Book Tour: Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson @DebbiePeterson1 @GoddessFish #Giveaway

Blog Post By Avid Reader (Check out the original post at The Avid Reader to comment and enter the giveaway)

Shadow of the Witte Wieven

by Debbie Peterson

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

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Excerpt:

“Are you going to answer the question, or are you not?” he quipped, ignoring her comment altogether.

“Ooh! Tu’ eres el hombre más exasperante que he tenido la desgracia de conocer!” she huffed as she folded her arms and slammed them hard against her chest.

“Sorry?” His eyes danced with sudden merriment, while his lips twitched in amusement. “I didn’t quite catch all that!”

In response to his mirth, she once again clenched her teeth. She could feel her cheeks flame as she jerked a pointed a finger toward his chest. “I said, you are the most exasperating man I’ve ever had the misfortune—”

The moment she drove her finger forward, her words abruptly ended and so did his mirth. Aliyana touched the tip of her tongue to her lips as she stared at what she could see of her finger. She slowly withdrew it from inside his chest, gazed at the digit, repeated her actions once more, and then gazed into his sky-blue eyes.

“Aliyana,” Wolf whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. This isn’t what you think.”

She struggled to make sense of this new quandary. Her bewildered gaze shifted to his arms that still held her fast, traveled their length, and then rose to his face. Her lovely eyes, filled with such delightful indignation a moment ago, now held a trace of apprehension.

“Who are you?” she asked in a voice just audible to his ears. “Better yet, what are you?”

Guest Post:

Hello Nancy! Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! It is such a joy to be here with you and all of your wonderful readers while I talk a little bit about the 2nd edition of Shadow of the Witte and Wieven and answer your intriguing question: If I could travel back in time, where would I go, and why on earth would I do that?

First of all, I have to tell you that I love history—especially ancient history and the middle ages. There are so many places and times I would love to visit (emphasis on the “visit”), so it is very difficult for me to narrow it down to just one time and place.

Wouldn’t it be great fun to visit Egypt and see the pyramids being built? Or how about taking a stroll through the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Just what did Helen of Troy look like anyway, or Bathsheba, or Cleopatra that so bewitched the men who loved them and launched ships and stuff? A visit with William “Braveheart” Wallace comes to mind, and so does taking a walk with Robert the Bruce, or a bevy of brawny, handsome knights and some of the more interesting kings. I would love to witness the construction of the majestic castles of the world as well as the Taj Mahal. And did Vlad Drăculea a.k.a. the Impaler and Attila the Hun really do the horrendous things history accuses them of doing? I would love to explore the ancient pristine landscapes of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, Germany, or the Islands. Oh! And wouldn’t it be great fun to visit Hogwarts! (No, wait, that’s just fictional, isn’t it…) Ahem…

Okay, so where would I go? Well, right now, this very minute, in the frame of mind I’m in; I think I would set my clock to the summer of 1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and personally witness the birth of my beloved country. (I know, right?)

I think it would have been a frightening time and an exciting time for the colonists. The thought of freedom from England’s rule and the right to govern themselves must have been thrilling. I would love to see the Declaration of Independence being drafted, revised, and then ratified. I think having a very long visit with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson would be an amazing experience.

So, I guess that’s it. If I had a time machine that’s the time and place I would visit today. Now if you ask me this same question tomorrow, it might be something altogether different!

What about you? Where would you go?

Author Bio:

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

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Giveaway:

$15 Amazon GC

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

Book Tour: CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS Box Set

I have my copy!!!

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Bronwen Evans, Cheryl Bolen, Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, Heather Boyd, and Lauren Smith are celebrating the release of their ebook bundle—CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS!!!This limited edition boxed set e-bundle releasesJanuary 12th for three monthsat99c. There will be a rafflecopter prize running for the blog tour and individual e-book giveaways at each blog stop.
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Be CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS in these seven emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. Lose yourself again and again in beautifully written romance.
 
