To narrow down one thing I’m thankful for is a challenge, but as National Novel Writing Month kicks off for November, one thing, or should I say one furry critter, comes to mind. I’m thankful for my writing partner, Scruff.
When I call him my writing partner, I really do mean that. Not that he can sit at the keyboard and add to the story, but he’s essential in getting the story done. How can a Shih Tzu help you write, you ask?
Scruff knows my routine, so he’s waiting outside the office door prompting me to get into my chair. The treats he knows I keep in there might have something to do with his enthusiasm, but I like to think it’s his love of the written word. Then Scruff blocks the exit from my chair by sprawling out behind me—discouraging me from leaving the computer to procrastinate. Then when I’ve sat for some time, he will pester me to get up, because he knows I need to stretch my legs and move. Or he might want attention and a squeaky toy. I can bounce storyline ideas off Scruff and he’ll listen in silence—probably wondering when I’ll get around to suggesting a walk, or another treat.
Writing is a solitary activity, but when you have a loving writing partner, who doesn’t judge how much writing you get done, or if you’re in your pajamas with a ‘mom-bun’, it’s something to be thankful for.
Five fantastic tales of paranormal romance woven with moon, mist, and magic…
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Title: Moon, Mist & Magic
Cover Artist: Abigail Owen
Theme(s): Shapeshifters, Ghosts, Witches, Demons
SubGenre(s): Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Keywords: Shifters, Werewolves, Witches, Demons, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, steamy, Paranormal romance, Romance, Mystery
Page Count: 175
Word Count: 66411
Digital Price: $0.99
COPYRIGHT © 2016 by Maureen L. Bonatch, L.A. Kelley, J. C. McKenzie, Abigail Owen, Sharon Saracino
Get ready to be enchanted by mythical beasts, magical creatures, and moonlit nights. Enjoy your favorite author, and perhaps discover someone new, in these five fantastic tales of paranormal romance woven with moon, mist, and magic…
Will a past mistake determine their future?
Lucy is a witch with a successful business righting magical mischief. A call for help from her high-school heartache, Shane, prompts Lucy to manage his magical mayhem herself. No longer a nervous, hormonal, teenager, Lucy takes the case to force an apology and bury her past humiliation. To her surprise, Shane insists he couldn’t forget Lucy—because she hexed him ten years ago. Will Shane and Lucy put their past behind them, or will the spell prove permanent?
“So you’re saying you forgot what you did to me?”
Lucy started at his cocky demeanor. The high school grudge would need to be buried before she could act as his enchanted guide. Otherwise she might be tempted to overlook it if he accidentally spelled off a toe or two of his own during his transition. “What I did to you? What are you talking about? How about what you did to me?” Empathy temporarily forgotten, anger bubbled to the surface. She tapped her finger against her chest. “You’re the one who taunted me and made my life so miserable that I had to change my name.”
He sputtered a protest. “That wasn’t me.”
“Yeah, right. You can lay on the charm with the other ladies, but it won’t work on me. Remember, I’m a witch—”
“How could I forget?” Shane rose to his feet and braced hands on his hips.
“Apparently you did,” Lucy scoffed. “I’m a witch, so I don’t forget…anything. Ever.”
A scowl twisted his face. “Well, neither can I, thanks to you.” He removed his suit jacket and threw it over his chair. He unbuttoned his shirt.
Lucy’s mouth snapped open. One by one Shane released the buttons to reveal the tank top he wore underneath. The thin fabric emphasized the defined muscles of his chest. She swallowed. “What are you doing?”
“Providing you with a visual reminder,” he snapped. “Maybe this will stir your memory.”
Get ready to be enchanted by mythical beasts, magical creatures, and moonlit nights.
About Maureen L. Bonatch
Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.
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