Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Romantic Touch of Magic

It's October and that means guests presenting Halloween stories!  This week in My Writing Corner I have the pleasure of featuring Veronica Lynch and her newest romance, Caper Magic.

Veronica Lynch, as well as her alter ego, Kat Henry Doran, tells us  she often travels to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the historic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains for her settings. She likes them to feature strong characters and her books never fail to draw me in.  In her other life, she was a  nurse consultant and victim advocate. She says she and Kat have been called a lot of names, but the one they  both like best is Nana to Meredith, Ashlin, Owen and Kieran.   
 Let's start with a blurb:   
P.I. Nick Forrester comes to Cape Brendan ostensibly to assist with Caper Madness, a month long celebration of everything Halloween. In reality he is tracking a woman on the run. Within days he is confronted by Annunciata Doyle, a vivid reminder of a pain-filled past.

 After retreating to Cape Brendan in defeat and humiliation, Nunie Doyle's only hope was to make the best of forced retirement. There, in this quaint tourist town on the shores of Lake Ontario, she earned the love and respect of new friends and neighbors—and put her talent for helping women to good use.
          With the mutual goal of making Caper Madness the best ever, Nick and Nunie fight tooth and nail on the personal level, each discovering a new side to the other, sides that make them consider making drastic changes for the rest of their lives. 

         This attraction: complete madness—or sheer magic? 

Naturally I had a few questions for Nick and Nunie.

Let's start with Nick. Tell us, why is Caper Madness important?
 It is a story based on what happens when people rush to make judgments before knowing all the facts. It also brings to light the modern day underground railroad and those who assist women and children escape abuse and mal-treatment after the legal system fails them.
What’s your impression of Nunie Doyle?

Before I really knew her I considered Annunciata Doyle to be a nosy busybody, stick-up-her-ass advocate who'd bang a drum for Typhoid Mary if Mary sang the right tune. Then I saw Nunie in action, working her heart out to make Caper Madness succeed, treating others, even those who don't deserve it, with unflagging kindness, and baking pies that made my taste buds sing the Hallelujah Chorus. That woman weaves a lattice crust that will bring tears to your eyes.

What intrigues you about her?
Her laugh and unflagging belief in the goodness of others.
What makes you want to run from her?
Her laugh and unflagging belief in the goodness of others.
 Now that gives me a whole new set of questions, but let's move on to Nunie--it is your turn.

Why did you come to Cape Brendan?
After I was terminated from my position as Director of Crime Victim Services, I decided to take a long overdue vacation. I gassed up my car and drove north, heading for no place in particular. The road ended in Cape Brendan, a charming tourist town on the cusp of Lake Ontario where it pours into the Saint Lawrence River. It captured my heart and after a few weeks' stay, I decided to make a life there.
What makes you want to stay?
The people accepted me with no questions about me or my past, my mistakes or failures. They believe in me and have made me a Caper, the term they use to describe themselves.
What frightens you about Nick? He has a fearsome temper though keeps it in check. He is quite rigid in his beliefs but is not afraid or embarrassed to admit when he's wrong--about me or Caper Madness or his boss, a skeeving git of an attorney.

What attracts you? His eyes which are as blue as a Kerry lake and his smile which, when it breaks the confines of his visage, warms my heart.

Thanks for the answers. I think you've both made us all want to visit Cape Brendan. Here are the buy links:

Wild Rose Press:  https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/3329-caper-magic.html

Amazon:  wwwAmazon.com/Caper-Magic-Hauntings-Garden-Veronica=ebook/dp/B00O0FVUDC/ref=pd-rhf
Thanks, Veronica, for being my guest and introducing us to Nick and Nunie. Any questions for Veronica?


  1. Good morning, Rebecca.
    thank you so much for hosting me, Nick and Nunie from Caper Magic. Your blog is lovely and we're enjoying being here.
    Best wishes
    Veronica Lynch and Kat Henry Doran

  2. Hi Kat *waves madly* this sounds like a fun story! I can almost see the sparks fly between Nunie (love her name!) and Nick. Happy sales to you!!

    1. Hi. Lu
      thanks so much for stopping by.
      You're the best!

  3. Sounds like a really great book!
    Good luck and God's blessings

  4. Hi, Pam
    thanks so much for the support
    I really appreciate it.

  5. I loved your description of Nunie, of how you learned her through your writing. That's just wonderful! She sounds like a heroine worth getting to know.


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