Hey, A.J., and thanks for inviting me around to kick off my blog tour. You’re a star!
Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I’m super pumped to have a Halloween themed book to share this year. It’s called WITCHY BOYS: SEXY STORIES FOR DARK NIGHTS, and, well, the title just about says it all.
Well, okay, maybe not all. But we don’t want to give everything away, right?
The stories are unrelated, taking place in separate worlds, except that they both feature witches and romance. A killer combo (sometimes literally–I mean, I’ve seen AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN). But one thing I think they, and a lot of witch stories (and monster stories in general) have in common, is that humans, mortals, or people without power are more often the real “monsters” in the story.
Paranormal/horror as a genre exists to shine a light into the darkness of humanity and amp it up, forcing us to examine it. The choices people make with regard to magic and the supernatural (or just, you know, murder) have immediate and far-reaching consequences that the characters can’t avoid. I think that’s what attracts me to the genre, in general. And what attracts me to romance as a genre is that it shines a light on what is best about us: love of all kinds.
So bringing the two together, for me, is a really fun bit of alchemy. Balancing the darkness with the light. And what better time to think about it than at Halloween, a time when the past comes forward and we get to be anything we want, for better or for worse?
I like both ends of the spectrum, and everything in the middle. What are your favorite reads in the dark genres–and how much do you want that to be balanced with the light? Drop an answer in the comments and get entered into the giveaway!
Witchy Boys Blog Tour
October 17 – A.J. Llwellyn
October 18 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
October 19 – The Novel Approach
October 20 – MM Good Book Reviews
October 21 – Love Bytes
October 24 – P.G. Forte
October 25 – Joyfully Jay
October 26 – Prism Book Alliance
October 27 – Roxanne D. Howard
October 28 – Diverse Reader
October 28 – Gay Guy Reading (and Friends)
October 31 – Jenna Rose
WITCHY BOYS: Sexy Stories for Dark Nights
Author: Katey Hawthorne
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Word Count: 20,000
Just in time for Halloween! Two novelettes about men with magic—and the occasional demon.
“Blood Magic and the Mini Zombie Apocalypse”
Griff has a bad habit of getting talked into black magic he shouldn’t be using—but this time it’s even worse. His ex is bent on revenge in the form of a mini zombie apocalypse, and the only person who can help Griff is a hottie white magic practitioner named Blythe. The catch: one of Griff’s spells gone wrong left Blythe with a haunted apartment a year ago, and Blythe isn’t over it.
Still, Blythe agrees to work with Griff. As they unravel the ugly blood, sex, and death magic, they also discover surprising things about each other. Hopefully, it’s enough for the ultimate trust they’ll need to defeat a lot of zombies and a crazed witch, or their town will end up covered in corpses.
Six years ago, Thackeray agreed to let a demon haunt him in exchange for help hunting other demons. It’s a lonely life, but worth it to be the best demon hunter possible — to save families from the kind of evil that ruined his own childhood.
This Hallowe’en, Thackeray’s dealing with an upstart coven. A powerful, pretty witch named Matt defects to help Thackeray stop their scheme to invite god-knows-what from the other side.
Demons are much easier to fight than the urges Matt’s flirting inspires. But Thackeray can’t hook up with a demon watching over his shoulder… can he?
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Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered and paranormal romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with her family, two cats, and one very large puppy. In her spare time she enjoys travel, comic books, B-movies, loud music, video games, Epiphones, and Bushmills. Her favorite causes include animal rescue and bisexual representation in media. She is an unashamed fangirl and collects nerdy tattoos like she’s trying to prove it.
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