The Ex Hex: A Novel (Paperback)

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A fun and Halloweeny romance about a town of witches and the curse we all wish we could put on our exes. This book features just enough magic and explanations to make you say, yeah that makes sense, but not so much that it creates inconsistencies and plot holes; also a ghost from 1994. A quick read to get you in the spirit of the season, best enjoyed with a cup of hot cider and a fall-scented candle (or read it while eating a very crunchy apple, like I did). 

— Rachel

October 2021 Indie Next List

“Looking for a wildly fun Halloween read? Pick this up! Witches, curses, ghosts, sizzling romance, and a swoon-worthy ending — this rom-com has it all!”
— Carrie Deming, The Dog Eared Book, Palmyra, NY


New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong.

Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.

About the Author

Erin Sterling also writes as Rachel Hawkins, the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for young readers. Her work has been sold in more than a dozen countries. She studied gender and sexuality in Victorian literature at Auburn University and currently lives in Alabama.

Praise For…

“A spooky romantic comedy treat that had me sighing at one page, laughing out loud at the next. The Ex Hex is the perfect book for fall.”
New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey
Product Details
ISBN: 9780063027473
ISBN-10: 006302747X
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English