Happy Sunday readers!
Bringing us her new book, Enchantress' Destiny is author Beth Caudill.
Can you tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
Absolute, Book-lover, Celestial
What are your three favorite things?
Cut flowers, silver and books
Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)?
I have three short stories published with The Wild Rose Press and three novellas that are self-published.
Is there a process you stick to, or do you just write as it hits you?
My writing process starts with pictures of the hero, heroine and villain and defining their basic characteristics. Then I find examples of floorplans if needed and any initial research. After that I start writing. I may know a few plot points but mostly I write whatever pops into my head for the characters.
Music is a big influence on my writing. I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?
I find a lot of inspiration in pictures, particularly fantasy art since I write about magic and paranormal creatures. I do create playlists for each story - a mix of new age, classical, movie theme music, and pop songs. I'll pick songs that reflect emotions for my characters.
When not writing, what can you be found doing?
Currently, I'm homeschooling both of my sons so a lot of my days are spent organizing and helping with their classwork. I used to cross stitch but now I create chainmaille jewelry and sell pieces under the name Starlight Falls Designs.
Favorite item of clothing in your closet?
I'm not much of a fashionista but I do love my soft cotton nightgown.
Favorite writer, book?
It's hard to pick one because there are four or five authors I'll reread if I need a good comfort story. One of my favorites is Ilona Andrews and her Kate Daniels series.
Is there anything else you'd like the reader to know?
While Enchantress' Destiny is Book 2 in the series, the story can be read standalone. The main characters do not appear in Book 1, Healer's Fate, and are only connected because they exist in the same world of Arilase.
Title: Enchantress' Destiny
Publisher: Moonlight Mountain Books
Date Published: March 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy Romance
Word Count: Novella - 25,200 words
Enchantress' Destiny is currently on sale for $0.99 thru the end of March.
One dark curse, two elves and a destiny neither could escape.
Disregarded by her betrothed, elven princess Clairessa Bellehaven analyzes spell books and dreams of finding someone to share her life. Betrayed by her unfaithful witch boyfriend, she convinces herself a single night with another elf will do no harm. Except the Goddess has a plan and Clairessa will have to fight to save the man who seized her heart and refused to let her go.
Clan prince Rowe Calder arrived in Wildeloch to settle problems with his family's business. What he found was the one elf he'd spent his life avoiding. His bondmate. The woman destined to bring about his death. Now he must find a way to keep his family safe when the dark elf comes to claim his soul.
Will a love long denied be strong enough to save them when darkness seeks retribution?
Claire watched him walk to the bar. The view of his back, particularly his ass, was almost as enticing to stare at as the front. His long amber honey hair swished behind him and his scent, the tangy zip of orange, hung in the air like the fragrance from her orange-scented geranium. On his way back, blue, green and gold colored eyes held her gaze, and her insides quivered with nervous energy. He was a delicious sweet, mixed with the allure of a hunter's confidence, like the tree lynx in search of prey.
A moment of indecision gripped her. Dating an elf would be problematic with the betrothal contract hanging over her head. But he tempted every part of her and their liaison would be fleeting. For one night, she could revel in the touch of another elf and embrace the wildness he called within her.
He returned with a cone-shaped glass, filled with a white liquor colored with the faintest tinge of blush and placed it in front of her. She twirled the toothpick with a winterberry on the end and raised an eyebrow at him.
"I didn't order this."
"It's a club special." His eyes and smile dared her to turn him down. "I hear they're very popular with the female guests. Surely tonight is a time for experimentation?"
Accepting his lure, she drained half the concoction. Tartness exploded on her tongue and burned her throat, but she was never one to back away. Staring into his eyes, she licked her lips. "Delicious."
His quiet moan sent a distinctly feminine thrill through her. Knowing a man appreciated her attributes brightened her mood.
Group laughter and the stamp of many feet heralded the arrival of at least ten people. Quickly, the remaining tables filled and they could hardly hear each other above the din. Her spirits took a downturn with the numerous arrivals. She'd enjoyed the quiet privacy.
A loud clatter disrupted every conversation as a lion shifter shoved a satyr into a table and it splintered under his weight. The goat-man rose, stomped his hooves and laughed, oblivious to the unhappy stares directed his way.
"Perhaps you'd like to take this elsewhere?" Rowe whispered in her ear.
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Although Beth grew up in West Virginia, she currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two sons and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who makes an excellent lap warmer. Blending the analytical and creative sides of her brain, she delights in creating fantasy worlds for others. Catch her online most days except when NCIS and Once Upon a Time air.
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