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Halfway Bitten

(Halfway Witchy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  70 reviews
The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird. When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table- or grill, as the case may be. When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published January 7th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Waffles, witchcraft, and a tsunami of magical warfare, and Carlie is stuck in the middle when hell is unleashed in Halfway. Terry Maggert’s Halfway Bitten is filled with magic, mystery and mayhem, so hang on tight as Carlie rushes in to save the day, and quite possibly her heart.

After skillfully setting the stage in book one, Terry Maggert plunges us directly into the fray when a body washes up on the shore and brings mystery in its wake. Vampires, werepanthers, ghosts and clowns? Hey the circus
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Full review can be found here:

I loved this so much, and I need me some more Carlie!
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So Carlie is back and as sassy as ever!! In this one, a circus comes to town and body count starts to rise! Could the two be connected? Well, that's something Carlie, Gran and Wulfric have to find out! Along the way they encounter vampires, ghosts, shifters and did I mention... clowns!!! Out of all the bad, I still think clowns are the worst!!! Ugh!

Carlie is such an amazing character! She is strong, sassy and snarky, all of which make her a strong and likable lead. I love how she is so sure of
Scott Collins
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic continuation of the tales of Carlie, Wulfric, and Gran. I'm a huge fan of the variety of paranormal beings Mr. Maggert weaves into his tales. In Halfway Bitten, vampires will be encountered most often, but throw in witches (obviously), some werewolves, and a side of ghosts for good measure. The writing is superb, the plot engaging and fast-paced, the characters well fleshed out, and the world solidly built, but not overdone which leaves room for the reader to use their imagination to ...more
Nicole Campbell
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhh so many things I love about this book. I loved Gran the most, I think. I loved her sassy old-lady-ness. Carlie was endearing and humble and spunky as well, I liked that there was more character development in this book. The world building was also masterful as it was in the first book. The author's descriptions of our natural world are unparalleled, honestly. The writing about magic is beautiful.

The only issues I took with this book were in the sub-plots. I LOVED Carlie and Wulfric. Love
Melissa Burcham
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


Another good book by Terry Maggert! Witches, shifters, vampires, and all things magical; what is not to love about this book! The characters a likable and the story line is good. I love the main character Carlie. She is a good witch with a wonderful sense of humor. She always has spells and quick comebacks ready on stand bye.

Gran, Wulfric, and Carlie are keeping an eye
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Halfway Bitten is the thrilling sequel to Halfway Dead and I loved it. Although I liked the first book for sure I had my reservations with it so I'm really happy to say that I thought this one was better. It was really great and I could hardly stop reading it.

I think part of what made this book better for me than the first book was that I was already familiar with the characters. And I also the writing has improved a lot also (though I thought the writing was already excellent with book #1).

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I have the chance to get immersed in Carlie's world again of magic, mystery and more. I had a heck of a great time visiting with Carlie. With that said of course came Gran. She was still wise and knowing. We get some Wulric. Lots of mystery. And more characters to know. There are clowns, vamps, dead bodies, with one heck of a mystery surrounding them. Carlie was still my girl. She was full of compassion and anger. She felt so much and did what she could. She knew that this new day was going to b ...more
K.D. McQuain
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
I enjoyed this book but I'm afraid I may not have given it a fair shake due to the number of other projects I have going on. It took longer to get through than I would normally take with a book this length, and putting it down and picking it back up over and over probably dampened my enthusiasm. That being said, the only thing that really stuck out to me was the way Carlie and Gran received unexpected and uncalled for aid at the last minute. It seemed too convenient to me and I think it would ha ...more
Note: This book works fine as a stand alone though I think you would enjoy some of the characters more if you read Book 1, Halfway Dead first.

Set in the picturesque, touristy New York town of Halfway, Carlie is still making waffles at the local diner. Wulfric is enjoying his new-found freedom, and Carlie’s company. Gus still appreciates having human slaves to open his tuna and provide a warm bed. But something is afoot, and it’s more than just the circus in town and the clowns cluttering up the
Magda Żmijan
Are you looking for an interesting book filled with powerful witches, vampires, shifters and a very mysterious circus group?

