HOUSE OF HEX
Never trust the fae.
This book series is an on-going serialized novel. You can read it online.
For House of Hex, skip to Chapter 42.
The book is also available as a complete e-book and paperback in December 2023.
Emmi Castor thought she escaped the dangers of dealing with the fae when she sacrificed her magic to build a new witch bottle, one designed to both protect magical beings and witches like her. She struck a bargain with an ancient fae king to get her grandfather back and hopefully return to normal life, but she forgot…
You can never trust the fae.
Emmi is more than ready to resume life with her grandfather at the Museum of Magic. But nothing is as it seems. Her beloved home twists into a house of secrets, lies, and hexes, and Emmi is now powerless to protect the people she loves.
History hides the truth.
Emmi may not have magic, but she does have her library. And Puck. Learning who—and what—Puck is wasn’t easy, but Emmi has discovered that the truth is more important than any spell or potion. And while she may have lost some powers along the way, there’s one thing she knows with absolute certainty…
Magic is very real.
And it just may save them all.
Ebook: Coming Dec 2023
Paperback: Coming Dec 2023
Read more about the creation of this and other serial novels by Beth
in this article featured by the School Librarian Journal (Teen Librarian Toolbox).
"I am just so darn DELIGHTED by Museum of Magic and the many (mis)adventures of Emmi and Puck!"
--5 Star Reader Review
The Unique Development
Museum of Magic
Beth started writing Museum of Magic on her Patreon as an experiment--one that turned into a multi-year-long development of an entire series.
Beth joined a group of friends to play Dungeons and Dragons prior to the pandemic, but when stay-at-home orders were placed and it was too dangerous to meet in person, the group broke up. Missing that community element as well as the chaos of the dice, Beth started toying with serial novels. First came Blood and Feathers, a retelling of an old project with reader votes, but Beth wanted more interactivity and fun.
Museum of Magic was conceived with a unique way to write. Every chapter of the novel is outlined with a series of branching possible choices, and Beth films herself drawing tarot cards, rolling dice, flipping coins, and using other chance elements to determine the paths the characters take. Each session concludes with the chance for readers to vote on the way the next chapter will start--and the active community built around this book has meant that readers will campaign for votes and theorize all week until the next chapter is uploaded!