Monthly Archives: January 2019


Novel Magic: Banshee, I Hear You

Banshee, I Hear You by Mageela Troche In Irish folklore, a banshee is a woman who heralds death by wailing. She is described as ghastly complexion and with red eyes from the tears. So, why would I call my heroine, Rowen MacKenzie a banshee? Rowen is pale skin—so pale that you can see her veins beneath her skin—with pale blonde hair that is looks more white than blonde and light blue eyes that seem almost colorless. For the people […]


“A Cold Spring” Episodes 13 and 14

The Witch hits the fan in these episodes of “A Cold Spring.”  Need to find previous episodes? Start HERE. Episode 13: Magic of the Darker Sort Stately stewards carried in the main course on silver platters—a savory roast seasoned with rosemary and thyme. The sumptuous fragrance drew oohs and ahhs from the assemblage.  Cutlery clinked on the fine china, crystal goblets glittered, and the hall filled with laughter. Conversation bubbled throughout the room, ebullient as the champagne. Even the […]


Book Whammy: Cat Shifters of Aaidar-Escape

CAT SHIFTERS OF AAIDAR: ESCAPE (Book 1) By Laney Kaye ~ Four cat shifter warriors find their destined mates on a dangerous alien planet ~ Herc: A cat shifter mercenary—gun, fangs, and claws for hire—can’t fall for a pretty little human. It’s cost the Regime big-time to have me and my guys hunt down the Resistance fighters skulking in caves spread across this gods-forsaken planet. My sole focus here is this deployment. Until Maya touches me, igniting the first […]

Escape by Laney Kaye

“A Cold Spring” Episodes 11 and 12

Looking for previous episodes of “A Cold Spring?” Start HERE with a pdf of episodes 1-8 and a post of episodes 9 and 10. Episode 11: Kinship Will Out In the ensuing years, Aunt Clarissa and I discovered many of our kin whose wits had not been so muddled with wine or so shocked with disbelief that they could not escape the carnage of Old Highmoor Castle. Still and all, better than two thirds of both the Darkmores and […]


BookWhammy: For the Love of a Spy by M.S. Spencer 1 comment

Thanks so much for letting me talk about my latest romantic suspense thriller, For the Love of a Spy: the Scrivener and the Handyman, Sorchia! I hope your readers enjoy the brand new excerpt. For the Love of a Spy Maris Graystone writes the Scrivener, a political column, and Michael Kinder is a handyman with a secret. They meet on a hot day in 1991, an era electric with possibility and peril. Despite the instantaneous sparks, they both sense […]

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“A Cold Spring” Episodes 9 and 10

“A Cold Spring” isn’t firmly rooted in one time or another. It moves from the present to the past and back again. The timey-wiminess of it appeals to me because I avoid anything normal. To find previous episodes: follow this link to a pdf of Episodes 1-8. Episode 9: Icey Curses Aunt Clarissa always called me her favorite, but that didn’t matter at this particular moment. She’d caught me conspiring with La Croixs. I’d heard stories of such things—remnants […]


“A Cold Spring” Episodes 7 and 8 5 comments

Witches and curses and magic–OH, MY! “A Cold Spring” is a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimy story of tragedy and survival.  If you’ve just discovered it and don’t want to wander all over the Interwebs to read previous episodes–scroll to the bottom for a pdf of Episodes 1-8. Episode 7: Goblets of Fine, Old Wine Goblets of very fine and very old wine delivered by a young and slightly inebriated La Croix cousin put an end to any thoughts of a clandestine […]


BookWhammy: INFAMY by Seelie Kay 1 comment

Infamy by Seelie Kay Infamy. An evil or wicked act. Terrorists bent on revenge have found a way to make planes disappear from the sky without a trace. And when one winds up buried in a Wisconsin cornfield, it’s a race against time to rescue the passengers from certain death. When international law attorney Sheikh Harun Ali is lured to the Amazon and warned of a frightening plot against the United States, he and his wife, Marianne Benson, enlist […]