The Witching Pen
Author: Dianna Hardy
It's hard being the most powerful witch on the planet. It's even harder when you're a twenty-five year old virgin who'll lose all of that power the moment you sleep with someone ... that's why Elena's never slept with her best friend and flatmate, Karl, despite the true feelings they harbour for each other. Elena's about to discover that there are even more difficult things in life to deal with. One of them comes in the form of a pen she discovers one day, a pen that allows anything she writes to come to pass... Suddenly, it's not just her powers or her heart that's at stake, but her very soul, as a dream demon with a seductive pull uses the pen to try and turn her away from her reality, and from Karl. But the pen is just the beginning. Everything Elena has believed in is a lie, and her world is about to fall apart...
As if its not bad enough learning to be a witch but learning that by being a very special witch you can never have a sexual relationship with someone without it costing your powers would really suck. Elena's a 13th generation witch who lives with her best friend Karl. Karl has loved Elena since grade school, and will always be with her, even if they can't really be "together". Elena starts to get a visitor in her dreams. This demon visitor wants to posses not only Elena's powers but Elena as well. This demon is the demon king of the Shanka Demons. He has given Elena the witching pen, that when used makes what she has written come true. Karl is the only person who can bring Elena back from these horrible nightmares. When one night, Elena is willing to give up her powers to Karl just to be with him intimately, the most horrible thing happens....(sorry can't tell you). This puts Elena over the edge for vengeance. She learns learns that she is half witch half demon succubus and plans on taking out her revenge on every Shanka demon herself even if it kills her.
Elena is that down to earth character that everyone likes. Karl is the boy next door that is a girls best friend, and the perfect boyfriend. I was so impressed with the creativity of this story. The world Dianna has created is like nothing I have read before which is refreshing. All the characters in the story are intriguing and it makes you want to read more about all of them. I really enjoyed this novella and would definitely recommend it.
Rating 4 out of 5