Witch's Kurse

Witch’s Kurse…Enjoy

Witch's KurseI hope you guys like it. :) Let me know either way. Feedback is always good. Here is the link to the Amazon page. It’s up on Smashwords, but will probably be a bit before it’s available directly from Apple and Barnes and Noble.

Witch’s Kurse continues the adventures of the characters we’ve all met before in the Damned and Cursed series. This one focuses mainly on Jack, but there are a few surprises in store, as well as a new addition. This is my longest work to date, and the cost for the eBook version is $3.99.

The challenge in this work to write was the multiple stories. There are several, but in the end they all come together. Hopefully I did a good job weaving together an entertaining tale. There’s also Jack himself, always a pain. Riding that balance with him is always fun, always difficult. :) He is not a nice man, even bordering on being a villain at times. There are points in the novel, especially with his dialog, that it seems he really is a villain. But he loves his daughter, and he’s not exactly sleepless anymore. :) That helps keep him from the brink.

Anyway, enjoy. I’d love to talk about the novel some more, but don’t want to spoil things.

Oh one last thing. I checked every feasible thing I could format-wise (had some issues this time. Amazon, for some reason, wanted to delete trailing apostrophes this go-round), but if you spot anything major that bugs you, just holler at me.

  34Comments

  1. Nathalie Ball   •  

    Weeee! Thank you! !!!!

  2. John   •  

    Hey at 1214, “I compared to her Hitler,…” Looks like to and her got transposed.

  3. John   •  

    At 1363 “I’ll still have lie to Mom.” add a ‘to’ and maybe a ‘my’

  4. Glenn Bullion   •     Author

    Thanks for the fixes :)

  5. John   •  

    At 3447 “I’ll just lie and said I didn’t” change that to ‘say’.

  6. David   •  

    That was good fun. The writing keeps getting better. I still really enjoy Demon Spawn and A Wtich to Live, but the writing lately is light years beyond.

    Jack had me grinning the whole way through. Marie could make a very good foil for him. He really needs someone to stand up to him character wise. While I love Jack, he’s so big and strong a presence in any scene that he washes everyone else out. Marie’s not quite that big, but I think she’s got what he needs. Oddly Tiffany has a little bit of it too that you can see coming out in her early interactions with Kevin. I think part of it is that all three of them generally know what they want, are always working toward those ends and are willing to accept the consequences. Jack just goes about getting it with hilarious quantities of violence and one liners. Speaking of Kevin, he needs to get his confidence back.

    There are some quibbles though. First and foremost, we need a whole lot more euphemisms for checking out the ladies. Form is just an awkward and I groaned every time I saw it. Next, the damsel in distress well is getting a bit shallow, even when they aren’t really damsels in Marie’s case and Tiffany’s to a lesser degree. That was one thing I really appreciated about Demon’s Doorway, the central macguffin was something non-damsel related for the most part. Finally, the sexual violence element could be a real trigger point for a number of people.

    I can hardly wait to see what you have for us next.

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      You read it all already? I’m impressed. :)

      SPOILERS AHEAD!

      For the “damsel in distress” part, if you’re talking about Tiffany later in the novel, I actually had an entirely different sequence for that, focusing on her instead of Kevin. She would have escaped on her own (negating the “damsel in distress”) and the entire scene would have been more of a cat and mouse chase, with her hiding while being chased, all with Kevin on the other end of a cell phone. He would have been guiding her, helping her, all with the goal of taking a picture and emailing it to him. And just when she finally gets caught, a portal opens up, and in walks Kevin.

      I think it would have went well, but I decided to change the focus to Kevin. I wanted to show him finding her, using his magic tricks along the way.

      I try to be very conscious of the “damsel in distress” thing, as I don’t like it myself. I try to make all my female characters strong, very rarely needing any help. I’ll try better next time. :)

  7. john   •  

    Hey Glenn @ 4827, “I’m done my homework…” Tiffany is a little old for making that mistake.

  8. Glenn Bullion   •     Author

    Just FYI, I’m making all these corrections in the source manuscript (you really can’t ever stop them all I guess), and I’ll upload a corrected version later, one of the nice things about ePublishing.

  9. John   •  

    I finished the book last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for a great book.

  10. James   •  

    **SPOILERS**

    I agree with Nathalie on this one. Tiffany is too young at this point to really be considered a damsel (unless she were being rescued by someone closer to her age who could be a possible romantic interest). In any case, I thought that she still came out of it feeling strong based on her reaction to everything.

    The only thing that really concerns me is that Kevin seems to have forgotten (or perhaps chosen to ignore) Victoria’s warning about keeping hidden and out of sight because witches are hated (and hunted) by both humans and supernatural creatures alike. He took some really big and obvious risks, and it seems to have worked, but I could easily see that coming back to haunt him in the future.

