Rice_WhisperofMagic600Pat here:

The easier it is to read a novel, the harder it is to write, I’ve decided. And if I’m to spend twelve-hour days with a book, then the subject and characters need to be fun while I corral them into 90k words. That’s my excuse for writing my magical historical romances, anyway. Even the research tickles my funny bone.

In working on WHISPER OF MAGIC (May 31 release, $2.99 pre-order discount price), I somehow managed to create two people with dangerously compelling voices. In modern day terms, I suppose, you can imagine preachers and politicians who speak with such authority and persuasion that crowds of people will support anything they say. It seems unbelievable, but one need only listen to our current politicians and wonder what’s happening to common sense.

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