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The Vampire, The Witch, and The Werewolf
by Louisa Bacio
Book One A New Orleans Threesome and Book Two Chains of Silver by author Louisa Bacio are today's feature and presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
It is perfect really. My dream actually. A book store called Pages, in New Orleans. A sexy Vampire and a hot blooded Werewolf. Lily has all the luck.
Lily is almost thirty and she is far from purity in thoughts or desires, however because of her mother's dealings, Lily is paying a heavy price with her sexuality or lack of. Being a virgin is certainly not due to Lily's choice but rather something keeping her from giving herself to another. While trying to understand who she is and what is making her so neurotic and on the verge of a nervous break down, Lily seeks out two locals in New Orleans that she thinks can help her.
Taking her heavy heart and her issues to find some sort of resolution, she heads straight for Lawrence Justice and Trevor Pack. Two men madly in love with one another and quite open with their affections which drives Lily closer to the edge. Trev is a Werewolf and Law is a Vampire. While trying to figure out what is wrong with Lily, they discover much more about her that is right. The fact that Lily is a Witch does not keep either of the men from falling madly in love with her.
While two men falling in love with one woman might be a huge problem for most, it is anything but a problem for these two hot hunks. They have no problem sharing, and Lily needs them both. They all get a long and get it on perfectly, as if they were all made for each other. In fact it is their togetherness that heals all the wrongs for Lily. When Lily sees her mother, and her past for what it truly is, the world, her life, and her body, open up for her with new found light, allowing Lily to discover things about herself that in turn gives her the pleasures that she has been denied for far too long.
In Chains of Silver, the focus is on Trevor's sister who is also a werewolf but does not know it yet. Trevor finds her and has the knowledge that when his sister reaches her full sexuality, she will turn for the first time. He wants to be there for her and help her through her transition. When Silver comes to live with the trio, everyone is on high alert and pretty stressed because Silver is not so fond of Vampires. Silver IS fond of a certain vampire hunter and Law is uneasy of where that is going to leave him. As paranormal as it all gets, Silver still is not too keen on the not so normal stuff, and Nick that has a thing for Silver is really on the straight and narrow, down right hating all vampires and wanting them nothing but really dead.
With all of the stress, one might think the tender moments shared between Lily, Lawrence, and Trevor would be lessened. No. Not the case what so ever. The heat is turned up and the reader will be turned on. There is no loss of new, creative, explosive, hot sex, as this paranormal goes far and beyond anyone's fantasies or erotic expectations. Silver and Nick make an equally hot pair with steamy sex of their own and it is amazing when Silver turns for the first time. Both books hold true to their New Orleans flavor with plenty of paranormal activity ranging from the ghosts and haunts, to bringing back the dead with voo doo. It is not only hot and sexy, but riveting with tons of action and adventure. These two books together... perfect, absolutely perfect.
Steamy. Suspenseful. Thrilling. Scary. Sexy. Erotic.
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I have always been intrigued with burlesque and when a striptease was a true form of sensual and sexy. Very little had to be taken off or followed through with to meet the edge of ecstasy. In my mind the association with this form of tease and reading erotic literature hold the same.
Lately, a large portion of the reading material I grab either in print or for my nook, is adult related. These reads can be any in a large range from pure smut to beautifully and tastefully written erotica, or erotic literature. And now I thought it might be time that I add that little warning.
This is to let my followers know that The Wytch's Mirror will be sharing reviews and covers of books that contain material suitable for a mature audience. Realizing that some folks simply do not want to view such material what so ever, I thought I had better release a warning. .
Most generally, I will be reviewing the same types of books that I have been reviewing and my words will be appropriate for most readers. However some authors will not wish for me to post their material if I am also sharing space with what some will view as inappropriate material. I need to give everyone a choice if they want me to post their titles and if my followers still want to follow me.
I have read and reviewed a few books already that are labeled as erotica or contain sensitive material, however their covers, product descriptions and my reviews did not contain content to give them an adult rating. I have taken on some titles that are going to change that.
What is Erotica? Erotica (from the Greek, eros "desire") are works of art, including literature, photography, film, sculpture and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing descriptions. The term is a modern word that describes the portrayal of the human anatomy and sexuality with high-art aspirations, differentiating such work from commercial pornography. I found my formal answer for erotica at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotica.
