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Novel Magic: Mystical Scottish Discoveries with Author Jean Grant 8 comments

Today’s Novel Magic guest, Jean M. Grant, takes us to Scotland where she delves into the magic and lore of a mystical land. Finding the Mystic in Scotland’s Lore by Jean Grant Scotland is a magical place. Sweeping moors and meadows, craggy mountains, eerie castles rich in history and lore, kilted men, brogue-accents. Ahh…I fell in love a few decades ago thanks to Julie Garwood and Diana Gabaldon (of Outlander fame). The setting in A Hundred Kisses takes my […]

All Things Magical Giveaway and Book Fair

All Things Magical Paranormal Romance & Fantasy Giveaway August 22 – September 12 How would you like to win a prize pack of paranormal romance or fantasy ebooks by your favorite authors? Enter and you could take home one of four packs where YOU tell us which books to buy for you. We also have a Kindle Fire 7 and Amazon gift cards up for grabs!   (Sponsored by the 29 authors listed below)   Allyson Lindt • Amanda […]

Zoraida Grey Teasers–Release Day is Coming

Release day for Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is less than one month away. August 1 is the day. You can already place your pre-order HERE. Next week, the festivities begin with sales, giveaways, and other foolishness. All the details are on my Witchmageddon page. To kill a little time while we’re waiting, I thought I share some excerpts from the series. My favorite bits in the series take place in or near Castle Logan in far northern […]

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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, […]

Fortune Tellers and Sooth Sayers 1 comment

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.   […]

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Novel Magic: Let’s Hunt Some Demons with Author Karilyn Bentley! 15 comments

Paranormal thrills fill the pages of Karilyn Bentley’s new release Devil Take Me. Get a quick chill–not only from the book–but read about Karilyn’s real life encounter with a . . .well, she’s not certain what it was. See her Interview below. Devil Take Me by Karilyn Bentley   A demon attack… Reeling from a personal tragedy and abandoned by all she loves, the world’s newest demon huntress, Gin Crawford, sinks into a deep despair. She’s forced back to […]

Groundhog Day’s Pagan Roots: Celebrating the Return of the Light 1 comment

Happy Groundhog’s Day!  via GIPHY I always thought Groundhog’s Day to be a fairly bland holiday–no presents, after all–but Groundhog’s Day has a Pagan history. You have to hand it to the Pagans–their calendar is jam packed with party days. Called Imbolc, Oimelc (Ewe’s Milk), St. Brigit’s Day (Brighid, Brigitte, etc), Candlemas, the first day or two of February celebrate the return of light with bonfires, candle making, and illumination of every kind. It’s a celebration of renewal, regeneration, […]

Seven Authors Who’ve Kept Me Off Death Row 10 comments

Winter is not my favorite season. When I tell people I get depressed in the winter, they ask if I get suicidal and are uncertain how to react when I tell them homicidal may be the word they’re looking for. At times like those, the biting satire and sarcastic humor of these seven authors has—more than once—saved lives. ONE: P.G. Wodehouse “And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will […]