Sorchia DuBois

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Brownies–Pesky Fairies of Castle Logan in Zoraida Grey and the Pictish Runes

The Brownies who infest Castle Logan are anything but sweet. In my Zoraida Grey Gothic romance series, Castle Logan rises from the craggy hillside in northern Scotland, just a few degrees of latitude south of the Arctic Circle. In midsummer, the sun remains above the horizon for nearly 24 hours but in winter, the reverse is true. Sometimes strange things crawl from their hiding places deep in the caverns beneath the mountains during the long, dark winters. As I […]

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 […]

Win a Kindle Fire!

Some Girls Like It Hot and We Do Too! I’m one of 53 authors sponsoring a fantastic giveaway from June 1-12. Check out the prizes and connect with new authors. Next week, look for another Guest Blog PLUS another Giveaway PLUS my regular Magic at Midnight post from Sorchia’s Universe. (Spoiler) And now–Let the Giveaways begin!!!! We’re treating romance readers to a hot, summertime giveaway. Enter for the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 10, Kindle Fire HD […]

Skeletons in the Closet at Fyvie Castle

Whew–Better Late than Never !  Happy Spring Equinox. Here’s a nice little ghost story to help you celebrate.   Fyvie Castle has it all, curses, ghosts, and skeletons in the walls. The curse was put on the castle by non-other than Thomas the Rhymer (fl. c. 1220 – 1298) who was once stolen by elves—more likely the Sidhe, the Celtic version of fairies. But these fairies aren’t the lovable little winged sweeties you see in cartoons. In fact, a Campbell […]

The Baobhan Sith from Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones

The legends of Scotland are more than stories to the characters of Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Strange creatures roam the moors and craggy mountains of the Scottish Highlands and Zoraida discovers more than a few could be her blood relations. Scotland’s version of a female vampire, the Baobhan Sith (pronounced Baa’-van shee), makes Transylvanian vampires look like sweet fluffy rabbits. The Baobhan sith appears to her victims as a beautiful woman wearing a gown of green or […]

The Blue Men of the Minch from Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones.

Everybody loves a good storyteller—and so much the better if he is a good-looking Scottish witch.  In Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones, just such a character tells Zoraida stories about the fantastic and sometimes deviant creatures of Scottish folklore, many of whom this guy knows on a first name basis. In the cliffs above the haunted castle, he tells her about the Blue Men of the Minch. The Minch is a particularly inhospitable stretch of water between Scotland and […]

Mercury Retrograde–Hanging on for One More Day

This Mercury Retrograde has been a bitch!  Tweaked my knee–still hobbling around on that and hoping it will eventually heal–car trouble, two dishwashers bit the dust, one dryer heating element is on the fritz, various electrical snafus, and an Internet gremlin infestation that cost me hours and hours. It’s over today! I’ve found that every retrograde brings an opportunity to learn–as well as an opportunity to try out new curse words–and this retrograde was about patience, slowing down and smelling […]

Oghmaniacal Blogathon–The Writers Scotch and Salad Diet–A Starter Salad

  In the old days, writers wrote in drafty garrets with only rats, a crust of stale bread, and a bottle of cheap wine to keep them company—and they produced some pretty good stuff. But these days, we know about a little thing called health. Think what all those pale, sickly writers of yore could have done with good teeth and a happy digestive tract.   As a writer, my days are spent typing, thinking about ways to get […]