August 20th, 2010
Book of the Day: Witch Fury

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Sarafina Connell is having the worst week of her life. It takes an even darker turn when an infamous playboy kidnaps her and reveals a world she never knew existed….

It’s a world where magick is real, and where Sarafina is given a chance to join a secret cabal that is bent on gaining absolute power. They could use a woman like her—a witch with an untapped gift for creating fire. But she isn’t about to get in league with the devil.

Rescued from her captors, Sarafina is introduced to a coven that is duty-bound to fight the forces of darkness. She’s pleased that her savior is the imposingly seductive Theo—until the trust between them goes up in flames. However, as the war between good and evil is waged, Sarafina and Theo realize they have no choice but to unite in the battle for supremacy—that’s getting hotter by the minute.

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Theo and Sarafina are very different. In the beginning, their differences cause friction, but later on the jagged edges of those differences fit like puzzle pieces in their relationship, making them a strong and vibrant couple. Is there anyone in your life who is very different from you, yet who makes you stronger?

Excerpt from Witch Fury

The door burst inward, ripped from the hinges at the same time the uncontrolled blast of fire hit it. Sarafina screamed in surprise, stepped backward, tripped and fell on her ass.
For a hazy, confused moment she thought her magick had exploded the door. Then she focused past the smoke and saw the dark outline of a man–tall, muscular build, long dark hair, grim expression on his face.

The man glanced at her for the barest of moments. His long hair blew around his face from the force of the magickical battle behind him. His eyes were hard and dark. In his brutal expression lay control and power. Knowledge–deep and wide. Sarafina noticed all that about him in a second and it took her breath away.

What new nightmare was this man?

The newcomer turned and deflected an aggressive attack from Stefan. The room exploded into chaos. Two men barreled through the door after the intruder. Instead of using magick to defend himself, he punched one in the face, grabbed him by his shirt front and threw him into the second. Then he whirled to once again face Stefan.
The scent of white hot fire and dark, rich earth filled her nose as furniture slid across the floor and slammed into the walls. The floor itself rippled. It was like a battle of supernatural titans.

Sarafina clutched Grosset to her chest and crawled behind an overturned table, holding her trembling dog close and wishing like hell this was all some really strange dream fueled by her grief. Any second now she’d wake up and shake her head over it, tell herself she’d never eat cold enchiladas before bed again.

But this was no dream.

Shouting, cursing. Explosions. Fire crackling. Growing hotter and nearer until thick bursts of earth extinguished the flare-ups.

Silence.

Footsteps pounded through the rest of the house. Shouting in the distance. In the room where Sarafina and Grosset hid behind the overturned table there was no sound. Nothing.

Maybe the intruders–whoever they were–had forgotten about her. Maybe the hulking man in the doorway had gone away. Maybe this was her chance to get out of here.
Moving slowly, she peeked around the edge of the table and saw only a smoldering fire in a trashcan over in the corner of the room. Smoke wafted through the air. She inched out a little more, straining to hear any other sounds from inside the house. She didn’t know who the party crashers were and wanted to avoid them. With her luck they were worse than Stefan and his ilk.

Movement. The swirl of a long black duster.

The man was still there. Peeking out, she watched him circle the room, languid, lethal. His muscular body seemed tense with the desire to kill something, didn’t really matter what. The man turned toward her and she ducked back behind the table and closed her eyes, praying he’d pass her by.

“Warlock.”

A hand grasped her collar and lifted her straight up. Sarafina screamed and Grosset exploded in a flurry of Pomeranian rage. He snapped and growled at the man who’d trapped her in his big, sweaty, meaty hands–hands big enough to snap her neck in two seconds flat, she noted with unease.

“Tell your dog to chill.” The words came out gravelly, like they were forced from an infrequently used set of vocal cords. His grim expression grew even darker–his eyebrows coming together in the middle and the lines around his mouth deepening.

If she’d met this man on the street, she’d turn and walk the other way out of sheer instinct for self-preservation.

And she was currently caught in his powerful hands.

37 comments to “Book of the Day: Witch Fury”

  1. I am a more quiet and organizing type person while my very good friend is more out going and get things done type. Between us we work very well together and manage to get a lot accomplished; we have been good friends for many years and hopefully many more to come.


  2. I can’t think of anyone for myself. However, my parents are different in many ways and work together very well. My Mom is slow and steady. whereas, my Dad does things quickly. Dad is a morning person and Mom is a night person.


  3. I would have to say my husband. He is my opposite in those ways which complement my nature and provide me with the support I need.


  4. It’s cliche, but my husband makes me stronger. He’s 6’5″ and I’m 5’3″, so he worries about the big problems, and I take care of the little ones.


  5. Well, besides myself… My daughter makes me stronger. She is my life, my world and my soul. For her I know I need to be the better person. And besides her, my “friends” (rl and online). The women in my life seem to push me to be the stronger person. Thanks for this chance!


  6. My husband is very different to me he even comes from another country with a different culture but he gives me strength to face the troubles that come with life head on


  7. My daughter is very different from me, but I like to think she makes me stronger. She’s petite, speaks no English, is messy, and doesn’t know how to use a toilet. I should probably have prefaced that by saying she’s 10 months old.


