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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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Loved this

This is a great story.. I loved how the story flowed..This is a great start..

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It's practically a copy of The Secret Circle

It's better written than The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith, but the story line is so dang close, it would take an hour to list all of the similarities. I could tell almost everything that was going to happen because it's way too close to the source material. And in case that didn't bother me enough, it then dips into The Forbidden Game series, also by L.J. Smith. Very disappointing.

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Some interesting elements

Very teen and very much like The Secret Circle; that was my first thought about this book. Avery has just found out she’s a witch; lots of information has been held from her, so she’s definitely in shock when she hears this news. She’s a bit of a brat in the beginning. She joins a coven with a group of other teens, and begins her magical journey. Unfortunately, these kids are messing around with things they really shouldn’t be, so they find themselves dealing with an evil entity. Avery is a bit too much of a damsel for me, but she’s okay; typical teen. There’s a bit of sweet romance with Reid, but Avery still has a lot of maturing to do. There’s some fun magical elements to this story; I like the spooky house hide and seek, and how their fears manifest into visuals. That was all cool stuff. Overall, I was entertained, but lack of character depth and originality, made this story just okay. I read the synopsis for the next book and some reviews, and it seems like the story is just going to be very similar to this one, so I probably won’t search out the sequels. If I see them at a good price, I may pick them up. Also, I listened to the audio version on Audible. The narrator did a nice job. She fits the characters well, and she gives good emotional variances to her voice. Recommend.

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This is epic as in fantastic YA fantasy with a fun twisted plot. Great character building with realistically relatable issues sprinkled with humor and drama. The narrative is why it's labeled Double as she does just as fantastic a job as the author. If you want magic and adventure without fear of bedroom scenes this is a wonderful choice

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This book was not for me

I had a hard time staying tuned into this book. I found my mind kept wondering. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Series Starter

Nightmares is a good start of series. I connected with the characters and cared what they were going through. I like how magic is weaved throughout but dies not overtake the story. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the story to life.

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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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  • 04-18-20

Great storyline

I Enjoyed this audio book very much Hopefully they will be more audio books Must read on your list

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  • Rebecca
  • 07-13-20

Nightmares

The voice the narrator used for Rosie was a nightmare (pun intended). She sounded like a lamb and it detracted from the story. Other than that, the narrator did a good job.