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Miranda Moon has been cursed. Ever since she had the misfortune to come in contact with a crude love spell, she’s had one bad date after another. After lighting a man’s hair on fire and ending up on a blind date with her cousin, she’s ready to lose herself in the books she writes and live her life as a spinster, until Gideon Alexander, the one man she’s always wanted, walks back into her life.

Gideon Alexander doesn’t date. He’s been burned one too many times. But when he’s asked to plan the Keating Hollow Christmas ball with his old friend Miranda Moon, suddenly, he finds himself breaking his own rules. Maybe, dating the sexy author is just what his scarred heart needs. 

The only problem? 

Miranda’s curse has the potential to destroy their relationship before it even begins. 

©2019 Deanna Chase (P)2020 Deanna Chase

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-07-2020

Emotional and Dramatic Second Chance Love Story

As usual Deanna Chase and her narrator do not disappoint. I have listened to the series from book one and they just get better and better. This story is emotional, dramatic, has some suspense and betrayal and finally an enduring love. Also very entertaining story and plot with that extra added intrigue of the paranormal thrown in. Please listen to this book, which can be independently listen to but highly recommend you go and listen to other books in series. Loved it! Can't wait for Book 9.

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  • Christi O.
  • 20-06-2020

You could feel their connection from the beginning

I had no idea I was going to absolutely love Miranda! She seemed like such a confident woman in past books, who knew she was caring around so much pain and lost love. From the moment Gideon re-entered her life, you knew he was her soulmate. i was a nervous wreck the entire book!!! I wanted this relationship to work out with all my heart! <3 I can't wait for Wanda's adventures, I just know it will be an epic story that ends in golfcarts driving down the wedding aisle! lol

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  • Lee004
  • 05-06-2020

Excellent addition

Just when you think there is no more to tell Deanna Chase brings another wonderful addition to Keating Hollow. Miranda and Gideon's was wonderfully written and the narration by Gabra Zackman was a treat as always. I love getting a hints of whats to come as well as updates of the pass characters. This series is great to listen to when ever I need to escape what is happening in the world today.

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  • Shorty
  • 01-06-2020

Loving these books

I really do love this series and I'm super excited to get into the Witches of Christmas Cove too!!

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  • Cschwindt87
  • 13-05-2020

Loved it!

Miranda and Gideon’s story is so heartwarming. They find each other again after years of separation, not even a love curse can keep them apart. I was rooting for Miranda the entire story and was ready to punch her ex manager in the face. I am interested in knowing who put the curse on her. The Christmas ball sounds like a wonderfully magic event that anyone would love to attend. I can’t wait for Wanda’s story, hopefully there will be a lot of cart racing!

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  • Kris White
  • 30-04-2020

Cursed in Love

Paranormal writer Miranda Moon couldn't believe the bad luck she's had lately with her dates. Normally, her curvy body in tight fitting dresses was enough to bring men to their knees. For the last few weeks, they have been falling at her feet... literally. She hasn't had one successful date... her dating fails included a blind date with her cousin! She really couldn't believe her luck. She felt like she was cursed! Content with her new life in Keating Hollow, parked at her usual table at Incantation Cafe while busily working on her new book, she decided to swear off men... until the one that got away strolled right back into her life!

Ace Media studio exec, Gideon Armstrong couldn't believe his eyes. There she was, in all of her beautiful glory... the one he let slip away 15 years before. In Keating Hollow for a vacation from the Hollywood media scene, Gideon was just looking for some off-the-radar R&R. He never dreamed he'd see her again.

Would they be able to get past their past and the studio exec who had stopped at nothing to prevent Gideon and Miranda from living their perfect lives? Would her very first book, the one that told the love story of she and Gideon be the catalyst to bring them back together to live the ending she wrote in the book? Will love truly conquer all?

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  • Fifi
  • 28-04-2020

A second chance love story

A few misunderstandings, an unexpected reconnection,an underhanded plan, and a love spell gone wrong. Miranda Moon has some unexpected twists thrown into her new life in Keaton Hallow.
I really did enjoy this book, I love seeing people get a second chance at true love. Also I know want to be able to read Miranda’s books!
I can not wait to listen to the next one and am so impatient about having to wait for its release.

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  • Pam Louis
  • 26-04-2020

Amazing story and romance

Witches of Keating Hollow
Miranda Moon had a Blind date with a screen writer. He was her favorite and a long time friend had set them up but he couldn't make it and sent his assistant in him place. he was hot eye candy so why not right? Things were going great until out of nowhere her ex from college showed up Gideon the same ex that dumped and she wrote her first hit book about only she gave them the happy ending they didn't get. But when Gideon showed up just to say hi everything went bad. Lol I'll let you read to find out what happens but it doesn't stop here some one is messing with her movie her first too. Seems everyone knows about who is playing in it and everything about it but her? So what's going on? Who is out to get her? Then there is her ex. He is the only man she has ever loved but she knows he will be leaving again. What is she going to do? I love the characters in this story there so life like ! They pull you into the story and keep you hang one each page. There is drama, mystery, betrayal, spice, and so much more. I couldn't put it down. This story is not to be missed my magic romance fan pals. Your going to love this one
This story is amazing I loved it

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  • D.Smith
  • 15-04-2020

Loved it!

Another great Witches of Keating Hollow book!! Such an awesome series by an amazing author!!

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  • Laura
  • 12-04-2020

Hilarious and love. Just what I needed!!

The eight book of the Keating Hollows follows Miranda and Gideon. Ohh this was a fun book!!
The audiobook is fantastic. Gabra does a fantastic job portraying the characters. I love how the same narrator has narrated the entire series.
I thoroughly enjoyed both Miranda and Gideon’s adventures. I truly thought what the luck that followed Miranda was hilarious.
The chemistry between Miranda and Gideon is hot!! 🔥🔥
I enjoyed the little snippet for the next couple as well. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 10-11-2020

Loved

Essence of the Witch is Miranda and Gideon’s story. The storyline is interesting and entertaining. The characters are likable and believable. Ms. Chase has a great way of combining the paranormal world with romance and making it feel realistic. Great story. The narrator did a fantastic job!

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 24-06-2020

Essenes of a great story

Book 8 in this fantastic witches series . This story will suck you in and not let you go . Deanna Chase wrote a story that you will see each character interwoven in each story. Once you listen to a story and see a side character you wish that heroine will get her own story.
Heroine is Miranda. Hero is Gideon .
You will remember Miranda from an earlier story, at Spirit of the Witch. Miranda doesn’t believe that she will ever find love . That she got a bad love spell . Gideon and Miranda have been high school sweethearts, but something tore them apart . Miranda is trying to move on , she goes on a few dates but the dates turn out so bad that you will laugh over those dates . You will route for Miranda and Gideon to open their eyes and see the love between them .

Gabra Zackman performance is fantastic. She brought this story to live . You can tell each character by the tone of Gabra voice

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 25-04-2020

Amazing small town paranormal romance

As always with this series I love the character development and how we get to see the past characters lives. Fun, easy read with plot twists and passion, excited for Wanda's book.

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