Dream Spell

By: Sarah Doughty

Series: Earthen Witch World Shorts (#1)

Publication Date: 2016

Status: read

Location: digital

Doughty, Sarah. Dream spell.

I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to read this novella before its release by the wonderfully talented Sarah Doughty herself. At first, I was a little nervous; supernatural romance/erotica is a genre I had zero experience in and I had no idea what to expect. Despite the initial hesitation, I ended up really enjoying it. Dream Spell is a companion to Doughty’s Earthen Witch series, and while I have yet to read the main books, I found that it didn’t take away from my understanding. Dream Spell weaves the tale of April, a witch stuck in a marriage of convenience with a human husband and 3 month-old daughter, Lily. One night, April is visited by her previous lover, Ian, in a dream, and the rest is a crazy, sexy ride. There’s shocking realizations and action and a whole lot of pillow talk, which, let’s be honest, is the big draw for a book in this style. However, my favorite bits of the novella were the small glimpses we get into the reimagined world of our characters. In other words: I want to be able to see auras around people to tell me their moods! I, as a librarian by trade, also deeply appreciate Doughty’s recognition of the craft and librarians’ label as “Guardians of Information.” As my Goodreads bookshelf may suggest, I don’t venture outside of my preferred genre often; it’s a lot of literary fiction with a sprinkle of other every once in a while. Still, I loved that this short didn’t leave me in a puddle of tears or up at night contemplating the terrible actions of mankind. It was light and fun and I thank Ms. Doughty for introducing me to this world. I’ll be sure to check out her other works!


One thought on “Dream Spell

  1. Reblogged this on Heartstring Eulogies and commented:
    I’m honored that Erin of This Book Is Property Of decided to read Dream Spell, despite never reading the genre before. I would have shared this before, but WordPress was acting weird the last few weeks and this never showed up in my feed. Thank you, Erin.


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