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About Christine Pope
A native of Southern California, USA Today bestselling author Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in grade school. Because she's a lover of many genres, her books include paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and paranormal cozy mystery. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. The Land of Enchantment cast its spell on her while she was researching her Djinn Wars series, and she now makes her home in New Mexico.
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The perfect Thanksgiving recipe for disaster — means, motive…and opportunity.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Selena finds herself soothing the nerves of her friend Josie, who’s now Globe’s newly minted mayor. Popular television preacher Aaron Galloway is bringing his traveling prayer gathering to town, and Josie is worried Selena’s New Age shop will attract negative attention.
Josie’s concern is touching, but Selena can’t imagine her humble little shop being any more than a blip on the faithful’s radar. Still, she does a quick Tarot reading, just to be sure. To her dismay, the cards warn there’s trouble brewing. What kind and how deep it goes is anyone’s guess. Until Galloway falls over dead of arsenic poisoning — and Josie is accused of murder.
Holiday plans are put on hold as Selena races to prove Josie’s innocence. And as she begins unearthing something rotten under the megachurch’s squeaky-clean veneer, the real killer is getting nervous...and determined to mow down anyone who gets too close to the truth.
When you pull up stakes, make sure you don’t get stabbed in the back.
Self-taught in the arcane arts, hedgewitch Selena Marx is comfortable doing divination for West Los Angeles’ anxiety-ridden housewives, lawyers, and aspiring actresses. Her biggest challenge? Avoiding Lucien Dumond, leader of the Greater Los Angeles Necromancers’ Guild, who views her as fresh meat to add to his harem of slavishly devoted groupies.
Selena’s not interested in the slimy, celebrity-schmoozing sorcerer, but nobody turns Lucien down without consequences. When he threatens to fit her with magical cement shoes and drop her off the Santa Monica Pier, Selena’s Tarot cards point her to Globe, Arizona, for a new home, a new shop, and a cursed pet cat.
Just as she’s settling in and meeting the locals — including Calvin Standingbear, hunky chief of the San Ramon Apache tribal police — Lucien tracks her down…and promptly disappears. When his body turns up on tribal lands, it’s up to Calvin to investigate. Starting with Selena.
And when one of Lucien’s acolytes is killed, traces of dark magic and cryptic warnings from the spirits send Selena and Calvin in a race against time — before a too-close-for-comfort evil cuts her own life short.
The Hedgewitch for Hire series will continue with book 2, Social Medium, releasing on March 31, 2021. The romance subplot will stretch over the entire series, while each novel will be a self-contained mystery without a cliffhanger.
Penny Briggs is a perfectly ordinary woman. Until her life takes a left turn at Albuquerque…
I thought my marriage would be a fairy tale. Instead, I’ve put a thousand miles between me and my broken dream, starting over with temp job in Albuquerque. Prop shopping for a TV production takes my mind off my troubles — until I buy an old pair of glasses no one on the set can wear.
Curious, I look through the lenses myself — and they show me a wild vision of a lonely desert canyon I’ve never seen before.
A friend directs me and my weird glasses to her cousin, a brujo — a male witch — who specializes in weird. He’s also the most spectacularly handsome man I’ve ever seen, with black hair, dark eyes, and a flashing smile so dazzling, I almost miss his casual remark that my magic is powerful.
Magic? What magic? I’m just an ordinary woman from an ordinary family.
Yet as the two of us explore the mystery surrounding those supernatural glasses — and give in to our growing attraction — I discover a past I knew nothing about. And that there’s a dangerous reason it’s been hidden from me all these years….
Never get into a bidding war with a demon. Winning could be murder.
One phone call from her mother, and Selena Marx’s relatively quiet summer ends with the clang of alarm bells in her head. Mom and her husband are coming to Globe…and not just to meet Selena’s boyfriend of two months, Calvin Standingbear. They’ve also dipped a toe into the local real estate market.
By buying the most haunted Victorian mansion in town. Sight unseen.
Resigned that there’s no talking them out of their vacation rental dreams, Selena checks the place out for herself. Oddly, she senses nothing. But there’s no mistaking the unholy racket of bangs, wails, and evil laughter blasting through the walls. Something is infesting this house, and it’s not your garden-variety ghost.
