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The Witches of Dark Root IS NOW available as an audiobook through AUDIBLE! 

And yes... I have plans to put the entire series in audio-books, and this is the first step. Book Two will be out early summer.

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Book Two in The Children of Dark Root Series: Gifted Magick

Order today for download July 24

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The Children of Dark Root Series: Book One: Inherited Magick.

Available Now.


It’s been four years since the Netherworld and Dark Root is thriving. Maggie is now in charge of Miss Sasha’s Magick Shoppe, as well as her two powerfully gifted children.


But when Shane leaves town to visit family, Maggie discovers an ancient key, unlocking a series of puzzling events: A secret workshop, ghostly visitors, and hellish creatures hiding in the woods.Old spirits rise up to tell their stories, and new residents arrive. Who is friend and who is foe? There may be peace in Dark Root, but peace was never meant to last.

This is the spin-off series for The Daughters of Dark Root series. This series can be read alone, but contains spoilers from The Daughters of Dark Root series.


More Magick. Mischief. Mayhem. Maggie.


Baylee Scott: Touch of Shadow(A Cozy Mystery)

For Kindle and Paperback


Psychic Baylee Scott returns with an all new PARANORMAL Adventure!

Things are disappearing all over Reed Hollow, and the town's beloved Mayor suddenly passes away.

Will Baylee Scott be able to unravel the clues before the town's fate changes forever?

 Book Five:The Shadows of Dark Root


Return to Dark Root with Maggie and the gang in Book Five of the continuous Daughters of Dark Root series.

The child has been stolen by a witch with an old family grudge. Now, Maggie and her sisters must brave the dangers of The Netherworld in order to set things right again. But there is more at stake than just the child, Maggie learns. Much more.

More Magick. More Mystery. More Mayhem. More Maggie.

(Excerpt from The Shadows of Dark Root)


Hecate stepped closer, her bare feet hardly touching the earth. “Maggie, I am Guardian of the Tree of Life. Do you not trust me?” She outstretched her hand, proffering the apple. “One bite, and you will see the truth.”

The truth.

It was the way she spoke it that resonated with me. The truth. A simple gift, and yet one we received so rarely.

“Why should I trust you?” I asked, backing to the edge of the circle and pulling up my skirt so it wouldn’t get caught in the currents. “Even if you are the guardian.”

“Because I knew your Mother. I was there when she took the office, even if she was not unaware of it. And…” 

She rolled the apple across her palm. It teetered magically on the edge of one side of her hand, and then rolled lazily back to the other. 

“...I also knew your father, Armand. I see the dichotomy, and the confusion, inside of you.”

“You knew Armand?”

She laughed. “Who doesn’t know Armand around here? He has tramped through my garden numerous times, with little regards to nature or our delicate ecosystem. He leaves a dark trail behind him. His last visit withered most of my fruits.” She motioned towards a plot of barren land at the edge of the glade and wrinkled her upturned nose.

“I’m sorry about my father’s actions, but what does that have to do with me?”

“I know your mission, Maggie. And I know your journey will be tough. If your father’s deal goes through he will remain unchecked, and all will be lost." She sighed. Her sigh was carried off by the wind and continued echoing around me. "As above, so below. And also the reverse."

It was too much to think about, and she must have sensed my distress. 

“But the end doesn’t come yet, so be of good cheer! Today, you will know truth,” she said. “Or at least a truth.” 

She extended her hand again - and I extended mine. The apple rolled from the butt of her palm into my own, fitting perfectly within my cupped hand. I let it sit there a long moment. It held no dark energy that I could discern, and though it was larger than my fist, it felt feather-light. 

I took a bite.

Reed Hollow: A Typical New England Town.

Or is it?








Calling all lovers of paranormal cozy mysteries!

Baylee Scott Is a new series of mine.

Set in the enchanted town of Reed Hollow, follow psychic, ghost hunter Baylee Scott as she sheds light on the supernatural.

"Witch, witch, you make me itch. I'd like to beat you with a switch."

Baylee Scott has the gift of touch. Except it’s not a gift. Seeing other people's memories doesn't make her very popular in Reed Hollow. It was one of the reasons she left the small town as soon as she was able. 

But after losing her ghost-hunting husband, Baylee returns home to help her brother run the family business: a defunct antique shop and tea house. It’s a dull existence that leaves her dreaming of adventures elsewhere.

Then, a mysterious jewelry case appears in her office, followed by a note detailing a connection between strange lights appearing in the sky and the disappearance of local women. Suddenly, Baylee’s life becomes more exciting.

