Immerse yourself in this fantastical series as Elana introduces you to a secretive Eldritch sanctuary where magical beings fight to remain hidden from the outside world, a woman finds love—and the truth about herself—in a mysterious village in North Carolina.
Sasha’s perfect life is destroyed when her wealthy fiancé Edward reveals his violent abusive side. Her harrowing, headlong escape leads her to Hallows, a mysterious hamlet in North Carolina when her car inexplicably breaks down. Hiding under a false identity, she takes the night shift at a local diner to pay for repairs.
Despite her need to remain hidden, she is soon drawn into the life of Hallows. Sheriff Jake Wulfrick takes a personal interest in the beautiful newcomer. The sexy lawman finds her intriguing and desirable and Sasha must fight her own attraction to him. Peculiar things start to happen around her. Her blind landlady, Aunt Amelia, is oddly unaffected by her handicap and seems very much in charge. People appear in two places at once. Inanimate objects move on their own. Villagers watch her with suspicion and hostility. Soon she realizes Hallows has its own secrets and Sheriff Sexy is much more than he appears.
The young woman’s arrival threatens to expose the supernatural nature of Hallows. And Sasha herself is about to uncover her parents’ lies about her own magical identity. When evil follows her to Hallows, will she be able to use her newfound powers to save herself, Hallows and the man she has come to love?
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Sasha had heard about the chief law enforcement officer of Hallows. As she came back to the white marble counter, she made her own observations. Overall, a confident man. Relaxed. Sexy. Very different from Edward. Who knew confidence could be sexy? But for her, it signaled someone to be avoided. She was glad of the marble counter between them.
In Scorched Earth Magic, a young woman must combine her magic with her former lover’s in order to protect something she loves even more than him—the child he didn’t know he had.
Julia Warwick Highgarten fled the magical village of Hallows, North Carolina, five years ago. Her dreams of life of love with aristocratic Sebastian Saint-Remy shattered when she uncovered his ulterior motives for pursuing her. Hiding away in the human world, she created a new life for herself as a successful glass artist. When she learns that her mother, head of the mage clan, is dying, she returns.
The prodigal daughter’s arrival sends ripples over a tangled web of emotions. Her sisters feel betrayed by her mysterious five-year-long disappearance. Despite her terminal illness, her mother schemes to advance her political goals. Sebastian had scoured the Outside world trying to find her. He is overjoyed at her return and determined to win her back. He won’t let her abandon him again, especially when he discovers the secret she kept from him—his child.
Julia can’t bring herself to trust his declarations of love or risk the pain of being betrayed again. She’s adamant that her homecoming has nothing to do with him and is unwilling to stay in Hallows. Forced by a legal gambit to cooperate with Sebastian, she struggles against her own feelings for the only man she’s ever loved. Yet even as her traitorous heart is endangered by his determined campaign, evil forces amass that threaten all she holds dear. In the epic climax, she must find the strength to save herself, Sebastian and their daughter from a relentless evil.
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Jules was silent as they left the patio but anticipation throbbed heavy in her veins. Sebasitan drew her away from the brightly lit ballroom, out of sight of any party-goers, into the dark shadows under the branches of the ancient oak beside the Warwick cottage. There, he laid her gently against the tree.
Blood Moon Magic is the third in a series about Hallows, the secretive Eldritch sanctuary where magical beings fight to remain hidden from the outside world.
Bostonian Huck Radcliffe is enjoying his new life in Hallows, North Carolina. He’s got a job he loves as the local paper’s staff photographer, and a growing circle of friends. Thanks to one, he has a great apartment, with a beautiful if elusive landlady.
It’s not all perfect. The locals regard him with suspicion and outright hostility. His landlady refuses to consider any relationship with him. Strange lapses in memory and disturbing nightmares plague him, thanks to a car crash he can’t remember having.
He doesn’t know his life is a lie. Discovering the truth could be the death of him.
The Eldritch are furious that a human found their hamlet. Inexplicably unable to expel him, they hide their paranormal abilities from him and magically give him new memories to explain away his presence.
When rogue elements of Hallows decide to remove the human irritant permanently, earth mage Gwen offers him an apartment in her mansion, and unbeknownst to him, her powerful magical protection.
Yet, she has her own secrets. Six years ago, she did the unthinkable and while away from the village, fell in love with a human. When disaster struck, she used her gifts to make him forget she ever existed. She returned to Hallows, a disgrace and a pariah, comforted by the knowledge that her lies to her clan kept him safe.
Yet somehow, Huck is here. With him living next door, she must maintain both the community’s false narrative and her own. She must pretend not to know him, to not still love him.
And pray that when he eventually leaves, her heart can survive.
But the multiple spells affecting his memory are weakening. He is starting to remember his past life —and her. When he learns what she did to him, can he forgive her? And when her clan learns she chose him over her own kind, will she be able to save them both?
As she balances on this emotional knife edge, an unknown danger emerges. Two teen killers have also penetrated Hallows’ borders. When they threaten to unleash an ancient menace from Hallows’ past, Gwen must risk her life to defend her people and the man she cannot love.
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“Here you go.” Mary, the elderly waitress at Hetty’s Diner, smiled as she slid the plate in front of Gwen Highgarten. “Stack of blueberry waffles. Bacon, extra crispy and a mocha cappuccino. The maple syrup dispenser is by the silverware. Enjoy.”
I will. Gwen tucked her napkin around her neck. I deserve this.
Elana McDougall was probably born with a book in her hand. A voracious reader, her tastes ricochet between mysteries, fantasies and historical thrillers.
Since retiring from teaching rambunctious thirteen-year-olds, she enjoys travelling to places like Guatemala where she eagerly practises her appalling Spanish. Her eyes are blue and her hair, thanks to her hairdresser’s dedication, remains red; all else is in flux.
Paranormal romance readers who relish suspenseful plotting and alpha male heroes will enjoy this tale of self-discovery.
Great for fans of Carol Van Natta’s Shifter Mate Magic, Sedona Venez’s Taming the Beast.
Love this! Romance! Shapeshifters and magicians.
This is the sort of book to help you escape this pandemic. Curl up on the couch and lose yourself in Hidden Magic.
In Hidden Magic, the first in a series about a secretive Eldritch sanctuary where magical beings fight to remain hidden from the outside world, a woman finds love—and the truth about herself—in a mysterious village in North Carolina.
A finely realized fantasy...The intricate plot dazzles....Urban fantasy lovers will be well rewarded.
Fans of Kelley Armstrong and Nora Roberts will love the romantic fantasy "Hidden Magic'. McDougall entices readers into a world where magical beings hide in the shadows, fearing persecution and exploitation by humans.
McDougall’s well-formed magical world will hold the reader’s interest as the mystery and romance unfold.