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Tales Told Under the Covers: Zombie Girl Invasion & Other Stories by DeAnna Knippling
My view and review: Have you ever been sitting quietly in a Library with everyone around you quiet and still as well? Do you ever look up from your book or your work with a feeling coming over you that all you want to do is stand up on one of the tables and just be loud? I would lose my Library card no doubt, but my point is it's that thing, or that voice, teasing or daring to do exactly what everyone would never expect. -OR- taking it a step further to say it is 'that thing' that is not allowed. Society expects everyone to walk the line and keep to a certain set of rules, even if that set of rules are the unspoken kind, the mass seem to understand how things are suppose to work and that is how things go. Everyone complies. Yes, No? Will you go Above or Below?
De Kenyon writes this collection of shorts with a voice, with a tone, that screams 'Watch out! I'm going to break the rules!' Every one of these short stories hold a fact or character that mostly is seen as normal, cute, innocent, and/or delicious. If anything.... definitely what we are NOT afraid of. Except for the zombies. I'm afraid of zombies, be it a girl zombie, a boy zombie, young, old, cute or ugly. They just scare me even if they are a girl named Max, I am going to be afraid, very afraid. Robots don't scare me as much. I even like the ones in De's story taking me a bit into steam-punk maybe, or a Pink Floyd video. Anyway, De takes what would normally be seen as 'normal' or an everyday sort of thing and turns it into a freaking nightmare. Nightmares, or freakish fairy tales with severe consequences. There are points to be made in each story and real reasons for the 'all so right' world to go so terribly wrong.
Sushi is delicious and I'm not going to be afraid to eat it BUT I will never look at Sushi the same again. And..who doesn't like a food fight though? Funny and Suspenseful. In fact, there is a lot of food, a lot of mess, and whole lot of scary, creepy fun! These shorts bring out emotions from all directions and ranging severely from squirming to huddling down in my chair anticipating what will happen next, to out right laughter. Yes. I was literally laughing out loud. The author's writing style is fun, light heartened, gutsie and gut wrenching, and just plain great. Absolutely wonderful! I really loved reading this book of short stories. Each one is really awesome. They all are completely different but all are written with a great and creative imagination and with a creepy sort of wonderful kind of way.
Scary. Funny. Outrageous. Gross. Weird. Strange. Brilliant. Wonderful.
Ten tales of death, invasions from other realms, bullies, babysitters, liars, and the brave kids who fight back. Zombie girls who have to hide, lest they get eaten by bigger zombies. Food that bites back. Wizards who are scared of their own power. Murdered (and murderous) pets. Secret superpowers. And that last, great voyage into the unknown. Stories to be whispered under the covers, by flashlight. Stories to be read by firelight to the robots who come out of the woods. Stories to be told when the witches are ready to eat you but want to hear just one more story before they shove you in the oven. Creepy Stories. Fantastical Stories. Weird Stories.
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 4, 2011)
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About The Author:
De Kenyon likes to cook and eat weird food that tastes good but grosses people out when they find out what’s in it, like chocolate truffles with fish sauce, fish heads, and tongue sandwiches. Her next gross-food project is going to be finding a tasty way to cook brains, which she will then feed to her daughter. She does karate with her daughter now, just in case zombies attack or her daughter gets mad about something she’s eaten. Under her other name, DeAnna Knippling, she has written Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, a pick-your-own-path comedy adventure about brains, purple mold, and the undead in which you die...but you might just save the world.
On the long boring ride to school I used to pass the time by telling stories to the younger kids at the back of the van. Most of those stories were classic fairy tales, but sometimes I would make a story up as I went along.
About the Author
I remember one little girl who would interrupt me every few minutes with the words, "What happened after that?" Even when I reached the end and said, "And they lived happily ever after," she still wanted to know, "What happened after that?"
What happened after that, indeed.
It's one of those questions you can ask at the end of any story -- and get a million different answers in reply. An even better question to ask is "What if?"
"What if I lived in the Dark Ages?"
"What if dragons were real?"
"What if a storyteller didn't just tell a fairy tale but was its hero little girl lived in a tree on the White House lawn?"
Questions like that can inspire an infinite number of stories.
And so can boredom.
When there's nothing to watch on TV, when I'm sitting on a bus or waiting in line, when I'm lying in bed and haven't fallen asleep yet, my thoughts turn on this little television set I have in my mind. I watch new shows, new episodes of old favorites or reruns that seem to change every time I watch them. These are the bedtime stories I tell myself, and I love them.
