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To Snare a Witch (Bell, Book & Candle, Book 1) by Jay Raven

Welcome to the blog tour for Jay Raven’s To Snare a Witch which is perfect for Halloween give or take a few days.

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A chilling historical tale of lust, sorcery and devastating revenge.

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty,  intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.

What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition  sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…


This novella is full of deception, revenge, and death, all tied up in about 85 pages.

When two callous witch-hunting thespians get caught in their deceptive trade, a slimy Earl blackmails them at his own peril into using their bewitching skills against a young woman who spurned him for a better man.

Mr. Raven gives us some abhorrent lustful and greedy characters who feed on the weak and unfortunate. Even the favorable characters have their flaws and questionable morals.  

This fast read will evoke a number of emotions and contains triggers dealing with rape and violence. It’s a surprising tale of historical fiction and witchcraft compacted into a novella. An interesting read!

Thank you to Mr. Raven for the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Jay RavenJay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

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