Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meet Lacey Edward: This Week's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip Traveller


Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life.

Please welcome this week's guest, fellow Canadian and author Lacey Edward. She writes mainly paranormal romance fiction but enjoys throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure and to keep things interesting. #Travel #AuthorInterview #TreasuredTipsyTimeslip #RachaelStapleton #LaceyEdward #Voodoo #NewOrleans #NewEngland #Hogwarts #HungerGames #RememberingRaven #Allegra #ParanormalRomance

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Are you ready for an adventure? I’m going to take you to my all-time wish list of places to visit. They only exist in my mind (or someone else’s), but I’d still love to visit!

1. The Little Shop of Secrets

The Little Shop of Secrets is the New Orleans occult shop in my series, Remembering Raven. In the shop, you can sit and enjoy some delicious, steaming tea with fresh beignets while perusing occult books, spell casting items, potions, oils, and other items of interest. I would love to enjoy a hot mug of spiced tea or sweet lemonade and find a new spells book while waiting for my Tarot card reading from psychic, Raven LeClaire.

2. Shadow Grove
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The small New England town of Shadow Grove is the setting for my upcoming Young Adult series on the supernatural. Shadow Grove is a small, misty town surrounded by a beautiful, thick forest that is almost as large as the town itself. Populated by wolves, foxes, and various other animals and beings, the people of Shadow Grove largely stay away from the eerie forests, as they have inspired several myths and folklore over the centuries. I would love to visit the centuries-old library where a certain spell book can be found buried in a shelf where only a select few could ever find it. After a quick trip to the local occult shop for some ingredients, I would love to cap my trip off with a visit to the town’s oldest coven for some practical magic!

3. Hogwarts

As a far of the JK Rowling series, I have always imagined visiting Hogwarts and sitting in on a few classes. Since my nickname in grade school was Miss Perfect, I think I would make a “perfect” Hermione Granger. First, though, I would need to make a pit stop at Olivander’s to buy my wand (or rather, to have my wand choose me) and have some butter beer at the Leaky Cauldron. Then, off to Hogwarts for some Divination, Potions, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.

4. Forks

An obvious choice for a paranormal romance/suspense writer, however, I’d love to visit the Cullen home, see the majestic trees surrounding the property, and visit the Quileute reserve. If I meet up with a vampire or werewolf pack, all the better.

5. District 13 and the Capital

Finally, I’d love to visit the Capital as well as District 13 about a year after the last book in the Hunger Games series. Is Peeta still baking? How is Katniss doing? What kind of trouble is Gale getting into? I love imagining the future lives of characters I have enjoyed reading about. I guess that’s why I find it hard to actually end a series. I keep thinking about one more book…

Thanks for accompanying me on my journal of fictional places. One bonus stop – the set of the Divergent series at the end of book two (Insurgent). A romantic at heart, I like where the series and the characters are at the end of the second book, so I’d love to visit Abnegation and Daultless and the other factions as well as the factionless. I’d love to see if I am brave enough to jump off the train at Dauntless and jump off the building into the Dauntless headquarters.



Remembering Raven: Allegra
Remembering Raven
Book 3
Lacey Edward
Genre: Paranormal romance/suspense
Publisher: Asselin Group Online Publisher
Date of Publication: May 22, 2015
ASIN: B00Y1NZJIK
Word Count: 20,000

Book Description:

Raven LeClaire is starting to move past the two horrible murders that have targeted her Tarot reading clients. Although she has vowed to stay actively involved with solving these highly puzzling deaths, she is finally allowing herself to get closer to the handsome Viktor Thorssen. The two of them feel the centuries old connection between them and have given into everything that sort of bond brings with it.

Raven’s best friend and business partner, Allegra Canelle, has been acting like a school girl since she has met the elusive and mysterious Philippe. Because of her relationship with him, Allegra has been shirking all of her responsibilities including holding up her end of things at The Little Shop of Secrets. She agrees to sell her half of the shop to Raven so that she can be free to spend more time with Philippe.

Raven is finally beginning to be truly happy in life. She has a thriving business that she can now call her own. Viktor and she had a relationship filled with both undying love and passion. Not only that, but she has recalled much of their previous life together in the 14th century.

Not everything is happy, though. She has seen danger ahead for Allegra as well as a new Tarot client and neither of the women will listen to her. When tragedy does strike seemingly without warning, Viktor makes a decision that will change the lives of all of them. Believing that he is doing the right thing, he is not fully prepared for the reaction that he gets from Raven.

Whatever else may happen, however, Viktor is determined not to lose the love of his life – his soul mate – ever again. No matter what it takes to keep them together, he will do it.


Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/evxEIxVuT3E
Available at Amazon

Excerpt:

“Surely, Viktor, you cannot argue that your wife is the fairest in the land,” Kol said with a flourish. “And that is why the lovely Raven will be mine.”

“Kol!” Allegra cried. “What is wrong with you?”

“Allegra, do be quiet,” he said. “Or I shall be forced to silence you.”

“Silence me?” she shouted.

Before any of them could take a breath, Kol leaped to his feet and snapped Allegra’s neck with his bare hands.

“I did tell her to be quiet,” he said as he pushed her body out of the chair.

“Raven, Raven, wake up, love,” a voice whispered urgently in her ear. “You are dreaming. Wake up, now.”

Raven drew in a quick, deep gasp of air and bolted upright in bed. She was simultaneously sweating and shivering. Viktor wrapped his arms around her and drew her to him.

“It is ok now, my love,” he said. “You were having quite a dream.”

“No,” she said.

“What do you mean?”

“I mean, it was not a dream,” she replied.

“Ah,” Viktor said. “So it was another memory?”

“Yes, and it was clearer and more frightening than any nightmare I’ve ever had.”

“Do you want to tell me about it?”

“Maybe,” Raven said. “I think I probably should. Allegra was in this one.”

“Yes, that is to be expected because she was a very close friend to you during that lifetime,” Viktor assured her.

“I know. But this was kind of awful, Viktor.”

“In what way, my love?” he asked.

“Well, she was killed,” Raven replied. “Right in front of us.”

Imperceptibly, Viktor’s body tensed. He tried to control it, but she picked up on it.

“What do you know about that?”

“I…I really do not know much,” he said. “What did you see happen?”

He listened intently as Raven recounted her dream/memory to him.

This is bad, he thought. At this rate, she will be remembering her own death without any help from me. I do not believe she is ready to handle that yet.

“Something keeps trying to break through,” she said. “I do have one question from this dream.”

“What is that, love?” he asked.

“I’m wondering about Allegra’s companion in the dream. The one who killed her,” she said. “Viktor, just who is Kol?”


About the Author: 

Lacey Edward was born and raised in Canada. She writes mainly paranormal romance fiction but enjoys throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure and to keep things interesting. Her first experience with vampires was the Barnabas Collins book she read in grade eight. She devoured it and never looked back – well, maybe over her shoulder once or twice.

Lacey lives in the country with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy skiing and sliding in the winter, swimming, golfing, and boating in the summer, and music all year long. Lacey also tries to keep up her mixed martial arts skills, just in case one of her unsavory characters comes to life…

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