Random Witchiness

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Strange spells, curses, crafty things that don’t fit anywhere else.

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, […]

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Fortune Tellers and Sooth Sayers

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: Let’s Hunt Some Demons with Author Karilyn Bentley!

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

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

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 […]

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Blue Moon–It May Not Mean What You Think it Means

The Moon is Center Stage in January and March! The phrase “Blue Moon” has been used for over 500 years to indicate something unlikely or downright false. In 1528 a group of surly friars used the phrase  in a pamphlet criticizing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey-. “O churche men are wyly foxes… Yf they say the mone is blewe, We must beleve that it is true.” That’s the first written record and, given the times, I’m assuming those friars were burnt at […]

7 Wicked Witches of Winter

My Saturday 7 this week is  near and dear to my shriveled, blackened heart!  If you visit Sorchia’s Universe regularly, you knew this was coming. We love witches here. Long and Short Reviews started this madness and now I can’t seem to stop! Be sure to visit the center of this vortex at Long and Short Reviews to find a list of lists–links to a scintillating selection of Saturday Sevens. At a tender age, I developed an abiding distaste for the Disneyfied heroines […]

Dead of Winter Bundle: A Curated Collection of Curious Content

Winter! As a writer, I am required by law to get seasonal depression. Over the years, I’ve written a number of posts showing the struggle to maintain sanity during this time of year. Sometimes I make promises to be “healthy.” I explore healthy herbs and make salads. This is a temporary phase which always ends with Scotch. Protect against Vampires and Viruses with Garlic Boost Immunities with Magical Echinacea Holy Guacamole: A Scotch and Salad Diet Recipe Looking out […]