October 26th, 2010
Book of the Day: Wicked Enchantment

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The winner of yesterday’s book, BEYOND THE DARK autographed by all the authors, is Stacie, who said, “I love how a writer can throw out the rule book when writing paranormals. You characters can get away with behavior and experience situations that would be unacceptable in a contemporary story. Basically, you get to make your own rules!” Congrats, Stacie! Please drop me an email at anyabast(at)gmail.com within two weeks of this post date to collect your prize.

When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.


So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

Having no particular interest in women’s clothing other than when he was taking it off, Gabriel watched Aislinn. She touched the gowns, examined their size and length. Talked to the clerk about alterations, but she did it all with a dull look in her eyes. Whereas Carina seemed beatific in the shop with the ability to buy new things for court, Aislinn touched the garments with listless, roaming hands, as though searching for something that wasn’t there, something she knew she’d never find between the four walls of the building. While all the time she kept glancing out the plate glass window to the street and the passersby.

Aislinn Christiana Guinevere Finvarra of the Seelie Court, supposed purebred Tuatha Dé Danann, was bored. Bored with her life, yearning for more. That was another secret she kept from her peers. Add it to the pile.

She had to feel so lonely.

The heaviness that had settled in his chest earlier eased a bit. Maybe luring her to the Unseelie Court was the best thing he could do for her. At least in the Black Tower she could pursue her magick without fear of reprisal or banishment. She could even be tutored to enhance whatever skill she possessed. A woman as intelligent and as interesting as Aislinn deserved that and more. She didn’t deserve to be stifled and strangled in a toxic and delusionary environment like the Seelie Court.

She wouldn’t be bored anymore. She wouldn’t be alone. Sure, she’d hate him for what he’d done. This couldn’t end any other way. But in the long run she’d be better off in Black with her own people.

“I think I found it.”

Gabriel came back to himself, realizing she’d browsed over to the lingerie section. A distance away he could hear Carina nattering at one of the store clerks. He walked to her and saw she held a red satin and chiffon slip in her hands. It looked long and…fascinating. Sexy. Now these were the kind of clothes that men were interested in, at least for the couple minutes a woman wore them before they became a heap on the floor of the bedroom.

His eyebrows rose. “Try it on.”

She disappeared into the fitting room and reappeared a couple of minutes later. It covered her down to her ankles, yet still managed to be the sexiest thing he’d ever seen. The bodice cupped her breasts just perfectly, just the way he wanted to. His fingers curled as he imagined doing just that. The red looked incredible against her skin tone.

“Turn around.” His voice came out just a tad hoarse and he realized he was clutching a silk gown off one of the racks hard enough to wrinkle.

She turned and he lost his breath. The back dipped down very far, all the way to the top of her beautifully rounded bottom. He wanted to run his lips over every inch of slender, flawless skin from her the nape of her neck to the small of her back and then—

“Gabriel?” She’d turned around and stared at him, frowning.

He cleared his throat. “It’s beautiful on you. Your next lover will drool all over the carpet.” He knew that for certain because it would be him. No way was he allowing any other man to see her in that gown.

Aislinn was his.


Gabriel starts out doing everything for the wrong reasons. Aislinn doesn’t trust him in the beginning, and rightful so. At just the time she does start to trust him, the web of deceit he’s woven threatens to destroy them both. Gabriel’s actions create a lot of conflict between the hero and the heroine and it’s hard for Aislinn to forgive him and trust him again. Answer the following question for a chance to win an autographed copy of Wicked Enchantment

Do you forgive and forget easily, or does it take you a while?

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49 comments to “Book of the Day: Wicked Enchantment”

  1. Depends alot a the person I’m forgiving if they genuinely seem contrite or not, but for the most part pretty easily ;)


  2. It depends on what has been done. If it is something that hurts my heart or sould then I do hold a grudge and tend not to let that person back in.


  3. It depends on the situation. If it is something small I may forgive and forget pretty easy. But if it is something big I may be able to forgive but not forget. I have to remember what happened so it doesn’t happen again.


  4. I forgive fairly easy but forgetting takes a long time, if at all.


  5. It depends on the person who asks for forgiveness! It also depends on what he/she did to me!


  6. It usually depends on the situation, But for the most part I tend to hold a grudge. Its hard for me to forgive and forget.


  7. I want to trust and believe in people so I forgive a lot of stuff. BUT, once you’ve crossed that line with me, I am not forgiving. In my whole life, I’ve only ever allowed a couple of people back into my life after they have crossed that line. And, I don’t trust them or their actions.


  8. Oh I tend to forgive pretty easily, but I don’t usually forget and I am not usually so friendly to the person afterwards.


  9. Forgiveness doesn’t come easily for me, and forgetfulness not at all! If it’s a little thing, I’m more likely to forgive, but I’m pretty stubborn and tend to hold a grudge.


  10. It depends on the situation and the person involved but usually it takes me a while to forgive someone.


  11. it depends on my mood and the person it self.

    i can forgive, but it takes more time for me to forget !


  12. Of course it depends on big or small the problem is. If the issue is small I can forgive, but I’m pretty slow to forget. And if the situation is a big one, well…not so readily forgiving. But I’ll get there eventually!


  13. For me, it depends on the situation. If it is minor then I am more willing to forgive and forget.


  14. The big things I can forgive someone for. It’s the little things that keep adding up that I have trouble forgetting, maybe because it doesn’t seem like they’re even trying to change.


  15. It just depends on what caused the hurt. My daughter can blow up and be so mad one minute then the next it’s like nothing ever happened.

