Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal

A Member Of The Council by Lynn Cahoon

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Habits and Hobbies of the Witch folk

Parris McCall doesn’t know she’s a witch. She knows she’s different. And what’s a girl to do when she thinks she’s different? Try to fit in.
When she buys The Alibi, with the inheritance from her parents wills, she knows she’s found a place where different is normal. Her patrons don’t judge, even when strange things happen around, most of them are too caught up in their own concerns to notice that a certain song plays when Parris is happy or a glass fills up with liqueur with a wave of her hand.

And Parris even believes that her success as a league dart player is due to the hours she spends practicing when business is slow.

I know how Parris feels about being different. I’ve felt outside the group during my school years, college, jobs, and, yes, even at a bar. Playing darts gave me confidence and feel included as part of a team. Playing in tournaments allowed me to meet new people and prove my skill. And like Parris, I’m pretty good for a girl.

So when I decided to set the opening scene where Ty Wallace, my hero, meets Parris for the first time, what better place than at The Alibi. And what do you do in bars? My crowd plays darts. And believe me, most of the paranormal crowd would feel right at home during league night at my favorite dart spot. What’s your favorite hobby? What hobby would your favorite paranormal hero have?

BIO – Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life, www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com

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A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she’s different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.

A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance

Excerpt –
“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played before?”

Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.

“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”

Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”

“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.

“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”

“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”

She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”

Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.

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