by Helen Vivienne Fletcher, Karen Healey, Rem Wigmore, Andi C. Buchanan, Jamie Sands, Janna Ruth, Kim Jackways
A mysterious child is spotted swimming far from the beach. A woman searches for a ghost in a blacked out hospital. One witch introduces her lover to her family, while another takes care of a magicaholic baby dolphin in her boyfriend’s absence. A young man bonds with his pet eel, and yarnbombers accidentally summon something otherworldly.
Jingle Spells is a collection of fun, quirky, and witchily magical Christmas stories. If you like weird and wonderful supernatural scenarios, cozy mysteries and a dash of sweet romance, you’ll love this Christmas short story collection.
Release date: 01/12/2020
Tags: Akaroa, Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Oamaru, Papamoa, Wellington, M/M, M/F, F/F, Christmas, holidays, summer
by Andi C. Buchanan
Some magical problems take spells and potions to solve… but others can only be understood through the lenses of a microscope.
Marigold Nightfield’s life changed when she absorbed the magic stored in a family heirloom. Now, she’s part of a growing network of magic-working scientists who are trying to change the world for the better, and has a girlfriend from a sprawling, powerful, witchy family.
Things should be coming together perfectly for her… but her magic has a time limit. It’s not hers for keeps and one day, she’ll lose it for good.
When her girlfriend’s work is destroyed by possible sabotage, and strange things start appearing in Wellington’s green belt, Marigold’s amazing new life starts to unravel. With unknown motives and dubious players at work, she faces a destructive force spreading through the city and beyond. She’ll have to not only draw on her scientific background and magical abilities, but make new connections and grow in confidence to face this new threat.
Release date: 01/03/2021
Tags: Wellington, F/F, Windflower, plants, science, disability
by Andi C. Buchanan
Laurel Windflower is a witch from a family of magic workers – but her own life is going nowhere. Living in the damp, sunless side of Aro Valley, she works in a café, unable to produce anything more powerful than the most basic herbal potions. Until, one winter morning, Marigold Nightfield knocks on her door.
Marigold is a scientist, but she knows plenty about magic. There are strange things happening in her house, and her future discoveries require careful negotiation with monsters.
Laurel can’t walk away from a mystery – and she can’t walk away from Marigold either. But what lies ahead could reveal all of her shortcomings to the woman she’s trying to impress… or uncover the true nature of her power.
Release date: 21/09/2020
Tags: Wellington, F/F, Windflower, plants, science, familiar, disability