Guest Blogger: Helen Scott Taylor
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I love reading contemporary paranormal and fantasy stories (usually romance) where a hidden paranormal world exists alongside the normal world we humans live in. The main appeal for me is the fantasy that these magical beings really do exist. I love the idea that there is more out there than the mundane world we live in. With the popularity of television series such as Buffy, Supernatural and Charmed, and the numerous contemporary paranormal books on the shelves, I’m obviously in good company.
There are many wonderful paranormal stories about vampires, and shape-shifters of all kinds, so in my debut paranormal romance The Magic Knot, I chose to write about fairies. They live beside us in the modern world utilizing modern technology. The hero is half Irish Tuatha dé Danaan and half leprechaun, yet he rides a motorcycle and plays the stock market using his leprechaun touch of luck. His twin brother drives a Porsche. Yet they have special powers as well. With a winged vampiric nightstalker as a friend and a psycho fairy queen who wields fire out to get them, their life is anything but ordinary.
My heroine Rose is drawn into this world, unaware that she is half Cornish pisky. She soon discovers monsters really do exist! The fantasy for me is walking in her shoes as she discovers the fairy world, witnesses the amazing power these creatures have, and realizes her own hidden fairy qualities of power and beauty. I suppose this is my dream, discovering that deep inside, I am like Rose, that I have hidden magical depths waiting to be discovered. We all want to feel special. Rather like every little girl dreams of discovering she is really a princess and is swept away to marry a prince, I’d love to discover I’m something magical and special.
If someone told me there really was a paranormal world out there, I would like it to be a world populated by the sexy fairies and magical creatures from The Magic Knot. If you could chose a paranormal world to discover, what type of magical creatures do you wish existed?
To find out more about my writing and to read a two chapter excerpt of The Magic Knot please visit www.helenscotttaylor.com
The official release date for The Magic Knot is January 27, although it is already in stock at online retailers Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
The Magic Knot Back Cover Copy:
HE’S A BIKER WITH AN ATTITUDE
What woman wouldn’t be attracted to Niall O’Connor’s soft Irish brogue and dark good looks? But Rosenwyn Tremain must find her father, and she isn’t going to let a sexy, stubborn Irishman and his motorcycle distract her. Rose’s intuition tells her he’s hiding something, a secret even the cards cannot divine. Her tarot deck always reads true, but how can one man represent both Justice and Betrayal?
SHE’S A WOMAN ON A MISSION
Magic. Niall’s body tingles with it when he finds the woman snooping in his room. Rosenwyn might believe she’s a no-nonsense accountant, but her essence whispers to him of ancient fairy magic that enslaves even as it seduces. Her heritage could endanger those he’d die to protect, but her powers and her passion, if properly awakened, might be the only thing that can save both their families, vanquish a fairy queen bent on revenge, and fulfill a prophecy that will bind their hearts together with…THE MAGIC KNOT
Helen will give away a signed copy of THE MAGIC KNOT to one commenter. The winner will be selected and posted here on Friday evening.