Have you ever been inspired by a single picture? Something you saw and it clicked? For me, I’d love to say it was a beautiful gallery painting or a breathtaking piece of architecture, but it wasn’t. It was this image of Bennedict Cumberbatch. No, I wasn’t cyber stalking his fan pages. But I will admit to reading some esoteric facts about the Star Trek Into Darkness movie at the time I wrote HIS WITCH TO KEEP, because I’m an unabashed super fan. I ran across this picture while writing the first novel in my Keepers of the Veil paranormal romance series. This was him. This was Alexi Jovec personified – super hot-ty hot and mysterious assassin super spy with a twist of internal conflict. He’s not exactly good, but also not quite pure evil. He’s both while struggling to do what he thinks is right. Perfect.
The entire second book came from the angsty, troubled cast pic.
Have you ever been inspired by a single picture?
THE BOOK A SINGLE PICTURE INSPIRED:
Wanting her was one thing. Keeping her was another…
Serenity Danssaert was already in way over her head. Not even her MI6 training or her powers as one of the seven Pleiades witches is going to save her sister. Then Alexi Jovec shows up. A secret operative working for unknown forces, he’s impossibly sexy and dangerous…and the guy who bailed on Serenity after a red-hot, racy night.
So bonding to him as her destined—the One—is so very wrong.
While Alexi’s need to own Serenity—body, soul, and beyond—is nearly unbearable, it’s also forbidden. He’s the last man who could ever be her destined. Besides, Hades’s right-hand man cannot bond with a chosen Pleiades witch. He may be the one man who can protect her, but she can never be his to keep.
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“…a fascinating paranormal world full of intrigue and captivating characters is a thrilling experience from beginning to end.” – Literary Addicts
“…it’s not easy to make me fangirl over a couple.” – The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club