The Witch’s Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter

The Witch's Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls, #4.5)

By: Kristen Painter
Pages: 45
Series: Nocturne Falls #4.5
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Published on: January 20, 2016
The Witch’s Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.
Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.
When a spell goes wrong on the night of Samhain for witch Corette Williams, her only hope is the man she loves, Bartholomew Stanhill. But time is running out. As the clock ticks toward midnight on Halloween, they grow closer to the moment when magic will erase him from her mind. Can Stanhill become Corette’s Halloween hero?

Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun
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Yes another Kristen Painter novella got to the 28 days of 5 star reviews.  She is a talented author who apparently couldn’t come to Coastal Magic this year.  That sucks, I didn’t go but Melanie did and she said that a lot of who went last year, when I did go, weren’t there this year.  Anywho, Kristen Painter wrote another Novella.  This time it is about Halloween.  Yes every day is Halloween there, but there is still a October 31st.  So think of it as Halloween during Halloween.  ~ side note, while looking for the Goodreads link, I saw that the 7th Book is out, and it is about a Dragon.  Eeep. Okay not out until March 2017. ~ okay back to the review.


This is another book that falls between book 4 and book 5 for those keeping track.  Technically this book falls just before the Christmas Wish since Halloween falls before Christmas.  So if you have read any of the books, you know about Corette Williams, Pandora’s mom.  You also know about Bartholomew Stanhill, who is the rook to one of the three town leaders.  If you don’t know about them, Corette is a witch that is the mother of Pandora, who is the town’s real estate agent.  Bartholomew Stanhill, who goes by Stanhill, is a rook or “day time driver” for one of the grandsons of the town’s founder.  They have been together since I think the third book.


Anyways, Corette mixes up some spells prior to the annual halloween party, and something goes wrong. Blame it on one of her daughters, likely their fault anyways. She has until Midnight on Halloween night to fall back in love with Stanhill. If not, their entire relationship will cease to exist. No pressure right?  It isn’t just their relationship, but his existence.  Seriously, why do people make up spells that are horrible?  I guess maybe if you have a horrible breakup or something.  But don’t you learn from past relationships?  Oh did I mention that Stanhill felt it was time to propose?  So all of that going on, the largest party in Nocturne Falls, and some witchy daughters who need to come up with something quick.  All in a night’s work for the residents of Nocturne Falls.


So this is another short story by Painter.  It was like she woke up one morning and said “you know I am going to spend some time with my friends in Nocturne.” With that we have all of these little stories that take place between book 4 and 6.  Well while double checking that one was after 5 (Valentine’s Day) I now see one after 6 (True Love Trials) which I did not know about.  For the record I bought these books, both from Coastal Magic last year and then on Amazon.  Don’t judge, I am a Prime Member.  So my wishlist is getting longer by the day thanks to Painter 🙂  Not that I am really bitching since as you can probably tell, I mostly enjoy her books.  Rambling aside, this is a good short story about what happens with Magic goes bad, or when kids go bad. 😀



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About Kristen Painter

When the characters in Kristen Painter’s head started to take over, she decided to put them on paper and share them with the world. She writes paranormal romance and the gothic fantasy vampire series, House of Comarre, for Orbit Books. She has also been published in non-fiction, poetry and short stories. The former college English teacher can often be found online at Romance Divas, the award-winning writers’ forum she co-founded. She’s represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

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