A Day In The Life Of Darcy Merriweather by Heather Blake

It’s only been a few weeks since I moved from Ohio to the Enchanted Village, a themed tourist destination, in Salem, Massachusetts, so it’s still strange to wake up in an unfamiliar room, unfamiliar bed, unfamiliar house.

I’m adjusting more rapidly than my sister Harper and our dog, Miss Demeanor (aka Missy), though. Both of them seem ready to hop the next flight back to Ohio.

I suppose it’s been a big adjustment. Not just the house and the village (“Where Magic Lives”), but to our lives. As witches. We just found out a few weeks ago.

Harper and I are Wishcrafters, witches who can grant wishes using a special spell. Now we work for our aunt Ve (also a Wishcrafter) at her personal concierge service, As You Wish.

As my day starts, I have that burst of unfamiliarity, then it’s off to find coffee, walk Missy, maybe take a jog (I’ve just started this and my muscles aren’t pleased). I examine every face I pass looking for either a thief (there’s a pickpocket in town) or a murderer (there’s been a murder behind Spellbound Bookshop).

Mostly what I find are friendly faces. Tourists having a blast shopping in the quaint village or locals curious about me. It never ceases to amaze me how looks can be deceiving…

Then there’s Nick Sawyer. He’s a local single dad who’s looking into the village crimes. It seems to me he’s keeping some secrets of his own…but maybe I’m imagining that. I don’t want to get to close to him. I’ve sworn off men since my divorce, and Nick is altogether too appealing. Which makes him slightly dangerous.

Throughout the day, when I’m not busy snooping and learning more about the Craft, I’m working. As You Wish promises that no job is too big or too small. My current task is to find a wombat piñata. Not as easy as you might think!

And, of course, there are various wishes to grant throughout the day, but I never dreamed one of those wishes might actually lead to a killer…


You can read more about Darcy in IT TAKES A WITCH, the first book in the new “Wishcraft” mystery series.

Heather Blake grew up in a suburb of Boston, and enjoys going “home” in her novels. As a young mother, she tried her hand at writing novels and hasn’t looked back. Currently, Heather lives in the Cincinnati area with her family, and is currently hard at work on her next novel.

** Thanks to Heather, I have one (1) copy of IT TAKES A WITCH to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends January 9. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. Book will be shipped directly from the author. **

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

Heather Blake is the pseudonym of Heather Webber.

28 responses to “A Day In The Life Of Darcy Merriweather by Heather Blake

  1. I am so excited about this book. Heather’s writing has always delighted me and just knowing that there is another series in the offing it just like Christmas morning.

    mary-fairchild@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Thank you, Dru Ann, for hosting Darcy. 🙂

    And thank you, too, Mare! SWAK.

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  3. I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Heather at RWA last year. She is a delightful young woman. I’ve also read many of her other titles and own a few. I’d really love to win a copy of this book. I’m a magic story lover from way back.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I like witches, especially the good ones. Would love to read this book, and Thank you very much for the chance to win a copy!

    TerryParrish 2010 (at) hotmail (dot) (com)

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  5. Oh this sounds like a darling new series!

    tori@torilennox.com

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  6. I can’t wait to read this book!

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  7. Finally! A new book from Heather! I can’t wait to read it!

    ajeans_herrera@yahoo.com

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  8. Congrats on the new release!

    Cheers,
    Kathleen Ernst
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  9. I would love to win this!! Thanks so much for the chance!!!
    Vickie
    lovesreading@gmail.com

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  10. This sounds like just a delicious new series–witchcraft and mystery–what fun!!
    Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  11. Alicia Farage

    I can’t wait to read this book! I love both of her series…..
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  12. I received a post card in the mail from Heather in regards to this book. I can’t wait to read this. I love reading about witches. Thanks for this wonderful contest. elisanabby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Kathy Franklin

    Sounds like an interesting read!
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  14. sounds like another great cozy mystery series!!!

    already on my WishList!!!

    thank you for this giveaway!!!!

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  15. I just bought my copy! I am very excited to read it. I grew up near Salem, MA. It is always pretty cool to read a book that takes place around Boston.

    mishy325@comcast.net

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  16. I love the premise of this mystery and would love a copy!
    kcantwell02@comcast.net

    Thanks for the chance – Karen

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  17. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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  18. Helga Thompson

    I have all of Nina Quinn series on my Kindle…guess where your new series is going? LOVE your books. I’m a 74 year old great-grandma who loves to read and thanks the good LORD each and everyday that I can still see to read and still have the mind to understand what I am reading. Have a great New Year!

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  19. Stacie Amelotte

    This series sounds like fun. I have enjoyed all of Heather’s other series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love Heather’s work. I’m definitely adding this to my TBR pile.

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  21. Thanks Heather for telling us about Darcy.

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  22. What a fascinating story! This is a new author for me but I am definitely interested in her books now.

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  23. sounds interesting!

    idlivru1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Risa

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  24. Carol N Wong (@Carolee888)

    This one is on my wish list. What would be better is to win it. Sounds so good.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Michelle Fidler

    I like the paranormal angle. I have one of Heather’s other books.

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  26. Becky Curtis

    This sounds like a fun new series. Thanks.

    blwilstead(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. contest is closed.

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  28. Congratulations to our winner: Azucena!

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