Feeling a Little Wicked?
Amazingly enough, FROM LEFT FIELD wasn’t the only book released this past Tuesday! I am absolutely thrilled to announce the publication of Deborah Blake’s first novel, WICKEDLY DANGEROUS!
Deborah was one of my first editing clients, years back. Over time, we’ve become good friends (we regularly write emails to each other that are longer than most novels!) Deborah has a long career as a non-fiction writer, publishing a variety of pagan-related books with Llewellyn. WICKEDLY DANGEROUS draws on that background in magic, but Deborah has added a marvelous unique touch, basing her story on Russian folklore.
Here’s the back of the book blurb:
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…
Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.
But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.
Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…
When I read a draft of this book, I was blown away by the creativity and the *fun* of the story. Deborah combines real-life environmental concerns with a fantastic take on the otherworldly. And you can buy your copy today! (Amazon | Penguin | B&N | Indiebound)