in front of her chest and staring at her. “You might as well tell us, because we’re not going anywhere until you do.”
Jasmine let out a long sigh, withdrawing the folder from her bag and handing it to her. “I think I’m your sister.”
Josslyn lunged forward, grabbing the folder from her. “Wait a minute. Your name is Jasmine?”
Jasmine nodded, “Yes.”
“It’s another J,” Julie murmured.
“Julie! Shh!” Josslyn skimmed through the file, her eyes widening. “I don’t believe this! As far as I know, Mom was never pregnant with another child!”
“That’s because I’m older than you,” Jasmine said, pointing to the folder. “Look at the birthdate. I was born six months before you, Josslyn. January of 1984.”
“Joss! Look!” Julie pointed at Jasmine’s wrist. “It’s the J!”
“The J?” Jasmine glanced at the tattoo lying on the inside of her wrist. “I’ve had this thing forever!”
“Or maybe it means something,” Josslyn muttered under her breath, still scanning through the file. “So they gave you up?” she asked, still not entirely convinced. “Why?”
“A question I would love answered myself,” Jasmine said. “And they didn’t just give me up. They left me on the doorstep of a damned fire station! You have no idea what I went through. The endless foster homes I went to, the years of abuse, of neglect, of feeling like I didn’t matter! And all this time, I could
have lived there!” She pointed to the house behind them. “God, I am so jealous of you!”
“Jasmine, I’m sorry.” Julie reached forward, grasping her hand in hers. “For what you went through. But you’re here now, and man, do you look like her!”
Once Upon a Hallow’s Eve
The Wiccan Way Book 2
On all Hallow’s Eve, as Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine look to have a good ole time at the annual masquerade party, someone is planning to take away the very happy endings they grew up with…
Life has been anything but easy for Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine ever since they found out they were witches. After an epic showdown with Satan four months ago, things are finally slowing down. Jade has gotten her bar and restaurant up and running. Both Julie and Jasmine have gone back to school. Josslyn… she’s still struggling with what she wants to do with her life. But as Halloween rolls up, they all know one thing. They want to have a good time!
Little do they know an evil witch is threatening to ruin their four-month hiatus from the demonic world. Sucking them each into a different fairytale. Fairytales, whose endings have been altered. Now it’s up to Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine to right the fairytales before happy endings cease to exist.
“Can I have this dance?”
Josslyn turned from where she was still standing in the doorway. Eyeing the man in front of her, his face hidden by a white and red colored mask. She shrugged. “What the hell? It is a party after all.” She laid her hand in his, and they headed toward the dance floor.
“You do look beautiful,” the man said, as they swayed to the music. He placed his hands on her hips, and Josslyn sighed, staring up at him. I’ve missed this, she thought, wrapping her fingers around his strong shoulders. Being free. Having fun. Being wild. Ever since Tyler had left, she’d felt nothing like herself. That was going to change.
“Thank you,” she said, as he spun her in a circle. She laughed, twirling back to him. “And thank you for the dance. It was quite nice of you.”
“What can I say? I needed a dance with the ice queen before she disappears forever.”
“Wait. What?” Josslyn stumbled back, jerking free from the man’s grip. “Who are you?”
The man just smiled. “Oh, I think you know.”
“Demon.” Josslyn narrowed her eyes, lifting her hands and freezing the room.
“What the…” Jade, Julie, Sky, and Jasmine all jerked toward her. “Josslyn, what the hell?”
“Demon!” Josslyn shouted, whipping her mask off and pointing to the man standing in front of her.
“Well, well, well, if it isn’t the four lovely sisters, and their lovely angel.” The demon drew his mask off, his pale, white face glimmering under the low light as his small, yellow eyes leered at them. “It’s nice to see you all, the ones who took out Satan. Not that he was much of a challenge. He was dying, after all.”
“Are you always this rude to your superiors?” Jade asked, crossing her arms in front of her chest. “Satan might have been dying, but he was still powerful. More powerful than you, I’m guessing. Who are you?”
“Just the messenger… that’s going to send you on a lovely trip.”
“A trip?” Jade lifted her hand, a ball of energy appearing in her palm. “I think the only one going anywhere, is you.” She threw the energy ball toward him.
“Jade, Jade, Jade. You really are a spitfire, aren’t you?” The demon asked, disappearing in a flash, and reappearing behind her. He wrapped his hand around her throat, leaning in close. “I may not be as powerful as Satan, Jade, but I know all about you four. What makes you tick. Nah uh.” He lifted his hand, freezing Josslyn, Julie, Jasmine and Sky in place as they started to run toward them.
“H-how did you do that?” Jade gasped out, wincing as his fingers dug into her throat.
“I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve,” the demon said, laughing. “I’m a trickster, Jade, and Halloween is my favorite time of year. Plus, my master has been studying you four, for months now. You threaten her, and she wants you gone so that she can control the underworld.” He smiled. “Have a nice ride, ladies and gentleman.” He snapped his fingers, the ground giving away underneath them. “Where happy endings cease to exist.”
The Wiccan Way Book 3
When light and dark collide, one sister must make a choice that could change their lives… forever.
In the wake of the tragedy that struck on Halloween night, Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine are shocked to learn the truth about Sky. He has no heart—someone stole it and now they are bound to get it back. When Jade, Jasmine, and Sky embark on a trip to the heavens to find his heart, they realize things are not as they seem. Black angels have taken over the heavens and they want one thing—Jasmine and Sky dead.