For many years I thought I would keep these stories to myself, my private treasure I would horde forever. I was a writer. I made a living at it working at a newspaper. But writing fiction? No one gives you a regular paycheck to submit chapters of a novel week after week. You have to write the whole thing, and then maybe you sell it and maybe you don't. It seemed too big a risk to take.
I left my newspaper job when I left Israel in February 2001, and by early September I was prepared to start looking for freelance work. I sent out a bunch of query letters, but after the anthrax scare I never even got back my self-addressed, stamped envelopes.
I asked my husband, "What should I do?"
He asked me, "What do you want to do?"
I thought about it long and hard. I was a writer. I was used to working for newspapers and magazines, but that door was now closed.
"I want to write a novel," I said.
And that's what I did.
Now I'm waiting to find the answer to the question, "What happened after that?"
by Steve North
Welcome Steve North!
Thank you ever so much for being a featured author at
The Wytch's Mirror!
The circle is!MAURIA is one of my reads from earlier in the year. Steve North remains one of my favorite authors. I have invited Steve back to share a guest spot here at The Wytch's Mirror. He made me very happy by sending me the following.
It’s been over a year since MAURIA came out, and one of the amazing things for me has been how different people can perceive the book, than I – who saw it in my head as I wrote it – perceived it. MAURIA deals with two very different races, the city-bound techno/political and corporate/manipulation-crazed Maurians – and the more nature-like wild Vuervee who are hunted by the Maurians. Some people picture the Vuervee as human with a few animal features (as I saw and wrote about them); but others describe their view of them as completely animals—like deer or some such thing. One reader actually pictured them as the farm creatures in the old classic, “Animal Farm.”
I wrote a story that in my mind took place prior to (and leading up to) Adam and Eve. Many readers/reviewers saw the story as taking place sometime in our future! Many say that the Maurians are what wouold happen to our world if the current corporate greed and our destroying of the environment continued unchecked. Never saw that one, but makes a lot of sense.
Who are the heroes and villains? My take is that both civilizations were so extreme that neither could survive, and that only a hybrid of the two (my Adam and Eve) could create us. Yet, some see the Maurians as functional, but for a few evil leaders; and see the Vuervee as un-survivable. Others see the Vuervee as the only ones worthy of survival, and simply discard the Maurians as the bad guys. I see the Maurians and the Vuervee in all of us today, constantly torn between opposite polarities like trust or fear, generosity or greed, manipulation or “going with the flow.”
In some ways, MAURIA seems to be almost a personal mirror for people – one that they see through their own perspective. Oh, well, what is reality anyway? The Circle is!
My favorite review and interpretation of MAURIA was from Cynthia Jones right here at TheWytchsMirror.
Anyway, it’s been so much fun hearing from everybody, and their different takes on MAURIA. Anybody can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with their takes or comments.
MAUIRIA is available on Amazon both in paperback and Kindle “http://www.amazon.com/Mauria-Steve-North/dp/0983126178/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293091525&sr=8-1”
You can also “borrow” the Kindle version of MAURIA to read for free during the Kindle Select Lending Library promotion – December 14th through 18th.
by Steve North, author of MAURIA
About the Steve North:
Steve North's versatile career includes writing science fiction stories; and writing and producing over thirty national televisions shows with his wife Barb. His published science fiction short stories include "The Sweetwater Effect" and "Days of Present Past." He has written and produced for such television shows as Fantasy, Make MeLaugh, Candid Camera, The Gong Show, Anything for Money, TotallyHidden Video, and many more. North has also written numerous documentary films for Coronet and Britannica Films, as well as two feature films, Burger Wars and Letting Go, both penned with his wife and optioned by Hollywood studios. He has appeared on numerous daytime and evening talkshows, and he has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Wired and the Los Angeles Times. Steve North lives with his wife Barb in Woodland Hills, California. Mauria is his first novel and was primarily written in the mountains of Colorado.
J.W. Baccaro has written the epic fantasy series 'Guardian of the Seventh Realm'. Home is in upstate New York with his wife Melissa. When he is not creating fabulous cities such as Loreladia, he is creating music with his band. Jason spends his time with literature, gardening, the wonders of nature, the mysteries of space, and time with his family.
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I love reading about Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Demons, Fallen Angels, Witches, Magic, Dragons, Fairies, Elves, and completely getting lost in their world. Blogging, writing, and poetry are all of my favorite things. The Wytch's Mirror is my book blog where I share my views, my spiritualism, and my reviews, while reflecting on the books I read. I support my local library and I love promoting authors with virtual book tours, author interviews, guest posts and giveaways.
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