Meet Marion Webb De Sisto and get TAKEN with a giveaway

Marion, thank you for taking the time to visit with me and Manic Readers.






For those of us who know diddly about this what exactly is a Bach Foundation registered Practitioner and a Reiki Master?

Dr. Edward Bach created 38 Flower Remedies that promote good health. In order to be a registered practitioner I had to work and become familiar with the Remedies, attend training courses, conduct a number of case studies and take an intense written exam. Being registered, I’m allowed to treat and/or give advice to people about which Remedies they should take. I wrote a useful handbook, entitled Turning to Nature that details the life of this medical doctor and his amazing Flower Remedies. 

Reiki is a form of ‘hands-on’ healing given to us by a Japanese Buddhist named Mikao Usui. Within Reiki there are three degrees known as the First, Second and Third/Master Levels. A Reiki Master can teach students and attune them to the three levels so that, in turn, they can offer healing to others. 

After being a teacher, director of two daycares, director of a private school, being responsible for registering and inspecting facilities for children, and servicing and protecting abused and neglected children, do you sometimes find children easier to relate to and deal with than adults?

Yes, there are times when I can more easily relate to children, but adults interest me, too. Having an understanding of how the early years form a person’s character, helps me accept and appreciate adult behavior.  

I’m sure you’re happy to be home but is there anything you miss about the States?  Did you get to see most of the U.S. while you were here or just too busy?

I really miss Boston, such a great city. My younger son and three grandchildren are in MA, so it’s very difficult being so far away from them.  

When we moved to CA, we traveled/drove through most of the northern states. Our move back to MA was via the southern states. The size of the US is astonishing and a leisurely trip across it is something I can highly recommend.

Do you have a preference as to writing fiction or non-fiction?

I enjoy writing both, but I have a slight preference for fiction.

Why Angels and Demons?

I find then intriguing, and I hope they give readers an enjoyable alternative to the oh-so-popular vampires, lycans and other shifters.

Please tell us about TAKEN, the first in your Tales of Cymllon Series.


A blind date with a guy dressed as an angel is what Esther Nolan’s friends give as her thirtieth birthday present. Reluctant to accept, she nevertheless goes to dinner with the pseudo angel, named Zortek, and he’s rude, chauvinistic and very odd. The following night he suddenly appears in Esther’s apartment and takes her captive to the magical world of Cymllon. There she learns he’s a demgel, someone who is half demon, half angel. Rescued by another demgel, named Dreydon, she spends time with him in his home. Esther quickly develops feelings of attraction toward Dreydon, but tries to ignore them because he isn’t human.

Rescuing Esther is a very unusual act for Dreydon. He doesn’t normally concern himself with what other demgels are doing. Yet he feels drawn to her. Having her company fills the loneliness in his life. Dreydon discovers and shares with Esther a truth about herself that she finds impossible to believe. He also realizes she is his mate.

Will Zortek want revenge because Dreydon took Esther from him? And will two unalike individuals from different worlds find lasting love? 

TAKEN was published by MuseItUp Publishing and is also available on Kindle.

Do your characters come to you “fully fleshed” or do you create them from scratch.  

They’re pretty well “fully fleshed.” The hero usually ‘appears’ in my mind, followed quickly by the heroine and their story.  

Does what you see while people watching make its way into your characters?

Yes. I think body language and people’s reactions to certain circumstances are how it makes its way into my characters.   

Who’s in control, you or the characters?

Without question they are in control.

Do you want to write or have to write?

I believe have to write is the correct answer. I’m definitely a writerholic. I am compelled, but not unwillingly.  

Is there currently a WIP and can you share any of that with us? 

The third novel of the Tales of Cymllon Series is underway. The hero is a fire daemon who is put in charge of protecting a human female. My stories always revolve around Romance, so naturally an attraction develops between them.

I was recently asked to submit two short horror stories for an upcoming horror anthology. This was a challenge because I’ve never before ventured into the Horror genre. The first story was written, submitted and accepted. I’m now in the editing stage of its progress. It’s a tale about a man riding home on a night train that speeds into a green fog. 

Thank you so much for chatting with us today, Marion.  I’ve enjoyed it.

Marion is giving away a PDF copy of TAKEN to one (1) lucky commenter.  What’s your opinion on Angels and Demons?  Giveaway ends @12am est 12-7-12

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