Guest Author Selene Grace Silver On Writing Her New Paranormal Series

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That was the Appetizer. NOW for the Main Course: Guest Author Selene Grace Silver

Hi! I’m Selene Grace Silver and just dropping in to answer some questions about my new erotic paranormal romance and to share an excerpt of Brianna’s Bewitching.

Q: What inspired you to begin a paranormal series?

A: I have always loved stories about witches. One of my deepest fantasies is to have supernatural power to make things happen simply by thinking them.

Q: Why did you create a heroine who identifies herself first and foremost a feminist?

A: I came of age during the last big wave of feminism and was influenced by the writings and academic work of women like Gloria Steinem. In my late teens and twenties, I subscribed to Ms. Magazine and read it avidly. I was aware of the blatant sexism around me and supported the passage of the ERA (which unfortunately was never ratified). I credit that women’s movement with changing the status of American women, including me, for the better. It saddens me that many young women today don’t identify as feminists because they think the term has negative connotations. Why anyone would refuse to see men and women as equal baffles me, frankly. I wanted to create a character who was beautiful, feminine, intelligent, down-to-earth, likeable and a feminist.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I’m revising and extending the second book in my Witches and Warlocks of Los Angeles series. It’s titled The Binding of Adara. I’m hoping to publish it sometime in April. It’s my first full-length novel.

About Brianna’s Bewitching

Brianna's BewitchingSMIt’s 1977 and Brianna Marston is a feminist finishing up her final university courses. She’s a little bit wild, but isn’t that what being young and free is all about? It’s a new age for women and she intends to reap the benefits that new status provides her. She’s focused on developing a rewarding career and finding an adventurous lover. She’s also a witch-in-training. Her inherited powers are growing faster than her skill though. She’s not sure if one of her reality shifting spells is the reason she’s become the love interest of one LAPD officer.

Jack Ross never does anything without a well-thought out plan. On track to make detective within the year, he’s lined up a perfect woman to be his wife and raise their children. She’s thoughtful, gracious, and lovely to look at, and best of all, she’s not one of those radical bra-burning feminists. She desires a traditional life as a wife and mother. If he doesn’t exactly love her yet, he’s sure that he will once they marry. He’s never been in love and it seems to him that it’s as easy to love one attractive woman as another. Then one unruly, mouthy blonde lands in his arms, disrupting all his well-laid plans.

Excerpt from Brianna’s Bewitching

The cop stared up at her, his eyebrows rising over the frame of his sunglasses, clearly astonished at her audacity. He took off his sunglasses and she was stunned by his keenly intelligent eyes. Eyes which burned with something bold, appreciative. He looked her over, his eyes studying the features of her face, trailing down her neck, then dropping down to her chest where they seemed to linger before tracing the indentations of her toned, bared stomach, pausing at the flare of her hips, and flicking over her tight jeans. His eyes burned right through the faded material. A strange tingling started up between her legs. Then he reversed the direction of his perusal until he was staring into her eyes again. His lips thinned, twisted, and something dark and dangerous flashed across his face. Maybe he was imagining spanking her. For some reason, that idea made her stomach flip in a most disconcerting way.

So she held out her shirt like a hankie and dropped in on his head.

“Why I do dee-clare, I seem to have dropped my shirt,” she mocked in an exaggerated Southern drawl. She thrust her lace-covered breasts out, fluttering her hand at her throat as if she were being overcome by the situation.

The women clustered around her laughed.

The cop dragged the shirt off his face—his face almost impassive in its self-control, she noted—and put his sunglasses back on. He reached back to his belt and unhooked his handcuffs.

“Why, officer, handcuffs?” she teased coyly, fluttering her eyes in mock fear, “I dee-clare, I hadn’t imagined you would be the kinky type. This must be my lucky day. That changes everything. Help me down, ladies.”

The crowd surged and swelled around them as more laughter rose into the air.

“Wait!” she cried, holding her hands out.

Then taking a brave breath—this is for you, Steve, she thought—she reached back and undid her bra, releasing her breasts to the bright summer sunshine and the view of hundreds of people.

