Author(s): Nikki McWatters
"In 1628, Veronica Junius flees to the woods of Bamberg, Germany, with her small brother after their parents are condemned as witches by the notoriously sadistic Hexenbischoff, and are burnt at the stake.In the present day, Paisley Muller-McLeod, a senior student in an Australian town, lives with her single mother, a practicing Wiccan who runs a New Age shop. When hateful gossip begins to singe her mother, Paisley must navigate her way through the burning torches of small-town prejudice.At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Katherine Campbell, a Scottish maid, is drawn into political dissidence with the Jacobites. She is falsely accused of causing the demonic possession of the eleven-year-old daughter of the manor house. Will Katherine pay the ultimate price for her beliefs?Three women, separated by a span of 400 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked to the hysteria that fans an accusation of witch-craft'. Has anything really changed?"
"Nikki McWatters has had an adventurous life from television acting to working for a billionaire to being homeless and living in a tent with her young family. The one constant in her life has been her passion for the written word. After completing a law degree in 2009, she changed her mind about her career direction and dared herself to follow her dream of becoming a published author. After a shortlisting at the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards exactly one year later in 2010, followed by a memoir published in 2012, a young adult novel in 2014 and a new one ready to go in 2016 ... she finally feels like she's on the right path. She is a writer and loving it. nikkimcwatters.wordpress.com"