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Guest Blogger Marsha A. Moore

The Memories in my Collection of Sea Glass

When my father was still living, we spent many hours on vacations searching for and collecting sea glass. I still have our jar full of weathered “gems” sitting on my writing desk. The title of my latest release, Sea Glass and Sand Memories came quickly, when I had only a shred of the plot and setting in mind. It has a double meaning. To me, the title is all about the memories of those family trips, the wonderful times I had with my father who I miss a lot. The second meaning of the title comes with the ending. When my main character, young woman named Kate, returns to a familiar location in search of sea glass, she finds a surprise in store for her.

Sea glass is glass found on beaches of oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes that has been tumbled smooth by the action of waves, water, and sand. The results are pieces of broken glass, frosted and smooth like gems. In a rainbow of colors, the original source determines the color and texture. The most common are Kelly green, brown, and colorless, mostly from bottles used to sell beer, juices and soft drinks. Less common colors include jade and amber (from whiskey and medicine bottles), lime green, forest green, and soft blues (from soda bottles during the 1960s or earlier). The rarest colors are purple, cobalt/cornflower (Milk of Magnesia and Vick’s VapoRub bottles) and aqua (Ball Mason canning jars).

Dad and I aimed for any color other than clear with equal delight. Many great pieces of our collection came from the setting of my story, the western coastline of Lake Michigan, the dunes area. That area of shore has a relaxed, time-stands-still feeling I think made a good setting to harbor a mysterious ghost story. It’s a quaint artsy area, a quiet place where unusual happenings could pass unnoticed for years…until the right person stumbled in like Kate.

Blurb:

Looking forward to a relaxing week at a Lake Michigancoastal resort, Kate finds much more than the picturesque dunes she intended to paint. Adventures start when her requested room is switched beside an unusual couple – a witch and her lover, a ghost.

During her stay, the handsome ghost, Anson, tries to ensnare her into helping him escape the witch who killed him and then enslaved his spirit. That witch holds him captive on the property of his mother’s resort. Anson wins Kate’s heart and loyalty, but is that enough to set him free?

Warning: This story contains paranormal sex, pagan abuse of a ghost spirit, nightmares, and happy family memories.

Excerpt:

A loud knock on my door made us hush.

I held my breath.

I heard metal scraping, as though the door bolt slide open. A shadow moved across the rug in the main room.

My pulse rang in my ears.

Zandra stood in the bedroom doorway, her face ashen. “Lover, you and I have something to discuss. Leave her!” she commanded.

Anson gathered his clothes and left obediently. With only a chilling look cast at me, she turned and followed him.

What would she do to him? I dressed quickly and quietly, moving to a position under their sitting room window, listening to every noise. Soon, they argued.

“I own your soul,” Zandra pronounced.

“You possess me only by your black deeds.”

“You are my lover. What do you think you’re doing with that girl?”

“I will never love you.” His voice remained composed and assertive.

She declared, “Then, you will never love her.”

I rose up just enough to peer through a slat in the blind.

She stomped across the room, snatched an amber-colored bottle from a shelf, and yanked out the stopper. She turned toward Anson. Her face looked like a corpse, drawn and white. She proclaimed, “Captus anima!

My mouth dropped open as his form vaporized into smoke sucked in by the bottle. When all his matter entered the vessel, she quickly replaced the stopper.

Her lips curled. “You will never love again.” Then, she looked directly at me.

Horrified, I dropped down. My heart thumped in my chest. Had she seen me? I waited. Nothing happened. Then I heard her footsteps, but they sounded from farther in the apartment. I crept back to my room. I sat on the floor, completely still, listening. Still nothing. A faint glow of dawn shone through the window. What should I do?

 

Author Bio:

Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Her creativity also spills into watercolor painting and drawing. After a move fromToledotoTampain 2008, she’s happily transforming into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Crazy about cycling, she usually passes the 1,000 mile mark yearly. She is learning kayaking and already addicted. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and that spiritual quest helps her explore the mystical side of fantasy. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at new stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical!

Links to Marsha and her books:

Website       http://MarshaAMoore.com

Blog            http://MarshaAMoore.blogspot.com

Twitter        http://twitter.com/MarshaAMoore

Facebook    http://facebook.com/marshaamooreauthorpage

Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/marshaamoore

Sea Glass and Sand Memories purchase link

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=139&category_id=69&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1

 

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It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here

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Fantasy Man Friday

It’s time for another Fantasy Man Friday! Yay! I’m so glad today’s Friday. I know, I know, I’m always glad when Friday rolls around. I can’t help it. I mean…I get to post smexy men and daydream about the naughty things I’d like to do to them. Isn’t that awesome?

Not only am I excited about today’s Fantasy Man, but I’m also excited to be on Marsha A. Moore’s blog talking about Cajun legends and omens. I’ll be giving away a mask and a set of romance trading cards, so I hope y’all will pop on over there.

So today’s Fantasy Man is wearing more clothes than I’d like, but he looks so good, I don’t care. Yup, he’s another footballer (as in the rugby kind). Really, do rugby players all look so good? Because if they do, I might have to forget about the NFL and start watching Aussie Football.

Of course, it looks like his pants and undies are about to just fall off…I wouldn’t mind, would you? And he even has that “I’m a good boy” look about him! It just makes me want to show him how good being a bad boy can be. Rar!

Happy Friday all, have a safe and fun weekend!

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Winners and Other Stuff

It’s Monday again *boo, hiss* I was a bad girl this weekend, but before I get to that, I’d like to announce the winners from Friday’s interview with the wonderful Sable Grace. LaTessa, Lynn Rush, and Sharon S, you’re the lucky winners of cover flats. The winner of the Net Galley is Ciara Knight! Y’all drop me an e-mail at danica(dot)avet(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll hook y’all up with Sable 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by. The ladies who make up Sable Grace are amazing and I hope you got a chance to know them better.

Now to the weekend. I meant to write. I really did. I even sort of made a promise to myself to sit at the computer for a while. However, when I sat down with my coffee on Saturday morning, I realized I needed something to read. (I have to have something to read while I’m drinking my coffee.) So I hopped on my Kindle and found a new author to try out. I’ve been in a sci-fi/futuristic romance mood lately and I discovered Laurann Dohner. It was like crack. I read her entire Cyborg and Zorn series. *blush* I couldn’t put them down! So guess what? I didn’t get anything written.

I did workout however. And I hurt now, but it’s for a good cause. Right? Right?? *sniff*

Anyway, this week kicks off the start of my 3rd blog tour. I know y’all are probably bored to death already, but I promise it’s the last one for a little while. I finally finished book 4 of the Veil Series on Friday and sent it off. Hopefully Siren will want it. *crosses her fingers* In the meantime, here’s what’s going on:

Today I’m over at Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers blog talking about the moral of the story. I know, me talking about morals, but I am giving away a prize, so stop by!

Wednesday I’m here and at my group blog talking about my newest release, Lifestyles of the Fey and Dangerous. I’ll be giving away a prize on this blog, but if you’d like to learn more about my heroine, Noelani, aka Shade aka Lani, give it a peek.

Friday I’m over at Marsha A. Moore’s blog talking about Cajun inspiration for my stories. Yup, you guessed it, I’m giving away a prize 🙂

The masks on the left (silver) are the ones going out for Lani’s book. They’re all different and quite pretty, if I do say so myself, LOL. I have more blog tour dates coming soon, so you’ll have plenty of chances to win.

Hope to see y’all there!

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