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Copper Pennies by Carrie D. Miller

The Red Twins Series, Book 1

Magda stands in the moonlit cemetery waiting for the spell to work, for her lover to return. But what’s done can’t be undone, and Magda will learn she should have left him in the ground.

When twins Avery and Chloe Parsons receive a cryptic letter and a sinister-looking book filled with illegible scrawls from their grandmother, the sisters set out for Prague to check on her.

Drawn to a cracked crystal ball in a curiosity shop, Chloe discovers it harbors the spirit of their grandmother, who tells them a horrific tale of lust, naïveté, betrayal, and… demons.

Armed with a book of dark magick they can’t read and a cracked crystal ball, the twins must stop Magda’s resurrected lover before he releases an unstoppable force that will consume the human world.

Across continents and nearly a century, follow the adventures of three strong-willed women: one seduced by evil, one struggling to withstand the lure of power, and one trying to save her family—and the world.
Source: I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review.
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pub. Date: July 13, 2019


With its complex characters and its magic, Copper Pennies reminds me of the Mayfair Witches. Even though the twins aren't Magda's blood relatives, the plot has a generational feel to it and it delves more into the gray areas between "good" and "evil." While not as dark and graphic as Anne Rice's "Mayfair Witches," I think fans of that series will enjoy this book.

About Carrie D. Miller

Carrie D. Miller was born in Kansas on October 31. She credits her vivid imagination, as well as her sugar addiction, to being a Halloween baby. In a former life, she was an executive in the software industry for many years. Her career in the technology world included software product management, website design, training, and technical writing just to name a few. Although Carrie’s written a great deal over the decades which has been read by thousands of people, software documentation allows for about as much creativity as pouring cement. At the age of 45, she decided to chuck it all to become an author which had been a life-long dream.