Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can’t summon fire, can’t read minds. She knows the arcane. She’s studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases.Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There’s a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Not just any demon, though. A man born long ago, made a demon in order to protect the Gate to Hell.Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders, and re-discover Paige’s gift.She’s a demon summoner and she’s key to the killer’s plan.…………………………………………….
by S.M. BloodingEpisode 1Genre: Dark Paranormal ThrillerDate of Publication: October 31, 2014Amazon
Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can’t summon fire, can’t read minds. She knows the arcane. She’s studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases.Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There’s a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Once she gets there, she realizes the murders were nothing more than an elaborate invitation, tempting her into the claws of the killer.She does have a gift, a very powerful and terrifying one.The killer is after her.
by S.M. BloodingEpisode 2Genre: Dark Paranormal ThrillerDate of Publication: November 14, 2014Amazon
There’s only so much you can do when there are no new clues. Wait. That’s never been Detective Paige Whiskey’s strong-suit, though. With her memories and her gifts back, she’s faced with a whole new ball game. She now has a better understanding of who the killer might be and what he wants.But when she’s attacked by a ghost—of all the dumb things—on a paranormal investigation of the Metley plantation, she realizes the situation’s worse than she thought. If that’s possible at all.The gate has already been opened.So why in the seven blazing pits of Hell does the killer still need her?
by S.M. BloodingEpisode 3Genre: Dark Paranormal ThrillerDate of Publication: November 28, 2014Amazon
Possession’s a messy business on a good day. When demon hunter Dexx Colt realizes sees Paige possessed and the mark the killer engraved on her skin to do it, he knows they’re screwed. No protection sigil in his arsenal can protect her from being possessed. Not now.A demon summoner who can’t summon or send demons back.The killer still has a plan for her, though, and what that could be is anyone’s guess. Dead bodies continue to pile up at an alarming rate, and the race is on to discover how to keep the gates closed.
Gates of Hell
Episode 4Genre: Dark Paranormal ThrillerDate of Publication: December 12, 2014Amazon
The mission is simple. Grab the key. Close the gate. Get the hell out of St. Francisville, Louisiana.What could be so frelling hard about that?Everything.The clock is tick-tick-ticking and the team of demon fighters are running out of time. First, they have to find the key, then get through the demon army protecting it, and then fight the one who master-minded it all.No problem. Easy as pie.Right.…………………………………………….
Blood Moon Magick
by S.M. BloodingEpisode 5Genre: Dark Paranormal ThrillerDate of Publication: October, 2015Amazon
Going back to Denver should have been easy. Old life. Old routine. Ten kinds of “all good.”However, with her gifts open, the paranormal world isn’t going to let her have that easy life. It turns out her partner of the last five years is a vampire and has been for several decades. He’s also the regional paranormal protector.So when a few shapeshifters go missing, he gets the case.But there’s also a demon killing those shapeshifters, a demon she can’t hunt because she’s still an open target for possession.Not to complicate matters, Dexx isn’t about to let Paige out of his sights. Bringing a demon hunter to a shapeshifter party only makes things that much more interesting. But when he gets bitten, the entire game changes.…………………………………………….
Her real name is Stephanie Marie (aka SM), but only family and coworkers call her that, usually when they’re screaming at her. Friends call her Frankie.
Frankie challenges the world around her. She served in the military as one of the first female tactical air traffic controllers, worked at a coal mine, and shot herself through school to become a CAD (computer aided drafter) operator. She’s worked as a stenographer, a lab technician for a scientist attached with NOAA, and traveled with the Renaissance Festival. She’s survived hurricanes in a tent, and ditches in winter. She’s sometimes crass, often crude, and almost always blunt.
She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.
She loves to take the real world, find a singular line of truth, and wrap a complex fiction of reality around it. She’s incredibly excited to share her world with you, and there’s a wide selection to choose from.
She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!
1. “So, you dance naked under a full moon?”
This is usually asked by, you guessed it, men. And they get that crazed look in their eye. I can almost hear the Beevus laugh.
Personally, I have not. I know a couple of witches—male and female—who do. I enjoy dancing under the light of a full moon, you know, with my clothes on.
The only bad thing with that is, when you live in the city and you’re dancing . . . at night . . . under the light of the full moon, you have to bring mace, a Taser, and/or a gun. You’ve always got to think safety first.
But one day . . . one day, I’m going to live in a place that’s safe fo r dancing under the light of the full moon. Skyclad or not.
2. “Do you have a cauldron?”
That is on my wishlist, but no. I have a stew pot. And not a massive, canning stew pot. It’s that pot that came with the set of pans I bought. I went all out and got the good set of pans. Well, the best set in the poor section of pans. And you know what I cook up in that?
Pasta. Soup. Chowder. Oh! Chowder season is coming soon! So excited!
No witches brews. *shakes head* The best magick comes in the forms of baked goods and chowder. No caldron required.
3. “So . . . you can tell the future?”
That would be a psychic. Not all witches are psychic, and not all psychics are witches. There’s a lot more involved with witchcraft than seeing the future.
That’s not to say I don’t. Occasionally, I do. When I turned sixteen, I could see the entire day in front of me. I knew who I was going to see, what we were going to talk about, what was going to be said, what color shirt they’d be wearing. It was freaky. But then it got to be very boring.
I can’t say if I really had a gift of foresight, or if I was just seeing how ordinary and predictable my life was.
I have, however, had a few true visions. There were a few incidents in my life I wish I’d had a vision for. Good grief, but . . . the few I’ve had, I’ve heeded.
4. “So, uh, that means you know herbs and stuff, right? So, you’re not evil?”
Well, yeah, I know herbs and stuff, but that’s not the reason I’m not evil. It’s funny to me that others still think witches are evil and scary. I keep wanting to say, “Hey, it’s 2015.” But then I look at the political world we live in right now, and realize that’s a ludicrous statement. We may be in the year 2015, but we’re regressing in a lot of areas. It’s not great. And that terrifies me. When people react in fear and ignorance, they usually do some pretty awful things. History is filled with those instances, even if we are trying to erase a lot of them. They still happened. Witchcraft isn’t evil unless I’m evil. My spells aren’t good unless I’m good and my intentions are pure. Most witchcraft? It’s grey. It’s a normal person with good intentions and a little anger, trying to produce change with nothing more than the power of her will. I only say anger because that and sadness are the two things that drive me to cast. Mostly anger. I’m a naturally angry person.
But I’m not evil just because I know, like, herbs and stuff. LOL!
5. The most common one is, “Did you know you have a broom hanging from your ceiling?”
I keep forgetting that not everyone knows I’m a witch. After all, I don’t preach it. I don’t advertise it. I just am. So, when I bring someone into my home for the first time, some of them react with a little surprise. My usual response is, “Seriously? When did that get there? How did this happen?!” But I’m looking forward to the next time because what I want to say is, “All the parking spaces were filled.”
They’re very embarrassed most of the times. It’s just a knee-jerk reaction, I guess. I’m one of the few people who decorates her ceiling. I don’t care. It’s blank space. Why not fill it. So, I typically, don’t even see my brooms. I charge them, of course. I can feel their energy, but I hardly see them anymore. So, when someone else does, it makes me giggle a little.
What are the most common questions you get asked about Witches?
OMW. This is going to be a good one. I get asked some doozy questions.
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