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Lydia Dare | Meet the Còig
Author Guest / March 14, 2011

We first introduced the Còig, a coven of Scottish witches in TALL, DARK and WOLFISH in May of 2010 with Elspeth Campbell’s book. Then we met up with them again in THE TAMING OF THE WOLF in November 2010 with Caitrin Macleod’s book. Technically 2011 is the year of the vampyre for Lydia Dare, however it could just as easily be called the year of the witch. Although each book in our new trilogy features a vampyre hero, the heroines are the remaining members of the Còig. We thought the best way to introduce you to the other three witches was to let Elspeth (now Westfield) and Caitrin (now Eynsford) do the honors. After all, who knows these three better than their coven sisters? Elspeth – Well, how should we start this? I doona want ta say somethin’ that will make one of them angry with us. Caitrin (snorts) – They’re usually angry with me for one reason or another anyway. So I’ll start. I suppose I’ll begin with Blaire Lindsay, since she is first up in IT HAPPENED ONE BITE. Blaire can fight better than any man. She is proficient at archery and swords, and she has the power…

Lydia Dare | I’ll Take Two Happily Ever Afters Please?
Author Guest / March 31, 2010

Have you ever been to a bar and ordered a “sex on the beach”? (It’s a combination of schnapps, vodka and juices, if you’re not familiar with it.) Or a “between the sheets”? (Brandy, run and some other things that escape me at the moment.) Then there’s the famous “screaming orgasm.” (I just made myself blush, in case you’re curious.) Here’s my question for you – have you ever seen anyone smack the table, wink at you and ask for two “happy every afters?” Probably not. Mainly because a happy-every-after isn’t scandalous enough to make an innocent blush or a rake chuckle. It’s not fodder for the rumor mill nor is it something that will make you wake up sweating during the night. If it was on the menu, would you order it? Thank goodness it is, right in the pages of a book. I can find a happy-ever-after winking at me from the bookshelf any day of the week. There are other choices to suit my mood, of course. When I’m feeling anxious, I might want to go for a crime novel. When I’m feeling unsettled, I might like to read a book about a mom who takes a…