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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Paranormal Love Wednesdays blog hop



Greetings, all! I've decided to jump in on the Paranormal Love Wednesdays blog hop since I'm trying to figure out what character to write about next in the Lycanthropy Files series. I've got a survey going and thought I'd share excerpts from two of the females in the running, Kyra Ellison and Reine la Fey (Reine ended up being a write-in, so I thought I'd mention her here).

First up, Kyra. She was sort of a villain in The Mountain's Shadow, but I felt she would have an interesting story of her own. Here's her short excerpt, told from the POV of the main character Joanie:


He scurried back into the office, and I turned to see a woman in a long white dress gliding through the cars. My first thought was that it was the angry ghost of one of the vehicles’ former owners, but then Lonna narrowed her eyes.

“Isn’t that the chick who was with Leo in the restaurant on Tuesday? What’s her name, Kyra? The third—”

“Yep, that’s Kyra Ellison.” I interrupted her before she could blurt out the word.

She came closer, and I saw she wore a white sundress. So much for the ghost. But she did look pissed.

“You!” Her shout was almost a shriek. “You’re the one.”

“One what?” I couldn’t tell if she was looking at me or Lonna.

“Man-stealer!” She reached into the pocket of her dress, and Lonna grabbed my arm.

“Run!”

Then there's Reine, the mischievous fairy in Blood's Shadow. Her excerpt is told from the point of view of Gabriel, who looks really hot on this cover, don't you think?


“So you’re older than you look,”

“As are you. And we both have our secrets. You just don’t know as many of yours. Now leave me. I will seal the blood so that it won’t hurt poor Maximilian again, and I’ll do the same upstairs.”

“Could you wait until our detective finishes what he needs to do?”

“No, it is necessary now. Sealing the blood will allow it to rest, which will allow the spirits attached to it to be at peace if nothing else stands in their way. Plus, I need to remove the contamination from Max’s wards around the building and land—his using blood magic, even in small amounts, damaged the spells and allowed the intruders to get in. Nothing I do will interfere with the detective’s work.”

“I trust you,” I said, realizing I did.

“Oh, do you?” She flashed me a wicked grin, and before I realized her intention, she pulled my head to hers and kissed me on the lips. She tasted of honeysuckle and sweet wine, and the passion she ignited flowed through me in golden waves. The static came back, and I pulled her to me to quell the tingling that became a burning need.

I barely heard Selene’s “Gabriel, oh!” before Reine pushed me away with a mischievous laugh.

“That’ll teach you,” she said. “Remember, my kind is never to be trusted. Nor are most others.” With a chuckle that lingered in the air, she disappeared, and I turned to face Selene.


So who deserves their own novella set in Salem at Halloween? Vote here! To vote for Reine, put her name in the "You forgot..." space and click Vote. For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, vote, then come back and tell me who you voted for in the comments, and be sure to include your email address with your comment text so I know how to get in touch with you.


Don't forget to stop by the other posts on the blog hop! Click here for the main post with links.

39 comments:

  1. I voted for Kyra for two reasons- i like her name and you wrote that section particularly well and made me want to know more. However I'm also partial to fae....
    decadentk@gmail.com
    http://www.decadentkane.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to write her story. I might even if she doesn't win this survey.

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    2. Reine for me. She's so feisty.

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  2. I love the Fae so it would be Reine for me

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    1. Thanks, Artemis! Did you vote at the survey site?

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  3. I love the Fae so it would be Reine for me

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  4. Reine, I like her attitude.
    Ksoniat77@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for voting, Kathi! Yes, she was fun to write. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and voting!

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  6. I voted for Reine. Love her mischievousness.

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  7. I voted for Reine she's got some fire. And she's aggressive I just like her passionate ways I guess. My e-mail jadebooth3@gmail.com

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  8. I'd choose Reine first, but the do one about Kyra. I mean why choose just one. :-)

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, they both might end up getting a novella. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. It would be Reine for me because I love the Fae.

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  10. I voted for Kyra! My email address is chgon7@yahoo.com

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  11. I voted for Reine -she sounds so interesting :-)

    Karen.arrowood@sbcglobal.net

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    1. She definitely is. Thanks for your vote!

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  12. Fae all the way! I am voting on the survey for Reine!!! <3

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  13. I vote for Reine. You had me at mischievous fairy.

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  14. Voted. Thank you for this chance! amccalli (at) gmail (dot)(com)

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  15. I voted for Jade because I like the name.

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  16. I like fae, so I voted for Reine.

    Thanks!

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  17. I voted for Jade cause I liked the name. THis is a new to me series and author, but visiting Amazon to pick up a book and check out the series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Kyra Ellison (The Mountain's Shadow)
    dreadlock (at) mail (dot) ru

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  19. I chose Reins because I love the name, and I love books about the fae....

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  20. I voted Kyra...Mountain Shadow! 🤓

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  21. Voted on the survey :)
    mikkii_b_95@hotmail.com

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  22. Wow, thank you to everyone who voted! Reine and Kyra ended up in a tie. I think Reine is going to need a full novel, so Kyra gets the novella. Congratulations to Karen Arrowood, winner of the Amazon gift card! That should be coming your way shortly.

    Again, thanks to everyone for participating!

    -CD

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