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The Complete list in reading order of The Seven Spell Saga

A Spell Cast, Vol one, two and three (free on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble NOOK, iBooks, Sony, KOBO (sorry the series is no longer available on Amazon)


 A Secret, a move and they all meet.
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Oliver turned to me and with a look of wonder on his face continued, “Think about it, all those years, you could learn so much and do so much. So many chances to be anything you wanted, well maybe it wouldn’t be quite that easy, but the time would be there to try.”

Chloe is eighteen when her family moves to England from California. She didn’t want to move and had a plan to go back home, until she saw Tristan Dearing. Enigmatic and gorgeous, his blue eyes capture her attention and she finds he’s at the center of a mystery that has continued over the last eight hundred years.
She decides to make the most of her new life and as she helps her dad in his restaurant, she meets the lovely Oliver. He’s attracted to Chloe immediately and they begin a special relationship that will last forever.
One girl, two gorgeous guys, friends, lovers, inseparable. Join them on their magical adventures, a reality sprinkled with time travel, witches, and strange events.
This volume is the first part of the beginning story.




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Mistaken identity, deeper secrets, danger and surprises.
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“Well that’s true, but this is about the supernatural stuff. For a few years I kept thinking I might suddenly age, you know overnight I’d become my true age for some reason, and blow away as dust in the morning breeze.”

Oliver is mistaken for a descendant of the ancient Dearing family. Someone is owed and out to collect on an eight-hundred year old debt. How will this change not just Oliver’s life but Chloe’s too? Tristan faces discovery and danger. The three friends fight back until something completely shocking and unexpected happens.
In love with both guys, Chloe is determined to fix the new issues that face them. She and Oliver take on a wizard and find him surprisingly friendly, and so begins an adventure that changes Chloe forever.





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Finding Tristan is the only thing on Chloe’s mind. She is willing to do anything, go anywhere. Mystery, time travel, magic and a life saved.
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“Yes, what else is there to do, and Oliver don’t forget the background information, you and Tristan are immortal, how about believing that?”
The year is eleven-ninety and the waterfall on the ancient Dearing estate is swirling with magic. In the distant future, a young woman is looking for her lost love. Where is he and why?
Subjected to the jealous fury of a wizard Tristan finds himself in a place he thought he would never see again. Chloe and Oliver are out to find him.
What happens to Oliver when Tristan persuades Chloe to help him save a life? A secret is uncovered as arriving back from their adventure Chloe and Tristan discover changes in a world they thought they knew so well.





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A Spell Broken



‘Hello Oliver, we used to know you in a past life. You had my cell phone when I was in another dimension, which turned out to be back in time, 1190 in fact and… er, we’ve changed your life, sorry dude’.

After a fantastic adventure with one of the guys she loves, Chloe returns home through the time travel portal to find her other love has disappeared.
Where is the charismatic, tech loving, kind and gentle Oliver?
What exactly did Chloe and Tristan do in the past that has changed only one thing in the present time?
The loss of Oliver hits both Chloe and Tristan hard and they set out to find him, believing he must exist somewhere in the present.
At the same time Chloe struggles to believe that in saving her life Tristan has passed on his immortality.
A magical urban fantasy, sprinkled with love.




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Seven Spell Dangerous




"I moved a little forward with my
hand out slightly I thought she would be scared of us, but she wasn't she was
staring at Tristan and her eyes gave her away, she liked what she saw."


Tristan Chloe and Oliver think they are finally safe from the influence of the 800-year-old magic spell that had hung over Tristan's life.
The arrival of a man behaving strangely at the Abbey Museum heralds a new twist in their story.
As everyday life goes on, with Jack Dearing seemingly determined to rid the family of Tristan, and Chloe heading deeper in love with Oliver, a series of bizarre magical things happen to complicate everyone's life.
Does the beautiful girl visitor that catches Tristan's eye mean the end of Chloe and Tristan?
As events spiral almost out of control, Tristan fights to save his home and his relationship with Chloe. 

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The Sealed Door



A jealous witch, a strange spell. Two gorgeous guys and a
girl.

When Tristan asks the archaeology team to open the sealed
door found in a tunnel below his house, where Chloe lives, a surprise awaits
him.

Trouble is on the horizon from a surprising source. Tristan,
Chloe, and Oliver think they have encountered enough magic to have grown used
to it by now, but they find this latest brush with witchcraft almost too much
to bear.

