Tag: Magic

A Paranormal Period Piece

Bewitching_LI love dark things, and I love period pieces. I love the paranormal side of life, and I love the Victorian era. I love intrigue, and I love romance. So what did I do? I incorporated all that wonderful stuff into my latest series: Tales From Hawthorn Lane, a sensual saga that takes place in the dark and magical village of Hawthorn Lane – a sanctuary for the fey.

Although it’s modern day, the villagers live as though in another time, with long dresses and twirling cloaks, crackling fires and fancy carriages. Trouble’s always brewing in this beguiling world, where light and dark are in a constant battle for control. Lorelle Gragan, the main character, struggles to find herself, to shed her mask, to believe in love in this strange and chaotic world where nothing is as it seems. Beneath the facade she wears to protect herself lurks a powerful sensual force that’s just waiting to break free, and when it does, nothing will ever be the same for her or the residents of Hawthorn Lane.

Take a look at the synopsis for Bewitching Hawthorn Lane, the first book in the series…

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The Dark Lord’s Minion

While at the Author Expo (NEAE) in Danvers, MA, yesterday, I encountered a LOT of authors and illustrators, a mythical fey creature, and three wizards.

And those three wizards wouldn’t stop staring at me, like I was one of the Dark Lord’s minions.

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Ron, Hermione, and Harry Preparing to do battle with Author, Kristina Schram

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Look at that stink-eye they’re giving me!

But by the end of the expo, I convinced them I wasn’t evil and we became friends. Sort of…

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Happier times with Harry and those other two…

I made new contacts and did a fun, brief interview about monsters with Christopher Ouellette for an upcoming podcast for bestselling author, Jeremy Robinson’s Beware of Monsters, which I’ll link you to when it comes out. To top it off, I developed a new story idea for a paranormal gothic romance. I think my new wizard friends were helping me out. It pays to have wizard friends, don’t you think?!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Going the Whole Hog! – Part One

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I absolutely love the Harry Potter books and movies.  They capture all the wondrous things I dreamed about having and doing as a child, and still dream about as an adult, from the bountiful feasts to the castle looming over the loch, from the possessing of magical powers to the partaking in amazing adventures.  So it won’t surprise you that ever since hearing about Universal’s new Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWHP) theme park, I started plotting ways to get there. 

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Where I Got My Love For Fantasy

Prophecies_SMy mom has the best imagination! She’s always making unique things for my kids, or coming up with fun games for them to play. I love that she has passed along this part of herself by instilling in her kids (all five of us) and in her grandkids a love of the mysterious, the magical, and the mischievousness of life.

Here’s her latest achievement…

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