Haunted by Desire
Too much knowledge can be deadly.
Novel Information
Written by

Cameron Dokey

Published by

Pocket Books

ISBN Number

0-743-44094-3 / 9780743409308


Season 2

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Haunted by Desire is the 6th of the Charmed novels.

It takes place during the week leading up to Halloween. Considering Piper already has P3 up and running, Leo is still gone, Prue is still at Buckland's, and it being more than 40 years after Halloween 1958, this novel should take place between Season 2, Episode 4 The Devil's Music and Episode 6 That Old Black Magic.


Anger, envy, wrath, and rage
Hold her tightly like a cage,
With bitter tears and lover's sins
My final revenge at last begins!

Phoebe Halliwell thinks taking a college course will add some intellectual excitement to her life. And she is definitely excited when she meets Brett, a gorgeous guy in her class. Too bad he's got a jealous ex-girlfriend, Wendy.

When Brett and Phoebe spend time together on a class assignment, Phoebe starts to receive threatening notes. Wendy's the obvious culprit, so why does Phoebe sense that the notes are from someone else—someone with supernatural powers?




  • Charlotte Logan: A spirit lurking around the college Phoebe attends. She is later revealed to be evil and cursed with envy over Betty and Ron's relationship.
  • Dylan Thomas: A warlock who jinxes Piper and Prue with a love potion to turn them against each other. His powers involved Blinking and Power Bolts.
  • Betty Warren/Marjorie Yarnell: A wealthy college student in the 50's (fellow student of Phoebe's). She was originally named Betty Warren and was in a relationship with Ronald Galvez, but a traumatic incident left her amnesiac of the eventful day and she renamed herself Marjorie Yarnell.
  • Ronald Galvez: A ghost from the 50's. He was in love with Betty Warren, but her best friend Charlotte was consumed with jealousy and killed them.


Magical Notes


Dylan Thomas's Spell

By darkness and light,
by flame burning bright,
the Charmed One's heart shall be mine,
from this eve and through time.

To Stop the Effects of a Warlock's Spell

Moon over water, change the tides of the sea,
Moon over land, work the change I decree.
For one who is held in a warlock's spell
Free her and...

To Banish from Building Spell

Back to realms of darkness vanish.
You from these four walls, I banish.
Nevermore here to appear to me.
As I will, so must it be.

To Alter Time

Curtain of Time and all that's concealed,
Open into the past and its secret reveal.
Past into present, show yourself to me.
As I will it, so must it be.


  • One would need to wait 4 weeks for full moon if last night was one, and just not 2 weeks.
  • Prue, Piper and Phoebe cast a spell to banish Charlotte's spirit. However, in the series, the only spell that can accomplish this is required to be cast by the spirit of a witch.
  • Phoebe is mentioned to have the power of Astral Projection, but in the show, it was Prue who had it.
  • No mention of Dan.

International Titles

  • French: Menaces de mort (Death Threats)
  • Russian: Odjeržimyje strast'u (Possessed by Desire)