A Witching Savannah Novel
By J.D. Horn
1950s Georgia: King Cotton has fallen. Savannah is known as the “beautiful woman with a dirty face,” its stately elegance faded by neglect, its soul withering from racial injustice and political corruption.
The dark secrets of Savannah are intertwined with the story of the young Jilo Wills who rises to become a legendary part of the most powerful family of witches in the South. The origins of the famed Taylor witch family finds its roots with Jilo’s great-grandmother, Tuesday Jackson, and her grandmother, May Wills, both who used their sorcery to influence the city’s powerbrokers. The two matriarchs, however, die before they can provide Jilo with a solid education in the magical arts. In desperation to make a quick buck, Jilo takes advantage of the family’s reputation and her scant magical knowledge to create a “Mother Jilo” persona. But soon, Jilo is forced to accept the full weight of her legacy when it becomes clear she is the one that the mystical witch world has been waiting for. Jilo becomes the unbreakable link between the past and future witches of Savannah.
In this standalone introduction to one of the Witching Savannah series’ most vivid and beloved characters, readers are swept away by the resourceful and determined Jilo as she comes of age, strives to master formidable magical skills in the face of overwhelming adversity, and forges her strange destiny against the turbulent backdrop of the civil rights struggle in the American South.
Past Praise for The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1) by J.D. Horn
“In this debut contemporary urban mystery, J.D. Horn weaves an intricate, gripping tale of magic and mysticism with the assured grace and lyricism of a seasoned novelist.”
—Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of Dark Passages and star of the classic TV series, "Dark Shadows"
“The witch is dead and Mercy Taylor needs to find out who killed her in Horn's intriguing debut…This tightly paced, entertaining series opener shows great potential.”
J.D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee and has carried a bit of its red clay with him while traveling the world, from Hollywood to Paris to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. J.D. also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. His newest novel, Jilo, is a standalone prequel to the bestselling Witching Savannah series. Previous titles in the series are The Line, The Void and The Source. Along with his spouse, Rich, and his furry coauthors, Duke and Sugar, J.D. divides his time between Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.www.witchingsavannah.com
Jilo (Witching Savannah Book 4)
By J.D. Horn
47North (April 26, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1503953734| 368 pages, paperback | $14.95
ASIN: B B0176BJYSO | 370 pages, Kindle | $5.99
Genres: Thrillers & Suspense, Occult, Supernatural, Witches & Wizards, African American Historical, Southern Gothic
Available at Amazon: amzn.com/ 1503953734
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