Fancast

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 19: Fancast of MCs

This was NOT easy.

After crawling the internet for three nights, I have finally pulled a cast together. Though I know the chances of these books and their stories will ever make it on screen are very, VERY low, it never hurts to dream.

Thus far, the novels in my series universe follows four main couples — Aisling & Connor from Just Breathe, Focus, Listen, and Safe (for now), Angela & Salvatore from Home, Marcelline & Liam from Stronger Than Blood (for now), and Zoe & Vlad from Enduring The Flames. Told through first-person perspectives — primarily the women), the plots for these books aren’t driven by the romance, but they are, nevertheless, important.

Introducing the Earthen Witch series universe cast

from left-right, top-bottom:

Connor: Thomas McDonell, Aisling: Odeya Rush, Salvatore: Eduardo Verástegui, Angela: Kiersey Clemens, Marcelline: Gal Gadot, Liam: Nicholas Hoult, Zoe: Renee Olstead, Vlad: Henry Cavill

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Sarah

Colors

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 17: MC’s Favorite Colors

Let’s begin the rundown.

Aisling

At the start of the whole series, Aisling didn’t show a preference for any specific colors. Though she tends to wear colors — specifically her shirts, ranging from bright jewel-tones to pastels — she never specifies any specific preference.

In Just Breathe, she notes how she enjoys the darker tones of Connor’s clothes, and the rich brown of his eyes. But as she gets to know him and the constantly-shifting faint glow of his aura (something only emitted by supernatural creatures and seen by them) based on his emotions, she considers dark blue — even before she learns the significance of the color (sadness) — to be a solid dislike.

Angela

Readers don’t learn the full extent of Angela’s love for green (nature) until Home, but she does wear the color often prior to her book.

Marcelline

Marcelline is a bit of a mixed bag in Stronger Than Blood. She’s not only a fish out of water, but in a rags-to-riches sort of situation when she arrives, looking for Liam and safety. Before fleeing her hometown of New Orleans with the last three members of her extended family, she and her large family were so poor that none of them could afford to be picky.

As she begins to settle, readers see that she tends to gravitate more towards the darker colors — most notably black.

Zoe

In her prequel novella, Zoe’s focus is all about trying to save her sister’s life — and to do that, she needs more knowledge and power to pay the dark witch’s ransom. In the end, she darkened and until readers see her again in Enduring The Flames, she capitalizes on her status as a dark witch to make other supernatural creatures think twice before trying to harm her.

She never minded wearing black, but she hated her physical appearance. Gone was her fiery-red hair, replaced by a bluish-black. Her formerly bright green eyes were so dull they were almost white with an outer ring of black. And her skin tone lacked that rosy tint altogether, making her look more dead than alive.

At the end of Safe, readers witness her restoration as a light witch and with it, her natural physical appearance. To her, that’s all that matters.

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Sarah

One-Line Monday – Waking Up

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 16: One-Line Monday

One of my favorites from Focus.

Sometimes the worst part about waking up is the waking. Leaving behind the comfortable silence.

~Aisling

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Animals

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 15: Pets, Animals, Familiars

This is a bit complicated.

Ever since the start of Just Breathe, readers have been exposed to a variety of animals, but they aren’t what they seem.

First, there’s Bugs, a typical-looking Russian Blue — a beautiful gray coat and brilliant green eyes. As the series continues, readers find that he’s not just a cat. He’s not only the oldest member of the whole group by several millennia, but he’s also a gatekeeper between realms — a Sphinx. The son of Sekhmet. In his true form, he’s magnificent, a large lion with wings on his back and a man’s face framed by a bearded mane.

Then there’s Shadow, Connor’s best friend and werewolf. Most of the time, his preference is to remain in his wolf form. He’s far bigger than any normal wolves — hitting about two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, all-white coat, with light brown eyes.

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Sarah

Saturday Snippet – Ineptitude

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 14 of Fantasy Indies May:
Saturday Snippet — Ineptitude

Featuring Enduring The Flames

Hunted.


A low chuckle escaped Vlad’s throat.
“Brought down by tripping in the dark.”
“Well, aren’t you funny?” I drawled, not caring
how sharp my accent was in that moment.
“A little help?”

The vampire crouched and eased me into a
sitting position, which elicited a sharp hiss
from me as more pain shot through my chest.
When I was steady, he released my shoulders
and the uncomfortable silence stretched on.

“You aren’t going to continue making fun of
me for my brilliant display of ineptitude?”

An amused grunt was my only response.

© Sarah Doughty

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Feature Friday – K.L. Bone

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 13: Feature Friday

This week’s feature goes to K.L. Bone.

This week’s Feature Friday goes to the talented K.L. Bone of @kl_bone. Forsaking The Dragon is releasing soon and I’m so excited to read it!

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Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It is now available at Smashwords and their network of retailers.

Until next time,
Sarah

Moodboard

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 12: WIP Mood board

My favorite one.

A few pictures can say a lot about what a book might have in store for readers. This one for Enduring The Flames is no exception.

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Comfort Foods

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 11: Character’s Comfort Foods

A few worth mentioning.

Throughout the course of the ongoing series, Aisling often likes to cook the kind of meals her grandmother taught her over the years. These involved a variety of different meals, like eggs and bacon, omelets, Stroganoff served over egg noodles, and a recipe she calls ”Gramma’s spaghetti”, which is more of a Mexican-style rather than Italian.

Fun fact: The recipes that Aisling use are actually inspired by my grandmother’s cooking. Stroganoff and Gramma’s spaghetti are some of my favorite comfort foods.

For Angela, since before the start of Just Breathe, turned to hot chocolate with a hefty amount of whipped cream as her go-to for comfort. Only once did she try something stronger, but the alcohol did nothing to soothe her frazzled nerves.

Marcy, on the other hand, really likes coffee. Even at the beginning of Stronger Than Blood when she drinks it black, she still savors every drop, despite preferring sugar and cream to achieve the perfect flavor.

From her novella up to the beginning of Enduring The Flames, we don’t see much of Zoe’s eating habits or preferences. She does, however, take joy in making pancakes for the kids in the big group home they all inhabit.

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Sarah

Rituals

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 10: Rituals

So many.

When the whole Earthen Witch series begins with Just Breathe there’s not a lot of rituals going on because of what Aisling is. Plus, due to Aisling’s limited first-person perspective, readers are learning and discovering things as she does.

Since she’s an Earthen witch, she doesn’t need to cast spells like other witches. There are a few instances when Aisling observes Connor use his magic, which typically involves reciting an incantation several times, and, depending on what the spell is designed to do, he might need to use a candle or a bit of blood to complete it.

As the series universe continues, readers are exposed to more than just the traditional spell casting:

  • There’s the mating ritual — a supernatural marriage that binds souls together for life, and resurrecting dead vampires as ghouls, as first witnessed in Focus
  • The process by which a human can become a witch, the subtle differences between magic/spells and Voodoo/gris-gris, and ascension, as witnessed in Stronger Than Blood

Throughout Enduring The Flames, readers are seeing the world through Zoe’s eyes. Her knowledge and skill with witchcraft, despite her limitations and past mistakes, offer a deeper insight into the craft as she has learned it.

In order to avoid spoilers, that’s where I must end. When the book releases on August 20th, you can find out the rest.

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Sarah

One-Line Monday – Butterfly Effect

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Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 9: One-Line Monday

One of my favorites from Enduring The Flames.

Dracula knew, more than most, just how devastating life could be. Right down to the simplest decisions and the butterfly effect that followed — good or bad.

~Zoe

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Sarah