Friday, October 19, 2012

The Great Northern Coven Book Two of the Cabbottown Witch Novels by Bruce Jenvey

J.R. is a bush pilot who drifts into small town, Haines, Alaska and signs on with the local flying service. He’s looking for a fresh start, a new beginning, and a place to hide from the painful past that literally haunts him day and night. What he doesn’t realize is the local Inuit Indians believe he is the missing piece in an ancient prophecy they have been waiting centuries to unfold. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that risks everything for everyone, right down to their very souls. It also brings forth a great evil and the only one who can save them all has to draw on her long-forgotten heritage of witchcraft.

This is the second book in the Cabbottown Witch Novels and is a story of the eternal struggle between good and evil with a wide range of characters from Lucifer and his minion, to pilots, barmaids and the ladies of the Tsonokwa Lodge… and of course, one very important Eagle-Man. But where Angela’s Coven centered on starting over and second chances, The Great Northern Coven is a story of letting go, moving on and taking that next step forward in our lives.

Normally I publish my reviews on Sunday, but The Great Northern Coven released today, so I decided to push things up a bit.  I greatly enjoyed the first of the Cabbottown Witch novels and looked forward to reading this one.  I was honored that Mr. Jenvey sent a copy to me before his release so I would be able to read it beforehand, and it did not disappoint.

I wondered how he could set a book in Alaska and tie it in to the Cabbottown coven and I even went back and skimmed Angela’s Coven to see if JR was related to them in any way, but he wasn’t.  I forgot about magic.  You’ll have to read the book to see how that works, and whether any familiar faces show up—besides, well…  As I said, you’ll have to read the book, which I highly recommend.  Once again, the characters are well-rounded, and the humor balances the suspense.  Even the bad guys have their quirks, some of which will cause a few lip-twitches and maybe even a few laughs.  But again, the good guys are very good (but not prigs), and you can’t help but feel good when you’re reading about them.  Now, it’s not like the pubisher’s going to run out of stock, but be sure to be the first on your block to read this one!

Length:  367 Pages
Price:  $5.95

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file I created on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

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