Today is Day 2 of my 13 days of Halloween with the Bewitching Desires A Savannah Coven Anthology. Tami Lund is the feature author of the day. Tami is a good friend of mine and I love her stories to pieces.
Tami writes .paranormal and contemporary romance (usually with a touch of suspense.
The name of her story is All’s Fair: Love & Warlocks. Her heroine is the coven leader or in layman terms the Supreme.
Adanna Granier is the reluctant Supreme Witch of the Savannah Coven, marked for the position at birth, as defined by the scrollwork permanently tattooed on her face. All she wants is to be human. But when attractive warlock Anton Burke shows up hours before the Halloween coven meeting, Adanna begins to rethink her determination to stay away from her own kind.
Anton Burke has come to Savannah for one purpose: to usurp the Supreme. Instead of doing his job, he finds himself attracted to her in a way he has never felt before. When strange occurrences start happening, Anton must decide whether to stand by Adanna – or destroy her
Hey Tami. To start off, what is one of your favorite things about Halloween?
The fact that we can all pretend to be something make-believe and no one thinks we’re crazy for doing it!
What’s your favorite Halloween movie?
The Addams Family.
Have you written paranormal romance before?
Yes – I have two paranormal series out right now – The Lightbearer series and the Twisted Fate series.
I am a big fan of your Lightbearer series. Tami, tell me a little about your heroine.
My heroine is Adanna, the Supreme of the Savannah coven. She was unceremoniously dumped into the role when her grandmother, the previous Supreme, died unexpectedly, and she wishes not only that she wasn’t a witch at all, but definitely not a Supreme.
And your hero? Tell me about him.
Anton is a warlock from another coven, who is sent to Savannah to destroy Adanna. Problem is, he falls for her instead.
Ah. Sounds like the perfect blend of love, magic and mayhem. Where did you get the idea for your story or what was the inspiration for your story?
I found a Pinterest pic of a woman with scrollwork drawn onto her face, and I loved it so much, I made it the background on my laptop. When the Wenches started talking about putting together a Halloween anthology about witches, I was staring at that pic. As soon as we started talking, I knew she would be my muse for my Halloween short story.
What was the hardest part in writing this short story?
Keeping it short. It’s hard to cram an entire courtship and steamy sex into fifteen-thousand words or less.
Do you see yourself continuing this character(s) into another project?
Possibly. Adanna and Anton definitely have a happily ever after at the end of my story, so if I bring them back in a later book, they will be secondary characters. But yeah, I like their personalities, so it’s entirely possible they could show up again.
Are you working on anything new currently?
Always, ha ha. The fourth book in my Lightbearer series is scheduled for release in early January, and the second book in my Twisted Fate series is with the publisher right now. I’m also working on a short story prequel to the Lightbearer series, which I hope to have out by January.
Is there anything you want to say to the reader?
Thank you for reading Bewitching Desires. I hope we were able to take you away from reality for a while. And if you enjoyed it, you should check out the contributing authors’ other books!
An Excerpt from All’s Fair: Love & Warlocks
“I’m visiting. Here to meet the Supreme Witch. Adanna Grandier.”
“I was told to seek her out. Help her adjust. I understand Vesna’s death was sudden, and that this Adanna might not be prepared to take over as Supreme Witch.”
You can say that again. Adanna self-consciously tugged at the front of her lime green tank top. “I didn’t realize she knew I felt so unprepared.”
Anton’s gray eyes flared as his gaze swept over her person, no doubt taking in the bright tank, black yoga pants, rhinestone studded flip-flops, and her black toenail polish, before coming to rest on her face. She imagined she looked more like a college student than a Supreme Witch, though she was closer to thirty than twenty, and she’d been studying for this position for damn near her entire life, whether she had wanted to or not. She lowered her head so her hair obscured her features, as was her habit. But he reached out, tentatively at first, then pushed at the dark waves, revealing proof positive she was the person he sought. She took a chance and glanced up, and was surprised by what she saw in his eyes.
She touched the side of her face, where a black vine twisted along her hairline, from her temple to her cheek. The scrollwork she’d been born with had been called a lot of things by a lot of different people – witches and humans both. Beautiful had never been one of those words.
“It’s the mark of the Supreme Witch,” she muttered, hating it, as she had for most of her life. Her father had been human, and while her grandmother had trained her and prepared her to someday take over the coven, Adanna had always preferred the human side of her nature. Less responsibility. Less chance of failing. Knowing from birth that one was destined to be a ruler was a heavy burden to bear.
Her brother, Micah, hadn’t been born with the telltale markings, but he’d coveted the position for as long as she could remember. If only she could give it to him. Then they’d both be happy.
Tami Lund likes to live, love, and laugh, and does her best to ensure the characters in her books do the same. After they’ve overcome a few seemingly insurmountable obstacles first, of course.
Tami is multi-published, both self and with a few publishers, including Crimson Romance, Liquid Silver Books, and Soul Mates Publishing. She’s won a couple awards along the way, too. Chances are, there is a new book coming out soon. Be sure to stalk her on social media, so you know when.
(There’s a free read on the website)