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Sunday, January 8, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers

SERIES: Curse of the Witch, Book 1 
PUBLISHER: Micheal Rivers

FORMAT: E-book, 292 pages
GENRE: Horror/Paranormal


It was the adventure of a life time. In an obscure marina off the shores of Maryland a schooner unlike any other ever built was discovered. Dorian and Diana Coe purchased the schooner and sailed from the shores of tranquility into the bowels of hell itself.

Prurient tales of suicide, murder, and the disappearance of an entire crew were hand written within the ship's logs.

On her decks sailed a well seasoned Captain and crew that never knew the schooner's shadowed past. The new owners ignored the words of men with integrity and sailed the Black Witch in the Spring of 1935.

Into the realms of illusion and pure evil the ship and its compliment sailed never knowing the fate awaiting them!


I received this book for review from the author. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own. 

When Dorian Coe sets his eyes on a sailing vessel known as The Black Witch, he is inexplicably drawn to her. Dorian and his wife, Diana, invite a group of friends to join them as passengers to celebrate The Black Witch’s first launch. What takes place aboard can only be described as a nightmare! I don’t want to ruin the element of surprise by giving away any further details.

This book is creepy, and I mean that in a good way! The storyline grabbed me from the beginning with strange coincidences. I do like flawed characters, and this book has a lot of them. I enjoyed the chaos on-board the sailboat, although the book lagged a bit in the middle for me.

Overall, I did enjoy the book. There are some editorial issues with the book in terms of typographical and grammatical errors, but the story held my interest. Fans of paranormal/ghost stories and sea-faring adventures would likely enjoy it!


  1. I'm a woosy and cannot read super suspenseful stuff like this, but even then I love sail stories so I enjoyed the cover. (-;

    And may I say 'Wow!' to how many challenges this one hit on your lists.

  2. @ Sophia Rose: Thanks for reading my review! Yes, I think this is a record number of hits on challenges with just one book!

  3. Sounds like a fun creepy read! Nice entry for the Color Coded Challenge!

  4. Sounds like a creepy read! I will have to check into it. I do like shorter books that can creep me out.


  5. I'm glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for sharing your review

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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