Serpent's Kiss

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Serpent's Kiss

A Witches of East End Novel

By Melissa de La Cruz

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401323967, 316pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Description
The intriguing Beauchamp family, introduced in the "New York Times" bestselling "Witches of East End," returns in "Serpent's Kiss," with dizzying plot twists and spellbinding magic. Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down--from Joanna's organized kitchen to Ingrid's previously nonexistent love life to Freya's once unshakeable faith in her sexy soul mate, Killian Gardiner. When Freya's twin brother, Freddie, suddenly returns, escaped from Limbo and professing innocence on a long-ago crime, Freya should be ecstatic. The golden boy can do no wrong. Or can he? Freddie blames no other than her fiancE Killian for his downfall, and enlists Freya's help to prove it. Now Freya doesn't know who to believe or trust. And for the first time in--well, forever, really--Ingrid is also busy in love. Matt Noble, the handsome and charming police detective, has won her heart. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? Things get even more complicated when it appears Ingrid is harboring the prime suspects in Matt's police investigation. To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna--but does it mean to bring harm or help? Joanna asks her sort-of ex-husband Norman to help figure it out, only to accidentally invite him to a Thanksgiving dinner with a dapper gentleman she's recently begun dating. As the witches pull together to discover the serpent within their midst and the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most? Melissa de la Cruz weaves all this and more in a blockbuster sequel that is not to be missed by her fans, and one that is sure to enchant new readers of the series.


About the Author
Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila and San Francisco. She is the author of the novels Cat's Meow (Scribner, 2001) and The Au Pairs (Simon & Schuster, 2004). She coauthored the nonfiction books How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less (Ballantine, 2003) and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas (Ballantine, 2004). Her work has been translated into many languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


Praise For Serpent's Kiss

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches a juicy new franchise."—Entertainment Weekly

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance."—People

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"A magical and romantic page-turner."—Washington Post

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"[De la Cruz] lets her repressed sorceresses rip."—New York Times

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"This tale of powerful women mixes mystery, a battle of good versus evil and a dash of Norse mythology into a page-turning parable of inner strength."—Self

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"[I]ntrigue, mystery, and plenty of romance."—MTV.com

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"Casts a spell."—Los Angeles Times

Praise for the Witches of East End series:

"Fans of the New York Times bestselling YA author (Blue Bloods series) will be delighted with the next entry in her new adult series (after Witches of East End). A compelling tale of powerful magic, romance, betrayal, and suspense."—Jennifer Anderson, Texas A&M University Library