31 Days of Halloween – Juli D. Revezzo
that the Fall Equinox has passed us by, the days growing cooler (at least in
some parts of the country) the signs of autumn are everywhere. Stores are
decorating their windows with Indian corn and pumpkins. Witches are readying
for the dark half of the year.
I say witches? Yeah, I guess I did, didn’t I? Though most people only think of
witches as something in faery tales—like the wicked queen in Snow White (or
lately Regina of the extremely popular television show Once Upon A Time)
witches have long been with us. Long before people grew scared of them and
thought to burn and otherwise exterminate them, they were seen as cultural
healers, and even in some cases advisors. It was only in the Middle Ages,
around the time of the plagues that the people—and the Church thought to stamp
for the most part, those days are gone (though there are still some instances
of it around the world, unfortunately). True witches are neither hags, nor
evil, nor likely to eat children (like in Hansel and Gretel). These days, they
tend toward their old roots, they try to live in harmony with their world and
with nature, they’re likely to live low-key lives, with only a hint of their
true selves showing. A pentacle necklace or a crescent moon earring here, a
bumper sticker of some pagan saying (Like, The Goddess Is Alive And Magic Is
Afoot!) there, maybe they have an herb garden in the yard. If you hear of them
at all, it’s likely to be when Halloween (AKA Samhain) comes around, and the
news media seeks out the more open of witches.
witches in my book, The Artist’s Inheritance, are just this kind. Oh, they may
know a little magic 😉 but they only dress up on Halloween for fun, are more
likely to celebrate it as Samhain anyway (Samhain is the Celtic New Year to
them) and the spells they use, they use to help out my poor, imp-beleaguered
couple. They might stir pots now and again, and know a little something about
potions, but like the witches of old, they only work for good, and would blast
anything that even looked demon-like, if given half a chance.
all in all, Good Witches….Now about that evil queen… 😉
to know a little more about my witches? Okay.
into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes
coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s
the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right,
and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s
sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why
is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to
insanity and suicide?
the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But
armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural,
she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family.
she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose
forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
Juli D. Revezzo
Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by
devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock,
and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th
century, in love of which she received a Bachelor’s degree in literature from
the University of South Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted
Dreams Magazine and Luna Station
Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But
her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Romance Writers of
America, the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and the special interest RWA chapter
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. The
Artist’s Inheritance is her first novel.
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