Gypsy Kisses and Voodoo Wishes
by Denise N Tapscott
Genre: Southern Gothic Horror, Paranormal Romance
Can any good transpire when Romani magic collides with Voodoo Magic? For
Grandmother Zenobia, the answer is unclear.
The year is 1890 in Carrefour Parish, Louisiana. A Voodoo high
priestess with a mysterious past, Grandmother Zenobia conceals her
magical powers from her grandson Will. She wants him to have a
“normal” family life, including savory Southern dinners and
festive church gatherings. When Will reveals that he’s in love with a
girl named Syeira, Grandmother is overjoyed. In her excitement over a
future wedding, Grandmother fails to find out a crucial piece
information. Syeira is not a New Orleans local, she’s from the
On the other side of the bayou, Queen Patia Camlo, is furious when her
daughter reveals her relationship with Will, who is not Romani. To
the Camlo tribe, The Traveler way is the only way. Desperate to
put an end to their romance, Patia casts a spell so effective that
even the great Grandmother Zenobia can’t fix the damage it creates.
Grandmother Zenobia must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to retaliate
against Patia, as well avenge her family, without losing her soul
Denise was born and raised in California. She left her heart in San
Francisco, but somehow managed to leave her soul in New Orleans. When
she’s not creating and cultivating her characters, she enjoys dining
on spicy tuna rolls, sharing a bottle of red wine with friends and
watching the latest flick (especially scary films). From time to time
this radiant left-handed pirate will even challenge others to a
fencing match or two. But, watch out. This Gemini is determined to win!
Often referencing her favorite quotes, below is Denise’s favorite motto by
Hans Christian Andersen:
“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
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