A week to go. Yes, just a week to go until My Fair Catherine, the second episode of City of the Wiccad, is available for purchase and download on Amazon.
At Halloween, I released a little novelette on Smashwords and then on Amazon. A Victorian ghost story, An All Hallow’s Haunting. This was an introduction to Catherine. She was a teenager then but is now a grown woman as we join her story again. Danger again stalks her, trying to destroy not only her happiness but her life.
I have to admit I am giddy to have you meet Catherine again and begin this part of her story. And not just because it brings Jaidee and Balien into the books. But because Catherine is a wonderful character that I am loving watch transform and grow. She is having to question not only the world around her but who she truly is and the person she wishes to be. And she faces the conundrum that many of us face. Is it okay to need help, to ask for help, or must we always be our own saviour?
As someone who has battled many demons, including those that come with depression, finding myself, becoming who I want to be, I have struggled with that question as well. It is a struggle while society screams opposing views at us, very much so as a woman.
Catherine struggles no less with the concept. Especially as a woman in a time when most women had little power of their own.
The historical backdrop of City of the Wiccad provides modern context and lessons. The people you meet within the pages are relevant to us in the changing times we are part of; the struggles we as a society face.
Society has changed so much since the 1880’s and yet so much has not changed enough.
In My Fair Catherine within a historic and supernatural setting, you will find familiar struggles. So come join Catherine and I, on April 2nd. Perhaps you will find something to aid your journey and your own fight as well.
Somehow time keeps marching away from me and suddenly we’re much closer to the release date for My Fair Catherine – City of the Wiccad: Episode 2 than I intended to be when I announced it. Nevertheless, here it is.
That’s right. On the 2nd of April 2017, you can download My Fair Catherine on Amazon Kindle. Catherine, our heroine, returns after her ghost adventures in An All Hallows’ Haunting. Living at the kindness of her best friend, Mina Larkin, Catherine finds her whole world, and her understanding of just what exists in it, turned upside down when she finds herself drawn to a charming young businessman. Dark forces follow her beau, dark forces that turn their deadly sights on Catherine. Can she survive long enough to come to know the secrets of the City? Will she survive to play a part in the Tales of the Wiccad? Or will a Child of the Night do what a ghost could not?
You can find out for yourself on the 2nd of April.
And don’t worry, if you’re wondering about Gabby, Maggie and her girls, and all the others of the City we met in City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings, you will find an exclusive sneak peek of Episode 3 where we return to Miss Maggie Baker’s home as the Order reaches out its destructive hand.
I am so excited to share this with everyone, I’ve already been told it’s one of the best things I’ve written. Less than two weeks to go now!
I know I’ve been a bit quiet about the book this last week but that is because I have been working hard on it. After thinking I was almost done, a final read through revealed that no, I was not done and I knew just how to make the second episode of City of the Wiccad even more amazing. The joys of editing.
But I am so pleased with the final result.
Episode 2 finds us returning to the heroine of An All Hallows’ Haunting, and a favourite character of mine, Catherine Belvedere. Which might explain the title of City of the Wiccad: Episode 2. I present our new title…
But do not fear, if you are hanging out to find out more about what happened after City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings. For though My Fair Catherine brings in new players to the Tales of the Wiccad, you will get a teaser of Episode 3 when we shall return in earnest to Gabby, Maggie, the wonderful women of Maggie’s Home, and our dear Detective Inspector. And I promise you will not be disappointed.
If you have yet to read City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings, you have time to download it, and Catherine’s first Novelette An All Hallows’ Haunting. Next week we will be announcing the release date for My Fair Catherine.
Stay tuned and keep being Wiccad!
Catherine would do anything for her best friend, including travelling to Mina’s dying Uncle’s home. But Uncle Reginald is the least of her problems as the veil between the worlds thins for All Hallows’ Eve and the ghosts of the house come out in force.
Can the restless souls find heaven or hell, or will there be new souls haunting the house for next All Hallows’ Eve?
In case you missed it, or Facebook hid all my posts about it, I published a new Novelette for Halloween. A little Victorian haunted house style tale. It’s been incredibly well received so far and I can’t say how delighted I am by the feedback.
It is only free until the 20th of November. So that’s less than 10 days now to get a copy for nothing. It’s on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.
It will be on Amazon soon, with the final price.
So get in quick and enjoy a free spooky treat.