“Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted.”
Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried.
Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent—and caretaker—was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She’s the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks…
“We found my ‘grandfather’ sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I’d seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them.
Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.
Jenny is a technophile, she loves computers and video games. She also lives by herself after her mother, father and grandmother have passed away. Her life is pretty normal but she likes it that way, running her computer repair business. However a mysterious call from her grandfather whom she thought dead will changer her life forever.
This is a very short book and with short books often times things go by quickly and are not especially detailed. This is how this book works as well. Don't get me wrong, it was enjoyable but left me with many questions i hope to get answers for in the next book(s)
I will not give too much away but i did like her friend Marshal, he is the right mix of care and whit. The end was good and i do look forward to the next book.
After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas.
Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley. These stories contain language and content better suited for mature readers.
Witch's Nocturne leads on where Blood Fugue left off. This time however Jenny is contacted by a witch named Sarah, seems her coven is up to some very dark magic and it's Jenny's job to stop them or her whole town and everyone in it will die.
In my opinion Witch's Nocturne was a vast improvement over Blood Fugue. There was more action, characters and it was better paced. Jenny and Marshal are still the same, Sarah was a good character as well. Again the book is very short and there are still many questions to be answered but Witch's Nocturne's end sets up well for a third book (hopefully.)
MEET THE AUTHOR
and raised in Oklahoma, E.J. grew up in a land of good earth and better people.
He holds degrees in psychology and counseling, but prefers to spend his time in
the heads of imaginary people to real ones. He writes and lives in South Texas,
and loves to chat about movies, books, music, food, and family.