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Old 08-07-2012, 06:19 AM
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Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz #1: A new, coming out age, witches series that will surprise you.



The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret--they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.




Just as things have settled down in the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the magical Beauchamp family, everything gets turned upside down once more when Freya's twin brother Fryr, or "Freddie" as he's called now, returns from Limbo with shocking news - that it was none other than Freya's fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up his downfall.
He begs Freya to keep his presence a secret, even from their own family, but somehow the irascible Freddie is still able to conduct many affairs with the town's young lovelies from his self-imposed exile. Until he falls for the wrong girl.

While Freya tries to keep her brother from exacting revenge on the man she loves, Ingrid has her own problems. Her human boyfriend, Matt Noble, becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and when the magical creatures at the center of it come to Ingrid for help, she has a difficult choice to make.

To top it off, a dead spirit is trying to make contact with Joanna - but does it mean to harm or warn the witches? All hell breaks loose at the family reunion over Thanksgiving, and much mayhem ensues, but when the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment is finally revealed, it may already be too late to staunch the poison that's been released by the serpent's kiss. The spells cast by the bestselling Witches of East End continue in this bewitching follow-up that Melissa de la Cruz's many fans won't want to miss.
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If you're still mourning the tragic demise of The CW's witchy "Secret Circle" series, we may have a magical remedy for you. Deadline reports that Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel "Witches of East End" has been optioned by everyone's favorite lady network Lifetime!

"Witches of East End" centers around the Beauchamp family of sorceresses who reside in fictional North Hampton, Long Island. Following the Salem Witch Trials, the women were ordered to no longer use their powers and to, instead, live as mere mortals. Centuries later, though, the women begin dabbling in the mystical arts again, just as mysterious happenings befall their beach-side community. In signature Melissa de la Cruz fashion, the narrative boasts satisfying servings of both supernatural intrigue and saucy romance. On the small screen, we imagine "Witches of East End" as a sort of "Revenge" meets "Eastwick" with just a dash of "Gilmore Girls."

A pilot is expected for 2013.

"Witches of East End" is the first installment in Melissa's magical series, with the second novel, "Serpent's Kiss," debuting back in June.
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Thanks for starting the thread, Jen.
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Thanks for starting this thread, Jen. A pilot for 2013 sounds good - wonbder whom they'll cast.

I haven't read the books - should I add them to my neverending list of books yet to read, Jen?
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We'll find out whether the pilot gets picked up in Jan. Fingers crossed!
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It's Jan, and there is no news yet. but then.. I guess pilot season starts toward the end of Jan, so maybe we'll find out by then.
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It's Jan, and there is no news yet. but then.. I guess pilot season starts toward the end of Jan, so maybe we'll find out by then.
Hopefully you will get news soon!
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The pilot was picked up to series on Lifetime. I am so excited.
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Me too!! I was so hoping they would pick up! I can't believe we're gonna see Freya & Kilian on screen!
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