The premise behind my latest fun paranormal mystery is a woman, in this case a Witch's Familiar, who wants to create her own path in life. She doesn't want to follow in her family's footsteps and tie herself to a Witch just because it's expected of her. She especially doesn't want to be compared to a grandmother who's extremely powerful, even referred to by some as the Queen of the Familiars, and her mother who isn't far behind. The two women have spent LeeAnn's (LA for short) lifetime “encouraging” her to follow their lead and become an active part of the Familiar community.
LA just wants to be left alone to run a cat sanctuary.
An unfortunate side effect of her resistance is that she's built a wall between her and a lot of other Familiars in her effort to stand alone.
As kids we're encouraged to grow up and be something our parents find useful. As parents we're admonished not to live vicariously through our kids. We're all searching for independence on some level. It's part of what allows us to grow into adults and forge a path through this world. But sometimes our attempts to strike out on our own have dire consequences. As they did with poor LA. Fortunately, she had a group of people who were willing to lay their lives on the line to help her when the Familiar world turned dangerous.
Whether she wanted their help or not. #:0)
If LA's situation hits a nerve for you…or if you'd just like to find out how it all worked out for her…it might be fun to pick up your own copy of Familiar Territory. But only if you…you know…want to. Far be it from me to tell you how to live your life! LOL