Official Synopsis and Sneak Peek: “Witch Hearts”

Ladies and gentlemen, very soon I will be releasing my second novel, an adult paranormal thriller titled Witch Hearts. Today I want to share with you the official back cover synopsis, as well as a photo my cover artist and I designed for the book. If you love shows such as “Criminal Minds” or movies like “Kiss the Girls”, I think you’d enjoy the read! (One of my beta readers says: “It’s like a longer episode of Criminal Minds but with witches and ghosts!”)

Witch Hearts by Liz Long, Spring 2013

How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells?

Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.

If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.

Fun fact: I set up and shot this photo in my basement. If you can’t tell, that’s a spellbook in a pool of blood. The charm on it is a real Wiccan symbol for “protection” and as you can guess, is meant to be ironic. I hope that gets you guys excited to read Witch Hearts, on sale soon!

“Witch Hearts” – Chapter 1 (Video)

While love is great, thrillers are more my speed. And nothing says Valentine’s Day like hearts – that pairs well with a supernatural thriller about a killer taking witches’ hearts, right?

One of my editors offered up a spot to read in one of her writing sessions a few weeks ago, so I managed to cough up a little courage and give it a go. If you can ignore my enthusiastic hand gestures – and if I can get over berating myself for not speaking slowly or loud enough – I invite you to watch this 3 minute video of my reading. It’s the first chapter of my spring release, Witch Hearts, and while you may have to turn up your volume a little bit, I sure hope you enjoy it!