Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Cauldron Full of Goodbyes -- Teaser Tuesday

I am SO excited to feature this week's teaser from my good friend Cynthia Valero.  Her novella, A CAULDRON FULL OF GOODBYES is part of REHAB FOR WITCHES which will be released on Halloween!


Trista Burns has no plan to enter witch rehab as ordered by the high council. She believes in an eye for an eye and will instead purge her magick and live an ordinary life. It will be Hell, but one she deserves for acting the unwitting minion for the worst witch of all, The Irish Terror.

Angus McCutty, the Terror's son, has his own plan for Trista and, among his lies, reveals the terrifying truth that Trista has not quite escaped the Terror's grasp.

Two witches with shameful pasts, Trista and Angus must find a way to save what means most to them, but first they must learn to trust each other—and themselves—as witches.

I've read this story and loved it! Here's a quick taste:

She untied her cauldron, set it on a stump. As she opened the spring water, she asked Angus, “Are you a witch?”
“You can’t tell?”
“I can feel your magick, but not which kind.”
“How do you feel magick?”
She blushed as she poured the water into her cauldron and then tucked the half-empty bottle back into her jacket. “My elbows. They get a fluttery feeling.”
His mouth quirked.
She narrowed her eyes. “How can you tell I’m a witch?”
“I can smell it on you.”
She flushed deeper. “What does it smell like?”
The ghost of a grin. “A blend of vanilla and wood smoke. There is always a hint of smoke to a witch. Perhaps it has something to do with our ancestry.”
“And the vanilla?”
He leaned close and drew a breath below her ear. “The vanilla is you. It hints at something sweet yet exotic.”


Cynthia Valero is an award-winning author of three paranormal romance novels and two anthologies written with Beth Ciotta as CB Scott. Her newest solo novella, A Cauldron Full of Goodbyes, is one of six dark and edgy stories in the anthology, Rehab is for Witches. A student of Natalie Goldberg, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Writers Studio, Cynthia is currently writing a novel entitled, Fox + Stagg, a rich tale of forbidden love and deadly feuds set off the coast of 1904 America. You can visit her on Facebook at Cynthia Valero Books or at cynthiavalero.com.


B.E. Sanderson said...

Ooo, that sounds fun! Thanks for sharing it!

Cynthia Valero said...

Thanks so much for sharing, JB, and for your awesome brainstorming with me on this story!!!! xo

Karyn Good said...

Love the idea of rehab for witches! Sounds like a great read!

jblynn said...

Karen -- I've only read Cauldron, but I can tell you that it's a great read!

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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