Thanks for having me over today to celebrate the release of Wicked Ride, the first book in the Realm Enforcer series! The hero is Kellach Dunne, who’s a fire-throwing witch on the hunt for a drug dealer. The idea of being able to throw fire is intriguing to me.
How could it happen? I mean, if it could happen. My guess is that if witches could really employ magic, then they’d have to use quantum physics and alter matter to make it happen. Why not take oxygen molecules, reshape them, and create fire?
I mean, in the paranormal world, of course. Don’t worry about being skeptical. The heroine in Wicked Ride, Alexandra Monzelle, is a tough talking, quick drawing, dirty fighting cop who likes life with strong dose of reality. No magic…no fire. Well, until she lets Kellach into her life. Anyway…let me show you what I mean:
He’d lost it. The man had lost his mind.
She dropped her hand. “Ah, okay.”
“Watch.” His chin dropped while he held his hands out from his bare chest and drew in a deep breath. Blue and then green danced along his arms and over his torso, morphing and cascading, finally licking into flames. Real flames.
Her mouth dropped open and her breath whooshed out. She shook her head against the illusion. “No.” Surely, the man was not on fire in front of her.
“The weapon that throws fire?” he rumbled.
“Y-yeah?” she asked
He flipped over his hand, and a ball of electricity danced on his palm. With a flick of his wrist, the ball slammed into a nearby spruce, igniting the bark. The rain quickly quenched the fire, steam billowing around. “It’s me.”
Her mouth opened again and then closed. How? Why? I don’t understand.”
“Well darlin’, there are a couple facts you need to come to terms with right now.” The surprise left his expression, leaving a determination that gave her pause. “First, and this is a tough one, I’m a witch. From Ireland. One of the Dunnes, an enforcer for the Coven Nine.”
She shook her head. A witch? God. There had to be a rational explanation. She just needed some time to figure things out. Figure out how he’d made fire, and why he was messing with her. Was that accelerant on him? If so, was it now on her, too? She didn’t smell anything.
Her voice wavered. “The second?”
“The second?” He stood in the rain, a powerful man, one she couldn’t figure out. “With the bite and the burn? I’ve mated you, baby. Welcome to immortality.”
So do you believe in science? How about magic?
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.
Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series. Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome. Find Rebecca at: www.rebeccazanetti.com