Book of Shadows Volume 2: Rising will be out on its scheduled release date of August 10th, 2017 and is now available to pre-order here: Be sure to pre-order it today so that your Kindle gets its fix as soon as it’s available. Like magick!

Of course, I’ve enrolled Book of Shadows 2 in Kindle Unlimited, so those of you who subscribe to that will be able to read the book for free! (There’s another way to read it for free mentioned below.)

NOTE: Michael Beaulieu is Michael McCarthy’s author name; they are, in fact, the same person.

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Here’s the blurb…

WARNING: This description contains spoilers for Book of Shadows Volume 1 (Casting) and should not be read until you’ve completed Volume 1 book as Volume 2 begins where Volume One left off.

Book of Shadows 2: Rising picks up with 16-year-old witches Emma and Shar in the hospital – following a life-altering attack – with friends Lia, January and Pete by their side. At the end of Book 1, Emma saw her dead boyfriend, Tim, come back to life in the morgue. He makes contact and wants her back, but she doesn’t know if she can trust him. For starters, the attack was largely triggered by his actions.

In addition to being a coven, Emma, Lia and Shar are now known as the “Noah’s Catholic shooting survivors.” As if they weren’t stressed enough with the media and nosey people swarming around, the police keep interrogating them, threatening manslaughter charges if they won’t reveal how two of their attackers caught fire. They’d tell if they could, but it was… magick!

Meanwhile, Emma has another otherworldly visit with her late great grandmother. She warns her that witch hunters have been hired to kill her and her friends. Soon, a cursed package arrives. Emma cautiously opens it and discovers something horrifying that just might kill her.

What will the evil package do to Emma? Will the girls go to jail for manslaughter? Will Emma be able to forgive and love Tim again? Read Book of Shadows 2 today and find out!

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I could very much use some early reviews for Book of Shadows 2, so if anyone would be interested in receiving a free ARC (advance reader copy) let me know. You just have to answer one question to show that you’ve read the first book.

What is the name of Emma’s cat?
1. Blackie
2. Blackstar
3. Mister White
4. Mister Black

E-mail me the correct answer at and I’ll send you an ARC. Just let me know if you’d like an epub file (most devices) or mobi (Kindle) file. Simple as that. All I ask is that you consider posting an honest review on Amazon after you’ve read it. To leave a review or pre-order the book just go here:

If you haven’t reviewed the first Book of Shadows book yet, I would love it if you could. The book has had a few thousand readers but it’s only accumulated 5 reviews so far. So, if you could please, please leave one I would highly appreciate it. To do so, just go here:

Your review doesn’t even have to be a full sentence.  A one-word review like “Amazing” or “Suspenseful” would be appreciated.  The more you say, the better, but I’d be happy just to get a few one word reviews.  And, the sooner, the better.  Book 1 will start to grow an even bigger audience, and create a bigger demand for Book 2, if you give Book 1 a review today.


Finally, if you like free books you’re going to want to check out this gigantic Instafreebie giveaway I’m taking part in. It consists of over 230 books of over 13 genres! Whatever you fancy, you should be able to find at least a dozen intriguing reads through this one. Each of the 230+ books will be FREE July 24-30! (That’s right — it started today!) Simply, go to and stock up.
I know I will be!

Just don’t forget about Book of Shadows 2 (Rising) in your excitement about so many free books! 


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