THE BURNING OF ARBOR
A SMALL TOWN IS A DANGEROUS PLACE...
FOR A WITCH
Evangeline Clarion is a fiery artist and elemental witch. She dreams of opening a gallery in her small town of Arbor, but Eva's embrace of her own power and sexuality offends the pious sensibilities of the devout Arbor citizenry. Eva's beliefs run contrary to the far-right ideology of those who control the levers of power in the community - the reverend of Arbor's only house of worship and Arbor’s despotic mayor. The mayor is campaigning for the state legislature, and having a brazen witch in town sullies the well-crafted image she portrays to the world. The reverend, the mayor, and their families set out on a witch hunt to ruin Eva and drive her out of town. They attack her in the pews, in the press, and in person. But instead of weakening her, the relentless barrage fuels the fire within her.
It isn't only burgeoning magic set aflame within Eva, but desire. While her neighbors plot against her, Eva falls in love – first with the mesmerizing heir of the Morgan Manor estate, and later with a deceptively angelic Wiccan. Eva relies on both of them, along with a cast of magical cohorts, to help her combat the witch hunt. But when magical retribution goes too far,
Arbor's salvation rests in the hands of a witch.
Check out some of the REVIEWS from AMAZON:
J.L. Brown has a winner on her hands with this one. What a page turner. Keep up the great work and looking forward to the next book hopefully soon.
A whirlwind of a story, never a dull moment. I couldn't get enough of these characters and their vividly painted world. Anxiously awaiting the next book in the Witches of Arbor series from J. L. Brown.
This book was hard to put down! The drama, the characters, and the beauty described in this book brought the magic to life. A wonderful witchy read that relates to old times and new. I cannot wait for more!
HERE IT IS!
THE BURNING OF ARBOR
ORIGINAL SONG -
Canzone di Magic (Song of Magic)
While writing THE BURNING OF ARBOR, I had the opportunity to write a ballad in Italian. Now, this ballad has come to life! I've collaborated with the incomparable vocalist, Ben Slavin! The native Jersey guy & opera lover has spent the last 18 years as an accomplished singer/songwriter in Italy.
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ARBOR'S DESCENT - The Witches of Arbor, Book Two
COMING SOON - OCTOBER 2021
Evangeline Clarion, a fiery artist and powerful, elemental witch, has it all. Since surviving the burning of Arbor and becoming high priestess of the Witches of Arbor coven, she opens the art gallery she’s always dreamt of with the support of the coven and her two great loves – her dashing, mercurial lover Alexander, and her ethereal, right-hand-woman Celeste. When Arbor’s new mayor hires an architecture firm run by two dangerously beautiful witches with a curious magical lineage to spearhead the downtown rebuild, Arbor is thrown into chaos. Using seduction and secrets, they corrupt the devout community. Eva explores her descent and her heart as she struggles to protect Arbor – and those she loves – from this new magical threat. Just when Eva and the coven believe they’ve stopped Arbor’s descent, those who caused it leave Eva grappling with the question – what does it matter if you get everything you've ever dreamed of, but lose those you love along the way?