The Ghost of Morley Manor by Tricia Schneider ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb:

When Alice Worthington’s father dies, he leaves Morley Manor and all his debt to her and her younger brother. Desperate to find a way to pay the creditors, Alice performs a séance to contact the spirit of the last man to have seen the jewels rumored to be hidden within her home.
Sir Nicholas, a two-hundred-year-old roguish ghost, strikes a bargain with Alice. Find his earthly remains and bury them in consecrated ground. Only then will he reveal the location of the hidden jewels. Alice agrees not knowing when the time comes, she must decide between saving her home or saving the soul of the charming ghost who haunts Morley Manor.

 

Excerpt:

A scream tore into the night, a high-pitched, frightening sound that sent shivers coursing down my spine. I scrambled back against the headboard of my bed, gripping my candlestick and gasping for breath. As I struggled to breathe, I realized those were my chilling screams.
I stopped screaming and faced the man, raising my candlestick in front of me like a shield.
“Come no closer, demon!”
“You can hear me?” A look of wonder passed over his handsome face. His eyes widened. “You can see me?”
“Of course, I can!”
“But how?” The man glanced around the room as if searching for the answer. “How can this be? No one alive has seen me for over two hundred years!”
“Begone from my chamber!” I shouted and my voice trembled with fear. “Leave me in peace!”
“This makes no sense at all.” He continued his dialogue, ignoring my rising panic. He stood and began pacing at the end of the bed. My eyes widened as I witnessed him walk through the edge of the bed a time or two as he was so absorbed in his thoughts, he failed to see in which direction he walked.
“You had no awareness of me before you left this night. What changed?” He lifted his head and turned to face me. “What did you do when you left Morley tonight? What happened to you?”
“I—I—”
My stammering annoyed him. He leaned over the bed, resting his fisted hands against my feet. I could feel his weight as he leaned onto the mattress.
“Tell me, woman! I must know!”
I whimpered and struggled away from him, trying to meld myself into the headboard. I glanced over his shoulder, judging the distance between myself and the door, wondering if I was fast enough to run by him. Wondering if I was brave enough to try.
“Ah,” the specter said, for I knew he was no mere man. He was a ghost, a demon, a creature not of this world, for whom on this plane of existence could pass through solid objects.
“I see I’ve startled you.” He stood and raised outstretched hands before him as if he placated a frightened animal. “I will not harm you. I cannot. I have no mortal flesh. I cannot touch you.
Observe…”
He reached toward me, placing his icy fingers on the hand holding the candlestick. I say icy fingers because I felt the press of them firmly against my skin, a solid enough touch for a specter.
He gasped.
I looked to his face and if I were not so full of fright, I might have found amusement to witness the color drain from his face. Did ghosts grow pale as humans when in a state of bewilderment?
He stumbled back, staring at his hand.
“What sorcery is this?” He whispered. “What did you do this night?”
“I… I…” I licked my suddenly dry lips so I could speak. “I attempted to summon the spirit of Sir Nicholas Weatherby.” I might as well be truthful while speaking with a ghost. After all, how could he condemn me when he, himself, was dead?
“Sir Nicholas Weatherby?” he repeated, his eyes wide. “I am Nicholas Weatherby.”

 

 

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 
Hello and welcome, readers! We have Tricia Schneider here with us today. Tricia Schneider, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
 
I’ve been writing for about twenty-five years since I was 15 years old, but I’ve only been a published author for the last ten years. I began writing for fun. I was a kid looking to entertain myself. My brother and I used to create our own newspaper and forced our family members to subscribe. We’d include outlandish articles which now kind of reminds me of The Onion! As a kid, I also wrote a series of short stories about my brother’s pet turtle called, The Adventures of Gonzo the Turtle. That turtle was quite a hero, saving the forest and the lives of the other animals.
 
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
I’ve been a fan of gothic romance since I was a kid watching Dark Shadows re-runs with my mom. It was one of her favorite shows and has influenced a lot of my writing. In my twenties, I discovered Jane Erye, Rebecca and a long list of Victoria Holt novels. The Ghost of Morley Manor is a gothic romance featuring a penniless heroine who is desperate to find a way to keep her home and her brother safe. She resorts to summoning a ghost who might tell her the location of the hidden jewels that are rumored to be stashed somewhere in her home.
How did you come up with the storyline?
 
The story started from a writing prompt challenge several years ago about setting a story in a graveyard. My scene began with the heroine and her brother traipsing into the graveyard to conduct a seance and the story grew after that.
 
What inspires you to write?
 
I have an inner drive to tell stories. I can’t explain it. It’s part of my DNA, I think! But, my children inspire me to publish those stories. I want to teach them to pursue their dreams and what better way to do that than by pursuing my own?
 
Tell us about your other books:
 
All of my books are in the romance genre. I require a happily-ever-after with the books I both read and write. Heat levels vary from sweet to steamy and I’ve written short stories, novellas and novels. The romances I write are primarily paranormal, but also I write romances that are historical, gothic, fantasy, and sci-fi.
 
Where can readers find you?
 
Tricia’s Romance Readers Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/NZ8Zz
 
 
About the Author: 
Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. From werewolves, vampires and witches to wicked pirates and sexy aliens, she weaves sensual stories where happily-ever-after is a guarantee. She firmly believes there is a book for everyone. A sentiment she gained after years of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.

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Mesmerized by the Fae by Jenna Edon ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb: 

But it’s not what you think. 

I’ve seen what the power has done to my family and I don’t want to end up like them. So I’ve carved out my own path, separate from them and the old ways. 

