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January 13, 2017

Abigail Owen / Meet the Muse / Bait N' Witch

Welcome to my new feature to support my fellow authors from The Wild Rose Press! I will be featuring one author for each letter of the alphabet. I also created a few new guest post options, which I hope you'll enjoy. For this one, I ask authors to tell us about their muse.

Please help me to welcome the author for A . . . Abigail Owen!

1. Tell us about your recent release.

Bait N’ Witch is the third book in my Legendary Consultants series of paranormal romance novellas. Each novella features different paranormal creatures, and this one focuses on witches…

Rowan McAuliffe has been hiding most of her life. Secretly trained in her powers by an unusual source, she’d been taught not to trust anyone. Especially other witches. However, after she was forced to perform a hateful act against her will, she now hides from the Mage High Council who seek answers, and possibly her life.

Greyson Masters is the Council’s best enforcer–a witch hunter who lays down the law. Despite the danger of his job, Greyson is also raising his triplet daughters. Alone. Budding new witches who display an alarming combined power no one understands. Too bad he hasn’t got a clue how to deal with them.

Little does Greyson realize that the new nanny sent to him by Legendary Consultants is the very witch he is hunting. When the truth is revealed, can these two opposing forces find a way to listen to their hearts? Or will Greyson have to follow orders and kill Rowan–the one woman who has made his soul come alive?

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2. Who is your muse?

My muse for every story I write is my heroine. For Bait N’ Witch, that means my heroine is Rowan McAuliffe. Rowan and I met when I was working on Her Demigod Complex. Rowan showed up toward the end, and jumped off the page practically waving her arms in the air and shouting, write me a story too! Characters have a habit of doing that to me. Lol.

3. What does your muse look like?

Rowan has long, dark red curly hair and lovely grey eyes. Although, as a witch she can change her appearance. She once showed up with green hair and some funky colored eyes, each a different color. Of course, she was hiding from a demigod and some werewolves at the time.

4. Describe your muse’s personality.

Rowan is a witch with an interesting past. One which means hiding who she truly is in order to protect herself. But she just can’t hide her quirky personality and blunt opinions around Grey, the warlock she’s nannying for.

5. How do you tempt your muse to work?

I’m a bit of a slave driver. I work on a book every single day. My various muses (all my heroines) do get time off now and then, when I’m working with a different muse. When we disagree about working, my muse and I sit down and go over notes from old workshops, we brainstorm, and then we write anyway. Doesn’t always work, but it gets words on the page.

6. When/where does your muse inspire you the most?

At the most inopportune times, usually. Lol. My best ideas come in the middle of the night, or in the shower, or in the middle of a meeting when I can’t jump on it right away. All my muses do that. Maybe it’s a conspiracy to drive me nuts. J

7. Has your muse ever gone on strike?

Absolutely. Rowan got pretty irritated with how she kept getting bumped for other projects and deadlines. It took a lot of groveling to finally get her story finished to her satisfaction. But I’m happy to say she got her HEA!

8. What would your muse’s motto be to get your butt into gear?

Suck it up buttercup and write. Mama needs a HEA.

9. What was your relationship like with your muse while writing BAIT N’ WITCH?

Like any friendship, there’s a period of time where you get to know each other. Then a friendship solidifies. There might be some bumps here and there. But by the end of the project, you can practically finish each others’ sentences.

10. Are you and your muse working on something new?

It’ll probably be a little while before I work with Rowan on any new story, and even then it’ll just be for a few pages here and there. My muse at the moment is Holly Jensen. She is shy but has a great sense of humor. I’m trying to work out a HEA for her with Cash Hill in Saving the Sheriff and see if a publisher likes the changes. Fingers crossed!


Award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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Good luck, Abigail! And thanks for letting us meet Rowan.

Please leave a comment for Abigail. :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Muses can be tough. I imagine one who is a witch is even tougher.

M.J. Fifield said...

Love that muse's motto. Though I think my characters would know better than to ask for a happily ever after. :)

Best of luck to you both, Abigail and Rowan. Happy writing!

nashvillecats2 said...

Wonderful feature Chrys, Good luck to both Abigail and Rowan,


Birgit said...

Great to learn about other authors and to showcase them here. Love that the muse is the current lead character in the book. Rowan sounds alive from just the writing here.

Pat Hatt said...

A witch as a muse must be spell binding lol gotta hate when they go on strike

Liz A. said...

Rowan sounds like quite the personality.

sage said...

what an interesting muse!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

A very nice interview. Cool muse(s).

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - what a great addition to your blog - to help other authors get promoted ... I obviously need to change my name to Zoe, or Xanthia ... but I think this is a generous idea. Abigail and her witches will entertain her readers ... cheers Hilary

Abigail Owen said...

Thank you so much for hosting me! Much appreciated, and a really fun post to write. :)

Abigail Owen said...

I'm not sure who was tougher...the witch or the dragon-shifting empath with amnesia and heart break in Black Orchid. Lol.

Abigail Owen said...

She earned that HEA. ;) Thank you!

Abigail Owen said...

Thank you! :)

Abigail Owen said...

My female characters are real people in my head. That's for sure. Hopefully in my old age that doesn't turn into some kind of syndrome. Lol.

Abigail Owen said...

They are are to find, and then hard to persuade to forgive. Stubborn women those witches. ;)

Abigail Owen said...

She was really fun to write! :)

Abigail Owen said...

Thanks! I had a lot of fun with her. :)

Abigail Owen said...


Abigail Owen said...

I loved her idea for the different types of posts and the features. Such a fun time. :)

And thanks!

diedre Knight said...

Chrys - What a wonderful way to show support for fellow authors!
Abigail - Your series sounds absolutely spellbinding ;-) "Feisty heroines and the sexy heroes who deserve them..." I love that! I look forward to seeing you around - on my bookshelf!

DMS said...

What a fun cover! Great to learn about Abigail and her books. Sounds like an awesome series.

Great that you are spotlighting fellow authors. Yeah! :)

Happy New Year!

Chrys Fey said...

You're so very welcome, Abigail!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks. I love to help my fellow authors any way that I can. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Jess! And thanks for stopping by. :)

Happy New Year!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you like this new feature, Hilary.

Ha. Yes, I don't have an author for X. But I do have one planned for Z. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this, Birgit. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Yvonne! I hope you're having a great weekend. :)

Lisa Thomson said...

Nice new series, Chrys! Nice to meet you Abigail and of course, your muse Rowan. This looks like a cute story!

Nas said...

Lovely to meet Abigail. Sounds interesting story premise.

Denise Covey said...

Hi to Abigail. Lovely of you to feature fellow WRP authors, Chrys. I like: Suck it up buttercup and write...true...and I love paranormal romance of course.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I think stories about witches are cool. I always envied them for their powers, especially the power to move things with their mind. I'd use that power to nudge people out of the way when they try to cut in front of me in line. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you like my new feature, Lisa! :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

What a great blurb! This book sounds like a lot of fun. I like the idea of having your protagonist as a muse too. So many writers apparently personify their muse and I don't. This is a neat solution.