|“||Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise.||”|
— Entertainment Weekly.
From New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz comes a brand new series, The Beauchamp Family, featuring three witches; Joanna and her two daughters, Ingrid and Freya. Whereas the Blue Bloods and Wolf Pact series are targeted for a young adult audience, The Beauchamp Family is marketed towards more adult readers.
Witches of East EndEdit
- Main article: Witches of East End (Book)
For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
- Main article: Serpent's Kiss (Book)
As the witches pull together to discover the serpent within their midst and the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most?
Winds of SalemEdit
- Main article: Winds of Salem (Book)
Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt
- Joanna Beauchamp - The current incarnation of the Mother Goddess of Earth, Joanna is a mother to three children who she adores above everything else. At the beginning of the series, Joanna is enjoying the return of her two daughters in her life, after centuries spent apart, though she still misses her long lost son and her estranged husband. But she manages to find comfort with the young Tyler Alvarez, a boy who jumps right into her life and brings her back to her motherly ways.
- Ingrid Beauchamp - The current incarnation of the Goddess of the Hearth, Ingrid is the wise and reserved eldest daughter of Joanna. At the beginning of the book series, Ingrid is struggling with the Restriction which was placed on her kind, as she desperately wants to help a friend in need with her magic. But not only is she struggling with this, she is also fighting against her very own nature and trying to see if she can let herself live more freely... and then perhaps, she could love and be loved in return.
- Freya Beauchamp - The current incarnation of the Goddess of Love, Freya is the free-spirited and wild younger daughter of Joanna. At the beginning of the book series, Freya is preparing for her upcoming wedding with Bran Gardiner, a rich business man who fell in love with her the moment they met. But her life is not as easy as it seems, because Freya also has to deal with her unstoppable attraction for Bran's brother, Killian Gardiner.
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- Main article: Witches of East End (TV show)
On July 19, 2012, it was announced that the Beauchamp Family series, from New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz, had been picked up as a pilot by the American cable network Lifetime. As announced by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President of Lifetime Networks, the show arrived on air at the end of 2013. Maggie Friedman (Dawson’s Creek, Jack and Bobby and Eastwick) wrote and executive produces Witches of East End, which is hosted by Fox 21. Erwin Stoff (The Matrix) of 3 Arts Entertainment also executive produces.
On January 31, 2013, the pilot was given the green-light from the network and made it to a ten-episode first season. Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston would play respectively Joanna, Freya and Ingrid. On November 22, 2013, Witches of East End was renewed for a second season.
- Two special short books were released as ebooks - the first one, Diary of the White Witch, is a prequel to Witches of East End, explaining how the three Beauchamp women got together again after a long separation - the second, Witches 101, is a primer, a promotional offer containing the first three chapters of Witches of East End, who was aimed at advertising for the series when Serpent's Kiss was published.
- Characters from the Blue Bloods series make some small appearances, and the first book seems to take place between the events of Misguided Angel and Lost in Time.
- There are six characters who crosses between the two different series; these are: Freya Beauchamp, Mimi Force, Oliver Hazard-Perry, Trinity Force, Helda and Arthur Beauchamp.