Salvia Diamond is an ex attorney turned florist who operates Diamond Designs in Gardenia Glen. She lives with her Grandma Gladi and her mother, Chrys, who are witches trying to reclaim their heritage. As the elder Diamond women experiment with time travel and "journey herbs" to usher traveling spirits to the afterlife, Salvia is content to focus her sorcery skills on producing the most beautiful floral arrangements in the area. Of course, the Diamond family members aren't the only ones in the area practicing spells, the Wykes sisters, Bellcinta and Raven, are witches from the hill country who venture into Gardenia Glen to visit The Green, an underground country club/artist's residency for all area spell casters. Here, sorcerers intermingle and share ideas with one another. Some, like the Diamonds, want to practice hexes for fun, while others, like the Wykes girls, are self-obsessed and into black magic.
When Salvia's brother Reed comes to town for a visit and rejects his ex-girlfriend--none other than Bellcinta Wykes, she and her sister, who has also recently experienced a lover's rejection, are infuriated. They are far too beautiful to be dismissed. No one thinks anything of the sisters' tantrum until an innocent man ends up dead in the newly constructed greenhouse behind Diamond Designs, and Detective Jason Ames from nearby Moville suspects Reed, the building's contractor, had something to do with it. What happens in this case of revenge magic gone wrong? And will the soul of a witch have to be exchanged for the soul of the innocent victim? Find out in "A New Witch in Town," the first installment of The Kettle Krew of Gardenia Glen series.
Note: The Kettle Krew of Gardenia Glen is a series of novellas that runs in tandem to the Jill Fox Paranormal Mystery Series of novels, in which the main character—Jill Fox—is a witch who was adopted by a family outside of sorcery. Salvia Diamond of the Kettle Krew is Jill’s biological sister but neither of the women knows one another. Each series can be read independently, but reading the series in tandem as it is designed adds another layer of tension and richness to the reading experience. If you have enjoyed The Kettle Krew at Gardenia Glen, please consider checking out the Jill Fox series as well.