February 18, 2009

Author Chat: Linda Wisdom

Pin It

Linda Wisdom, author of Wicked By Any other Name, is guest blogging here on book-a-rama today. Thanks Linda.
Enjoy!

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


26 comments :

  1. This looks sooo cute! I'm putting it on my list! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post!
    - and I also enjoyed meeting you via Cathy´s Scene of the blog. Wonderful collage of photos.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like a fun book, Linda!!!

    I love the cover too...

    Lisa :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Linda, you are a fantastic writer and I can't wait to see where you take both this series--and any other projects. :)

    Yasmine

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks Lisa.

    This book was fun to write in bringing in the new characters and also revisiting the previous ones.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you Yazza!

    If anyone knows what I've done with this series, it's you, so very high praise indeed.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  7. Linda~

    I can't wait to read it! I love all your books so I'm sure I'll love this one too. I already have a soft spot for Horace.

    Robin :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yep, this one's on the TBR pile (which is really getting rather tall these days!)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Linda -
    Besides the terrific stories, you covers are sooo cute. Makes me just want to hug the books. ha.

    Another... Linda

    ReplyDelete
  10. Professional jealousy from Cupid? Hmm. How does he feel about romance novelists?

    Another charming (pun intended) tale.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks Robin!

    Horace really wiggled his way into my heart with every word I wrote. Although he's as difficult to control as Fluff and Puff are.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks Judi!

    I know what you mean about the ever growing TBR pile. Same with all my pre orders at Amazon.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey Linda!

    Might not be too safe hugging this book unless you want Horace looking down your top. :}

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks MM.

    You never know what Cupid might do to romance novelists. It could turn interesting.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  16. Linda - Tell HOrace I've got a werewolf love slave by my side at all times. So if he tries to look down my top - he's mincemeat. Literally.

    The other - Linda

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the hearts dancing over their heads being Cupid's sign that they are meant for each other. What a cute idea! Looking forward to reading your whole series, which is on my teetering TBR pile!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Linda,

    LOL! Can you imagine the two having a "discussion"?

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks Marie!

    I don't think our TBR piles ever get smaller because we always find more books.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  20. I loved this book! It's definitely a fun read and very sexy ;)

    Marta's Meanderings

    ReplyDelete
  21. This does sound fun! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  22. still not found a pair of \slippers like that at any store LOL
    i love jazz and your sense of humor

    ReplyDelete
  23. I just want to thank Linda and everyone who came to my blog yesterday. I hope you all come again!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment. I've disabled Anonymous comments since I've had a barrage of Anon spam lately. Sorry about that.