Title: The Last Witch
Author: Debbie Dee
For generations the Incenaga Witches have been forced to use their power to fulfill the wishes of others until they are drained of their magic and left to die. Desperate to protect his infant daughter - the last surviving witch - Emmeline’s father escapes with her to the forests where he vows to keep her hidden from the world and from the truth.
Sixteen years later, Emmeline is discovered and finds herself in the grip of a traitor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means abusing her power until she dies. She is taken to a distant country and told she must marry the Crown Prince or her own country will be overtaken, its people slaughtered. But what sort of prince would marry a witch? And why would she be the difference between war and peace?
As she fights to regain her freedom, she is faced with a choice between a prince who offers a lifetime of security and a common gamekeeper who has no idea of her power, but offers his heart.
But who do you trust when your power can be used against you?
Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then. As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing. Her website is www.debbiedee.com.
Publication date - September 12, 2012 - available in paperback and eBook
Praise for The Last Witch...
"The characters kept popping into my head during the day, and I couldn't wait for my nighttime reading. This book will result in late nights and lack of sleep!" - Brenda on Amazon.com
"I was totally sucked into this story and can't wait for more to come out." - Michelle on Amazon.com
"The book is a good read, especially for young adults. The characters are wholesome, but intriguing." -Kimmie from She Really Said It
"A great love story with exciting adventures and unexpected twists and turns." - Marsha on Amazon.com
"I rushed home from work to finish reading The last Witch and was actually sad when I turned the last page. But it was the kind of book where you sigh and say, 'Ah. That was a good book.'" - Rae on Amazon.com
"I love fantasy books and this is one fantasy/fairy tale that anyone would love to read." - Amy on Goodreads.com
Hidden away in the depths of the forest for many years by her father, Emmeline has had no contact with anyone besides him and she also has no knowledge that she is a witch. But not just any witch. She is the last living Incenaga. But one night the kings men pay a visit and she is forced to flee but is eventually captured and taken to the castle where she is told that her father had promised her hand in marriage to the crown prince of Dolmerti. Upon arrival at the castle she is informed that the prince is in fact travelling and will not return for quite some time. She is held a virtual prisoner in the castle and it is there that she see's true evil in the form of Mahlon, the King's Principal Knight.
Longing to be outside in the sunshine she makes an escape onto the grounds and meets the handsome gamekeeper Erick. A friendship develops between the two but Emmeline's feelings soon turn to much more even though she knows that nothing can come of it because she is set to marry the prince.
Emmeline experiences such harshness but she is so full of strength and determination. I loved her relationship with the King and I hope that we get to experience more of that in the next book. Erick was so caring and protective and him and Emmeline were so sweet together. Mahlon, was so full of bad!! He is just a horrible, horrible man who had me cringing at some of the things he did!!
Debbie Dee's The Last Witch is such a wonderfully written and descriptive story. Lots of action and suspense that is guaranteed to keep you engrossed from the first page to the last!! I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!!
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