Thursday, 26 May 2016

Forever and One Week: Guest Post by Caroline Cairn #paranormal #romance #giveaway #free

This is my stop during the blog tour for Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 25 till 29 May, view the tour schedule here.
When I began thinking of writing a paranormal romance story, I wanted to avoid the common elements I found in the genre. So my supernatural being would not be a warrior fighting a war against evil. There wouldn’t be any vampires or shifters. There wouldn’t be a destined mate, or a love triangle between special people. And the non-human traits of my characters wouldn’t take over their humanity.

I decided first to involve genies because those hadn’t been portrayed too often, but I also wanted a twist on the myth. So I mixed them with a more common supernatural being: a ghost, with a human past. I called the resulting entity Spirit.

Then the idea of this Spirit earning their salvation came to me when I realized that a lot of the books I had been reading at the time involved the woman being saved by the man, even when said woman seemed strong and witty enough not to need to be rescued.
I wanted my heroine to be the saviour, and I wanted her to do it without weapons or powers, but through sheer kindness. Sheer humanity.

Afterwards, since I live in the Highlands of Scotland, I looked into the Scottish Celtic history, and tried to find interesting facts, which, without revealing too much of the book, bear an influence on two of the recurring characters and are at the forefront of the origin of the Spirits of Saoradh. Hence why the word “Saoradh” is a Scottish Gaelic word, meaning “redemption”.

I introduced elements of guilt, of sentence and punishment, of good versus bad, and of reawakening. The Void was created to symbolize that realm between death and life, between guilt and salvation, between good and bad. A place of nothing and nowhere, similar in a way to Purgatory.

Last but not least, I wanted my villains to be multi-dimensional instead of pure evil, again because no one is all black or white, except in fairy tales and movies.
And so the world of the Spirits of Saoradh was born.

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Forever and One WeekForever and One Week (Spirits of Saoradh #2)
by Caroline Cairn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 24 April, 2016

The Spirits of Saoradh, who carry the guilt of a crime they committed when they were alive, now spend their ghostly days in the Void, dark nothingness where time and space are distorted. Until they get bound to a human. As often as needed, that human can call them to the real world, ask them to grant a wish, then send them back to the Void. The Spirits also have to follow strict rules or be punished, unaware that they can earn their redemption through a selfless sacrifice.

Spirit Logan despises the obedience he has to show to his humans, and prefers the enjoyable solitude of the Void. For three years, he has managed to threaten them into severing their bond, thus having his memory wiped of their existence. Except his latest human, an emotionless woman with a secret past, isn’t scared of him. Worse, she doesn’t care about his ability to make wishes come true.

Tessa, a twenty-six-year-old nursery teacher in Fort William, Scotland, doesn’t expect a sullen ghost only she can see and touch to burst through her solid defences. Both dismayed and intrigued, she offers Logan a deal he can’t refuse: to live with her in the human world for one week, at the end of which she will agree to release him.

Slowly, Tessa braves through the safety of her detachment towards people to show Logan some kindness. But the more her feelings deepen, the more Logan increases his distance…

You can find Forever and One Week on Goodreads

You can buy Forever and One Week here:
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First book in the series:
Forever HersForever Hers (Spirits of Saoradh #1)
by Caroline Cairn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: November 27, 2015

Feisty twenty-four-year old Holly, or Miss Greedy as her friends call her, receives a wooden cube as a gift from an enigmatic elderly lady who happens to be her mother’s new neighbour in Lossiemouth, a small Scottish fishing town. What she doesn’t expect, is for the cube to contain Blayne, a Spirit of Saoradh only she can see and touch.

Blayne is a playful, headstrong ghost with no recollection of his human past and an ability to grant Holly’s wishes whenever she calls for him — as long as said wishes don’t raise any questions from the public that is. So a shiny new car might be out of the question, but the possibility of a flat stomach, a consistently spotless house or a perfect daily hairstyle more than make up for it. Through their incessant banter, Holly and Blayne grow closer while fighting against their mutual attraction since they have no possible future together.

But when the painful reality of Blayne’s existence is revealed, Holly will realize that it’s not always the girl who needs to be saved.

You can find Forever Hers on Goodreads

You can grab your free copy of Forever Hers here:
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About the Author:
Born and raised in France, Caroline Cairn studied hotel management before spending a couple of years in England, Ireland and Belgium. In 2001, she and her husband settled close to the Loch Ness monster in the Highlands of Scotland, and soon, two children and about thirteen fish joined them.
Dramatic scenes are still her favourite to work on, which is perhaps a reminiscence of her teenage years when every single ones of her stories had to end in epic tragedy (Shakespeare had nothing on her).
Thankfully, these days, she veers towards the happy-ever-after finale in a glorious orange and red sunset.

You can find and contact Caroline here:
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- Twitter
- Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being part of this blog tour! I enjoyed reading this guest post about how the author came up with the idea for this series! It definitely is an original take on the genie or ghosts genres.


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