Taken By Witches by Nick Iuppa

Taken By Witches by Nick Iuppa.

When he was a child, Niko Madonie was terrified of his over-protective grandmother. Somehow, he knew she was a witch possessed of overwhelming supernatural powers and determined to save him from the real and imagined dangers of the modern world.

Now a successful writer in Hollywood, Niko is helping create an animated version of Hansel and Gretel while he struggles to protect his beautiful young wife from sexy, New Age witches who hope to sacrifice her to please the ancient crone.

This is an epic horror romance set against a background of legends, with complex villains, a magical young couple, and a storyline straight from the darkest pages of the Brothers Grimm.

5 Stars: Better Keep The Lights On While Reading!

If you have ever thought that reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales to your children or grandchildren might frighten them, then you’d better keep the lights on while reading Taken by Witches to yourself.

Author Nick Iuppa asks questions you might not ask aloud. “Do witches exist; where does their power come from, and to what ends will they use it?”

Masterfully written, this multifaceted story begins in the small Polish village of Zakopane high in the Carpathian Mountains. A warlock skillfully tells the story to a shopkeeper and his young daughter after he returns a collection of gruesome masks that the shopkeeper once sent to America so they wouldn’t fall into the hands of the Nazis. The masks are all images of the same woman, a witch named Babcia (pronounced Bob-cha) the Polish name for grandmother.

The warlock’s story begins with a young boy named Niko Madonie who realizes that his grandmother has supernatural powers that terrify him up until the day she dies. As an adult, Niko marries and becomes a successful writer in Hollywood. But even there he is haunted by memories of Babcia and he finds he must struggle to protect his wife from new age witches who decide to sacrifice the beautiful young woman to please the ancient crone.

Imagine Babcia’s evil smell: (the stench of blood sausage mixed with the spicy sweetness of gingerbread) and realize that ancient history doesn’t always stay in the past. Centuries after Niko’s grandmother lost her first baby to medieval witch hunters, she bears a new family to a new husband in a new land, America. But even in this future place and time, she remembers the vow she made when the infant was murdered: “Atrocities to her loved ones will never happen again,” no matter what the consequences.

Author Nick Iuppa has impressive credentials as the former Creative Director of Paramount Pictures’ Digital Entertainment, Head of Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies Group, and Writer for the Wonderful World of Disney.

I enjoyed Taken by Witches by Nick Iuppa as a modern horror story based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which first brought the essence of ancient witchcraft into America’s bedtime stories. Nick’s other novels include Alicia’s Ghost, Alicia’s Sin, Alicia Bewitched, Bloody Bess and The Doomsday Games, and Avenging Adelita.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: 382 Pages
Publisher: Iuppa Creative Group (October 31, 2015)
Language: English
Romance (Fantasy)

Amazon Print:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0986324140/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0986324140&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=MGHKOZ5WQRO2324D

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0178X2V58/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0178X2V58&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=U63J2YS2HJOXKR74

Nick Iuppa began his career as an apprentice writer with famed Bugs Bunny/Road Runner animator Chuck Jones and children’s author Dr. Seuss. He later became a staff writer for the Wonderful World of Disney. As VP Creative Director for Paramount Pictures, Nick did experimental work in interactive television and story-based simulations. He is the author of seven novels, Management by Guilt (Fawcett Books 1984—a Fortune Book Club selection) and eight technical books on interactive media. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Ginny.

Novels by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira:

  • Alicia Bewitched
  • Alicia’s Sin
  • Alicia’s Ghost: The Alicia Trilogy Book 1
  • Alien Inquisition (The Peacemaker Book 2)
  • Alien Mission (The Peacemaker Book 1)
  • Alien Inquisition (The Peacemaker Book 2)
  • Avenging Adelita
  • Esteban Meets Alicia
  • Esteban’s Quest
  • The Battle For The Alamo Taqueria
  • The Promise Of The Gateway

Novels by Nick Iuppa:

  • Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games
  • Taken By Witches
  • The Sitcom Murders 1: Sexy Sixties Sitcom by Nicholas Victor (aka Nick Iuppa)
  • The Witch Within Her

Author Nick Iuppa’s Websites:
http://www.nickiuppawrites.com/
https://www.nickiuppa.com
http://aliciasghost.com/Welcome.html
https://www.facebook.com/NickVIuppa

Amazon Author’s Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Nick-Iuppa/e/B0032Z5IEI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_6?qid=1440776251&sr=1-6

Author Nick Iuppa’s Blog:
http://www.nickiuppawrites.com/nickiuppawrites/Nicks_Blogs/Nicks_Blogs.html

Author’s Page At Book Marketing Global Network:
https://bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/authors/nick-iuppas-books/

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