Enchanted The Spellbound Saga

I didn’t want this life. I was content being a witch.

When I fell in love with Aidan, I told him I didn’t want to be like him; a vampire. I was dying. To save me he did what he had to do. Life as a vampire has to be better than no life at all. Right?

​For nearly 190 years Ashlie Belle lived as a witch. She planned to do the same for the next 310. Then she fell in love with vampire, Aidan Crane. As she took her last breath, he bit her. Will she be able to forgive him for betraying her?

​Stephenie, Ashlie’s ghost best friend, has been stuck in their home, Mystic Manor for nearly twenty years. She watches the world change from the widow’s peak, longing to explore the way she did when she was alive. Seconds before Ashlie died, she transferred her powers to Stephenie with an unexpected result.

​How can Ashlie fulfill the prophecy her resurrected mother entrusted Alexander the Great with and protect her newfound family from the danger in the woods while spending her days in a coffin? Can Ashlie adapt to her new life before it’s too late?



About the Author

Shannon Simpson

As a child, I wanted to be a teacher. I realized around the beginning of my teenage years I didn't have the temperament to be a teacher.

My first vampire book was Forever and the Night by Linda Lael Miller. I loved it! Over time I read every vampire book I could. A few years back a dear friend recommended Twilight. Just because I'm older doesn't mean I can’t dive into a YA novel ever now and then. I'd seen the movie but didn't know it was based on a book. The thrift store I worked at got in one of the mass market copies of Twilight with the movie cover. I took it as a sign. I read it and was hooked. Thankfully it was after all the books had been released. Patience isn't one of my virtues. I loved them! That was the only copy of that particular edition of Twilight to be donated during the time I was at that job.

Witches have always appealed to me. I can't say what it is about them, the powers, or the spells; maybe it's the flying. Whatever the reason I decided to give a short story about witches a try. Nothing overly complicated. It was a little fantasy about an ordinary girl hiding the fact she was a witch and the boy next door. I loved writing it. I took a chance and combined my love of vampires and witches and suddenly the Spellbound Saga was born.

This journey has barely begun, but I can't wait to see where it goes. I hope you'll come along for the ride.


Enchanted Reviews

After meeting Shannon at her first book signing for Spellbound and enjoying meeting Ashlie, Stephenie, Aidan, and Ericka I was hooked! Couldn't wait to receive Enchanted and see what was next for this group of friends. I received Enchanted and read it in ONE DAY!! Shannon keeps you feeling connected to the characters and anxious to see what will happen next. Reading is my escape and Shannon pulled me in allowing me to create imagery in my mind as if I was there with them in the book. I enjoyed meeting Alicia and Kable and can't wait to see what's in store for us next!!! Thank you for sharing them with us Shannon and I'm eagerly awaiting book three!!! – Reviewed by Christy Foster via Amazon

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Enchanted is an amazing story that will captivate you. A breath-holding mystery of an ancient prophesy, filled with magic, love, and the ultimate sacrifice. With witches, vampires, and more, much more. You will once again be caught up in a spell to read to the end wanting to know what happens next. You will be laughing at their antics, crying, happy, and sad. If you haven't read the first of the Spellbound Saga, (Spellbound) you will love it too.

Will Ashlie forgive Aidan and Stephanie? Will the spell for Steph work? Will she find a mate? Where will this prophesy lead them? Will it be fulfilled? – Reviewed by Carol

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The saga from Spellbound continues with this second book from the amazing Shannon Simpson; Enchanted. As always Ashlie and Stephanie are trying to fulfill the prophecy while juggling boyfriends. Ashlie and Aidan are a couple now despite their differences. Stephanie finds love in an unexpected place with a totally unexpected hottie. Ericka… wait you just have to read.

And that's the problem! Shannon Simpson gives us a big bountiful bite and we are never satisfied as she continues to tempt us to read more and more. Speaking of bites, there is this werewolf ---oops you just gotta read. – Reviewed by Janet

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Enchanted brings back Ashlie Belle in search of fulfilling a prophecy in her witch ancestry. This time she is a witpire, half-witch and half-vampire. Turned by Aidan to save her life. Along the way meeting more mythical beings. Shannon Simpson does a wonderful job bringing all corners of the supernatural together in this page-turning novel. – Reviewed by Michelle

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This second book in the Spellbound Saga is truly enchanting as the perfect title says. We travel with Ashlie as she travels back in time to meet her father and half-sister. Riddles are solved and solutions give us more riddles as we meet even more extended family. No longer witch nor vampire Ashlie, a hybrid between the two, has powers that can raise an ocean liner. Literally. What she can't do!

This is a series that crosses all ages, giving us a different look at the other world. Ashlie is a new heroine with a special twist one you will enjoy. – Reviewed by Paula

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Does not disappoint. Makes me want to be a witch/vampire. Really makes you think they are real and exists. Cannot wait to read more of her books. Great writing brought to life by words Moves over Twilight. Great read. - Reviewed by Ann

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Have you ever met someone and known immediately your life would never be the same? That’s how it was when I met Brian. One smile and my world was rocked to its core.

