Looking for previous episodes? Scroll down for a PDF of Episodes 1-18. Then follow right here every week as we reach the conclusion. “A Cold Spring” Episode 19: Something Witchy This Way Comes Far to the east, a full moon rises behind glacier-encrusted mountains shimmering with the last red rays of the sunset. Unruly cataracts tumble from the heights, falling in a silver ribbon and exploding in white mist. A snaking blue line, the Whispering River runs from its […]
Surprise and Happy Groundhog Day. This day is the cross-quarter day–midway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. For me, today is the first day of spring–the quickening when roots stir and hibernating critters begin to wake. My present to myself is a large bonfire and small libation of Laphroaig. Your present is a pdf of “A Cold Spring” –With 2 new episodes. (I’d give you a taste of my Laphroaig if you were here–really I would.) Use the navigation […]
BONUS EPISODES: This is my day on Paranormal Romantics. You’ll find Episodes 15 and 16 HERE.
Stone Protector by Chris Redding Half gargoyle, half fairy Aileen Foley has never fit into either world. She’s spent her life separated from humans and would like to keep it that way. Along comes Tex, a human who disregards the walls she’s put up. But when she is assigned to protect his sister and the pair stumble on a plot by goblins to take over the world she can’t deny that being a part of something bigger than herself […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]