Sweet Enchantress - Kindle ebook by Parris Afton Bonds
Years ago, my life-long friend Rita Clay Estrada and I went to France to research separate novels (I also took my mom with me). At the time, I was working on a glitz/glamor/international espionage novel, Snow and Ice, which my publishing house had requested. I am NOT a glitz and glamor person. I love history. Captivated by the ancient city of Avignon, I returned twice after that and, after reading of its alchemical history in Holy Blood, Holy Grail, I knew I had to write a historical romance about its rumored sorceress, Dominique De Bar and the English war lord Paxton, who would seem immune to her alchemical efforts. I also wanted to write about the power that women were able to possess in the era, which has been too often curtailed in other eras ~ and I wanted to write about the alchemical transmutation not only of metal to gold but of the heart; to ask the questions: What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answers, of course, are both the same. Love.