The Very Swift Witches

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
Three Old World Witches, women whose only crime was knowledge of herbs and wisdom and esoteric magics, condemned to die in a burning cottage, use an ancient “skipping” spell to escape their fate. But something goes wrong, and they suddenly find themselves in a strange New World, with more than three hundred years gone by… a world filled with magics and mysteries they cannot fathom! More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301548965
About Wayne Hicks

Well, they tell me I need to say a bit about myself, here, so here goes!

I was born in St. Louis in 1955, and grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois. There, the same imagination that makes me a talented writer today often got me into trouble. Thankfully, I survived, and some of my early adventures have helped to shape my life and, and now my work.

Over the years, I've held a number of jobs; I've been in law enforcement, sales, advertising, and auto repair, and served as a banker, reporter, radio talk show host, music producer, song writer, theatrical, movie and video producer, truck driver, taxi driver...well, you get the picture, right?

And then, a few years ago, I ran afoul of the IRS, and found myself serving a five year sentence in Federal Prison for a tax offense. I'd written a number of short stories, poems and other things over the years, but I'd never felt I had time to write a novel. Well, all of a sudden, I had lots of time, so one day I sat down and started writing! And guess what? I found out what I should have been doing all along. I think that's the real secret to happiness... find out what you love to do, and do it, even if it takes you your whole life!

From Prison to Publishing!
I'm looking forward to the release of my first few novels in the next couple of months, and I've already got several more planned and in progress! The way I see it, I'm only 58 years old. So, okay, I'm getting into the game a little late, but I've got enough years left to get a lot of writing done, and the way I'm going I might catch up to some of the big guys!

But writing isn't all I'm about. My experiences in the entertainment industry have left him with a love for movies, so I plan to produce Independent movies of his books for Internet broadcast. I've already partnered up with a screenwriter who is hard at work on adaptations of The Very Swift Witches and Promise of Magic even now!

Watch this spot for details. And if you've ever dreamed of being in movies...well, there's a lot of undiscovered talent out there, so I'll be looking for new faces to cast as these characters I love so much.

You never know. Could be your big break, eh?

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Review by: Deborah Swanson on Jan. 27, 2014 :
To start out with I am an avid reader and I loved it. ”The Very Swift Witches” grabbed my attention from the very beginning. After April’s husband divorces her, she takes her son and daughter back to her home town, where she really didn’t want to go back to. You fall in love with the characters in this book. It is set in 2014 and draws together the 3 witches, escaping from death in the 1700’s to the present, the 3 witches, Emma, Mary and Annalee, end up in Alice’s kitchen. The Witches had always been kind, warm and willing to help others, which comes to an abrupt halt when they are accused of witchcraft and must escape. It is a fun,warm and humorous story. It is a book that is a real page turner, you want to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next in this magical story. You start to feel a part of the story and that these people are your friends that you've grown to know and you don’t want the story to end. Wayne Hicks has written a wonderful story about faith, hardship, healing, friendship and love. I recommend this book as a must read book. You won’t be sorry you picked it up. It is definitely deserves a 5 star rating.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melissa draper on Jan. 24, 2014 :
This is by far the best book I’ve read. This book is about a woman named April and her two kids that relocate to Missouri cause their father up and left them. I like the mother in this book cause she is a strong women kind of reminds me of myself.
I also liked that this story jumped from the year 2014 back to 1712. Back in that time there were witches. I liked the witches in this book because they were caring and only wanted to help people, but the people in 1712 wanted the witches dead.
I liked how the author described the times in 1712. It was fascinating to know how things were back then, and how the witches used their magic to hide from being killed in 1712 and awoke in the year 2014 in Missouri in April’s house.
Also liked the part in the book when April discovered the three witches and is kind to take them in. I also liked how the book ended.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: charlotte70 on Jan. 23, 2014 :
From drama, laughing and sadness, this book deserves 5 stars. I always thought of witches being scary, evil, and ugly.