Who is Lily and better still who is Anna?

As everyday life goes on between magical happenings, we hear
from Oliver and Tristan. Oliver describes his experiences and we find out more
about how he really feels.

The Sealed Door has some interesting revelations about
Tristan's past. He finds himself with emotions he never expected to feel. He
surprises his friends by his actions; this is not the Tristan we have come to
know.

When yet another experience from the past catches up with
Tristan, and the only thing that will fix things is another time travel
adventure.

The love story continues and Chloe finds herself taking her
relationships with Oliver and Tristan to a new level. With a twist in the
ending, The Sealed Door is sprinkled with love, magic, romance, danger and the
unexpected.




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The Task
 
The three friends and lovers unite at the request of Aristide the old wizard to whom they owe a favor.
Chloe, Oliver and Tristan have not seen each other for nearly three months and now they have gathered to hear the nature of the favor. It soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary favor and the three fall into the habit of calling this favor the task as they talk and prepare for it.
Still in love, Oliver and Chloe take up where they left off and the romantic moments are back immediately.
Tristan is so sad about the part he played in Chloe leaving the country and staying away for such a long time. Does he forgive himself?
Chloe still loves Tristan and the old dilemma of being in love with both the beautiful, immortal knight and the equally gorgeous modern guy Oliver dominates Chloe's thoughts through some bizarre incidents.
Who is Jean-Paul and what is his relationship to Aristide?
Has the magic in the waterfall always been because Tristan has special powers he does not know about, or is it something much more ancient and supernatural?
Chloe faces danger from a surprising source. Time travel takes the reader to a rock concert and to the twelfth century.
There are so many romantic moments between the characters that you just know something is waiting to go wrong.
This book is about love and fate. There are a more than a few steamy moments.
In book five The Task is not just about the favor owed to Aristide it is about Chloe deciding to choose between Oliver and Tristan.
The Seven Spell Saga is a love story you will want to follow to the end.







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Bartholomew Pike's Spell Book

Book Six follows on from the author's cut in Book five.
The voices of Chloe, Oliver, and Tristan are once again telling the story, and there is a new voice, a simple narrator voice, which tells parts of the story that the three friends and lovers do not know.
New characters emerge, and a surprise is in store for Chloe McGarry, and her two companions Tristan Dearing, and Oliver Tarrant.

The three friends and lovers find themselves embroiled in yet another adventure, this time indirectly caused by the time travel portal on the Dearing estate.
Tristan and Oliver are both in love with Chloe, and she reciprocates. A young woman seeking out Tristan for help arrives on the Dearing estate; her message is about the young knight Gaston. Gaston is in trouble, held captive, and being tortured.
They must attempt a rescue. What can go wrong?

Magic has always followed Tristan Dearing around, his lover Chloe has caught the habit, and now so has the lovely Oliver Tarrant.

In the attic of Tristan’s reacquired house in the White Witch woods they find a cache of antiques. Where have they come from and why does Oliver feel an affinity with them?

Already the trio has found their special abilities evolving, and now Oliver, with his love for technology suddenly finds himself with as much magic surrounding him as Tristan.

In this enchanting continuation of The Seven Spell Stories the romance between the characters takes new turns.
They find new directions for their lives, which have been so changed over the last three years by their meeting.
They try to settle down to use the special abilities they have received from their blood bond with the enigmatic, immortal knight Tristan Dearing.
Does fate let them?






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An Ending and a Beginning

In this final book of The Seven Spell stories, it’s three years since Chloe moved to England with her family. She has grown up and it shows. Her relationship with Oliver and Tristan has produced some fantastic adventures, and Tristan who sometimes has shown a little jealousy at her loving both him and Oliver, suddenly finds out just how hard it is to love two people.
The voices of Oliver, Tristan, and Chloe continue in this final book as they were introduced in The Sealed Door. In Book five and six, the stories were told by all three, and a different element was added, a narrative voice. That continues in book seven.
Dale and her people attract more danger and magic to Tristan, Oliver, and Chloe as they all try to use their special abilities to help others. They don’t know it but the seven spell that has caused so many adventures in the last three years is far less worrisome than magic that is far older.
When Oliver and Chloe meet the owner of a photography gallery, they find a big surprise awaits them. Tristan was sure he wasn’t being influenced by magic but is he right?
What is Dale’s destiny? Will Chloe and Oliver actually get engaged?




