Linda Wisdom, author of Wicked By Any other Name, is guest blogging here on book-a-rama today. Thanks Linda.
Witches Don’t Always Have It Easy by Linda Wisdom
I don’t believe it making it simple for my characters. What’s the fun in the story if there aren’t some obstacles there to mess up what could be a perfect life or even a hot sex life? And just because you’re a 700 + year young witch doesn’t mean you have complete control over your life.
Especially if Cupid isn’t happy with you.
Jazz had her problems, but nothing like Stasi in Wicked By Any Other Name when she’s served with a scroll from the Wizards Court that she’s being sued for fraud. All it takes is one little hexed sachet to ruin her day.
What I like about Stasi is that she has a soul for romance. She wants every woman to feel beautiful inside and out via the gorgeous lingerie she sells and inspired by the romance books she also carries in her boutique. And then there’s the bespelled sachets she tucks in with each purchase meant to encourage self-confidence and romance in the purchaser’s heart. And what woman doesn’t want that?
Except that’s Cupid’s territory and he doesn’t like anyone messing with his romance mojo.
Thus starts Stasi’s trouble. The human plantiff’s wizard attorney, Trevor Barnes, who has red hearts dancing over his head. The same red hearts that happen to be hovering hers. Cupid’s sign they’re meant to be soul mates. Stasi’s hiccupping iridescent bubbles all over the place, the lake is tainted with an olde magick, and the townspeople are looking at her and fellow witch Blair as if they’re spawns of the devil. For Stasi, it could be Olde Salem all over again and she didn’t like it one bit the first time around. Except she’s got Trev, Blair, Jazz, and Nick to help out along with Jake Harrison, the town handyman, who could have a few secrets of his own. It speeds ahead with Stasi in fear of the past being recreated in the present and people not who they claim to be.
I like to have fun with my characters and I feel I did that here. We have romance, lots of magick, suspense, along with Bogie, Stasi’s beloved magickal dog who’s patterned after my own Bogie and Horace, the eight inch gargoyle that likes to hang out in her boutique because well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out what keeps Horace there.
The best part of any romance is if it can make you laugh and/or cry. Personally, I’d rather make you laugh and hopefully brighten your day with magick that you can even find within yourself.
So go out and buy yourself a sexy piece of lingerie and pick up some scented sachets in your drawers. And whatever you do, don’t find yourself on Cupid’s romance radar. You might find yourself with more than red hearts doing the Macarena over your head.
But if you read Wicked By Any Other Name you might learn just what to do if it happens to you.Linda