We're finally hitting double digit weather here in Vancouver. The kind of weather where you begin to think of hitting the beach with a good book to get some fresh air. With that in mind, author Kellie M. Davies dropped in to say hello and tell us about her book MABON.
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
KMD: We enter the story on Lucy DeBane’s sixteenth birthday. Not particularly auspicious for our protagonist as it’s also the day her father died sixteen years prior. Understandably, this day makes Lucy irritable, but add in that she’s on the verge of an ancestral truth, and she’s kinda falling to pieces! Lucy is the younger sister to twins Mathilda and Abigail - blonde bombshells who’ve attained their witchy powers. It’s clear the twins are their mother’s daughters but Lucy, petite with volumes of burnished red locks and brilliant turquoise eyes, is of her father’s lineage. Does Lucy also share in her paternal linage’s Black Majik as well?
SC: I'm sure Lucy has a few tricks up her sleeve as well. Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
KMD: Ooh … I love this question … I’m a skeptic but have had several ‘odd’ experiences that I couldn’t quite explain. Back when I was around fifteen, on holiday with my family, I can vividly recall the words my brother spoke while dreaming early one morning and although these words have no weight on this story, it was the vision I had during my brief sleep after being woken by my brother’s rant.
A large spider sitting square on a white background.
I woke telling my mother of the strange vision, I thought it was odd as it had jump-cut itself into a dream I had already been having.
Our day went on and when we arrived at our dinner table, with white table cloth, I began to feel a sense of de-ja-vu. Within minutes a large brown spider made its way onto our table and sat directly in front of me as if it had something to say.
At times now I wished it hadn’t been swiftly whisked from the table by the steward. I often wonder exactly what it had needed so desperately to elucidate.
SC: I have visions of Charlotte's Web running through my mind now. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
KMD: ‘Yule’ which is the second book in my series ‘The Clandestine Chronicles’. I’m finalising an ancestral witchcraft card game that involves an intricate mix of cards, ancestors of the families of the sun and moon, and selected objects that either enhance the game in the players favor or make it a lethal mix!
Follow along with the series’ development at :
SC: Thanks for stopping in to chat with us today! Let's take a look at your novel now.
The Clandestine Chronicles
Kellie M Davies
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Aurora House Publishing
Date of Publication: September 2018
Number of pages: 227
Cover Artist: Simon Critchell
Tagline: Let the Magick in.
Magick or Love.
If both ran deep in your blood, which would you choose?
On her sixteenth birthday, introvert Lucy DeBane can’t shake the memory of her father’s death, or the possibility that by day’s end a life altering ancestral truth will blow apart the world she knows. Lucy is sure of one thing, her feelings for Gil ... tall, dark and hot ... her first real love.
So when she hears the chiming of ancient bells and her family’s secret is revealed, Lucy must make a decision ... become a DeBane witch, or walk away from family for love.
Is there a way she can have both?
‘Davies weaves together a complex tale of magic and romance in this sweeping adventure.’ ~ Fiona Horne
All three witches took their places. Dana stood in the north quarter in front of the alter stretching her hands out for the twins to take in theirs. She pressed on their hands and they all smiled at each other. Abi winked in my direction and my pulse quickened.
The ritual, my initiation ritual, was about to begin.
About the Author:
Kellie M Davies was born and lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children. After University and a long period away from writing, she began to dabble with words again. Stories flowed and from the mess of manuscripts that cluttered her computer files, Lucy’s story rose.