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Oliver, Chloe and Tristan, drop by to tell us if there will be another book in the Seven Spell stories



Chloe:
Thank you for inviting us to the blog today. We know there’s been a number of people asking if another story will be published and some want the books in print too.
Thank you all for dropping by.
Tell us first what are you up to now the Seven Spell stories series seems to have ended.
Oliver:
I’m still working on my business, computer stuff, I network and administrate for small businesses, but I do a lot of web design now too. I work with Bartholomew sometimes. (smiles)
Tristan:
I’m still helping to run the estate with Liz and Laura. Jack’s retired completely. I do some work with animals too. You know how I love them. I help out in the shop. I guess you remember we’re taking care of that since Eddie went off with Dale to her kingdom. That sounds so weird, (smiles) but then it is huh?
Chloe:
I’m still designing stained glass, I help in the shop, I run healing workshops with Bartholomew. I help Liz with events. Same stuff.
You’re obviously not telling us about any of the magical stuff. Is there still any?
Tristan: You mean at the waterfall. I reckon so, but I don’t think the portal is open. We get nothing from Dale. Well…not as far as I know. (Looks at the others)
Oliver: I don’t know if I should say this, but…Bartholomew has some secretive stuff go on there. I think the portal is open. I’ve not seen any sign of time travelers but… (grins and looks at Chloe)
Chloe:
It wouldn’t surprise me to find Bartholomew is keeping a secret. Not to be mean, but because we’d had enough of the portal by the time it caved in, or whatever. There’s something going on though. You can feel it down there. I was out walking with Liz and Charlie last week. You know how he loves to wander into the water’s edge, well, he got onto the thick reeds there and without Liz having to call him, he leapt off with his tail down and ran to us.
Tristan:
(Looks concerned and turns to her.)
You never told me that. Did she tell you, Oliver? (Oliver shakes head)
Be careful. Don’t go there again until I’ve talked with Bartholomew or McPherson. Please.
Have you felt anything, Oliver? I haven’t but then I’ve not been down there much recently.
(Oliver shakes head again.)
Chloe: (grinning)
Stop fussing. Okay.
(Oliver gets up and walks around Tristan to sit closer to Chloe.)
Where are you all living, because the last time Chloe was here she said you might all three live in Hawthorns?
Oliver: We come and go from the place. I still live in my place. Tristan lives In Hawthorns.
Tristan: I do.
Chloe: I have my room at the hunting lodge, but I hang out with Oliver or Tristan lots of the time. We don’t talk about that much. Mom is still wondering what happened to Oliver and me being engaged. The thing is and you might as well know it, we’re all adults, Tristan is hundreds of years old, Oliver should be twenty four, and I should be twenty three, we’re not normal so how we live is no one’s business. (looks fierce)
What happened to that idea of opening a detective agency and using your powers to help people?
Tristan:
We do help people, but it’s covert.
Oliver:
Yes, because it has to be, although we have a website for that side of things.
Chloe:
I’m opening a small office. We’ve been secretly doing things. You must know we can’t draw attention to things.
Things?
Oliver:
Healing, finding things out etc.
So your lives are still on the weird side then?
Tristan:
Chock full of magic, and weirdness. (laughs)
Can you tell us about the love story angle?
Chloe:
No. It’s the same.
Do you think the author will find that hard to write about if she writes more of your story?
Chloe:
I don’t know. Maybe. A few readers are a little scandalized that I love both Oliver and Tristan. Maybe she’ll leave that side of the story out. I'm in love with them both and we just get on with it. I'm not choosing, we tried that in an alternative plot line and it was dangerous and horrible.
Oliver:
I bet she doesn’t, after all that’s been one of the major story arcs and themes. What do you think Tristan?
Tristan:
It won’t be the same if she does leave it out.
Chloe, I notice you’re wearing the ring Oliver gave you and the ring Tristan gave you.
Oliver: (holding up his hand)
We all wear each other’s ring.
(Tristan holds up his hand to show me a ring)
So where did they come from guys?
They all three stare at me for a few seconds, maybe I’ve grown another head, now they look at each other and shrug.
Oliver: (grinning)
The place under the house still exists. We still find stuff in the water sometimes.
Tristan gives him a shove.
Oliver, we still have loads of treasure from my father.
(Oliver grins)
So there’s still something going on then? Portal wise. I thought that one was degraded by Aristide.
Chloe:
It is. Oliver’s just teasing aren’t you? (looks at him)
Oliver:
Yeah, sorry.
(They all look innocent. I’m not fooled.) Will there be another story? The author said in a magazine interview a few weeks ago that she thought there might be a year ago, but now thinks probably not.
Tristan:
We’ve not met up with her recently. There might be another story when we do all get together. She’s coming over to stay at Hawthorns in April. You know what she’s like. She’ll get it out of us if there’s a story to tell.
And is there? You three look very suspicious right now.
Oliver: (sighs)
There’s a couple of things.
Tristan: Don’t ask.
Chloe: I’m not saying anything. We should go now though. McPherson invited us to dinner.
Will you leave us with an excerpt from the last book?
Tristan:
I'll choose one, (grins) it's me talking.
Okay, but I just thought of a question I meant to ask the author.
Will the story telling change? Will the voices go away and the diary/report style change? Chloe and Tristan shrug. Oliver nods.
Oliver:
I know the answer. Yes it will. It'll be a narrative. No diary style at all so someone else will tell the story.
Thank you for chatting to me. I can’t help feeling you three are still up to something. Bye for now.
They all smile, say bye and leave. Oliver looks back at me and smiles again. They have secrets for sure.
Tristan's choice of excerpt


