One of the things I love about writing is the people I meet. Writing is a solitary craft, for the most part, so most of those people reside in my head in one form or another. But outside my head, it’s a rare privilege to meet someone who understands that you’re not really that crazy when you talk about The Voices. And to top that all off, they give you something to read, too? It’s a total win all around.
It’s my very special pleasure to introduce to you a wonderful author and fantastic friend. Diane Reed and I crossed paths at a local RWA chapter meeting, but it wasn’t until our children went to preschool together that we each recognized another writer (it might be more apropos to say she recognized my kind of crazy). We’ve each come from different backgrounds and taken different paths to publication, but we share a love of good writing and good books that change people.
“A legacy of witchcraft can return, even when the magic seems forgotten…In search of romance, Rose finds out more about herself and the spirits that surround her, including the truth about her past lives. Twixt is an intriguing modern fantasy, well worth considering.” -The Midwest Book Review
I pestered Diane and she’s been kind enough to answer a few questions for me here on the blog.
Everyone in Ophir Creek, Idaho knows the wild legend of Corvine O’Dannan, a mysterious Irish woman with “fairy powers” who came to town during the gold rush to find her fortune, only to be betrayed by her lover and meet a tragic end-Fast forward to the twenty-first century, and her descendent Rose doesn’t have time for such nonsense! After a crash-and-burn marriage, she’s returned to her hometown to renovate her father’s gold-panning business and to start over. But everything changes on her 30th birthday when her friend talks her into doing a love spell. Unbeknownst to them, they conjure the spirit of the very same man who once tormented Rose’s ancestor. Why? Because Rose was Corvine O’Dannan in a past life-and her really bad habit of attracting Mr. Wrong still haunts her, and now jeopardizes her very life…
What Rose doesn’t realize is that along with this dark curse comes an extraordinary blessing-in the form of a soul guardian named Chance Murphy who’s been protecting her for centuries. But this time around, the evil spirit that plagues Rose has stolen Chance’s body. So the only way that Chance can reach her is late at night in her dreams, when he appears as a magical raven who escorts her to an enchanted island off the coast of Ireland. There, Chance becomes a man again, and he shows Rose how to heal her past through the fairies’ special brand of magic. But will Rose finally be able to forge a new future and make the man of her dreams become real? Only if she can once again believe…
Pick up your copy of Twixt and be prepared to believe this weekend for FREE!