Friday, April 24, 2020

Witch Tease by Cindy Keen Reynders

Witch Tease

Wysteria Hedge Haven Clan

Book Three

Cindy Keen Reynders

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Date of Publication: December 19, 2019
ISBN: 978`677131563
ASIN: 781677 131563
Number of pages: 272
Word Count: 70,000

Tagline: Elizabeth, “Lizzie” Rose, high witch of the Wysteria Hedge Haven Clan, must enlist the assistance of her former lover, Kincaid McAllister, the famous Spirit Wulver, to save her coven from a banshee attack.

Book Description:

As the Wysteria Hedge Haven Clan prepares to celebrate Mabon (autumn equinox) by holding a “Blessing of the Brooms” ceremony at the Royal Witch Arena, a banshee swarm attacks. While clan members are held captive, the banshee leader, Sorcha, barters with the Supreme Witch’s Council to bestow life to her group within the next 48 hours.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rose, high witch of the Wysteria Hedge Haven Clan, has recently been running late to coven events. She arrives at the arena after the banshees’ attack, and manages to escape.

She hires the famous Spirit Wulver, who is known in the magical world for dispatching demons and evil spirits. When he arrives, she realizes it is Kincaid McAllister—the same man she fell in love with centuries ago, back in Scotland.

Kincaid and Lizzie set aside their personal feelings in order to save her clan. Unfortunately, Kincaid’s typical pest exterminations fail. As a last resort, he plans to travel to the Land of the Fae to consult with the Faery King to determine the best way to get rid of Sorcha’s gang.

Despite the dangers, Lizzie insists on going with Kincaid. After rekindling their love, the two vow to spend their lives together. They find Uaithne; a magical harp that will destroy the banshees. Possession of the item requires the sacrifice of a life. To Lizzie’s dismay, Kincaid offers his.

Refusing to accept Kincaid’s fate, she frees her clan, then begins the process of returning to the Land of the Fae where she hopes to free her lover. Hopefully, Lizzie’s timeless love for Kincaid will unlock powerful magic to fuel her quest.


Breathing in the
old magic wafting through the glade, Lizzie entered a ring of tall standing
stones and placed the basket of herbs on the ground. The ancients had worshipped
here, her Druid ancestors who had practiced otherworld mysteries by tracking
celestial bodies.
They knew about
life and its beginnings and they understand the nature of humans and other
creatures. Much of their knowledge had been lost over time, but she and her
Hedge Haven Clan did their best to pass along the fundamental teachings and
learn the old ways.
At last Kincaid
pushed his way through layered green foliage. Tall, powerful and exuding raw
sexuality, he strode up to Lizzie. His familiar musky scent drifted toward her,
and she breathed in his intoxicating presence. A smile curled her lips, but it
faded when she realized he wore woolen soldier’s attire complete with a red
plaid kilt.
Her stomach
clenched. “What’s going on? Why are you dressed that way?”
“Come to me,
lass,” he said in his thick Scottish brogue, his blue eyes dancing. “You ken I
want you.”
“And I want
you,” she whispered, momentarily forgetting her fears as he pulled her into his
arms. When he lowered his shaggy head, his lips met hers in a warm, passionate
kiss. Desire wrapped around her and she melted into his protective, loving
As the kiss
deepened, Kincaid gently eased her down into the soft grass. She moaned as his
talented mouth found the curve of her neck, nibbling the sensitive skin. His
warm, moist lips thrilled her as he blazed a fiery trail of warmth. Nimbly
unlacing the ribbons on her bodice, he made his way to her cleavage, then her
She arched her
back as his lips encircled the rosy tips, sucking and licking until the center
of her being nearly burst. Untying her cloak, she spread it out beneath them.
Breathing heavily, she undressed him as he undressed her. Before long, they lay
naked beneath the sky.
“I’m cold,” she
managed before her teeth began to chatter. “We’ve barely entered the spring
equinox and the weather still chills my soul.”
“Then ‘tis my
job to warm ye.”

About the Author:

Cindy Keen Reynders is a contributing editor and staff writer for LCSD1’s Public Schools’ Chronicle. She worked as a book critic for Storyteller Alley and has published articles with True West and Wild West magazines.

She is the author of mysteries The Saucy Lucy Murders, Paws-itively Guilty and A Killer Slice. Additionally, Solstice Publishing released The Seven-Year Witch in March, 2019. The second book about the Wysteria Hedge Haven Clan sisters is, A Witch at Midnight, which was released in July, 2019. Witch Tease, is the next book in the series.

Besides reading, writing and crocheting, Cindy’s favorite activity is seeing new places. She was born in Portland, Oregon and has lived all over the United States and in Misawa, Japan. She has visited Canada, the Philippines, Samoa, Hawaii, both the western and eastern Caribbean and New Zealand.

From baby alligators to glow worms, Cindy has seen a variety of life’s wonders.


Interview with Cindy Keen Reynders

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
These days, my characters behave themselves. When I first started writing, sometimes I’d let them go rogue, and my stories suffered. Writing yourself into a corner is very defeating, because in order to create a believable plot, things need to stay within a certain framework. 
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
My Wysteria Hedge Haven “good witch” sisters came to me in a dream? Not fully created, but the dream planted a seed in my mind. The first book in the series is about the youngest sister, the second is about a sister in the middle of the siblings and “Witch Tease,” features Elizabeth, “Lizzie” Rose, who is the oldest. I frequently feature sisters in my plots because I have many sisters of my own and family is important to me. Each of my witch sister books focuses on a journey to find something or save something. There is an entertaining mixture of love, laughter and drama in all of the books, including Lizzie’s story. I believe readers can relate to her family issues, her love life and her goals. Besides, Scottish banshees take her clan captive and she’s got to find a way to send them packing or her family and friends will cease to exist. 
Have you written any other books that are not published?
I have so many! Writing books is how I learned to develop my skills. I cut my teeth on those manuscripts, so they were an important part of my education. Along with writing contests, college courses and writing conferences, writing those babies brought me to where I am today. They weren’t ready for publishing, but they were necessary.
Pen or type writer or computer?
I outline most of my scenes long hand, then I feel organized enough to sit down at my computer and write. These are mostly ideas, and often what comes out in the book isn’t exactly how my outline came out. But outlining my scenes gives me a starting point and a road map to follow. 
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Overall, I hope readers enjoy my books as much as I did when writing them. Offering an entertaining plot and characters is always my goal. As a reader, I want to laugh and cry and I want to go on an amazing journey with people who fight for what they believe in. 

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