Although I am still working hard on the editing for Dragon Tender and don’t need to revise the release date again, I thought of another book I really enjoyed last year and wanted to share. I was sad to see it languishing on Amazon with few recent readers.
Weight of Earth (Literary/Women’s Fiction/Occult)
Weight of Earth stays very close to Wiccan roots (unlike the magic in my stories), and purists should really enjoy the book. It is literary rather than “genre” like mine, but readers around age 14 or so to adult may want to give it a try. Another consideration one way or the other for some readers is that the book contains gay characters just like life contains gay characters.
Summary from the publisher: Ella is determined to uncover her mother’s past, but what she learns could destroy her family. Secrets run deep in her family.
Twelve years ago, her mother turned her back on her sister Lydia—a high priestess of the Mother Goddess—and has since forbidden Ella to learn anything about their heritage, or her gifts. But during her mother’s dark days, Ella lives on Lydia’s ranch, watching her perform candle spells, circle castings, and prayers at dawn.
Ella’s mother refuses to talk about what happened—a secret Lydia also keeps tightly guarded, for reasons Ella doesn’t understand.
But when Ella meets William, a little boy with special needs, her mind opens in ways she never imagined. William reminds her of Jonathon, her little brother who died, and this bond makes her take risks she never thought possible, even defying her mother and opening her untrained psychic senses.
Her world tilts on its axis when Zeth barges into her life, complicating everything. His mind sucks her in like a vortex, and being with him burns her—literally. How can he know more about her than she knows about herself? Will loving him unlock her gifts, or destroy her fragile mind? And is their love worth uncovering a truth that their families would rather keep buried?
Weight of Earth is a compelling story of how family loyalty entwines with personal secrecy, and what it means to be exceptional.
You can pick up a copy for $3.99 on Amazon.com. I think it is definitely worth the price!