The Witch Narratives by Belinda Vasquez Garcia
Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment #1)

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If you are looking for unique magic, enter the world of the Land of Enchantment, and a series about Southwestern magic. This collection contains the Prequel and Book 1 of the Witch Narratives Series.
In New Mexico, witches turn into fireballs and travel by the spark of a flame to race across the sky, like shooting stars. Witch lights the villagers call these illuminations. Madrid is nestled in a canyon, well hidden by the black smoke of coal mining, a place where Catholicism collides with witchcraft, and superstition becomes reality. The villagers are a simple people, indebted to the company store, thereby enslaving them to the backbreaking coalmine. They hide crosses under their doormats in order to keep out the local witches, the girl Salia, the witch's daughter.
Witches of the Black Rose is a Prequel to the saga of Salia, a descendant from a long witching line. Salia is a half-breed with coyotes as her only friends, until she befriends Marcelina, a Catholic. The two girls form a lasting bond as they grow into young women in the Prequel Witches of the Black Rose.
Salia never wanted to be a witch but in Reincarnation of the Black Rose, she is in jail for witchcraft. Her old enemy, Pacheco, the head of a fanatical Catholic group, wants to return the Spanish Inquisition to New Mexico and witch burnings. At her witch trial, Salia catches the eye of Samuel Stuwart, the rich man who owns all of Madrid. The villagers gossip that she has bewitched Samuel.
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Belinda Vasquez Garcia came across a photograph of a Native American girl standing between her mother and aunt. All three were witches, and she was intrigued by the haunted eyes of the young witch. She thought about a half-breed girl being forced to follow in her mother's magical footsteps and join the family business, so to speak...For centuries in New Mexico, the Spanish Inquisition hunted down, tried, tortured and hung witches. One midnight when Belinda was thirteen, she heard La Llorona crying from the ditch behind her house, and the bone-chilling cries terrified her for two months afterwards. Her other writing inspiration is taken from true witchcraft tales she heard as a child, a Native American influence in her youth, and research. Her vision is to fashion colorful and realistic characters that live in compelling worlds which speak of sorcerers, witches, spiritual journeys, human compassion, individual frailties, love, hate, and the importance of family. P.S. - A piedra imán, a shape-shifting rock, supposedly exists. Belinda is still searching for one and will let you know when she finds the magic lodestone.
Published October 31, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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In Garcia’s debut, the lives of two young girls in early 20th-century Madrid, N.M., are threatened when the combative powers of witchcraft and Catholic mysticism fight for supremacy with devastating consequences.

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