Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Buzz: Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood

Have you had a chance to read, Tori L. Ridgewood’s new book Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy? It's a paranormal romance filled with mystery, witches, vampires and of course romance. Ridgewood's thrilling story was published by Melange Books, was released over the summer.  
Here's the synopsis:

After a series of misadventures including being accused of attempted murder in high school, Rayvin Woods, a photographer and natural witch, left her hometown of Talbot in Northeastern Ontario, hoping to start her life over and never return. Ten years later, circumstances force her back to face her past and her former crush Grant Michaels.
 
Malcolm de Sade, a cunning vampire, escapes from an underground prison looking for vengeance. His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town. Rayvin’s power is all that stands between de Sade and his domination of Talbot, and beyond.
 
Grant Michaels, a police officer, thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger... but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it's too late?

Rayvin didn't count on rekindling a lost love or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life when she came home to Talbot. Facing the past can be a nightmare… It’s worse when a vampire is stalking you.



Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy - 
Click here for an excerpt.


About Tori:

After her first heartbreak, Tori found solace in two things: reading romance novels and listening to an after-dark radio program called Lovers and Other Strangers. Throughout the summer and fall of 1990, the new kid in town found reading fiction and writing her own short stories gave her a much needed creative outlet. Determined to become a published author, Tori amassed stacks of notebooks and boxes of filed-away stories, most only half-finished before another idea would overtake her and demand to be written down. Then, while on parental leave with her second baby, one story formed and refused to be packed away. Between teaching full-time, parenting, and life in general, it would take almost seven years before the first novel in her first trilogy would be completed. In the process, Tori finally found her stride as a writer.


At present, on her off-time, Tori not only enjoys reading, but also listening to an eclectic mix of music as she walks the family dog (Skittles), attempts to turn her thumb green, or makes needlework gifts for her friends and family members. She loves to travel, collect and make miniature furniture, and a good cup of tea during a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Under it all, she is always intrigued by history, the supernatural, vampire and shapeshifter mythology, romance, and other dangers.

You can find Tori at the following places:

Tori on Twitter
Tori's Website

Sounds cool, huh?  Witches are wicked cool, but long lost loves and stalking vamps?  Well, isn't that intriguing?

Mina B.

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks - first I'd heard of the book. Congratulations, Tori.

Tori L. Ridgewood said...

Thank you so much for the promo, Mina! And thank you, Alex -- I appreciate the support. :D

Cheers,
Tori

Heather Holden said...

Haven't heard of Wind and Shadow before, but I'm definitely intrigued now!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Cool introduction. Seems like a book that will intrigue many! Good luck Tori! Writer’s Mark

Michelle Wallace said...

Interesting. I've never heard of witches and vampires in one story. It's normally one or the other. But then I AM quite ignorant when it comes to the paranormal genre.
Writer In Transit

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds interesting. :-)

Kelsey McBride said...

Thanks for posting about Wind and Shadow! FYI - the next book in the series, Blood and Fire, was released yesterday :)