This week’s Writer Wednesday guest is another fabulous Montlake (and indie) author, Norah Wilson. But I didn’t meet her through Montlake. I met her over a year ago through an online writer group and we’ve been friends and super-fans of each other ever since! I asked Norah the question: Why do you love romance?
I am a life-long romance reader, having started reading my mother’s tame Harlequins long before I perhaps should have been. There was always something so comforting about them. No matter the challenges (or should I say the misunderstandings? I seem to remember a lot of them!), no matter how arrogant or bull-headed the hero (I remember a lot of them too!), the heroine always managed to set him straight, after which they got their happy ending. A lot has changed about romance since those days, including the level and nature of the conflict. Heck, these days, the H&h might not even be the same species. But much remains the same, including the work and/or sacrifice required for the couple to earn their happily ever after.
The Haunted Collection – Free 5 & 6 October
It’s that time of year again. The time when ghosties and ghoulies come out to play the The Eclective unleashes a little Halloween chaos on the world.
This year we’ve come up with eight spooky(ish) stories filled with tales of beings from the Other Side. A haunted house, a discontented ghost, and supernatural powers…who could ask for more?
Even better? The Haunted Collection is FREE today and tomorrow on Amazon, so pop on over and pick up your copy. It includes my Cupcake Goddess short story “Soulfully Sweet.”
Soulfully Sweet by Shéa MacLeod
As if helping the living isn’t enough of a pain in her divine hindquarters, Branwen (former goddess of love and beauty) is stuck helping the dead on All Hallow’s Eve.
My friend, Tara West, made this super cool ecard for me! :-)
Montlake released Kissed by Darkness and Kissed by Fire today! I’m super duper extremely excited!
I may be biased, but I think these books are awesome. I spent a lot of time with my amazing editor, Tiffany Yates-Martin, writing and rewriting and rewriting some more. This lady has edited for the likes of Anne Rice and Jim Butcher so she knows her stuff. She really helped me make the Sunwalker Saga shine!
I’m super excited to announce that the new Montlake Romance versions of Kissed by Darkness and Kissed by Fire will released on October 2nd of this year. Kissed by Smoke will be out sometime in December.
Can I get a SQUEE?
My fabulous friend and fellow writer RG Porter is giving away one of her books for FREE! Today only Innok’s Curse is FREE! I do love free.
Oh, and there are sexy man-abs on the cover. Who doesn’t like some sexy man-abs? And a SWORD!
Earlier this month I hopped on the Eurostar and spent a few days roaming the streets of Paris. All in the name of “research” naturally. The things I do for you …
The truth is that in the fourth book of the Sunwalker Saga (Yet to be written, so don’t get too excited.) Morgan will be heading to Paris (among other places). There will be more mystery, mayhem, and madness. There will be sidhe and Templars and goodness knows what else.
In fact I only know two things at this point. The title will be Kissed by Moonlight and the cover looks a little something like this:
But of course first I must finish the edits for Montlake on Kissed by Fire. But while I do that, why don’t you sit down with a croissant and an espresso and enjoy Morgan’s Paris.
It’s been awhile since I did a Mythos Monday post. Mostly because I’ve been not just up to my eyeballs, but over my head with edits. Fortunately, though, edits for Kissed by Darkness are done and turned in, ready for Montlake Romance to republish. I didn’t think this book could get any better, but I really think it has.
Kissed by Fire edits will be starting shortly, but in the meantime I’m having a little breather. Between showing a friend around London and a short visit to Paris this week, I’m writing a short story for the Eclective’s next collection (out in June). Not only that, but I actually have a little time to blog. So, I’m talking Grimm.
A couple of my friends, Heather Marie Adkins (writing as Nolia McCarty) and Julia Crane have teamed up to write a fantastic new novel called Eternal Youth. I was able to catch up with the ladies over virtual coffee and find out a little be more about magic, collaboration, and the quest for Eternal Youth.
Fountain of Youth by Eduard Veith - National Geographic
1. What do you love most about the story and characters in Eternal Youth?
J: My favorite part is traveling aspect of the book, as well as the search for the elusive Fountain Of Youth. I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. Of course, the older I get, the more I’d like to find it on my own…
Before we get stuck into today’s post, why don’t you hop on over to The Eclective blog for a super smexy video review of Books That Don’t Suck.
And now, onto the mythos.
My trip to Tenby, Wales continues to inspire me. Despite being eyeball deep in edits for Kissed by Darkness (Pretty sure my Montlake editor – bless her socks – is half demon and half genius), I’m working on a short story which will be in The Eclective’s latest anthology due out in June. And who should make an appearance in said short story, but the fabulous Welsh goddess of love herself, Branwen!
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, as the case may be) I did not run into a single Cwn Annwn while in Wales. I tried, I really did, but they were fresh out in Tenby. Nor did I run into any Afanc (though granted I wasn’t near a lake so it wasn’t exactly Afanc territory), Water Leapers (giant frogs with bat’s wings), or Gwyllion (ghosts/night wanderers) – unless you count the human variety night Gwyll. Saw a few of those. I think they call them “teenagers.”