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WITCH OF THE BLACK CIRCLE Book Review and Spotlight

I'm excited to participate in the WITCH OF THE BLACK CIRCLE: DAWN OF THE BLOOD WITCH BOOK 1 by Maria DeVivo's blog tour sponsored by Bewitching Book Tours. Please scroll down for all the details and my review.

Genre: Horror

Publisher: 4 Horsemen Publications

Date of Publication: March 7, 2022


Number of pages: 217

Word Count: 64k

Available on Amazon

Tagline: When it comes to witchcraft, it's never just a teenage phase...

Book Description:

For as long as she can remember, high school senior Joephie Turner's mother has told her she is cursed by a witch. As she settles into her new hometown of Northport, Long Island at the height of the 1980s Satanic Panic era, Joephie is accepted into a circle of friends obsessed with the occult. Demonic messages on cassette tapes, shady youth group leaders, and passionate sexual encounters push the teen into a thrilling world that lends a deeper meaning to the proverbial mantra: "sex, drugs, and rock and roll." Until it all goes wrong.

A decade later, haunted by nightmares of cults and rituals, formidable burgeoning witch Joephie pieces her memories together in search of answers about the small group of suburban teens that meddled with dark forces. As an adult, Joephie will have to decide what, or who, she is willing to sacrifice from her past in order to claw her way back to sanity.

Inspired by true events, Witch of the Black Circle is a deliciously wicked and nostalgic journey through time where the lines of reality and the supernatural blur. Content warning: satanic rituals; sex; graphic violence; language; drug use

Now onto my review, I give WITCH OF THE BLACK CIRCLE ⭐⭐⭐⭐!

My favorite thing about this book is that it's set in the 80s, which was fun reminiscing about that time period. Though I was in middle school during this time I still remember these bands, playing the Ouija board, Aqua Net hairspray, flavored lip gloss, and listening to tapes on my boom box. Good times!

I must admit this story was a little slow for me at the beginning. But when the plot thickened and the action began I couldn't put the book down. I didn't care for the main character Joephie but that's okay. Because I'm not sure if the story would work if I liked her. You'll see as you get closer to the end.

Overall, the book was creepy and scary!! If you like mysterious, dark, and bloody gore then buy a copy of THE WITCH OF THE BLACK CIRCLE today. It won't disappoint!

About the Author:

Maria is the Author of the Amazon bestselling and award-winning series

, the YA psychological horror series The Altered Experience, and the NA Urban Fantasy series The Aestrangel Trinity. When not writing about dark fantasy and horror, she teaches Language Arts and Journalism to middle school students in Florida. A lover of all things dark and demented, she takes pleasure in warping the comfort factor in her readers’ minds. Just when you think you’ve reached a safe space in her stories, she snaps you back into her twisted reality.

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