I answer to no one and live a mostly magic-free life. There is the occasional snafu that calls for it, but I like making my own way, and doing so without having to use my power makes my life easier.

Then two sexy but imposing fae—Mekhi and Gavin—come into my life and turn it upside down. I’ve somehow found myself in the possession of a mysterious bracelet that they want back. However, when it whispers to me, I know that it’s not a mistake that it came to me. If that doesn’t convince me enough, it’s spelled to me, meaning Mekhi and Gavin couldn’t take it even if they tried.

They’re stuck with me until they can figure out how to undo the magic that is binding it to me. Only they’re not the only ones after me. 

A group of men seem dead set on taking me and I can only assume it has everything to do with the bracelet. But I have not come this far to let them stop me from uncovering the reason this bracelet has chosen me.

Mekhi and Gavin are less than pleased about the circumstances, but tough. They’ll have to play nice if they want to come out of this in one piece. And boy am I eager to play. I definitely have my hands full with both fae.

Excerpt:

It was dark now with the lights off, but I could still make out the outline of Keri as she crept out of the bathroom. She paused briefly at the twin bed beside me. Mekhi was asleep and sprawled across it. She stood over him, trying to figure out if there was enough room for her to lay with him.

After a moment of consideration, she moved towards my bed and nudged me on the shoulder. She thought I was asleep, but it didn’t stop her from waking me. 

She tapped my arm again. “Gavin, are you awake?”

“I am now.”

“Oh, sorry.” She glanced around our small room. “Um, where am I supposed to sleep?”

“On the bed.”

“If you haven’t noticed, Mekhi is taking up an entire bed and, well,”—she gestured towards me—“you’re huge.”

“And?”

“And there’s not enough room for me and your muscles, so could you…” she tilted her head to the side, indicating the floor.

“You want me to sleep on the floor?”

“Well, yes.”

“Absolutely not.”

“You are quite the gentlemen, you know that?”

“I told you. There’s two beds.” I shifted so that my back was flushed with the wall on the other side of the twin bed. They were small beds, but I was able to make room for her this way.

She gawked at me, but I knew she was tired. “Do you really want to wake him up?” I asked.

She turned to look at him. There was such a look of contentment across his face. “No, he looks exhausted.”

“Good, then, you’re welcome to join me.” I patted the sparse space I’d made for her on the mattress. 

She didn’t argue with me this time. She lied on her back, her body rigid as though she were afraid of our flesh touching.

I snaked an arm around her svelte waist and pulled her to me.

“What are you doing?”

“You’re taking up too much room and I can’t sleep with your sharp elbows cutting into me.”

She snorted, but stopped resisting too tired to argue with me. “Your wife must be patient.”

I smiled, looking down at her delicate features in profile. “I’m unwed.”

She gasped. “Shocker.”

“Are you probing for information about my private life?” She relaxed in my arms, my chin resting on the arch of her neck. “All you have to do is ask,” I said against her neck, my lips grazing her pulse.

“You wish,” she said, but the sharp intake of air told me she didn’t mind my proximity. 

She snuggled against me, rubbing against my groin, and murmured no doubt feeling the full length of my hardened cock pressing against her soft ass.

“What do you do in the Fae Realm?” she asked, rousing me from my wayward thoughts.

If she was aware of my response to her, she didn’t let me know it. “I serve on the royal guard. Well, it’s not official yet. We’ve only recently completed our training.”

“Wow, the royal guard. That’s impressive. But why did they send you here? Don’t they have messengers for this?”

“No, this was too important to send someone in our place. It was our responsibility and our mistake to fix.”

“So if you return without it. You’ll be—”

“Punished.”

“Oh, I’m sorry,”—she caressed my forearm with her thumb—“I didn’t know.”

“How could you know?”

“No, I know…it’s just that I would give it back if I could.”

“Well, let’s not worry about that right now.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m exhausted—you exhaust me. Do you ever sleep?” 

“Fine.” She yawned and curled into the nook of my arm. “Goodnight.”

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Jenna Edon here with us today. Jenna Edon, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

I have been writing since 2009, but I’ve always been an avid reader since I was nine. Over the years, my joy for reading evolved into a new interest and so I decided to dabble in writing. 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

It’s about a mesmer (Keri) who finds the gift of the fae prince’s betrothed. It crosses over realms by itself and ends up in her possession which of course means the hot fae guards (Mekhi and Gavin) come after it and her. It’s a novelette but exciting and fun and sexy! 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I love the idea of having a a mesmer as a FMC. I mean what’s not to like about a woman who can influence others just by touch? The possibilities are endless with a power like this so that is where I started to brainstorm. I also wanted to dive more into the fae world which resides in my Edonverse, so it felt right having the leading men portrayed by fae characters. 

Our FMC, Keri, means well. She has this ability but she chooses not to use it often because using the ability seems like cheating. She’s well-intentioned and conscientious…but maybe a little bit of a control freak. And so Mekhi and Gavin come in, turning her world upside down a bit, and force her to relinquish some of that control she’s trying to hang onto. 

What inspires you to write?

Readers and Books. I discovered my love of writing through reading books. So, I’m always reading.  And of course knowing how much the readers are enjoying my work is exciting and rewarding! As jobs go, this is definitely a fun one to have and I adore it!

Tell us about your other books:

I write paranormal romance and reverse harem. I have a vampire paranormal romance trilogy called The Hunted Series and a reverse harem academy romance series called the Dark Magic Series. All my series take place in my Edonverse which means the occasional crossover with some fan favorites!

