There’s A Little Witch In All Of Us
Dianne Wiest said that in Practical Magic and I think we’d all agree that’s true.
So many times I’m asked how I came to write my Hex series and I don’t think it was so much my choosing to write it as they choosing me. Once Jazz popped in to tell me her story, her fellow witches were soon chiming in with their own stories and let’s not forget the creatures that come with them, either as footwear, accessories or even just good buddies.
I liked the idea of a cute snarky 700 year young witch wearing bunny slippers that had a habit of eating whatever was around and getting into trouble at the drop of a hat. Saying Jazz is a cauldron all her own is an understatement.
In 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover I introduced Jazz Tremaine, witch with curse elimination as her gift. Add in the 50 something ghost haunting her beloved classic T-Bird convertible, toothy bunny slippers and a hot vampire, and you’ve got the beginning of the story. Or maybe more the middle of the story since Jazz and Nick have been on and off lovers for 300 years and Irma’s been in her car for the past fifty years. Then there’s an olive green skinned creature of a boss and evil from Jazz’s past to mix in there. I never believe in making things easy for my characters. Although at the end of the book Jazz and Nick are making plans to go on an actual date.
It’s three months later when Hex Appeal begins and Jazz is pretty happy. Except bad nightmares start up that include Nick tearing out her throat and Nick’s rest is even marred with visions of Jazz living a ideal life in the bright of day that he can’t share with her.
And now Fluff and Puff her magick bunny slippers are in trouble with the Weres after being accused of eating a Wereweasel, which Jazz knows isn’t possible, but if she can’t find out the truth, her beloved footwear with teeth will be destroyed by the Ruling Council that oversees all of the preternatural community.
Dweezil wants Jazz to deal with his rival and just what kind of secret is Krebs keeping from her and why does he think she won’t be happy once she finds out?
No wonder Jazz is feeling as if her life is off balance and doesn’t have a clue what to do. Not that it hasn’t bothered her before. Jazz is used to flying without a broom and that’s what she’ll do this time and succeed without breaking a nail even if she also suffers through a forty-eight hour of hell that no witch should have!
So what about you? Do you believe there’s a little witch in all of us? One copy of Hex Appeal will be given out to a lucky commenter!