I am excited to welcome author Stacey Kennedy, whose new novel, The Cat’s Meow, was just released in December.
A good witch always has a kick-ass back-up plan.
Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.
While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.
Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.
Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away an ecopy of The Cat’s Meow.
Spell & Rune Magic Research
Huge thank you to Literary Escapism for letting me stop by today and share my new release, The Cat’s Meow!
You know, I fully admit to not enjoying the research end of writing books. Truthfully, I prefer to make up as much as I can. That, for me, is the fun part of writing. Creating stuff, making new worlds with my own rules, and using my own creativity to build a world is my favorite way to write. But I have to tell you, The Cat’s Meow definitely needed the most research I’ve ever done for a story.
The first reason, Libby’s spells. Typically, I would’ve just made up her spells, but I thought it was right to stick true to witchcraft. I gathered the spells from hours upon hours of searching the library, bookstores and also the web. Even if I’m not a huge fan of researching, I had a total blast learning about pagans and witchcraft.
My research didn’t stop there, which brings us to the second reason, Kale’s rune magic. His magic took the longest to research, because it wasn’t simply searching out spells and trying to find the perfect one that fit Libby’s adventures. Rune magic was a little more complicated and I knew nothing about it going into writing the book. I only knew that’s what Kale wanted!
So, yes, I did a lot of research for The Cat’s Meow, considering I usually do very little. But really, researching witchcraft and magic was so neat and fun that I enjoyed it as much as I did writing The Cat’s Meow! =)
Meet Stacey Kennedy!
Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments, and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and two children. If she’s not plugging away at a new story—which is rare because her muse is annoying—you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Games of Thrones, Supernatural and Dexter.
Thank you Stacey for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!
Stacey is giving away an ecopy of The Cat’s Meow. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: How would you get Kale to spill his secrets? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered.
Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support the author by sharing their article, and this contest, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.
The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
The contest will stay open until January 31st at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from this snazzy plug-in that I have.