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 Rem Wigmore
Ashley Robinson, self-taught witch, considers it her duty to protect her hometown of Hamilton. She spends her time on community work and picking up litter by the Waikato River.
But something is badly wrong with the river, a sickness deeper than mere pollution can explain. Magic must be the cause, but is it a curse or something else entirely? Ash has to get to the bottom of it, armed with nothing more than the support of her best friend Mikaere and a pocketful of crystals.
Then there’s Bryony Manu, the town’s only other witch. A charismatic practitioner of dark magic, Bryony is infuriating … and captivating. Ash needs their help to track down the source of the spell draining life from the river. Can she balance her work with her attraction to Bryony, and master her magic along the way?
Release date: 29/12/2020
Tags: Hamilton, F/NB, Standalone, friendship, enemies to lovers, crystals