Cursed be the Wicked by J.R. Richardson ~ Author’s Spotlight

Posted November 21, 2014 by Michelle in AuthorsSpotlight / 3 Comments


I am honored to have on my blog today

 J.R. Richardson

and her book Cursed be the Wicked

About the Author


I’m a movie fanatic, a writer of stories, a lover of life.
I grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity – but it was too cold up North for this thin blooded girl. So today, I live in Florida with my two girls and a husband that shares my same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it.
Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner.
I’ve always loved writing and always will.  I tell contemporary stories with romance, humor, the supernatural, the paranormal, suspense, mystery, action and anything else I can think up.
In 2012, I wrote Cursed be the Wicked, a character driven, paranormal mystery romance that was picked up by Soul Mate Publishing and released in March of 2014. It hit #40 in its category on on day one. Since publishing Cursed, I’ve also written a couple of short stories and am currently working on a romantic comedy that I hope to get out to the public soon.
Links to follow

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About the Book


Cursed be the Wicked
by J.R. Richardson

Published March 5th 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing (first published March 3rd 2014)


Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts to cover the famous Festival of the Dead, he soon realizes that he can’t stay invisible forever as he faces ghosts from a past he’s been trying to forget ever since he left.

The city holds nothing but bad memories for Coop until he meets a quirky young woman with an old soul and curious insights by the name of Finnley Pierce. While she acts as his tour guide through a town he thought he knew, Finn helps him unearth the truth of his childhood and might even begin to open up his heart.

By unraveling the mystery of his father’s murder, Coop may finally accept who he is, where he came from, and perhaps even realize what he wants for his future.

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The Author’s Top Ten

Thanks for having me, Michelle!
I thought that since Cursed be the Wicked is a paranormal romance, and I have a deep love for great entertainment, that I’d share my top ten favorite paranormal and / or supernatural TV shows and / or movies today. To be honest, my list is HUGE. It was difficult to come up with just ten but this list is a good start.
(not necessarily in this order):

TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sarah Michelle Gellar was bad . . . ASS on that show. I loved everything about it – from the sarcasm to the cheese to her tumultuous relationships with Angel / Riley / Spike and I was so sad to see the series end.
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MOVIES: The conjuring
I have begun to believe I’m slightly immune to scary movies these days. I like horror but not gore. And the suspense should be fun but not overdone. Every once in a while, a movie hits this one – two combo spot on. The conjuring was it for me, most recently. I might have drawn blood, from myself and my friend that went with me (sorry again, lady) and the backstories they left open. So good.
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TV: Supernatural
I don’t believe much needs to be said about this choice. They have my heart. Always. But I will list for you the reason I can think of off the top of my head as to why: Dean (duh), Sam, CASS, John Winchester, Crowley (oh yes, him too), the Trickster (aka Gabriel), Bobby, JO, Rufus, Garth, Lucifer (don’t ask), Balthazar, Chuck, Ruby, DEATH. I could go on and on. And this show could go on and on, and seriously, I’d watch it.
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MOVIES: The Skeleton Key
The Skeleton Key
This one caught me off guard, which doesn’t happen often. I loved the twist at the end and the way I couldn’t quite figure out what the hell was going on until they wanted me to. Plus, it was pretty great to see Kate Hudson in something other than a romantic comedy.
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TV: Game of Thrones
Because Jon Snow.
I mean, come on.
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MOVIES: Zombieland


Rule number two: Double Tap. When in doubt, don’t get stingy with your bullets.
When I saw this in the theatre, I totally thought it was going to be cheesy and a waste of my ten dollars but my husband and I ended up laughing SO HARD throughout the entire thing. I mean there’s really nothing better than living in fear and laughter for over an hour and a half. Plus, Bill Murray’s admission that Garfield is a regret of his, and Woody Harrelson’s obsession with finding Twinkies. Died. Just nothing bad about this film.
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TV: True Blood
Because of this here guy right here.
And maybe this one:
Eric 2
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MOVIES: Poltergeist
Still an all-time favorite and when we see it on we stop to watch. I think my favorite part will always be when they are looking for Carole Ann and her brother realizes, she’s in the TV! OMG. And perhaps when the mom is screaming “The swimming pool, the SWIMMING POOL!”.
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TV: American Horror Story
Not gonna lie. The show felt weak last season (the witches didn’t do it for me in the end). But I keep watching – among other reasons, because of that guy up there. I’m completely in love with him and his acting. And hoping this year (FREAKSHOW) is a comeback year as far as the writing goes. (The first season is still my favorite because, “You’re gonna regret it!”)

TV: Outlander
I might be cheating with this one. But since there is time travel, and that’s not explainable (in our time at least) I’m counting it. I haven’t read the books, admittedly, however, the premise of this show intrigues me and I’m amazed at how, I liked Claire’s husband, Frank, in the beginning, but now I really don’t, and it’s all that evil ancestor of his.
Plus, Sam Heughan.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out this amazing author and her book!

Hope you all have a great day and Happy Reading Name2014

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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3 responses to “Cursed be the Wicked by J.R. Richardson ~ Author’s Spotlight

  1. OMG – I LOVE BUFFY!!! Okay, I’m showing my age, right? But I used to watch Buffy religiously and she is a total badass! The newer movies and tv shows I’m familiar with but haven’t seen. I know…I know. But I find I just don’t have time to watch. Okay, I will admit to having seen the first 2 seasons of True Blood. Those men! Poltergeist was amazing though. I still get chills thinking of that little girl touching the tv. *shudders* Okay, I hadn’t heard of this book but I’m very curious now. So I’m off to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brandee I was a Buffy addict. I still stop channel surfing when I happen along an old episode. True Blood was really only “great” the first season but I’m glad they had the chance to wrap things up at least. I watched for the characters at one point, they were worth it. LOL Thanks for the add and I hope you enjoy Coop & Finn! XOXO