These witches warmed my heart. I laughed so much at things they did and quite frankly, I imagined my self living with them. The time of turning a little boy into a dog because he was bad in a store. Can you imagine what people were saying?
What about the poor Mother? This is one of several times you will laugh.

I don't think the Author wrote this book just for laughs. There is so much love and kindness for other people. April gave her love to these witches and they truly became a part of her family.

From the first page until the last page, you will enjoy it.
5 stars to you Mr. Hicks, you have created a best seller.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Linda Dice on Jan. 22, 2014 :
The Very Swift Witches by Wayne Hicks is a good read. I would recommend it to anyone no matter what their genre of choices is because this one has it all. It keeps the readers’ interest throughout the whole book. It contains Romance , Mystery, Magic and Adventure. The characters are both lovable and unique. My favorite character is Mary, the middle-aged witch. She had me laughing out loud sometimes. The book itself had me laughing and crying and cheering for the underdogs. I enjoy the way it kept you guessing as to what was coming next.

This story tells of April,a woman with two children, the home she swore never to return to, and three misplaced witches from the past.

After her husband runs off with his secretary, April is left to raise their two children on her own. The farm she inherited from her parents is in rough shape when she arrives, but with a little help from an old classmate,Kit Woods, she gets it cleaned up and running.
Then we have the three 17th century witches, Emma, Mary and Annalee.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: jennifer Robinson on Jan. 21, 2014 :
Love this book! As a single mom myself i was instantly drawn in and able to relate to April. She was trying to do and be everything at once… mom, dad, provider, teacher… and just when she thought she had it all down and a routine in place, her world was turned upside down.

Imagine you are just going about your business, trying to raise your kids to appreciate the value of hard work and family, and then out of the blue 3 women show up in the middle of your kitchen and claim to be over 300 years old.

I had tons of laughs imagining what it must have been like to try to teach modern technology to women who were convinced it is all powerful magic, since they have never seen even electricity, let alone tvs, cell phones, and cars.

this is an amazing story with a mix of mystery, excitement, laughs and the power of family love and loyalty. a wonderful book that i am recommending to EVERYONE i know… my sister already stole my kindle and is holding it hostage until shes done reading the book lol
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: slye on Jan. 13, 2014 :
I am so glad I decided to read, The Very Swift
Witches by Wayne Hicks. This is definitely a book
you will not want to stop reading once you start.
The characters were portrayed in such a way that
you can’t help but wanting to know what happens
next. The story was not only touching but funny, I
laughed a lot in the ways they meet the challenges
they were up against. I can’t even say there
were only one or two characters I liked because I
liked them all & how they handled the situations.
I enjoyed this book so much & I would highly
recommend it to anyone!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melissa Smith on Jan. 09, 2014 :
The very Swift Witches is an "on the edge of your seat" type of book. The characters make you want to know more about them.This was one of the best books I have ever read, I had a hard time putting it down. I found myself completely into what was going on and hanging on every word.
I would recommend this book to everyone, it is a must have if you love to read and get lost in what u are reading. You will find yourself lost in this book.I love books like this, that help me escape reality for a little while.
The challenges these characters go though and their strength will have you rooting for them. Author Wayne Hicks knows how to make you connect with the characters. I give this book 5 stars. Absolutely loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Rikkispeaks on May 25, 2013 : (no rating)
What happens when three women from three hundred years ago, magically end up in our time? The answer is, simply, that your every emotion will be systematically tugged at, during one point or another, making this the must read of the year. You will experience riotous, side splitting, laughter... that will stick with you, for the remainder of your years, when you encounter everyday items that baffled these extremely confused ladies. Finding yourself on the edge of your seat will be the norm throughout every, "can't stop reading", page. Author, Wayne Hicks', flair for detail will make you fall in love with each of the character's fumbles to make sense of modern amenities. You may even shed a tear when their struggles get too hard to handle. One thing is for certain, you will not be able to put it down, and you will be chomping at the bit for the promised sequels. Do not delay, make a copy of The Very Swift Witches yours, today.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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