Things that go bump in the night –
I have to admit, I love the paranormal. I started my monster reading with Grimm’s Fairy Tales (the non-Disney version). In high school I was introduced to Tolkien’s world and hobbits, elves, and dwarfs. As a young mother, I read Stephen King, leaning on stories where good trumps evil. Give me a good ghost story or haunted house, and I’m in heaven.
So, it probably didn’t surprise anyone when I started writing about a witch who didn’t know she had power and her imaginary childhood friend who turned out to be a fairy. I love the possibilities of what lies beneath our awareness. So, The Council series was born.
But, you’re here for a Friday top ten. And here we go – Famous Hauntings-in tale and song.
10. Chicago’s Resurrection Mary – the ghostly hitchhiker
9. Laurie/Strange Things by Dickey Lee – sad, scary 60’s ballad about the girl at the dance.
8. Supernatural – the television show – scary and hot guys. Great combo.
7. Harry Potter – not scary but filled with witches and warlocks.
6. The Craft – teenage angst combined with magic
5. Practical Magic – who wouldn’t want these aunties?
4. The Exorcist – Rumor has it that the actual exorcism happened here in St. Louis.
3. The Amityville Horror - Loved the movie.
2. Ghost Story – Peter Straub. I can’t even pick up that book without being scared.
And - My favorite ghost story? My own.
I was dating someone who lived in a house where the prior owner had committed suicide. At work, I saw a person (thought it was one of the guys, trying to scare me) sitting on the coke machine. I went to yell at him, no one was there. When I slept over at the house, I saw a woman, sitting on the window seat. Again, no one when I turned my head.
I know I saw something. And that’s the part of the other world that bothers me the most. I know it’s out there.
And now, so does Parris in RETURN OF THE FAE.
A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.
Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.
The couple searches for Ty’s mentor, but he’s disappeared. Their only clue comes from a banished witch. When they return, not only are their own lives threatened, but a new life hangs in the balance.
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Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website.
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