Williamsburg is one of the oldest cities in America and the former colonial capital of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary, then many years later so did I. I've always been entranced and intrigued by the vibe, the utter sense of timelessness in such an historical place. A secret? I only applied to William and Mary. I couldn't imagine attending any other university so if I didn't get in, I'd go to community college for two years and transfer. As a seventeen year old, there simply was no other option.
Anyway, if you are open and open-minded, you'll feel the waves of energy left by those who walked those same streets, strolled beneath those ancient trees. There are many buildings purportedly haunted in Williamsburg, but the Wren building is near and dear to my heart as my husband and I married there. People report hearing unexplained footsteps. Some speculate it's the spirit of Sir Christopher Wren. Have you had a similar experience?
Welcome! If you've joined me from Collette Cameron's blog, I know you enjoyed her love letter. If you missed her, make sure to hop back and check it out.
This week's blog prompt is from Mishka Jenkins and she decided it's time for a challenge! Write a love letter. (Let’s go with 400 words or less). Has to include the words- Sweet, Pumpkin, and Brush.'
A letter from Finn, ruler of Eire Realm, created as a sanctuary in an alternate dimension when the Romans threatened the Celts and their way of life. His love, Brianna, thinks he is a figment of her imagination, albeit a strong, sexy, hunky one. What will she do when she receives this letter?
Brianna, my beloved-
Tonight will be ours. All Hallow's Eve.
The night the veil thins and magick is strongest.
We've known each other in dreams and we've grown together in dreams.
Your first kiss came from my lips.
In dreams, we've touched and danced and loved. Only in dreams.
There we've met time and time again.
I know the sweetness of your lips, the softness of your caress.
I feel you with me in the waking hours and long for sleep so I can return to you.
The brush of fingers in my hair, the weight of your body after we've loved.
All this I know, all this I've experienced like my own reality, yet I want more. I crave more.
In dreams I escape the worries and cares of my station, the heavy mantel of responsibility and indulge in blessed respite in your arms. But only in dreams.
Dreaming is no longer enough.
So on this night when the barrier between our two worlds weakens, meet me at the stone circle at the strike of ten. The night will be ours and we'll love until the candles burn down and the sun dances on the horizon. While children dress up as creatures they believe exist only in story books and carved pumpkins grin maniacally at them from doorsteps, I will finally hold you.
Then all my dreams will come true.
Don't stop now, keep hopping! Next up is Dani Jace, writer of red-hot romance. Check out her paranormal novella set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, White Doe. Grab a glass of ice water, guaranteed you'll need it!
Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a romance writer? Ponder no more! The authors in Romance Writers Weekly let you take a peek inside their processes. Welcome those who have ventured over from the talented Sarah Hegger. If you haven't made the stop at her blog, pop back, you won't want to miss her take on these questions! This week's questions are from Beth Carter.
1. Which type of character do you prefer writing about: Sexy, romantic, sweet, quirky, mean, old, young, smart, silly or other?
All of the above. I love smart, strong women who may have to learn how strong they really are and strong, sensitive men who have to learn to release their tight grasp on control. I especially love writing military heroes and heroines, men and women who deserve our ultimate respect but so often are expected to drop back into civilian society without missing a step. Talk about conflict!
2. Have you ever killed off (or gotten back at) an ex in your writing? On paper,of course.
Who hasn't? In a WIP, ex-boyfriend finds heroine through social media, stalks her and tries to burn her alive. Naturally, I, I mean the heroine, must take the bastard down. Three .45 caliber bullets in his center mass resolved the problem.
3. What hobbies do you have that you incorporate in your writing?
Gardening is a big hobby that always figures in some way in every story. Nature is such a force in our lives, even with technology she cannot be controlled. Reading is my next hobby, though sadly I must relegate it to a reward for doing chores or tasks that I really don't want to. Besides, if I'm reading, I'm not writing. But reading provides a portal to another space or time, a door to another lifetime. Basically, I'm happier outside than in so given the choice, you can find me outside. Most of my heroines share this perspective.
Now, head on over toJ.R. Richardson's blog for more insight into the complex inner workings of the writer's mind.
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Romance writer. Paranormal and contemporary. Mother of two and wife of perfect husband. Love the environment, travel and reading.
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