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The Witching Pen (The Witching Pen series Book 1)

The Witching Pen (The Witching Pen series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Dianna Hardy
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New cover - same story (cover updated Dec 2013)

Book One of The Witching Pen series.

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 with her best friend and flatmate, Karl, despite the true feelings they harbour for each other.

Elena's about to discover that there are even more difficult things in life to deal with. One of them comes in the form of a pen she discovers one day, a pen that allows anything she writes to come to pass...

Suddenly, it's not just her powers or her heart that's at stake, but her very soul, as a dream demon with a seductive pull uses the pen to try and turn her away from her reality, and from Karl.

But the pen is just the beginning. Everything Elena has believed in is a lie, and her world is about to fall apart...

(Book length: novella - over 37,000 words)

Contains mature content.
Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Romance
The entire series is now available in one boxed set (digital format).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 316 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447801377
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Satin Smoke Press; First Edition edition (1 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,105 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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UK author of The Witching Pen and the international bestselling Eye Of The Storm series.

Dianna combines a titillating mix of paranormal romance, urban and dark fantasy into her writing, to bring you stories that are action-packed, fast-paced and not short of heat, with the focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length novels and short fiction. She has also written poetry (first published in 1997) and esoteric books and articles. Nowadays, she chooses to concentrate on writing fiction.

Although quite active online, Dianna prefers the quiet company of nature and animals to the hustle and bustle of people. She loves anything paranormal (she doesn't really consider it "para"), organic food, walking barefoot, the smell of the woods after rain, and summer days.

However, she is also sustained by coffee, chocolate and the occasional vodka.

She currently lives in Surrey, England with her partner and their daughter, where she devotes her time to parenting, publishing and writing.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic! I Loved It! 25 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Review 6******

This is a novella, so it is a relatively short story. However, this does not mean that it's lacking in danger, romance and magic! In fact, it is full of all three elements, plus a bit more! I loved it!

Elena is a wonderful character. She is warm and loving. However, because of a curse, she cannot have a relationship with her best friend Karl.

Karl is the boy next door. Elena and Karl have been friends for a long time, and have grown up together. However, one night will change their lives forever.

Elena is a thirteenth generation witch, which makes her the most powerful witch on the planet. She is afraid of using her full power, so she holds back. She finds a pen one day, and then finds her nightmare has just begun.
Secrets are revealed for both Elena and Karl in this stunning book written by Dianna Hardy.

I love Dianna's style of writing, as it kept me glued to the pages! The story flowed seamlessly, and the ending left me wanting more! There is a scene that is explicit in nature, so I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, if you are looking for a fantastic romance story filled with magic, demons, angels and adventure, then I highly recommend this one! I am now reading the next book in the series, The Sands of Time, and I'm thoroughly loving that one too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing start to the series 11 Sep 2013
By L. E.
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Like its short prequel, The Witching Pen pulls you right into the characters world. You get enough detail about Elena and Karl, their lives and relationship simply by the way they are with one another. The concept is fab. The pen itself seems like a really fun item to have, and yet dangerous, which is what makes it so appealing and interesting to read about.

There are equal amounts of heartfelt moments, and humour, which made the characters and the situations they were in more realistic. Karl and Elena are a very sweet and compassionate pair and because of everything they have gone through to the point that the start of the book, they are very likeable and you find yourself very happy for them despite all the new problems they have to deal with toward and by the end of the book.

The story - as with those that follow - is very down to earth in the sense that it is believable. I feel as though I like could actually run into these characters if I were to take a trip down to London, which I liked, because it's not very often you find that you feel so connected to a story or its characters.
The Witching Pen is an intriguing beginning to the series, with a tease worthy cliff hanger that has you itching to read the next book as soon as you're finished.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Witching Pen 9 Sep 2013
By Merissa
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This is the full length story of Elena and Karl and it starts when Karl is 27. For a long time, Elena and Karl have kept their relationship purely platonic due to circumstances "beyond their control" but things are about to change.

This story is full of action, romance, drama and suspense. You find out little snippets as you read along and the characters are built up. There is no insta-love in this book, just a deep and true friendship that could always have been something more if things had been different.

Absolutely brilliant and an ending which definitely makes you reach for the next book in the series!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixture of witches, demons and angels 20 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Being a thirteenth generation witch, Elena's abilities are powerful; however they also come at a price. If she loses her virginity, she therefore loses her magic. Understandably all her life she's been unable to fully explore her relationship with her best friend, Karl, who is deeply in love with her, but when a demon suddenly harasses her in her dreams, trying to forcefully seduce her, things start to change for Elena.

I was undeniably kept entertained throughout this whole story as from start to finish the pace never failed to keep me on my toes. With a mixture of witches, demons and angels, there was a lot of creativity and information packed amongst the pages, perhaps to the point it all became slightly overwhelming. As a short read, the sheer amount to take in was nothing short of a challenge. A group of characters were introduced as the point of view changed from one to the other regularly, which became a tad distracting. Understandably paving the way for more novellas likely involving individuals from the group, it held definite potential even though my brain felt flooded. The plot itself was at times a bit of a head-scratch, but I found it simple to overcome with the amount going on; it certainly wasn't dull.

Elena didn't particularly make a very good first impression. In fact, she unfortunately bothered me. It's somewhat difficult to like a heroine when one of the first things she did was use magic to humiliate someone that didn't deserve it. Being an all-powerful witch, literally the most powerful in the world, you'd think at twenty-five years old she'd have a little more maturity and self-control. Oh, and the pen with magical properties she used to commit this act was basically a mystery to her, therefore it could've been highly dangerous. Am I being too harsh?
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5.0 out of 5 stars you HAVE got to read this!! 27 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
How this even apoeared on my kindle I dont know, but Im now kicking myself that Ive not read it sooner!!

such a well written book, I HAVE to ignore all the other hundreds of books on my reading list and get the rest of them!!

I would love nothing more than giving this review my 100% but I can't as I need to go download the rest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars another winning set of books
after finishing the Eye of the storm books by this author i immediately downloaded this set of novellas, even though the books are short the books are full of interesting and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by citygirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I discovered this book from a writing group I am in. I am quickly becoming a Dianna Hardy fan. She writes very well and immediately draws you into the story. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kathryn Bowlin-mackenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars A great witchy adult paranormal read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sleek and sexy!
I loved the prequel to this book and was not disappointed by the book itself. The characters grow from the prequel and mature into well formed and well fluffed characters. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Wanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Witches & Demons
Elena is just beginning to learn who she really is, and the story follows her discovery of magic, demons, friendship, love and what family really means. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Claire Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Witches Delight
I was asked by the author to read and review this book all I can say it is FANTASTIC I just could not put it down. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sally Goodall
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely leaves you wanting more
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review

I was absolutely gripped by this story from start to finish, an WOW what a story!!!! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Janie
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Witchy Read
This is a novella - shorter than the average novel - but longer than other novellas I have read, and a really good read. Read more
Published 22 months ago by E. Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start to a Series
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