Where can readers find you? 

Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/l2b9q1

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jenna-edon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jenna-Edon-Books-108208710854714

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jennaedon/

About the Author: 

Jenna Edon is the author of the Hunted Series and Dark Magic Series. She enjoys writing steamy paranormal romances and reverse harems stories, reading, Netflix, coffee, and salsa dancing…or trying to salsa dance 😉

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All Hallows Academy by Majanka Verstraete ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb:

All Hallows Academy is one of the most prestigious universities in the world for witches and wizards and being accepted into All Hallows is an honor Lavinia Bloodbane and her best friend Jensen have been dreaming of for years. 

The academic year at All Hallows starts with its most renowned tradition: Thirteen Days of Halloween. Each day of the thirteen days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve, a famous witch or wizard from the past is called upon and asked to reach through the veil separating the living from the death. 

Lavinia wants nothing more than to fit in at All Hallows, but when something from beyond the veil reaches out to her on the First Day of Halloween, fitting in at the academy will be the least of her concerns…  

Excerpt:

“This is going to be amazing!” 

Jensen, my best friend, grabbed my hand and squeezed it. His smile spread from ear to ear and seeing it, I couldn’t help but smile myself. 

Today was our first day at All Hallows Academy, one of the most renowned institutions for witchcraft and wizardry in the world. 

Before enrolling at All Hallows, Jensen and I had attended high school together, and our number one dream for the past three years had been to get into All Hallows. We both worked hard to get here, and standing here today, it still didn’t feel real.  

“I think you already grabbed some people’s attention,” I remarked, grinning as a group of girls walked past us, some of them throwing flirty glances in Jensen’s direction. 

I knew my best friend was attractive, although I had never seen him that way—to me, he was the boy I had grown up with, who had gone to Miss Hecate’s Kindergarten for Magical Toddlers for the first time on the same day I did. I had accidentally made a doll come to life, courtesy of my lack of control over my powers, and Jensen had saved me by knocking the doll unconscious. 

Miss Hecate was anything but pleased that one of her students had caused such havoc, but the incident had formed the foundation of my friendship with Jensen, and we had been best friends ever since. 

Now we were here, roughly fifteen years later, and there was no one I would rather be here with, at All Hallows Academy. 

“Yeah, right.” Jensen snorted sarcastically, referring back to my earlier comment that he had caught the eye of quite a few witches already. 

Jensen had always been oblivious to his own good looks—a stark contrast with his brother, Flynn, and the one person I did not look forward to bumping into in the hallways. 

Okay, that was a lie. Part of me was looking forward to it. The stupid part. The teenage-crush part. 

During the summer holidays two years ago, while I spent most of my time hanging out with Jensen, I developed this enormous crush on his older brother Flynn and ended up making a fool of myself as I tried everything to get his attention. Flynn, on the other hand, practically ignored me and dated girl after girl until none of us could keep track anymore. 

Chill, Liv. Don’t let him get into your head again. Flynn is old news.

At least that was what I told myself while I kept trying to catch a peek of him in the crowd, but so far, no luck. 

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Majanka Verstraete here with us today. Majanka Verstraete, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I have been writing books ever since I learned how to write, but my first official publication dates back to about ten years ago. It was called “Mirror, Mirror”, later renamed to “Fractured”, a young adult dark fantasy novel. In the meantime, the sequel to that, “Reflected”, has also been released. 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

My story “All Hallows Academy” is an academy / reverse harem story told in different seasons. Season one focuses on the “Thirteen Days of Halloween”, a yearly event held at All Hallows Academy, in which a different witch or wizard from the past is honored each day during the thirteen days leading up to Halloween. The first episode of this season is featured in the box set. 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I have been wanting to write in this format for a while, with different “seasons” and “episodes,” like you see on TV. I like the idea of a book episode following the format of a TV episode, with a nicely completed story while at the same time also having an overarching story arc. Since the box set is Halloween themed, and I’ve wanted to write another academy / reverse harem for a while, the rest of the inspiration came easily. 

What inspires you to write?

Everything. It’s really hard to answer this one. Not a day goes by that I don’t have inspiration for one thing or another, and I really enjoy writing. It’s my favorite spare time activity and hardly ever feels like a chore. 

Tell us about your other books:

I have written over forty books and counting, so there’s a lot to tell. Let me focus primarily on books in similar genres. 

My “Academy for the Wicked” series will probably be of interest for readers who enjoyed “All Hallows Academy”. It’s a reverse harem academy series with all types of diabolical creatures: demons, vampires, warlocks, necromancers… It’s called “wicked” for a reason. 

Then, in terms of young adult books, I have a whole lot of different series, so I’ll just sum up some of my books here. All of them can also be found on my website. I have indicated the ones that are not published yet, but that are available for pre-order. 

The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1) / YA Paranormal

Demonic Pact (Angel of Death Series #2) / YA Paranormal (available for pre-order)

See All Evil (Academy for the Wicked #1) / NA Reverse Harem Academy

Ghost Slayer / NA Paranormal Romance

Symphony of the Departed (Allegro Academy #1) / YA Paranormal Academy (available for pre-order) 

A Study in Shifters (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance

The Sign of the Serpent (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #2) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance 

The Wolf of the Baskervilles (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #3) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance

The Conclave of Fear (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #4) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance (available for pre-order) 

Murder in Mind / YA Dystopian 

Wicked Blood (Blood Witch #1) / YA Paranormal Romance

Fractured (Mirrorland #1) / YA Paranormal Mystery

Reflected (Mirrorland #2) / YA Paranormal Mystery 

Queen’s Fall (An Alice in Wonderland Retelling) / YA Fantasy

Where can readers find you? 

