Women’s Fantasy Fiction meets Occult Suspense. If you like Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, you’ll love Bettencourt’s Summerwind Magick.
“Rick Bettencourt expands his influence and there naturally is applause!” —Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer ★★★★★
“A paranormal thriller, a mystery and a story of a woman’s growing understanding of who she is…. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal suspense, and complex plots with fascinating characters.” —Carol Holland March, author of Dark Visions ★★★★★
A bully’s been tormenting her for years. A witch is the medium. An actress the victim.
After Carolyn wrecks her singing career, she and her best friend Michael set out to New England for a spellbinding adventure—a complex brew of suspense, drama, and the occult spiced with a dose of humor and fun.
Rising talent Carolyn Sohier dreams of breaking into the spotlight and achieving the kind of stardom her father—a deceased hippy-musician—could never realize. But severe stage fright relegates her to singing backup and making cheesy television commercials. Carolyn can’t seem to tap into the energy trapped deep inside her and show her talent to the world. Self-doubt plagues her worse than the demon she witnesses when singing at Radio City Music Hall. Now, the creature follows her around the set of her first feature film—Witches of Salem—being shot on location in New England.
Salem resident Rebecca Farney longs for acceptance in the Official Witch of Salem’s coven and recognized as a real witch. Despite the community’s protest, Rebecca can’t pass up a chance to be part of the movie and turn Witches of Salem into a camp hit like her favorite television show Bewitched. Perhaps casting a spell on the film’s actors and crew could win her recognition from the Salem coven…
Michael, Carolyn’s best friend, has spent a lifetime protecting the star and bolstering her ego. Yet all the money he and his partner—a software tycoon from Seattle—have, can’t shield her from what’s about to happen…
“One of those rare books, which has the reader up all night because every page brings you further into the characters.” —V.A.S. ★★★★★
“The perfect combination to intrigue a reader into turning the pages as fast as possible…. Guaranteed laughs and a few tears as the story unfolds. This is simply not to be missed and will become a re-read.” —Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
“One of my favorite reads of this year. It’s a must read.” —maw62 ★★★★★
Summerwind Magick is women’s fantasy fiction for fans of occult suspense and the paranormal. Fans of Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman, and Shayne Silvers will be thrilled with this mashup of modern witches and Hollywood drama.
This book is for anybody who loves women’s fiction, fantasy, LGBT characters, magical powers, a touch of the paranormal, and magical realism.
This is a standalone novel with characters from Bettencourt’s book Tim on Broadway.
"Warning: this isn’t the Salem witch stories you read/heard about in school. And that’s a good thing." --Sarasota Scene Magazine