Aided by her animal-loving brother, her tarot-card reading cousin, and the ghost of her dead mother, Baylee must unravel the clues to stop the strange lights from taking yet another victim.




The Witches of Dark Root

(Book One in The Daughters of Dark Root Series)


Deep in the forests of Central Oregon is a place called Dark Root, a small town shrouded in secrets, mystery, and witchcraft. But for Maggie Maddock, Dark Root is also a prison, a place where she is forced to spend her days working in her mother’s magick shop, forfeiting any dreams of her own as she prepares to take over the family coven. So, when a stranger appears and offers to take Maggie away from it all, she leaves without saying goodbye.


Now, seven years later, a phone call sends Maggie and her sisters back to Dark Root where she is unprepared for what awaits her: a town that's lost its magic, a mother with an unexplained illness, a house buried in secrets, and a renewed sibling rivalry.


Will Maggie run again or will she finally embrace her abilities to save everything, and everyone, she loves?




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"...entertaining and intriguing all the way through."


"If I could give it ten stars, I would."


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Books in The Daughters of Dark Root Series!

The Witches of Dark Root

The Witches of Dark Root

Seven years ago Maggie left her enchanting but stifling hometown and her mother's magick shop. Now, she's returned to find her town in ruins and her family in peril, and she might be the only one to save them. Reviewers Say: "Wow" "This series is responsible for the bags under my eyes!" "If I could give it ten stars, I would!"

The Magick of Dark Root

The Magick of Dark Root

Taxes have come due on Harvest Home and Maggie and Eve devise a plan to earn money through witchcraft. And that's when things go terribly wrong. Reviewers say: "5 stars! Keep them coming April Aasheim!" "I love this series and can't wait for more." "I couldn't put it down." "Addicted to this magick."

The Curse of Dark Root: Part One

The Curse of Dark Root: Part One

When Maggie discovers she is suffering under a deadly curse, she must unravel the clues of the past to save herself and her family. Reviewers say: "The best so far!" "Five stars." "Loved it!" "I ordered the next book before I finished the book before it." "It ended with a bang!" "Can't wait for the next."

The Curse of Dark Root: Part Two

The Curse of Dark Root: Part Two

Things are tough in Dark Root. Shane's missing. Julianna is haunting the town. And the mysterious curse has tightened its grip on Maggie. Can she save herself and her family, or is she too late this time? Reviewers Say: Spellbinding! Keep them coming! I have just finished book 4 and I am positive I will die waiting for book 5 to come out!

The Shadows of Dark Root

The Shadows of Dark Root

Maggie's child has been stolen! Now she and her companions must travel to the Netherworld to get him back. Along the way she meets strange and magical beings... some are friendly, others are not. Someone may not come back. Get it today. Reviews: "The ending was great and unexpected!" "Past, present,and future combine in one great book!" "Didn't want the book to end."

A Dark Root Halloween: The Witching

A Dark Root Halloween: The Witching

It's All Hollow's Eve in Dark Root, and the spirits are restless. But that doesn't stop the dark witch Larinda from trying to foil Sasha's ball. This short story is set in Dark Root's distant past - the perfect companion to the Dark Root stories, as well as a great stand-alone for Halloween. Reviews: "Sasha's story is finally told." "This was a lovely glimpse into the lives of Sasha and Larinda, with a twist." "It left me entranced."

The Council of Dark Root: Armand

The Council of Dark Root: Armand

This Dark Root companion novella takes place in Spain, 1968 as a young warlock searches for the roots of his dead father and angers a town as he deflowers a local. A cunning witch may be his only hope at getting out alive. Reviewers say: "Great author." "...this book did not disappoint." "I did not like this man!" "Love, love, love this series!" ***

A Dark Root Christmas: Merry's Gift

A Dark Root Christmas: Merry's Gift

When a falling star and a mysterious baby snow owl arrive one winter's night, ten year old Merry Maddock must decide what Christmas is really all about. This is a Daughters of Dark Root companion novella, set when the girls were young. Reviewers say: "If you love all the other Dark Root books, this one is a must." "A magical story." ***

The Good Girl's Guide to Being a Demon


What happens when a bookworm discovers she is half-demon?

Find out in the urban fantasy: The Good Girl's Guide to Being a Demon.

A Woodland Creek Novel.

Available Now! Just 2.99!


Reviewers say:

"Highly recommend this book."

"Loved it!"

"Very suspenseful."

"Whimsical while flirting with the dark."



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