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Up Close and Kind of Personal with…. J.W. Goodwin

Interviewed by LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ 

Give us your name & any known aliases

J.W. Goodwin a.k.a Jessica

JW Goodwin

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

 

 

I am the author of By the Light of a Darkened Forest and I was born in Northern Ontario, Canada where winters are long and summers are filled with construction. I grew up in a small town and spent many days on my grandparents’ farm, with no animals but a dog and 

 

cat I may add. That is where my love of adventure came from and where my imagination is rooted in. I still live up in the North and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Tell us about your current work?

I am currently in the middle of the first edit for the second instalment in my Love’s Choices series. To be more specific right now I’m drawing maps for it so I have a sense of direction to go in as well as help me get back into the story. Guess that’s what happens when I try to do too many things at once.

Have you got anything else out at the moment?

A short story of mine is included in Creativia’s first anthology Once Upon a Broken Dream named “It All Comes Down”. It’s about a young woman who’s having difficulty keeping her life together while living in a big city and leads to her inability to cope with life. Turns out I have a hard time writing happy things when given a writing prompt.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

Many things, like breathing and eating for example, but a more serious answer would be I do artwork, play video games, and explore back roads when I have time.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

Is it bad if I say I don’t really know if I have one? I do love J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series and she’s really the only author I’ve followed for a long time. I’ve never been much into books because it takes me forever to read them.

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

I would say Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowlings because I is my favourite in the series due to we first meet Sirius Black in it. He was my favourite character until she offed him. That was the most heart breaking moment I had while reading a book.

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

I don’t really have a ritual but I know I need absolute quiet from the outside world or else I get distracted by the noises. Beyond that so long as I’m comfortable I could write anywhere. It’s the noises that kill my mojo and there’s plenty of that.

 

What makes you feel like a real author?

When someone tells me they loved my book. That’s when I feel like I made a difference to that person and it is what I think a good author should be doing. Unfortunately because I tend to be reclusive I don’t hear it often which can take a toll when you want to make people happy and have a great adventure.

What do your family think of your writing – be honest!

My parents are proud that I’ve found something that I love doing but are surprised that I chose writing. Honestly it surprises me too. I became an author from a kid who hated reading, and in some respects still does depending on what it is. So choosing to become an author was a shock to them.

What job did you want when you were 7 or 8 years old?

I don’t remember which but I was always torn between being a veterinarian and a school teacher. When I got older I learned being a vet was out of the question because I can’t stand the sight of blood (I get nauseous) and howling dogs make me very sad and I want to comfort them. As for the teacher, by the time I was nearly done high school I was told by a guidance counsellor I would have to go to university for 8 years and by that point I was kind of done having homework so that ended that career path.

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

Are you posh or wot?

Nope. I prefer living in the woods in a cabin wearing flannel during the winter. Just give me internet to do research and I’d never leave until I needed food.

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

I don’t know to be honest. I just kind of write things.

‘ave you ever been harrested?

Nope

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

My silly answer would be “Jessica was here”. For a more serious answer, wait till I’m dead, I’m sure someone would write something.

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

Apple, yum.

How do ya’ like it?

Like this interview? Like the world? Like my food? My toes? Like what?

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

I love to sing when I’m by myself and know many songs though not off by heart. Do I sing well… probably not.

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

I probably did when I was younger but I don’t remember. No injuries though.

‘Do you ‘ave a party piece & what is it?

I don’t go out much so, no I don’t.

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

I love apples, sure! But if I get in trouble I’m blaming you.

{That’s fair – Clara}

Do you have a fab’lous hat?

I do. I have many hats but since I’m in between places right now I can’t show them because they’re packed away. Another time perhaps?

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Pray that I die quickly by any other means so I don’t become one. I can’t see me surviving an attack.

The shameless plugs

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessWGoodwin

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/authorjwgoodwin/

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01AKXEOP8

Creativia author page: http://www.creativia.org/dreams-storytelling-and-love-of-nature-ontario-author-jw-goodwin.html

Blog: https://authorjwgoodwin.wordpress.com

Buy links: http://mybook.to/ByTheLightOfADarkenedForest

Up Close and Kind of Personal with…. Lorelei Bell

Interviewed by LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ 

Lorelei bellGive us your name & any known aliases

Lorelei Bell—the aliases you’ll have to ask the FBI.

