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Over the next several weeks I'll be featuring our authors from this fabulous new line as they each tell us about their top 5 favorite paranormal characters. Today's guest is Misa Ramirez. Her book, Deceiving the Witch Next Door features a sexy witch and a man who can't help falling for her despite his best efforts. Please join me in welcoming Misa and celebrating her new release!
I’m such a comfort seeker, that when Katie invited me here to talk about my top five favorite paranormal characters, I really struggled. Yes, Rhage is awesome, and sure, Illiam is cool, but when I think of paranormal characters I love, I go to the ones that are like pot roast and make me relax and settle into their worlds. So, instead of talking about the people, I’m going to talk about the worlds and the characters.
So, with that caveat, here goes:
5. Oz and Elphaba
I saw Wicked for the second time recently and I just love the world and the story of Elphaba, Galinda, and the people of Oz. I’ve always loved the land of Oz, and this new version of the Wicked Witch of the West and how misunderstood she is. Elphaba becomes a sympathetic character and her villainy is not villainy at all, which makes the story all the better.
4. Halfblood Camp and Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson is one of those hero’s jouneys that is so fun and wrought with conflict. Medusa and Zeus and Athena, not to mention all the demigods, make this an adventure that is irresistible. When I’m in one of those moods and don't want to do much, Percy Jackson gets my attention!
3. Once Upon a Time and everyone involved
Everyone. This story, with all its charm and magic, is comfort every Sunday evening. I adore it, and how intertwined the stories are. I can’t choose one character as a favorite, although I do adore Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin!
2. Supernatural, and although he’s not a paranormal character, he’s just badass: Dean Winchester
Need I say more?
1. Hogwarts and Hermione
Because Harry Potter opened up a whole world of wizardry and fun and good verses evil. Because Hermione is so dang smart, and doesn’t hide from it. Because Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter is magical. As soon as the cold weather hits, guess what we’re doing? Reading and watching Harry Potter.
Thanks for having me, Katie!
Thanks Misa! Love the choices. I have to admit a fondness of Percy Jackson too. Although I do prefer the book over the movie. :) Oh and the kids and I are currently in the middle of a Harry Potter marathon. It's spanned weeks due to a lack of time, but we just finished #6. So hopefully we will get to watch part 1&2 of the final installment soon!
Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is the Marketing Director with Entangled Publishing, is the founder of Books on the House, the co-founder of The Naked Hero, and is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, and A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL. She also has two romantic suspense novels, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox, all to be released in 2012/2013.
Down-on-her-luck witch Storie Bell never thought the biggest threat to her future would be Reid Malone, the very man she’d run from years before. After striking it rich in Texas shale, he’s back in town, and he seems hell-bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. A witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is hard enough, but now he’s seriously testing her strict No Kissing Mortal Men policy. But even witches don’t have a spell for that.
Reid knows there’s much more to Storie than meets the eye. But right now he has only one mission: to infiltrate her shop so he can snatch the elusive secret ingredient to his father’s million-dollar moonshine recipe. Once he does, he can go back to the city and get out of his small hometown, a place in which he has no future.
But as the days go by, he can’t help falling for Storie in every way…and every encounter brings him closer to finding out what happens when you try to deceive a witch.