Welcome Darksiders! I'm here to talk about my new release, BLOOD CURSED, book 4 in my Shadowfae series. And seeing as it's Magic Thursday, I figured I'd talk about, y'know, magic.
But Shadowfae fairies also have their own special spells and tricks, depending on what kind of fairy they are. Ember, the heroine of BLOOD CURSED, is bloodfae, which means her blood contains a magical elixir that's almost irresistible to vampires. As you can imagine, that makes her a juicy target for all kinds of grotty bloodsuckers. Ember is mentally tough and determined, but she's just a girl, and vampires have preternatural strength and speed. She needs help to survive, but too many men have used and betrayed her for her to give her trust easily this time.
Diamond, the hero, is glassfae. He can fade to a shadow or glow in the dark, and he also has a thing called glasstalent that lets him see through people's facades to what's underneath. You can't hide anything from Diamond, and he's not exactly scrupulous about wielding his mojo, either, for anything from catching his enemies in a lie to using sneaky mind tricks to figure out just what a lady wants -- or what makes her feel good :) Does this go down well (ha! a pun, no less!) the first time he tries it on Ember? Uh. Nope :)
You can read more about BLOOD CURSED at my website, and read the first chapter online here. And come chat with me on Twitter anytime: @ericahayes
I've got a paperback copy of BLOOD CURSED to give away to one lucky commenter. So tell me: if you could have a magical power, what would it be? And what would you use it for?