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About the author:
Cindy Larie is an author of erotic romance story bites (shorts and novellas), be it scifi, paranormal, fantasy, erotica or sweet. She has worked as everything from a truck driver and taxi driver to a carnival worker and storage manager. She published her first poem in her home town newspaper at the age of eight. She currently lives with her son, daughter and wonderful grandson in the evergreen state of Louisiana. You can find her stories and novellas at Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo and Smashwords – and you can usually find her behind her desk, dreaming of going fishing.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired to write Forever and for Always because I believe in soulmates and magic – and the heroine wouldn’t shut up until I got it all down on paper. I enjoy reading about love, snarky heroines, their fiercely protective friends and the men who are brave enough to love them…not to mention toe curling-ly hot love scenes, so that’s also what I enjoy writing, too.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“Hi, I’m Jenny.”
“Roxie,” she smiled and held out her hand.
“Roxie is a witch!” Sue said, smiling broadly.
“Really? Wow. I’ve never met a witch before,” Jenny extended her hand, but quickly jerked back as a current of electricity spiked between their fingers. “Ouch, what the hell?”
“Sorry about that. My abilities are sometimes unexpectedly powerful. I barely brushed your fingertips. Are you okay?”
“Just a little singed.” She eyed the other girl, cautiously curious, “I guess I shouldn’t have doubted. Even silently. Wow, a real witch, huh?”
“I prefer magically inclined, actually,” Roxie said, straightening the sleeve of her sparkling purple kaftan, “You say you’re a witch and people either give you the stink eye, or cross themselves like you said you’re Satan’s sister. It’s very disconcerting.”
“I imagine it would be.” Jenny nodded, cradling her hand against her chest, “What, exactly, does a magically inclined person do?”
“It depends on the person, I guess. My sister and brother are total opposites. She has an affinity to hearth magic…nature and herbs and stuff like that. He works with spirits. Demon? Evil spirits? Ghost problem? Remus will fix you up, fast.”
“Your brother?” Jenny asked, “Guys can be wi—um, magically inclined, too? I thought they were called warlocks.”
“No.” Roxie pursed her lips, scowling, “That’s actually considered an insult. It’s popular in geek games, like D & D… but in real life, it can get a hex put on your head.”
“That’s okay. I was just kidding about the hex. Kind of. It’s actually more of a pox.”
“Oh.” Jenny studied her, curious, “And you? What do you have an affinity with?”
“Love. Soul mates. Anything that pertains to matters of the heart, actually.”
“Yep. Ever since I was tiny. At my house, animals mated for life. I started with the neighborhood dogs and cats. Then, when I hit puberty, I accidentally paired up my next door neighbor, Mrs. Belclay, and the pool boy, Nigel. Since she was forty and he was barely eighteen, it caused quite a stir…but they’re still going strong today.”