Loving the Series – A Member of The Council
Thanks for having me here today Babs!
A Member of The Council is my second release. Both books I’ve released with different publishers have ‘series potential’. And both publishers have bought the second book in the series. Which is good for me, but great for my characters.
For me, it takes a while to get deep into the world I’m building. And with A Member of The Council, the ending left so many story questions that I wanted to answer. Like how does an adult female train to be a witch when the normal path included an after school academy during a witch child’s entire school career. You can’t really just sit her down with the pre-school kids.
And how does an entire coven stay hidden for 200 years without someone figuring out they exist? Or did someone know, and not tell The Council?
And will Parris let Ty into her heart as quickly as she lets him into her bed?
A lot of writers scoff when people say, “the characters made me do that scene.” But I’ve had exactly that same experience. I wanted to open A Member of The Council with a very seductive, naughty scene, but both Parris and Ty stepped back from taking it to the next level. Why? They weren’t ready and if I’d pushed, the scene didn’t feel authentic.
So, now, I’m working with the story questions that I was left with at the end of Return of the Fae, the second episode of Parris and Ty’s adventures. And as a writer, that’s the fun part. Wondering what’s happening to the characters now.
Curious? Here’s my blurb and a short excerpt to wet your whistle. I hope you come back for more.
Bio – Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life.
A Member of The Council
A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.
Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother’s warnings that she’s different, well, she’ll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.
Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council’s rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.
“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played before?”
Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.
“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”
Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”
“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.
“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”
“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”
She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”
Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.
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