If you’re anything like Jocelyn Gibson, the heroine of my Kensington release, Goddess, Awakened, sometimes the universe sends you signals you just can’t ignore. Such as:
- The old bed and breakfast you just bought gives off waves of wild energy.
- The lavender you plant, with which you plan to create specialty dishes for the inn, begin to attract the fae.
- The waitress at the diner in town turns into a demon, and suddenly wants you out of the picture – forever.
- The veterinarian you’re falling hopelessly in love with becomes confused by strange hauntings, becomes emotionally conflicted and oh yeah, now bears The Mark on his chest.
- Your grandmother tells you your unusual family history – that your ancestor is Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow, the bridge between mortals and the realm of the gods and goddesses.
But then, if you’re as perceptive as my heroine, you suspected all that already. Joss had long ignored her family heritage – her grandmother’s unusual skill with herbs, her aunt’s too-accurate tarot and palm readings, and her own childhood memories of fairies. But her past catches up to her once she buys an old Victorian, and the events that converge convince her that life as she knew it is gone, but at the same time, she’s come home.
Have you ever had an A-Ha moment like that in your life, when you knew things had changed irreversibly?
The Goddess Connection Book 1
by Cate Masters
With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.
A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.
Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.
The Goddess Connection Book 1
Fantasy/paranormal romance novel
About 89,700 words
About the Author:
Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
Mini excerpt for GODDESS, AWAKENED:
In starting her life over, Joss had expected some resistance, even some trouble, but not this. The bedroom floor boards trembled beneath her golden-slippered feet. Tendrils of an unseen power curled upward from deep within the ground, tingling through her toes. She paused to steady herself, then continued to put the finishing touches on her costume. The tremors grew into rumbles and their hum seeped beneath her skin. When their tiny wisps twined through her mind, she clenched her hands. Enough. Go away.
Thick as starlight on a clear summer’s eve, sweet as the lavender blossoms she had yet to plant, energy whooshed up through the cracks of the worn wood and out into the October night.
She gripped the bureau until it passed, the vibrations rolling over her in lessening waves. Bubbly, effervescent waves. “Third time tonight, Taz.” Each departure took longer, and more of the essence remained.
When the dog whined, she stroked his fur. “Don’t worry, it won’t hurt you.”
Even if tonight the waves were palpable enough to make her hairs stand on end. Oh, no, please.
Nothing could ruin tonight. More than a party, this event would determine her future. And after three years of grief, she’d never allow anything to trap her in its clutches again.