Writer, Cat Owner

The Book

Hearts & Other Body Parts is a wickedly addictive novel about love, monsters and loyalty.

And a corpse-eating Japanese demon cat.


Hearts & Other Body Parts

Sisters Esme, Katy and Veronica are smart, talented and beautiful—in that precise order. Better yet… all three are witches. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students.

The first is Norman, who’s almost eight feet tall and appears to be assembled from mismatched body parts and bolts. Despite his horrific appearance, Esme finds herself drawn to his oversized brain and oversized heart. Her sisters and her cat all agree, he’d be the perfect boyfriend. If only he weren’t so tremendously ugly.

The second new boy on campus is Zack, an impossibly handsome late transfer from the UK who instantly has all the girls at school mesmerized. Soon even sensible Esme has forgotten Norman, and all three sisters find themselves in a flat-out hex war to win Zack.

But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely.


Ira Bloom has stitched together a monster of a bewitching novel. It is dramatic, powerful, creative, and smart. It is also funny as hell.
— David Lubar, author of Character, Driven
HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS is a blood-red cocktail of dark humor and wicked intelligence. Gulp it down for guaranteed reading intoxication.
— Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100
HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS is charming, funny, wildly inventive and utterly bonkers
— Robin McKinley, award winning author of Shadows, Sunshine, The Hero and the Crown, and many more.