Readers can find me on my website, http://majankaverstraete.com

I’m also on Twitter (@iheartreads) and on Facebook. 

About the Author: 

Majanka Verstraete studied law and criminology, and now works as Legal Counsel. Writing is her passion ever since she learned how to read. 

She writes about all things supernatural, her books ranging from children’s picture books to young adult novels, all the way to new adult academy and reverse harem books. 

Check out her website for more information about her current series and her upcoming projects: http://majankaverstraete.com 

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A Modern Day Witch Hunt by Kiki Howell & Gina Kincade ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

 Blurb:

 

Kamillia, an author of paranormal romance, is accused of being an actual witch by an ambitious group of businessmen with a dark agenda. A man who resembles one of her fictional characters, an alpha male hero, randomly appears at her door offering her protection.

Luca is an immortal Watcher from the River of Light. Sent to Earth to help Kamillia, whose true heritage has yet to be revealed to her, Luca is caught off guard by the fighting spirit of the woman and the way his human body betrays him while in her presence.

When Kamillia is attacked, and all the lies she’s been told come to light, she and Luca are forced to join together. Despite numerous obstacles, they need to overcome the evil of many centuries blocking a portal under a mysterious church on the edge of town.

On Halloween night, she will have to face her past—as in a past life—in a big way. Only then can she return to what is left of her life, with or without this stranger who has captured her heart but cannot share her future

 

 

Excerpt:

Prologue

Shores of Pickering Wharf

Salem, MA

Week of Halloween

 

The hefty breeze pushed the small, blue, rolling waves into white, jagged peaks with the same urgency he felt inside as he sat gazing out upon the vastness of the water. Leaning against a weathered retaining wall with an audible sigh, Luca glanced behind him at the blue-gray haze over the small town cityscape silhouette. The pollution, a mixture of smoke and sky, presented itself as an omen of great significance to him. He knew the buildings, along with some of the houses beyond, already held within them the inhabitants he’d both come to protect and come to battle. In his five hundred years as a Watcher, the energy of the Earth had changed, negatively affecting the human condition.

He viewed their existence from his realm on a daily basis, a place just beyond this one, a small segment of space that served as a window to the world. From his perch there, each city had its own fundamental haze blurring its buildings and beings. This mystical force field, referred to as The River of Light, or simply The River by Watchers such as Luca, formed an energy grid covering the earth.

The grid could be seen as a matrix of light, sound, and colors forming geometric patterns around the planet. Humans had attempted to observe such patterns in the study of Sacred Geometry, but the immortal Watchers watched over and recorded the changing spiritual energies of history from their posts at The River. Ever shifting, the ebbs and flows of the negative and positive life energy swirled and moved over the varied landscapes of the Earth much like waterways. Therefore, it was critical for him to witness when certain changes emerged, what energy the events causing the changes added to the collective conscious of the world, and how the energy impacted the flow of The River. Recently, this city in the northeastern part of the United States had grown darker and darker until it choked under a bout of polluted smog-like energies. To give an ironic but truthful view of history, this was the first time Salem, Massachusetts had looked this bad. Even then, the frenzy of the only spiritual pollution inspired by the hunters during the witch hunts hadn’t darkened things to this extent. The residual energy that lingered here had been built upon since and currently required his intervention.

On Earth, back in true human form, a Watcher could see through this haze to the true souls of the people revealed to him in the colors of their auras. Both systems simply mirrored each other. Just as the human body had a meridian system with vital life force energy flowing through it, the world had a similar system of passageways through which the collective life force flowed. They not only mirrored each other, but affected each other, too. On the astral plane, the integral energy of human thoughts, words, and deeds combined into the mystical force field he kept watch over. Although he’d been sent to Earth many times before, a greater sense of foreboding gripped him this time. The places where the lines of the energy grid intersected and channeled to the earth had become blocked at alarming rates here these last few days, warning of impending danger. At portals such these, the energy proved stronger in its effects on the surrounding area.

 

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Kiki Howell here with us today. Kiki, thanks for visiting us.
 
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 
I have been writing since I was young, in a way. From my earliest books, when I didn’t care for a part, or the ending, I re-wrote the book in my head when daydreaming, or trying to fall asleep at night. At some point I decided to simply try to write my own story. I wrote a lot in high school and college, but then I got married, became a mother, and all of that went to the wayside, outside of my love for reading, for a long time as I fulfilled another dream of being a stay at home mother. But all children grow up, and thus as they needed me less, I found my way back to writing.
What inspires you to write?
Oh, lots of things, but mostly I call it therapy. A lot comes out in my stories that I am struggling with in real life, heavily disguised in paranormal characters and story lines. I feel this form of creativity, along with many others in my life, are life lines I would not survive without.
Where can readers find you?
 
You can find out about my other stories at http://www.kikihowell.com
As far as social media goes, you can find me hanging out for the most part at
About the Author:
Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She then followed in a Master’s program in Creative Writing.
“After a long break having my boys, I finally just had to write again. And, as soon as I gave the stories the space, they entered it. It’s both awesome and humbling to find the words in my mind become characters on a page and create their lives.”
She has now had over fifty stories published between eleven different publishers.  She could not be more thrilled or grateful to see her creations polished and out in the real world. Please look around. Although, a bit of caution, most of her stories tend to hang out on the graphically sexy side of town.
In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder. She’s also had three flash fiction stories win writing contests. Since the fall of 2013, she’s had three novels – Hidden Salem, Salem’s Revenge, and What Lies Within Us – hit Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers Lists in several categories like Paranormal, Suspense, Ghosts, Gothic Fiction, and Occult Horror. Most recently, the second in her Salem Series, Salem’s Revenge, hit the Top 10 on Amazon in Witch & Wizard Thrillers. In October of 2017, Kiki hit the USA Today Bestsellers List.

