by Catherine Green
Hello, welcome, and thank you to Annamaria for hosting me today on your blog! My name is Catherine Green and I am here to share a little detail about my adult paranormal romance series the Redcliffe novels. There are currently three books in the series, with more to follow. They are set in the fictional town of Redcliffe in Cornwall, England, and follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she falls in love with a vampire and his identical twin werewolf brother, discovering the secrets and monsters of her home town.
Location is an important element to any story. I chose Cornwall, England as the location for my Redcliffe novels. The town of Redcliffe is fictional, but it is based on the real town of Looe and the fishing village of Polperro in East Cornwall. I have spent many happy holidays in Looe, wandering through the town, enjoying the local shops and sunbathing on the sandy beach that is sheltered by high, rocky cliffs.
Cornwall has a rugged, romantic appeal to creative minds. In the literary world, it is most famous for the novel Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier. She provokes a gothic enchantment in her writing, and the wild and untamed landscape of rural Cornwall is the perfect setting for her stories of love and passion.
My stories are also about love and passion, which is why I needed an appropriately wild setting. I had to locate Redcliffe on the coast of Cornwall, because the ocean is an important element. I have yet to understand exactly why that is, but I am sure all will be revealed as the series develops. I understand the importance of featuring lots of cliffs and caves, because they conceal the lair of the Redcliffe werewolf pack. I draw on tales of pirates and smugglers for my inspiration in this department.
Throughout the first three Redcliffe novels, location features prominently in Jessica’s life-changing experiences. At the very beginning of Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel), she dreams about being pursued by a monster. Little does she know exactly whom that monster will turn out to be! In Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel), the theme continues as Jessica explores the Redcliffe werewolf lair; a series of caves hidden beneath the cliffs that gave the town its name.
In Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel), we move away from the seaside just a little, and explore the forest of Redcliffe. This dense wooded area actually encroaches upon the cliff edge in places, offering an eerie and haunting location steeped in folklore. Rumours have it that wild dogs have been sighted running through Redcliffe forest on a moonlit night, but the townsfolk simply get on with their own quiet lives. Only those who know the town’s supernatural secrets understand the importance of Redcliffe forest as both a hunting ground and sanctuary for its non-human inhabitants.
I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to the Redcliffe novels. For more details, excerpts from the books, and free short stories, please see my websites. Thank you for stopping by!
About the books:
Love Hurts is about a young woman who runs a bookshop in Cornwall with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost…
Love Kills is book 2 in the developing Redcliffe series. In the quiet Cornish seaside town of Redcliffe, Jessica Stone recovers from an horrific werewolf attack and comes to terms with revelations that her lover, Jack Mason, is a vampire, his brother, Danny, the werewolf pack leader, and her best friend, Simon, is a werewolf. Add to that her discovery that she is a witch, and life is suddenly a whole lot harder than it used to be. Jessica has to fight for her own life and Jack’s when faced with his jealous vampire master who wants her old lover back. But things are never easy, and a vampire master is not so easy to defeat…
Life has changed forever in Redcliffe, Cornwall. Jessica Stone used to be a normal, happy human. Now she is an angry, conflicted and confused witch. It all happened when she met Detective Jack Mason and his identical twin brother Danny. Jessica almost died twice, fell into a love triangle, and she became a murderer. Now she faces the ultimate challenge as she continues the fight to save the man she loves, while simultaneously struggling with her lust for his werewolf brother and their vampire friend. Can she survive, or will love finally end her life completely?
Author of adult paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels, Catherine Green was raised on books from a young age, and has happy memories of Saturday mornings spent in her small local library, devouring the contents of the shelves. Aside from the Redcliffe novels, Catherine has short stories published in YA anthologies, non-fiction articles featured on Suite101, is a contributing writer for Write and Share UK, and is also a freelance copy writer and copy editor.
Catherine has always been fascinated by the supernatural world, and it feels natural for her to write about vampires, werewolves, witches and other mystical creatures in her contemporary stories. She is a shaman in training and a mother of one, with an interest in crafts and social history. Catherine practises Law of Attraction and truly believes that everyone can achieve their dreams if they can step beyond the fear of social conformity.
You can find Catherine in the following places:
My author website: http://www.catherine-green.co.uk
My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CatherineGreenAuthor
My Twitter page: http://twitter.com/SpookyMrsGreen