They haunt the halls of the Segue Institute, terrifying the living, refusing to cross over. But one soul is driven by a very different force.
It survives even death. And Kathleen O'Brien swore she would return to those she was forced to leave too soon.
He broke every rule to have her in life; now he will defy the angels to find her in death.
Forging it is his single hope of being reunited with his beloved, but through it an abomination enters the world. Leaving a trail of blood and violence, the devil hunts her too. Pursued through realms of bright fantasy and dark reality, Kathleen is about to be taken. . .
First of all, a big thank you to Melissa and Werevamps Romance for hosting me here today. And thank you also to readers for stopping by. I’m giving away a set of my Shadow books, Shadow Bound, Shadow Fall, and Shadowman, to a lucky commenter who answers the question below.
Fate is a major theme I have personified in my September release, Shadowman. I named her Moira, for Fate in Greek mythology, and she is stark raving mad because her existence is constrained by the role she plays. She is unchanging, while humanity sparks in and out of life. She is fae and belongs in faery Twilight, like my hero, Shadowman, whose role for all time as been the Grim Reaper, aka Death.
Here she is at work:
A shimmer of dark faelight broke over the dun of the street, visible only to him. A glittering sleeve, a sweep of glossy gold fae hair, the twinkle of madness in an eye. Moira. Fate leered toward him, girlish and laughing. Moira had three faces, but she preferred the young one best. She leaned with her sharp scissors toward the woman’s lifeline. Death caught the glint of the silvery blade as the mortal’s lifeline was cut, her thread in the tapestry of the world at its ragged end.The big difference between Moira and Shadowman is that he has fallen in love and no longer wants to be limited to his duty when he has known and been awed by a connection he never thought possible. Moira is already mad, beyond helping. Shadowman is on the verge of it because the lifeline Moira cut (above) is none other than Shadowman’s love, Kathleen. He lost her once, and he is going to lose her again. It’s fated that they will never be together.
It happened to everyone.
The cold, wild tendrils claimed him again, and he became the Reaper, a shadow-fae consciousness wrapped in darkness. Instantly, the keening of his scythe filled him, the curved blade a hated extension of himself, paining him like a ghost limb.
“So lift the blade again,” a soft voice said.
Moira. He didn’t look upon the lie of her lovely face. The long fall of gold hair, the youth shining from her sunny skin, eyes that matched the Earth’s blue sky. Of her three faces, this countenance promised life and health, but her nature was age-old and rotten with it. Fate.
“It is your nature, Stormcrow,” she said. He had as many names as he had faces. He preferred the one that Kathleen had chosen: Shadowman. Moira shook her head. “And nature always prevails.”
Shadowman smiled to match the sharp flash of her gaze. There was no going back, not now, not ever. The world was different… and so was he. But Moira had been trapped in darkness age upon age. She couldn’t possibly understand, but he tried anyway. “I want to change.”
Moira laughed. “But you are fae.”
My characters fight Fate with everything they have, but she is a force, like Death, that seems insurmountable. Moira is one crazy witch to boot.
My question for readers today is do you believe in Fate? Why and why not?
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