K. M. Jackways
Kim was born in New Zealand and travelled to far-off places, mostly in her mind. After a massive earthquake, she and her family spent a year speaking French (badly) and exploring the South of France. The cobbled streets and vivid history spurred her to start writing. Her fiction has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Best Small Fictions 2019. Her stories expose the hidden lives of the past and the future, inspired by her background in psychology and linguistics.
Brand of Magic
An empath witch should be able to keep everyone happy, right?
Hazel has put magic and men out of her mind. A break-up meant her own thoughts were bad enough, without sensing everyone else’s emotions too. The ghost in the attic and her sarcastic dog familiar would be way too much to explain to any partner.
Instead, Hazel put all her energy into her job promoting the city she loves – Dunedin, New Zealand. And she is pretty good at it, too. When her neighbour, Joel, needs her expertise to save his woodworking business and stop the sale of his family land, she can’t resist getting involved. But the more time they spend together, the more stubbornly locked away his thoughts are.
Then her powerful aunt is attacked, and Hazel has to find a way to get through to her and discover who or what is behind it. It seems as if her psychic powers are the key to everything.
Can she bear to let magic – and love – back in?
Book two will be released soon!