About each individual story:
HIS LORDSHIP’S VOW by Cheryl Bolen
The exceedingly plain spinster, Miss Jane Featherstone, helps the earl she loves woo an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow Lord Slade to his father.
TO WAGER THE MARQUIS OF WOLVERSTONE by Bronwen Evans
Marcus Danvers, the Marquis of Wolverstone, is renowned for his…

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January 7:Blog tour for SHADOW OF THE WITTE WIEVEN by Debbie Peterson

Blog Post By Sarit Yahalomi (Check it out at Coffee Books & Art to comment and enter the giveaway if you haven’t already!!!)

Shadow of the Witte Wieven

by Debbie Peterson

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BLURB:
Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

Excerpt:
Something terrible had happened. She could feel it. She raced toward her supplies and grabbed hold of her backpack. Her fingers shook as she unzipped the bag and yanked out her phone. She tried to call Greg several times over before it dawned on her that he had already boarded a plane headed for Colombia. She wouldn’t be able to contact him until the morning.

Despite all attempts to banish it, the dread grew stronger with each passing hour. A growing notion that Wolf and his crew never vacated the sub, took firm hold. The conscientious men of the Wieven could very well have remained behind to ensure that all went according to plan. The thought of such an occurrence made her sick to her stomach. She couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t eat. All throughout the long hours of the night, she restlessly paced along the shore, waiting, hoping—and praying.

By the time the gloomy morning arrived, what little hope she’d carried throughout the long night, dissipated. Somewhere in her heart, she finally accepted that her beloved captain wouldn’t be coming for her. Not now. Not ever again. Excruciating pain accompanied that knowledge, and in that same moment, she could feel her heart shattering into an infinite number of pieces. Even though she had endured such pain many times before, it had never assaulted her with the intensity it did right now. She didn’t know if she could survive it. Indeed, she didn’t know if she wanted to survive it.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Connect with Debbie:

Shadow of the Witte Wieven Buy links:

Hello Sarit, I am so excited to be here today while I answer a few of your questions. So, thank you very much for having me!
Where did you grow up?

I was born in and spent my first three years of life in southern California. From there my family moved to a small community in north-central Utah. Then, at the age of eleven, my family moved to Las Vegas. So I guess that means I get the unique opportunity of calling California, Utah, and Nevada, home! (Wow! your family certainly did some travel! !)

What’s the worst job you’ve had?

Working in the camera department at JC Penny. Not my thing…at all… I still can’t figure out why they wanted me there and after three months, I found employment elsewhere.

What do you consider your best accomplishment?

My handsome son and my four beautiful daughters! ()

What is your favorite quote?

I have an entire journal filled with favorite quotes (), so it’s very hard to choose one from among them. However, because you asked for one, I’ll have to give you at least two (Thanks !):
“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” Alan Ashley-Pitt “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

I think the cover is very important. Sadly, I have found–at least in my experience–that no matter how great the book, if the cover isn’t appealing, most people will just move on without taking the time to read the book or even the blurb for that matter (It’s a well known sad fact ! people are so visual).

What do you think of “trailers” for books?

I love them! But I’m not sure they’re all that important to most readers. As I have looked at the various book trailers, I’ve noticed that the vast majority don’t have as many views as one might expect them to have. Why do you think that is? (Well, from previews reviews with other authors in the past, I mostly got a positive answers to this question. Maybe people don’t comment on the trailer themselves, but they do watch it when they have the opportunity, and maybe it did ignite their interest. But as a reader I do admit that a good cover is the first thing that sale,)

How did you come up with the title? Names?

The “Witte Wieven” is the name of Wolf’s ship, christened in honor of the lovely witch who once saved his life. That incident is explained in the prequel, entitled “Van Locken’s Witch.” The “shadow” part of the title refers to our hero, who while in this dimension is more shadow than he is flesh. Not that he lets something so trivial get in his way. The names for Wolf and his crew are Dutch names from the 17th century (Oh I it! the Dutch where well known great seamen !) , and Aliyana is one of my favorite Hispanic names for females.

What was the most surprising thing you learned while creating your books?

My most surprising discovery is that somehow the characters in each book take on a life of their own while I’m telling their story (Sure right). Many times I sit down to write a specific scene and by the time I’m finished with it, it has evolved into something quite different and without any forethought from me. I can tell you, the characters are always right! (Again, sure right)

Did you do any kind of research to determine the details of your characters’ lives / lifestyles?