{Lorelei is a pretty awesome name anyway…. – LG}

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

Began writing @17, was rejected through the 80’d &90’s. I self-pubbed
SBU in 2008.

Tell us about your current work?

~2 YA murder mysteries (#2 of the Lainey Quilholt series is written and in 2nd draft, third one is my WIP)
~the next two Sabrina Strong (urban fantasy) books are written, last one needs to have work done, these will be out in the next year or two.
~1 stand-alone vampire/horror book that I’ve been working on for thepast 2 decades, and actually is derived from something I began in 1980.
~sequel to the Zofia Trickenbod fantasy, “Spell of the Black Unicorn”,
Spell of Dark Castle” is with my publisher.

.Have you got anything else out at the moment?

1,2,3,4, 5 & #6 in Sabrina Strong has just come out.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

In the warm months, I garden, have interests in nature and outdoors. But I write as the day gets warm/hot. I’m also an artist, I’ve been working in watercolors. I do have a day job.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

I think I’d have to say JK Rowling, because she never gave up, she loved and believed in what she was doing. 

{I would agree with you – LG}

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

I’ve never thought of it, actually. And if there were something, like, say “Dracula”, perhaps.
I would have written it differently.
How? 
Well, I think Dracula should have gotten the woman.

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

Hey, I’m a comfort lover and sweats or comfy shorts are my preference. I do have an office, and sit at a desk. My computer is 10 years old.  I’d rather write in the early morning, but can’t because of my regular job. But I manage to squeeze in a few hours in the afternoon.

Do you ever get irritated with your own main characters?

Yes…when they go off on a tangent doing their own thing, and muggins here is simply being a reporter relaying what they’re doing instead of ordering them about.

What makes you feel like a real author?

Each time my new paperback comes out and I hold it in my hand.

Would you prefer to be a literary great or a cult hero?

A literary great. I know my writing isn’t great literature, and while my readers tell me I’m a half-passable entertaining storyteller, it would be good to be up there with the greats.

When it comes to language do you have a pet hate?

Too many, really. I don’t like lazy language, or the word “like” used every other word. Or for that matter someone using foul language (although I do an awful lot of it when I’m pissed off) too often, unless it’s a character trait.

When did you first realise you had a story to tell?

I used to do cartoons, and then realized words would tell the story faster/better. I think I might have been 16.

What makes you feel like a real author?

I had a couple of book signings at my local Borders, and it went great. I loved it!

What do your family think of your writing – be honest!

I know they have bought/read my books, come to my book signings, and my older sister, when she writes to me, puts “Author” behind my name on the envelope. They all were very accepting and excited about it.

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

castle on a cliff Lorelei BellAre you posh or wot?

Me? I don’t think so. Unless you count my palace in Transylvania.

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

Transylvania. It usually surprises me that I can spell at all.

‘ave you ever been harrested?

Harrested for what?

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

I won’t have one, dear. Just want my ashes spread somewhere beautiful and peaceful.

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

Please, you’re embarrassing me.

{Sorry guv’nor – Clara,  Yeah, whatever – Pudding…… Shut up you two – LG}

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

apple, cherry, blueberry, pumpkin, chocolate….

How do ya’ like it?

On a plate with a fork and napkin.

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

I can’t, and usually don’t

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

At my age, it might injure my knees. I’m a wallflower.

‘Do you ‘ave a party piece & what is it?

?????  {Now I’m intrigued…. Clara}

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

I’ll buy my own. Thanks.

Do you have a fab’lous hat?

I actually have a number of hats. I’ll see if I can’t dig one picture out for you.

{Not completely sure if any of them are a fab’lous though…-Pudding}

What’d be worse one twelve foot mole, or twelve moles with only one foot?

I’d like to see either. The other day I had to clean up basement and found one dead mouse and a live baby mouse. How the baby got there I haven’t a clue.

{If she don’t know how that baby mouse got there, she needs to visit the Life Temple – Pudding… Shut up Pudding – LG}

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

Probably clean grapes or some broccoli crowns in it.

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Ah, a really good question. I’d set my stun gun on kill. Easy peasy.

