The Witch Chronicles # 3
Release Date: 11/7/14
Available for pre-order mid-October
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Jenna falls in love with two very different men. Standing on the verge of Earth’s destruction, will she defy convention and follow the song in her heart?
Jenna’s a special witch, sort of, when her magic works, which it often doesn’t. One of three remaining demon-stalkers, she and her sister witches, Roz and Colleen, are Earth’s only hedge against being overrun by Hell’s minions. On the heels of Roz’s and Colleen’s weddings, Jenna is headed for the U.K. when a demon confronts her. Any other witch could teleport out of the plane, but not her. Frustration about her limited power eats at her. It would be pretty pathetic to get killed for lack of skills a teenager could master.
Tristan is a Sidhe warrior, but his primary gift is attunement to others’ emotions. He fell hard for Jenna, but hasn’t had an opportunity to act on their attraction beyond a few kisses because she returned to Alaska, and he’s been in the field fighting demons.
As seer for the Sidhe, Kiernan is haunted by visions, particularly an apocalyptic sending that seems to be coming true. A confirmed bachelor, he doesn’t understand his attraction to Jenna, but it’s so strong he can’t fight it, and after a while, he doesn’t even try, despite recognizing Tristan’s claim to her.
Startling truths surface about Jenna’s magic, and then there’s the problem that she’s falling in love with two very different men. At first she believes she has to pick one of them, but her spirit refuses to walk away from either. It’s impossible to choose between a seer with dreams in his eyes and a beautiful man who intuits her every need. Standing on the verge of Earth’s destruction, will she defy convention and follow the song in her heart?
About the Author:
Ann Gimpel is a mountaineer at heart. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, she remembers many hours at her desk where her body may have been stuck inside four walls, but her soul was planning yet one more trip to the backcountry. Around the turn of the last century (that would be 2000, not 1900!), she managed to finagle moving to the Eastern Sierra, a mecca for those in love with the mountains. It was during long backcountry treks that Ann’s writing evolved. Unlike some who see the backcountry as an excuse to drag friends and relatives along, Ann prefers solitude. Stories always ran around in her head on those journeys, sometimes as a hedge against abject terror when challenging conditions made her fear for her life, sometimes for company. Eventually, she returned from a trip and sat down at the computer. Three months later, a five hundred page novel emerged. Oh, it wasn’t very good, but it was a beginning. And, she learned a lot between writing that novel and its sequel.
Around that time, a friend of hers suggested she try her hand at short stories. It didn’t take long before that first story found its way into print and they’ve been accepted pretty regularly since then. One of Ann’s passions has always been ecology, so her tales often have a green twist.
In addition to writing, Ann enjoys wilderness photography. She lugs pounds of camera equipment in her backpack to distant locales every year. A standing joke is that over ten percent of her pack weight is camera gear which means someone else has to carry the food! That someone is her husband. They’ve shared a life together for a very long time. Children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out their family.
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Please welcome Jenna Neil from Ann Gimpel's Witch’s Rule.
What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
What is your hair color? Eye color?
Sort of taffy blond, hazel
How old are you?
Oh my, but you never ask a witch her age!
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
We’ve called Fairbanks, Alaska home for the last ten years or so, maybe more. Time flies. We is Roz, Colleen, and me. We own a magicians’ supply store in downtown Fairbanks. Sometimes we’re even there—when we’re not off fighting Irichna demons.
What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?
Sad to say, the fridge is empty. A bunch of clothes that need washing are on my bedroom floor. The nightstand has a grimoire and my e-reader. Sigh, the garbage can has demon bits from the last attack. Really need to teleport that crap out of here and burn it.
What is your biggest fear?
That the Irichna will kill off Roz and Colleen and I’ll be all that stands between Earth’s destruction and the demon horde.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Strange, I always thought it would be one man, but I fell hard for two: Tristan and Kiernan, both Daoine Sidhe. Tristan’s an empathy and Kiernan’s a seer.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I used to think I wanted stronger magic. It would be a real spoiler to go any deeper into that answer. <grin>
What is the quality you most like in a man/woman?
Honesty and loyalty
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Awesome. Me and Dean Winchester. LOL