Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Day in the Life of Mysti Wild from Mysti and Starr by Kate Hill

Sometimes those stories behind the story are just as interesting as the book itself. Today, author Kate Hill is taking us deeper into the life of her heroine Mysti Wild from her new book Mysti and Starr. You can also read an excerpt from the book! Be sure to follow the tour for even more fun. Leave thoughts and comments for the author along the way. And of course, be sure to enter the giveaway!


Life Changes - A Day in the Life of Mysti Wild

I remember how things used to be. I’d wake up, exercise a little--my cousins and I love yoga--and then I’d spend a few hours working on edits. My family runs a publishing house that specializes in the paranormal, and I’ve been an editor there for years. I really like my job, but I’m also an artist. When I need a break from edits, I’ll go outside with my sketchbook. Currently I’m working on a Wild family tarot deck. Sometimes my cousin Christa and I will spend a whole day at the lake, just sketching. Christa is actually a better artist. She does most of the covers for our family’s company, but where was I? A day in my life. Well, that relaxing life has changed for me.

Meeting my soulmate, Starr, and his demon-fighting family showed me parts of the world I didn’t know existed--or maybe I just didn’t want to admit it. Now when I wake up in the morning, exercise is a little yoga and a lot of fight training with Starr and his mom. She’s great, and I almost pity the demons who cross her path. I still work for my family’s company, but I’m also involved in Starr’s work. Because of him, I’ve rediscovered psychic powers that I had buried since childhood. In the past, my ancestors were witch warriors. Now the Wilds have stepped up again because demons are becoming a worse threat to our world.

A typical day in my life? Since meeting Starr, no day is typical anymore. I never know what’s coming, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mysti Wild is the heroine of Mysti and Starr (Wild Witches of Beaver Bay 1), from Changeling Press.

Mysti and Starr 

A blazing trail only he can see leads demon hunting biker Starr Johanson to his destined mate. A blessing placed on her family’s ancestral land summons Mysti Wild to the cabin where she’ll meet the man fated to share her life.

Each fears the other will be frightened by magic they don’t understand, but they quickly learn to trust each other, because no one can resist the person they were born to love.

Read an excerpt:
In a blink, Starr appeared alongside a tall, rough-looking man, also wearing black. The man had a steel gray beard and large, dark eyes that swept the room, seeming to take in everything in a single glance. “Go ahead, baby. Get rid of that shit,” the redheaded woman said to Starr.

His expression distant, Starr strode out of the room like a man on a mission, and Mysti knew that he was. Something about his demeanor reminded her of last night, when he’d absorbed the demon. If he had gone to the demons’ realm -- however impossible it seemed -- she had no doubt he had used his weapon to destroy them.

Worried, Mysti tried to follow him, but a firm hand on her upper arm stopped her. She spun to face the redhead. The woman had to be at least six feet tall. Something about her seemed so familiar. “Mysti, right? Honey, he needs to go.”

Holding her gaze, Mysti said, “I know what he has to do.”

A faint smile touched the woman’s lips. “Well then. Let’s go.” Mysti wasn’t sure what the woman meant. Mysti was on unfamiliar ground in every way, so she took the redhead’s lead. “I’m Amber, by the way. Starr’s mama.”

They walked upstairs and into the room with the glass doors that were now wide open. Starr stood in the middle of the pond, expelling flames. They crackled and smoke wafted on the air. Toward the end, he bellowed and the surface of the water churned. Mysti’s stomach clenched. “Is he okay?”

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About Kate Hill

Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Since 1996, she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.

She prefers to blend genres, and she loves horror and a happily ever after, so her books can be a bit unusual. If you're looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there's a good chance you'll find something to your taste in her backlist.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and watching horror movies. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.

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  1. I liked both the excerpt, and the gorgeous book cover.

  2. Did you come up with the story of the book or the title first?

    1. Hi Bernie. I came up with the story first. To me, titles and blurbs are the hardest part, so they're usually the last for me.

  3. Nice excerpt and interesting story line. Are there any review copies?

    1. Thank you, Sandra! Yes. For review copies you can contact Changeling Press through a form on their website. It's located at

  4. Love the cover and excerpt. This sounds like an awesome read!

  5. I encourage reading so having a family who loves to read I sure support.Thanks for sharing your terrific read with us.


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