Monday, September 7, 2015


Quote for the week:  Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

Author Kelly Hashway has another exciting novel recently out that I'd like to share with you. I know. She's amazing, isn't she. Anyway, if you're a fan of witches and fantasy and magic, you'll want to take a look at THE DARKNESS WITHIN, sequel to THE MONSTER WITHIN.


By Kelly Hashway


There are good witches. There are bad witches. Do they have a choice whether to be good or bad? Maybe. Maybe not.  Sometimes life takes a detour from what one plans. In THE DARKNESS WITHIN, the sequel to Author Kelly Hashway’s THE MONSTER WITHIN, Ethan Anderson is now a witch, along with his girlfriend, Samantha Thompson. Their lives as witches  are looking good for Sam and Ethan. Then something goes terribly wrong and dark magic consumes Ethan, threatening Sam, his friends, and their future.


  To add to the teens’ problems, Ms. Matthews, one of their teachers might be a witch hunter. And a coven of witches is out to get them. As Sam’s and Ethan’s lives spin out of control, and Ethan becomes more dangerous, they seek the help of Mirabella, a witch who is filled with dark magic of her own and the only one who might rid Ethan of the dark magic inside him before he destroys them all.


Kelly Hashway has written a story with twists and turns and people who are not always what they seem. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, the author threw in another surprise. Sam and Ethan are so much in love. I wanted them to be happy, but then that would have been dull. So the author made sure their lives were never boring. We often appreciate things more when we have to work for them. Will Mirabella succeed in freeing Ethan of the dark magic? Will Sam and Ethan escape from the coven that seems to want to harm them and live happily ever after? You won’t really know until the end.


THE DARKNESS WITHIN is a fantasy story, but it also touches on friendship and trust and loyalty. A nice follow up to THE MONSTER WITHIN.



Happy Reading!


  1. Keeping one on the hook until the end is a great way to be

  2. Love stories with twists and turns.

  3. Thank you so much for the review, Beverly. I'm so glad I was able to keep you guessing. :)

  4. Isn't Kelly the best? Can't wait to read this one!