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Bind My Body by Jayelle Morgan ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

Blurb:

I spit dirt out of my mouth and shamble home to my wife, only to find out I’ve been missing for six weeks. That’s impossible, but the last thing I remember is… Well, nothing.

My wife thinks I left her, but I love her more than life itself. Now it’s just a matter of convincing her of that as we piece together the missing time with the help of a friend.

The problem is, I’m starting to think I did something worse than just leave. That I am something worse than an unfaithful husband.

Turns out the most impossible thing to happen to me isn’t being murdered… It’s coming back.

Excerpt:

When I get home, the garage door is still up. Everything else looks normal and undisturbed. The front door is closed, and no shadows move behind the curtains. 

I sit in the car, fighting off disappointment and fear. Maybe I am just crazy.

Maybe I’d been dreaming, sleep walking. I’d gone back to sleep quickly after the neighbor’s dog had quit barking, but then I’d awakened to sounds outside. Rustling, and the trashcan lid. There had been a feeling in the air, a weird pressure, but I’d ignored it, thinking raccoons had gotten into the trash. I’d turned on the light to chase them off when I’d heard the scraping at the door. Then I’d heard him say my name.

Shaking, I turn off the car and shut the garage door behind me. I won’t run again. This is my chance to see Grady, even if it is all in my head.

Breathing deep, I get out of the car and quietly enter the house. The lamp is still on in the living room, and I step toward the warm glow. As I round the corner, I see him, and stop. My knees weaken under me and I sink into a chair. “Oh my God.”

He’s lying on the couch, looking gray, dirty, and thin, and just as dead as he should be.

But then he opens his eyes and turns his head toward me. “I’m sorry I scared you. Can we talk?”

However he appeared, whatever he is, my dead husband is lying on our couch, talking to me.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Jayelle Morgan here with us today. Jayelle, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

I’ve been writing seriously for about four years. It’s something I always wanted to do since reading romance novels when I was young. One day I decided to write a story that I had been thinking about before bed for many years. That was book 1 in my first series, Burn!

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

My book is Bind My Body. It’s a spooky, emotional, fun intersection of Voodoo magic, zombies, and romance. 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I was listening to a song, and this story just ‘showed up’, playing like a movie reel in my head. It was after a health scare with my husband, so between the song, my fears for him, and my love of PNR, this story was born.

What inspires you to write?

Emotions, mainly. I want to make people feel things when they read my stories.

Tell us about your other books:

My other books are all mainly in my Elemental Hearts series. It’s a series about HOT warriors with elemental powers, falling in love and saving the world!

Where can readers find you? 

I am most active on Facebook. – https://www.facebook.com/jayellemorgan

Website: www.jayellemorgan.com

About the Author: 

Jayelle writes paranormal and fantasy romance. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two kids. A Romance addict, nature lover, and chronic daydreamer, she often finds herself absorbed in romantic visions of different worlds and characters. Sometimes, she even writes them down. 

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Black Slumber by Helen Scott ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 Blurb:

After centuries in the Black Sleep I’ve woken up to find my uncle, the regent, calling himself king. When I rise to the throne will he step back like he’s supposed to or put up a fight? 

I get the answer I’m looking for when a mage attacks during a royal court event, cursing me to never be able to feed again. Just when I’m about to give myself to the sun everything changes and I know I’ve been betrayed on the deepest level.

The only question that remains is can these men that saved me from the sun help me take back what is mine? 

Excerpt:

Once Kyra was around the table and standing behind her seat next to her father, the music changed to something statelier, as though I were an old woman, which I supposed in some ways was true. I ignored the dig at my age and began my own procession through the crowd. 

The room was silent as everyone turned to stare at me, like a bride on her wedding day. No applause this time. Just a breath being held by everyone until I entered the room, and then murmurs and whispers spread like wildfire as women and men openly talked about me. It was like they had forgotten I had vampiric hearing just like them. Variations of “Doesn’t look much like a queen to me,” and “She may as well be a child,” and “Look at how beautiful she is,” filled my ears. 

Once I was in front of my uncle, I curtsied as was custom and waited for him to release me from the pose. Since the short period of time until I was crowned was the only time he was going to get me to bow to him, I knew he would take advantage of it. That was just the kind of man he was. True to form, he let me hold the pose for much longer than necessary.

“My wonderful niece, how good to see you awake and moving around again! Stand, stand. We don’t need to be on formal behavior here.” He laughed, and the court joined in as though I had just made a complete idiot of myself. 

I straightened and tried not to grimace at the mask he’d chosen. A huge smiling sun covered most of his face. There was something about the expression on the mask that seemed slightly menacing though. “Uncle, it’s good to see you again as well,” I said, plastering my best smile on my face. My uncle was a portly gentleman whose salt-and-pepper hair would have given him an air of elegance if it weren’t for his ruddy face. Before I’d slept, he had been a heavy drinker, a fact that his skin reflected even now, though he seemed quite sober. I always found it funny that most members of the royal family had the traditional pale skin that humans thought of as appropriate for a vampire, while other members had cavorted to the point that they looked more like the humans they so detested. 

