Descendents of Salem Witches Stalk Chemist Who Stole Their Ancient Secret in New Suspense/Thriller 'The Coven of the Spring' by Chicago Teacher Dr. Jeff Lovell

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Coincidental to the new 'Salem' TV series debut on WGN-America on April 20 is the debut of ‘The Coven of the Spring,’ a new mystery novel about a modern day research chemist who stumbles upon a hidden spring in the woods near Salem, Massachusetts, discovers that drinking its water imparts fearsome mind control powers, and injects her teenage daughter in hopes of conveying special life advantages. Trouble is, the spring and its ancient secret have been protected for centuries by a coven of Salem Witch descendents, who emerge to terrify and destroy as they attempt to imprison and exploit the girl's extraordinary powers.

Two strangers are thrown together to protect a teenager from an ancient, secret Salem cult and its attempt to exploit the girl's extraordinary powers of mind control.

While visiting Salem, Massachusetts on a family vacation, Dr. Lovell started pondering what would happen if the Witches were really real. What powers would they have today? How would they work, how would they survive, how would they stay hidden?

America’s fascination with the 17th century Salem Witches continues as WGN-America debuts its new TV series ‘Salem’ on April 20 and TotalRecall Publications announces a new mystery novel that imagines the witches’ terrifying psychic abilities were bestowed by drinking powerful waters from a hidden spring. For succeeding centuries, the pool and its ancient secret have been protected by The Coven of the Spring, malignant descendants of the women who famously stood trial in 1692 for practicing witchcraft.

The story is a product of the rich imagination of Dr. Jeff Lovell, a Chicago high school writing and literature teacher. While visiting Salem, Massachusetts on a family vacation, Dr. Lovell started pondering what would happen if the witches were really real. What powers would they have today? How would they work, how would they survive, how would they stay hidden?

The result is Dr. Lovell’s modern day tale of Grace DeRosa, a gifted research chemist, who stumbles upon the concealed spring in the woods near Salem. She discovers that the consumed water imparts unique and fearful powers to read minds, create terrifying mental pictures, and force the user's will on others. Intrigued by these powers and hoping to use them for good, Grace injects her husband and 17-year old daughter Crissy with the water.

The powers affect each person differently. Crissy's father turns against his wife and daughter and tries to kill Crissy to protect the secret. Passerby, Clay Foster, a former Navy Seal, saves Crissy from drowning in Lake Michigan's icy waters where her father has pushed her. Clay and his psychologist friend Sharon take Crissy into protection and join forces to destroy the cult before it destroys them. After several fierce fights with the Coven, they escape to Bermuda, where the witches attack them again. Finally, Grace teams up with the threesome and they all return to Salem for a final show down with the The Coven of the Spring.

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'The Coven of the Spring' by Jeff Lovell is available in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover editions from, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and other booksellers.

Dr. Jeff Lovell is a native Chicagoan with three degrees from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Jeff taught high school writing and literature for 33 years and sponsored the school paper, Student Council, and several other activities. He ran the drama program at two high schools, teaching and directing and designing sets, lighting and costumes. His career specialties included Shakespeare, British Literature, and Writing as well as Computer Science. Since retiring from education, Jeff has served as a theatre and film critic for a television station and appears frequently to review theatre and literature.

TotalRecall Publications Inc. was founded in 1998 by Bruce Moran, a former NASA IT professional who transitioned into computer instruction and educational materials. The company began with the introduction of study guides and Q&A testing software for various computer and financial certification exams and expanded into library and information science textbooks in 2007. Since 2008, the publisher has been developing a fiction product line by debut authors that focuses on mysteries, thrillers, and military action. Additionally, TotalRecall has expanded into general nonfiction and now publishes more than 200 non-fiction and fiction titles, all distributed worldwide through book retailers and wholesalers and via eBook databases such as ebrary, EBSCO, and

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