Friday, June 21, 2013

On the Red Carpet # 7 : Poison by Molly Cochran

Hello everyone! Welcome to my On the Red Carpet. This is basically an exclusive feature at my blog where I'll be hosting author guest posts, promos and/or interviews. This is not a weekly meme, as I don't plan to host these every week, but I'll be doing it when an author does a guest post, interview or promo on my blog, either as a part of the tour or in general. If you like, you can do the same. Just use the image above (or any other properly accredited image bearing this feature's name), put a link back to this blog and then proceed with your posts.

Today I have Molly Cochran, author of Poison who shares some of her thoughts regarding the book. Keep on reading to know more:)

Book Title: Poison
Author : Molly Cochran
Publication Date: December 4th 2012

Book Blurb: 
Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said “should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.” After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is now claiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls.

But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual—and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy’s feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more.

A Post on the Inspiration behind the Series

What impelled me to write the Legacy series (Legacy, Poison, Seduction) was magic. That is, I needed magic because nothing else in my life was working.

At one point a few years ago, everything I cared about seemed to vanish. My marriage ended, even though I was still in love with my husband. My mother died. My sister stopped talking to me. My son went to college. Wanting to run away from my life, I sold my house and moved to a distant state where I didn’t know anyone. And in the worst decision I ever made, I stopped writing.

I’d been pretty successful up till then, with a couple of bestsellers (Grandmaster, The Forever King), but none of that seemed to matter at the time. It was the low point of my life, when I was full of questions and had no answers to any of them.

Searching for some of those answers, I went into therapy, talked to clergy members, experimented with a lot of unusual New Age modalities, and started reading about Wicca, which I discovered was not a satanic cult of wicked hags, but a way of thinking that embraces the sacredness of the earth, the value of women, and the possibility of magic.

Well, why not? I thought. Why couldn’t magic exist to counterbalance all the horrible things that people do? That’s when I got the idea for the Darkness, the distillation of pure evil that’s at the center of the Legacy books.

The first time I thought of Katy, I pictured her riding a bus on her way to stay with relatives she didn’t know, who would turn out to be nice, normal people who happened to possess a host of strange and wonderful abilities… Witches, in the way I’d come to understand them.

For the first time since my troubles began, I wanted to write again. I wrote about magic, but it was the writing that saved me. I think that was the magic.

And that’s how Legacy was born.

About the Author

Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).

SEDUCTION, the third installment in the LEGACY series, is scheduled for release later this year through her publisher, Simon & Schuster.
Two eBooks, THE TEMPLE DOGS and THE FOREVER KING, are currently available through online retailers. A third, GRANDMASTER, will be available soon.
Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women's prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website, She is also on Facebook at and Twitter at

She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


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