Bewitching Desires and Rebekah Ganiere

Hello all, I’d like to welcome back award-winning, multi-published author Rebekah Ganiere.

Rebekah’s latest release is part of a twelve story collection of Paranormal stories. BEWITCHING DESIRES, The Savannah Coven Anthology, is packed full of Witches, Warlocks, Werewolves, Ghosts, and even a Reaper.

Twelve paranormal stories of Love, Hate & Desire.

Twelve paranormal stories of Love, Hate & Desire.

All stories in this collection are based around the great holiday of Samhain – or, as mere humans call it, Halloween.

Rebekah’s contribution to this Halloween holiday collection is KISSED BY THE REAPER

Some loves are worth a battle with both heaven and hell to keep.

Some loves are worth a battle with both heaven and hell to keep.

Rose committed an unpardonable sin right before she died. As penance, she has been reaping souls for Lucifer for over twenty years. On Halloween night she finds herself in Podunk nowhere ushering souls back to hell when she runs into the mysteriously handsome Gabriel who’s not at all what he seems. After chasing him into a cornfield and battling an angel to get Gabriel’s soul, she leaves with more questions than answers.
Gabriel is an angel hiding out as a jumper. A soul that jumps from body to body to stay hidden on Earth. But when he finds himself mortally wounded there is only one person he can turn to for protection. The feisty and beautiful reaper who tried to kill him the year before.
With Gabriel recuperating in her bed, Rose is summoned by her boss to hell where he makes her a proposal. Find the jumper Gabriel and deliver his soul, and she will be set free. Fail and become Lucifer’s bride forever. It should be an easy choice. Problem is, Gabriel is the first person Rose has been able to touch without scaring to death in the last twenty years. And just his presence has begun to bring back hidden memories from her human life. In the end Rose will have to make the ultimate decision. Choosing Gabriel or choosing herself.

Here is an excerpt from Rebekah’s story…

“Did you know there’s a black guy slumped on the floor in the last aisle?” said one.
“What?” Alarm bells went off in her head. “Crap.” The guy from the back door. She’d completely forgotten about him.
Rose rushed to the side of the counter, threw the separator up and raced down the last aisle. The bell tinkled for the front door, but she kept moving.
She found him splayed on the floor, face down. “Dammit.” She knelt by his side and rolled him over. “Hey. Hey, wake up.” She patted his cheek.
His eyes fluttered open and went from hazel to golden and then back again. “Rose.”
Her heart pounded. A Jumper. “Elijah?”
He nodded. No wonder he knew her name.
She threw his arm over her shoulder and helped him into a seated position.
“How did you find me?” She glanced around while trying to get Elijah to his feet. A Jumper, especially a hurt one wasn’t the norm for her. As a Reaper it was her job to play bounty hunter and send Jumpers to hell. They didn’t usually come asking for help. Someone was on his tail.
“I’ve known all year.” Blood dribbled down his chin.
She laced her fingers between his, got him up, and leaned him on the shelf. She needed to move him out of sight and get everyone out of the store. No! She needed to get his butt out of her store. She still bore the scar from her last visit to Lucifer’s pad a year prior when she’d let him slip through her fingers.
“Did you take the angelbreath?” she asked.
He nodded. “The whole container.”
“You gotta leave. Now. At sundown I’ll have to reap you.”
He gaze connected with hers. “I’ve missed you.”
Her gut tightened and the feeling that she knew him from somewhere rushed through her again. All year she’d tried to forget him, but it was hard to forget an angel Jumper. Especially one who looked at her the way he did.
“Ah, damn. Come on.” She half dragged, half carried him toward the front of the store. It was slow and he stumbled several times but they finally made it to the curtain separating the store from the back rooms. She glanced toward the front counter. The goths were gone. So was the merchandise. Stupid girls. They’d pay for stealing from her.
She used her hip to nudge the curtain aside and helped him through the box maze over to a large red chaise lounge. She threw him down on it. He grunted and tried to pull himself into a sitting position.
“What the hell happened to you?” She looked around and located a box of tissues. Pulling out several, she dabbed his mouth, wiping away the blood.
“Reapers.”
She stopped dabbing. “Reapers plural?”
“Three.”
“Reapers don’t work together.”
He gave her a winning smile. “I’m a special case.”

Other authors in this great Samhain collection include:
Tami Lund, Niki Daninger, Jennifer Ray, Danielle Donaldson, Sheri Williams, Michele Mohr, Maria Arell, A. E. Snow, Andra Shine, Sonja Fröjdendal, and Kay Blake

Interested in a little Halloween reading? (I’ve got mine!) BEWITCHING DESIRES can be purchased at any of the following:

itunes buy link
amazon buy link
barnes&nobel buy link

Thank you for visiting with me, Rebekah, and best of luck with KISSED BY THE REAPER / BEWITCHING DESIRES

RGaniere

Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list the first day, in January 2014. Her Fairelle Series released in May 2014 and has won several awards including the Golden Palm and is currently up for the Rone Award. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington in 2014 and her new series Shifter Rising is releasing in 2016 from Samhain Press.

