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Novel Magic–Swashbuckling Action in The Prince of Jiran, Book 5 in a Science Fiction/Fantasy series by Sylvie Grayson 1

A stylish blend of Science Fiction and Fantasy, our Novel Magic feature is Prince of Jiran, Book 5 in The Last War series by author Sylvie Grayson. Buckle on your sword and get ready for action–this one has everything. The Prince of Jiran, Book 5 in The Last War–a Sci-Fic/Fantasy series by Sylvie Grayson A Penrhy prince caught between duty and desire. Can he win the impending battle? Shandro, Prince of the Penrhy tribe of Jiran, has a goal […]

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Novel Magic-Book 2 in a Fantasy Series: Hushed by Shereen Vedam

Back to our roots today with the latest in a fantasy series. A nice, clean read for those who prefer not-so-steamy romance and heroines on a quest. Don’t say a word! In one day, young TAMARA goes from being the king’s favorite, his first born and much-loved thirteen-year-old daughter, to having her father brutally murdered. Then she’s trapped by a time spell where no one hears her screams. Once she’d finally freed, she’s determined to stay that way. So, […]


Kilts and Cabers–Tartan Days and Highland Games

April 6 is an important day if you claim Scottish heritage. It’s the day the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320—Sort of Scotland’s Declaration of Independence which served as a model for the U.S. Declaration of Independence. But the date hasn’t always been celebrated—we just picked up the idea here in the U.S. in the late 1990s when The Scottish Coalition USA successfully petitioned the US Senate to adopt a resolution establishing April 6 as National Tartan Day. […]

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Novel Magic: Empty Promises–a Mystery/Thriller Novel by James Jackson 8

Got room for a little mystery in your life? Read on to meet Seamus McCree, the main character in Empty Promises, a Mystery/Thriller. Author, James Jackson, answers questions in a short interview, and scroll all the way down for a contest with a unique prize! Be sure to follow the tour and comment at each stop to increase your odds of winning. Go HERE for a list of posts in this tour. Spoiler Alert: Look for more Mysteries, Thrillers, […]


Novel Magic: Five Minutes to Love by Jennifer Wilck 2

Horror stories in Sorchia’s Universe generally involve  creatures from the other side–and blood– but the horror stories in my guest’s book are no less terrifying. What is scarier than the prospect of speed dating? A contemporary romance by Jennifer Wilck. Speed Dating–and how to research it Jennifer Wilck When I wrote Five Minutes to Love, I knew I wanted Aviva and Jacob to meet in an interesting way, and I chose speed dating. Problem was, my husband and I […]

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Fortune Tellers and Sooth Sayers 1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Predicting the Future: Fortune Tellers use many methods I’ve got an abnormal interest in fortune tellers. You’ll find at least one in pretty much everything I’ve written. Anna, in Just Like Gravity, follows the cards to Scotland where she finds a tall, dark Scotsman. Zoraida, in my Zoraida Grey series, comes from a long line of magical types who not only have the ability to tell the future, they want to control it.   […]


Novel Magic: Can’t Stand the Heat by Peggy Jaeger 15

Novel Magic highlights a contemporary romance this week. Though Contemp Romance isn’t our normal abnormal fair here at Sorchia’s Universe, we love this lady and want to add our support! So dip your toes in the real world with Can’t Stand the Heat, Peggy Jaeger’s latest release. Be sure to scroll down to the contest below. If you want to increase your chances of winning a $50 gift card–and find out more about Peggy’s work–visit and comment at each […]

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Novel Magic: My Bandit Obsession by Sahalie Blue

Novel Magic takes us to work today with a romantic comedy. This book is ON SALE for 99 cents for a limited time. I’m author Sahalie Blue, here today on Sorchia’s Universe, to talk about my latest book My Bandit Obsession. This is a semi-autobiographical, romantic comedy based on my short-lived retail career at a small ladies boutique. The story idea came to me one night after dinner, as my husband and I watched a segment called “The Kissing […]