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Wither

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Windale, Massachusetts is a proud old town that embraces its colonial heritage, including the legend of a dark witches' coven dating back three hundred years. No one in Windale actually believes in witches. But three people, unknown to one another, are experiencing vivid nightmares of palpable horror. A dreadful presence is working its way into their waking lives, and is coming for them. Wendy Ward, a student at Windale's Danfield College, is known around campus as the college president's daughter, and an offbeat dabbler in the occult. But nothing can protect her from true evil...Karen Glazer, a Danfield professor is eagerly anticipating the birth of her daughter. But she can't suppress her growing dread that her unborn child is in danger...Abby MacNeil, a lonely 8 year old, stumbles upon three ancient gravemarkers in the woods, earthly evidence that Windale's witches, a trio of blood sisters executed by hanging, were once very real...When Wendy performs a harmless channelling ritual on a crisp autumn night, a long buried power takes a terrifying new form: a demonic creature with the power to shatter an unsuspecting town.

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"The woods watched. The trees held their breath, as if afraid to startle away the timid visitor to this secret place. But Abby felt no impulse to flee this quiet place. Just the opposite, in fact. She'd found a new secret place of her own." With the horrors hidden in Abby's secret place, Wither offers a promising debut horror novel from screenwriter J.G. Passarella.

Wendy Ward, student at Windale, Massachusett's Danfield College, is smitten with all things New Age and magical. When not at home (her dad is the president of the college, so it is a nice home) she whiles away her days in the Crystal Path, a shop full of tarot decks, books on witchcraft, and assorted herbs. Her life seems typical for an offbeat, careworn coed. But as readers learn from the other two primary characters of the novel, something evil is awakening in Windale. First, 8-year-old Abby MacNeil has some terrifyingly vivid dreams that lead her to discover the gravestones of legendary 17th-century witches. Then, Professor Karen Glazer, an unwed expectant mother, begins to see visions of goblins attacking her unborn child. As the novel unfolds, it becomes clear that Wendy's apparently harmless rituals have tapped into--and unleashed--the aged forces of evil that had been buried in colonial America. --Patrick O'Kelley

About the Author:

J.G. Passarella is a pseudonym for two talented new writers, Joe Gangemi and John Passarella who are a novelist and a screenwriter respectively.

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