Wiccan Haus is a series of “shared world” books, where multiple authors write books using the same magical world. Author Sara Daniels writes about her experience as a shared world author.
The Wiccan Haus intrigued me since late 2011 when I first heard about this magical world that was open to submissions. I saw the cover for the first book in the series, and I couldn’t look away from the intense, rugged hero. I bought my copy of Shifting Hearts by Dominique Eastwick as soon as it was available and immediately fell in love with the quirky cast of characters that inhabited the island.
I’d never written paranormal before, and I’d never written for a shared world. Incorporating magic and paranormal elements gave me so much story depth that wouldn’t have been possible in a straight contemporary. The four siblings who run the island, the psychic check-in clerk, the were-tiger in charge of security, and the ethereal woman leading breathing classes took turns pushing the characters of my first Wiccan Haus story, A Man Worth Fighting For, to grow, heal, and recognize their love for each other.
The number of books in the Wiccan Haus series has now reached 13 (all stand-alone titles—no need to read in order unless you want to!). They feature a range of paranormal characters—were-tigers, were-bears, were-birds, psychics, energy vamps, truth finders, muses, mermaids, and more—as well as plenty of non-paranormal, non-magical human. Each book brings out a new side of the island, and every author finds a fresh way to make the marvelous setting come alive. (You can learn more about each book here.)
For my latest book, I knew I wanted to revisit the Wiccan Haus. I also wanted to write an amnesia story. I invite you to discover the Wiccan Haus again or for the first time through the eyes of my amnesia bride and her “fiancé.”
If she remembers the past, they won’t have a future.
Gwen Fairfax awakens in a hospital, deluged by stabbing head pain and unable to remember anything about her past, especially the man who claims to be her fiancé. A trip to the Wiccan Haus is her only hope to discover the woman she used to be, her mysterious dreams about a resort, and the man who’s supposedly the love of her life.
Tucker Wilde is willing to do anything to stop his stepmother’s land development schemes from ruining the natural habitat he’s dedicated his life to preserving. But he never expects he’ll have to go so far as to pretend to be engaged to the woman his brother left at the altar. He knows better than to trust anyone in cahoots with his stepmother. But he feels an overwhelming need to protect the sweet, vulnerable woman who has no one to turn to but him. Soon, he’s losing sight of the fact that the engagement isn’t real.
Gwen tempts him at every turn, hoping physical contact between them will jog her memory. If she never remembers the past, Tucker begins to believe they could make a life together. But if the Wiccan Haus delivers on healing her memory, it will destroy any hope for their future.
Author Bio: Sara Daniel writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. She battles a serious NASCAR addiction and was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. She lives her own happily-ever-after romance with her hero husband, and she gets amnesia at least three times a day because she can never remember where she left her keys!
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