This time, her arsenal of moon water, coffin nails, and rock salt isn’t going to cut it. Selena needs backup, but when it arrives, the house strikes back — hard and deadly. Now her parents are murder suspects. If Selena can’t find the true culprit, she could be the haunted mansion’s next victim.
There’s no mean girl like an internet mean girl. Especially when she’s a witch.
Selena hasn’t been in Globe, Arizona, very long, but she's quickly learned to be wary when her friend Josie gets a bright idea — like insisting she join the growing legion of internet witches. While being an Instagram star sounds like a good way to promote her metaphysical shop, Selena can’t ignore the feeling she’s about to get some pretty crappy juju dropped on her head.
It isn’t as if she doesn’t have time to produce content — or even date, since it appears tribal police chief Calvin Standingbear has ghosted her. Too bad the perfectly nice rancher who offers his place for a live-streamed solstice bonfire ritual doesn’t strike a single spark.
But when the dark side of social media rears its ugly head, Selena’s going to need all the friends she can get, including the secretive police chief. Because social media rivalries can be murder — and Selena could be targeted as a suspect…or the next victim.
Nothing like a little haunted havoc to make a wedding day interesting…
Selena Marx’s wedding plans are in the home stretch. Predictably, that’s when things start going sideways. The cast on her friend Josie’s shattered ankle is barely dry when she calls in backup — a Scottsdale wedding planner with a stellar reputation. And a strange effect on Selena’s cursed cat, Archie.
Soothing Archie’s ruffled fur and lovelorn heart is the last thing on Selena’s to-do list, however. There’s a problem with the wedding venue — the Bigelow mansion harbors a grumpy ghost who seems determined to make sure Selena and Calvin Standingbear’s nuptials never happen.
What is it about “I do” that’s got this spirit all up in arms? Selena has some magical and real-time digging to do to solve the mystery, or her wedding day is going to wind up in a crumpled heap. Just like the reception tent….
Note: Uninvited Ghosts is the final book in USA Today bestselling author Christine Pope’s “Hedgewitch for Hire” series. Or…is it? Stay tuned!
The cards never lie…and this time, the truth is deadly.
Four months into being a not-so-platonic couple, Selena Marx and Calvin Standingbear are getting into the spirit of Halloween in Globe, Arizona, complete with elaborate costumes. Selena’s even agreed — a bit hesitantly — to do a limited number of Tarot readings for her best friend Josie’s blowout Halloween bash.
The party is going spookily well…until Selena’s reading for high school principal Danny Ortega. The cards don’t hold back about his less-than-savory dalliances, predicting that karma won’t be kind. In fact, karma strikes back before the party’s even over — as Danny drops dead.
When Danny’s ghost asks Selena to uncover who killed him, she has no choice but to dig through his rather checkered romantic past for clues. All while taking the next step in her and Calvin’s relationship — meeting his parents.
And if that’s not enough to make Selena want to dive head-first into a bowl full of Halloween chocolate, discovering the heartbreaking truth behind Danny’s death might be the final blow….
To save her wedding date, Selena must prove her fiancé’s innocence…and find a murderer.
Wedding bells are ringing soon for Selena Marx and Calvin Standingbear, so with her plate already overloaded, a reality-show film crew tumbling into Globe, Arizona, barely registers on her radar, psychic or otherwise. The only thing Selena wishes she had is an extra hand to keep the show’s aggressively flirty host, Dillon James, at arm’s length.
Her bestie, Josie Woodrow, is over the full moon, sure that Monster Hunt will put sleepy little Globe on the map. But the show’s search for the legendary Mogollon Monster — this region’s version of Bigfoot — isn’t what makes headlines.
No, it’s the blood-spattered crime scene, starring Dillon James’ very dead body. The fact that something with huge claws ripped out his throat. And a strand of flimsy evidence that points a DNA finger squarely at Calvin.
Selena leaves no Tarot card unturned in her desperation to save her fiancé — and her wedding date. But all her cards and her pendulum can tell her is that the real murderer is close enough to breathe down her neck…and this monster won’t hesitate to kill again.
