Quick! What’s your first thought when you think of Witches? I’m betting the words “cute”, “adorable nuisance”, “alluring but sweetly sexy”, aren’t the first descriptions to pop into your mind. LOL!
Ahh, but today’s witches are all that, and MORE. Gone are the stereotype of ugly, wart-faced, sex-crazed (OKAY, so maybe THAT hasn’t changed too much!) evil-doers who have nothing more to do than make sure you know every nuance of the words SORCERER: Broom flying, spell casting, cursing, just pure ugliness witchery.
But wait! Enter the White Witch, and you have an entirely different persona. She worships Mother Earth. She’s benevolent, caring, full of sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice.
Sugar and Spice? Yep. If you plan on using a Witch as your Heroine in your story, plain old sugar just aint gonna be very fun. She may be “all for the good of mankind” but your witch heroine isn’t going to catch that hero’s eyes if she doesn’t have that spice. She’ll have to straddle the thin line between being a “good” witch and a “bad” witch. (Can you just hear Dorothy from Wizard of OZ: “But, I’m not a witch at all!”) She’ll have to keep that hero guessing if she’s going to willingly become his love slave —or turn him into a warted frog the first time he aggravates her!
Several of my books have Witches as the heroines. In “SEDUCING THE HERO” Baylie is a Kitchen Witch. But she turns into an absolute klutz of backfiring spells when she temporarily loses her powers. Hero Colt can’t decide if he should accept the sexy chaos that IS Briana, or run as fast as he can from any of her wayward spells!
In “SPELL-KISSED”, hero Hunter doesn’t believe in Witches to begin with. When he arrests his mother’s sexy house boarder as the thief that has been breaking into places all over town and stealing —the oddest— things, the last thing he wants to hear is that she needs the items for a special spell to save the world! Briana doesn’t have time to convince Hunter that she’s a witch on a mission. She’ll just have to prove it with a spell example. Only one problem: Briana has a glitch most witches don’t. Her spells are tied in with her emotions. If she’s emotional —in any way –while spell-casting then it’s a definite that she’ll end up with a spell gone wrong. Crazily wrong. And what emotion affects her more than the others? Desire, of course! And Hunter is “sexy male personified”. What’s a witch to do? It’s a matter of life or death for everyone, so she does what she has to. She spell-casts…and accidentally send them into a parallel world! Hunter is definitely having second thoughts about witches right about now…
In my Short Story sequel to “Spell-Kissed”, the heroine is a witch from that parallel world. Kassidy, from “SLOAN’S WITCH” doesn’t have to convince hero Sloan that she’s a good witch. She just has to convince him that the “evil Sorceress” in her doesn’t show up too much either!
So, Witches. Good. Bad. Cute. Sexy. Ugly. Sweet. Evil. The great thing about them is that today’s Readers love them all. As a writer, you can create any scenario, add a little witchery, and you’ve got a Heroine the Hero just can’t resist. Love spell or not…!
Read any Romances with Witches you’ve hated? Or absolutely loved? Tell me about them. (NO bashing, please, on the author).
If you’d like to have FREE pages from any of my books with Witches (or any of the others!), please feel free to holler my way!
Blessed Be and Happy Reading Hugs,