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Nightmares

The Coven, Book 1
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Series: Coven , Book 1
Length: 8 hrs
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Avery never dreamed she’d have to leave her dad and friends behind to spend the summer with a mother she barely knows. Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, the discovery she belongs to a coven of teenage witches changes everything. Avery soon learns most of her life was built on a lie.

Though she doesn’t want to believe what the coven reveals, she can’t deny the power growing inside her. With little choice but to embrace her new life, Avery finds herself sinking into a world of magic and mystery. The deeper she goes, the more her feelings develop for Reid, another member of the coven.

Avery’s barely awakened to her powers before Regan arrives with evil intentions. When he forces Avery and her friends into his nightmare realm, each new horror he throws at them tests the limits of their powers and leaves Avery with the realization she’s different from the rest of the coven. There’s a reason why Regan wants her so badly, and the growing strength of her powers draws her toward the lure of darker magic.

Can Avery resist the darkness inside herself to save the people she loves most, or will she succumb to the temptation of Regan’s sinister promises of absolute power?

©2018 Heather Gilmour-Cox (P)2019 Heather Gilmour-Cox

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Fantastic Audible Listen🎧 Amazing Story!

What a great and amazing paranormal fantasy. It has the makings of a great television show or even big screen, I can just imagine what special effects could do for some of the descriptive scenes in this book, especially the nightmarish ones. Erica Stevens is a new to me author and I will definitely be checking out more of her work. I enjoyed her writing and the original storylines she created, they are interesting and imaginative. As is the world and characters she creates, imaginative yet realistic and relatable. Avery, the lead character finds out her parents kept a big secret from her her whole life. They decided it was time for her to find out, she is sent to stay with her estranged mother to learn more. She finds others her age and then learns they are all witches and belong to a Coven. At first she is shocked and unbelieving, then came denial, but when she could not longer deny the power within she goes back and joins them. Things really pick up, it all starts with a seance and Avery finds herself in another realm faced with evil and challenges that are beyond her comprehension. This is the time you will be taken to the edge of your seat, rooting for Avery, Reid and the rest of the coven. Lots of suspense, horror filled action, drama, twists and even a bit of romance. I loved the chemistry between Avery and Reid. I also loved the history of who everyone is and its links with the past. I am looking forward what comes next for this great crew of witches. Erica Stevens thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Meghan Kelly is an awesome narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She sets the perfect tone for the story and adds a dramatic flair that enhances this great story another level. You hear the emotions of the characters projected in to her performance, she has you feeling their fear and then their determination. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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A wonderful story

This is a great story of a girl who finds out that her life isn't as it seems. She's a witch, and she's being hunted by someone who wants her for her powers.

I fell in love with this story from the beginning, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves witches, and the paranormal

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Awesome Teenage Witches Story!!

I loved the book. When you first hear it , sounds a little like "The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith" After reading the book a little longer I see that it is different. There are a few similarities between the 2 books, but I was able to get past them. This book is very well written and the characters are awesome. Love that she was able to keep her old friends as well as the new ones and that they were able to get along. Avery is a very strong character. She will learn that things are not like they seem. A very good read. And Mehan Kelley is awesome with the different voices for the different characters. definitely will recommend and looking for the next book to come out. listening again!!!

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Come along for the ride of your life

This is a very strong story that will pull you in right away. What more do you want then a powerful witch that she doesn’t know that she is one . Her father that forces her to go see her mother that she hasn’t spent time with .
Avery Is the teenage witch that finds out she is the missing link to a circle of witches. That circle has one goal in mind , to stop
Regan from taking over the coven . Regan Is pure evil and he wants that power and he knows with Avery by his side nothing can stop him .

Meghan Kelly Performance was spot on . You felt the story happing , it seemed that you were right in the coven beside Avery . Her tone was perfect for the characters . Meghan has a very talented voice that no matter what she is brilliant

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Normal turns into anything but normal

This is an exciting paranormal story that will grab you from the beginning. Avery believes she is just a regular teenager, but she is far from that. When she is told that she is a witch, we see her go through a myriad of emotions including denial, hatred, confusion, avoidance, and finally acceptance. As with any teenager, she doesn't want to leave her old friends, but she has to accept this new life. This book has many twists and turns and is filled with action. Soon Avery is pulled into a battle that could mean death to her and her friends.

Meghan Kelly is a fantastic storyteller. Her voice conveys the multitude of emotions that the characters are experiencing. She gives distinctive voices to all of the characters. Her voice lures you into the story and keeps you there. I asked to receive this Audible book and voluntarily wrote an unbiased review. I highly recommend this Audible book. The author and narrator will keep your attention the whole time. You can relate to all of the emotions that Avery goes through. The author has created an amazing cast of characters.

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Nightmares by Ellen Stevens and narrated by Meghan Kelly is an interesting audiobook of witches, with an appealing main character and an ensemble of interesting side characters. Enjoyable overall with good narration, it's deserving of five stars.

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Really Great Story for all ages. YA friendly

I really loved the narrator and the Smooth flow and tone of the story. I thought it was a fun read. The story of Avery learning she's a witch after not knowing her whole life was really interesting. Avery found out all these other teens were supposed to be her coven. She also started falling for Reed, realizing she was the glue that could hold them together and get them through some extremely tough times ahead. Avery learned family can come from anyone not just blood. I'm excited to see what happens next for this group of teens.

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Woah

I loved this story by Erica Stevens! I found this story refreshing from the normal witch novels that I have read. The nightmare realm concept was truly terrifying to think about. Avery is very lucky to have Reid by her side, his compassion and understanding really helps Avery grow. Landon and Rosy are my favorite characters and I look forward to future stories with them in it. Meghan Kelly is definitely top in her field of narration. She makes the characters come to life with her melodic voice.

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Paranormal Fantasy

Suspense twists magic drama!
Love Avery, Meghan Kelly did an amazing job with all the characters but she really brought Avery and Reid to life. Unique story great characters and world building and an excellent narrator. Can’t wait for the next book,

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Nightmares come to life

Avery a 17 yr old is forced to spend the summer with a mother she doesn't know and holds a grudge at being forced visit. She meets new friends and soon learns that her parents have kept her so sheltered from her real life, she resents the truths they've kept from her. So instead of feeling "just" insecure at 17, she is also angry and feels more like a freak then she should.

Reid (Avery is attracted to) one of her new friends helps guide and support Avery with her new found abilities in magic. When Regan kidnaps Avery and her friends come looking for her. The only way for them all to leave is to survive their own nightmares. It soon becomes apparent that each persons nightmare is more like an "escape room" but their lives are potentially in danger. Ironically we can all relate to some of the nightmares we might have thought about as kids in this novel.

Regan wants Avery so badly, but he has ulterior motives, and the group must figure out what and why this is.

This YA book by Erica Stevens was a lot of fun to listen to. Regardless if you believe in the power of magick or not, the story is relatable. Meghan Kelly was fantastic lending her voice to soooo many different characters that you were never uncertain which character was speaking. From petulant teenager to insolent cousin, Meghan provides attitude and strength to all her characters.