“Come and sit down. We set a special place for you tonight at my right-hand side.”

I didn’t miss the implication. The place was special because he never expected me to sit there again, and he certainly never imagined I’d be able to take his seat. I knew if I drew attention to the remark, he’d brush it off, tell me that I was being paranoid or too sensitive. So I smiled and sat, and quietly reaffirmed the knowledge that I wouldn’t be able to trust anyone in my family. 

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Helen Scott here with us today. Helen Scott, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I’ve been an author for almost four years, but I’ve been writing for most of my life. I never expected to be an author, I just thought it wasn’t something I could do, I mean who can plan a whole book out let alone multiple books? But then I started taking classes and learning and slowly after a brief stint in the publishing industry itself I decided it was time to jump in. 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Black Slumber is the tale of a princess who has been asleep for centuries due to the royal vampires taking turns to be on the throne. It’s all about her waking up and dealing with the new world, and the people who don’t want to take her rightful place on the throne. There are curses and lovers and evil people who just want to have all the power for themselves. 

How did you come up with the storyline?

It’s a bit of a twisted retelling of Sleeping Beauty but with vampires. 

What inspires you to write?

The characters I day dream about, the worlds I wish I could visit, and of course the drama of falling in love. 

Tell us about your other books: 

I love mythology so most of my books have some of that running through them with a fantasy twist! 

The Siren Legacy was my first series, which is about a group of brothers descended from the sirens from Greek mythology. I also have the Wardens of Midnight series (shifters who run an animal shelter). Both of these are just regular paranormal romance.

I also have the Cerberus series which is a PNR RH, and a Fantasy RH series called Four Worlds. 

I’m lucky enough to have done some cowritten reverse harem series with some amazing authors! The first, The Salsang Chronicles, was with Serena Akeroyd (and is a complete series), but I also have a complete series, The Hollow, with Ellabee Andrews, a soon to be complete series with Lucinda Dark called Twisted Fae, and I have a series going with May Dawson called Prisoners of Nightstone, and I have a series called Legends Unleashed Lacey Carter Andersen! 

 

Where can readers find you?

Come on over and join the fun in my reader group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/289711754819956/

Facebook:

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorhelenscot/

Don’t forget you can find me and all my books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Helen-Scott/e/B06W2HJX77 and BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/helen-scott-63356698-e15f-4baa-bacf-ebdf6902bfa6 

About the Author: 

Helen Scott lives in the Chicago area with her wonderful husband and furry, four-legged kids. She spends way too much time with her nose in a book and isn’t sorry about it. When not reading or writing, Helen can be found absorbed in one video game or another or crocheting her heart out.

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Spell of Snow by S.J. Pierce ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb: 

Life can be a witch…

Six years ago, I discovered my powers – I can make flowers bloom. But in a world where anything magical is met with judgement and swinging from a rope, I have to be careful… until one day I wasn’t. The Witch Hunters have been alerted, and now no one, including my loved ones, can save me.

My name is Rosanna Frey, Snow Queen of Ipswich, and this is my story.

Excerpt: 

I’ve imagined a million times what it would be like right before you’re hanged—rope taut around your neck. Trembling like a leaf. Tears streaming. Life desperately flashing before your eyes in broken fractals; all the best and worst memories in chronological order. 

But none of those daydreams were anywhere near accurate.

Numbness consumed me. If I was shaking or crying, I couldn’t tell. A self-preservation thing, to be sure. 

Or maybe it was shock.

My brain didn’t register sound, my thoughts stationary.

Mouths opening and closing in front of me. Crying? Shouting. Everyone’s eyes jerked to the man beside the buggy I was standing on. He was reading aloud my crimes. Punishable by death. 

Witchcraft.

I frantically searched the crowd for Jacob, my love. He didn’t come. He couldn’t bear to watch.

Some of them covered their eyes. Some looked away. Some watched on, eyes burning flames of hatred. Die, Rosanna! Satan’s seed.

Eyes screwed shut, my lips parted to release a scream, but the wood beneath my bare feet dragged away and I plummeted to my death with a soundless gasp.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have S.J. Pierce here with us today. S.J., thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

I’ve been writing ten years! A story idea came to me, and the characters wouldn’t leave me alone until I let them out. 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve 

A Spell of Snow is a YA paranormal romance set in my bestselling Captivated Series world. It’s a spin-off and a standalone. I hope you adore the characters as much as I do!

How did you come up with the storyline?

I loved the idea of exploring the same beings (angel hybrids and witches) that were in the Captivated Series but ones that lived in an earlier time and in a different place. 

What inspires you to write? 

Everything. Every heartbreak and happy moment. Every interaction with people and animals. Triumphs and failures…you name it. I find inspiration in all things.

 

Tell us about your other books: 

All my series are linked together! My adult PNR, my YA PNR, and even my YA Dystopian series: They’re all in the same universe. I like for my readers to experience different facets of the same world.

Where can readers find you? 

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bnYVeu

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2vOnYbr

Twitter: https://bit.ly/2UEhAfp

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2JirZI8

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CceOp9

About the Author: 

International Bestselling Author Susan James Pierce writes Paranormal, Sci-fi, and Contemporary Romance novels, and they all have the same thing in common – the characters’ love defies all odds. Her “unputdownable” stories will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the ride!


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Midnight Kiss by Silvana G. Sánchez ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb:

There are three rules every witch should follow:

Never reveal your wicked nature to a human.

Never cast magic against your own.

And never, absolutely never, fall in love with a vampire.

