We began our journey across Scotland in book two, Tall, Dark and Wolfish, where we met Elspeth Campbell, our heroine. She just happened to be a fabled healer and part of a mystical coven called the Coig. If you read the book, you know that Benjamin Westfield set off to find that fabled healer, expecting to find a crooked-nosed old woman. Instead, he found her fiery daughter, who had inherited her powers. He also found four other witches.
Thankfully, we get to write the stories of each of the witches, so we thought we’d take moment to introduce you to them and their varied powers.
Caitrin is the seer. She can see events that haven’t happened yet, and she is often plagued by those visions of the unknown. Until she meets Dashiel Thorpe, the Earl of Brimsworth, that is. Dash makes her world go quiet when he touches her, but that’s about all that goes quiet. While the futures of others may cease to overpower her, his touch does just the opposite. We hope you like meeting Cait, seeing her struggles with Dash, her mad flight back to Edinburgh with him in pursuit, and all the havoc her coven-sisters can create when they are of a mind to make mischief. The Taming of the Wolf is our newest release and is on the shelves now.
Blaire is born to battle. She’s stronger than the average woman, spends all of her time with broadswords and isn’t afraid to use her quick wits when the situation calls for it. As a battle-born witch, she carries the torch as a protector of those she loves and takes her job seriously.
Rhiannon is weather-borne, which means she can control the weather with a single thought in her mind. She can also control it with her emotions, much to her dismay. While it’s fun to shock a werewolf who’s not expecting the blow, it’s not as much fun to cause destruction in the middle of a crowded ballroom, which has been known to happen. On occasion, her emotions can rule the weather choices she unconsciously makes. She can fill a retiring room with clouds if she gets misty-eyed, and she can blow the buttons off a man’s waist coat at fifty paces.
Sorcha is born of the earth, which means that the plants do her bidding. We got a taste of her power in Tall, Dark and Wolfish, when she charmed her vines into manacling Benjamin’s wrists when he got a little too amorous with Elspeth. With all of Sorcha’s flowers, one might think she’s too kind to be as ruthless as the rest of the witches. They would be wrong. If Sorcha was to greet you, she would probably encourage a flower to bloom just for you. But if you cross her, she’s just as liable to tie you up with her vines as she is to let you walk all over her.
We had a lot of fun creating each of these varied personalities and their powers, and we’re really happy to say that each of the witches will get their own stories, which will be released in 2011.
THE TAMING OF THE WOLF BY LYDIA DARE—IN STORES NOVEMBER 2010
A fresh and imaginative world of noble werewolves, each of whom encounters nearly insurmountable problems in his quest to live a normal life among England’s Regency society.
Dashiel Thorpe has grown up with the sobriquet “The monster of Eynsford.” Each full moon, when he turns into a wild beast, he has been chained to the wall to protect those around him. He has never before encountered a creature like himself, until he goes to visit his university friend and encounters a family of Lycans living just next door.
When the full moon turns the pack of them into wolves, Dashiel’s feral ways bring him to near-disaster, and when he bites Caitrin McLeod he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that could lead to his ultimate destruction.
Banished to Scotland to find a mentor and get trained in how to be a proper werewolf, Dashiel must also find Caitrin and persuade her that she’s his only chance for salvation…
About the Author
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. They are working together on their next paranormal historical trilogy as Lydia Dare, which will be released by Sourcebooks Casablanca in 2011! For more information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com/
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Sourcebooks has generously offered to give1 full set of the Lydia Dare Books (A Certain Wolfish Charm, Tall Dark and Wolfish and The Wolf Next Door) to one 1 winner, US and Canada only. To qualify, please leave a comment AND send an email to me ( Lynda@LyndaKScott.com ) with Taming of the Wolf in the Subject and your name and address in the body. I'll have my alien kitten, Wookie, draw a name early Friday morning and announce it here. Good luck to all of you!
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