Livia Quinn is a D.C. native living in Louisiana and author of eight books about the communities around Storm Lake. With many interruptions in her career and her life involving weather, it’s only natural that storms would be at the center of many of her stories. She's a business owner and professional singer, has worked as a computer trainer, plant manager, and mail lady.
Hi, Penny. I’m delighted to be able to talk about my newest release, the Storm Lake Box Set 1 (Destiny) Books 1-3 in my Destiny Paramortals series.
The tagline: Is it Mayberry or Middle Earth? It depends.
See, there are leylines running across the west end, which brings power to the quirky Paramortals who live there. The further east you go the less supernatural powers the residents have but all are subject to the wild weather engendered by this long deep lake in the heart of South Louisiana.
The story begins in Storm Crazy with Tempest Pomeroy, a mail carrier and Tempestaerie who discovers her brother’s genie bottle missing. She and the sheriff get off to a rocky start in book one, and it doesn’t get much better after he finds her bashing in a locker at the clubhouse to get her brother’s bottle back, ten feet from a dead body.
The series continues with Cry Me a River and is as much Jack Lang’s coming of age story as Tempe’s since he knows nothing of the supernatural and thinks he’s moved to a quaint small town, like Mayberry, to raise his teenage daughter. In book three, Eve of Chaos, we meet Destiny’s newest resident, Conor who sets his sights quickly on Montana, Tempe’s friend, and Jack’s hoping he’ll save the day for all of them during the Chaos when all Paramortals lose their power for twenty-four hours (in Book4 which comes out in June).
Here’s a blurb:
Storm Lake – is it Mayberry or Middle Earth?
My name is Tempest Pomeroy, and my human job is delivering the mail in Destiny, Louisiana. I’m also a Paramortal like my family, or I’m supposed to be. If I didn’t have a few little talents, I’d think I was adopted. It’s just two weeks until Mardi Gras, and I’m having a bad day. That’s like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on the Gulf Coast.
First, River’s amphora went missing- that’s genie bottle to you mere-mortals- and on my first delivery a handsome scantily clad doctor triggered some sort of hallucination, with just a touch. Pheromones? Then, one of my customers had a stroke while reading me the riot act over a piece of mail, but I saved the old grouch with a zap of my Zeus juice! It was the first time I’d actually called my power on purpose, and Destiny’s hunky new sheriff almost saw me use my magic- big no-no- when he responded to the call. He showed up again when the local florist filed a complaint against me for dropping a seventy-five pound box on his foot. Yeah, I did it, but it was kind of an accident. He put his hand where it didn’t belong, and my fingers… sorta slipped. Then, things got worse. I discovered a dead body in the clubhouse and rescued my brother’s amphora from a locker, bashing it in with a Greg Norman wedge. Guess who showed up? You guessed it.
I’ve denied my heritage for too long. Now, my brother is missing, my mother’s out of pocket, and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking a claim over a poodle. I am no one’s poodle. Is it any wonder I’m calling this the worst M.A.L.E day of my life? My friend Aurora says all the chaos is a sign of my quickening Tempestaerie power, and more changes are on the wind.
Oh, and the sheriff? He thought he’d settled in a normal small town to raise his teenage daughter- like Mayberry?! We’ll see how that turns out… Things better settle down soon, ‘cause I’m about to go Storm Crazy.
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