Tag Archive: Romance

News–A Guest Post–and a Request for Happy Thoughts

Greetings and Felicitations!! I have had the mother of all summer colds which has spiraled into one of those dark nights of the soul. Never fear–I’m treating it with liberal doses of Scotch. I should be completely cured in a matter of days. From my bed of pain, I’ve managed to write a guest post on an intriguing site called Compelling Beasts. Despite the plague, I’ve got a bit of exciting news. First, Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones is a finalist for a Prism Award presented by FF&P a chapter of Romance Writers of America. I’m one of three…
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A Steaming Pit of Voodoo

This week found me neck deep in a steaming pit of Voodoo. Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is getting ever-nearer to completion. It has taken so much longer than I intended but there you go. Life happens. I wanted to share a little of the research in Sorchia’s Universe this week to give you a taste of what I’m cooking up for you. Christianity and Voodoo have a lot in common.  Because Voodoo has deep ties to Catholic religion, both Voodoo and Catholic Churches coexist quite nicely thank you. In fact, Voodoo ascribes to the belief in one god.…
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Novel Magic: The Mythological Origins of an Epic Romance by Guest Author Anna Durand

It’s my pleasure to kick off a brand new feature on Sorchia’s Universe which I’m going to call the Novel Magic until I can think of something better (suggestions welcome.) Every now and then, I’ll feature one of the talented authors I’ve been privileged to meet and give you a sneak peek into their thoughts and their latest work. We’ll specialize in paranormal, fantasy, horror, medieval, and steam punk because that’s what we do here!  Our first guest is  best-selling author Anna Durand with tales of the fairy folk. In Celtic legend, fairies are mysterious and often dangerous creatures wielding powers beyond understanding. Learn about…
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Why You and I NEED a Yacht

Research! Love it or hate it, the chore must be accomplished. Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen, the second book in the Zoraida Grey series, presents a few unique problems. Zoraida, through a series of events involving crystals, comely and well-proportioned Scottish witches, cats, whisky, and of course magic, finds herself in the Caribbean in need of transport. Here’s what I learned from research this week. Top 5 Reasons You and I NEED a yacht To show off! You know that old high school friend—the one who always got A’s and dated the quarterback and was maybe a little condescending…
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