Before I was a writer, I was an archaeologist. Needless to say, I like old things. Very old, very dead things, if we want to get technical about it. But that’s a bit creepy. So let’s focus on the less creepy old stuff: clothes. I like old clothes. I’m not nearly clever enough to navigate vintage thrift stores, but I love the hand-me-downs from my mother and grandmother.
I have two dresses that my mother wore in high school. Admittedly, I haven’t fit into them since I was fifteen, but I love them all the same. One is black cotton with white lace overlay; the other is the opposite. I also have her wedding dress, which I wanted to wear at my wedding. It’s a big 1980’s Princess Diana affair and I thought I’d have it modernized a bit by a seamstress. One problem: the giant meatball stain all the way down the skirt and straight onto the train. During the reception, a guest dropped a meatball (made by my grandmother) right onto the skirt. My mother watched it roll right down onto the train, leaving a big red streak in its wake. Needless to say, I had to buy a new dress.
But best of all, I have a leather jacket from my grandmother. It’s a honey brown color and a little too short and a little too tight because she is far slenderer than I, but I would never give it up. On special occasions, I squeeze into it and try not to move my arms too much (reaching upward is absolutely out of the question). But I look fabulous—if a bit like a stuffed sausage.
You might have noticed a trend: I don’t fit, or barely fit, into any of the clothes that I love so much. But I hoard them like a magpie because I can’t help myself. But if I can’t wear the clothes, do you know who can? The characters in my books. Esha, the heroine of Soulceress, the second book in my Mythean Arcana series, wears my grandmother’s jacket religiously. She’s a type of immortal called a soulceress. Everyone despises her because she drains their soul’s immortal power for her own use. But she has no control over that, so their disdain is a pretty miserable thing for her to live with. The leather jacket (in addition to her trusty feline familiar, Chairman Meow) is like armor for her. Maybe it’s even good luck.
Do you have any old clothes or jewelry of your own or from family members that you love? Can you fit into it, and if not, do you still save them like I do?
Release Date 11/10/14
In a world of chaos, a warrior queen is reborn
Bookish academic Diana Laughton has been having terrible dreams. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood… dreams so vivid she's living them both day and night. When demons and portents invade her quiet life, she wonders if she is going mad. Or if perhaps she's remembering a past life she had no idea existed…
In the midst of betrayal, he must protect her
Immortal Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Britain's warrior queen Boudica two millennia ago. Now he is tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boudica herself, reincarnated and reborn into a woman with no idea of her past or her fated future. Though in the sexy form of Diana Laughton, it's possible Cadan has once again met his match…
Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana and Cadan must not only fight the demonic forces that want Diana dead, but also a past and a passion that has lasted centuries. To succumb to seduction could be fatal. But as evil from the underworld unites against them, their only hope could be each other.
A man desperate to save his soul
Three hundred years ago, Warren sold his soul in exchange for the safety of his people. He lives immortal and inhuman, a life in the shadows, hiding his secrets. Until now, when he finally has the chance to reclaim his soul after three centuries of suffering…
A woman forced to live as a renegade
Esha is a soulceress, an immortal who drains the magical powers of others. Shunned by everyone she meets, she’s a rogue mercenary who hunts evil for a living. The only man she cannot harm is Warren, whose secrets intrigue her and whose body sparks her desire…
An evil power that can destroy them
Esha is the only person who can help Warren reclaim his soul. But what begins as a simple quest soon becomes a deadly battle, one in which choices will be made and secrets revealed that could tear them apart. As Esha and Warren uncover their passion, they must defeat the evil forces unleashed against them before time runs out…
It's her last chance at freedom...
Andrasta, Celtic goddess of victory, has fled the cold, sterile wasteland of Otherworld for the steamy South American jungle. It's only a matter of time before the vengeful gods catch and punish her - unless she can convince the man she betrayed two thousand years ago to help…
And only her enemy can save her
Born in Otherworld to the life of a god, Camulos went rogue centuries ago. He's living on the banks of the Amazon, boxing in bare-knuckled fights. The gods believe he's dead - until Ana finds him. Ana, the woman who gave him nothing but trouble, and the woman he could never forget…
Even the gods have secrets
Thrown together, Ana and Cam must evade the wrath of the gods and a return to the living death of Otherworld. But as they flee through the jungle - and as their passion ignites - they find themselves at the heart of an ancient secret. One that could kill them both and extinguish their souls forever...
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About Linsey Hall
Linsey Hall is the author of the Mythean Arcana, a sexy paranormal romance series. Before becoming a romance novelist, Linsey was an underwater archaeologist who studied shipwrecks in all kinds of water, from the tropics to muddy rivers (and she has a distinct preference for one over the other). Her books draw upon her love of history, travel, and the paranormal elements that she can't help but include. Several of her books may or may not feature her cats.
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