What we are reading Wednedays- Clara Winter

Well, we are in for a treat today! This week we have a great new book that is just launching! What makes it even more special is one of the authors of this new novel is my cousin. In the literary world, she is known as her pen name Clara Winter.  

What is great is that when we were growing up we didn't get along that great, both being only children we didn't see at that time what a special relationship and bond we would have later in our lives.   In our teenage years, the two of us being only two years apart became super close. We truly have a friendship that made us not just cousins but a bond that we can only imagine you would have with a sister.  When she had her son we got even closer. My nephew is the best gift in my life I have ever been given, that and my own two boys of course. Becoming an auntie was the best thing at that time that had ever happened to me.  Before my boys were born traveling and seeing each other happened so often, texts and calls easier, life gets busy and time goes by so fast nowadays for me.  That doesn't stop me from being so excited for her in her successes in life especially when she became a published author. Something that the two of us have dreamed about doing our entire lives.  So when her dream was achieved I was one of the biggest fans of her books and in her corner!!  All of her books she has published I just devour.  I know you will as well if you are a new reader of her books.
Here are a few things you should know about Clara Winter, she grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Alice in Wonderland while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife, mother, and former school counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Clara is from Colorado Springs, Co, and currently resides in Orange County, Ca. 

We did a Question and Answer with Clara for fun and to give you a more personal feel.  

If you were able to bring only one book to a deserted island, which book would you bring? My favorite book of all time, Wuthering Heights. I will never get tired of Heathcliff and Catherine. 

Have you traveled to the location of a book before? Many, but my favorite is New Orleans. The very first time I went, at 18, my friend and I made it a point to visit all of Lestat’s haunts. 

When did your fascination with vampires and the paranormal begin? At 15, with The Vampire Chronicles. I devoured those books. I love them all, but my favorites are Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned, and Blackwood Farm. 

What genre would you like to write that you haven’t? I would love to try a sci-fi space opera, at some point. 

In this pandemic what book character would you want to be on lockdown with and why? I honestly don’t think there is one! I was happy to just be on lockdown with my guys, and the dogs. 

Writing is something she is so full of passion about. Under her belt, she has published five full novels and two novellas for Inkspell Publishing, two novellas with the Enchanted Quill Press, and a short story that was published by Pixie Forest Publishing.   It is her newest book named Magic & Mischief, that we are talking about today. This is a collaboration of 10 authors all together that came together to write nine new stories you are going to enjoy!!!!   

"Whether Gods or Demons, when romance and magic mix, anything is possible. Join Inkspell authors as they enchant you with these NINE stories filled with supernatural twists and turns!" 

This amazing new book Releases on July 13th, 2020. Check out the links on where to get your own copy.  While you are there check out Clara's other novels that you are sure to enjoy as well. 


What you will find in the new book: Here are the blurbs for each story in the novel, Magic & Mischief

Everwood Academy by Clara Winter
With the casting of a single spell, Grace’s world falls apart. Enrolled in Everwood Academy, the teen discovers that darkness is everywhere, leading her into a dangerous trap where even her new friends won't be able to save her.

Don’t Mess with the Gods by Mark Love and Elle Nina Castle
Solana doubts her sanity when four Greek gods visit. Enter psychiatrist Dr. Michael Granger. Two people existing. Leave it to the Greek gods to help them live a little.

Vital Impetus by VK Tritschler
Lost between worlds, Jess is hunted. Fighting back using newfound powers the teen has yet to understand, her only help is an old childhood friend with secrets of his own. Will their reunion be her salvation or the end of her life?

Breath of Life by Kristy Centeno
In a blink of an eye, Arie Garcia is thrust into a dangerous world--unsure if the man claiming to be her savior is in fact one…or…something much worse.

My Soul to Save by Nicole Sobon
Some birthdays are special. Mine proves to be life altering. I only hope I can survive it.

The Urn in the Attic by Liz Ashlee
Anna, Dani and Wilson only want to clean out their attic, but they find an urn. When weird things happen around the house, is it an unwanted entity...or just the cat?

The Curse of Cinder Ash by Mikaël Lemieux
Plagued by a curse and ruled by evil, a traveler must save the town of Cinder Ash to find a piece of his soul.

Through the Mirror by Majanka Verstraete
As a Gatekeeper, sixteen-year-old Aster protects innocent people from demons and sends them back through mirrors—gates—to hell. When Collin Mortimer, a Dark Caster and one of the most popular guys in school, asks Aster for help and she accepts, it might be the deadliest mistake of her life.

Curses, Quests and Cuties by Celia Mulder
A love story no one asked for set in motion by a curse no one can break.

As always if you enjoy any of her already published books as well as this new one please help by leaving a review on Amazon is the greatest compliment you can leave an author! 

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