UPDATE: The bloghop ended Nov. 1. Congratulations to Janet Haselden, who won the $50 Amazon gift card Grand Prize, and to Jean MP who won my prize of a $10 Amazon gift card and Halloween socks. A big thank you to everyone who participated in a wonderful blog hop.
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Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card!
My Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card and Pirate-themed Halloween Socks
Halloween was my favorite holiday when I was a kid. I had two favorite outfits: wicked witch or Little Red Riding Hood. I don’t remember if the witch costume was store bought, but I remember that my mom made the red skirt and cape for my Little Red Riding Hood costume. Being practical minded, she sewed the skirt with a gathered waist and deep hem so it could be let out and lengthened as I grew. That way, I got to wear it more than one year. So it’s probably no coincidence that the first two paranormal stories I wrote involved a witch and a werewolf.
My novella, Ilona’s Wolf: A Fairy Tale Romance, was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and features a runaway princess and a cursed werewolf. It begins with the wolf saving Ilona from a dangerous woodsman.
Princess Ilona is rescued by a wolf that transforms into a handsome, naked man. Cursed by an evil wizard, Rolf was trapped in wolf form until he tasted the blood of a royal. Now he must escort the princess on a hazardous journey to the castle. Passion flares between them, but both know there is no future for a princess and a werewolf. Or is there in a world where magic and passion combine?
Heather Parnell of Marooned is my 18th century hereditary witch. The research was a bit tricky, since witches of the period had to keep their craft in secret. The previous centuries had witnessed massive witch hunts, and many women were drowned, hanged or burned at the stake. Modern witches still refer to the period as the “Burning Times”.
Heather MacGibbon is traveling from England to her home in Jamaica with her new husband, Roger Parnell, a man she detests. She performs a banishing spell with unintended consequences. When their ship is attacked by pirates, Roger is killed, and Heather, disguised as a boy, joins the pirate crew.
Pirate captain Adam Langworth soon discovers Heather is a woman, but agrees to keep her secret, a violation of the ships’ articles. When her identity is discovered, Adam and Heather find themselves marooned on a deserted island with nothing to do for the rest of their lives but make love…
Disclaimer: This is a 12,000 word steamy romantic short story, not a full-length novel. Previously published by Amber Quill Press. Contains a sexy pirate, a naughty witch, cussing and fornicating.
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