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About the author:
M. Benjamin Woodall was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1972 and has held residence in ten states in eastern/central United States. He has studied mathematics/theater at Presbyterian College (SC), filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago (IL), business administration at Ashford University, and has worked in the independent film industry in the 1990s to 2000s as screenwriter/producer. Mister Woodall is the author of the young adult fantasy series Raiders of the Dawn.
What inspired you to write your book?
When I thought about writing The Witch and the Christian, I know I wanted to write a heartfelt romance, and I wanted the reader to suspend their disbelief and really be absorbed into the material, so why not paranormal, just not the commonly done Vampire or Werewolf variety. And I wanted to speak out about getting through social or cultural barriers between people.
Here is a short sample from the book:
I stare down at his eluded eyelids, his nurturing nose, his limped lips. His lips? Moist. My lips? Dry. I open my mouth, sliding my tongue across it, top round to bottom, staring at his lips. My mouth gapes open, lips gaining weight. I feel them dropping off my face, needing to fall upon his as a raindrop needs fall to the ground.
Trembling, I lower my mouth to his, seeing myself kissing him yet scared as hell for what might happen right up to the very second my lips touch his. I press my mouth to him. Trembling, I feel his breath. His lips open, taking my lower lip, and close.