Monday, September 26, 2016

Series: The Secret Warrior #3
Release date: September 30th 2016

Publisher: Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Purchase: Amazon

Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire. 

But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren't real – are they? 

When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders. 

Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the Divining Tree, and will it help them in the final battle?

Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.

Ten Things I need to Write by author Beth Trissel

In pondering what ten things I need for the words to flow, I’d say upper most is the right music. This is essential. I’m currently listening to sound tracks from Doctor Who. Some of those theme songs are great and definitely take me from ‘here’ to ‘there.’ My playlists are rather eclectic. Whatever works.

Second. Let there be light. Candles, small white Christmas lights, and other glowing orbs inspire me. I keep them in stock year round. This is a cozy writer’s cave.

Third. I must have hot Earl Grey tea with a little milk and enough sugar to ruin the ‘give up sugar’ thing I’m hearing a lot about lately. The tea is caffeinated or decaf depending on time of day. I also drink hot peppermint tea. Not coffee so much. I’m more of a tea person.

Fourth. OK, so we’ve got the tea, lights, and the music going, now I need my writing buddies. Two dogs, one small, one much larger, a blue heeler mix who ought to be out herding cows but is hugging the couch, make up the canine crew. And my four cats. The most faithful companions among the felines are the two younger males, Peaches and Cream. They also act as my publicists.

Fifth. Chocolate. I use it to bribe myself to begin a new chapter and reward myself in achieving that accomplishment. Chocolate can also come in the form of cookies.

Six, and maybe this should be first. I need to not have the phone ring endlessly with political, sales, and charitable pleas. I have caller I.D. so I know I don’t want to answer but it still rings. A lot. Which interrupts my thought process each time. No-call lists don’t work.

Seven. Staff. I need someone else to clean the house and prepare tantalizing meals, which are gluten-free and low in lactose because I have food issues. See how creative you can get with those limits. I’d also like a gardening assistant, chauffer, and a real publicist—no offense Peaches and Cream. They do their best. Then I could focus more on my creative work. However, I have little staff. So this is a want.

Eight. A Writing Fairy is a must. Sprinkle that pixie dust around and the story flows like magic. Another name for the Writing Fairy is the elusive Muse.

Nine. I need the characters to talk to me. If I don’t write the story their way, they sulk. Consequently, I listen deeply and well to what they have to say. I write character driven stories.

Ten. During those ebbs in the flow, I rearrange my playlists, find new music, and brew more tea…

Need chocolate.

by ShootingStars Reviews 5:47 AM 7 comments


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and The Panther Moon on your lovely blog.

  2. Awesome post! Thanks for participating :)

  3. Panther Moon is a great story ! Crossing fingers for more books in this series.


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