This was my first meeting with Carlie, Gran and Wulfric. I have a weakness for witches and vampires, so obviously I couldn’t resist this book :). As soon as I’ve started reading it I knew I won’t be disappointed.

Halfway, a town where everything happens. It all starts with a circus, some unusual clowns, and few bloodless bodies. Carlie and Gran won’t allow some random killer
3.5 stars.

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.*

I didn’t see this book coming. I’d been reading historical romances one after the other, and then one day, the author kindly informed me of this story. I read the blurb, saw it involved a small town and witches, and was sold. Magic workers are my weakness. While reading this review, however, keep in mind that this is book two in a series. I didn’t know that before I read this story, so there may be some spoilers.

Kelly Marie
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hauntingly, elegant, witty, emotional feelcoaster! The Halfway Witchy series is anything but halfway. Get ready for a wild ride. The circus comes to town! But not just any circus...a circus with secrets. Carlie is the resident witch that has a natural affinity to help others. She is currently with a half vampire half human, Wulfric, and dealing with his “baby-mama” who is a shifter. But this is just the beginning of the craziness that is about to unleash itself on Halfway. There are dead bodies ...more
I was definitely a fan of the first book in the Halfway Witchy series, and much of what I enjoyed there is true in the sequel. Carlie is a kick-ass little witch. Tiny, but tough and brave. Sassy but classy, and an excellent diner cook. I do love her attitude, because she's so real and honest in her reactions and emotions. I also love Gran, what an amazing character who supports her granddaughter and allows her to lead the way as she continues to grow as a powerful witch, but always providing gui ...more
William Stuart
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book of Terry Maggert’s I’ve read and the second of the Halfway Witchy series. The first book of the series, Halfway Dead garnered a 5 Star review from me, so the second book of the series, Halfway Bitten had a lot to live up to. It succeeded!

Synopsis (from the author): The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird.

When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table-
Nervous Nellie Justice
This is an incredible story. I feel like Carlie and crew were really focused in this book. Though I was disappointed there was no appearance by the faeries, there were other players that brought their own specialties to the table.

Carlie is forced to take the law into her own hands to protect her family lands and the great citizens of Halfway from evil vampiric clowns. Clowns, in this context, is not a label, it’s an occupation. Can you imagine clowns that are vampires? Scares me, for sure.

You mi
Shawn Carey
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a few advanced reader copy of Halfway Bitten.

Halfway Bitten is written in first person and some of my favorite books were written in first person, so I was predisposed to liking the novel. I also liked the first book is the series, Halfway Dead. Halfway Bitten lived up to the expectations that the first book created. There is some light humor in the novel, though I felt not as much as the first book. There are amusing moments throughout the book as the protagonist, Carlie, deals with
Nia Ireland
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book makes me so happy.

It contains a number of excellent characters, each one with their own fascination.

This book reads perfectly well if you’ve missed the first book in the series, you can instantly pick up on what’s going on so don’t be afraid to start here first.

This time, Carlie is investigating any connections between a travelling circus of mysterious supernatural nature which has arrived in town and some unexplained deaths in the area.

What I appreciated in this book as a development
Dawn Paris
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every full moon, Carlie waits for letters to drop through her mail slot--special letters, asking for magical help against the little evils that beset her neighbors. This time, though, the evil is not so small, and Carlie will have to use every bit of magical help she can find.

This is the second book in the series, and it's better than the first. Carlie's character rounds out more in this book. She shows that she's not perfect: in an incident with a customer, she justifies her actions to herself
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adored Halfway Dead, so when Halfway Bitten popped up on my kindle I was super excited. I really thought I knew what to expect (within reason) from the blurb. I was wrong.

What I thought was going to be a custody battle with vamps, witches, and shifters (oh my) was actually a lot more complicated and involved. In fact, there was very little of what I expected.