    I try not to hold grudges though because it just makes you miserable.


  16. I tend not get to offended to begin with. That makes it easier to not have to forgive. :)


  17. Not an easy question. There are so many ‘it depends’….but I think everyone deserves a second chance.

    Valerie
    in Germany


  18. I hold a grudge for a short while. I’d like to be the type of person to forgive and forget. Life is too short.


  19. I tend to forgive but not forget totally. I believe everyone deserves a second chance but if they break your trust again then there is no going back!


  20. For the most part it takes me awhile to forgive and always takes a while to forget, if I even can/do.


  21. It depends on what it is I am forgetting and forgiving. I try to but it doesn’t always happen.


  22. I hate to admit it but it takes me years to forgive someone and after i do i never forget what was done!

    Sandy B.


  23. One of my major pet peeves is lying so I tend to not so easily forgive and forget. Although I wouldnt go so far as to say I hold grudges


  24. I do not forgive and forget easily. It takes me a while for the bad feelings to go away.


  25. I forget a lot of things. I usually let things go. However, the closer you are to me, the more like an elephant I become… I’ll never forget, and chances are, if I forgive you, you’re not a part of my life anymore. I’m a black and white kinda person, I don’t like to live in the gray.


  26. It depends on the person and the situation… with some people I can never stay angry with them, while others I can stew for quite a bit…


  27. It definitely takes me a while. I’m a stubborn Taurus; it’s my right. I’m still stewing over a guy that muscled me out of a parking space I was clearly waiting for with his SUV. That was 3 months ago. I have to go back to the place it happened this week, and I swear I am going to be looking for him and his car.


  28. In order for me to forgive someone for causing me much grief and heartache, I need to be able to understand the reason/s for the person’s action. Generally, there is a misunderstanding. If they are feeling remorseful, then they need to acknowledge their actions and my feelings by sincerely apologizing, and then try to fix whatever they or we can fix. Situations that require time to forgive are not easily forgotten because its a learning experience for me. It can strengthen my relationship with whoever it is.


  29. unfortunately I take it with me for a while before I can forgive… but it’s also difficult to forget…


  30. I forgive pretty easily unless it is something major!! My problem is I am like an elephant and do not forget easily. It stays in the back of my head somewhere and festers!! I have to control myself at times, so I do not let it control me:)


  31. It depends on the situation and the person. I find that I forgive my children much quicker than most everyone else.


  32. I forgive easily and quickly. I do not forget quickly, though. If it concerns certain people in my life, then I’ll remember forever. If the people aren’t that important to me, I’ll forget it easily (as I forget a LOT of things easily at this stage in my life!).


  33. I always say I forgive but never forget so probably I never really forgive but I never bring it up again either and unfortunately I keep the hurt inside.


  34. I think I forgive easily…I may be mad for 2 or 3 days, but after that I almost forget why I was angry in the first place :-D

    But I never truly forget. Things tend to stick in my mind, but they are not showing in my actions.


  35. I hate to say it depends but it actually does. The magnitude of the action that is requiring forgiveness needs to be taken into account for me. I’ve had incidences where my credibility or others’ trust in me have been compromised by someone and these are not easily forgivable.


  36. I do not forget anything. So for me to forgive it just depends on the situation.


  37. I totally hold grudges. I’m non-confrontational, so all the angry feelings fester inside me. Also, I’m passive-aggressive :wink:

    P.S. On a lighter note, I’m currently reading WITCH FURY. Yes, I still like Stefan Faucheux :wink:


  38. It depends on the situation, but if someone has hurt me or someone I love, then it takes me awhile to forgive and forget. There is a loss of trust, and that takes awhile to come back.


  39. It takes awhile on the big things. Small annoyances..I am quick to forgive & forget.


  40. It takes a lot more energy and effort to hold on to the anger so I always “try” to let it go. I remind myself that my anger only hurts me and has very little impact on the other person regardless of the reason for the conflict.


  41. It’s all depend on the severity of the crime and if they are family. I have a tendency to forgive more than I forget. Even if one of my family or my friends keeps wronging me, I don’t forgive or forget. As the old saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on me, Fool me twice, same on you.


  42. I don’t forgive easily. If I am burned by a friend or loved one I just feel so terrible. I can’t even stand to think about that person without getting so upset. I wear my heart on my sleeve and unfortunately that causes me a fair amount of pain. I am working on that but it will be a while before I’m down for forgiving anyone.

    Kelly


  43. It takes me a long time to forgive but I never forget.


  44. I consider holding a grudge to be a big waste of energy, so I can forgive easily enough. However, I NEVER FORGET!


  45. Unfortunately, I hold grudges. I try not to, but it’s really hard for me to let go. At least I am trying to change that.


  46. Depends on the severity of the transgression, and how close the person is to me. I tend to be kind of a softie, though, so more than likely I’ll sulk a bit and then forget it.


  47. It all depends on the situation, if it is something little and stupid then I tend to forgive quicker than if it is something that has a major effect on me or those I care about. For example, I’m more likely to forgive being stranded by someone who was supposed to give me a ride than someone who acts like they are helping me only for it to turn out that they were deceiving me the whole time.


  48. for me it would depend on both the situation and who the person is. if its something that isnt serious and its a close friend, then i would forgive them and forget the whole thing ever happened. but if its something that was extremely serious and its a friend that ive known for many years, then it would take me awhile to forgive and forget because they’ve lost my trust for them


  49. Little things are easy to forgive – unless there are a lot of “little things” to forgive and it builds up. Bigger things… it can take me a while.