My special feature today is an interview with author Colleen Charles about her paranormal
romance novel, Talisman (Fur Magic Book
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Welcome, Colleen. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
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I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known
deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since
I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate
world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t
right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick.
Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen-pound toy
dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.
Here’s what I found within the first thirty days of
being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me
than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their
My heart has never been more full and my soul has never
been more satisfied.
feel like work. It’s worth it. All of it. Because it’s about the joy that’s
found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories
for all of you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading,
enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with
others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend
… that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of
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kiss to break the spell… That’s
all she needs. Cursed
by a jealous witch, Penelope DeLacroix’s spells are all going wrong and
backfiring, creating havoc in town. The vengeful witch won’t quit until she has
all of Penelope’s powers. And all it will take is one perfect, heartfelt kiss
from Penelope’s one true love to put an end to all this turmoil. The
only problem? Penelope has no idea that Dr. Lucas Collier, the compassionate
local veterinarian, is in love with her. Nor does he know that she’s in love
with him. They’re both too stupid to figure it out. But I
know. And I
have to do something about it. But
what can I do? I’m
only her cat. What? Every
witch has a cat. I’m
I’m going to fix this.
What inspired you to write this book?
I had an epiphany in the middle of the night that woke me out of a dead sleep.
Every writer needs a smart-ass, animal narrator at some point. This one is
modeled after my ragdoll cat, Bingham.
Excerpt from Talisman:
I trotted around the house as fast as I
could and rang the doorbell before I realized I had forgotten an extremely
important fact. The most important fact of all. When one morphs in to human
form and they aren’t wearing any clothes, then they aren’t wearing any clothes.
That’s right folks. Standing buck naked at the front door with Penelope three
feet from swinging the door open and Amelia hot on her heels. I was just going
to have to go with it. Just as Penelope flipped the dead bolt, I noticed the
American flag flying proudly on the front porch.
founding fathers, please forgive a desperate cat for what he’s about to do.
off its wooden pole just in time to wrap it around my waste so Penelope
wouldn’t see my, er … assets. I’d seen them before and they were spectacular. Poor
Dr. Luke couldn’t possibly be as well-endowed as I was. It had to be at least
the door wide. “There’s a present on the doorstep and it’s not even Christmas.”
then peered at me through the space between Pen’s arm and rib cage.
brown eyes got as wide as saucers. “It’s a great present and its wrapping is so
unique, so … patriotic.”
over the threshold and in to the foyer as she spoke, “I think it’s time I know
your name, mystery man. Also, what do you want with me and why do you keep
appearing at the strangest times. Almost like you know when I need you.”
answer to that question. Because, I didn’t have an answer to anything. I blew
by both of them, not only because I didn’t have the gift of speech to make
small talk but because I was on a time constraint. I’d already wasted five
minutes getting clad in my USA team gear and using the front door.
room and picked up the book of love spells, I hitched the flag up around my
flanks and made sure it was secure. I didn’t want to flash them a glimpse of my
perfectly round behind. That view would ruin Penelope for anyone else.
it down on the engraved coffee table. The one that Pen adored because it had
been handed down for generations. Her grandma had just presented it to her for
her twenty-fifth birthday. As I shuffled through the pages to find the one I
wanted, the one at the beginning, Ami reached me and peered around me.
finger was white from the effort of pressing against the page. She read it over
a few times and then looked at me in confusion.
guy,” she said. “I have no idea what you’re trying to tell me.”
What exciting story are you working on
I’m currently working on a series of novellas about an MMA fighter.
When did you first consider yourself a
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
a glamorous life. It’s a grind but I still love it and wouldn’t want to be
doing anything else. I’m a creative person and this is a great fit for me. I’m
often alone so the highlight of my day is my interactions with my readers and I
still answer each communication personally. I love media too and have been
featured in the newspaper and as a keynote speaker at expos.
What would you say is your interesting
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
I have a degree in English Literature. I’m also an award winning singer,
Certified Life Coach and Reiki Master.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
had three #1 books in the past six months, including Talisman. I hope you enjoy
my book because it’s really Colleen Charles on the page. Of all my books, it’s
the closest to my personality and sense of humor. I kept cracking myself up
when I was writing it :).
communications personally. You can find me here.
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