Monday, October 12, 2009

Guest - Linda Wisdom

Good morning, everyone! Today we have one of our favorite guest authors, Linda Wisdom. She's a prolific writer with many, many books to her credit and lives with her darling husband, wise mother and two gorgeous little boy-puppies, Bogie and Barney, a parrot and a tortoise out in sunny California (LOL, okay maybe it isn't always sunny). Linda's newest book, HEX IN HIGH HEELS, is available at most stores but she's offering a special giveaway so read all the way to the Lynda Again section to see how you can win.

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A Witch’s World


Many thanks to Lynda and Star-Crossed Romance for having me here today to talk about my hexy world building.

‘I live in a world of my own, but that’s okay, they know me there.’

What can I say? It’s me.

My witchy world may reside in my imagination, but there are times when I think it hovers just on the edge of my vision. That if I turn my head fast enough (total ow there since we would be talking whiplash), that I’d actually see that magickal world.

The underground clubs would hold all sorts of preternatural creatures. You’d brush shoulders with witches at the grocery store. That dog sniffing after your poodle might show up as a gorgeous guy the next day. Bunny slippers might show up in your front yard and not just to eat the grass either. Trust me, they don’t carry plastic bags with them. You could walk into a dressing room and find a gargoyle in there unless he’s out somewhere creating his own form of chaos.

I love the idea of living in a world of wonder. Where anything can happen when you least expect.

A house could boast a hidden cupboard that holds magickal supplies. A basement that’s been well enforced for vampires or in Nick’s case, a former bomb shelter. An herb garden that boasts a lot more than the usual herbs for cooking.

It’s a world filled with rich color, sights, and scents. Not like Harry Potter’s world or even Samantha Stevens. One where magick is not all that unusual. Where you can hire Jazz to banish a curse a co-worker cast on you and/or maybe a revenge spell from Blair for that same co-worker. Perhaps seek out Stasi for a love spell.

If you’re willing to walk on the wild side, you could visit Klub Konfuzion where vampires, shifters, witches and who knows what else might be there. Hire a limo through Dweezil, although I warn you not all of his drivers are as pleasant as Jazz. And the Full Moon CafĂ© isn’t for anyone who isn’t of the furry persuasion.

I told you – it’s a world of my own where anything can happen. And the first four books are only the beginning as I weave more spells, create more characters that would have fangs, horns, and , although Fluff and Puff are convinced they are the true stars.

There are no fairy tale castles, no caves where the dragons dwell, (they just might have a comfy penthouse), no gothic looking houses. Although, there just might be those too. Because, as I said, this is my world.

That’s the fun part of creating your own world. You can let it be anything you want it to be.

What about you? What do you want to see in your world?

Linda


Ms Wisdon's other hexy books include 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover, Hex Appeal, and Wicked By Any Other Name.

Visit her website at www.lindawisdom.com

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-- Lynda Again

Ms Wisdom is offering a copy of Hex In High Heels to one lucky reader. All you have to do to win is leave a comment AND send an email to her at linda@lindawisdom.com (Put Star-Crossed Romance in the subject line)

On Friday, she'll draw the name of one lucky reader to win. Good luck!

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15 comments:

Joan said...

I haven't read any of your books yet but Hex in High Heels sounds like one I would enjoy. My daughter started me reading paranormal romance novels not too long ago.

Pamk said...

absolutely love your books and can't wait to read this one. I love your slippers and boots. But can't you smother that darn gargoyle lol.

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s7anna said...

Hey Linda,

Pleasure meeting you again!!! I read your interview this past week when you were over at BItten By Books. I have always loved books so that I could slip away to another world...As a child, I had to deal with constant moves and new schools so you can imagine...I lived in my own created world alot...It was a world where I was always safe and I could protect myself with magic...there were creatures of all sorts....vampires and werewolves..and witches...and warlocks...fairies and pixies...elves and gnomes...trolls and dwarves....They would all get along...and fight all evil or ill-will or harm that would come my way or towards all my loved ones...

Thanks for bringing back some great memories for me.

Happy Reading!!!
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

rm2h said...

The book sounds so good. It is right now not so sunny here. I hope that we do not get any mudslides to the poor owners in the burn areas.

SiNn said...

I have yet to read any of your work but your books sound awesome its chilly here in missouri would love to live in a warm place when its cold and a cool place when its warm lol have a wonderful week!


mortalsinn {at]yahoo.com

ddurance said...

I definitely want those gothic looking houses as shown here at my blog. lol

www.gothicasylum.blogspot.com

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Joan,

I hope you'll give me a try!

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Pamk!

Horace has his uses.

Linda, who's sorry she's responding so late but I've been flying back today from a conference and hanging out at airports!

Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Anna!

It's always nice to escape through books, isn't it?

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

rm2h,

It was overcast when I got home. Winter's here!

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

I hear ya siNn!

Linda

s7anna said...

Hi Linda,
Books are a great escape for sure!!! Wish you the best in all your endeavors!!!

Happy Reading!!!
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Anna!

Linda