Thursday, October 18, 2012

Featured Indie Book: The Witch's Code (P.J. Mann)

The Witch's Code - P.J. Mann - Click to Read an Excerpt
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Supernatural Mystery The Witch's Code by P. J. Mann.

The Witch's Code is set in present day Salem, Massachusetts. It's about Kate Asher, the youngest detective on Salem P.D., who learns, to her acute consternation, that she is a witch. As Kate explores her witch powers she is drawn into a supernatural struggle between good and evil and must find her way between the deadly mysteries of the witch world and the equally lethal demands of the real world.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP and CreatSpace and is available on Amazon as eBook and Paperback - 265 pages.

About the Book

Kate Asher has it made – or so she thinks. She’s beautiful, brainy and newly promoted into her dream job of detective for Salem P.D.

Until she learns she’s a witch with powers she never knew she had.

But those powers come with a price. And she discovers just how steep that price is when she is drawn into a battle between good and evil for the soul of Salem.

There have been a series of gruesome murders in Salem that overlap the real and the supernatural worlds and the more Kate uncovers the more difficult her choices become.

Who amongst us wouldn't love to be gifted with magical powers and how wisely would we use them?

The Witch's Code (Paul Mann)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The brilliant author, Paul Mann, has finally come out of hibernation to create this incredibly exciting and suspensful novel set in modern day Salem. Kate Asher is a brilliant and accomplished young member of the Salem police force who gets thrown in the middle of her town's "natural" disasters that possibly are not so natural. as she struggles to help her town, she learns that possibly ancient witchcraft and vendatta's almost 400 years old may be involved....and SHE may hold the key to stopping the total carnage set to wreak upon Salem. You will not be able to put this book down. " - Lawrence Jeffries

- "I highly recommend this book. It's a great read, especially if you like a good mystery, mixed with history, and tossed with fantasy. I really enjoyed the story and the characters, so much so that I hope there will be a sequel. Definitely worth downloading. " - Nadine Ferrero

- "This fast-paced and well-written supernatural mystery introduced me to my new favorite crime investigator! Move over Stephanie Plum! I loved the literary and mythology references that were woven in with science and paranormal in an accessible way. I can't wait to see what happens next. " - basbasfis-20 (Amazon)

About the Author

Featured on Indie Author News: Paul Mann
Writer Paul J. Mann
Paul J. Mann was born in 1947 and grew up in the coal mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in the northeast of England in the 1950′s. He embarked on a career in journalism at 16 with The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle and at 20 was a sub-editor at The Evening Standard in London. Wanderlust took him to newspapers and magazines in London, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia.

His first novel, The Libyan Contract, was published in Australia and the U.K. in 1983 and in the U.S. under the title Prime Objective. Nine more novels followed and were published in 23 countries. His critically acclaimed novel Season Of The Monsoon was a dark account of modern imperialism in the form of a Western serial killer who takes murder holidays in India.

He has lived in Maine, in the USA, since 1995 and written for The New York Times Book Review, Boston magazine, Backpacker and Down East. His latest novels are The Witch’s Code, a tale of witchery in present day Salem, Massachusetts, and The Leek Club, a semi-autobiographical novel about mischief and mayhem set against the extravagant leek shows in the north of England in the 1950′s.

In his passport Paul J. Mann put his occupation as 'Writer.' To himself it's the most distinguished title in the world and the word 'Author' is too formal, pretentious almost. But there's something real and magical about being a writer. A writer has the freedom to unleash his or her imagination, to write anything, say anything, be anything. Paul J. Mann: "I still get excited when I sit down to write because I can't wait to see what's going to happen next."

Links to the Author and the Book

Link to Paul Mann's Website

Connect with the Author via Twitter: @PaulMannAuthor

Link to the Paperback The Witch's Code on Amazon with Excerpt

Link to the eBook The Witch's Code on Amazon with Excerpt

The Witch's Code - P.J. Mann - Click to Read an Excerpt