Chapter Nineteen

Tristan and Bartholomew

I couldn’t sleep. I went over to the stables and saddled Matin. It had been a month since I had ridden him. Brett one of the grooms had taken a liking to the horse and usually rode him. Matin was pleased to see me and we trotted out of the stable yard and over the field towards the abbey ruins.



I let him run on the grass alongside the road until we stopped and crossed over. The terrain around the abbey is grassy interspaced with garden and ruined bits at ground level as well as the substantial ruins. I let him set his own pace. A horse like Matin knows what he’s doing. We started to walk peacefully through the wooded area and then past the ancient church and the Norman ruins. Matin knows things and he knows that he used to live here when they were not ruins. He always goes sort of quiet and treads softly. What a great animal.

  
We picked our way over the more treacherous bits of outcropped rock and down to the waterfall. Matin also knows this is where he entered the future. He goes to look at the spot. Does he want to go back to the past? I doubt it. Tonight we were softly approaching the waterfall pool, both of us silent. I was thinking how happy I was to have things sorted out with Dale. I’ll always think of her fondly and offer friendship but whatever had gripped me to think I loved her has completely gone.



Matin stopped quite suddenly at the side of the pool, and I looked up, and across it. The light is never that great and even when there is a huge moon as there was right then the tree canopy shield keeps the place quite dark. I could see a man and I knew him almost instantly. Bartholomew was standing on the other side of the pool.

  
I urged Matin on and he walked around keeping a little way from the soft bank edge.

Bartholomew looked up.

“Hi Bartholomew what are you doing down here in the dark?”

He smiled as I approached and answered as I dismounted.

“It’s the idea that there’s a portal behind the falls that’s brought me here. There must be one Tristan. Esteban wouldn’t have been able to create one. He was powerful but let’s not forget he came from a completely different world. It would be impossible for him to create one without special power. I didn’t create the portals I used. They existed in the water. I could use water in different ways but not create a time or world travel portal. You know how I am looked upon as a great wizard?” I nodded at his question thinking of Dale’s description of him. He continued, “Well I am not great enough to create a time travel portal.”

  
I took a deep breath. “You know of Aristide? Well he used the waterfall pool here and some kind of affinity I have with it to create a portal. I appear to be some kind of catalyst for magic spells.”

Bartholomew stared at me.

“I’d be surprised if we could open anything that would take us to Dale’s kingdom, unless there is a portal already. It is her kingdom you know Tristan. She was destined to be the queen.”

I could feel some emotion coming from him that I hadn’t felt before.

“Bartholomew, would you like to go home, back there to Dale’s kingdom?”

  
He sighed. “I want to be where Evangeline is and she is at home here. Sometimes I think I would like to go back and then I realize the place is not what I would want it to be. By that I mean it needs change, change I honestly don’t have the energy for, but more importantly I don’t want to take time away from being with Evangeline to do.”

