Shadow Witch Rising

Two people, bound by a powerful curse.

When Sophie Turner finally returns home to the sleepy tourist town of Copper Falls, she imagines the kind of life she’d always dreamed of: calm, quiet, and peaceful. After years of having her steps haunted by a powerful and devious stalker, she is now living on land settled by her ancestors. She can feel the magic in her blood responding, and she feels like she finally has the chance to build a life.

Until he comes along.

All of her dreams of peace and calm come tumbling down the second Calder Turcotte enters Sophie’s life. The danger he brings threatens everything she’s worked for, everything she’s tried to build for herself. He gives Sophie an ultimatum: break the curse her ancestor set on his family, or lose the very land that’s allowing her to heal. And as much as she despises him, as much as she fears him, she’s equally drawn to his icy gaze, his strength. Helping him is the right thing to do.

She never would have guessed how much she’d end up losing to save him.


“Colleen Vanderlinden proved herself a master of fantasy action and adventure in her HIDDEN series. In COPPER FALLS, she only digs deeper. Character. Atmosphere. Humor. Intrigue. Shadow Witch Rising will draw readers into the Copper Falls world. It’s a fantastic start to a series I’m eager to follow.”

—Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries, and the Irin Chronicles

“A spectacular start to a promising series.  SHADOW WITCH RISING takes the reader on a turbulent journey with Sophie and Calder, where Evil is parasitic, relentless and determined and Love, in its many forms of friendship, brotherly affection and timeless devotion, offers hope.”

—Grace Draven, USA Today Best-selling author of RADIANCE

6 thoughts on “Shadow Witch Rising

  1. Alise Stunnenberg says:

    I just finished reading Shadow Witch Rising…should have taken me 1 day, but I didn’t want it to end, so I dragged it out to 4 days. Actually I wasn’t looking forward to the end because I didn’t see how it could be anything good & I would have written you off. But you didn’t disappoint, phew! lol.
    I’m totally hooked and now looking forward to Shadow Sworn!

  2. Colleen says:

    Ha! Thanks Alise. You know me — Calder and Sophie are going to have to WORK for their HEA. 😉 I’m so happy you enjoyed it!!

    • Alise Stunnenberg says:

      Well I’m just glad you forged ahead with Calder & Sophie! I love the Hidden Series and I sort of expected something similar, but this was totally different…a very brave & brilliant move!

  3. Lacie says:

    I just read Shadow Witch Rising, I have to say that I absolutely loved it. I have read your other series as well, and enjoyed it thoroughly. I love all the action, suspense, the well developed characters, and of course the romance. All of your books, that I have read, I will sit there for hours reading. Grossly anticipating the next installment! Thank you.

    • Colleen says:

      Hi Lacie!

      Thank you so much — I am thrilled you liked it. Thank you so much for reading both SWR and my HIDDEN series!

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