The shameless plugs

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/loreleibell

Amazon author page: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

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Lorelei’s Muse: https://loreleismuse-lorelei.blogspot.com/

Buy links:

Spell of the Black Unicorn”

Ascension” Book #1:

“Party to a Murder” Lainey Quilholt Mystery book 1

Up Close and Kind of Personal …with Simone Beaudelaire

with LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin

aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ .

22850170_483349738714844_263280545_oGive us your name & any known aliases

My writing name is Simone Beaudelaire but in that mystical place called Real Life, I’m called Kat

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

The relationship screw-up writes her way out of a bad spot and finally gets it right.

Tell us about your current work?

My current work is a dark paranormal western historical romance called Devilfire. It tells the story of a small-town Texas doctor who gets himself in over his head while cleaning up after a suspicious fire and running into the strangest – and most intriguing – woman he has ever met.Simone Beaudelaire

Have you got anything else out at the moment?

I have about twenty romance novels available on Amazon. I do paranormal, historical and contemporary, as the mood strikes me.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

I teach English at a small community college in the Midwestern United States.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

Mary Jo Putney. She proves that romance doesn’t have to be sappy or formulaic. It can be powerful, hard-hitting, emotional and real.

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

Eh, I’m having more fun writing as me.

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

Every morning I wake up at stupid thirty and try to psych myself up to write but end up staring at Facebook instead. However, after a nearly year-long hiatus at the end of my pregnancy and after the birth of my baby, I’m happy to be writing at all.

When it comes to language do you have a pet hate?

I hate… German. Actually, no, not really. I don’t like gratuitous vulgarity. If it fits, fine. If not, leave it out

When did you first realise you had a story to tell?

I’ve always known. I’ve been imagining myself in romantic or adventurous scenarios since I was a kid.

What makes you feel like a real author?

Who says I do? 

What do your family think of your writing – be honest!

My husband loves and supports my writing. My kids are okay with it. My extended family is somewhat embarrassed of me.

 

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

Are you posh or wot?

Posh? Who me? Nah. I have four kids. No time for posh

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. {spot on! -LG}

‘ave you ever been harrested?

I’m too boring for that.

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

She helped some folks and entertained others. Her kids grew up well.

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

XXXX awaiting follow up. 

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

Cherry. I make it myself.

How do ya’ like it?

The pie filling? In pie of course.

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

Singing is my other hobby. I like Renaissance-era motets and madrigals.

{I thought she said she weren’t posh!! – Clara.}

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

American folk dancing, and no, I managed not to get hurt.

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

Are they Macintosh? 

Do you have a fab’lous hat? 

Hats make my nose look big.

{You know what they say about big noses don’t ya? – Pudding. Shut up Pudding – Clara}

What’d be worse one twelve foot mole, or twelve moles with only one foot?

Ugh. None of the above, but if you want to talk about giant moles, my husband wrote about one, I think.

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

Make spaghetti. 

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Sit and wait. I’m too fat to run and too lazy to start the whole world over again

The shameless plugs

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Amazon author page:

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Creativia page: https://www.creativia.org/romance-author-simone-beaudelaire.html

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Up Close and Kind of Personal …with Marnie Cate

with LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin

aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ .

Give us your name & any known aliases

Marnie hat

Marnie and her Fab’lous Hat! 

Marnie Cate

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

Marnie Cate was born in mining town in Montana. Inspired by the spirit of actress Dame Judi Dench, she pursued her dream of sharing the stories brewing in her mind. With the urging of friends and family, she wrote in every spare moment she had.


After countless weekends spent at the local coffee shop typing away and people watching, Marnie finished her first novel in the Protectors of the Elemental Magic series. The world of elemental magic and the humans they lived has been released and their stories have just begun.

Tell us about your current work?

I am currently working on three stories for the Protectors of the Elemental Magic series starting with Meg’s Winter (Book 5). Also, I am revising Beginnings, the novella explaining the need to protect the magic. The second novella is Kinema’s Destiny; the mother earth tale of the origin of the magic. Leaving my Coming of Age Fantasy series, I am expanding the short story the Chase that had been written for a Winter Anthology. The story of Caitlyn Whitaker demands to be told.

Have you got anything else out at the moment?