The look on the cop’s face went from grim determination to something closer to black fury. He took off his glasses, folded them and stored them in his shirt pocket. His eyes were narrowed and his lips were curled back revealing gritted teeth. He looked like he might even be snarling. She’d definitely pissed him off now.

Brianna bit her lip, just a little worried, and then, following her natural inclinations, tossing caution to the wind, she bent over, letting her breasts dangle in from of his face, and draped the bra around the cop’s neck like a scarf. His eyes riveted to her chest and locked into a trance. Her nipples puckered immediately in reaction.

“Special just for you, my darling, a bra—though I don’t think it’ll fit you,” she cooed. The crowd of women around her broke into cheers and began stripping their shirts off too. Everything became very loud and chaotic. The platform she was on wobbled, shifted and disappeared from under her feet. The next thing Brianna knew, she was swan-diving forward, her tits were framing the big police officer’s face, and he was stumbling backwards trying to stay on his feet, his arms clasped around her hips, as he struggled to keep her from taking them both to the ground.

He gained control a microsecond later, outside the circle of the screaming, laughing, and stripping women.

“Now you’ve done it, sweetheart,” he told her.

What do you think are the chances of a successful match between a bra-burning feminist (who is also a witch) and a cop who wants a stay-at-home wife? Will Brianna have to use her magic to make it work, and if so, should she?

Brianna’s Bewitching is available exclusively on Amazon.

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26 thoughts on “Guest Author Selene Grace Silver On Writing Her New Paranormal Series

  1. no she shouldn’t cheat, she could try to make him understand yes but that’s all either she accept or he change it’s opinion but they must be true to themshelve and each other

    i enter only for the grand prize
    happy St Patrick’s day


    • Well, this is 1977 and women were just getting out of the house. Are you old enough to remember the “Bewitched” TV series? Where a traditional man fell in love with a witch and wants her to act like everyone else. Not so sure that would go over well today. Too many would tell Darrin to get over himself and go with the flow!

    • You’re absolutely right, Theresa, that a bra burning witch can stay at home and raise a family. Since this story is set in 1977, it takes place when that stay-at-home vs. career woman dichotomy arose, and resulted in lots of social anxiety. Fortunately, today, women can choose the lifestyle that suits them (and their partner) best. But in 1977…there were still expectations that after marriage, women would stay home and raise their children. Women had trouble getting into grad school, and/or if they made it through the hoops, no one would hire them. If I do the characters and the story justice, we will see them both revise their opposing perspectives to find a mutually respectful and loving vision. Thanks for your contribution and reading my post.

  2. I think they could make it work.
    I don’t think she should use her magic to make it work though.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  3. I think they can make it work…opposites really do attract…and no she shouldn’t cheat! then you never know if someone loves you just for you 🙂

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  4. It should work as long as they both want it to. Maybe using magic in a little way to help wouldn’t be a bad thing but just as a support.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  5. I think it will work out…it will take some work and possibly a little magic, but if they are meant to be it will work out!
    Nope, haven’t been lucky in love yet!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  6. Gah, what an awesome little excerpt LOL! 😉 I think they do stand a chance… he just thinks he doesn’t want one of those bra-burning feminist… lol 😉 I don’t think she should cheat though! ❤ Never ever cheat with magic…. because then what you have, isn't really real now is it? 😉

    Hope you had a fantastic St. Patricks Day! Thanks for the giveaway!

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  7. Lucky or not, I am blessed. I have found my soul mate. It too 41 years to find him. But he was and is worth the wait.

    Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
    Hope ya’ll St. Patrick’s Day was great!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  8. Thanks for the chance to win, sounds like a great read and i’m always looking for new historical romance books!
    Also, I got lucky in love, i met my husband when i was in high school and we’ve been together for 15 wonderful years!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  9. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I’m working on it. My favorite love book is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty’s Day and this year I’m spending it with my best friend. We’re going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I’m not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I’m not at all. I won’t be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I’m Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  10. I think that you can have both, as long as she can juggle her responsibilities!

    Crystalwoodmancy AT gmail DOT com

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