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To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs & Teas, she discovers a peculiar and ancient codex, The Booke of the Hidden, bricked into the wall. Every small town has its legends and unusual histories, and this artifact sends Kylie right into the center of Moody Bog’s biggest secret.
While puzzling over the tome’s oddly blank pages, Kylie gets an unexpected visitor―Erasmus Dark, an inscrutable stranger who claims to be a demon, knows she has the book, and warns her that she has opened a portal to the netherworld. Kylie brushes off this nonsense, until a series of bizarre murders put her, the newcomer, at the center. With the help of the demon and a coven of witches she befriends while dodging the handsome but sharp-eyed sheriff, Kylie hunts for a killer―that might not be human.
First Line: “I didn’t believe in ghosts or the supernatural…but that weird noise in the wall was testing my convictions.”
Booke of the Hidden is paranormal romance perfection. Kylie is trying to reboot her life, yet she only manages to open a gateway that invites a slew of danger — and spice — in her direction. Jeri Westerson is flawless in this tale of adventure, mystery and saucy romance. The pages reverberate with passion, and absolutely no wrong can come from vivid characters and a hero to die for. That is, unless he’s already dead.
Kylie Strange travels across the continental states to start fresh. She stumbles upon a book, but doesn’t understand the mayhem she is about to unleash. Darkness, witches and demons are lurking patiently on the other side and Kylie obliviously invites them to her world. Now meet Erasmus Dark, demon extraordinaire … or so he says. This mysterious man appears to be her only hope as the truth begins to unravel. At least Kylie has a deliciously raw demon to help her decipher this mess — how bad could that be? (DIVERSION, Nov., 314 pp., $14.99)