My mumbled threats directed at the groundhog who regularly taunts with six more weeks of winter, turned to a thoughtful musing of…"It’s snowing again.” Smiles inwardly. “Well, I guess I could write another chapter, or snuggle under a blanket by the fire with a good book.”
Not that I’d ever give up the sunlight, warm days and walks of summer, but maybe winter’s not all bad.
Because it makes perfect sense to curl up, inside away from the cold and dampness to write, or read a good book, because when the sun is shining, people emerge from their self-imposed hibernation and expect conversation and normal human interactions.
And pants, they expect you to wear something besides pajama or sweat pants.
As midsummer rapidly approaches with the longest day of the year, and the shortest night, it’s become obvious to me that a balance is in order between the chattering of the characters in my head, the ones I visit in the books I read, and people in the real world.
Hope, my protagonist in my upcoming release DESTINY CALLING, suffers with a similar challenge of balancing darkness and light…inside her.
Hope only wants to find out if her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with her touch makes her the devil's spawn, or his exterminator. But when the woman who raised her is murdered by something not human, she loses the only family she knew and discovers one she might wish she hadn’t.
Drawn to the city she vowed never to return, her ability is seen as an asset to everyone but Hope, and she doesn’t know who to trust. Her family wants her to help them overcome an enemy oppressing the human population, while the man of her dreams is courting her for the Underworld. Time is running out, and Hope’s choice may be made for her, as she discovers she’s a pawn in a bigger game played by a merciless ruler who doesn’t lose.
Look for DESTINY CALLING coming soon from The Wild RosePress.