Out Now: Hard-Boiled Witch 2 – Toil & Trouble

HBW 2 Toil & TroubleHecate Sidlaw is back and magical mayhem is around!

The second episode in the Hard-Boiled Witch series is out now: Toil & Trouble. Here’s the blurb:

Hecate Sidlaw finds herself caught between a wannabe witch and one of the oldest hereditary powers in the land. When she and her familiar Henry end up as seconds in a magical duel, will anyone be left standing at the end of the shootout? Enter the dark streets and weird magic of HARD-BOILED WITCH and your life will never be quite the same. This is the second episode in the short story series.

I am having fun with this series and using some of the Dundee landmarks. I’m taking great liberties with the landscape as well, so I’ll probably never actually call it Dundee, but it’s fun to play around. Just to give a hint, there’s a big ‘shoot out’ in a certain old cemetery. 😉

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