Something About Witches is Coming!
Ruby Night Divine is a gun shop owner. She’s also a witch who knows magic can fail. She’s experienced it firsthand, with full-blown tragic consequences. Smith & Wesson is a whole hell of a lot more reliable, and nothing’s as cathartic as the ability to put a few holes in the things that piss you off. Like Derek Stormwind.
A powerful sorcerer, Derek is determined to get to the bottom of why she pushed him away and ran three years before. He also needs her help. A coven needs training to help them fight a demon and his minions. While Ruby is willing to do it, she’s sure it’s just a ruse to get back in her heart—and her bed. The thing is, that’s where she wants him. Unfortunately, her bed’s already made, she’s this close to losing her soul, and she fears nothing can save her. Not Derek. Not even Smith & Wesson.
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So begins the first book of my new Arcane Shot series. The joke about this series is that it was spawned by my agent suggesting that I pitch a paranormal mass market series to Berkley. During that discussion, she added, “Oh, and make it something about witches.” Snort. What’s particularly funny about that is the title came from a purely independent suggestion from the editor, several months down the road. One of the many little weird kismet moments in the publishing world.
The idea was for this book/series to be a bit lighter in emotional and erotic intensity than my usual stuff. Hmm. Well, my creative scales tip heavily toward the dark side, but I did make an honest effort. Promise. The good thing is, by starting out with every intention of working on the lighter side of things, I stumbled onto a cast of wonderful characters. A modern-day sorcerer who wears a cowboy hat and dragonskin boots, and a witch who runs a gun shop? The sparks flying between Derek and Ruby pulled me right in. Ruby also has a best friend, Raina, who’s a half-succubus/all witch and runs a bordello staffed by sex demons. She doesn’t care for Derek at all, and since he’s essentially a paranormal cop, she rubs him the wrong way as well. Oh, and Ruby has an elderly mastiff named Theo, not the usual witch’s familiar (lol).
Would you like the chance to take an early peek at all of them? There’s a chapter one excerpt on my website. If you leave a comment or question on this post, you’ll also be eligible for a giveaway (domestic or international) of one of my titles, your choice. Hope you enjoy Derek and Ruby’s story!
Author Website: www.storywitch.com