Potion – What’s it all about?
I now have 15 episodes live on Kindle Vella (Amazon’s newest platform) of my serialized novel, Potion, with 2 more being uploaded by the end of the week.
Authors are given a tiny space of 500 characters (which my blurb ended up being 76 words) to describe their story. Here is what that looks like:
“Hansel and Gretel survived their not-so-fairy-tale childhood and are now trying to live a normal life. But the teens’ dark past is summoned after three new girls arrive at their high school with a wicked agenda. Soon the siblings are lured back into the world of magic where evil witches can distort reality. They must uncover the deception before all the ingredients for a deadly potion are gathered. Or this time, there may be no escape.”
So, I thought I would give a longer, back-of-a-book, description of Potion here so you can get a better sense of what it is all about. (BTW – none of my stories should be taken too seriously. I try to make them fun, sometimes quirky, fairy tale whimsy but in a contemporary setting.)
Eight years ago, the wicked witch held Hansel Lucas Jaeger and his sister, Melrose, captive. They barely escaped with their lives. Now, with high school, a garage band, and a part time job, Lucas finally feels normal.
But everything changes when Lucas sees his awkward, loner sister, hanging out with Star, one of the hot and hated popular girls known as The Bitches. At first, he’s just confused, but when he sees the tarot cards between them, he’s reminded of the curse the witch cast on Melrose.
His fears escalate when Star warns him about two witches from school who plan on using his sister for a ritual. Lucas wants to trust Star; he needs someone to confide in since Melrose thinks his fear of witchcraft is irrational. But Star is unpredictable and has toyed with his emotions before.
As Lucas searches for answers, more mysteries begin to unravel about Melrose’s childhood, Star’s motives, and his own family legacy. Lucas will have to make life and death decisions; but whom can he trust, and how do you rescue someone who doesn’t want to be saved?
You can read the first three episodes for Free right now. And if you like them, a thumbs-up at the end would be greatly appreciated.
Love, Laughter, and Fairy tales,
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