January may be the start of the new year, but for me it’s always had the feel of an in-between month. Winter still has its grip on us, and the uplift of the holiday season is behind us. There’s something almost shamanic about January, as we dig down into the dark, struggling with any new year’s resolutions and looking for what’s next.
In shamanism, to move forward, first you have to go inward, and inward means down. Down’s not a bad place. The answers are there. But you sometimes have to go through some dark stuff to get to them. That journey can be painful, but it’s worth it.
To become a shaman, the shaman must go through some sort of spiritual dismemberment. Shamans have to break down their ego, freeing themselves to be their core self.
What does this have to do with my book, Spirit on Fire? The heroine, Samantha, went through a physical trauma before she became a shaman. But what I admire about her is that instead of letting it beat her down, she learned forgiveness and lifted herself up. It’s that heart full of forgiveness that makes her an equal match for her lover, Marek, who struggles with the desire for revenge. Because she’s gone deep into that black pool herself and come out of it, she understands the darkness in him.
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Spirit on Fire
Samantha wants a normal life, but the were world won’t leave the sexy new shaman alone. An outcast, she has the potential to control were spirits of all kinds—if only she can figure out how. When she encounters a red-hot demon were, everything she never wanted to know about the supernatural gets turned on its head.
The fire demon Marek claims he’s been ordered to kill Samantha, but he’s disobeying the command. He’s come to save her instead, so they can work together against his sadistic vampire master. Demons are notorious liars, so Samantha has her doubts but no choice. A common cause—survival—draws them together and cool suspicion turns to sexual heat.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave