I love mythology and folklore. The stories passed verbally from generation to generation range from the fantastical to the cautionary. Before history was written down, beliefs and past events were captured in fabulous tales told in such a way that they were guaranteed to stay with the listener. It was a necessary requirement. The only way the story would live on was through the next rendition of it. And people being individuals with their own personalities and beliefs often tweaked the story to suit whatever they believed. It’s the reason why there are often so many versions of a myth.
One thing they all contain is a world rich in imagery. It’s that fact that I find the most fascinating and it’s the one I love to embrace when I’m looking for story ideas. One of my favorite, the Wild Hunt myth, is the basis of my Wild Hunt series. J
What is it, you might ask? Well, like most myths it has a multitude of interpretations, but they all generally have one aspect in common—the Wild Hunt is a spectral procession of hounds and horsemen riding across the night sky in the pursuit of prey. Some versions differ on what they are searching for, if anything in particular.
My Wild Hunt series embraces aspects of several versions of the myth. In my world, the Huntsmen are protectors of the innocent who round up escaped creatures from Hell. Birthed from the Lord of the Underworld and a human mother, they have ties to both realms. They are as untamed and wicked as the Hunt is often depicted, until they meet their true love, of course. Only a special person can love a demigod who can turn into a beast from Hell. Once they find that special person, they’ll make them the center of their world.
I’m in the process of expanding and reediting book 1 of this series, and soon I’ll be rereleasing it along with a prequel and book 2.
Arawn, Lord of the Underworld, understands pain and suffering. Every second of every day, he shares in the agony of those who have been wronged. He vows to avenge them, but his sacrifice turns him into a pawn. There’s strength in numbers, though. And he’ll need every one of his Huntsmen to win the greatest game of all time—the Wild Hunt.
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.
She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.
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