by Rayna Noire
Genre: Paranormal Time Travel YA/NA
Publisher: Sleeping Dragon
Number of pages: 208
Word Count: 68,528
Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique
Leah Carpenter thought being the only witch in her local high school was hard. That was until she inexplicably found herself in the past running from an angry mob, which turned out to be much harder. Lionel, the man in charge of the mob, holds a grudge against a girl he calls Arabella. He thinks she’s Arabella.
Luckily, just about the time it looks as if she’s done for she pops back into her century. This causes trouble at school, but at least she has an understanding family. What happens in the past can hurt her. The whiplashes covering her body are proof enough. Her Nana believes she has to right a wrong in the past to stay in the present and go out with her crush, Dylan. What she discovers in the past is an evil so pure that it makes her blood run cold. She might not ever make it back for geometry class or more importantly a possible date with Dylan.
Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. The desire to uncover the truth behind the original fear of witches led her to the surprising discovery that people believed in magick in some form up to 150 years ago. A world that believed the impossible could happen and often did must have been amazing. With this in mind, Ms. Noire taps into this dimension, shapes it into stories about Pagan families who really aren’t that different from most people. They do go on the occasional time travel adventures and magick happens.
This Season’s Fashionable Paranormal Character
Vampires were still popular too. What’s not to like about vampires. They look good in black, are mysterious and apparently can love you for eternity. A blood-soaked paranormal market gave away to the shifters. These are creatures that can look human, but shift to their alternate states while retaining their human conscious.
The shifters could be anything from ghouls to dinosaurs, but usually they are wolves. Probably because wolves are sleek, silent and sexy. Being a shifter allowed the character different ways to fight and disappear when needed. Somehow, the lure of being part of the pack was more enticing than being a part of a shambling horde of zombies.
Demons have managed to outplay the recent onslaught of angels, ghosts, and various gods and goddesses. I might need to clarify that fallen and dark angels are demons too. Keep in mind; these literary demons are a cross behind the most buff guy you ever seen combined with the allure and mystique of a vampire. Demons can’t always be trusted either. Often, they’ll trick characters, but even knowing that they still draw the women. A demon is the ultimate bad boy.
Silently entering the literary scene are the witches. No green-faced witches similar to the character Margaret Hamilton made famous in the Wizard of Oz. No, these witches are women with ordinary jobs and desires, but also happen to practice the craft.
Life is ironic; in fact, I decided to develop the Pagan Eyes series about a Wiccan family unaware that witches are currently in fashion. Some might call it Magick.
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