Our blog tour is back, and this time we’re doing it Halloween style!
It’s October, which means many creative minds are starting to turn toward the spooky, fanged, clawed, and winged. To celebrate, a small coven of writers has emerged from the darkness to share their harrowing delights with you. Each week, we will tour each other’s blogs and answer questions about our favorite spooky shenanigans.
This week, I’m thrilled to host the bewitching Pat Esden… Take it away, Pat!
Hi Anne, thank you for inviting me to be a guest on your blog today. Happy October! The countdown to Halloween has officially begun.
- Which Horror Tropes do you love or would love to see twisted?
I love it when the tables are flipped and the scary person or creature in a book or movie turns out to be good—and the sweet, innocent one is revealed to harbor true evil. I’m even happier if the reveal is a twist that I didn’t see coming, but in retrospect is obvious.
It’s more a subgenre of horror than a twist, but I also like when the scary creature or element turns out to be a delusion. I especially enjoy it when the deluded person falls deeper into the insanity and becomes the evil themselves.
- Favorite October Food?
I can’t just pick one. October brings so many of my favorite foods. I absolutely love fresh cider, apples, concord grapes . . . pretty much all autumn fruits. On the other side of the equation is candy. I openly admit to loving it. And, yes, that includes candy corn. What’s not to love about candy that can double as fake fangs.
Pat Esden would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts.
She is the author of the contemporary paranormal Dark Heart series from Kensington Books, and the upcoming Northern Circle Coven series. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle, George Scither’s Cat Tales Anthology, and the Fragments of Darkness anthology.
HIS DARK MAGIC (Northern Circle Coven series book 1)
Coming December 11th
Its power is legendary. It can fulfill every impossible magical desire. But for one young witch seeking redemption, the Northern Circle coven will challenge her skills—and her heart—beyond measure.
One tragic impulsive mistake made Chloe Winslow an outcast to her influential magic family. As a medical student, she wants to combine science with sorcery to heal those she hurt and right her wrongs. But brilliant, charismatic Devlin Marsh re-routes her plans with a once-in-eternity offer: membership in the exclusive Northern Circle, a mysterious Vermont coven known for pushing the limits.
Enthralled by Devlin and their mesmerizing mutual attraction, Chloe makes a dangerous sacrifice to help the Circle’s high priestess awaken Merlin himself—and learn his timeless cures. But a foreshadowing soon causes Chloe to doubt the Circle’s real motives, as well as Devlin’s . . .
Now Merlin’s demonic shade is loose in the human world, while Chloe and Devlin’s uneasy alliance will pit them against ancient enemies, malevolent illusions, and shattering betrayal. And with the fate of two realms in the balance, Chloe must risk her untried power against a force she can’t defeat—and a passion that could destroy her.
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/2OPIflC
Look for more harrowing fun at:
Pat Esden’s Mythmaker Blog
R J Theodore’s website
Ken Schrader’s It’s All In My Head
K Bird Lincoln’s What I Should Have Said
Janet Walden-West’s Blog
Stayed tuned for all the interviews!