But the heavens have a silver lining. A psychic, who is tasked with helping Jade find the answers to the questions she seeks by taking her on a journey to her past, present, and future. What she sees changes everything, but time is running out. For she can only focus on one thing… the threat to the future.
For down on earth, something has gone terribly wrong. For the underworld has risen to the surface and one sister has turned to the dark side.
“It’s my heart. It protected you, and brought you back home,” Sky said, as she handed him the box. He opened it, staring down at his heart, watching as the bright glow disappeared from around it. “Uh oh. Looks like the protection spell’s been lifted from it.”
“What do we do?”
“There’s only one thing we can do,” Sky said, lifting the heart from the box. “And it’s not going to be easy.” He slammed the heart into his chest, and he gasped. He clenched his fist, as the pain in his chest intensified, his entire body feeling as if it were on fire, and a moment later the pain subsided. He sighed, relief washing over him, and he smiled, his eyes locking with Jasmine’s. “Man! That feels wonderful!”
“How do you feel?” Jasmine asked, staring up at him, worry filling her. What if it didn’t work? What if his heart rejected him? What if he died?
“Like I can actually breathe again.”
“Sky! Jasmine! Watch out!”
Sky and Jasmine jerked around at Josslyn’s shout, watching as Vargus’s body seeped toward them in a stream of bright, orange goo.
“Uh… Sky. What’s going on?”
“Jasmine, watch out!” Sky shouted, shoving her out of the way just as bright, orange fingers appeared from the depths of hell. They reached toward him, wrapping around his waist, and pulled him toward the opening in the floor.
“Sky! No!” Jasmine lunged forward, wrapping her fingers around his arm. “Don’t leave me!” she cried. “I can’t lose you!”
“You’ll never lose me,” Sky said, softly, staring up into her eyes. “I love you too much.” He glanced down below him, his heart lurching at the sight of the lava rolling far below him. Gasping, as the grasp around his waist tightened. “Jasmine, there’s not a lot of time left,” he whispered, staring up at her. “But don’t be sad. I promise. You will see me again,” he said, his fingers sliding free from hers as he fell downward into the fiery depths below.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Nicole Coverdale writes in several different genres: Mystery, suspense, romance, fantasy, and the paranormal. She is the writer of the urban fantasy series, Wiccan Way, set in St. Paul, MN, about four sisters who find out they are witches, and while adapting to their newfound powers, uncover hidden family secrets none of them knew existed. She is also the author of the Randolph Saga, which follows Elena Rodriquez’s family, as they are targeted by a rogue organization that wants to ruin Elena and everything she holds dear.
With several books already mapped out, Nicole spends most of her days on the computer, letting the words flow, but when she’s not writing she loves to shop, binge on Netflix or Hulu, cook, bake, and in the fall loves nothing more than a good football game. Go Pack Go!
What are some of your pet peeves?
Pet peeves… I guess mild annoyances that get me is first and foremost, men not putting the toilet seat down! Another is manners, and just common decency. If you treat people with respect, it really does go a long way. Another thing, on social media today there are so many people out there just putting people down for their own opinion. Everyone is different, everyone has an opinion, and everyone should respect those opinions. It’s a free country, and it’s great that we can all express us all in a unique way!
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in October of 1986. Lived there for a few years until my parents decided they wanted to raise horses, so they built a house in Hudson, Wisconsin where we lived until my parents divorced years later. After that, I lived with my Mom, still in Hudson, with my other two sisters until I graduated from high school. From there, I lived in Green Bay for a few years, came back to Hudson for a few, and then most recently moved to Rochester, MN four years ago where I plan on staying for quite a while.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I would want to hang out with as much people as possible. My friends, my family, and go to somewhere exotic. Some place I’d never been. I’d love to spend my last day, doing something fun, and being surrounded by the people that I love.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero. There are so many! If you want to know the person who influenced me the most in life, that would be my Mom. She raised three girls, pretty much being a single parent the majority of my life and has been very supportive in my goals. She’s my biggest fan. But if you want to talk about a celebrity who has influenced me, Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison has always been a big influence of mine. His music helped me in some of my hardest, darkest times, and he inspired a lot of people with his own life story. When he was diagnosed with diabetes, but still kept going. Inspiring other to keep going.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I think the kind of ruler I would be is someone who listens, and then takes action to the best of my ability. I always think it’s best to listen first, understand both sides of the issue at hand, and then come to a conclusion that would benefit everyone.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I spend my days relaxing, usually sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix, or catching a good movie.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
A self-motived, dedicated, strong individual.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment I first picked up a pen and started bringing a story to life. That was back in middle school.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Not a favorite, per se. I love movies! The fast and the furious series is one of my favorites, but my favorite chick flick was always, 27 dresses, and I can’t forget about my favorite horror movies! Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and The Final Destination series.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I would love for my wiccan series, The Wiccan Way, to be turned into a movie! Or a TV series, would probably do it more justice. There are so many characters, so many plot lines I have in my head for this series that would really benefit from a TV series.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
An eagle. I feel like it represents me. Soaring high in the air, staring at the world down below him, free. Writing makes me feel free, brave, and it makes me feel like I’m soaring or flying at times.
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