            Everyone has that one love they can’t forget. The one that spoke to your soul, not just your heart. At twenty-six, I had never been in love. I thought I was broken. Then I met Brian. There was something about him that spoke to my soul. He was everything I dreamed the man for me would be, with one major flaw. He was married. Even if he wasn’t, I knew he wouldn’t want me. Overweight for most of my life, I was shy around men. I preferred to remain in the background, never calling attention to myself. After being teased in my formative years, I had scars on my soul.

            Brian offered me his friendship. I was happy to accept. I was careful not to talk much about myself. I thought if I hid my heart behind a stone wall, I’d be able to protect myself. I tried to be friends, truly I did, but sometimes friends sneak into your heart with no warning. I don’t remember when it happened. One day we were friends, the next I was in love with him. I tried to hide it, but I think Brian knew. There was something about him that my starving heart couldn’t resist.

            For three years, I saw him almost every day. The more time we spent together, the more I fell. I watched as he flirted with other women, pretending it didn’t break my heart. Women were attracted to his sexy looks, but they didn’t know him like I did. They didn’t see past the outside at the man within. They didn’t know how much he loved his son. They didn’t experience his humor, his compassion. Those were things he shared with me. When his life began to crumble, I was the one who he turned to. I was the one who convinced him to mend fences.

            When Brian finally said the three words I had longed to hear, I let fear keep me from saying the words I should have. In an attempt to protect what was left of my heart, I stopped seeing him. We stayed in touch at first, but as the years went by our communication was few and far between.

            Before I knew it ten years passed. I hadn’t looked at another man, I took a chance and reached out one August day and he replied. The butterflies that filled my stomach and the smile I couldn’t contain told me all I ever needed to know. Like it or not Brian had my heart. He always would. Brian wanted to meet, but I was hesitant. In the years we’d been apart, I’d planned to lose the weight, but had gained instead.

            The more we texted and talked, the more I knew I had to see him. It was like we had never parted. When we met up for the first time, there was a difference to him. Our friendship grew stronger, deeper. Brian is my best friend, my confidant, my soul mate. Hearing him say I love you can fill me with love and break my heart at the same time. When he hugs me, I know I have found where I belong, my home.

            How can our friendship survive when loving him is forbidden? I won’t cross that line. I won’t be that woman. I love Brian enough to let him go. Will I ever have my happily ever after?

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Rocket, A Dog and His Boy
Rocket longs for his forever home. Day after day children come to the shelter, but none want him. Until the day a boy comes to visit. He wants to meet Rocket. Will he finally find his boy?
I always knew I'd die on my 500 th  birthday. Alone. Then Aidan Crane turned my world upside down. Being a witch, I could kill him with an errant thought. Being a vampire, he could lose control and drain me. Can our love overcome any obstacle? Ashlie, a very powerful slow-aging witch, prefers to keep to herself. Save for her dog, Netter and her mind-reading ghost BFF, Stephenie, she lives a lonely existence. Ashlie longs for love but fears it at the same time. Her ever-growing powers are controlled by her emotions. What if she were kissing an unsuspecting boy and set him on fire? What if she froze him as they walked across the street, and he was hit by a car? Thoughts like these plague her. She has resigned herself to a lonely life. Aidan Crane has no memory of his life before he became a vampire. He goes through life existing with no hope to find love. The moment he sees Ashlie he knows there is something different about her. She glows. Try as they might, they can't ignore their attraction. Again and again, obstacles are thrown in their path. Are the Fates trying to show them they don't belong together? With the help of Ashlie's newfound friend-Ericka, her ghost best friend-Stephenie, and a long-dead historical figure-Alexander, the unlikely pair search for a way to be together. Between resurrected loved ones, danger lurking around the bend, and unexpected side effects will Ashlie make the ultimate sacrifice for love?
Spellbound Cookbook and Spells Companion to the Spellbound Saga
This one of a kind behind the scenes cookbook has a little bit of everything. Recipes for family dinner are mixed in with personal notes and drawings from author, Shannon Simpson’s notebook on her Award-Winning Spellbound Saga. Looking for a weird recipe for a party? Try Dead Men’s Toes or the amputated hand. You will find a little of everything in this book.
The Curse
You know how high school is supposed to be fun? Okay, so freshman year isn't really fun. That is the year the seniors haze you by selling tickets to the elevator, so you don't have to take the stairs. Or my personal favorite- access to the swimming pool on the roof that doesn't exist. It's really when you hit the junior and senior years the fun is supposed to begin. At least that is what I'd seen in all the movies. I believed it would be the same for me. After all, I was going to be with my best friend, Everleigh. We could face anything as long as we were together; even buying tickets to a pool that doesn't exist and a pass to take the elevator to get there. No one told me about curses and what would happen if I kissed my longtime crush. Such things didn't exist in the movies I watched. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's go back, back to when I believed anything was possible as long as I had Everleigh at my side. Back to when I was alive.

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