I'm Jillian Chantal and I'm blogging today about my recent release called The Season of the Witch. This story fermented in my brain for a couple of years before I actually got more than the first few sentences in my head so I could write it. I'm very much a non-plotter when I begin writing and I usually start and the story flows from the first few words.
That didn't happen with this story. I love music and this story was initially inspired by the song Devil Woman. I got a vision of a crystal ball on a table with a cat peering into it and then the cat leapt off the table and shifted into a woman. I even had her name, Gato, which is Spanish for cat and I also had the hero's name.
I made a few notes about the hero and heroine and then nothing. Zero, zip, nada. I was stuck with about nine lines and two people who were shifters. Since the story was going nowhere fast, I set it aside. I'd peek at that beginning of a scene every once in a while until about two years went by.
Then, one morning, out of the blue came the next part and I wrote furiously for a few days and had a complete story. It took me a while, but I think it's a cute little read and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I hope the readers feel the same way.
Gato is a seer but her crystal ball is on the fritz. It's too cloudy for her to see anything clearly. She teams up with Cord to solve the mystery of who's killing cat shifters. It's a fast-paced, quick read.
Here's a link to the trailer
I love to talk to readers so feel free to email me at Jillianchantal@gmail.com or visit me on my website http://www.Jillianchantal.com