Once Upon a Time….

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Soon to be published, this historical time-slip paranormal fiction novel, begins with Sara Windsor Knightly, a modern day Wiccan (a mostly herbal witch), who inherits a 17th century colonial manor in a small colonial town in Connecticut. She turns the manor into a bed and breakfast Inn. Sara discoveries that the house is also haunted by Scottish ghosts who mostly behave themselves.

There is also a ghost witch who was burned at the stake, in 1690, and the ghost witch, a long dead relative of Sara’s, Alice Windsor Hall, wants Sara to rescue her small daughter, Clara, from terrible danger created by a wicked Alchemist posing as a minister, by going back in time to 1690. Sara believes she can’t change the past and will not agree to that request. Soon, however, Sara finds herself transported through time with Captain Christian Windsor-dead for 325 years.

Captain Windsor was a gentleman farmer from 1690, who was also a British Captain in the British Colonies of America during wartime. Captain Windsor was killed in the war of 1690 in Colonial America. He was in charge of a British Brigade during King William’s War of the League of Augsburg against the French occupation of land in British Colonial in America. The French, with the assistance of the Abenaki Indians from Maine, who were against the British for taking their ancestral lands in Maine, chose to fight with the French against the British Colonials in America.

 

 

 

 

 

36 thoughts on “New Novel by Karen DeMers Dowdall

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Karen, this is very exciting news, and the cover is stunning!

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  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    Here is exciting news about a new novel from K. Demers Dowdall!

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    1. Charles, thank you so much for reblogging and the great comment too. Wow. Karen πŸ™‚

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    1. Andrew, thank you so much and I greatly appreciate your comment. Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  3. Congratulations, Karen–I’m thrilled for you!

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    1. Liz, thank you so much and I think this is my one of my best books, I hope! Karen πŸ™‚

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Fantasticβ€”sounds very intriguing!

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    1. Pete, thank you so much. I wrote it hoping that both male and female readers would like to read it. However, there are witches, a wicked alchemist, a ghost or two and a love story. I did a lot of research and the war event is factual with a few real people of that time period in 1690. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and greatly appreciated. Karen πŸ™‚

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  5. Congratulations, Karen. Is this the blurb? I am just wondering if people generally know what a Wiccan is?

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    1. Yes, many people know what a Wiccan is, especially people who would be interested in reading a historical time-slip fiction novel with witches. a ghost or two, war, three cultures, language used at that time, and American Indians. The blurb is only temporary, I will do a short synopsis today. My book cover designer liked this cover so much that she published it on Facebook yesterday evening, and so, I had to quickly publish it on WP, and write something quickly – it was 11:30 PM last night. Thank you for congratulating me on this book. It includes historical events, language, and several real people who lived at that time. I did lots of research for this novel, but only used what was necessary. It is mainly a love story with real events during 1690, a ghost or two, several witches, a war, and much more. Roberta, thank you so much, I greatly appreciate your comment, Karen πŸ™‚

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  6. Mike says:

    Gorgeous cover! Best of luck with it.

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    1. Mike, thank you so much, and I will need lots of luck. I wrote this novel that I hope will appeal to both sexes. Included in this book is a good witch, a wicked alchemist, a ghost, Indians, Indian raid. colonials, war, British military, lots of adventure, danger, and a love story, as well as a witch burning. I have used real events, several real people who were part of that time period, and the language in use at that time. I loved writing this book, although it took so much research of events, language used, and cultures of American Indians, Scots, and British. I now have enough research and knowledge to write another historical fiction. Maybe next year. I am now writing two other books. A second book in series, and a stand alone romance book. I need lots of luck and a few prayers. Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s some serious dedication and hard work!

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      2. Liz, thank you! Yes, it was. and still is hard work (editing) especially since writing is not second nature to me. I was a fine arts artist and have had years of ballet and taught. Karen πŸ™‚

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  7. Many congratulations Karen. Wishing you continued success.

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    1. Brigid, thank you so much for your lovely and supportive comment! I wish you the same, and I see that you are already a best seller for you book, “Watching the Daisies; Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” (fantastic title, I might add – I love it). Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you Karen. I appreciate your kind feedback.

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  8. dgkaye says:

    Oooh, sounds enthralling Karen. The cover is beautiful. Congrats on your upcoming baby! ❀

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    1. Debby, I hope so, and readers who love historicial time-slips, witches, ghosts, and a love story, hopefully, will like this book. I have two male beta readers…and they tell me that they think it is a great book (of course one of them is my husband, Dave.) Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, a little bias never hurt anyone. πŸ™‚

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      2. Debby, I am hoping and trying to be positive…I really don’t have a clue…it could be a complete dud…but the cover is very nice. It is always stressful when there is a bigger chance of failure than success, but we never know until we try. By the way, I went to your blog and twitter this morning and I think your book, “Words We Carry” is something I want to read. Karen πŸ™‚

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      3. dgkaye says:

        I think as authors, we all go through those stages of self-doubt Karen, whether our first book or our 10th. We just have to follow our hearts and follow our passion. πŸ™‚ x

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      4. Debbie, I will try, and thank you for your positive attitude…it helps a great deal…right now I would like to pretend..that I don’t know K.DeMers Dowdall! (hahaha) Just kidding! πŸ™‚

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      5. dgkaye says:

        Lol, I hear you my friend.:)

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  9. Looks great Karen.. let me know when it is released and I will do a promotion.. β™₯

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    1. Sally, thank you so much. You are so kind to promote books and mine too. I will send it to you exclusively. It is going through a second edit right now, It will be ready to send to you in a couple of weeks. Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks Karen just need the release date when it is available and then I will take care of the rest..hugs xxx

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  10. Yes…will do! Oh, one more thing…after you promote it, Debbie will too and I am so greatful that I have just wonderful, caring friends. I feel blessed. Thank you so very much! Karen πŸ™‚

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  11. Mike says:

    Reblogged this on M.C. Tuggle, Writer and commented:
    The latest from K. DeMers Dowdall. What an intriguing cover! Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Mike! Thank you so much for your well wishes for this novel, and I am so thrilled that you like the cover. Karen πŸ™‚

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  12. Alli Templeton says:

    Good luck with this Karen, it looks a fantastic story. Very impressive.

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    1. Alli, thank you so much for your well wishes, and I hope so, but one never knows. πŸ™‚

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  13. Congrats on the new book, Karen. Sounds like a great read. Sharing!

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    1. Hi Diana, how kind of you to share it and thank you so very much. hugs! πŸ™‚

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