Flirting with Paranormal
Day 12 of my 20Days/20Books Reader Appreciation Celebration takes a decidedly otherworldly turn. If you’ve read my Touch of Seduction series, you know I’ve dabbled with giving my characters psychic abilities. In the Spirit of the Highlands series, of which Plaid to the Bone is the prequel, you’re likely to encounter some dark magic along with your historical romance.
Here’s what Farquhar had to say about his first impression of Morgan MacRath. He’s the chief advisor to Cait’s father and is intent on seeing that she lives up to the unholy bargain she struck before she wed Adam Cameron.
“When a man plays at magic, it leaves a mark. Perhaps not one clearly visible to most observers, but certainly discernible enough so that another practitioner can recognize his fellow dabblers. So far the household that bides in Bonniebroch seems to be clean. All except that Morgan MacRath who arrived with Mistress Grant. Invisible tendrils as long as his arms trail behind him and a spider’s web of spells encircles his head.”
–from the journal of Callum Farquhar,
explorer, imbiber, and touched by just enough magic to make a body wonder what I’m up to.
I’m thrilled to introduce Ashlyn Chase, a light-hearted paranormal author, my critique partner and my friend! She’s been known to describe herself as “an Almond Joy bar–a little flaky, a little nutty, but basically sweet!” I count myself fortunate to know her and one lucky commenter is going to win her Flirting Under a Full Moon!
Brandee has been dumped in every way possible, but by text is the last straw. That’s it—she’s officially done with men. Unfortunately, she’s just been told her “soul mate” is the drool-worthy hottie all her friends call One-Night Nick.
Nick has been searching for true love for one hundred years. After all, werewolves mate for life, and he does not want to mess this up. As soon as he kisses Brandee, he knows she’s the one. But how will he convince a woman who knows nothing of paranormals that she’s about to be bound to a werewolf forever?
Shifter-fans, you’ll want to check out her newest release, How to Date a Dragon!
Lord of Fire and Ice
When Connie Mason suggested we do a Viking romance for one of our collaborations, I was very happy. Since I’d already written Maidensong, Erinsong & Silk Dreams, the Norse culture was in my wheelhouse. I knew that world, but I wanted to give Lord of Fire and Ice a bit of a twist. So I made our hero Brandr a fire mage. He has an affinity for flames–the ability to control it as well as call fire from thin air.
Of course, he’s hot in other ways too! (Doesn’t the cover model look like a super buff Derek Hough?) And yes, that is a slave collar on his throat. Too many Viking tales have made the heroine the hero’s thrall. We stood that trope on its head. Check out the excerpt to see how Brandr became the unwilling and disobedient property of Katla the Black!
When you leave a comment today, you’ll be entered in the random drawings for a Plaid to the Bone from Kensington Publishing, a Flirting under the Full Moon from Ashlyn, and Lord of Fire and Ice from me. You’ll also earn a chance at my Grand Prize: a Kindle Paperwhite!
Here are some questions to get us started: How do you feel about cross-genre stories? Historical romances with paranormal elements? Time travel romance? Light paranormals instead of dark?