I have four books in the Protectors of the Elemental Magic Series.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

I am an administrative assistant for my pay job.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

Jennifer Estep. She weaves not only fantastic stories but believable characters that you miss as soon as the last page turns.

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

There are so many I could never name one honestly!

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

My favorite place to write is in a coffee shop but honestly, I have no preferred setting. Just need my laptop and a semi quiet place.

Do you ever get irritated with your own main characters?

All of the time. The characters won’t wait their turn. Their stories keep forcing themselves into my mind — all hours of the day.

What makes you feel like a real author?

Seeing my books available for purchase.

What do your family think of your writing – be honest!

Those that have read the stories love it.

What job did you want when you were 7 or 8 years old?

Solid Gold Dancer. I loved their big hair and leggings.

If you could spend one day as any literary character who would it be and why?

Alexia Tarabotti from Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. I would love to visit 19th Century England that has werewolves and vampires integrated into society. Hopefully, we would have tea with Lord Akeldama.

{Good choice – I loved her Finishing School YA series _LG}

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

Are you posh or wot?

Definitely not

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

What a silly question. I am sure I can spell more words but Mississippi comes to mind.

‘ave you ever been harrested?

Never! I am an upstanding citizen.

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

It’s too late to apologize ~Marnie Cate

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

Definitely not!

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

Chocolate silk

How do ya’ like it?

Hot and with cream and sugar

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

Everyone can sing. The list is long.

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

Tried and lived

‘Do you ‘ave a party piece & what is it?

I can tie my hair in a knot. People are fascinated by it 😉

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

They look a bit mealy

{suit ya sel’ more for us – Pudding} 

Do you have a fab’lous hat? 

Of course!

What’d be worse one twelve foot mole, or twelve moles with only one foot?

Twelve moles…those poor creatures.

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

Shove it in a cupboard.

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Die quickly before I am turned.

The shameless plugs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarnieCate

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Marnie_Cate

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Marnie-Cate/e/B00UJNT7J8/

Creativia author page: http://www.creativia.org/marnie-cate.html

Blog/Website/podcasts: http://www.marniecate.com

Vlog: http://www.marniecate.com/indie-insight.html

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/MarnieCate 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Marnie_Cate

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormarniecate

Buy links:

Up Close and Kind of Personal with…. Stewart Bint

Interviewed by LG Surgeson &

Clara Euphemista Cropper & Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard The Goblin aka as ‘The Amazing Bazooka Sisters’ 

Give us your name & any known aliasesStewart Bint author pic

Stewart Bint

Summarise your bio in no more than 100 characters

Ageing barefoot hippy, writer, compassionate

Tell us about your current work?

To Rise Again is a mix of paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy. It’s available as a paperback and ebook.

Synopsis: Just before the German occupation during World War II, the Marquand family flee their home on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, and never return.

Now, it’s the summer of 1983, and the once opulent Idlewild mansion is crumbling and derelict. The mansion holds a mysterious lure for 18-year-old David Simeon, who dreams of Idlewild years past, as it used to be. But who is the young girl he sees, endlessly wandering through its corridors?

As the nerve-shattering link between David, the girl, and the mysterious Idlewild comes to light, it it too late to stop the seeds of destruction and world domination planted there long ago, during Adolf Hitler’s last desperate throw of the dice in World War II?

The threads of 1945 and 1983 slowly intertwine to reveal a world on the brink of destruction.

Have you got anything else out at the moment?

Three other novels: In Shadows Waiting, Timeshaft, and The Jigsaw And The Fan.

We know you’re a writer, what else do you do?

I am a full-time writer, with two other writing roles as well as my novels. I have my own magazine column in a local magazine, and I’m a Public Relation s writer for the world’s leading CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) developer.

Who’s your writing hero and why?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, because he created the most endearing and enduring fictional character of all-time, Sherlock Holmes.

If you could have been the author of any book in history which one do you wish you’d written and why?

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, because it’s a wonderful fantasy tale that appeals to children and adults. I regularly re-read it

Tell us about your writing rituals – do you write in your Pjs, in your garden, in the pub or in the altogether?

