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Guest Post: “Like Thunder and Lightning: Spies and Paranormal Romance” by Zoe Forward

His Witch To Keep Zoe Forward

So ya’ll love a sexy contemporary romance with a blow-you-away, larger-than-life spy character who gets your heart racing and leaves you sighing?

Spies and romance…they go together like thunder and lightning or wine and cheese. We love a good spy in our romance. Who doesn’t love a character who’s out there saving the world with a bit of panache and smolder? I think spies are popular in romance because they’re mysterious adrenaline junkies who only thrive when living on the edge of life or death. We find their stories addictive, exciting, and the characters are inherently sexy.

As a spy our hero is a gentleman who treats his girl with respect and who would go to the ends of the earth to protect her. Make him a paranormal guy, and now he’s all that plus he’s an alpha take-charge kind of guy with preternatural powers. Swoon.

What about a paranormal spy heroine? For starters, we’ve got too few kick-ass spy heroines out there and even fewer in the paranormal world. Our girl can be highly trained, independent and meet mister alpha head-to-head. Of course, she’s got to have a small chink in the armor around her heart when it comes to the right guy, the one who can and will blast his way through her armor.

Now toss in a hero and heroine spy…true lightning and thunder. That’s my latest in the Keepers of the Veil paranormal romance series, His Witch To Keep. She’s MI6 (England) and he’s FSB (Russia). She’s a badass witch and he’s a supernatural FSB assassin. In the real world no one knows they’re magical, but their extra special abilities sure do make them exceptional when on a mission for their country. They’re professional enemies who’re cursed with an outrageous attraction that might be due to some Greek god meddling. Holy cow, do these two sizzle when in the same room.

Protecting her was one thing. Keeping her was another…

Serenity Danssaert was already in way over her head. Not even her MI6 training or her powers as one of the seven Pleiades witches is going to save her sister. Then Alexi Jovec shows up. A secret operative working for unknown forces, he’s impossibly sexy and dangerous…and the guy who bailed on Serenity after a red-hot, racy night.

So bonding to him as her destined—the One—is so very wrong.

While Alexi’s need to own Serenity—body, soul, and beyond—is nearly unbearable, it’s also forbidden. He’s the last man who could ever be her destined. Besides, Hades’s right-hand man cannot bond with a chosen Pleiades witch. He may be the one man who can protect her, but she can never be his to keep.

Zoe ForwardZoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.

When she’s not typing at her laptop she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, her blog, and

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