Zoraida Grey

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Fortune Tellers and Sooth Sayers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Predicting the Future: Fortune Tellers use many methods I’ve got an abnormal interest in fortune tellers. You’ll find at least one in pretty much everything I’ve written. Anna, in Just Like Gravity, follows the cards to Scotland where she finds a tall, dark Scotsman. Zoraida, in my Zoraida Grey series, comes from a long line of magical types who not only have the ability to tell the future, they want to control it.   […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sorchia’s Love Potions and Charms (Courtesy of Granny Logan)

My offering for the Time For Love Blog Hop comes courtesy Granny Logan, a witchy old lady I happen to know quite well. To visit the rest of the fantastic posts on this blog hop, visit the Blog Hop Hub at CasiMclean.com . Read on to find out how to be eligible for a free copy of Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones–and Do Not miss the drawing for 2–Count ’em–2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards. If you drive to the […]

Snarkology Halloween Hop: Things that go Bump in Scotland

I can often be found pondering quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore.  Research is half the fun of writing for me. Indulging this passion takes up endless hours, provides fodder for numerous nightmares, and gives me a wicked edge in trivia games.  And you never know when some tidbit will come in handy in a story. My new release, Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones, takes place mostly in Scotland.  Here are just a few of the legendary creatures you’ll find […]

A Haunted Halloween Hop–Painted Lady Ghosts of Scotland

Welcome to my Stop on ABA’s Haunted Halloween Hop. Keep hopping by using the list of writers at the bottom of this post. My topic? Ghosts, of course. When I decided to write Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones, I wanted the series to be chock full of everything I love—haunted castles, men in kilts, witches, Scotland, did I mention men in kilts, and–lastly but not leastly–ghosts. A quick bit of research reveals that Scotland glows with female ghosts of various […]