I’m always barefoot when I write. But then again, I’m always barefoot, full stop. I don’t think Alfie, my charismatic budgie, would like it if I wrote in the altogether, because my pecker is bigger than his 😉

When did you first realise you had a story to tell?

When my maths teacher kept putting little red kisses next to all my sums. I knew I’d starve if I had to earn my living through numbers. So it had to be words. It really began when I was seven, and watched the very first episode of Doctor Who, which has been my favourite TV programme ever since. I started creating my own worlds and characters in little blue notebooks until my parents bought me a portable typewriter when I was nine. And I started retreating into those worlds when my Dad died when I was 11. I made sure that whatever happened to my characters during the story they would be okay in the end – my imaginary worlds were much better than the real one at that time.

Do you ever get irritated with your own main characters?

Yes…when they go off on a tangent doing their own thing, and muggins here is simply being a reporter relaying what they’re doing instead of ordering them about.

What makes you feel like a real author?

Each time my new paperback comes out and I hold it in my hand.

Would you prefer to be a literary great or a cult hero?

A literary great. I know my writing isn’t great literature, and while my readers tell me I’m a half-passable entertaining storyteller, it would be good to be up there with the greats.

If you could spend one day as any literary character who would it be and why?

Tarzan. Have you seen Jane?

Now take a deep breath! I’m going to hand you over to Clara and Pudding, who are going to take it from here – brace yourself, they’re easily amused.

Are you posh or wot?

Are you insinuating that I could be Victoria Beckham?

What’s the longest word you can spell wiv out checkin’?

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious (at least, I reckon that’s how you spell it).

[Not bad – only one letter out! It’s supercalifragilisticexpIalidocious! -LG]

‘ave you ever been harrested?

No. But the thought of being handcuffed and locked in a cell has definite appeal. Can you suggest any suitable crimes for me to commit?

What da’ya wan’ on ya grave-stone?

He hasn’t shown up yet.”

‘ave you ever used a gazunda?

When I was a child, yes. I have no idea why my parents would have one, nor why it was in my room.

What’s your favourite pie fillin’?

Fish (a combo of cod, mackerel and king prawns with a cheese topping)

How do ya’ like it?

With a glass of white wine, followed by a rather large malt whisky.

Can ya sing and what songs do ya know?

No. I was expelled from the school choir, because they said I sang in my boots. I reckon that comment was what started me going barefoot. If I wasn’t wearing boots I thought they might let me back in the choir, right? They didn’t!

What about folk dancin’ ‘ave you ever tried it and did you get injurered?

Hhhmmm, I’m rackin’ my brains now (or should that be wrackin’?). I don’t remember folk dancing, no. I’ve danced with folk, however.

‘Do you ‘ave a party piece & what is it?

Not nowadays. When I was a teenager, though, my party piece was pulling. No…not muscles, you know what I mean; stop feigning ignorance

Would you like some of these apples…. what aren’t stolen, honest?

Definitely not. Apples are the fruit of the devil, unless they’ve been pressed and fermented. Now, if you were to offer me oranges, bananas or grapes, however…

Do you have a fab’lous hat?Stewart Bint with fab'lous hat

Oh yes! It was a hat I received for completing the Amis Sans Shoes 10k barefoot walk for charity.

What’d be worse one twelve foot mole, or twelve moles with only one foot?

Oh, definitely the latter. They’d just sit there on my lawn like individual molehills and I could charge people to come in and see them.

If someone gives you an empty collander, what do you do wiv it?

Remember your question about a fab’lous hat? I’ve now got two.

What’s your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

Bring my speedy perambulation skills to the fore.

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COMING SOON from K.S. Marden

James Witch Hunter KS Marsden

Title: James: Witch-Hunter

Author: K.S. Marsden

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Release date: 1st October 2017

Synopsis

~Prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy~

James Bennett is a Yorkshire lad, making the big move to Oxford to start university.

His ambitions involve getting a good education; impressing the Rugby Club; and not throttling his roommate. All perfectly normal drama, until Hallowe’en.

A girl’s murder throws James into the dangerous world of witches, and those that hunt them.

After playing a sidekick in the Witch-Hunter trilogy, it’s only fair that James gets to be centre stage in his own prequel.

This can be read as a stand-alone, and does not contain any spoilers. It may contain witches, bad jokes and cringe-worthy scenes; but definitely no spoilers.

