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Saskia Walker’s Taskill Witches Series-Day 1: The Harlot!
by edenbradley on Feb 1st, 2013 leave a response

Introducing the Taskill Witches series-THE HARLOT by Saskia Walker

Hi folks! I’m excited to be here, hanging out with the Smutketeers! Over the next three days I’ll be sharing info about my Taskill Witches series and giving away a signed copy of each title.

So what is this series about? These stories are erotic romances with a paranormal twist and they’re set in Scotland during the time of the witch trials. Each novel tells the story of one Taskill sibling, Jessie, Lennox, and Maisie. These three Scots were split up as children when their mother was put to death for practising witchcraft. As adults they are hiding their craft in a time when the witch hunts are still going on — although the series is set towards the end of this turbulent period in British history, when change is imminent and the laws on “witchcraft” were about to be revoked.

What type of witches are they? We might call them Pagans, Wiccans or white witches. They consider themselves healers and gifted ones who practise ancient, magical ways. At the core of their craft is their sexuality and the belief in the vitality and power that can be sourced through physical congress and love making.

During their tales, Jessie, Lennox, and Maisie are trying to find one another again, but it’s because of the lover they meet in their own story that they cross paths with their kin again.

The novels are being published back to back on the HQN line and today is the official publication for THE HARLOT. This one is set in the Lowlands of Scotland, opening in Dundee and moving into the East Neuk of Fife. To celebrate the publication I’m giving a signed print copy to one reader who comments today.

It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lass will do what she must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins.

Forced to watch her mother burned at the stake and separated from her siblings in the aftermath, Jessie Taskill is similarly gifted, ripe with a powerful magic that must stay hidden. Until one night when she’s accused by a rival, and Jessie finds herself behind prison walls with a roguish priest unlike any man of the cloth she has known.

In reality, Gregor Ramsay is as far from holy as the devil himself, but his promise of freedom in return for her services may be her salvation. Locked into a dubious agreement, Jessie resents his plan to have her seduce and ruin his lifelong enemy. But toying with Gregor’s lust for her is enjoyable, and she agrees to be his pawn while secretly intending to use him just as he is using her.

“Take one gorgeous rogue seeking vengeance and a desperate woman charged with witchcraft, toss them together with a healthy dose of lust and you’ve got an enticing tale of revenge, justice and magic.” RT Book Reviews magazine

Find an excerpt and buy links here.

Leave a comment for your chance to win the signed copy! A winner will be chosen at midnight tonight PST, that’s 8 am on Saturday 2nd in GMT. Don’t forget to call back tomorrow to hear about THE LIBERTINE. :)

Saskia

27 comments to “Saskia Walker’s Taskill Witches Series-Day 1: The Harlot!”

  1. 1

    oh I like the sound of this one….added to my wish list


  2. 2

    I’ve read this marvellous book… it’s amazing!

    Everybody do yourselves a favour and read it!


  3. 3

    Ooooo I love books about witches. These will definitely go on my TBB list. :)

    KittyKelly


  4. 4

    Adding these to my books to read. I enjoy a good witches stories and these sound exciting


  5. 5

    *waving* Hey guys!

    Portia, thanks so much for the recommendatiion!


  6. 6

    Thanks for all the great book recommendations!


  7. 7

    Every time I check this blog I get more recommendations. These look great. Keep them coming!


  8. 8

    oh…these sound WICKED! Going to purchase the first on ebook now, but a signed copy would be an added extra ;) Thanks for the heads up! I’m psyched to read it xx


  9. 9

    Sounds awesome, I want to read this series.


  10. 10

    sounds like my kind of book


  11. 11

    Okay I am woman enough to admit that when I saw the cover, I jumped to (50 shades) conclusions. I assumed I knew exactly what story I would be getting. . .
    Color me very pleasantly surprised! I have never been so happy to be so wrong! This series sounds delicious and I can’t wait to dive in!


  12. 12

    Oh, sounds like an exciting read and I think the covers are very enticing!


  13. 13

    Very nice and subtle cover. I really like it. I love seeing books that peak my interest, now I can’t wait to read it.


  14. 14

    Sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.


  15. 15

    Congratulations Saskia!

    The Harlot sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to read it.


  16. 16

    Haven’t read much about witches but I’m looking forward to this series.


  17. 17

    There aren’t enough books about witches. I will definitely pick this one up. :)


  18. 18

    I absolutely love the cover! Sounds like a wonderful read as well.


  19. 19

    Love the covers!! Witchy books are great LOL


  20. 20

    This series sounds really good The covers are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!


  21. 21

    I have another book of yours, it’s over there on my shelves…hang on while I go see what it is. Won’t take to long, I promise I have them in alphabetical order. ………ok, I’m back, it’s Reckless, lovely cover. I love the covers for the series we’re looking at today.
    Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll be racing my submarine car in the pinewood derby.
    Z


  22. 22

    Oooh I love the sound of this series-thanks for the chance to win a copy!


  23. 23

    Loving the sounds of this book!! This series is gonna ROCK!!


  24. 24

    Ooo, this one sounds great!!!


  25. 25

    Sounds intriguing.


  26. 26

    Thanks to everyone who commented! I got the Man of the House to pick a number between 1 and 25 and he shouted out 12. Catslady, you get the signed copy! Email me via my site with your postal address and it’ll be on its way this week.

    http://www.saskiawalker.co.uk/contactme_.php

    This draw is now closed.


  27. 27

    Oh thanks so very much!!!