Yearly Archives: 2017


T is for Tarot: to Celebrate Card Playing Day 2017 2 comments

Tarot started out as a card game. The ornate hand-painted tarot cards were expensive, so the deck was more than likely played by the aristocracy . Finding their way to Europe in the late 14th century, playing cards seem to be a Chinese invention. Legends that Tarot came from Egypt or that the Gypsies brought them seem to be just that, legends. Cards of all kinds are used for divination, and Tarot cards lend themselves nicely to that endeavor. […]

Tarot Cards Celtic cross spread shows a happy reading.

Novel Magic with Goddess Fish Promotions: A is For Author by Shayla McBride 4 comments

Via Goddess Fish Promotions, I’m excited to share A is for Author by Shayla McBride. If you have written a book or just want to one day say you have–this book is for you. Hello, Sorchia. For some of us, the road to contentment is a rocky one. We  often can’t get out of our own way. One of the best ways to make a difference in your own life is to do something you love, something you can […]


Novel Magic: Give a Gift of Dragons

Do you have a whimsical dragon-lover on your shopping list? This story of courage and empowerment is perfect for a fairy-tale aficionado  in the middle grades.  I’m sharing it today as part of a New Release Blog Tour because Bianca is just the kind of book I  loved at that age.  “Princess Bianca rules, in every way! This tale of intrepid discovery and determination will delight young readers and will dare those who deal with the dragons of self-doubt, […]


Help me Pick a New LOGO 3 comments

Things are popping in the U. and it’s time to spruce it up. Here are some ideas. Pick one in the poll and leave me words of wisdom in comments. If you’ve read anything of mine, you know I have a penchant for witches and magic; steamy love scenes are a must; bad guys may be good guys and vice versa; at some point, we will be in Scotland; ghosts and ghoulies will come a-creeping. Which one of these […]


Highway Cafe Christmas Tour: Goth Elf’s Scary Christmas Movie List 14 comments

Hop on the Highway Cafe Christmas Blog Tour. Visit all the blogs during the next week for giveaways, holiday crafts and recipes, and fun.   Goth Elf here to celebrate another year around the sun which ends in Christmas. So the committee asked for tunes to add to the dance list for the Workshop Christmas party. They have to ask everyone for suggestions because the Big guy’s catch word is “inclusive.” But they didn’t look too enthusiastic when they […]


Novel Magic: Shadows of Ghosts by L.A. McGinnis 3 comments

This Novel Magic post takes us back to our normal haunts–this time with vampires!  L.A. McGinnis’s Shadows of Ghosts. Oh, and by the way–Scottish Vampires!! Read on for a bonus peek at the second book in the series. Here’s the blurb! Driving to South Carolina to claim an inheritance from a total stranger didn’t figure into Logan Dean’s long term plans. But she’d be a fool to pass up an opportunity, and her mother didn’t raise any fools. Now […]