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Blog Tour: The Coven by Harper L. Woods

Thirteen promising students destined to change the world.

If the ghosts of Hollow’s Grove’s victims don’t kill them first.

The Coven, an all-new gothic, dark academia, paranormal romance and book one in the Coven Of Bones Duet from USA Today Bestselling author Harper L. Woods is available now!


Raised to be my father’s weapon against the Coven that took away his sister and his birthright, I would do anything to protect my younger brother from suffering the same fate. 

My duty forces me to the secret town of Crystal Hollow and the prestigious Hollow’s Grove University—where the best and brightest of my kind learn to practice their magic free from human judgment.

There are no whispered words here. No condemnation for the blood that flows through my veins. The only animosity I face comes from the beautiful and infuriating Headmaster, Alaric Grayson Thorne, a man who despises me just as much as I loathe him and everything he stands for.

But that doesn’t mean secrets don’t threaten to tear the school in two. No one talks about the bloody massacre that forced it to close decades prior, only the opportunity it can afford to those fortunate enough to attend.

Because for the first time in fifty years, the Coven will open its wards to the Thirteen.

Thirteen promising students destined to change the world.

If the ghosts of Hollow’s Grove’s victims don’t kill them first.

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“I have to presume you did not summon me here to discuss my manners with your grandniece, Covenant,” I said, gritting my teeth. My kind were not meant to be subservient to any, but the magic that kept us bound to the flesh of our vessels made us reliant on the witches if we ever wanted to be freed from them. 

We’d thought it a blessing to never need to possess a new form, to have a body that could hold us for an eternity. 

We’d thought wrong. 

“We have decided to reopen the University,” George said, speaking before his female counterpart could interject. “We all need fresh blood and the attention we suffered as a result of that day has long since faded from memory.”

“As much as I too would appreciate new blood to feed upon, I have to urge caution in opening our walls once more. Rumors will spread the moment we announce our reopening,” I said, looking between the two skeletons staring back at me. 

“Two generations of witches have been left to learn their magic in the privacy of their home, ”Susannah said, standing from her throne. Her black cloak wrapped around her and hid her bones from view as she stepped down the dais stairs. “The time has come for them to be properly educated. We will only open our doors to twelve new students from outside Crystal Hollow every year, and we have personally selected those who will join us based on the power we’ve detected. There will be no formal announcement.”She held out a list, her messy cursive writing displaying the names of those she’d selected. 

“What assurance do we have that we will not suffer a repeat of last time?” I asked, thinking only of the safety of my kind. While we were difficult to kill, even some of us were harmed in the massacre that occurred fifty years prior. 

“If we do not open our doors once again, the witches will have no one left to breed with. If we die out, so do your kind. Do not forget that you require the blood of our people to sustain you, Alaric,” Susannah said, turning her back on me and making her way to the throne that waited for her. 

I gritted my teeth, forcing my body into the shallowest of bows. “As if you would ever allow me to forget such a thing,” I said, crumpling the list in my hand. 

I turned my back on them, the muscle in my cheek jumping when they couldn’t see it. 

Fucking witches.

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