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The Witching Pen (The Witching Pen #1)

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(Book One of The Witching Pen Novellas)

It's hard being the most powerful witch on the planet. It's even harder when you're a twenty-five year old virgin who'll lose all of that power the moment you sleep with someone ... that's why Elena's never slept
Paperback, First Edition, 220 pages
Published August 26th 2011 by Lulu (first published July 27th 2011)
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Laurie Garrison
4 1/2

Throw everything you think about novellas out the door on this one. I was really impressed with this story. You get a huge storyline with surprises spite the 67 pgs. You also get a good romance and one sex scene. Oh, I almost forgot you get a lot of sexual tension between these two also so you don’t miss out on the romance. I really like how the author went about writing how the pen works and the demons. This is an excellent story and quite differs from most paranormal romance stories. The
Lady Raven RAVE! /for readers & book lovers.

(May contain a few spoilers)

Elena is a thirteenth generation witch. At a young age, her mother told her being a witch comes with responsibilities; she will not be able to have a normal relationship or sex. She comes into possession of a pen, the witching pen that allows her to write anything that comes true. With the pen comes a dark demon, Nathaniel. Nathaniel haunts Elena's dreams and watches her from the dark until
Oct 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
I am bummed. This was a free ebook (limited time offer ends in November) that caught my eye. I even came here to GoodReads to check reviews and found it had an average 4.5 stars. I should know better than to trust a high review rating, since they've burned me in the past. The book cover should have been a tip off too, but I was blinded by the price and hope. My mistake.

I was really in the mood for a witch story with magic and mystery. What I got was a hodgepodge of paranormal cliches framed arou
Bonnie Lamer
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Elena is a powerful witch, but no one can know that. She hides her power behind new age mysticism and Wiccan ceremonies. The only one besides her mother who knows her secret is her best friend Karl. Karl has loved Elena since they were children, but Elena has always kept him, and everyone else, at arm’s length when it came to romantic relationships. The talk her mother had with her when she was a teenager made it impossible for her to have a normal relationship. But, Karl keeps hoping.
Lies and s
Bex 'n' Books
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I finally got around to reading The Witching Pen, and do you know when you have one of those moments that you're really cross with yourself, when you could smack yourself? Well after reading The Witching Pen, that's exactly how I felt. Why, oh why did I leave it so long! It's friggin' awesome. I mean seriously superb. It's so fresh, and had such fantastic twists that really blew me away.

The Witching Pen is a novella, but it really didn't feel like it as it had the substance of a novel. It was h
Kay Glass
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Life is hard when you love someone but cannot act on it. Elena knows she can't- she's in love with her roommate, he's in love with her, but they cannot be together. Years ago her mother told her she'd lose her powers to whatever man she gave herself to, and she's determined not to- not because she wants her power to remain her own, but simply because to she'd hate to burden someone with them. She loves Karl too much for that, and struggles to keep him at bay.

The problem? Everything she's ever b
Wow…. I never read a novella like this. It has the depth of a full-length novel filled with witches, demons, magic … main characters that you will love right away, great supporting characters and a story that sucks you right in.
I loved the chemistry between Elena and Karl (who wouldn’t want a boyfriend like Karl?) and now I’m really curious about what happens next to Amy and Pueblo.. (their story will be told in the next novella).

Although this is not a full length novel Dianna Hardy created an
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew from the second page of The Witching Pen that I was going to love it and I was not wrong. What a kick start to The Witching Pen novellas series. All the bad things you have ever heard about novellas, like them being rushed, not in-depth, not enough world building, well all that can be scraped with this book. It is perfectly paced and Dianna Hardy has written some fantastic world building, including the interesting Demon Mythology that we start to find out about. Magic, romance, witches an ...more
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author to read and give an honest review.

What a Fantastic Book I couldn't put it down! I am not usually one to read novellas as most of the time they are really too short to bring a story to life. This is definitely not the case with this book and I almost cried when it ended! A new twist on Paranormal romance has this story action packed from the get go! Witches, Demons, Angels this story has it all!

Elena, a 13th generation witch, carries secrets she doesn't even
Emma Mills
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a novella - shorter than the average novel - but longer than other novellas I have read, and a really good read. You still get a really involved and well thought out plot, romance, action and a steamy sex scene as well! In the early parts of the story when the relationship is just a friendship the tension between the two characters is really believable, and when something happens to one of them (I don't want to give anything away!) I was absolutely gutted... until it was resolved and the ...more
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UK author of The Witching Pen and the international bestselling Eye Of The Storm series.

Dianna is an author of fantasy fiction, combining anything from paranormal romance to horror, to creation myths and god-punk, as well as a healthy dose of the erotic into her writing. Her stories are action-packed, and fast-paced, with a focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length n
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“A bond between souls is ancient - older than the planet.” 139 likes
“You ever had a hickey? I want to give you a hickey."
"Karl, we're not fourteen!"
"Don't bloody care. I was in love with you when I was fourteen -- your neck owes me a hickey."

(Karl & Elena)”
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