Tag Archive: Sorchia DuBois

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 8, Kindle Fire 7, Amazon Gift Cards & More!   Grand Prize Giveaway June 1-12  Facebook Hop June 9-12   (Sponsored…
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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 storyteller told me that you can estimate the age of a fairytale by the size of the fairies in it. Older…
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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 white. Scotsmen, being the opportunistic and practical types they are, don’t find it the least bit odd that a beautiful woman…
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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 the Outer Hebrides. The Little Minch is the lower part, a treacherous strait filled with nasty uncertain currents and prone to…
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