Calluna: A Paranormal RomCom (Spell Library Book 4) by Jewels Arthur
Calluna is sassy, snarky, and doesn’t give a crap about, well, anything.
Calluna doesn’t believe in all this love garbage that she keeps seeing all over the town. Nope, she is just fine keeping to herself and her pet store, Beastie Besties, spank you very much.
When a goofy romance book draws her in and she is given a meerkat shifter, a fennec fox shifter, a fallen angel, and a griffin shifter — well, Calluna’s views on love might be in for a whirlwind of change.
Will this whirlwind romance get in the way of the mystery she has yet to solve? There is someone in town cursing animals with dark magic, causing her shop to become a land of misfit pets. Calluna is determined to break the curses and find the culprit but she’ll have to travel down a dark road herself.
Calluna is a paranormal romance that is a part of the Silver Springs shared universe. Calluna will not be choosing at the end.
I’m a wife and mother. My husband and I have been married for 22 years. Our sons are 21 and 16. I have a bachelors degree in history and just completed a master’s degree in organizational leadership.
By day I work in a middle school (years 6-8).
I love to travel and enjoy good food with friends. I’ve begun learning about wine the last couple of years and enjoy tastings and pairings. In my spare time I read, play video games and watch all manner of British tv and cooking shows.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I didn’t always want to be an author, but I have always told stories. I started writing poetry in high school and continued in college and after I was married.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
The initial inspiration for Lotus was winning the 13th Jewel Contest sponsored by the Silver Springs authors. I knew how my character was going to get whammied with a love spell, I just needed to let my imagination find the details.
What are you working on now?
This summer I’ll start working on a sequel to Lotus. I’ll also start plotting out Phoenix’s story.
Do you have any quirks while working?
I’m quirky in general, but I do have a few things. Music is a must when I’m writing. I typically put Spotify on random and let music play. I also burn my favorite candle, Sage & Citrus by Yankee Candle Co., and I chew Mentos gum while I write.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope to improve my writing and continue creating stories people love, in Silver Springs and out.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Find mentors! The insights and advice of people who have walked the path ahead of you are invaluable. Publishing is more than Spell check in your word processing program and your alpha/beta team. Seek out the people who will support you and guide you along.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Thank you!! Without your support and willingness to take a chance on a new author, Lotus wouldn’t be the hit she is!