Something Wicked Comes With Cambria Hebert!!!!
|October 24, 2012||Posted by Jenn under Blog tours, Giveaway|
On today’s stop, I have the honor of hosting Cambria Hebert who is going to give us an extra special story AND a giveaway of a signed paperback of the smokin Charade!!!
Take it away Cambria!!!!
Something Wicked this was comes… and she isn’t only wicked but she’s evil and nasty. She’s got a lot pf powers too! If any of you are familar with my Heven and Hell series then you might also know that one of the baddie baddies in the series is Hecate Queen of Witches.
Hecate is the most powerful witch there is. The be all end all in casting spells and wreaking havoc. So in celebration of Halloween and Something Wicked I have brought along a short peak into the witches mind. It may even foreshadow an event or two in Tirade (book 3 in the series) coming November 30, 2012.
(Just so ya’ll know, I call dibs on Riley~ Jenn)
And now without delay I bring you Hecate!
The door slammed against the wall, cracking the stone it was made of. How dare that insolent little girl! She made a deal with me and then tried to go back on it! She tried to outsmart me.
One does not outsmart the most powerful witch to ever live.
The fireplace in the hearth flickered with my anger as I stormed into my sitting room. I flicked my hand in its direction and the flames cracked wildly and burst forth, burning the mantle and the wall behind it.
I enjoyed the angry roaring of the flames but I detested mess. With another flick of my hand all the damage was erased and the fire was controlled.
“Rose!” I screamed and a blond girl ran into the room, I enjoyed seeing her wild eyes fear and her shaking hands.
“Yes, My Queen?”
“You weren’t at the door when I arrived,” I snapped.
“I didn’t expect you to be home so soon,” The girl cowered.
I felt my eyes flash and I looked at her feet. As I stared they became firmly rooted into the floor. The girl tried to lift one and then the other but they would not obey. Her body was mine to command.
I muttered a few ancient words under my breath and the girl began to whimper. “Please! I’m sorry, spare me!”
I watched with great pleasure as she began to turn to stone. It started at her toes and slowly creeped upward as she tried to get away.
No one ran from me. My magic was so dark and twisting that there was no fighting it, no getting rid of it.
Well, there was one way. But in my many, many centuries of living I had yet to find it. It was probably only a myth anyway.
I glanced back up and saw that the girl was completely stone now. Nothing on her moved, except for her eyes. Her eyes darted back and forth between me and the rest of the room. I knew that if she could speak she would be begging.
Usually I liked when people begged.
Another servant girl ran in the room. This girl was smarter. She had a golden tray and on it was a single glass of dark red wine. I snatched it up and took a long satisfying sip. The girl with the tray took advantage of my pleasant distraction and ran out of the room, not even stopping to stare at the newest statue in my collection.
I guess turning the help to stone was getting redundant. I needed a new way to punish the staff when they didn’t do what I wanted.
Maybe I would do to them what I just did to that ungrateful girl Kimber. I gave her everything – more power than she deserved and how did she repay me? By backstabbing me!
She got what was coming to her, locked in a cage where she would slowly feel her soul separating from her body until It completely ripped itself free and then twisting around her cage, taunting her day in and day out of everything she used to be and everything she lost.
I stepped in front of the fireplace and drank more of my wine, remembering everything I did to punish her was calming.
Now all I had to do was take care of that little blond friend of hers. She was going to be trouble, I felt it down to my enchanted bones.
I felt the corners of my lips pull up. Let her do her worst. It could never match even one ounce of the darkness inside. And as long as the myth remained a myth no one would ever be able to defeat me.
And that is the brief peak I took into Hecate’s mind. It was scary there, I didn’t like it and I am glad to be done. ha ha ha.
Thanks so much to Jenn for having me here today and to everyone who stops by!!
Isn’t she just great!? Thank you Mrs. Hebert for caving into my demand to get a sneak peek into the wicked mind of Hecate. You rock my face off!!!
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