Rebekah is currently working on six series in the Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi genres. She has three more books slated to release this year and another five for next year.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the Romance Writers of America Los Angeles Chapter as well as the Newsletter Editor of the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating and teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah also cosplays with her kids and is a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, and Authors After Dark.

Rebekah can be found at:
http://rebekahganiere.com/
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https://www.facebook.com/VampiresWerewolvesZombies

Welcome Back Rebekah Ganiere

REDAt the beginning of 2014, Rebekah Ganiere stopped by my blog to discuss her then-new-release Dead Awakenings. Rebekah has been a very busy lady since then, and on May 1st she welcomed her first self-published book, RED THE WERE HUNTER.

What if you were the key to an ancient prophecy that would begin to heal your lands, but fulfilling your destiny meant you had to turn your back on everything you’d been taught to believe in?

Redlynn of Volkzene, member of the Sisterhood of Red, is heartbroken to discover another girl kidnapped and her best friend slain by werewolves. Defying the head of her order, she sets out to kill the beast she believes responsible. The King of the Weres– But there are worse things in Wolvenglen Forest than the wolves.

Adrian, reluctant heir to the throne of Wolvenglen, and his band of wolf brothers are bound to protect the humans; especially the Sisterhood. Finding Redlynn unconscious in his woods, awakens in him a passion he’s never before experienced and a protective instinct that has him ready to turn on his own men. Problem is, a female is the last thing Adrian needs complicating his life.

But all is not as it seems in Wolvenglen Forest and to save the missing girls before time runs out, Redlynn and Adrian must move past their inner demons and learn to trust each other. In the search for vengeance however, sometimes you must give up what you desire most.

RED THE WERE HUNTER won 2nd Place in the Hook, Line and Sinker Contest and is a current finalist in the Great Beginnings Contest. RED is the first in Rebekah’s planned FAIRELLE SERIES, published under her own new and wonderful FALLEN ANGEL PRESS.

You can purchase and download RED from AMAZON

RGaniereRebekah Ganiere is an award winning author. Her first novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released May 1, 2014. Her trilogy The Society will be released in early 2015 by Kensington’s Lyrical Press. Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating on Savvy Authors.com and in her local SCV Writers group, or hanging out with her husband, four children and dog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, three tortoises and a handful of fish. The escaped snake has yet to be found.

You can read more about Rebekah and her busy schedule at: http://www.rebekahganiere.com

My Writing Process

Last week I suggested you visit my critique partner JC McKenzie as she took part in the “My Writing Process” blog tour. Today it’s my turn to answer the four questions…

What am I working on?
never leave home without them I have three works in progress right now. Number one in the pile has a working title of Black Secrets. It’s a single-mother-falls-for-shifter story with the tag line: Dark Hair. Dark Eyes. Dark Secrets. The second is an angel-meets-witch story with the working title White Aura. The third item is a rework of a previous submission called Golden Star ; attractive necromancer meets handsome sheriff while demons and wolves run amuck.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write novellas. I’ve commented before about my discovery of Wild Rose Press, and its collection of shorter books. Best thing ever! I hate the running around and pointless banter that a lot of books do in an effort just to make an arbitrary word count. I like to get to right to the point…in both my writing and reading.

Why do I write what I do?
They say “write what you know/read”… and I love paranormal romance. I find romance without the extra element to be a little too boring for my taste. If I were to shift (pardon the pun) to something else I would try YA and/or Urban Fantasy.
And I write novellas because they work for me. I love the fact that e-readers have opened a market for those of us (writers and readers) with short attention spans.

How does my writing process work?
Take a deck of cards, throw them in the air, and you’ll have a pretty good idea. I wish I could say I allot a certain number of hours each day or week to my writing, but my life is just too busy. smile
I used to write a lot in my head while driving to work, but I work from home now and somehow all that extra time has been filled by other things. I’m a definite pantser…I get an idea and I run with it until I cross the finish line…or hit a brick wall. I’ve recently hooked up with two critique partners (JC from last week & Rebekah next week) and I find they are both absolutely wonderful additions to my writing process.

Next week the following authors will be telling you about their writing process:
Rebekah Ganiere, my other wonderful critique partner…Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance writer of Kick Ass Heroines and Hunky Alpha Males. She can be found at: http://rebekahganiere.com/
Joan Leacott, self-published author and fellow TRW member. Joan lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and nearby son, and spends her summers on the shores of Georgian Bay. You can visit with her at: http://joanleacott.wordpress.com/

Please be sure to stop by and visit them.