I always wondered why they called it that. Yes, I get the reference, but it's such an odd saying. And yes, I wonder about other odd saying, too. Like you're so cute I could eat you up. What? While I'm sure I could spend the rest of the morning coming up with odd saying I don't really understand, my news for this fine (frigid) Wednesday is that I'm finished Morgana's story!
I am seriously doing the happy dance, which doesn't help my typing. Luckily, Blogger has spellcheck.
Morgana's story, also known as Dark Desire of the Druids II: Sex & Subterfuge, takes place in Philadelphia 1882. I love Philly, it's history, it's museums, Reading Market, the Colonial stuff in Old City. Their bars. Not their sports teams so much though the Phillies managed to break the curse. The Eagles & Flyers...we won't talk about them.
After immersing myself in Philadelphian culture for months now, I've finished Morgana's story. It's sad, I so enjoyed her character. Strong, no-nonsense, bold when she wants her man, willing to take the responsibility herself when necessary. A strong woman for the times. And Lucien, not one to let her do things on her own, especially when they're dangerous, he knew when to let her be and when to stand by her side.
I love their romance. Going to miss it. Going to have to take a trip to Philly now, and see all the wonderful places I've written about. Oh, been there before (I live in the area) but it's been a while since I've really seen it. And now, I have other areas to explore, areas I've written so much about in Morgana's story.
Here's a blurb:
A master magicker, Morgana Blackthorne has a tenuous hold on her following. When a strange Englishman arrives on her doorstep with news of other druidic magickers, and magicker problems, she’s intrigued but suspicious. There hasn’t been contact between the American and European druids in over a hundred years. Plus she has her own worries and doesn’t need the handsome earl adding to them.
Lucien, Earl of Granville, left England to seek out the Blackthorne Druid line and discover what they’ve been up to since contact was lost. Once he and Morgana meet, their mutual attraction distracts him from his puropse. Embroiled in her problems, he finds himself more concerned with her welfare than is practical for a passing affair.
When I invited you into my bed, it never occurred to me I wouldn’t want you to leave.
There are darker forces at work and the hunger of a weak magicker desperate for power. Will Lucien convince Morgana of his true feelings before things spiral out of control? Or will the surrounding subterfuge tear them apart?
Book 1: Dark Desire of the Druids I: Murder & Magick is available in downloadable and audiobook form now. I love and adore the cover to Murder & Magick, Raven's story.