Yes, I did and I do. All of my characters have careers that I know very little about (Lol!). Those careers have to be researched. In the case of Shadow of the Witte Wieven, I had to research drug cartels, the DEA, technological gadgets, and 17th brigantines, just to name a few.

Do you have strange writing habits?

Not strange really…at least I don’t think of them as strange. However I do have to have my music on and that playlist must match the mood of the scene I’m working on. I also have to have a glass of ice water by my side and either a stock of cinnamon bears () or hot tamales to nibble on…

(Mexican Food dish! I had to google it! and here one traditional from the many recipes that I found)

Ingredients:

Yield: 50 Tamales

Directions:

  1. In a 5 qt Dutch oven, bring pork, water, onion, garlic and 1 1/2 salt to boil.
  2. Simmer covered, about 2 1/2 hours or until meat is very tender.
  3. Remove meat from broth and allow both meat and broth to cool. (Chilling the broth will allow you to easily remove the fat if you desire to do so).
  4. Shred the meat using 2 forks, discarding fat.5 Strain the broth and reserve 6 cups.
  5. In a large sauce pan, heat the red chili sauce and add meat; simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  6. To make masa beat shortening on medium speed in a large bowl for 1 minute.
  7. In a separate bowl, stir together masa harina, baking powder and 2 teaspoons salt.
  8. Alternately add masa harina mixture and broth to shortening, beating well after each addition. (Add just enough broth to make a thick, creamy paste).
  9. In the mean time, soak corn husks in warm water for at least 20 minutes; rinse to remove any corn silk and drain well.
  10. To assemble each tamale, spread 2 tablespoons of the masa mixture on the center of the corn husk (each husk should be 8 inches long and 6 inches wide at the top. If husks are small, overlap 2 small ones to form one. If it is large, tear a strip from the side).
  11. Place about 1 tablespoon meat and sauce mixture in the middle of the masa.
  12. Fold in sides of husk and fold up the bottom.
  13. Place a mound of extra husks or a foil ball in the center of a steamer basket placed in a Dutch oven.
  14. Lean the tamales in the basket, open side up.
  15. Add water to Dutch oven just below the basket.
  16. Bring water to boil and reduce heat.
  17. Cover and steam 40 minutes, adding water when necessary.
  18. To freeze these for future meals, leave them in the husks and place them in freezer bags. To reheat, thaw and wrap in a wet paper towel and reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes for one or two or re-steam them just until hot.

Hi Debbie,

It is a real great pleasure to host you on my blog!

Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson – Guest Blog and Giveaway

Originally Posted By It’s Raining Books (Check It Out! ^-^)

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Debbie will be awarding a $15 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Hello! I am so excited to visit with you today. Thank you so much for the invitation and the opportunity to give our lovely readers a story from my vast paranormal files!

When it comes to Shadow of the Witte Wieven—and because I am a writer of both fantasy and paranormal romance—my thoughts often turn to the many legends concerning ghost ships. After all, any sighting of Wolf’s ship as he sails in this dimension is deemed a ghost ship by those who can actually see his brigantine. Not many can, you know… 😉

Anyway, one of my favorite legends concerns the American schooner known as the Young Teazer, which targeted the sea trade of the British Empire during the War of 1812, and for a time, she was rather successful in her pursuits.

Yet, as fate would have it, in June of 1813, British ships finally trapped the Young Teazer in Mahone Bay which is situated between Mason Island and Rafuse Island. Escape was impossible and the hands aboard the Teazer knew it. Without delay, the British dispatched a five boat boarding party to take possession of their prize. But, as they made their approach, the Young Teazer suddenly and unexpectedly exploded.

Survivors later claimed they saw Frederick Johnson, the Teazer’s First Lieutenant, toss flaming embers into the cache of ammunition which instantly ignited. The ship caught fire and that fire spread rapidly. The tactic killed Johnson and many of his fellow crew members that day.

