Monday, 4 March 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway by Lynn Ricci

Guest Post:
Good or Evil - witch is it?
by Lynn Ricci
Photo: from Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937.

Thanks for having me on your blog for my Cursed book tour.

I just saw the movie Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters. It was a fun movie (a little bloody) but the way the witches were portrayed in looks was different then you generally see. They were more demonic in appearance. As I watched the movie, and the clear delineation between a white witch and a black witch, good and evil, healer and hurter, beautiful and ugly it got me thinking. This works well for fairy tales - the balance of good vs. bad -- but in real life is there always that clear demarcation? Can't a seemingly good person turn bad if pushed to an extreme? And can you sometimes tricked?

Witches have been popular subjects throughout history and I think we, as book readers and movie goers, like our witches to be evil. The very first movie I saw as a child was Snow White. My mom brought me into Boston since it was not playing in the suburbs, and we watched it on the big screen. I was amazed and completely drawn in to the huge cartoon before my eyes. But I can still remember how scared I was of that old crone when she handed that apple over to Snow White. She was ugly with the bulging eyes and wart - she must therefore be evil. These are simple thoughts of a five year old . . . but do they stick with us? Does a beautiful witch therefore become even more sinister somehow because evil isn't supposed to reflect beauty and it tricks us?

In Cursed, you know the witch is evil because, well, she put a curse on someone. She does not, however, fits the image of an old crone. But what was her motive? The reason that she did it? Was she really pissed off and did it out of anger? Spite? Or even jealousy? Could things have been different or did she show her true colors? Was she acting out of rage or was it a calculated plot to turn mere mortals' lives upside down and inflict pain just because she could? I'm thinking that to really know, you need to go back to her earlier years to see where things went awry - because she wasn't born evil . . . or was she?

by Lynn Ricci
Paranormal Romance
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When Sarah Carter moves to Boston to escape her past she realizes there's more than meets the eye with the landlord and her mysterious new best friend.

What happened to the owner of this Boston brownstone and what secrets lie within its walls and continue to torment?

And is she actually running back to her past instead of from it?

About the Author:

Lynn Ricci was born and raised in the Boston area. Her professional background is in financial communications and she pursues her artistic endeavors of writing and painting while enjoying an active family life with her two children and dog, Fenway. In the summer, she enjoys relaxing in Chatham on Cape Cod.

A writer of several published short stories including Daydreams which was picked up for an anthology collection through Outskirts Press, The Dating Intervention is her debut novel and Cursed, a paranormal romance, is her most recent novel released December 2012.

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  1. I'm glad that I have had to have the opportunity to visit Boston, I will be able to visualize more of the story as I read it.

  2. Thanks for having me on as a guest blogger, Annette - it was a lot of fun. I hope your readers were able to jump into the giveaway and that everyone enjoys Cursed!