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The Black Witch (Curse of the Witch) [Kindle Edition]

Micheal Rivers
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It was the adventure of a lifetime. In an obscure marina off the shores of Maryland a schooner unlike any other ever built was discovered. Dorian and Diana Coe purchased the schooner and sailed from the shores of tranquility into the bowels of hell itself.
Prurient tales of suicide, murder, and the disappearance of an entire crew were hand written within the ship's logs.
On her decks sailed a well seasoned captain and crew that never knew the schooner's shadowed past. The new owners ignored the words of men with integrity and sailed the Black Witch in the Spring of 1935.
Into the realms of illusion and pure evil the ship and its compliment sailed never knowing the fate awaiting them!

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"The Black Witch was a page turner; it had me in its clutches and didn't let go until the end. The book is such a well written horror tale that's full of action and mayhem, completely engrossing. Character development is outstanding, they are so well written the reader cares about all of the main characters; they are so richly fleshed out.  I highly recommend this novel."
- Reviewed by Michael Juvinall, Staff Writer, Dark River Press
                                                    

                                                                 

About the Author

Micheal Rivers a multi-genre author was born and raised in North Carolina. His bestseller Verliege was voted Supernatural Book of 2012. His first fiction was published in 2003 and re-released as The Black Witch in 2011. Moonlight on the Nantahala was widely received as an exceptional work of modern fiction. Additionally, he has two ghost anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing LTD. He is currently working on a new action/adventure series. Rivers served with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He attended colleges in Illinois and North Carolina. He is a recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with over thirty years experience and provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers. facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers
The passions in his life are his family, the great outdoors, and his boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee.

Visit his website michealrivers.com/
Email: contact@michealrivers.com

Twitter: twitter.com/micheal_rivers or @micheal_rivers
Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/MichealRivers.Author

More titles by Micheal 
 "Appalachia Mountain Folklore" December 2012 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 

"Verliege" April 2012  

"Moonlight on the Nantahala" September 2011

"Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores"  January 2010 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
 

Product Details

  • File Size: 777 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051PYOIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would you sell your soul? October 23, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
How far would you go to live the dream of a lifetime? Dorian Coe, Micheal Rivers' main character, was willing to go as far as necessary.

Do you believe in ghosts? The Devil? Rivers' created powerful and believable characters who sailed the Black Witch to the depths of despair and beyond. They were not all human. The Black Witch had me reaching out to touch something real more than once. Balasco will scare you to the tips of your toes! Is he real or not?

You'll shake your head in disgust at the lengths we humans will go to "have it all." Does good win over evil? Not always. The Black Witch picks and chooses who wins and who loses. Rivers casts a spell that lingers long after the last page.

P.S. If you have to go outside after dark, take a flashlight, a BIG one! Great read, highly recommended! Thanks, Micheal, for your spooky tale. I look forward to more.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT read before bedtime!!! September 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't joke when I say that reading this before going to sleep is not advisable, because not only will it keep you up, but it will not make whatever sleep you get restful. Micheal Rivers knows how to pull a person in, and knows how to leave an impression. This story haunted me for at least a week before I was able to get anything resembling sleep!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enchantingly Evil Sea Tale September 22, 2011
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The world of independent books is full of sea wreaks, but Michael Rivers' book The Black Witch (Curse of the Black Witch) is definitely not one of them. A fan of old fashion high seas adventures, I gladly stepped abroad and wasn't disappointed.

As a child, I grew up on the shores where the Black Witch first casts spell upon Dorian Coe and Gale Ritchie, her new and soon doomed owners. Stories of ships were abundant growing up, but none were as captivating as this tale. It takes you back to the days when the Eastern Shore of the U.S. was filled with seafaring men prior WWII. Days when sailing ships were still prominent on water. The descriptions of the schooner and her workings allow the reader to join the crew. They aren't trite or superficial, instead they help transport one to the ship and even teach you.

Rivers brings you gently into the supernatural aspects of his novel. You first fall in love with the characters and their love for the Black Witch. Slowly as things abroad the schooner turn tragically wrong and it becomes clear that it isn't the result the two ego infused owners. That is where the true tale begins.

There are times when I did feel like I had been set adrift, lost in the dreams of the tormented, Rivers, however, eventually came to my rescue and I continued to the end. If only the crew of the Black Witch had been as lucky. To quote from one of my favorite lines from the book: "she holds you like a whore in the night, but she'll take your soul and not think twice."

