Big thanks to CSI:Librarian for joining in on the blog tour of A Warrior’s Witch. Today, I’d love to chat about humor in books. Do you all like it?
When I first started writing I never intended to write humor in my books, but somehow it always ended making its way in there. You may think that makes me a really funny person in real life, but trust me, I’m no Chris Rock. I suppose, though, I have a pretty good sense of humor. And I think why it comes out in my stories is because I put them in situations they normally would never find themselves in. The scene below from A Warrior’s Witch is a perfect example of how I add humor into stories, because it shows the powerful Master of Witches, Zia a little frazzled! Enjoy!
“Zia,” Talon’s voice came firm beside her.
She whipped her head to the side to find both Talon and the bartender watching her. Feeling ruffled, she drew in a deep breath to steady herself. The images of what she had just seen were burned into her mind forever. Her skin felt flushed and her legs a little wobbly. “Sorry, what?”
Talon grinned his knowing, damn sexy smile. “The Mistress will see us in her office now.”
“Oh.” Zia flicked her hair over her shoulder to dignify herself. She drew in another profound breath to secure all the rampant thoughts racing through her mind, plus the heat that rose within her. “Right, okay. Right.”
“A bit flustered, are you?”
Zia wouldn’t state to Talon how much seeing the woman orgasm like she had affected her, nor would she give him an idea just how disheveled she felt. “I’m fine, Talon. Let’s go and see her.”
His grin turned into a full-blown smile, declaring he didn’t believe her. The bartender only winked. Pulling herself together, she held her shoulders straight, let the memories of what she witnessed leave her mind, and followed Talon toward a door on the other side of the bar.
Decades old guilt collide with a murder, igniting a battle in a warrior’s soul to choose between love and duty…
Murder has brought Talon, Master of Guardians, as well as Zia, his witch and Master of Witches, to Chicago. The manner of death appears to be a suicide, but Talon is far from ready to close the case. To avenge the Guardian linked to his past, he agrees to take on the assignment, and find her killer.
As they dive deeper into the investigation, they find themselves entering a world where BDSM is the norm. A lifestyle that Zia is uncomfortable with and, rattled by this new development, she is more than ready to return to the Otherworld. But their investigation quickly takes an unexpected twist when they discover that they’re not only hunting a killer but also someone who is controlling supernaturals in Chicago.
Their mission not only brings danger, but also forces Talon to deal with decades old guilt that corrodes his soul. Every event that unfolds only deepens his fight and pushes him to face an ultimate choice—what is more important—his duty to the Otherworld or the witch he holds closest to his heart?
Stacey Kennedy’s urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. Be sure to drop her a line at http://www.staceykennedy.com/, she loves to chat.
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