Sweet baby Jesus, someone’s stolen a lot of Christmas dough!
All is calm and bright as Globe, Arizona’s holiday celebrations approach. Selena Marx should have known it wouldn’t stay that way. The painted snowflakes on her shop window are barely dry when her best friend, Josie Woodrow, bursts in with news that the baby Jesus is missing from the crèche in front of St. Ignatius.
Selena has enough on her mind without having to use her psychic powers to suss out the culprit. Her boyfriend Calvin Standingbear’s parents are still on the snow-covered fence about accepting her, which throws a dimmer on the town’s highly anticipated Festival of Lights. And when Calvin springs a surprise on the solstice, Selena realizes she has some work to do to reconcile the two men in her life: Calvin, and her cursed cat, Archie.
The last thing she needs is a spontaneous vision that indicates the baby Jesus theft was more than just a prank. And if someone doesn’t spill the beans soon, someone’s getting away with…well, not murder (this time), but a whole lot of dough — and we’re not talking cookies.
Family ties can heal the past. Or drag you straight to hell…
Isaac Zamora, my significant other and a talented user of magic, insists I’m a powerful witch. But when my bio-grandmother sends demons to kidnap me to her monstrosity of a Victorian house in Boulder, I can’t exactly fight back. Against Virginia Powers, who’s been wielding the dark arts since before I was born, there’s no point.
I need a plan. Someone who uses that much magical Botox has a blind spot somewhere, and I intend to find it. But she finds mine first — a half-sister named Destiny. I’ve always longed for a sister, someone with a connection to the mother who died so young.
But not if it means giving up my freedom.
Like the objects my lodestone ability brings to me, that connection seems to draw the truth out of gentle, seemingly innocent Destiny — Virginia’s secret plan to summon the prince of Hell. Our grandfather. This revelation answers so many questions, and gives me a valuable tool to foil good ol’ grandma.
But once Isaac learns the truth about my demon blood, the love we’ve slowly, carefully nurtured over time could go up in flames….
Note: Finding Destiny is the fourth and final book in USA Today bestselling author Christine Pope’s “Unexpected Magic” series.
Unlocking her family secrets could be a double-edged sword…
Magic isn’t one size fits all. Every family has its own unique brand, so it helps to know your family history. Mine? It’s pretty much a blank, so predicting what my lodestone gift will do next is a not-so-fun game. Case in point: On the heels of learning that both my ex-husband and a previously unknown half-brother died the exact same way, a gorgeous silver and turquoise necklace lands in my life. A necklace that fairly vibrates with power when I touch it.
Coincidence? I don’t think so. The message? Clear as mud.
Isaac Zamora, male witch and ultimate slow-burn romantic, thinks I should sleep on it. I mean, literally. I’d rather he was the one sharing my bed, but until I figure things out, following his lead is probably the better idea.
From urban pawn shops to lonely red rock canyons, my visions lead us on a merry chase. But this enchanted journey is fraught with demons. And the one I find waiting for me around the next twist and turn is going to take more than holy water to vanquish….
When a witch changes lanes without signaling, the result is magical mayhem…
It’s not a date. At least, that’s what Skye O’Malley tells herself when A-list actor Max Sullivan invites her to their hometown's annual harvest festival. He’s just grateful she helped him clear his name of murder charges, that’s all. It’s a friendly, platonic outing, as innocent as a batch of pumpkin chocolate-chunk muffins.
Until they make a grisly discovery in the corn maze. A dead body. And not just any dead body — it’s the town’s mayor.
The last thing Skye needs is to get tangled up in another murder case, especially considering her unreliable psychic skills. But Max has such unwavering faith in her potential, she reluctantly consults her tea leaves. Which show her nothing but…good luck symbols?
Maybe it's time to push her boundaries a little. However, consulting YouTube for spellcasting how-to videos probably wasn’t Skye's best choice. Because not only does she now have a highly annoyed talking cat to deal with, a murderer has taken notice of her activities. And will stop at nothing to remind her she should have stayed in her own lane….