First of all: today and tomorrow, my novella BACK TO BITE YOU is FREE on Amazon.com. (Just had to get that off my chest.) I’d love to give away as many copies as possible, so please go on over there and snag one! Here’s the link, and I’ll include it again at the bottom of the post, just in case.
Second, this is my day to come up with a trivia question, which will be at the bottom of this blog. It’s not a historical question, but my post is on a historical topic — Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, Canada. It’s not your standard castle but more of a Victorian mansion, built in the late 1800’s for coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. It has gorgeous woodwork and stained glass, and touring it was a pleasure. Here it is from the outside. (Pretend the modern-day cars aren’t there.)
Here’s the main staircase, looking up from the bottom floor to the tower at the top:
I wish the thistle pic had turned out better!
It’s my favorite, as it represents the Scottish heritage of the Dunsmuir family.
What I enjoyed most about the castle was the tower at the top (which unfortunately is not visible in my photo of the whole castle) — because I got to imagine a heroine in peril climbing out of the tower window and over the railing, escaping along the steep roofs and gutters in the midst of a raging storm, and the villain plunging four stories to his death. Fun stuff!
And once again, pretty please hop on over to Amazon.com and get your free copy of BACK TO BITE YOU. The blurb is below, and my very easy trivia question is below that.
IS THIS LOVE – OR MURDER?
A FEMALE VAMPIRE IN HIDING.
When vampire Mirabel Lane goes to Bayou Gavotte to hide out from the mobster she just dumped, the last thing she expects is to inherit a house. No, make that the second to last thing. What she really doesn’t expect is to fall for the previous owner’s gorgeous grandson.
A HUNK WITH A MISSION.
When Gerry Kingsley goes to Bayou Gavotte to check out probable gold-digger and possible murderer Mirabel Lane, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with the irresistible twenty-something vampire.
A SINISTER HISTORY UNCOVERED.
No, what he really doesn’t expect is to unearth―once and for all―his family’s dark, convoluted past.
Now for the trivia question: What kind of paranormal being is the heroine of Back to Bite You? Please use the answer form at the top of the blog page. Do NOT answer in the comment field.