A big welcome to Erin Kellison who is here counting down the Top 10 Torches and Pitchforks! and celebrating the release of Soul Kissed, Shadow Kissed #2/Shadow #5 (published on September 3, 2013 by Zebra). She’s also offering a $25 gift card as a giveaway. Enter via the widget below.
Erin Kellison’s Top 10 Top 10 Torches and Pitchforks! A good ol’ fashioned witch-hunt/angry mob
Soul Kissed, book two in my Shadow series, released this week. Magic is seeping back into the world, bringing with it the monsters and legends of antiquity. But it’s also awakening the magic that threads through some families’ bloodlines. As regular people are shutting themselves in their homes, whispering that it’s the end of the world, mage Houses are rising up. This is the start of the modern Dark Age.
One of the themes I had some fun with while writing Soul Kissed was the witch-hunt, which builds over the course of the story and is part of the climax. It begins with one woman screaming “Witch!” early on in the book.
Since I had so much fun writing mine, here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite classic (and not-so-classic) witch-hunts/angry mobs.
The Miracle Whip Commercial
Seems like Miracle Whip is so tasty it can only be the work of the devil.
Phineas and Ferb (a Kellison family fave)
The mob is early for their appointment with Doofenshmirtz, so they are waiting in the parlor.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Kill the beast! The mob has their own song. Can’t beat that.
The Classic mob.
Another classic, this one silent.
Le Vamp (game)
My kids love to play it. I have an angry mob on my phone almost every day.
Shrek (another Kellison family fave)
He’s not afraid. He sneaks up behind them and says, “This is the part where you run away.”
Have to include Tim Burton whenever I can!
The Simpsons made the angry mob into an event I’d love to attend. (Did you know there’s also a Zombie Run? It’s a real thing!)
Another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration. Not as good as the old TV show, but still good, campy fun.
Erin Kellison is the award-winning author of the Shadow series, the Shadow Touch novella series, and the Shadow Kissed series, all of which share the same world, where dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale. RT calls her latest, Soul Kissed, “a dark fairy tale with a twist, perfect for readers who love passion with their fantasy.”
Available on September 3, 2013 by Zebra
While the world slumbers in Shadow, a fatal plague has swept through magekind. No one is immune to its ravages, and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her House to save innocent lives.
At the mage Council’s bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible. But can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk?
The princess will always welcome to her bed the warrior, even if one must pay the ultimate price…
Read an excerpt
One $25 gift card
Enter the giveaway via the widget below – Open internationally
Interested in being a guest on All Things Urban Fantasy? Fill out our Guest Request Form