    -Jim

  11. Cy   •  

    Enjoyed thoroughly. Jack always makes the book. Was a little disappointed with Kevin’s showing though, his action seemed a bit rushed, and he was awfully quick to out himself as a witch. Still enjoyed it but his rescue did seem to be a slight bit flailing and much luck/less finesse. I figure unlike the rest of the group, he’s really the fragile one and should be relying a bit more on prep and strategy.

    Anyway, is the next one done yet?

  12. MoC   •  

    Many authors I enjoy reading wind up becoming stale and leaving me disappointed with sequels that make me cringe.

    However the more I read your books, and for every new book you release I become more satisfied. The story and characters are what I love most about the Damned and Cursed series. Not to mention my love of reading books about anti-heroes.

    Keep up the wonderful work.

  13. Jorge C   •  

    I think the story was perfect the way it was kept me page turning. I really like the friendship building between Kevin and Jack as well it really is starting to feel like their own little pack between all the main characters. I didn’t see that surprise coming towards the beginning of the book with Jack’s relationship I thought to myself (man Glenn is getting ballsy) lol. It worked out though and I think because of it we got to see a different side to Jack maybe even see him grow in a way. All and all awesome book and I can’t wait to see what your next project is going to be. Oh by the way love the new character :)

  14. D. Mitchell   •  

    I was reading through Name of the Wind when I noticed the new Bullion book was out. Needless to say I dropped Name of the Wind and consumed Witch’s Kurse. I love the increased length and hope the trend continues.

    Jack is probably going to be my gateway drug into getting my wife into the series. She recently compared you to Mercedes Lackey, not sure if that is a compliment or not though. I like Lackey so I see it as a positive but I don’t know if that was her intention.

  15. Collin   •  

    Have read each one of your books Glenn. Every one has cost me precious sleep as I have promised myself I would only read for an hour and next thing I know it’s 2 am and I have to be up getting ready for work by 7. I arise promising myself I will not repeat the mistake again as I heavily caffeinate myself in preparation for a long day at work. Wash, rinse, repeat until the book is read. It is a blessing and a curse to finish each one as I can finally get much needed rest, but must await the next installment.
    Please keep up the great work and just as an aside Jack is my favorite.

  16. Ann Saluzzo   •  

    So glad to see Kevin is coming into his own. I know we all want to see him protected and keeping his head down, but number one he has Jack as a mentor and number 2 he needs his Spider-Man moment of great power, great responsibility lesson. Finally got a were in the monster squad, absolutely love her, a great foil for Jack. The only problem I can see is that Victoria is getting a little over shadowed by the rest of the group. She is just too much of a butt-kicker to play momma hen to them all. Was a little sad to see in the polls she scored so low in popularity (but I did vote for Kevin myself). Great job, great author, your getting pretty close to a tie with Simon R Green in my kick booty while laughing supernatural category

  17. Noah Baker   •  

    Loved it! I have really enjoyed all of your books so far. I read them all straight through without stopping as soon as I bought them. I can’t wait for the next installment! Until then, I guess I’ll just play a little PS4 infamous to keep me distracted. Haha

  18. Noah Baker   •  

    That’s how much I enjoy your writing. I don’t choose many things over gaming, or the gym. I skipped out on both so I could read this one. Which is my favorite so far by the way.

  19. Chris   •  

    Awesome book. Just finished it up (bought it last night).

    Only thing that kinda took me out of the story was Rob’s phrase “strange vagina”. I’ve heard it called “strange”, but never with that particular quantifier.

    Can’t wait till the next one comes out!

  20. Joseph   •  

    First novel I’ve read from you. Extreme character depth regarding Jack. Keep up the passion for your writing always a great thing to see an independent author thrive. Blessings to you and yours.

  21. Gillian Flato   •  

    I love the series. You are a very engaging writer. I love the personalities of the pack.

    Each character is someone I want to hang out with. Even Jack, because I cook better than he does. Great new edition with Marie. Wonder how she’ll get along with everyone else.

    Here’s a suggestion for the series. I think Tiffany needs to develop some “superpowers” when she hits puberty. It’s only fair. We don’t know who her real parents are, so they could be supernatural.

    Please keep writing this series. I like hanging with the pack.

  22. heather   •  

    I dont see this ebook available for kobo :( (I dont live in the US). Where can I purchase

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      Hey Heather, will send you a quick email. Doesn’t look like it’s on the Kobo store yet.

  23. Kanshie Mathis   •  

    Hey Glen, I bought your new book a few weeks ago. I know I read it earlier, since I am one of your Beta readers, but I like to purchase a copy anyway for my kindle library.

    By the way, on page 314 (that’s kindle pages) to put it succinctly , she asks him if he meant it – what he said about being in a pack, but the statement she refers to isn’t there, though I remember it in the beta version. ?

    • Glenn Bullion   •  

      Hmm I’d better check this out :)

  24. Deborah   •  

    Loved this one a lot, Glenn. Jack and Marie: we’ll have more of that, please.

    • Glenn Bullion   •     Author

      You know what I’d really like to do, is write a novel with only Victoria and Marie, a vampire and werewolf. But I don’t think I have the skills to write a novel with only women. :)

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