DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
Hello, everyone! Thank you so much to Gracen for inviting me to chat about my single title contemporary debut, TANGLED UP IN LOVE (http://www.heidibetts.com/books/tangled.php), which just came out on Tuesday! Whoo-hoo! Whoo-hoo! :-D And thanks, too, to the rest of the Deadly Vixens for letting me spend the day with them. Your hospitality is much appreciated. :)
I have to admit, when it came time to writing this post, I drew a bit of a blank. (Not easy for me, either, since I’m used to writing, have also been known to talk the paint off the walls after one too many caffeinated beverages. *g* But you see, The Deadly Vixens write dark, edgy, paranormal romance. I don’t. Their websites are all dark mysterious. Mine so is not. I’m assuming that the majority of their readers, visitors to this blog are fans of the dark, paranormal, mysterious. Nothing wrong with that, but it does make me feel a tad like Snoopy being dropped into the center of Dungeons & Dragons. LOL
So I wracked my brain, trying to come up with something that my books have in common with the Deadly Vs. Something that you guys might find interesting not too bright or chipper for your shadowy, cave-like existence. *vbg* Here’s what I came up with…
That’s right, magic is what TANGLED UP IN LOVE and I might stand a chance of having in common with this dark, dangerous lair and your reading preferences.
While I wouldn’t call TANGLED UP IN LOVE a paranormal by any stretch of the imagination, it does actually contain a small paranormal element. You see, in addition to the three funky “Chicks with Sticks”, the three smart sexy men who keep them company throughout the series, there’s this character in the trilogy named Charlotte. Charlotte is aunt to one of the knitting gals (Jenna from Book 2, LOVES ME, LOVES ME KNOT, which will be out in August) and considers herself a bit of a matchmaker…as well as a Lucille Ball wannabe, judging by her choice of hair color and penchant for getting herself into trouble. *g*
Charlotte raises alpacas and spins their fibers into yarn that she then uses to knit all manner of wonderful things, like scarves and sweaters and hats and mittens. Charlotte also happens to have a spinning wheel that’s been handed down from generation to generation through the women of her family, which is said to be enchanted. Magic. Able to bring true love to those who use the yarn it creates.
Is the wheel actually enchanted? Does it truly possess magic, happily-ever-after powers? I don’t know…I think I’ll let you decide that one for yourselves. :-D
But what I will tell you is that there is something very magical about this entire trilogy for me. From the way it came about in the first place (which is a story I shared early last week with readers at both my WIPs Chains and Must Love Yarn blogs, if you’d like to go back and read it), to the way every detail of the stories came together---everything in between. It was like I had a fairy godmother sitting on my shoulder, guiding me in all the right directions and bringing all the right things to me with a wave of her wand and a tiny sprinkle of her glittery dust. And I couldn’t seem to stop myself from sharing a bit of that fairy dust with the characters of this series so they would be assured of having their Happily Ever Afters, as well.
No doubt about it, a little bit of magic, a little bit of legend, and a whole lot of faith are involved in bringing Veronica Chasen and Dylan Stone (the hero/heroine of TANGLED UP IN LOVE) together. Frankly, considering how much these two despise each other when the book begins, I’m not sure it would have happened without a touch of magic. LOL
So tell me, do you believe in magic? Do you believe in enchanted objects, or lucky charms, or blessings passed down from those who have passed before us? Tell me what you think…maybe even give an example of a time when it felt like magic was at work in your life…and at the end of the day, with the Vixens’ permission, I’ll draw the names of three winners, each of whom will get to choose an autographed title from my backlist (http://www.heidibetts.com/books/index.php#back). (This includes the HOTTER THAN HELL anthology, by the way, though you may need to scroll up a bit to see its cover.)
Thank you again for having me, and for giving me the chance to chat with you about the first of my hot, sexy knitting romances!
To read an except of Tangled Up In Love, go here: http://www.heidibetts.com/books/tangled.php
And for Heidi’s bio, please visit: http://www.heidibetts.com/bio.php
Love & stitches,