Witch of the Wild Beasts
by Catherine Stine
New launch! Like dark Victorians? Prison romances? Try this second prize winner in RWA’s 2019 Sheila contest. Will Evalina Stowe’s supernatural bond with animals be a curse or salvation?
When a cruel doctor kills her brother, her “wild beasts” come to her aid and she’s imprisoned for witchcraft in Philadelphia’s infamous penitentiary. Inside the prison, she’s horrified to discover that medical crimes are occurring. This historical fantasy, set in 1854 is about Evalina’s search for justice. If her risky plan fails, she, her new love, Birdy and her cohorts will surely be hung.