I ignored them all.

Now hell’s broken loose, and the people I love are in danger.

I will fight, broom and cauldron, to save them.

 

 

Excerpt:

“I don’t believe in luck,” I mumbled, trying to zip up my jacket, but failing thanks to my quivering fingers. And as much as I hated to admit it, my hands did not tremble because of the weather; this guy was hot as hell, and I’d never expected I’d bump into him like this.

He turned and stared at me appraisingly. “Curious,” he said, a slight frown on his face as he drew closer. “I thought all witches trusted in their crystals for good luck,” hinting at my clear quartz pendant, raising his chin a little.

He said witches.

Now that broke any poise I’d gathered so far. Flustered, I said, “How do you…?”

Hot guy joined me by the wall. He leaned next to me, his wondrous cologne slowly penetrating my lungs, clouding my mind. It was a glorious fragrance, like that of the fresh scent of woods after the first spring rain.

“How do I know you’re a witch?” he said with a low sensual voice, so intimate that it shot gooseflesh up my arms. “I guess you could call it a gift.” He turned. In this nearness, as his eyes fixed on mine, I recognized a flash of magic inside them. That and the hint of pointy fangs as he half smiled told me everything I needed to know…

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Silvana G. Sánchez here with us today. Silvana, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I’ve been attracted to storytelling since infancy. My first short story won a State contest and got published when I was ten years old. I haven’t stopped writing since.

 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Midnight Kiss is the companion to my vampire series, The Unnatural Brethren. In this story, we learn about the lives of the Stone Witches of Kennington.

Kiera Stone and her aunt Prim run the family’s Teahouse in London, but there’s more to that shop than meets the eye… Magic and mayhem will ensue when Kiera breaks the rules that bind all witches.

 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I was inspired by the City, and an underground nightclub I visited once near London Bridge Station. I met some pretty interesting people that night… A few of them were human.

 

What inspires you to write?

My need to speak for all outcasts, because I’ve always been proud to be one.

Tell us about your other books:

My #1 bestselling series, Vesely Academy, is my latest release, and it’s available on Amazon. It’s the first Paranormal Academy miniseries ever to be published, so if you’re looking for quick dark romance stories with a paranormal kick, this is the one for you!

If you’re interested in twisted fairytale retellings, I can’t recommend you enough Once Upon Another World, a Twisted FairyTale Box Set. My story, Ash and Snow: The Curse of The White Throne, is featured in this box set along with twenty other bestselling award-winning authors, and at 99 cents, it’s quite a bargain! 

We’re aiming for the USAT bestselling title, so your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Where can readers find you? 

Want to find out more about me and my upcoming releases? Feel free to stalk me!

My website www.silvanagsanchez.com

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/silvanagsanchez.author/

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Spotify: https://tiny.cc/lnt6iz

 

About the Author:

Silvana G. Sánchez writes monsters with a heart of gold, villains who are the heroes of their own stories.

She lives in Mexico City with her husband Eric, twins Iker (†)  and David, and two Shih-Tzu puppies she lovingly calls her dragons, Wookie and Padme.

When not cutting eyes open in her practice as an Ophthalmologist, she’s known to write dark fantasy novels in her writing den.

You can find her lurking on her Facebook page and at the Readers’ Den, her reader’s group.

Stop by to say hello. She doesn’t bite—not always, anyway.

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Tricks, Treats, & Trials By Fire by Sapphire Winters ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

Blurb:

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and Andrea Ralowski is ready to get over her ex and live it up and let it go down at her town’s masquerade ball. 

But the sleepy little town of Briarwood Hollow just outside Salem is hiding more behind its masks than Andrea knows. Turns out the werewolf she got her howls on with is literally a werewolf and now alpha Rex Rivers wants to make her one too as his fated mate. But it’s her choice. After all, he says, someone like her could become too powerful once bitten…

As cryptic as that is, it prompts her to dive into her past, sure her life couldn’t get weirder than a predestined wolf man mate… but it does. She learns that she doesn’t just have a little magic in her past, but a lot. The kind that got her ancestors burned and could make things around Briarwood a little hot for her too. 

Excerpt:

“You need to realize that I’m not a shifter and I don’t abide by your shifter rules.”

“You’ll abide by whatever I say,” he says. His voice is grouchy, and the words come out through a growl.

I close my eyes. I’m not supposed to react this way. I’m not supposed to like him talking to me like this.

But I do.

God, I do.

“You aren’t the boss of me, Rex.” I force my eyes open, only to realize he’s closer to me. Too close. Our bodies are inches away from each other, like we’re magnets just waiting to attach to each other. “You don’t get to tell me what to do.”

“I hate to break it to you, sweetheart,” he says, tilting his head down so his lips are so close to mine, “but you belong to me. Every inch of yours is mine. And I’ll prove it.”

With that, he lunges for me.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have SAPPHIRE WINTERS here with us today. SAPPHIRE, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I haven’t been a writer very long. I started on fan fiction in 2018 and when 2020 took a turn for the worst I decided to create my own worlds through writing. 
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
It’s HOT and I mean scorching hot. Andrea and Rex steam up the pages as they learn all about each other and their powers.
How did you come up with the storyline? 
As cliché as it sounds, it came to me in a dream… just bits and pieces of course but it was enough to create a mini outline and go from there.
Tell us about your other books: 
I’m currently have a phoenix shifter book out now and she meets a shifter hunter, its amazing, if I do say so myself 😉 I am working on a gentlemans club/ BDSM shifter series that I’m super excited about.
Where can readers find you? 
About the Author: 
Sapphire Winters is a new paranormal romance author with a love for shifters! Her heroines are strong and sassy fighters who don’t give up, and her stories provide an escape where readers can leave their world behind.