Not long thereafter, very credible reports about the sighting of a fiery ghost ship began to surface. Then one year later, on June 27th of 1814, the people of Mahone Bay swore up and down they saw a spectral ship sailing exactly where the Young Teazer had met its demise. The ship vanished in a huge cloud of smoke and fire, but not before the witnesses positively identified it as the Young Teazer.

Even without the help of Facebook or Twitter, it didn’t take long for this story to circulate coast to coast. As the anniversary of the event came around again, a throng of people gathered in Mahone Bay with high expectations of seeing the flaming ghost ship for themselves. They were not disappointed. From that day to the present, people continue to stand as witness to the reality of the phantom ship which continues to sail, two hundred years later. More often than not, Young Teazer can be seen on misty nights which fall within three days of the full moon…

So, tell me, what do you think of ghost ships… fact or fiction? (Visit It’s Raining Books to answer the question and enter the giveaway.)

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

Enjoy an excerpt:

Something terrible had happened. She could feel it. She raced toward her supplies and grabbed hold of her backpack. Her fingers shook as she unzipped the bag and yanked out her phone. She tried to call Greg several times over before it dawned on her that he had already boarded a plane headed for Colombia. She wouldn’t be able to contact him until the morning.

Despite all attempts to banish it, the dread grew stronger with each passing hour. A growing notion that Wolf and his crew never vacated the sub, took firm hold. The conscientious men of the Wieven could very well have remained behind to ensure that all went according to plan. The thought of such an occurrence made her sick to her stomach. She couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t eat. All throughout the long hours of the night, she restlessly paced along the shore, waiting, hoping—and praying.

By the time the gloomy morning arrived, what little hope she’d carried throughout the long night, dissipated. Somewhere in her heart, she finally accepted that her beloved captain wouldn’t be coming for her. Not now. Not ever again. Excruciating pain accompanied that knowledge, and in that same moment, she could feel her heart shattering into an infinite number of pieces. Even though she had endured such pain many times before, it had never assaulted her with the intensity it did right now. She didn’t know if she could survive it. Indeed, she didn’t know if she wanted to survive it.

About the Author: Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, Spirit of the Rebellion.

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Connect with Debbie:

Website: http://dk-peterson.com/
Blog: http://debbie-peterson.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbiePeterson1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debbie-Peterson-Author/214882805206529?ref=tn_tnmn

Buy Shadow of the Witte Wieven at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or All Romance eBooks.

SHADOW OF THE WITTE WIEVEN by Debbie Peterson

Original Post By Kit ‘N Kabookle (Check it out! ^-^)

SHADOW OF THE WITTE WIEVEN
by Debbie Peterson

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

EXCERPT
The idea one could dream and take part inside another dream never once occurred to Aliyana. Nor, had it ever happened to her before. Yet, she couldn’t find any other explanation for this bizarre experience. She found herself in a strange bed, gazing at a very handsome, broad-shouldered, well-muscled man. The tall, handsome man in question had light brown, shoulder length hair, which he combed back away from his face. His short, well-trimmed beard and mustache seemed darker than his hair or at least it did in this light. He had incredible sky blue eyes, infectious laughter, and a dimpled smile that would melt the iciest heart.

The only trouble with this picture? The form-fitting black doublet he wore looked like something straight out of ‘The Three Musketeers,’ minus the ridiculous broad-brimmed, large feathered hat. And—she wouldn’t be surprised to find him onboard the ship she encountered just before her plane collided with that massive rock. If any of that really happened.

On top of all that, he just told her to call him ‘Wolf’ using a very charming Germanic accent, probably Dutch, gauging from his surname. Okay, Wolf, from which part of my scrambled brain did I conjure a man like you? She closed her eyes once again. Perhaps in so doing she could escape this whacky dream altogether and wake up somewhere else. Some place a little more normal.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBBIE
Please welcome Debbie to Kit ‘N Kabookle!

Hello Mary! Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! It’s a pleasure to be here and answer some of your questions, so let’s get started, shall we?

-What made you want to write?

I think it was just the desire to put the stories in my head down on paper. I should also mention that my husband gets the credit for turning that desire into a reality. Without his encouragement, my stories might still be floating around inside the imagination portion of my brain.

