Here are three readers comments on my novel, Under the Witch’s Mark that were posted in Good Reads.
Yvonne Erwin. Chapter 17 begins with a quote from Emille de Garardin, the French journalist – “A woman whom we truly love is a religion.” Here, the entire book, “Under the Witch’s Mark,” is defined. Sheridan, a young man living in North Dallas in 1972, meets a raven-haired beauty named Bronwynn and falls hopelessly in love with her. As Bronwynn reveals her dark world of witchcraft and Satanism, Sheridan is equally repulsed and fascinated. And afraid. He sees people in Brownwynn’s world with immense power, charisma and dark lies. There is nothing he can do to stop the horrific events that unfold as Brownwynn pulls him close to the edge of an endless black chasm – and then disappears. Forever. This book is a debut work by a new author. It’s a quick, entertaining read, with the voice of a true storyteller.
Christine Rose: Under the Witch’s Mark is full of Celtic mythology and British history mixed with a phantasmagorical trip back to the 70s. A smart read, the story is full of references to fine literature and poetry, not to mention its very own soundtrack of vintage rock! You can make an awesome playlist from all the songs mentioned in the book and really get into the groove of it. It’s a magical love story with a hint of mystery that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
Charles Hurst: Mr. Pittman is arriving as a campfire storyteller. For those who remember “Red River Fever” they will recall the traditional Southern lulling of the reader gradually bringing him to the darker back corners of Pittman’s mind.
“Under the Witches Mark” is the ignition of the proverbial Salem bonfire. The prologue captures the reader instantly and drags him away to Bronwynn’s world of the satanic occult where she preys on unsuspecting Sheridan who has strayed from the flock and is now pursued by the black wolf. A classic metaphor of a beautiful tree of knowledge, whose poisonous fruit threatens Sheridan’s eternal soul.
A nostalgic walk through the 1970s and the reminiscence of Led Zeppelin’s whispered warning, the reader, will enjoy the temptation of recklessness in Bronwynn. Pittman’s research into the character is superb while guiding us all to the moral consequences of occasionally nibbling at the forbidden fruit.
Thanks for reading these blurbs. If you’d like to take a look at the book, in paperback or in ebook form, go here: This is the Goodreads site on the book.