  8. My husband is pretty different from me, and helps me be better in the areas he’s stronger in. I guess that’s partly what relationships are about–making each other stronger in those complementary ways :)


  9. my sister – we are completely unlike each other, but she makes me stronger in every way, ’cause she believes in me.


  10. I would have to say my husband, he is the calm to my frenzied ways


  11. Quite a good deal of my friends. I can be quiet, easy-going, and shy. However, the friends I make tend to be out-there, free-speaking, rowdy, and they never let me retreat too far into myself, thus making me stronger


  12. my husband,he’s the calm one


  13. I’m not around anyone who’s drastically different from me right now. But in college, my roommate (and very good friend) and I were completely opposite. Yet we both managed to get along and become very good friends. I think it let both of us, and people around us see how it’s possible to get along with somebody whose ideologies and personality are different from your own. I think that experience made us both stronger in our outlook on life.


  14. Definitely my best-friend, Niki. I’m an introvert, while she’s an extrovert and we just fit. We get each other and will see a situation from two very different perspectives.


  15. Hmm, most of the people I surround myself with have nearly identical personalities as me. I do have a couple of best friends who are almost opposite to my type-a and compulsive nature. Where I need to have things done now and in a certain way, they would chill and say “chill!” Arghh – it really gets me but I love them and I realize that sometimes I do need to chill. :)


  16. My best friend is a high energy people pleaser, whereas I am laid back and not so concerned about pleasing others. When together, we balance each other perfectly, and is why we have been friends forever.


  17. My best friend! Almost everything about us is opposite – from my overly emotional tendencies and her emotional indifference to the fact that I’m tall and she’s short :D Despite all these differences we’re the best of friends, almost closer than sisters.


  18. My sister… we are like night and day, but we get along great… she adds so much more to my life!


  19. In the corporate world I have found most of my coworkers and superiors are very different from me. I’m very creative and “big picture” and by working with others this has helped me smooth some of my rough edges and yet not drastically change my personality.


  20. Yeah, my husband…hehe!!! We are very different. We like different things, we go about doing our own things. Sometimes we get together and do something as a couple, then we are awesome!!! Hehe!!!

    He does bring out my strengths, and sometimes, with him, I really need them…haha!!!

    Valerie
    valb0302@yahoo.com
    in Germany


  21. Also, my husband. There is just something about opposites attract. Maybe it’s because it keeps things very interesting and never boring. As to making me stronger, I have to be to put up with him lol. (41 yrs. so far).


  22. That would be my cousin. He’s a guy and he sees most things the complete opposite at how I see the, but we get along so well and seek each other out for advice and encouragement.


  23. I have three sisters, and one of them I swear was found in a basket on my parent’s porch. She is totally opposite of me in personality. Loves to argue (and is usually right), loves politics, selling, shopping, and hang gliding, and is always there to give me strength and advice when I need it most.


  24. My best friends – we complement each other and have great times together :smile:


  25. My best friend Sasha. Some days we have so much in common it’s like we share the same brain. Other days we’re so different we almost come to blows. And some days we flip between the two. We push each other so much it’s a miracle when we see eye to eye. But i love it. She always makes me want to be a better person and, even though we argue often enough, i wouldn’t have it any other way.


  26. My coworkers make me stronger. When I see people not working up to their best, it pushes me to work harder. My mom also makes me stronger. We have finally been able to understand one another and have made our relationship stronger because of it.


  27. I have a two good friends who are the most patient folks on the earth… the exact opposite of me!

    They have taught me patience with others and especially with myself. I’m blessed to have them in my life.


  28. My roommate. She and I are complete opposite. She is impatient and I am patient. She is sophisticated while I am a plain Jane. She’s outgoing and I’m shy. I help her with her bad habits. She helps me step out of my comfort zone. It’s a wonder that we get along but we became best friends.


  29. As a matter of fact, my husband and I are very different in many ways. Though, we agree on some things also. We are both major jokers and like to talk nonsense to each other, smartasses.
    So, we fit. It’s amazing how those things happen, right?


  30. Yes there is. My best friend, the one that I call my twin. She is different from me and makes me stronger and better. On the important things we are similar though.


  31. My little sister is so totally different than me, but she is one of my best friends and we are strong together for it! :grin:


  32. I can’t think of any one person overall, but there have been times when discussing something with someone with a different viewpoint from me, it has opened my eyes and helped me see something in a new light, to realize something that I hadn’t even considered before. That’s why I’m always so thankful for honest people who aren’t afraid to speak their mind and express a different opinion in an open, articulate manner, rather than ‘yes people’ who only smile and can/will never give you a straight answer.


  33. One of my best friends is completely opposite of me, from personality to body type, yet we’ve been friends for almost 20 years!


  34. My boyfriend. We are simular but very different all at the same time. I’m loud, he is quiet. I think he makes me more calm and collected. Yet we don’t always agree.


  35. That would be my guy. He gives me the strength to try new things because he always supports me no matter what. :mrgreen:


  36. Hi… My husband and I are that way. He’s load and I’m quiet. He’s the life of the party and I like to watch from the corner. We are oppasite in almost every way BUT we love each other and our differences compliment each other. I think our differences make us stronger… =)

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com


  37. Hmm… That’s a tough question. I tend to shy away from people that are too different than I am. But my husband is a strong help – learning to live with someone (for 12 years now) and compromise is a challenge and he makes it worth the effort!