Review: I’d Rather Be A Witch by Erin Hayes

October 23, 2015 Uncategorized 1


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Jordyn wasn’t careful with what she wished for.

After making a reckless choice that destroyed her life and the life of her high school sweetheart, Jordyn fled her small town to be a professional mermaid. Being around water suppresses her earth-based magic, something she desperately needs.

Yet Jordyn can’t suppress who she really is – a witch.

When she learns that her mother is dying of cancer, she returns home. But it isn’t until people end up dead and everyone points fingers that she realizes her past is coming back to haunt her. Because her ex-boyfriend Zach has been waiting for her. And he hasn’t forgotten how she brought him back to life that night three years ago.

Jordyn will finally have to embrace being a witch to learn the truth. And it will change her life forever.

** I’d Rather be a Witch is a tie-in with How to be a Mermaid. It uses some of the same characters and can be read as a standalone or a complement to it. **

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My eyes snapped open at the noise on my window. Cold dread filled me, making it hard to breathe. No.



I could ignore it. Hope that it wasn’t him. If it was him, I could hope that he’d give up and go home. Except, deep down I knew that he wouldn’t, not until I spoke with him. Until then, he was going to keep it up, and it was only going to get more insistent until he got a response.


My decision was made. I wrapped my comforter around me and went to the dormer window. I held my breath as I parted the curtains and looked down.

At first, I didn’t see anything. The backyard to my mom’s house is small, with a wall of flowers separating it from Mr. Samson’s yard. But then, another pebble hit the glass, making me shriek. Then I saw movement below.

Disheveled dark hair. Dull, blue eyes.

Zachary Harington looking up at me. Expecting me. Waiting for me.


I am so excited about this book! I mean, I was amped up to read it before, but now that I’ve finally had the chance to sink my teeth into it, it surpassed every expectation I had! I would even go so far as to say this is my favorite book by Erin Hayes to date!

Even though it’s linked back to her novella in the Falling in Deep Collection, How to be a Mermaid, it had a completely different feel to it. Whereas the first was light and fun, I’d Rather be a Witch was full of darkness and foreboding. Goosebumps! There were moments when I felt the need to put the book down for a minute, but the characters wouldn’t let me! Serious creep factor.

I know there’s at least one more connected stories still to be released, to tell Alaina’s story, but I’m worried that I won’t ever come back to Jordyn! I feel like there’s still so much story to tell! With any luck, Erin will be susceptible to peer pressure and I can convince her to come back to her.

*you know you want to…*


the series

How To Be A Mermaid



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About the author

ErinSci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery novel Death is but a Dream, the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average, and the Her Wolf paranormal series.

She works as an advertising copywriter during the day, and she moonlights as an author. She has lived in New Zealand, Texas, and now in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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One woman stuck in a house full of boys, I immerse myself in books and save my sanity by reading, writing and blogging. I'll read just about anything, from any genre, and LOVE supporting Indie authors. <3
  • Erin Hayes

    Thank you!! And glad that you liked it!! <3 xx