Why Aint Juno in Alaska Anymore?

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Welcome to WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHENsday!

WHO?

book-cover-9313-0291I have multi published author Patricia Hudson with us today to answer these questions and more…

WHAT?

Patricia has a newly released paranormal romance… THE CALL

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Do you have a pet?

I am a pet addict.

I’ve had more dogs and horses than I can count, but alas, I am down to one horse, two dogs and a cat.

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My horse, Juno, who I had the pleasure of seeing born is my heart on four legs.

Isn’t Juno in Alaska?

She’s in Nashville with my trainer, but I visit often, see pictures weekly, and message and talk to Sam on a daily basis.

I love Nashville, live there myself!

Juno is our wonder horse. Two years ago, we discovered an OCD in her back hock. It’s a fairly typical condition in big horses and a routine surgery. Unless your horse is named Juno. JUNO 3She went through the surgery uneventfully, but developed a staph infection at the hospital. Thirty-five days later, constant discussions with the vet encouraging me to stick with her, she was returned to Sam for another six-months of physical therapy. A year later, the infection rose its ugly head and we fought to save her once again.

After two years of therapy and bringing her slowly back to her peak form, Juno decided that she wanted to be a jumper.

 

It was never our intention, but hey, she deserves to be heard. This will be her first year on the circuit. She already has a huge following because of her illnesses and loves the attention of crowds. A horse who struggles back from death’s door the way she did, has the heart that she does, loves people as if she herself were human is surely meant to do good things.

Awww, what a wonderful story. She’s beautiful!

Where does your novel take place? Why did you choose that location? Have you ever been there? 

Fishguard Wales2My novel, The Call, is set in west Wales. I chose that location for so many reasons.

Wales is my homeland.

I was born in Llanelli, and most of my family still lives in south Wales.

The country is steeped in the tradition of magic and mystery. Fishguard, Wales

West Wales is the setting because of the cliffs and beauty of the ocean as it pounds against the shoreline.

 

If you had one do-over in your life, WHAT would it be?

It’s not a particular incident, but if I could change anything about myself it would be to be braver. I wish I would have stepped outside the box and tried the things that rolled around in my head instead of fearing the unusual.

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I think writing and having your work published constitutes being brave. I’m just sayin’ 🙂

 

 

 

With that being said…on to Patricia’s book!

The Call

The Call
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WHEN?

Released April 28, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing

The Call Blurb

Is it witchcraft or madness? Angharad Jones heeds the call and relocates to Wales hoping to discover her heritage. She is unprepared for the battle of power unleashed upon her arrival.

Angharad, a successful author, seeks answers to explain the visions plaguing her since childhood. In a drastic move to uncover the mystery behind her visions, Angharad moves to Wales, the one place her mother refuses to talk about.

While renting a cottage in Fishguard, she meets Rhyse Williams, the handsome Chief Inspector, who is investigating the death of two students found naked and bound together on the beach below the cliffs surrounding the village; the same two students in Angharad’s vision. Their attraction to one another is immediate and intense, but can she trust Rhyse or will he run for the hills when she tells him about her visions. It is all unleashed when Angharad discovers that Rhyse is part of the call. Are they destined for love or betrayal? Murders are uncovered, spells are cast and love is found. The battle of power between good and evil begins.

And now, an excerpt from THE CALL…

Upon reaching the top of the hill, she discovered a wide expanse of yellowing sea grass that stretched to the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. Her lungs expanded as she breathed in the scent of the ocean. The tall grass rustled in the wind as Angharad ran, driven toward her destination.

Despite being fearful of heights, she stood at the edge of the cliff, unable to tear herself away, riveted by the ocean’s majestic power. She watched the ocean crash against the rocks below, creating swirls of white caps. Its strength and fury left her in awe. The tide was in, covering all signs of the beach that lay below the crashing waves.

Without warning, her headache roared in her skull, much like the waves crashing below, and she dropped to her knees, holding her head in agony. She swayed back and forth, her head riddled with pain, until the vision came. The face of a woman, in her mid-thirties, with long, curly, dark hair appeared in her mind. Her blue eyes set in a heart-shaped face stared vacantly as she floated in the sea her hair splayed around her. Angharad cried out as she recognized the similarity between the woman and her own appearance. It was as though she looked in a mirror. Holding her head, she began to sob uncontrollably. Tears splashed to her knees as she rocked back and forth. Maybe she saw herself in death. Whatever it was, she had a sense of overwhelming grief and screamed, the sound carried out to sea by the wind. Were her visions manifesting into her own reality? Absorbed in the memory of what she’d seen, she jumped when a hand touch her elbow.

“Miss, may I help you? What are you doing on the cliffs?”

She turned to the voice and exhaled a breath, relieved she was not yet lost to the madness in her mind. The stranger appeared concerned and held her steady as he helped her to her feet. When she opened her mouth to thank him, her words blew away with the wind. He led her down the path to his car, gently helping her into the front seat. Still struggling for awareness, she let the stranger drive her away.  

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About Patricia Hudson

Patricia Hudson was born in Wales, U.K. As a young girl she moved to America with her family and currently resides on a small horse farm in central Illinois, with her husband, David, two dogs, and her beloved quarter horse.book-cover-9313-0291

She has written seven books: Stolen Heartsreleased in 2013. The Call, Love on the Double T, Love’s Deception, and The Exchangeto be published in 2014. Also in production are The Circle, and Jana Morgan, PI.

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