First love, well sometimes it only amounts to a crush, a secret pinning over someone you are afraid to talk to for whatever reason. But, what happens a decade down the road when you run into this person you spent so many nights dreaming about. Are you more confident then to say hello, over and invitation to catch up, admit over dinner to how you felt all those years ago? Sounds romantic in the end doesn’t it?
Well, in the first novella, A Vampire’s Witch, in myAt War in the Willows Series, it doesn’t quite go so smoothly. In this story you have a younger teenage girl, a witch who must keep her true identity a secret, who has been in love with a boy from her school for years. Tragically, he is killed in a car accident. Although she tries to intervene in his fate that night – in that she tries to stop other young and mischievous witches from ensuring his death against a vampire who grabs his nearly dead body – it ends up she has no idea what happened to him in the end since the vampire chased her and the other witches off when he felt their magic.
A decade later, the now vampire, Isaac, returns home secretly, hell bent on revenge for his maker who was just killed. Needing to know what the enemy clan, the witches are up to, he kidnaps one. It is only supposed to be for a short time to get information. But who he kidnaps is the witch he didn’t know was in love with him all those years ago. When he recognizes her magic, but has no understanding as to why, well the explanations can get a bit out of hand…but hold the possibility of a fiery romance as well.
I personally love stories where the couple meeting has a history together, one that when they catch up brings a lot to light. This past connection gives a writer do much to build upon, to play with…a depth that just needs to be fleshed out, but yet a few mysteries remain. This situation can lead to some volatile and passionate scenes – boy I love those reading or writing!
If you like the same, you should check out, The Vampire’s Witch, Book I in the At War in the Willows Series.
The Willows is a resort town run by vampires, werewolves and witches. Here, their true identities are kept secret from humans, and intimate relations between the individual clans are strictly forbidden.
When it becomes known that the vampire Amberlyn has fallen in love with the werewolf Kane, the tedious line of their co-existence has been crossed. Caught in the crossfire of this revelation, Drake, the vampire clan leader and Amberlyn’s maker, is killed along with an innocent witch. These deaths spark a series of horrific events leading to an all out War In The Willows.
In Book 1, Amberlyn’s vampire brother, Isaac, always one to kick ass first and deal with the consequences later, kidnaps a witch, Winter. He intends to find out what type of retaliation the witch clan is planning against the vampires and werewolves. In doing so, he finds so much more then he bargained for.
By Book 2, Isaac and Winter devise a plan to try to get the Elders of the clans talking peacefully. But, things don't go as they'd hoped, and the fighting between the clans becomes more devious - deadly. Now, Devin, another Vampire of Drake's making, steps in to help pick up some of the pieces.
When Book 3 begins, it is Devin who hides the biggest secret; he’s in love with a local human. In a moment of desperation – of love – Devin sweeps this human, Sara, away to his home in order to keep her out of harm’s way.
Unexpected close encounters, bodies ripe with need, and situations beyond their control lead to forbidden relationships. Now three vampires, a witch, a werewolf and a human must ride along the edges of the rules. They will attempt once unthinkable romantic entanglements despite all those who oppose their relationships while fighting for their lives as well.
With the Willows full of violence and bloodshed, meetings and magic amiss, will the clans ever be able to find peace among them again? Or, will this war destroy the Willows?