A Tale of the Black Bayou Witches
Delphi Rubidoux was out of the country when her Coven was brought before the High Council of Witches in New Orleans for using the banned Loup Garrou curse and disavowed. When she got back she found her world in ruins. Her island home had been looted by the locals and she'd been warned that her powers would be forfeit if the Council found her. She laid low and hid out on the island. Then one day Branson Grace, a local fisherman, decided to ignore the warnings about the island and venture out there. He finds Delphi there and saves her from loneliness and fear. Unfortunately, Delphi hasn't been alone. The spirit of Clovis Rubidoux has been watching her. He's been patiently awaiting the return of his beloved wife Collette and he's decided Collette's spirit is hiding in Delphi's body. With Branson's arrival and Delphi's reaction to him, Clovis decides it's time to possess her and reunite with his Collette. He believes that if he saps Delphi of her strength and her life it will free Collette's spirit to once again be with him. Delphi must fight the possessive wraith and men sent by the High Council to keep her power and her home. Branson grows close to her though he's been told all his life that the witches out on the island are evil. He doesn't see evil. He just sees a lonely misunderstood young woman who has been struggling to survive without modern conveniences for over a year. He wants to help, but doesn't expect to fall in love. This paranormal romance is a continuation of the Tales of the Black Bayou Witches and The Legend of the Swamp Witch.