-What draws you to your genre of choice?

I love making the impossible, possible. As a child I often pretended I was a good witch who could perform magic. In my make believe world, dragons, fairies, unicorns, and the ever majestic pegasus were all common. I also loved the fairytales and the joy of happily ever after. No one should be surprised then, when my genre of choice is paranormal and fantasy romance.

-Name a fun fact you learned researching this project.

In some of my mythology books, I came across the term “Witte Wieven” (which in this book is the name of Wolf’s ship) more than once. But not until I wrote the story did I learn who and what the name referred to. The Germanic “Witte Wieven” or “wise women” of legend are amazing herbalists, healers and seers. They are well respected in many cultures for their abilities, wisdom and benevolence. However, arouse their ire, and you could probably live to regret encountering them at all. Now, why would Wolf name his ship “Witte Wieven” of all things? The answer to that question is revealed in the prequel, Van Locken’s Witch. Suffice it to say, a lovely descendent of the witte wieven saves Wolf’s life and in friendship, respect and gratitude, he named his ship for her.

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

I can’t think of a single one I wouldn’t. All of them are fun and fascinating in their own way.

-For aspiring writers, any tips?

Keep writing, polish your work until it shines, and never, ever give up.

ABOUT DEBBIE
Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Find Debbie online:

website
blog
Facebook
Twitter @DebbiePeterson1


Hey, readers,

Join me in thanking Debbie for an awesome interview!

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And enter the giveaway.

Author Debbie Peterson on the Inspiration Behind SHADOW OF THE WITTE WIEVEN + Giveaway

Originally Posted By Mad Hoydenish (Check it out and enter the giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson, a fantasy paranormal romance available now from Inkspell Publishing. This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the banner to visit other stops on this tour.

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BLURB

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

EXCERPT

“Are you going to answer the question, or are you not?” he quipped, ignoring her comment altogether.

“Ooh! Tu’ eres el hombre más exasperante que he tenido la desgracia de conocer!” she huffed as she folded her arms and slammed them hard against her chest.

“Sorry?” His eyes danced with sudden merriment, while his lips twitched in amusement. “I didn’t quite catch all that!”

In response to his mirth, she once again clenched her teeth. She could feel her cheeks flame as she jerked a pointed a finger toward his chest. “I said, you are the most exasperating man I’ve ever had the misfortune—”

The moment she drove her finger forward, her words abruptly ended and so did his mirth. Aliyana touched the tip of her tongue to her lips as she stared at what she could see of her finger. She slowly withdrew it from inside his chest, gazed at the digit, repeated her actions once more, and then gazed into his sky-blue eyes.

“Aliyana,” Wolf whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. This isn’t what you think.”

She struggled to make sense of this new quandary. Her bewildered gaze shifted to his arms that still held her fast, traveled their length, and then rose to his face. Her lovely eyes, filled with such delightful indignation a moment ago, now held a trace of apprehension.

“Who are you?” she asked in a voice just audible to his ears. “Better yet, what are you?”

GUEST POST: Inspiration Behind Shadow of the Witte Wieven

Hello Tallulah! I am thrilled to be here with you today and share with you and your readers a little bit about the inspiration behind Shadow of the Witte Wieven.

First of all, you need to know that I love most all forms of artwork. Anyone who can pick up a brush and some paint, then create something breathtaking has my utmost respect. I wish I could do it, but I’m afraid I can do little more than draw some impressive stick figures for your entertainment. Anyway, one day while perusing a gallery filled with impressive works of art, I happened across a beautiful painting of a fierce lighting storm over an ocean. The colors used by the artist were just amazing and that got my imagination going. My thoughts eventually found their way to the Bermuda Triangle reports of the strange and bizarre–as well as the ferocity of the anomalous storms as witnessed by those who found their way out of them. From there, the “what if” part of my imagination took over.