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Persephone’s Raven by Mara Amberly ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb: 

I always believed mythology to be stories from the past, but what if they’re prophecies… and now they’re coming true?

I didn’t want to take my little sister trick-or-treating on Halloween night, but I’m glad I did. 

I’m surprised to meet a handsome stranger with an otherworldly air in the shadows. At first he intimidates me, but when our paths cross again at a masquerade party, I have the chance to get to know him. I find him captivating, but I doubt his claims that his name is Hades—the name belonging to the Greek God of the Underworld. After all, what are the chances it’s his real name, God or not, when my name is Persephone—the same as Hades’ mythological queen?

What’s he going to say next? That he’s the real Greek God of the Underworld? That we’re destined to be together? It seems more likely he’s trying to win me over, and yet, I want to get to know him better. I’m drawn to him more than other men; the difference is like night and day.

I’ll give him a chance, but I don’t believe he’s the real Hades or that we have a special destiny. Of course, I’ve been known to be wrong.

Excerpt: 

“So what do I call you?” I asked him, wondering if I should be using ‘Your Majesty’ or a term of respect like that.

“I told you,” he said. “My name is Hades.”

“Then I will call you that,” I promised him.

The room was steeped in luxury, but his attention wasn’t on it; it was on me. In my normal, everyday life I might’ve questioned why, but in this land and in my dream, I merely took it as a compliment. We walked on through his castle, and when we reached another room, which seemed a more relaxed reception room, we sat down together at a wooden table. 

It wasn’t lost on me that the castle was exceptionally well-kept, with tapestries decorating its walls, ornate chandeliers, and many beautiful relics and paintings from all over the world. It made me wonder when he had gathered them, if he’d done so himself, but my instincts told me he had. I could sense his touch on everything in our surroundings, even the castle itself. It truly felt like his realm.

“What are you thinking about?” he asked me, as he leaned forward over the table, steepling his fingers beneath his chin. 

I shook my head, because it was hard to explain. “I’m just experiencing this—your castle, the world it’s in, Hades.” 

His name felt strange as I spoke it, as though it held more power here than in the mortal world. I finally understood then that speaking his name had meaning, and there were many who might not have dared to speak it at all.

“This is the underworld,” he told me, as he regarded me with interest.

“I know,” I answered softly. Prior to meeting him, it had merely been a concept, but now I knew it was real, and I was here for a time. I glanced out the window. It was stained glass, and patterned in blues and greens, but I could tell that the day was growing darker outside. It seemed night was swiftly approaching.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have Mara Amberly here with us today. Mara, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
One of my majors was in journalism at university (and I later studied a Masters in editing and publishing), and it improved my writing quality and speed. Around fifteen years ago, I got into text-based online roleplaying games, including freeform and system games. I GM’d games over the years: mainly 7th Sea and Serenity, but also other games like Legend of the Five Rings and Stargate. I think that time spent GMing and playing in games built up and improved my fiction-writing skills. I wrote my first book in 2015, and my first novel in 2016.
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
‘Persephone’s Raven’ is a clean paranormal romance story mainly set during Halloween. It tells the story of Persephone, a student who lives at home with her family. She had party plans, but they were canceled and she was asked to take her younger sister, Deanna, trick or treating. While they’re out, she learns that someone might have seen a ghost in the window of a deserted house up the street, and she and Deanna check it out. The events of the evening lead her to meet a man who calls himself Hades.  
How did you come up with the storyline?
I had the idea of writing a romantic story about a god and a human woman. I was originally going to make it a darker story than it is, but as it took form, it came out lighter. I had ideas in mind before I started, but I made it up as I went along. I’d best define myself as a plantser – kind of halfway between a planner and a pantser. I usually plot out a framework for longer stories and plan out early chapters in detail, but this was a shorter story at around 10k and I didn’t need to plan that much.
What inspires you to write?
I feel compelled to write and put stories out there. Ideas just come together in my head, but I’m very much a visual person, so I’ll usually create or buy a cover before I’ve even written a story. It’s part of the process for me. Sometimes images inspire me to write, but usually ideas do. I watch a lot of shows (mostly sci-fi) and the genre I’ve read most is epic fantasy. I feel like things I’ve really enjoyed inspire me to want to create things of my own that are (hopefully) equally epic. 
Tell us about your other books:
I’m currently focusing on my A Paradox of Time series, which is time travel sci-fi. It’s probably my favourite series to write so far. I’ve written books 1 and 2, I have the prequel novella to write next (in that series), and I have covers created and bought up as far as Book 4 already. I’m just planning to keep writing books in that series for as long as   I feel inspired to. 
I’m also planning a new sci-fi vigilante series called Shadowstar Vigilantes. I have the first book (Red Astrea) on pre-order now and I’ve bought the cover for the second book (Octavia Rising) already.   
I’m planning to write another book in my Sisters of Destiny series. It’s epic fantasy, and I currently have books 1 and 2 out. 
I have other book plans too, but I’m just going to focus on these ones for the time being, because you can’t write everything at once.
Where can readers find you? 
About the Author: 
Mara Amberly is an author of epic and urban fantasy, time travel and military science fiction, and roleplaying game content. She’s a trained journalist, editor and web developer, and she has experience working in the computer game industry in a support capacity.
She works as an author and graphic designer, and lives in Ireland with her husband. 


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