Booke of the Hidden (#1)

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To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs & Teas, she discovers a peculiar and ancient codex, The Booke of the Hidden, bricked into the wall. Every small town has its legends and unusual histories, and this artifact sends Kylie right into the center of Moody Bog’s biggest secret.

While puzzling over the tome’s oddly blank pages, Kylie gets an unexpected visitor—Erasmus Dark, an inscrutable stranger who claims to be a demon, knows she has the book, and warns her that she has opened a portal to the netherworld. Kylie brushes off this nonsense, until a series of bizarre murders put her, the newcomer, at the center. With the help of the demon and a coven of witches she befriends while dodging the handsome but sharp-eyed sheriff, Kylie hunts for a killer—that might not be human.


“Readers sad about the ending of Charlaine Harris’s Midnight, Texas trilogy will find some consolation in Moody Bog.”

Publishers Weekly

“BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN is paranormal romance perfection [...] Jeri Westerson is flawless in this tale of adventure, mystery and saucy romance. The pages reverberate with passion, and absolutely no wrong can come from vivid characters and a hero to die for.”

RT Book Reviews

“If you love well written tales of magic, curses, mystery and horror with a bit of romance I think you’d enjoy this book.”

Flora Reviews

“BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN is a perfect start to a new series and I can’t wait for the next one! [...] If you enjoy urban fantasy, don’t miss this book! Or should I say ‘Booke.'”

Kings River Life Magazine

“Subversively clever, this book sneaks up on you, teasing you to a final twist that leaves you panting for the next book. Westerson creates an utterly believable history of witches, demons, and magic for her claustrophobic New England village and peoples it with rich and wonderful characters, including a heroine with enough spark, smarts, and stubbornness to keep both the bad guys and the deliciously dangerous love-interest on their toes. Definitely a keeper!”

Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series

“The power of tea compels you to read this devilishly delightful Booke!”

Maria Alexandra, Bram Stoker Award-winning Author of Snowed and Mr. Wicker

Awards & Accolades


RT Book Review Nominee: “Seal of Excellence, November 2017”