A Bit of Razzle Dazzle (Holidaze in Salem #4) Read Online Kelly Elliott

Categories Genre: Novella Tags Authors: Series: Holidaze in Salem Series by Kelly Elliott

Total pages in book: 30
Estimated words: 28845 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 144(@200wpm)___ 115(@250wpm)___ 96(@300wpm)

Lucas is in denial.
I know he possesses magical powers.

My sister says it will reveal in due time.
But I think not helping things along would be a crime.

So, I decided to do what I do best.
Create a spell to do all the rest.

A little razzle dazzle potion is needed stat.
Unfortunately it also affects the new guy in town, Matt.

Oh dear … my sister now has to babysit a man
Who thinks witches and warlocks are not part of the plan.

Power Unbinding Spell

A bit of moon dust is a must.
A sprig of hair gotten on a dare!
Add a pinch of sage spice to make everything nice.

Grind it into the finest powder and sprinkle on a dandelion flower.
Blow into the wind and let the binded powers rescind!

A Bit of Razzle Dazzle is the last novella in the Holidaze in Salem series.

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I paced back and forth, my mind whirling as I wondered what I was going to do. The front door opened and Lucas walked in. When he saw me, he came to a stop.

“What’s wrong?”

“Sarah’s in trouble.”

Lucas frowned. “What do you mean she’s in trouble?”

Sighing, I dropped onto the sofa. “I can feel it; something’s wrong. I think she needs me.”

Lucas sunk down into the chair. “I keep getting these odd feelings that we need to be back in Salem too,” he said. “I don’t know how to explain them.”

My brows shut up. Another clue! I pulled out my phone and jotted it down.

Lucas frowned. “I had the strangest dream last night that when I held the baby, I could understand his thoughts. It freaked me the hell out. I think it was because you read my mind yesterday and answered my question before I even asked it.”

“Interesting,” I mused, taking another note in my phone.

“What are you doing?”

“Making notes.”


“Baby stuff.”

Lucas let it go, but I knew a part of him sensed that I wasn’t making notes about the baby.

“Well, I guess this is good timing then,” he said.

“What is?” I asked as I placed my hand on my belly. I was twenty weeks pregnant and finally really starting to show.

The baby moved, and I gasped. “She’s moving!”

Lucas put his hand where mine had just been. When the baby kicked again, he looked up and laughed.

“Strong kick. Has to be a boy.”

With a shake of my head, I said, “Nope. I’m telling you, it’s a girl.”

“I’m telling you, it’s a boy.”

Rolling my eyes, I changed the subject and asked, “What’s good timing?”

“I’ve been asked to go back to Salem by the mayor. Apparently, they were excavating for a new parking garage and they found an archaeological site that looks like it dates back to when Salem was colonized.”

“Oh wow! What about the dig site here?”

Lucas smiled. “We’ve discovered a lot, and it’s been fun, but I’m ready to head back home. I miss our families, and I want to be back in the states since you’re getting further along in your pregnancy.”

I hadn’t told Lucas I was homesick, but there were so many times I’d longed to see my mother, aunt, and sister. Plus, I missed Kristin and Shawn. I knew Lucas missed everyone as well.

“When are we heading back?” I asked.

“How soon can you be packed?”

We hadn’t bought much while we’d been in Ireland. The flat we rented was fully furnished, so there really wasn’t anything we’d needed to get.

“I can be packed in an hour!”

Lucas laughed. “I’ll look up tickets and book us a return flight.”

Hugging him, I felt my emotions start to bubble up. I knew it was hormones from the pregnancy. When I drew back, he wiped my tears away.

“You’ve missed home?” he asked.

I nodded. “I have.”

He placed his hand on the side of my face and ran his thumb over my cheek. “Thank you, Hollie, for standing by my side while I did this.”

I covered his hand with mine. “I’d stand by your side no matter what.”

He leaned in and kissed me. When he broke the kiss, he rested his forehead on mine. “I love you, Hollie Payton.”

Rubbing my nose against his, I replied, “I love you too.”

“Call Sarah and tell her we’re on our way.”

My phone rang, and we both laughed.

Lucas shook his head and mumbled, “Witches.”

Before I even had a chance to get out of the car, the front door to my parents’ house opened and my mother, sister, and Lucy all piled out. Sarah screamed, my mother started to cry, and Lucy waved a smudge stick all around me.

“Oh, look at you!” my mother said as she pulled me into her arms. “I’m so glad you’re home, Hollie. We’ve missed you.”

I tried to talk, but Lucy had the smudge stick practically shoved up my nose.

“Lucy!” I said, pushing her arm away. “Are you trying to make me throw up with that?”

She looked down at the smudge stick then back to me. “Of course not. I’m simply cleansing all the negativity from traveling away.”

I covered my mouth with my hand and stepped away.

“Go put it in the house, Lucy dear,” my mother said as she wrapped my arm in hers. “How was the flight over?”

“Long,” I replied, watching Lucy dash into the house to place the smudge somewhere I hoped was far away from me. “How come you’re not at the store?”

Sarah took my other arm. “Lucy and I decided we needed a day off, and what better reason than celebrating my baby sister and her little munchkin coming back home. Is she kicking a lot?”

“You think it’s a girl too?” I asked.

Shrugging, Sarah replied, “I don’t know if it is or not. I just said she.”

We both turned and looked at my mother. “Don’t look at me,” she said. “I don’t have those kinds of powers.”