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The Witching House

By On Aug 6 2013, 9:00 am

My latest horror novella The Witching House is set in the backwoods of East Texas about two hours from Dallas. It’s a very different book from my previous novels. First, it’s set in present day, while my novels Shadows in the Mist and Dead of Winter are both historical, based on real events. Writing a contemporary story made it much easier to write, because I didn’t have to do very much research. I could just have fun writing the story without having to think about historical accuracy on their dialect, clothes, weapons, culture etc. I decided to write The Witching House like a good old fashioned 1970s monster movie, a non-stop scary ride in a haunted house.

My main character is Sarah Donovan, a young woman who has recently ended a bad marriage. The ten years she had been married to her husband, Barry, Sarah’s life lacked adventure. Partly because her husband had been a complete couch potato, and partly because Sarah had a lot of fears–heights, tight places, the dark. She’s the kind of woman who wants to be adventurous, but needs to be pushed to try daring things. Then she starts dating Dean Stratton, a man who is completely the opposite of her ex. Dean is a rugged outdoorsman, likes to jump out of airplanes, go rock climbing, scuba diving, and explore old buildings, especially haunted ones. His friends Casey and Meg are also adrenaline junkies who live for the thrill of adventure, which makes Sarah the weakest link of the two couples. The Witching House is essentially a horror story about a double-date that turns to terror when they choose to enter a boarded-up house in the woods that’s occupied by a creature living down in the basement.

Sarah Donovan is also my first female protagonist in a long-form book. Her last name “Donovan” makes her a cousin to Gayle Donovan, a character from an earlier version of my upcoming novel The Devil’s Woods. Unfortunately, Gayle eventually got cut from that story, but she’s currently auditioning for a future book. Read more…

New Print Books on SALE this week! (Aug 2011 releases)

By On Aug 4 2011, 8:54 pm

Tagged as Angels & Demons, BDSM, Contemporary, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, & 13 more...

    Enjoy Samhain's Newest Print Releases! Did you know? NEW Print books are on SALE this week too! Have questions?  Check out the FAQS page!   Publication Date: August 2, 2011   Long Road Home by Maya Banks Genre: Romantic Suspense Length: 272 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-60928-302-5 Price: $15.00 Limited time sale-priced for [...]

Twelve New Print books on SALE from Samhain!

By On Jul 5 2011, 11:35 pm

Tagged as BDSM, Contemporary, Fantasy, Ghosts and Psychics, GLBT, & 9 more...

  Fall in Love with Samhain's Newest Print Releases! Did you know? NEW Print books are on SALE this week too!   Publication Date: July 5, 2011   Breaking Waves by Vivian Arend Genre: Paranormal, Red Hots!!! Length: 272 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-60928-170-0, Series: Forces of Nature Price: $15.00 Limited time sale-priced for $10.50 [...]

New eBooks ~ June 21, 2011 releases on SALE!

By On Jun 21 2011, 8:00 am

  Love, Lust, Awakenings + Spontaneous Howling at Samhain! Have questions?  Check out the FAQS page!   Publication Date: June 21, 2011   Secrets and Seduction by Jane Beckenham Genre: Contemporary Length: Novel., ISBN: 978-1-60928-489-3 Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85 He wants to hate her, but a little lust wouldn't hurt… The [...]

New eBooks ~ June 7, 2011 releases on SALE!

By On Jun 7 2011, 8:00 am

  Experience the Variety at Samhain ~ New Titles 30% off Every Week! Have questions?  Check out the FAQS page!   Publication Date: June 7, 2011   Where Dreams Begin by Phoebe Conn Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-475-6 Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55 She's a dreamer. He's a [...]

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