🔥In this video, I’m reading a short excerpt from my adult dark fantasy, A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate. Here Lucie Bellerose tries to shut out thoughts of her last night with Templeton before she fled the Empire.
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…I remembered the autumn night clearly. The air was cool, and a brisk breeze blew through my hair as we walked to my front door. I invited him inside for a last glass of wine. It wasn’t the first time he’d been in my house, so I didn’t think twice about it. He seemed uncomfortable as I poured us each a glass of red. We stood in my kitchen, watching each other.
Drawing in a shaky breath, I rolled to my side and pulled the pillow over my head. I didn’t want to think about what happened next. I didn’t want to think about how he moved closer.
How he set his wine glass on the counter behind me, the inside of his arm brushing my shoulder.
How I could smell the woodsy soap he used.
How he lifted his hand and caressed my cheek with his fingertips.
How I thought he was going to kiss me.
How he didn’t.
How instead he yanked his hand away, mumbled an abrupt goodnight, and bolted out of my home through my pantry door.
How the next morning I stood in my kitchen staring at the same pantry door thinking: I can’t do this.
I didn’t want to think about any of that.
– from chapter one, A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate , by T.L. Brown
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Witch politics, maddening men, a desperate demon, and monsters from above blow apart Lucie Bellerose’s world. Can she still save her thinning witchline?
The confident witch next door? She’s a hot mess. The reliable, level-headed friend you know you can count on? She’s broken and hiding big lies. The powerful woman who finds herself at the center of an old prophecy? She’s overwhelmed.
Witches hide things.
Lucie Bellerose holds secrets in her heart, fear in her belly, and her Tarot cards close to her chest. She’s a witch among too many men, with too many problems, and one thinning witchline.
A tyrannical former teacher who likes to inflict pain? Check. A loyal friend she keeps dragging through hell? Check. A mysterious man who excites her and infuriates her – often in the same 60 seconds? Check. Then there are the expectations of the Congress of Empire Witches, danger lurking behind doors to other worlds, and one psychotic demon who needs to possess her.
And this is only the beginning of Lucie’s problems.
Join Lucie Bellerose as she navigates infuriating men, witch politics, controlling her growing power, a fiery temper, a crazed demon… and ‘monsters and beasties’ when doors to other worlds begin to open.
Recommended readers: Adults 18+ years.
Readers of T.L. Brown’s Door to Door trilogy will also recognize fan favorites John Templeton and Rabbit – learning even more secrets about the two most important men in Lucie’s life. The Bellerose Witchline series also serves up a whole host of new lovable and terrifying characters.
Step into Lucie’s world and find out why readers have called A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate “an adventure filled with sexy tension,” “a captivating read,” “clever, dark, suspenseful,” “darkly divine,” “scary AF,” and “fast-paced, sexy, emotional, unnerving, and thrilling!”