“What if” a modern woman, let’s make her a DEA agent, fleeing from the Columbian drug lord bent on her demise, stole his plane in order to preserve her life? “What if” one of the infamous storms in the Bermuda Triangle flared while making her escape? “What if” during that storm, she crossed paths with a handsome 17th century captain who commanded a brigantine? “What if” during a like storm in the 17th century, he slipped into another dimension? “What if” he could revisit his former realm from time to time? What would happen if he fell in love with the beautiful DEA agent he encountered, and she with him? What choices would they then have to make?

Thus, Shadow of the Witte Wieven was born. I had a lot of fun writing this book and for those of you who choose to read it, I hope you find the same enjoyment as you immerse yourself in the story. If you do, drop me a line and tell me what you think! I love and appreciate hearing from all my readers!

AUTHOR Bio and Links

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Connect with Debbie:
Website: http://dk-peterson.com/
Blog: http://debbie-peterson.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbiePeterson1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debbie-Peterson-Author/214882805206529?ref=tn_tnmn
Shadow of the Witte Wieven Buy links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Witte-Wieven-Debbie-Peterson-ebook/dp/B007W97VMC/
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Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson [Guest Post & Giveaway]

Originally Posted By SBM Book Obsession

Shadow of the Witte Wieven

by Debbie Peterson

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BLURB:

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

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EXCERPT

The idea one could dream and take part inside another dream never once occurred to Aliyana. Nor, had it ever happened to her before. Yet, she couldn’t find any other explanation for this bizarre experience. She found herself in a strange bed, gazing at a very handsome, broad-shouldered, well-muscled man. The tall, handsome man in question had light brown, shoulder length hair, which he combed back away from his face. His short, well-trimmed beard and mustache seemed darker than his hair or at least it did in this light. He had incredible sky blue eyes, infectious laughter, and a dimpled smile that would melt the iciest heart.

The only trouble with this picture? The form-fitting black doublet he wore looked like something straight out of ‘The Three Musketeers,’ minus the ridiculous broad-brimmed, large feathered hat. And—she wouldn’t be surprised to find him onboard the ship she encountered just before her plane collided with that massive rock. If any of that really happened.

On top of all that, he just told her to call him ‘Wolf’ using a very charming Germanic accent, probably Dutch, gauging from his surname. Okay, Wolf, from which part of my scrambled brain did I conjure a man like you? She closed her eyes once again. Perhaps in so doing she could escape this whacky dream altogether and wake up somewhere else. Some place a little more normal.

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Guest Post

First, I would like to thank my very lovely hostess for inviting me to her wonderful blog! She has asked me to share the inspiration behind Shadow of the Witte Wieven with all of you today. That made me happy because this is a story I really like to share with my readers and it goes something like this:

One fine day, while perusing a gallery of various portraits, I came across a painting of a wild storm over an ocean. The colors used by the artist were fabulous. He used vivid purples and varying shades of gray to paint the clouds. He had white capped waves rising up out of the dark blue waters. To cap it off, he painted a breathtaking burst of lightning that lit up both sky and sea. This painting literally gave me shivers that raced up and down my spine. While I studied it, one thought led to another and somewhere along the way, they settled on the Bermuda Triangle myths. Those myths always mention an unearthly storm that engulfs its victim, do they not? At that moment, my imagination took over. I could suddenly see a 17th century ship emerging out of the mist.

I wondered then what would happen if that ship, which had endured and survived such a storm during the 17th century, reappeared in modern day. Better yet, what if that ship all but collided with an airplane in trouble seeking a place to land? What if the pilot happened to be a very lovely American DEA agent–working deeply undercover–who not only had to escape a drug cartel, but also needed to save the lives of the government officials for whom she worked?

What if the very handsome captain of that 17th century ship, with some unique skills of his own, offered to help our very independent, self-sufficient heroine in her quest?

With those thoughts in mind, Shadow of the Witte Wieven was born. I had a lot of fun writing this book. As with all of my stories, my characters emerge with a will of their own. They often say and do things that I don’t always expect, and this definitely occurred in this story. For those who choose to read it, and I hope all of you do, my wish is that you have as much fun reading it, as I did writing it!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Connect with Debbie:

Website: http://dk-peterson.com/

Blog: http://debbie-peterson.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbiePeterson1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debbie-Peterson-Author/214882805206529?ref=tn_tnmn

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