Not convinced? I'm hurt that you'd doubt my powers of persuasion, but okay. Allow me to introduce the immeasurably talented Ruth Warburton, to give you the rundown on the deliciously complicated romance between Anna and Seth in A Witch in Winter! And for those who have read A Witch in Winter, Ruth gives a teasing teaser of A Witch in Love at the bottom! Don't worry everyone else, not at all spoilery!
Anna and Seth are the couple at the heart of my debut novel A Witch in Winter. Their relationship gets off to a really rocky start – Anna accidentally casts a love spell on Seth, and has to live with the consequences for the rest of the book. Some of those consequences include storms, floods, near-fatal accidents, and the wrath of a sinister group of witches furious that Anna has revealed the secret of her identity to Seth.
The other consequence is the tiny lingering doubt that's left in Anna's mind after the effects wear off. Does Seth truly love her? Would he have found her without that spell? Does she really deserve him?
So: doubts and fears and near-fatal accidents. Not very romantic, right? Maybe not, but I'm still going to argue that Anna and Seth are a really good couple.
Not because they're completely certain of their love and crash on blithely into eternity, quoting Hallmark greeting cards to each other.
But because they do feel fear, they do doubt themselves, and sometimes each other – just like all couples do. And yet they get through it. They find faith in the middle of doubt. They give each other strength when they fear the most. They love each other more than they love themselves.
Anna loves Seth so much she's prepared to give him up, if that's what's best for him. Seth loves Anna so much that he refuses to ask her to be less than she can be. Lots of guys might be threatened by a girlfriend who could kick their ass several times over, but not Seth. He wants Anna to fly – even if he's left on the ground.
They each want the best for the person they love – even when that means pain and loneliness for themselves.
In honour of Valentine's day I'm going to reveal a little teaser about book 2 in the Winter trilogy, A Witch in Love. The book's pivotal scene takes place on Valentine's Day. Anna's dad has gone on a research trip, and she tells him she's going to London. But she's lying. Instead she spends the night at Wicker House – and not alone. Who's she with? You'll have to read it to find out...
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The Gallagher Girls - Ally Carter (all 5 books)
The Violet Eden Chapters - Jessica Shirvington (first 3 books)
A Witch in Winter - Ruth Warburton
Heaven - Christoph Marzi
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Good luck! Now head over to Lisa's blog where she has a super sweet interview with Vincent and Kate from DIE FOR ME! Um, Vincent? ADORABLE!
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