When she moved from the city to the suburbs, Amy Foster was dreading block parties and minivans. Thankfully, she found solace in her neighbors Jess, Liz, and Melissa. On the outskirts of the PTA mom crowd, the four bonded and organized a monthly ladies' night. On one of those nights, they concocted plans for a clubhouse, a She Shed to be built in Liz’s backyard. What they didn't expect was when construction began one summer night, a demonic force would be unleashed that would turn their quiet suburban enclave into something out of a nightmare. Throughout the summer, creepy things begin around the neighborhood--burn marks appear on their skin, Barbies are arranged in strange tableaux, and American Girl dolls seem to move on their own. And Liz seems to be the source.
Amy, Jess, and Melissa must band together to try and save their friend, and the neighborhood.
Coming September 19, 2023
As Maureen Leurck:.
Beauty, grace, and a resting witch face…
Bewitched meets Yellowjackets in Hex Education when a former coven reunites to stop their lives from going up in flames.
On the outside, luxury realtor Sarah Nelson looks like every other mom in the neighborhood—running errands, navigating the school pickup line, and begrudgingly volunteering at the high school concession stand. Yet she has an edge that others don’t: She’s a witch! She uses light magic in secret, small ways, almost like an enchanted personal assistant. And absolutely no one knows about it.
Except her estranged ex-coven. In college, when she and two friends, Katrina and Alicia, first uncovered the magic, it didn’t take long before they used it to improve their lives. Yet, they made a mistake one night, and their dorm went up in flames and burned to the ground. After that terrible night, the coven scattered. And no one ever found out that the fire was their fault. Their secret was safe, until the three reunite at a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the fire. Suddenly, the magic doesn’t seem to want to stay small any longer. Her familiar—an overweight orange tabby cat named Katy Purry—begins to argue with her. Her self-brooming broom goes full Martha Stewart. Her fridge overdoes it and stocks thirty pounds of sliced turkey for school lunches.
As it grows more and more difficult to hide the magic and the past, Sarah, Katrina, and Alicia once again gather to harness their power, and keep their secrets safe…before they find out if polite society still burns witches.