Book link:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35699046-james

Author:

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants i20938657_471429823238579_561070281_nn her life – books and horses.

Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has two successful series under her belt.

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Excerpt:              

Charlotte had just made her second coffee of the day, when she heard a very insistent banging at the front door. Not in the mood for visitors, she reluctantly opened it.

And was met by the sight of James.

In a dress.

“I’ll never get used to your humour, James.” She said, stepping aside and letting him in. “Fancy some fresh coffee? And when I say fresh, I mean instant stuff I’ve only boiled once.”

James closed the door behind him, and made his way through the narrow corridor to Charlotte’s tiny kitchen.

Charlotte promptly poured an extra coffee and added sugar, her normally bright eyes were red, and it was clear she’d been crying.

“I broke up with Nathan.” She said, looking embarrassed that he had to see her like this.

“I think my roommate’s a murderer.” James countered.

Charlotte handed him a mug of coffee, shaking her head. “When a girl says she’s broken up with her boyfriend, most people would offer… never mind. You win. Why is Hunter a murderer?”

James gently lowered himself down onto Charlotte’s rickety sofa. “I followed him last night. He was bein’ weird, and I have a tracker on his phone-”

“What?!”

“And he went to this warehouse, where…” James trailed off, his throat closing around the words.

Charlotte misread his inability to speak, and gently rubbed his shoulder. “It’s alright, you’re safe here. Who do you think he killed?”

“Bea.” James gasped out. “You remember the blonde, Scottish lass? They hooked up at start of term; then the other night she was looking for him; next thing you know, she’s dead!”

Charlotte put down her coffee cup, her hand shaking too much to hold it. She looked at James in all seriousness, “And you saw Hunter kill her?”

James shook his head, thinking back to last night, and the hooded figures. He was sure it was Hunter, “I couldn’t clearly see who it was, but why would Hunter be there? It’s one hell of a coincidence, that he bails on the Hallowe’en party and ends up at the same warehouse where the girl he was shagging ends up getting sta-”

“Did you physically see him there?” Charlotte asked.

“No, I was following a tracker.” James admitted.

“An illegal tracker, that’ll never hold in court, James.”

James snorted, “Trust the trainee-lawyer to say that.”

“Hey, I’m just trying to see every angle.” Charlotte said, punching his arm. “There could be another, perfectly normal explanation. Maybe someone mugged Hunter and stole his phone – that sort of person would be more likely to head to the dodgy side of town.”

“Ha, it’d have to be the king of muggers to get the better of Hunter.” James argued. “He’s super-fast, super-strong, and has anger issues. Which all adds up to someone very capable of murder.”

“How-”

“Do you not remember how we first met? It’s not often I get thrown against a wall, instead of the usual handshake. And I do rugby training with him – trust me, it’s like getting hit by a car-”

“James, you’re exaggerating.” Charlotte sighed.

“And I’ve seen him run – I forgot to show you.” James dug out his phone from the flowery handbag, and quickly found the video he’d taken weeks ago. “Look – look how fast he is! And don’t you find it weird that he’s never that fast in rugby games? It’s almost like he’s holding back.”

Charlotte looked at the video, and when the brief clip was over, she shrugged, “It doesn’t look that fast to me.”

“Well, it seemed it when I was watching with my own two eyes.” James tucked his phone away. “He’s not normal.”

“Yes, but there’s a huge leap between what’s not normal, and a killer.” Charlotte said, exasperated. “Don’t get me wrong; I want to help you James, I really do… have you been to the police?”

“Yes, I stayed there overnight.” James answered. “I got knocked out, and some cop must’a found me. Next thing I know, I’m waking up in a cell.”

“Oh no, what happened? Did someone attack you?”

James opened his mouth the speak, but he didn’t even know what to say. He remembered getting knocked off his feet by some powerful force, but that didn’t make sense.

“What did the police say?” Charlotte asked, when it was clear James wasn’t giving her an answer.

He shrugged, “Not much, just that Bea had died. They were dodging a lot of my questions.”

“That’s normal police protocol for an ongoing investigation.” Charlotte said, knowledgably.

James shook his head. “There was summat not right about the whole thing. It just felt shady.”

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