The young woman clutched his hand, staring at him but not really seeing him. Duncan watched as a fleeting series of emotions crossed her face—love, passion, and then a look of sheer terror entrenched itself in her eyes, turning them a dusky blue. Her mouth opened in a silent scream. Slowly, her eyes refocused on him.
“You,” she accused before promptly fainting.
Reacting instinctively, Duncan caught the girl with a strong arm around her shoulders and lifted her easily, sliding his other arm under her knees. Aware of the stares and murmurs around them, he turned to Margaret. “Is there somewhere I can take her?”
Margaret was too flustered to speak. Allen stepped up and put his hand on Duncan’s shoulder. In a low voice, he directed. “The study. Follow me.”
Allen quickly led him out of the room and across the entry hall. The senator followed at his side, his anxious gaze never leaving Moira’s face. Margaret, Deirdre, and Gemma, looking irresolute and unsure, trailed behind.
Duncan barely glanced around the room as Allen ushered him in. He laid Moira on a leather couch while Margaret fussed about putting pillows under the girl’s head and shoulders. He checked her pulse, surprised to find it racing. Most people suffered a slow heart rate after fainting.
Though still unconscious, Moira clutched at his hand, holding it tight, almost instinctively clinging to him. Again, that tantalizing jolt of energy surged up his arm. He knelt beside the couch watching her. Moira remained deathly pale.
Without the words, history is doomed to repeat itself.
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The Wild Rose Press
Today, we’re here with published author, Silver James.
Linda Kage: Good morning! Tell us a little about you and what you write please. Do you have any other pen names you’d like to mention?
SILVER: I'm a cross-genre writer with a Muse named Iffy. She runs with scissors. A lot. When asked what I write, I answer, “Romance with magic and mystery.” However, I did sneak a contemporary novella in there. Who knew? My books are actually considered paranormal but there's always a mystery or crime involved. And, nope. I'm just Silver James.
Kage: Okay, then, Just-Silver-James, what happened to the first book you ever wrote?
SILVER: It's in a spiral notebook in the bottom of my file cabinet. I keep threatening to pull it out someday and revise it as a YA. Then I remember I was 13 when I wrote it and...let's just say a time-travel romance viewed through the psyche of a thirteen-year-old girl is not a good thing!
Kage: LOL! What’s your backlist and coming soon bookshelf look like?
SILVER: Wow! I actually have a back list now. I just boggle whenever I think of it.
--My first book, FAERIE FATE, came out in March and is still available in print and digital from all the various on-line sources.
--I also have a contemporary novella, FAIRY TALES CAN COME TRUE, from the Class of '85 Reunion series, available in digital only from Wild Rose Press and other on-line ebook sellers. It released on September 15th, two days before
--FAERIE FIRE, my current book.
--And coming soon will be FAERIE FOOL, the third book in the FAERIE saga. As I'm still editing and revising, it'll be awhile though.
Kage: So, what story are we going to talk about today?
SILVER: I'm here today to talk about FAERIE FIRE, the second paranormal romance in the Faerie saga. It came out September 17th in print and digital from Wild Rose Press. It's available from all the usual on-line sources for print and digital books.
In the Land of the Ever Young, the Faerie live, love, and figure out ways to complicate mortal lives. If a fated couple finds each other and says the binding words, they will meet and love in every life to come. If they don't, there will be missed chances and unhappiness.
Manannan Mac Lir is the High King and his faerie harper, Abhean, has been feuding with him over the fates of three couples. In FAERIE FIRE, Duncan Ross and Moira O'Connor must relive the mistakes of their past lives so they can find their future. The vendetta by an Irish terrorist complicates things so Duncan and Moira have many trials ahead of them.
Old grudges. Family secrets. Vows intended but never sworn. Memories of lives entwined then ripped apart…
Disgraced SAS Captain Duncan Ross, is on a one-man crusade to find the international terrorist known as Brian Boru. Moira O'Connor, daughter and chief of staff of a US Senator, harbors a secret legacy passed down from her mother's people. When they first meet at a weekend party in Virginia, time turns topsy-turvy. Memories of a former life, one in which Duncan was her lover, overshadows the present. Back then, Moira was burned as a witch and Duncan was too late to save her, the words to bind them forever unsaid.
Boru crashes the party even as the faerie harper, Abhean, steers the lovers on a collision course with destiny. Will Duncan save Moira this time? Will he survive to say the vows and make her his for eternity, or will they succumb to Faerie Fire?
Without the words, history is doomed to repeat itself.
Kage: What would the story be rated if it were a movie?
SILVER: Oh, good question! At least PG-13 if not R, for violence and sex. There's a couple of gun battles and some other scenes, and yeah, there's sex. Hot sex, I hope!.
Kage: If you HAD to fit this story into a cliché, which one would it be?
SILVER: Let's see—fated lovers, save the girl, ugly duckling, revenge, and yeah, there's a bit of whodunit, too.
Kage: Okay, now that we have a general idea which class to fit FAERIE FIRE under, what makes this book so unique from every other book out there?
SILVER: This book has a different paranormal twist. It delves into reincarnation and the Fae taking an active interest in the lives of mortals.
Kage: Ooh, sounds interesting. What was the easiest part to write?
SILVER: The first draft of this book was the easiest I've ever written. I was absolutely driven to get the story down. With the soundtrack to LAST OF THE MOHICANS playing on a loop, I wrote madly for about six weeks. Then, it took quite awhile to refine it and find it's true voice and the complete story, which turned out to be quite different than when I started. I love it when my Muse surprises even me!
Kage: What do you like most about the main character(s) and what do you like least? Did you learn anything from them?
SILVER:I love Duncan. He is one of my favorite, all-time heroes. He's just...well, if I could wave a magic wand and have my dream man appear, he'd be it. At the same time, he's stubborn and a bit too...reckless sometimes. I worry about his safety. Moira is quietly strong and people tend to underestimate her. With a sister who “outshines” her at every turn, Moira tends to fade into the shadows. I'd like to see her stand up for herself more often.
Kage: Silver, thank you so much for stopping by today and gracing us with your presence. Before we go, is there anything else you’d like to say to wrap things up?
SILVER:Thank you so much for having me here today. It's been a pleasure to talk about FAERIE FIRE. I hope readers will give it a try. As an incentive, I'll give away either a .pdf ebook copy or a hard copy of FIRE to a random commenter. cailín
If you're still curious about Silver James, here are other places to find her on the web:
Facebook: Silver James
Goodreads: Silver James
Amazon Author Page: Silver James
Publisher’s Author Page: The Wild Rose Press
And now... comment away so you can win a fre copy of FAERIE FIRE!!!! Good luck.