January 23, 2012


Author Calinda B Releases A Wicked Beginning, Book II in the Paranormal

Romance Wicked Series 

Kingston, WA – Graphic artist and author Calinda B announces the release of A Wicked Beginning: Book II in the Wicked Series (ISBN 9780983912620). A Wicked Beginning is the sequel to A Wicked Awakening, Calinda B’s first novel in the Wicked Series of erotic paranormal romances featuring heroine Chérie (Cheerio) Manhattan.

Like A Wicked Awakening, A Wicked Beginning begins in Seattle, Washington, this time with a focus on Chérie Manhattan’s boyfriend, Cam Tyson. An active kayaker and rock climber, and a counselor for abusive men at a drug and alcohol recovery center, Cam has recently moved into a house owned by his friend, Manoko (Mano) Wikaira-Williams, a Maori spirit tracker. Cam begins experiencing strange attacks from a supernatural being, drawing him, Chérie, and Mano into a battle against the creature with help from Mano’s ancient elders. When co-worker and former lover, Angela Myer, begins to stalk Cam through the use of magic and nightmares, he faces yet another clash of wills that threatens to destroy him and end his relationship with Chérie for good.

“I have always been fascinated with tribal cultures, shamanic practice, mysticism and spirituality,” said Calinda. “Writing this second book in the Wicked Series helped me to combine my interest in the world of spirituality with the paranormal as well as touch upon the deep wounds which can result from childhood abuse. A Wicked Beginning also allowed me to give a voice to Cherie’s boyfriend, Cam, whose spiritual awakening and healing in this book parallels Chérie’s in Book I. I believe that spiritual practices – sexual and mystical – can be embraced by both male and female partners, and I’m happy that Cam experiences his own ‘wicked beginning’ in this book.”

An award-winning web designer and certified SEO specialist, Calinda B has worked in the Internet industry as a web page designer/developer since the early 1990’s. She has also taught web site design and computer graphics at community colleges in Northern California. In addition to writing, Calinda B creates fine art and music, and enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, and bike riding. Calinda B makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats. She is currently working on the third book in The Wicked Series, A Wicked Whispering.

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