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GUEST POST: The Power of a Legacy By Gail Z. Martin (Days of the Dead Blog Tour)


Legacy is the title of the fifth and newest book in my Deadly Curiosities series, and it fits the story in so many ways. I love playing with layered concepts like that, because for me it makes the idea more interesting when it works on many different levels.
Cassidy Kincaide, my main character, can read the history and magic of objects by touching them. She runs Trifles and Folly, an antique shop that is also a cover for a coalition of mortals and immortals who save the world from supernatural threats. The store has been in her family for over 300 years, so that’s the first legacy. Cassidy’s magic is another form of legacy, and we learn more about who else among her ancestors was also a psychometric, which plays a role in the current story.
The scions of two dark witch dynasties deal with the burden/curse of their own heritage. The heir to one family renounced his magic and refused to inherit the family business because he didn’t want to accept the demon possession that came with it. Now, he does what he can to mitigate the harm caused by his ancestors. The other heir embraced his family’s dark magic, forcing him to take extreme measures to keep his position and increase his power.
The Lowcountry Museum receives a surprise inheritance of the land and mansion that had belonged to a reclusive sea captain from the 1700s. Even more surprising is that the captain bequeathed a journal to the owners of Trifles and Folly to be delivered when the last of his direct family no longer lived in the mansion. In accepting that legacy, Cassidy accepts her role in extending the protective spell of two guardian spirits to protect Charleston and the coast from disaster.
Cassidy’s ghostly ancestor Danteplays an active role in the story, since he was a witness to some of the main historical events that brought about the current situation. And in a subplot, the tontine set up by five veterans of the Korean War brings to light a goblin bottle whose last inheritor is dying and which must not be allowed to pass into the wrong hands.
Layers upon layers! Grab a copy of Legacy and see for yourself!
What’s new in 2021? Plenty!
Here’s what’s new in 2021:
       Fugitive’s Vow (Assassins of Landria Book 3 plus audiobook),
       Chicagoland (Joe Mack Adventures Book 3),
       Legacy (Deadly Curiosities Book 5),
       Shutdown Crew (Wasteland Marshals Book 4, coming soon),
       Sons of Darknessaudiobook, Trifles and Folly 3 (coming soon),
       and the ebook re-release of The Summoner and The Blood King!


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Official Author Information: Gail Z. Martinwrites urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria
She and co-author Larry N. Martin write the Spells Salt and Steel, Wasteland Marshals and Joe Mack Shadow Council Archives Adventures.  As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance. Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow series.

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