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Betty Burke has just awakened from a long coma, but
there’s a problem; she’s not Betty.
Whip-smart Hypnotherapist Alexandra Heale leads a double life. A natural-born witch, she
lives under a death sentence, with a cauldron full of secrets.
When she tries to help Betty; a woman possessed by a traumatized spirit, Alex finds herself
under attack – and in danger of being exposed.
Against her better judgment, she enlists the help of Deputy Sheriff Blake Sheraton, a man
she’s sworn to hate, with dark secrets of his own – if only he could keep her secrets and ignore
his pledge to uphold an evil law.
The paranormal world of demons & spirits is about to descend on peaceful Castle
Point, and only one witch can stop the unthinkable.
Even if it costs her life.
The cool air tickled my arms. Tiny hairs rose with the gooseflesh. Small mounds of pimpled
thermometers popped up over my arms, chest, and neck.
I heard a beeping sound, faint at first, then slowly it became louder and closer. The scent of
cleanser assaulted me, harsh and chemical.
My eyes stayed firmly shut as if glued at the seam, or tiny weights held the lids down. My
breath came in rhythmic, even bursts.
What was that in my mouth? My tongue wiggled and slammed against the hard plastic. I
couldn’t taste anything other than stale, rotting breath, but I could tell something was firmly
lodged in my mouth.
What the hell was it?
Why was it there?
I forced my eyes open a fraction. Moonlight filtered through the splintered cracks of my
heavy lids and shattered against my eyes. Too bright! I closed them again, only long enough for
my tongue to push up against the plastic in my mouth.
I could feel it now, not just in my mouth, but going down my throat. A swell of panic ran from
my toes to my nose. I wanted to gag.
Spurred by the beeping beside me, louder now, my eyes flew open. I tried to sit up. I
couldn’t move. I laid back against the softness of what must be a bed and peered around the
A hospital room.
I felt a heaviness as if underwater, the weight of my arms, legs, and chest making it difficult
to see or breathe. The scent of cleanser pierced the back of my nose as I tried to breathe.
What was that thing in my mouth and down my throat? I forced my eyes to open wider, but
they burned and felt gritty like someone had sprinkled fine sand under the lids. I blinked several
times to clear the grit. My eyes took a while to adjust.
I looked down and saw a tube coming out of my mouth. My heart rate sped up. The beeping
beside me kept pace as it beat faster and faster.
Why did I wake up in a hospital?
Was I in an accident?
The beeping sped up again, fast enough to send a wail of high-pitched signals through my
room and into the adjoining hallway.
The large door burst open, startling me, which made the beeping speed up yet again. A
nurse with short dark hair, dark-circled eyes, wearing pink scrubs with multicolored cartoon
puppies on her shirt rushed in.
“Betty! Oh my god, she’s awake!” she practically screamed, to whom I couldn’t imagine. I
assumed she was talking about me, however, as she leaped to the beeping machine and
pressed a button to stop the noise.
Was that my name?
Demons, witches and ghosts – oh my!
Tammy (she/her) writes about what she knows – ghosts, hauntings, entities, witches,
demonology and the paranormal!
A Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tammy infuses; tales from her actual case files of demonic
possession and entity attachment with her knowledge of ancient demonic lore and witchcraft
into artfully woven fiction and memoir.
Her upcoming ‘Castle Point Witch Series’ is due to release in early 2023 and promises to be
full of paranormal goodness.
Her memoir ‘Dead Men Still Snore’ is a page-turning, award-winning true story of love, loss
and channelling her husband’s messages from the other side.
Visit https://tammytyree.com/ for more info about Tammy, her work and to receive updates
for future books!