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best I read this summer! September 19, 2011
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This is one of the best novels I have read all summer. While I'm reading a book, I always keep a notebook handy so I can write down lines I particularly like. I would like to list four I loved from "The Black Witch":
1. The wonders and mystery of the Black Witch wound through their imaginations conjuring dreams of fortune, fame, and the glory of sailing the high seas once more.
2. She holds you like a whore in the night, but she'll take your soul and not think twice.
3. They were playing a dangerous game with an entity that was unfamiliar to anyone in the room.
4. So exquisitley perfect was the darkness of the heavens above that one would have difficulty believing it was a prison to the passengers and crew of the Black Witch.

This was a non-stop action novel. I absolutely loved the end. Like another said in her review, would be great if Micheal Rivers were to write a sequel to this novel. Even a series of books could be written, continuing on with the horror and unpredictability of Dorian Coe.
I look forward to reading all of Micheal Rivers' novels. He has a great imagination and a style of writing I love.
~Rebecca Scarberry
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Without Being Revolting November 6, 2012
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What a brilliant surprise! The story revolves around a black ship and the people who must have her. It had just the right amount of creepy; enough to make me watch the shadows, but be able to turn out the lights. The characters struggled with their dark sides enough to make me inspect mine.

About halfway through the book I was happy to find I couldn't put it down. I read a lot of indie books and there have been only a handful that stoked the page turning passion.

Many of my favorite book elements were at play here: I love ocean adventures, a good mystery, tales of old schooners, ghosts, tragedy, suspense and relationship drama.

My only complaint is that I wonder what the characters looked like.

I recommend this book and will read other by the same author.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Your first and last sea voyage, or is it? October 26, 2012
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What an interesting ride. Mr. Rivers put us in the depths of a schooner with a very tainted history unknown to her new potential owners. Mr. Coe and Mr. Ritchie. She is the last of her class in a world turning to modern propulsion systems. She is made of the finest wood available in these parts of the Northeast. With the exception of the ship's hull being painted black, she is the queen of the schooner world.

Ah, but a very dark secret hides beneath her beauty. The original owner refused to pay any of the workers for their labors. One of the builders places a curse for all who have any business with her no matter what the time period.

Do you believe in tales of the depths? Is there an unseen force hiding in the Bermuda Triangle? Can a ship travel the portals of time giving the looks of pristine condition despite the fact she's been written off the ship registry's as salvaged? Arh, those are the questions one will have to venture out and answer for themselves.

If you like a book that will have you seeing ghosts and hauntings, or perhaps you enjoy the vernacular from old salts of the past-the men who charted and tamed the seven seas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, than wait no longer and grab a copy. Be forewarned of the Ships Owners offering a trip of a lifetime. It may be your last!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
The Black Witch is a tale of horror that takes place on the seas. The story is set in the 1930‘s on a ship that is cursed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Orchard Book Club
3.0 out of 5 stars "Almost" a great book
I felt like I was reading a draft of this book that was still in the process of being edited. It started out really catching my interest, and I was looking forward to a great... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cici
5.0 out of 5 stars I Dare You
No I double dare you to ride the Black Witch. You will think twice before ever stepping foot on a sea craft again! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathy Rees
5.0 out of 5 stars The Black Witch
This is an amazing book. It draws you in as soon as you start reading. I was unable to put it down. I could not wait to see what was going to happen next. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars The Black Witch
great book and great guy...had the chance to hang out with him and do a ghost hunt with Micheal Rivers..super nice
Published 9 months ago by bink
2.0 out of 5 stars The Black Witch
I thought the book started off well but found myself hoping it would be over faster. I think that I was more disturbed by this book than I realized I would be. Read more
Published 9 months ago by imhistory
2.0 out of 5 stars Would have been better if it was cut in half & had an editor
The story was interesting but please, get yourself an editor, stat! This book jumped from one section to the next with no break or pause, so it made following it difficult at... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars Come Sail Away
I could not believe the twists and turns of this book. I was so absorbed in it, at times I would have to put down
to get anything else done. William is a strong Captain... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Meme
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
It was a good book about the curse of the boat and what the boat made the people do to each other.
Published 13 months ago by sandra barnes
2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and unfinished
I am so glad i am done reading this story. The story started out ok but, for me anyway, crashed and burned as so much was left undone and unfinished. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lo
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More About the Author

Micheal Rivers a multi-genre author was born and raised in North Carolina. His bestseller Verliege was voted Supernatural Book of 2012. His first fiction was published in 2003 and re-released as The Black Witch in 2011. Moonlight on the Nantahala was widely received as an exceptional work of modern fiction. Additionally, he has two ghost anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing LTD. He is currently working on a new action/adventure series. Rivers served with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He attended colleges in Illinois and North Carolina. He is a recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with over thirty years experience and provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers. https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers
The passions in his life are his family, the great outdoors, and his boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee.

You can write to Micheal at contact@michealrivers.com

Visit his website http://michealrivers.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/micheal_rivers or @micheal_rivers
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MichealRivers.Author




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