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4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
From the author of psychological horror Shadows, taut murder mystery Requiem in E Sharp and the post-apocalyptic Oasis, Burning is a fiery tale of magic and dark desire.

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of affairs, she puts her o
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Published September 1st 2016 (first published August 19th 2014)
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Chloë Yates
Oct 30, 2014 Chloë Yates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Made me grin from ear to ear - especially the ending. Joan knows how to make the wrongness right.
Mar 10, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to this novella by the cover art; I really loved the use of the Tarot card. My only regret, I do not have this book in print. I’ve always been a fan of novellas and am fast realising they are easy reads when we lead fast paced lives, they are also now my preference…. when I am not on holiday of course!

I have not read anything by Joan before, so this is a first for me, however, I have read work from Fox Spirit Books and have had a great time reading their products. I’m a fan of anythi
Monique Snyman
Jan 01, 2015 Monique Snyman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, I was a beta-reader for this horror-filled novella by Joan de la Haye, so my views may be a bit biased, but I'll try very hard not to let that influence my review (not going to make any promises, but I'll try).

Okay, so Burning is set in South Africa and hinges on Marcia, a down-on-her-luck witch that's had enough with always getting the short-end off the stick. She decides to take matters into her own hands, and when her coven gathers she's ready to invoke the spirits to change her fa
Aug 26, 2014 Tony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes with a novella like this the cover art is an afterthought and feels discombobulated. Not only does this cover look good and relate to the story but the back cover is the rear of the tarot card pictured on the front. Time, effort and skill went in to this cover and that made me want so see inside.

I don’t read much erotic fiction. Partly because I can feel myself blushing as I read the raunchy bits but mainly because I’d rather read about gruesome murders. The bonus for me in this book i
Aug 27, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Burning is a novella that proves the old axiom was ever true – be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Marcie dreams of the perfect partner. She makes the mistake of using magic to try and conjure him up. Unfortunately for her, what she ends up with is powerful entity with an agenda of his own.

This cautionary tale confirms my opinion. There are certain things that humanity just shouldn’t interfere with. Trying to control forces that we don’t fully understand is right up near
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I write horror and some very dark thrillers. So I invariably wake up in the middle of the night, because I've figured out yet another twisted way to mess with my already screwed up characters.
I'm interested in some weird stuff. That's probably also one of the reasons I write horror.
I'm deep, dark and seriously twisted.
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