  
I nodded in sympathy and understanding. Sometimes you just want peace.

“So then why are you down here Bartholomew? You’re not thinking of climbing in there?”

“Well I was actually, because the fact is Dale’s kingdom is now without a ruler. You might think that would be a good thing, but it will not be. Our world is simply magic, everything is magic, and it has to have a king or queen who has magical abilities.”

  
I checked on Matin who had wandered a little way up the path towards the ruins again. “I actually understand. If you are going to do it, check on the waterfall portal, I must go with you.”

Bartholomew shook his head.

“No Tristan I can’t ask you to do it, people here rely on you.”

I smiled. “You’re not asking Bartholomew. I’m telling you.”

He looked at me sadly. “I’m climbing in. Please don’t follow me.”



I shook my head. It just isn’t in me to let anyone do anything dangerous without I try to help. “I’m coming too,” I told him, but I got out my cell phone and left an unsent text on the screen to say what I’d done. I put that in the pocket of my jacket and tied it to Matin’s saddle. He’d go home and it would be found sooner or later.



Bartholomew watched me and then started climbing the old Norman steps, which are shored up and restored, until we could step onto the rocks within the edge of the curtain of the waterfall. Then step again and down into the area behind it. He did a good job considering he had never done it before and I wondered if he had memorized what Gaston did earlier or had actually asked her.



We stood together at the very edge of the area of vegetation behind the falls. Ferns and some kind of curled leaf plant, which even I didn’t know the name of, grew there in patches. It was eerie and yet spectacular. It was also bizarrely as light as if we were on the bank of the pool.

  
I looked at Bartholomew and he grinned saying, “Nothing to suggest a portal. No shimmering spatial deformity or anything.”

I laughed at that.

  
He had a handful of pebbles that he had taken out of his pocket and he began throwing them around. I watched closely. There was nothing going on. Not one of them seemed to disappear. He had a little penlight, which he aimed at the trajectory of each pebble as it fell. The water behind us was soothing and the moon seemed to shine through it as if it was a window. I felt at home there for some reason.

  
Bartholomew had exhausted his cache of pebbles.

He shrugged. “I suppose if there was a portal it’s now closed.”

“Bartholomew, in my experience if there was a portal open in the last few minutes the pebble thrown in it would have disappeared. It could be it’s not open right now, we’ve had one that opened at intervals, and I can’t tell you what a pain that was. The other thing is maybe it only comes one way, from there to here. Sorry but the things are capricious, and I hoped we had done with them for good when we got back with Gaston and Dale.”

  
We looked around again and Bartholomew shone his little beam of white light around again. There really seemed to be nothing going on, and I thought about Esteban being here in this space and then leaping through the waterfall into the pool. He was lucky not to get sucked into the deep pothole but then he did run out of luck later.


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From An Ending and A Beginning


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Rain

Nuri couldn’t sleep; the straw mattress was hard and lumpy. She had kept a candle burning, an extravagance, but she needed the dim light to stop the stark stone walls of the cell from crowding in on her. She turned and she tossed, but it was her mind that would not allow her to sleep.

Thoughts of Maras kept turning in her brain. She had seen his pale eyes warm when he looked at her, and her skin burned at his touch. He would leave her when the season changed and the storms blew over the mountain, but until then he was hers. With a sigh, she threw back the blankets and got off the narrow bed. She shivered as her feet touched the chilly stone floor of the cell. These small rooms were the guest accommodation for Farran Chapel, but they felt more like prison cells. There was one high window that was closed with a wooden shutter, the gray walls, and the floor – everything stark and hard, especially the bed.

Mayhap Erebus was right. Perhaps he could see her more clearly than she could see herself. For at that moment, she would have given nearly anything to have the courage to walk into Maras’s room. The more she thought about it, the more she came to believe she and Maras were destined to be together – not forever, but until the rain came. 

She wanted him. She wanted him to hold, kiss, and touch her. She wanted him in every way, even if it put her on the path that Erebus feared so much. Maras made her feel alive. Galfridus wanted her to marry, but she knew she would not, as no other man could measure up to her angel.

She stood next to the wall that adjoined their rooms, and placed her flattened hand against it. Her courage had failed her. What if she went to him and he turned her away?

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