Saturday, May 10, 2014

Book Tour Review and Giveaway (Ebook Copy): Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin


Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin
Publication date: April 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she’s being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures of necromancy that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn’t know the undain need her blood to survive. She doesn’t even know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know a lot, really, but all that’s about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she’s caught up in sudden, horrific violence. In the chaos she’s handed an old book that’s been hidden there and told to run, hide the book or destroy it. It contains all the secrets of the undains’ existence. They and their human servants want to find that as much as they want Cait.

What’s more, she learns that the fate of two worlds is at stake here. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or just hope it all goes away.

It’s only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time …



*** 4 Stars ***
Heard of teenagers being witchy, but to actually be one? Cait is in for a wild ride as she finds out the crafty and magical heritage that is going to put in immediate danger and adventure. The undain are nasty creatures that practice, live, and breathe necromancy and feed off the life of the unsuspecting living. Parallel to our world, another lives in breath taking magic alongside the land of the dead that is about to bring war to both worlds. Cait has the choice to embrace her bloodline or to run for cover… all though the bad guys are going to pursue her either way.
A super young adult fantasy novel, “Hedge Witch” travels between different worlds offering heavy, flowing detail and different character perspectives. I had no problem squirreling away a few hours to finish this fun romp of a novel. The characters are an interesting mix and the author does an excellent job of keeping readers engaged without an overwhelming outpouring of details or a dragging plot line. A fun read for a summer evening!


The author is giving away a sampler of Hedge Witch and a collection of short stories if anyone is interested you can download them with the links below:

Hedge Witch Sampler
Witching Hour short stories


Simon was born on the misty Isle of Man but now lives deep in the English countryside with his wife and two daughters.

He writes science fiction and fantasy as well as some stories that can’t make their minds up.

Find out more on his website at

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Giveaway: A giveaway for one (1) ebook copy of Hedge Witch. Open internationally. Post a comment by June 1st, 2014. A winner will be randomly picked June 2, 2014.