Exclusive Blog Tour // Into the Mystic : Volume 2

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Title:  Into the Mystic, Volume 2

Author: Elna Holst, Valentine Wheeler, A. Fae, Sita Bethel, CC Bridges, Laura Bailo, Jacqueline Rohrbach, MK Hardy, Lina Langley, TS Porter

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: October 16, 2017

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Female/Female

Length: 94100

Genre: Paranormal, lesbian, bisexual, romance, short stories, selkies, werewolves, wicthes,

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Synopsis

Ten lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories…

Green Love – Have you heard about the aspen clone in the heart of Blackwood forest? Some say it’s enchanted, while others…

Dead Letter – Signed, sealed, delivered…or was it?

Seaside Escape – Just because it’s been done for generations doesn’t mean it should be.

Dressed in Wolf Skin – She was never particularly fond of werewolves, but she hated skinwalkers.

Unraveled – Summer can hack their magic, but she can’t hack her own heart.

The Holy Company – On an ancient holy path, they will come face to face with one of the local legends.

Vampire Hours – One’s a vampire. The other is human. One wants forever. The other wants everything to end.

To the Sea – Sometimes you just have to hold your breath and dive in.

Holy Water – She might be the most dangerous being in the world, but Clara is still in love with her.

Lighthouse Five – Is it possible for a mermaid and a human to build a relationship?

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Green Love

Elise, a serious-minded environmentalist, hikes into the forbidding forest of Blackwood to find the clonal colony of aspen said to exist at its centre. Her journey is as much a struggle to break free of the overprotectiveness of her older sister and make peace with the loss of their parents as it is a mission to save the woods from the threat of deforestation. Once arrived at the aspen grove, she seems to have stumbled across more than she bargained for. Is someone, or something, out to get her? Will she make it out of Blackwood alive?

Dead Letter

Rosie’s new job as a letter carrier is much harder than she expected. The discovery of a haunted letter box certainly doesn’t make it any easier. For years, Olive has been waiting for the right person to talk to, and it seems Rosie might just be the one.

Seaside Escape

Helping men acquire wives from an ocean of beautiful selkie is a generational thing with Fiona. It’s part of being a witch. Until the day Kinley swims into her world and turns everything she ever knew on its fin. Through Kinley and her selkie sisters, Fiona finds love, a new outlook on her life, and a chance to rectify her past.

Dressed in Wolf Skin

A werewolf with no pack is in danger of becoming the most powerful addition to a skinwalker’s wardrobe. She’s rescued by a witch who lives alone in the desert. Although both are stubborn and independent, they develop feeling for each other while the witch nurses the werewolf back to health. However, the skinwalker still wants his trophy and will do anything to claim it.

Unraveled

Unlike other witches, Summer doesn’t make her own spells. A former foster kid, she learned not to waste anything. She hacks old enchanted items and sells them as good luck charms to poor college students. Her one mistake is in giving a powerful charm to her crush, Imogen, a brilliant biology grad student. That gets Summer noticed by another witch on campus, Imogen’s science professor. Now she must either give in to the professor’s blackmail or risk her wrath. Either way, Imogen’s life hangs in the balance.

The Holy Company

Sophie curses the day she said yes to Anna’s idea of walking Saint James’s Way in Spain. She’s exhausted, and she doesn’t think she can keep her feelings for her a secret for much longer. But a day of rest soon turns into a nightmare when they come face-to-face with one of the local legends, and Sophie’s secret is no longer safe.

Vampire Hours

Janna and Stacy disagree on a lot of things but not on how much they love each other. Realizing that bond isn’t enough, Janna turns Stacy into a vampire, hoping she can be convinced that life is a quirky trip best taken together.

To the Sea

While working with a beach clean-up crew in the aftermath of an oil slick, Kay meets Rose. A reserved and melancholy soul, Kay is utterly enchanted by Rose’s energy and optimism. But everybody has their secrets, even Rose. As the two grow closer, will Kay accept and understand Rose for who she is?

