Friday, November 8, 2013

I Believe

I don’t have to see it, to believe it. Until someone proves to me that Bigfoot doesn’t roam the mountains in the northeast, that there isn’t such a thing as aliens or mermaids, that ghosts don’t exist, I will go on believing. I believe we don’t die, but leave our bodies behind, while our souls move on to another dimension, and that the dead communicate to us in different ways.

Just look at the article that came out recently about Australia’s lost world. Three new species discovered in a remote area that had never been explored, a mountain range so impassable that the scientist and film crew had to be dropped by helicopter. Proof that there’s still a lot of mysteries out there, not yet discovered. You can read more on this article here -

I believe that anything is possible. Maybe that’s the writer in me, maybe I’m a little bit crazy, but I like believing there are things out there that we haven’t discovered yet. Mysterious, wondrous things that are just waiting to be explored, found, and appreciated. I think we all have a little something that we are on the very brink of believing in, and ask ourselves, I wonder…

With that thought in mind, I’ve decided to try my hand at writing a new genre. That brings me to my first paranormal story, The Mating Ritual, which comes out on November 15th, at Smashwords and Amazon. Below is a blurb.

THE MATING RITUAL by Tory Richards

Blurb -

On the run for her life, Toni finds safety with the mysterious Oh-Mah people living deep in the Carolina Mountains. Direct descendants from a legendary creature, they are more human than beast. With the exception of being big and tall, they no longer carry any of the original Bigfoot hairy, monstrous traits. Yet they prefer the simple, uncomplicated life their beastly ancestors lived. They remain far away from civilization, feeding the surrounding small, town locals with rare sightings that keep the myth alive.

Captured by their rugged leader, Cormac, Toni must undergo an ancient mating ritual in order not to be claimed and mated by any of the other males. Once Cormac mates with her in a public ceremony, she will be off limits to everyone but him, something Toni is grateful for. She gradually falls for the powerful leader, willingly giving in to his ravenous demands for sex. He vows to protect and love her, but can she give up her old life to live with him in the mountains?

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Tory Richards is a daughter, mother, aunt, sister, friend, and grandma who writes smut. For as long as she can remember she's wanted to be a writer. And she did write, for many years, as a hobby. It took the encouragement and support of her family before she submitted to a publisher. And the rest, as they say, is history. Her first book under her real name, Cupid's Arrow, was on the publisher's best sellers list for two consecutive months!

Tory likes to travel, collect art and antiques. She loves chocolate, who doesn't? And her weakness is sweet ice tea. Well, just one of many. She also likes good coffee. Her favorite food? Any kind of sandwich.

Tory was born in Maine but has spent most of her life in Florida. She lives with her daughter and her family, and shares her woman-cave with four furry felines. Writing is still a hobby for Tory, but since she's retired from Disney she has plenty of time on her hands for plotting and promoting. But family always comes first.

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