Terry Maggert has a great, dry, sarcastic sense of humor and this book is laced with it. Not so much so that you're drowning, but there
Ann Marie
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book two in the Witchy Book Series

Ok, so I felt book one was a...well honestly a little slow. BUT book two NOPE! (as I shake my head no…) I felt it flowed really well and the action for me definitely picked up. The heat factor between Wulfric and Carlie does pick up (for me I wish there was more there by that I mean the sex scenes). Carlie is faced with new drama and her and Gran wind up in bit of trouble.

Wulfric and Carlie are doing great and we get to meet more Vampires! AND some shifters!! A
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love this book. I now want to go back and read the first one(This can totally be read as a stand alone, but I'm pretty sure you'll love this one so much you'll want to read the first one as well as any others that come out after this). I love the characters, Carlie, Gran, Wulfric, Gus, just all of them. The moment I started this book, I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend. Who's super cool to hang out with. Every time I picked
Carolyn Injoy
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Terry Maggert fans, paranormal readers
Recommended to Carolyn by: Amazon

Halfway Bitten (Halfway Witchy Book 2) by Terry Maggert is a cute little book about Carlie, a young woman who is known for casting witching spells.

She has her familiar, Gus, twenty-five pounds of Maine Coon cat with an attitude. He can cough a hairball at will & when displeased, he will do just that.

"The moon hung full, meaning I would sleep on the couch to listen for the squeak of my mail box slot announcing the plaintive request for a secret spell. That was where people I rarely knew would pu
Angela Crawford
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.

Halfway Bitten is just as engaging and enjoyable as the previous book. We get to learn more about Carlie and her family of witches who protect the town of Halfway,NY from monsters and other magical threats. This time around that threat is much larger and may cost Carlie the very people she loves most. I loved the addition of historical characters, they added a touch of realit
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson

Witches, shifters and vampires oh my! This is the first book of Terry Maggert's that I have read. I received an arc in exchange for an honest review and this had me hanging on the edge of my seat and wanting more!

Carlie is a witch whom every full moon receives letters via her mail slot from people in her town for favors against evil. This time, the evil is so great that Carlie, her Gran and some friends must work diligently to figure out who is behind the evil and why.

Carlie is very young an
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cindy by: Lorie
In a small town in the Adirondack mountains Carlie is coming into her own as a witch. Now with her new boyfriend Wulfric, a viking vampire, Carlie is feeling at peace. Until that is a circus rolls into town. Then bodies begin to turn up all over town. Gran and Carlie can feel that something isn’t right and they have a duty to protect their town and their lands. Little do they know this is much bigger than two witches can handle.

This book is the second in
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joining Carlie on her adventures is one of the most fun things I have done with my time this year. Witches, mystery, intrigue, ghosts, and vampires (and not the sparkly type that turned me off of them for awhile). And waffles. I really want to visit Carlie and have waffles.

Carlie receives a terrifying message through the mail slot in her door. Knowing all she can do is wait for something bad to happen, she hangs onto all she holds dear as more pieces fall into place.
There were SO many things i
Ulla Bisgaard
5 stars for Halfway Bitten.
Terry Maggert continues his Halfway series in Halfway Bitten.
The story picks up a short time after where Halfway Dead ends. In the same way as the first book, it all starts with the witch Carly receiving a letter. This one brings news of horror to come.
Together with her halfvampire Viking boyfriend, and her witch gran mother she sets out to find out who has murdered a local man and a mysterious young woman. The quest brings them to a magical circus, with clowns, acro
Briar's Reviews
Book Title: Halfway Bitten
Book Author: Terry Maggert

Introduction: Terry Maggert gave me free copies of this series in return for an honest review.


"Like I said, I'm an adult. And I do adulty things."

Halfway Bitten is the second novel in the Halfway Witchy series. The first book was a home run so I wasn't sure how Terry would make a book that could outdo the first novel, but he managed it!! The second novel kept me interested right from the start, hooking me in with action and mysteries t
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Terry Maggert has a flair for fantasy/mystery. Great characters, some action scenes and a dose of romance makes Halfway Bitten a winner!
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