Holy Water

On her eighteen birthday, Clara comes face to face with the spirit that has been calling to her, the one that everyone in her pueblo is afraid of. Despite warnings to stay away from her, the spirit is all that Clara can think about. Soon, she finds herself in an impossible position: stay away from the woman she loves for her own well-being or help her despite the immeasurable risk to her own life.

Lighthouse Five

Chris is happy living a solitary life on her tiny lighthouse island. When she discovers a stranded mermaid named Jewels, and carries her get back to the water, it marks the beginning of a strange new friendship. As they bond over sharing bits of their cultures and finding out their similarities and differences, Chris begins ask herself—how close can a human and a merperson get?

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Vampire Hours by Jacqueline Rohrbach

Janna and Stacy disagree on a lot of things but not on how much they love each other. Realizing that bond isn’t enough, Janna turns Stacy into a vampire, hoping she can be convinced that life is a quirky trip best taken together.

Excerpt

Stacy gazed into the mirror. She had short brown hair, serious blue eyes, and a strong chin. But she couldn’t see any of it. Oh, yeah, she reflected on her situation, I’m a vampire now.

She cursed the name of her ex-lover, the one who turned her. No, she literally put a curse on it. She might have made the transition to the undead side just yesterday, but vengeance was her birthmark. From now on, anyone who said Janna would get a nosebleed, assuming they were human.

It was all she could think of in the heat of the moment. It would have to do, but it didn’t make her feel any better. She placed her hands on her hips and shouted, “Bleep!”

Viola, the woman in the apartment beside hers, banged on the wall. She had a ten-year-old son and was sure he’d learned foul language by listening to Stacy. The feud escalated when Viola left garbage on Stacy’s doorstep. Afterward, there formed a tentative peace that revolved around using swear-word proxies.

“I said bleep, Viola.”

The woman knocked louder.

“Fine. Fine. I’ll use my indoor I’m-suddenly-a-vampire voice.”

Muttering swear words to herself—quietly—Stacy struggled to unravel her work uniform tie without being able to see her neck. Useless. She tossed the dopey thing on the ground and flipped it off. Again. Again. And again.

None of that made her feel better, either.

How could Janna do this? Stacy’d told her no matter what, never turn her. She picked up the phone and called her ex, shouting the reason for it. “Because I work at a bank, you—” Stacy searched for a word that wasn’t a swear. “—something or other!”

Janna’s response was throaty, full cackling.

“And who is going to pick up my dry cleaning?!”

“Guess you’ll have to get yourself a familiar, devil dolly,” she said and hung up.

Stacy dialed her number again. “Change me back to human.”

“Nopeity. Nope. Nooooper. Guess you’ll have to think about forever now.Click.

“BLEEEEPING BLEEPITY BLEEP.”

Viola’s knocks banged like gunshots in a warzone after Stacy’s proxy swear words blitzkrieg.

“Okay, Viola. I’m done. I’m cool.”

She plopped in her sad seat. Its frame, buckled and splintered, miraculously kept the chair standing for one more pout. Most of her apartment was in a similar state. Instead of bookshelves, she had milk crates. Duct tape was her go-to fix for broken furniture, books her remedy for unstable legs. It was an ode to depression, the unwillingness to look at what she needed in the next few days, let alone eternity.

Memories wrapped themselves around Stacy, instead of arms.

Janna wanted to put up pictures on the walls. God, how they fought about pictures. She wanted to organize the space to make it functional, wanted to adopt a child to fill their space with laughter. Spruce up the place, she said, like someone lives here.

And that’s when Stacy said they needed to part.

Forever is what it came down to. Janna pressed the issue each time her fangs plunged into the swelling, ever-moving tide of Stacy’s veins. The vampire’s bite was salved away with a kiss, a lick, and a command. “Tell me forever. I never want to let you go.”

Her own blood was as eager to run away from Jana as she was to run away from herself. Instead of saying that, she’d say, “That isn’t possible. I’m mortal.”

Janna’d reply, “Turn, turn, turn, devil dolly.”

“Turn me? You mean drink blood? Yuck.”

Five seconds later, it was a scuffed-knuckle verbal brawl. Both of them could be cruel whenever forever was the issue. At least, Stacy’s heart constricted when she remembered some of the things she’d said. Maybe Janna’s heart did the same.

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